Monday, June 28, 2010

Today's number:

It's been a great weekend, and we're down another 5 days! It's getting closer, and I really am getting excited. As I get further along and I can feel the baby moving more and more, I get more anxious to actually see her and hold her. I want to be able to see those little legs kicking, not just feel them.....but all in good time. As Vicki said this weekend, she's not done baking :-)

Glen and Vicki did come up for a visit this weekend, and if you're friends with any of us on facebook, you've probably seen all the pictures Glen posted. From the moment they got here, we were busy doing stuff; we went to the movies, went to the zoo, went to an Indian's game and they even stuck around on Sunday to watch Nathan play softball after church. We had a blast, but now we're worn out!

Now on to the important things ;)

Significant things associated with 77:

- It is possible for a Sudoku puzzle to have as many as 77 givens yet lack a unique solution.
- Portland Trail Blazers coach Jack Ramsay led his team to their only NBA title in his first season. #77 was retired in honor of the 1977 NBA title.
- During World War II in Sweden, at the border with Norway, "77" was used as a Shibboleth (password), because the tricky pronunciation in Swedish made it easy to instantly discern whether the speaker was native Swedish, Norwegian, or German.

In the year 1977:

- The world's first personal computer, the Commodore PET, is demonstrated at the Consumer Electronics Show in Chicago.
- Apple Computer Inc. is incorporated.
- The Oakland Raiders defeat the Minnesota Vikings 32–14 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California.
- Snow falls in Miami, Florida (despite its ordinarily tropical climate) for the only time in its history. Snowfall has occurred farther south in the United States only on the high mountains of the state of Hawaii.
- Focus on the Family is founded by Dr. James Dobson.
- Star Wars opens in cinemas and subsequently becomes the then-highest grossing film of all time
- The Portland Trail Blazers defeat the Philadelphia 76ers 109–107 to win the NBA finals 4–2. Bill Walton is named series MVP.
- Elvis Presley performs his last-ever concert, in Indianapolis, Indiana's Market Square Arena. Later that year, the king of rock and roll dies in his home in Graceland at age 42. 75,000 fans lined the streets of Memphis for this funeral.
- Groucho Marx Dies
- The modern Food Stamp Program begins when the Food Stamp Act of 1977 is enacted.
- Reggie Jackson blasts 3 home runs to lead the New York Yankees to a World Series victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers.

In the Movies:

As previously mentioned, George Lucas took over the screen in 1977 with the release of Star Wars: A New Hope, which grossed $461M in its box office stint. A few others worth mentioning from this year....Richard had a close encounter, while Woody encountered Annie. Travolta danced the night away in his white suit, and the Bandit outran Smokey.

Unfortunately as the numbers get smaller, the movie section will get shorter...that's just the way it works. We'll have to switch to classic novels and radio specials at the end ;-)

Have a wonderful Monday!

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