Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Today's number guessed it.....48!

Significant things:

- 48 is the retired number of President Gerald Ford's jersey at the University of Michigan.

- 48 Hours is a television news program on CBS.

- Arizona was the 48th state to join the Union.

- 48 is the number of Ptolemaic constellations.

In the Year 1948:

- Indian pacifist and leader Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated by Nathuram Godse.

- The United States Supreme Court ruled that religious instruction in public schools violated the U.S. Constitution.

- The Hells Angels motorcycle gang was founded in California.

- The World Health Organization was established by the United Nations.

- President Truman signed Executive Order 9981, ending racial segregation in the United States Armed Forces.

In the Movies:

Hamlet, starring Laurence Olivier, opened in the United States. A few other notable titles...The first screen adaptation of Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist, two blockbusters starring Humphrey Bogart - The Treasure of the Sierra Madre and Key Largo - and a personal favorite of mine, Alfred Hitchcock's, Rope...the story of the "perfect" crime. If you've never seen it, I highly recommend it :-)

In other news:

We have another appointment with our midwife tomorrow, but as of two weeks ago everything was "perfect" :-) She said my weight gain is right on track, the baby is in position, and everything looks good to's just a waiting game now. Mayah gets this hiccups about 12 times a day, and Nathan is still thoroughly amused when he can see her little feet stick out of my's all fun and games till she gets up under my ribcage and makes me want to scream.

Right now it is 2 a.m., and my husband and I cannot sleep, so we're going to watch Stranger Than Fiction...another personal favorite. :-) To all of you who are sleeping...congratulations.

Monday, July 26, 2010

The Big 5-0

Yep, it's a big day.

13 days from now we celebrate our 2 year anniversary, and 18 days from now, I will turn 24.

The number 50 has so many things associated with it that this could be the longest blog known to man...I'll try to prevent that from happening :)

Important things:

- Paul Simon listed 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover

- Adam Sandler had 50 First Dates with Drew Barrymore

- There are 50 states in the U.S.

- There are 50 chapters in the book of Genesis

- JFK is on the .50 cent piece, or the half dollar

- Speaking of .50 cent....he's a rapper

- There was the Attack of the 50 ft. Woman

- People who celebrate their Golden Anniversary have reached 50 years of marriage. Per the name, the gift for this celebration is supposed to be gold.

- 50 is the retired number of the former North Carolina basketball player Tyler Hansbrough

- 50 is the atomic number of tin

In The Year 1950:

- President Harry S. Truman ordered the development of the hydrogen bomb, in response to the detonation of the Soviet Union's first atomic bomb in 1949.

- Uruguay beat Brazil 2–1 to win the 1950 World Cup.

- The comic strip Peanuts, by Charles M. Schulz was first published in seven U.S. newspapers.

- Shirley Temple announced her retirement from show business.

- Mt. Etna erupted in Sicily.

- There were plenty of other things happening in this year, but they mostly had to do with bombs and wars...and frankly, I didn't feel like listing them all.

In the Movies:

There was only a small handful of movies released this year, the big four being Cinderella, All About Eve, Sunset Blvd. and one of my very favorite classics, Harvey. If you've never seen Harvey, go rent it next Easter ;)

Sunday, July 25, 2010

I know, I know....

Somebody harassed me tonight about not know who you are.

I am well aware that the above picture is not a number in the countdown, however, it has a significant connotation; which if you can figure it out, you'll know where I am on the calendar.....or you can just count down the days from my last blog post...but don't. This is more fun.

Also, I kind of feel like there's an alien growing inside of me, so it seems appropriate.

A few significant things about our mystery number:

- In the 2001 World Series, the MVP for Arizona, Randy Johnson wore this number...

- There was a WWII fighter jet that was named the P___ Mustang.

- Jimi Hendrix had a song called "__st Anniversary"

- The '__ Guitar is a Fender line, made by their secondary producer, Squier.

In the Year ____:

- Dennis The Menace appeared for the first time in cartoon strips.

- Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage.

- Rogers and Hammerstein's The King & I opened on Broadway and ran for 3 years. Yul Brenner got his start with this show :-)

- The Catcher in the Rye was first published by J.D. Salinger.

- The "Shot Heard 'Round the World", one of the greatest moments in Major League Baseball history occured when the New York Giants' Bobby Thomson hit a game winning home run in the bottom of the 9th inning off of Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher Ralph Branca, to win the National League pennant after being down 14 games.

- CBS debuted two very important things: The premier of I Love Lucy, and their "eye" logo.

Also, Phil Collins was born this year. That's important.

In the Movies:

In this year, there were a few big movies that have all since had remakes done: The Day the Earth Stood Still, Strangers on a Train, and Alice in Wonderland. Also in that year, an American found themselves in Paris, and a queen found herself in Africa. Most importantly in this year, there was Stanley and of course...STEEEEEEEEEELLLLLLLLAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!...(After whom my streetcar is named.)

Happy Alien Countdown Day!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Don't Feel Like It

We're down to 60 days. I have no picture today, I apologize.

Love you all...I just don't feel like blogging. If you want, you can research your own facts and entertain me today...I'd like that :)