Harvey, Arnie and me

I have little in common with Messrs. Keitel and Schwarzenegger — except that we’re all an exact number of thousands of days old today.  So that means I’m still messing around with the 1000 Day Birthday Calculator concept. I scraped Wikipedia’s dates entries, did some classy modulo arithmetic, and (give or take some Julian/Gregorian calendar changes, which I didn’t) it’s also the following folks’ birthdays: Maria Eleonora of Brandenburg (1599), Ottavio Piccolomini (1599), Giovanni Alfonso Borelli (1608), Christian Goldbach (1690), Theophilus Cibber (1703), Franz Moritz Graf von Lacy (1725), Gilbert Stuart (1755), Mirza Ghalib (1796), Peter Ernst von Lasaulx (1805), Albéric Magnard (1865), Carl Nielsen (1865), Princess Henriette, Duchess of Vendôme and Alençon (1870), Lee DeForest (1873), Maximilian von Weichs (1881), Olev Siinmaa (1881), Sara Teasdale (1884), Geoffrey Fisher (1887), León de Greiff (1895), Walter O’Malley (1903), Arsenio Lacson (1911), Jean Ritchie (1922), Lucian Freud (1922), Bengt Lindström (1925), Hank Thompson (music) (1925), Shoista Mullodzhanova (1925), Agnès Varda (1928), Pro Hart (1928), Dominic Chianese (1931), Harvey Keitel (1939), Hildrun Claus (1939), James Loewen (1942), Sarah Brady (1942), Keith Emerson (1944), Patrice Chéreau (1944), Arnold Schwarzenegger (1947), Jonathan Mann (1947), William Atherton (1947), Peter Jurasik (1950), Steve Ferrone (1950), Desi Arnaz, Jr. (1953), Linda Hayden (1953), Richard Legendre (1953), Tonya Lee Williams (1958), Pascal Olmeta (1961), Thurl Bailey (1961), Pernell Whitaker (1964), Ginger Fish (1966), Maria Canals Barrera (1966), Puri Jagannadh (1966), Sissel Kyrkjebø (1969), Alexander Kapranos (1972), Matt Belisle (1980), Ashley Hansen (1983), Chris Roberson (American football) (1983), Sarah Poewe (1983), Alison Pill (1985), Klara Ósk Elíasdóttir (1985) and Mara Lopez (1991).

If I’d had any free time, I would’ve had a web app for you to work out who shares a 1000 day birthday with you. But if you’ll excuse me, I’ve got a whole day to be 15000 …

telling groceries

The person in line in front of me had:

  • a birthday cake
  • an “I am 5” candle
  • a bottle of Advil.

I’m pretty sure I know what their day holds.

The big 14k

Yep, I’m 14000 days old today (how old are you?). It’s supposedly the length of a biblical generation.

Many people suggested ways I should celebrate (most involving ingestion of various ethanol-based solutions). It turns out that a company I’m working with is taking me out to the Leafs game tonight. There may well be ethanol.

lee’s, please!

Casper & The Cookies and The Apples in Stereo rocked Lee’s Palace. Man, was that a good show. Once my ears work again, I’ll see if my recording came out.

Oh, and happy birthday Jason NeSmith!

avec wings and beer

so we met last night; including Rannie, Eva (happy birthday today!), Arieh, Graham, and a bunch of other good folks (hey, I’m bad with names). We had beer and wings.

Rannie taught us a nifty prefocus trick for quick portrait grabs. I shall be sure to use it.

work prep on Ivor’s birthday

Getting ready for the new job; clothes have been bought, shoes polished, case packed.

And it’s Ivor Cutler’s birthday. No gruts for tea for me.

Kelly’s Tetris Shelves

Tetris shelves - view 2
Kelly wanted the tetris shelves, but the cost was a bit steep. Her brother made these for her birthday.

The image links to a gallery of three views of the shelves.

Is today the happiest day?

According to Chris Arnall, today might be teh happiest day of the year. I mean, I know you’re all hyper ‘cos it’s my birthday and all, but you know, it’s not that big a deal …

Today, I am 13000

Yup, 13000 days old today, according to my mildly-amazing 1000 Day Birthday Calculator. I don’t know where I got the idea for this, but it was back in my undergrad days, certainly before I hit my 10000s.

As there aren’t any birthday cards for these celebrations yet, I’ll just have to make my own. Happy Birthday To Me! Just don’t call me leooo …

happy birthday, WindShare

windshare birthday cake

The WindShare/Toronto Hydro wind turbine was officially one year old yesterday. Coincidentally, we’ve generate 1,000,000 kWh, too.

There was a big event at Liberty Grand at the CNE. The cake was particularly good.

happy birthday to, erm, me

Jings, 12418 days old today.

Through the wonders of gift exchange (where geographically diverse families agree to spend an amount on each other, then buy something for that value; saves mailing stuff) I got a used but gorgeous Zero 2000 camera, all teak and brass, from my sister and my parents. I took this with it:

Light Streaming through Leaves
(image links to a larger version at photosig.com).

And now, to a birthday breakfast …