Sunday, February 3, 2019

It's That Time Again

Today is my birthday today. I'm 36, 815,040 minutes young. My birth date was on a Thursday and that was 25,566 days ago. 

I’ve been alive for 613,584 hours and have slept for 8,522 days (23 years).
It's amazing the things one can learn about a birthday just through some quick Internet searches. For example, I'm sharing the day with some well-known folks and some rather infamous ones as well
  • Pretty Boy Floyd (Charles Arthur Floyd) a bank robber and alleged killer who was killed in a police shoot-out in 1934. 
  • Amal Clooney – lawyer, activist and wife of actor George Clooney.
  • Blythe Danner, actress and widow of the late actor Bruce Dern.
  • Norman Rockwell, American painter and illustrator (think Post magazine covers).
  • Gertrude Stein, American novelist
  • John Meehan of “Dirty John” fame, a conman killed by his stepdaughter
  • James Michener, American writer
  • Nathan Lane, American actor, singer and writer
  • Horace Greeley, American journalist, publisher, editor
  • Henning Mankel, Swedish crime writer, playwrite, screenwriter
  • Shelley Berman, American actor, screenwriter, writer, television actor
  • Melanie, American singer

Here's a few more things I learned about my birth date, most of which I obviously don't remember:
  • The US president was Democrat Harry S. Truman. 
  • I Shot Jesse James, directed by Samuel Fuller, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949.
  • Casper was a popular TV show. 
  • The #1 song, A Little Bird Told Me by Evelyn Knight and The Stardusters, was the top song for seven weeks and stayed on the charts for five months.
Sadly, it was also the date that claimed the lives of several Rock 'n' Roll legends. On Feb. 3, 1959, singers Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. Richardson (The Big Bopper) and their pilot died in a plane crash when their chartered plane crashed in Clear Lake, Iowa, in wintry weather conditions. 

And, speaking about weather, I was able to find out the weather on the day I was born.
There's no birthday celebration in the works today. I'm thankful for the cards that friends and family sent and these are on display and shown here.

A major football competition — SuperBowl with the New England Patriots/LA Rams — is also happening on MY special day. We've postponed dinner out together until next week. As for birthday gifts, dining out is a gift with no dinner prep or clean-up.
Grenville is happily anticipating this evening's football event. Last week, he bought a gift which he said was for "just for me." Hmmm, I have my doubts about that claim.

The gift is this 50-inch TV is the first new one we've bought in well over 15 years, so it was probably "about time." As you can see, it fills up the space on our entertainment cabinet so there was no "going bigger." The 37-1/2 inch TV inherited from my late mother's estate was formerly in this space and it's now in our bedroom. So, I have an alternate to watching football on my birthday. A movie sounds like a great idea because, after all, it is MY day.


Kathy said...

Happy birthday! What interesting facts you gave us. Have a wonderful day and enjoy that movie you will be watching.

DUTA said...

Happy Birthday to you!
It's interesting that you found out about those celebrities born on the same day with you.
Enjoy your new 50 inch TV!

Anvilcloud said...

Happy birthday and many happy re-runs [sic] of the day on your own alternate tv.

coffeeontheporchwithme said...

Happy birthday to you! My brother's was yesterday, so he's a groundhog! That's a lovely big new tv. Had you already had one in your bedroom, or is that a new thing? =Jenn

Red said...

Happy birthday. have a great day. Interesting post on what happened on your birth date.

robin andrea said...

Happy birthday! I love how you calculated all those hours, days, and years; how much you've slept, etc. You've inspired me, and I'm going to have to do that on my next birthday. My grandson's birthday is today, and he's FIVE! I see that you were born in New Jersey. Me too. Ah, a Jersey girl. Have a wonderful celebratory day.

mamasmercantile said...

Happy Birthday, it is our daughters birthday today she is 33. What a fun post.

Nil @ The Little House by the Lake said...

Happy birthday Beatrice!
I hope you have a wonderful day.

Emma Springfield said...

Have the happiest of days. You will love the 'gift' you received. And just think Grenville's half ownership means you have already given him his next birthday gift.

William Kendall said...

Happy Birthday!

Mine was two days ago, and I share my birthday with Clark Gable and Boris Yeltsin.

My name is Erika. said...

Happy happy birthday. I hope it was still a good day and you got to watch some tv on your new tv. Smile. And not sure if you have a team you are rooting for but since you are patriots country I will say go pats. That would be a sweet birthday gift if they won. But maybe not if you don’t like football. Hugs Erika

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Happy birthday sweet friend! I think we are very near the same age too. I love ‘your’ new tv! Sending you lots of birthday hugs! 🎂🎈🎂

bill burke said...

Happy belated birthday, hope you had a great one. Interesting info on who shares your big day.

NCmountainwoman said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! You will love the big TV. Resolution is so much better than it used to be.

Connie said...

Happy belated birthday! I hope you enjoyed watching a movie. It was interesting to learn all about your special day.

Karen Lakis said...

Happy birthday! I hope you watched your movie on your big new birthday present ;-) Actually, I like watching football, but I understand preferring different entertainment. The only person that I know of that I share a birthday with is Bill Clinton.

Doris said...

Happy (belated) Birthday wishes from the Fahnestock’s! What a nice gift Pat got you ;-)

Linda said...

I’m late to the party! Love the TV and I’m assuming y’all are excited the Patriots won! We were rooting for them!

DeniseinVA said...

Those are pretty amazing facts, and I know I have already wished you a happy birthday but Happy Birthday again. I like your 'gift' :)