• is the number that has the meaning “good will always triumph over evil”
    • is the code for international direct-dial phone calls to France
    • is the age of Alexander the Great when he died
    • is the atomic number of arsenic
    • is a significant number in modern numerology, one of the master numbers along with 11 and 22
    • is the title of the first episode of the new Battlestar Galactica television series
    • is the number of vertebrae in a normal human spine
    • is not the answer to life, the universe and everything. It’s still 42.

is also the number of years I’ve been breathing on this planet today.

Re-quoted my favorite poem:

“As through the calendar I delve

I pause to rejoice in April twelve.

Yea, be I in sickness or be I in health

My favorite date is April twealth.


“Lines in Praise of a Date Made Praiseworthy Solely by Something Very Nice That Happened to It”,

by Ogden Nash