25 September 2009

Forty Nine

Seven squared.

Indium.

The number of strings on a harp.

The number of keys on a celesta

The code for international direct dial phone calls to Germany.

The Crying of Lot 49.

Alaska.


William Faulkner was born on this day. So were Mark Rothko, Ethel Rosenberg and Glenn Gould. Emily Post died on the 25th of September. And it's the feast day of Saint Finbarr.

But today? Today, today? It's my husband's birthday. Happy birthday, sweetie.

13 comments:

FreshHell said...

Happy birthday, Mr. Magpie!

heidi said...

Happy Bday Mr. Pie! It's also my good good good friend MJ's bday. To celebrate, she picked up her ex-husband from getting his kidney stone blasted. Good times! xoh

slouchy said...

happy birthday, w.!

de said...

Hope he enjoys his special day & that in the year ahead many wishes come true.

Aunt Becky said...

Happy Birthday, Mr. Magpie!

Anjali said...

Happy Birthday, Sir Magpie

flutter said...

Happy Bday Mr Magpie!

Bibliomama said...

Best wishes. Also thanks for reminding me I need to read some Thomas Pynchon.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Happy Birthday. September is a good month for good men.

Woman in a Window said...

Yup, Birthday wishes!

Angeline said...

*Nod* Happy Happy Birthday Mr Magpie!

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Kyla said...

Happy birthday to your husband!

AlisonH said...

Happy birthday to him!