Monday, April 18, 2011

Happy Birthday to Me!


Your favorite blogger now accepts Birthday greetings and kind wishes from her fantastic readers. :-)

32 comments:

Leah Jane said...

Many Happy Returns!

GMP said...

:) Happy birthday, Clarissa! Your age is now divisible by 7, which is always a treat. And the next one will be the square of an integer, which is an even bigger treat. And then, a prime number! (also happens to be my current age)

Thirties are awesome -- enjoy, and best wishes!

Kira said...

I hope you can read acrostic by Russian font.

Конечно, Вы меня пленили
Лучами своего задора
А может быть, улыбкой, или
Решимостью торреадора.
Изящны, как фламенко звуки,
Студенты ценят пыл Ваш страстный
Служенья верного науке.
Ей богу, Вы во всем прекрасны!

el said...

Happy Birthday and a great weekend! Wish you to find more interesting books too.

Anonymous said...

Felicidades!

Lear

Bola said...

Happy birthday from me as well! Bola

Jonathan said...

Happy birthday. You are now entering the real prime of life.

V said...

Happy birthday!

cringe-all said...

¡feliz cumpleaños! :)

Pagan Topologist said...

Happy birthday! Following up on the post of a prior commenter, at your next birthday your age will be the smallest number which is both a square number and a triangular number (unless you count the number 1, of course.)

2020 said...

Happy birthday, have a great day

Pen said...

Happy birthday!

Kira said...

I would like to add that 35 is 5-th pentagonal number and 5-th tetraedronal number.

Clarissa said...

Thank you, everybody, you are the best.

Leah Jane, thank you for being the first to congratulate me!

GMP, I'm fascinated with numbers too, so I really get what you are saying. :-)

Kira, the poem is fantastic. Thank you so much, my talented friend.

el, you always know exactly what to wish me. :-)

Lear, thank you, it's great to have you on this blog.

Bola, I'm really happy you came by.

Jonathan, thank you! I was hoping to hear precisely what you said. :-)

V, thank you, friend! Long time no see. :-)

cringe-all: you are the first person to congratulate me in Spanish today. I appreciate!

Pagan Topologist: I think I just discovered that I don't dislike mathematics at all. Thank you! :-)

2020, I'm always glad when you come by the blog.

Pen, thank you so much. I always love your comments.

Northern Gaijin 北外人 said...

Since you like to debate issues it seems appropriate that your birthday is the feast day of St. Apollonius the Apologist, a martyr whose apologia, or defense of the faith, is considered one of the most priceless documents of the early Church. Looking forward to more interesting comments in the coming year. Happy Birthday. Canukistani

P.S. The total number of words in the Bible is 774746. When the digits are added up, we get 35.

Clarissa said...

This is fascinating, Northern Gaijin.

I have never received such a great number of super intellectual Birthday wishes before.

Amanda said...

Happy birthday! I hav3 no fun facts for you, but I do hope you are greatly enjoying the day!

Clarissa said...

Thank you, Amanda! I'm enjoying but my husband got a heat stroke because of being in the sun for too long, so now he is sick. :-( For us, Northern people, Midwestern summers are too harsh.

Claire said...

Unfortunately I have no skill at maths or languages (I'm a Classics student and very much appreciated your post on the necessity of Latin) but I hope you have a lovely birthday!

Here's to many more blogging years!

Anonymous said...

С днём рождения, доченька!!!!

Родители

Clarissa said...

Thank you, Claire! It's great to have a real Classics person here.

Thank you, Anonymous parents. :-) :-)

Elisabeth said...

Happy birthday, Clarissa! (In a completely unimaginative and non-mathematical way - oh, and since someone else already played the biblical card, this theologian can't even go there...). Enjoy the rest of your celebratory weekend.

/elisabeth

KT said...

Happy birthday to you. (I know I'm late). Have fun.

Clarissa said...

Thank you, Elisabeth!

Clarissa said...

Something good can never be too late, KT. Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday, Clarissa!

Pagan Topologist said...

Of course, today is also the anniversary of Paul Revere's famous ride warning the colonists that the British were coming. Of course I would not have remembered this without having had to memorize in high school the Longfellow poem beginning

"'Twas the eighteenth of April in seventy-five
Hardly a man is now alive
Who remembers that fateful day and year
Of the midnight ride of Paul Revere."

Clarissa said...

Had it been 76 instead of 75 it would have been a full anniversary. :-)

Shedding Khawatir said...

kol sana winti Tayyiba!

Clarissa said...

Thank you! I think. :-)

What language is this?

Shedding Khawatir said...

Arabic (with an Egyptian slant). It means what you think! However, it's not specific to birthdays, but what you say to anyone celebrating a holiday. It's difficult to translate literally, but is something like "May you be well in every year". To males it would be kol sana winta Tayyib.

considertheteacosy said...

(Belated) happy birthday! Hope you had a good one :)