Birthday status – 49 and counting

Today it’s my birthday. I’m 49. That’s old. Or is it? The mathematician in me refutes the proposition that any finite number is either large or small. Besides, 49 is a nice number – the square of a prime. Pretty cool, huh? That won’t happen again until I turn 64.

This is what I look like at 49.


Since last year there’s more of me – another three pounds in fact, and I’ll need to watch that.

On my last birthday, I filled out my tax forms and cleaned the bathroom. This time round I’m reviewing a short story written by a friend, and going to see my eldest son play the cello, so things are definitely looking up.

And I’ve received a DVD of The Martian, “Wool” by Hugh Howey, and a surprise (which hasn’t yet arrived.) Whoo! Surprises don’t happen often these days, except for nasty ones, so I’m looking forward to that.

Anyway, look out 50, I’m coming for you. But first, 49 – here I am.

26 responses to “Birthday status – 49 and counting

  1. Happy Birthday!!! Hope you have a ton of adventures and come back with a million stories to tell. 😺

  2. Sorry, to be pedantic but 64 is not the square of a prime. You will have to wait until you’re 121 until you achieve that feat 😉

    maybe age is creeping up on you ! 😉

    The Science Geek

  3. HB2U You’re looking good.

  4. Happy Birthday Steve! As a 50 year old, I don’t think 49 is old at all, but it’s conceivable I might be biased.

  5. Happy birthday. 64 isn’t a square of a prime, by the way. Sorry to disappoint 😦

  6. Art Linkletter’s line was: “Aging is just mind over matter; if you don’t mind, it doesn’t………matter!”

  7. I didn’t make you an insane puzzle this year, but have a happy birthday anyway!

  8. At first it frustrated you instead of making your birthday happier, but you did eventually get it.

  9. Congratulations and happy birthday! I like how you put some math to your birthday.

  10. Happy Birthday! I’ve got over a decade on you, so you’re still pretty young in my book.

  11. Belated happy birthday, Steve 🙂

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