Friday, March 09, 2007

Painting of the Week

Today is my forty-ninth birthday. Yeha! This morning the guy from the satellite company showed up to reset my computer. After he left, I got on to check it all out. Guess what? It still is not uploading my pictures, will not let me go to My Space or check my hotmail account. Do you know how irritating that is? I have already called the installer back. If he does not get this working, I guess he will be taking this dish home with him.

Yesterday my art girls took me to lunch. They had given me a card last Sunday with a gift certificate to a certain restaurant and directions to meet there on Thursday. The card itself was very artsy and fun. Then they all wrote inside the card. My favorite was, "I love you; you are the best teacher." You would probably have to know Ashley, who wrote that, to really appreciate it. It just made me smile.

My little brother, Pete, was the first to call this morning. He called at 6:30 this morning. The second to call was my big brother, Craig. He called about 8:00. Being an entertainment lawyer in Austin, he is excited and busy with South by Southwest. He will attend lots of music stuff. He dropped some names on me, but I am so out of it that it did not mean much to me. It was good to visit with Craig - bless his little heart. My baby sister, Kathy called about 8:30. She will be here tomorrow to see me and help build on the barn. It should be a blast. I love having a little sister. She was worth all of those birthday wishes. Although, a monkey would have been nice too. My mom called about 10:30. I told her she was "the last". She said, " The last what?" I said that she was the last to call. She did not have a clue what I was talking about because she was not calling to wish me a happy birthday. She had forgottem my birthday. Perfect! That was the perfect birthday - it made me really laugh.

Today I am going to lunch with Jesse, Lindsay and Janice (Lindsay's mom). Toby said he was not going to invade our "girl time". It should be lots of fun if not lots of silliness. Toby said he might take me to the movies tonight - I'll believe it when I see it. He is not much of a movie person, but it is sometimes the thought that counts.
The painting of the week was a class project with my youngest art students. I wanted them to have some fun - to let the paint run and be loose. I am not sure they had as much fun as I had. We all seem to be "tight" painters. I would like to be looser. Loose Lou - an old college nick name.


Buck Pennington said...

Happy Birthday, Lou!!!

Sorry about your internet troubles. This isn't sounding all that good.

So...if you go to the movies, what's playing?

the friendly neighborhood piper said...

Famous 49's:

Forty-nine is:

The number of strings on a harp and the number of keys on a celesta

I-49 is the designation for a US interstate highway in Louisiana

The code for international direct dial phone calls to Germany

In the title of Thomas Pynchon's novel The Crying of Lot 49 (of course, you probably knew that)

In the title of the movie "Ladder 49" (of course, i unfortunately knew that)

In the title of the movie "49 Up"

Funk #49, the title of a hit song by the James Gang (A great tune, IMO)

Featured in the song title "49 Bye-Byes" in Crosby Stills and Nash's self-titled album

Song: 'Days of 49” by Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan CD: “Highway 49 Revisited”

A 49 is a term used to describe a party after a Powwow usually held by the powwow dancers (i wonder if they sing "49 bottles of beer on the wall?")

49th State: Alaska

NBC's "Today Show" Studio are located on 49th Street at Rockefeller Plaza New York’s Waldorf-Astoria Hotel is on 49th St. and Park Avenue

At age 49, former PTL minister, Jim Bakker, sent to prison on fraud/tax evasion charges (1989)(what a loser)

Roman numeral: XLIX

Ernest Hemingway collection: The Fifth Column and The First Forty-Nine Stories

'49er, the moniker of one who participated in the 1849 California Gold Rush, as well as the NFL's San Francisco 49ers

Astros Larry Dierker's retired uniform #49 (just for you)

New York Yankees Ron Guidry’s retired uniform #49

Heavyweight boxer Rocky Marciano retired with a 49 -0 record (43 KOs)

On the Hebrew calendar, the number of days of the Counting of the Omer

The Feast of Pentecost falls at the end of the seventh week (49 days) after the Feast of the Firstfruits. Pentecost was the Greek name for the Jewish Feast of Weeks and celebrated the wheat harvest, and the most notable occurring in Acts 2 marked the beginning of the "Church" 49 days after the Resurrection of Jesus Christ.

and for the Best Teacher Ever:

The atomic number of indium (oh obviously, they do sing "49 bottles of beer on the wall")

Messier object M49, a magnitude 10.0 galaxy in the constellation Virgo.

Forty-nine is the square of 7. It is a centered octagonal number, and a Somer pseudoprime based on 8.

It appears in the Padovan sequence, preceded by the terms 21, 28, 37 (it is the sum of the first two of these).

May the Lord bless your 49th year on this sod, and give you "Pentecost".


this comment is not intended to assert that the original author (known as "Lou"), nor the commenter, (known as "The Friendly Neighborhood Piper") is in any way affiliated with or supportive of the religio-organizational doctrines known as "Pentecostals". Any use of the aforesaid term or this disclaimer is not intended to offend any readership of the original author. If it does...get over it. No animals were hurt during the posting of this comment. That was done earlier today.

We rejoice with you on this the day of your birth.

Bag Blog said...

Jay Boy, you make me laugh - and that is a good birthday present

Becky said...

Happy Birthday, Lou!!!! I hope you have a great one.

Bec said...

This being Sunday morning, I'll have to say hope you HAD a great birthday, Lou! Did you go to the movies?

Beautiful Jesse & baby photo and rooster painting, too!

Laurie said...

Happy Belated Birthday!