1997 – 2005
Henry Herman Harvey (or some other derivation of three names that all start with the letter H, also known simply as "Pucker") was brought from the pet store as a rescued feeder fish and never expected to live more than a few weeks. He surprised everyone by not only living for several years, but by growing at least 10x larger than he was when he was rescued! At the end he measured between 10 & ll inches long which is huge for a goldfish! From his humble start in a modest goldfish bowl, to the 20 gallon tank that was his home, he ate well, lived long & swam proud. God speed little guy… tonight I will scatter a pinch to the wind in your memory.
Pucker – underwater all terrain fish fish!
Back when I was a kid (like 5th grade I think) I started crunching the number of days since I was born and was surprised to find out that I had a big “anniversary” later that year – 5000 days old! I was stoked and tried to convince my mom to bake cupcakes for my class and other “birthday” related niceties (minus the gifties). I couldn’t get the cupcakes, but I did take the opportunity to tell everyone I met that day about my 5K Day.
Know what? Nobody cared!
Later on in life (much later). I wrote a computer program to figure these things out for me using the magic of Julian Days. I even remembered to account for leap days which I had forgotten when I was 9. Again, I was the only one who used the program.
So, here I am again telling everyone again, but this time I’m armed with Internet Numbers! That’s correct, I used a website to get the information this time so I know it is correct! Here’s some useless information gleaned from timeanddate.com
- I will turn 1,000,000,000 seconds on Thursday, February 1, 2007 at 7:45:40 PM
- I will turn 20,000,000 minutes on Tuesday, June 4, 2013 at 3:19:00 PM
- I will turn 300,000 hours on Saturday, August 15, 2009 at 5:59:00 PM
- I completed 11,000 days Today, Thursday, July 7, 2005 05:59 PM
- I will turn 2,000 weeks on Monday, September 23, 2013 at 5:59:00 PM
Isn’t that interesting? Should I have a party? Should I feel old? I will when I turn 11 & Eleventyone in a few months on Tuesday, October 25, 2005. Now THERE’s a reason to celebrate! 11,111 which is all about #1 and 31 in binary which just happens to be the number of years I’ve seen! Further more, if you take the name “Eric Dalton” and take the alphabetic numeric equivalent (A=1, Z=26 etc), add them together and then add the digits to get to to a numerologically significant digit you get… that’s right! 11! Anyway, that’s all I have on this topic. Here’s some links to other interesting date/time related websites:
Birthday Calculator: http://www.paulsadowski.com/birthday.asp
All of the conversions you could ever want: http://www.onlineconversion.com
The Dalton Difference! http://www.geocities.com/athens/forum/5696/dd-index.html