Thoughts on 36

Every year around this time, all my thoughts start to spiral down in the the great gravity well known as my upcoming birthday (#36, the yardstick birthday). While obsessing over aging, sagging, expanding, and receding, I started looking at things that happened on that day wondering what it says about me. Here’s what I’ve gathered:

People Who Were Born:

Carson Daly - I’ll sleep with Tara Reid? (in my dreams)
Tim Russ - I"m a Vulcan?
Freddie Prinze - My child will date a vampire slayer?
Cyndi Lauper - I like to He-bop? (Mais Óui)
Lindsay Wagner - I have really good hearing?
Meryl Streep - A dingo ate my baby?
Todd Rundgren - I’m not quite as cool as I think I am?
David L. Lander - I’m Squiggy and hang around with Nigel Tufnel?
Prunella Scales - I’m a prudish English woman whose husband runs an inn and beats up on Spaniards?
Steven Page (BNL) - I’m a fat guy with glasses? (sadly true)
Dicky Barret (Mighy Mighty Bosstones) - I’m loud and have no fashion sense (also sadly true)
Bruce Campbell - I will raise the dead?
Jimmy Sommerville - I’m a gay falsetto singer? (no comment)

People Who Died:

Fred Astaire & Judy Garland - People who are entertaining die around me?

All in all, not a very pretty picture (except for the Tara Reid part).


  1. I think Steven Page is VERY VERY SEXY. yummy

  2. I read last year (don’t have a cite) that a survey of American women indicated that they think 37-38 is the sexiest age a man can be. They look the best, are mature, established, experienced. Some of the sexiest guys alive (in my opinion) are currently 37-40…

so look at it this way…you’re just building up to the sexiest time of your life!


Cool. Something to look forward too. Thanks jarbabyj

And next year, you can say “I’m thirty-seven; I’m not old!”

And 36 is divisible by 4.
Why this is important, I don’t know, but I always know what my age is divisible by. It seems to help.

Thirty six is the product of the first three squares.

1[sup]2[/sup] * 2[sup]2[/sup] * 3[sup]2[/sup] = 36


“If a person feels he can’t communicate, the least he can do is shut up about it.” ~ Tom Lehrer ~

Tris, that is sooo cool. I wish I could be 36 again. Any cool math thing about 41? Besides it being a prime?
I swear, I hate math, I can’t even figure out what a 5% raise would get me, it’s just this weird thing about age.

It’s the sum of the first six primes greater than one.

2 + 3 + 5 + 7 + 11 + 13 = 41

This stuff is trivial, and meaningless, by the way, just so you understand that.


“It was a woman drove me to drink and I didn’t even have the decency to thank her.” ~ W.C. Fields ~

But it brings me some sort of boundless glee!!

But back to the discussion of 36 . . .

Nope, Cyndi Lauper --You just like to have fun!