April 20, 2009

Happy Birthday! Today, It's All About Me and Birthdays

It's my birthday, and I've been waiting until today to share a very cool website called The Birthday Calculator. Thanks, Ed!

Here are some of the things you can find out about yourself (maybe a little more than you want to know):

Your date of your conception and the day of your birth. For me, both happened on a Sunday.

Your special year according to other cultures:

The Chinese say I was was born in the year of the Dragon.
My native American zodiac sign is the Beaver.
My plant is the wild clover.

The Egytpians say I was born in the month of Paony.

The moon was a waning crescent on the day I was born.

My birth flower is the daisy.

My birth tree is the Maple.

My birthstone is the diamond.

You can find out who shares your birthday by going to Wikipedia. Enter the date in Wikipedia's search engine.

I share a birthday with my good friends, Liz Tentarelli and Kathleen Tancrede, and also these folks:

Edna Ruth Parker, supercentenarian
George Takei, aka Hikaru Sulu, helmsman for the USS Enterprise
Jessica Lange, American actress
Napoleon III, Emperor
Harold Lloyd, silent film comedian
Joan Miro, one of my favorite artists
Gordon Smiley, race car driver
Johnny "The Bull" Stamboli, professional wrestler

You can also find out the events that happened on the auspicious occasion of your birth:

On April 20, in 1916 the Chicago Cubs played their first game at Weeghman Park, which would eventually become Wrigley Field.

1972 -- Apollo 16 landed on the moon.

2008 -- Danica Patrick won the Japan 300 -- the first woman to do so.

Did you know you have a Life Path? the Birthday Calculator tells me mine is number 5, and seems to be pretty accurate. It includes this:

The Life Path 5 suggests that you entered this plane with a highly progressive mindset, with the attitude and skills to make the world a better place. The key word for your Life Path is freedom. In the pursuit of freedom, you are naturally versatile, adventurous, and advanced in your thinking. You are one of those people who is always striving to find answers to the many questions that life poses. The byword for the positive Life Path 5 is constant change and improvement. You want to be totally unrestrained, as this is the number most often associated with the productive use of freedom.

Apparently if you're a Life Pather 1, 5 or 7, we'll get along just great!

I won't tell you how old I am in dog years.


Diane said...

Sorry I missed your birthday, hope it was a good one! --Diane

Anonymous said...

I missed it, too! How did this happen?? Here's wishing you a very happy belated birthday, which gives you an excellent excuse to keep on celebrating! Andy

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the informative information - I enjoyed reading it! I always enjoy this blog. :) Cheers, video-of-human-birth.com

Barbara said...

Happy B'Day, J! Hope it was a good one!

Mur said...

You also share a birthday with my nephew, Steve, the doctoral candidate in math. How could such a left-brained and right-brained twosome share the same birthdate? :) Hope it was grand!

I'm Jet . . . said...

Thanks for the birthday wishes!