Saturday, September 19, 2009


For most of my life my lucky number has been 36.

It started when a fortune cookie that told me 36 was lucky.  But I also like the number because of the orderliness of it.  You add the 3 and the 6 up and get 9, which can be divided by 3.  You can divide 36 by 6, by 3 and by 9 - as a bonus you can break it apart and divide the 6 by the 3.  For a former math geek like me it is a cool number that is the answers to lot of multiplication and division problems.

The real reason I’m going on and on about the number 36 is because today I am 36 and I’ve decided that this is going to be my lucky year.  I’m looking forward to the adventures that are coming my way and I’m determined to make it the best year of my life.

One of my favorite musical discoveries this year is Missy Higgins.  She has an amazing voice and some incredible songs.  One of my favorite is "Steer."  Its lyrics are perfect for the way I feel today.  I've decided this will be the best year of my life, and I have the power to make it happen.

But the search ends here
Where the night is totally clear
And your heart is fierce
So now you finally know
That you control where you go
You can steer

Last year I enjoyed celebrating my birthday in Kathmandu so much I decided a repeat trip was in order.  Early Saturday morning I’m setting off for Nepal.  I’m hoping to catch up with friends, see  new sights, turn off the computer, and get a head start on the best year of my life.

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Stacee said...

Yay for you! I love your attitude. I, too, wish for you the best year ever. Hope you enjoyed your fun vacation. I look forward to seeing pictures soon. Thanks for being the greatest kind of friend. :)

Anonymous said...

Well Happy Birthday! That is a great attitude to start out the year ahead. I turned 26 and was thinking man the years just keep creeping up on me. I feel young but sound old to myself! I hope this year goes well for you and maybe some hotty will cross your path. Then again, men are a lot of work! A blessing too though. Have a great birthday and enjoy your trip!

Nicole said...

Yay. It is your year. I can feel it!

Heidi said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! And here's to the best year yet! I think I need to re-think my favorite number...yours makes a lot more sense! Mine is way too small!

The Estes Family said...

Happy Birthday!! I hope this is the best year, you deserve it!! :)

Maegan Beishline said...

Happy Birthday, Jamie!!! Sorry I'm late with my wishes...I'm still catching up with my reading from the weekend. I hope you had a wonderful day! I applaud your positive outlook and your powerful intentions. It WILL be a wonderful year!

Jamie said...

Thanks for all of the birthday wishes!

HeRoosSheRoos said...

I'm excited just reading about 36. I can't wait to read about all of the good things that will happen this year. Party on!

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