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A third of a century

August 5, 2006

On September 17th, I will turn 33 and 1/3 years old — exactly one third of a century. This strikes me as a milestone worth celebrating, but how should I mark the occasion? Make a third of a birthday cake? Run 33.33 miles? The latter is not feasible, since I’ll be racing the Twin Cities Marathon on October 1st, but perhaps I could run 33.33 laps around a track, or 33.33 minutes at race pace, or something like that. Or maybe I should borrow an old record player and put on some LPs (rotation speed: 33 1/3 rpm) released in 1973, the year I was born. I own “Piano Man” by Billy Joel and “Fantasy” by Carole King, for starters….

Does anyone out there have any other fun, numerically relevant activities to suggest?

3 comments

  1. You could eat 33 1/3 doughnuts.You could do 33 1/3 200m repeats in 33.33 seconds (before eating the doughnuts, but either before OR after listening to the records from '73)


  2. How about climbing/running up a 3333 foot (or 3333 meter) mountain? Maybe followed by quaffing 33.33 ounces of a tasty beverage?


  3. Hey, I turn 33 1/3 of a century on Sept 27th (today), and I didn't think anyone else celebrated that! I plan on drinking 1/3 of a drink and eating 1/3 of a cake. Happy third!



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