Monthly Archives: July 2009

Why I’m Awesome

If there is any day of the year I am socially allowed to wax rhapsodic about the phenomena contained within my character, it is today. You see, some time ago, on this day, I was born.

It is an interesting social convention to celebrate this event, which has no biological significance, especially because today has no real association with that day except for, by an act of providence, to have the same markings on a particular calendar. Due to the peculiarities of our “modern” Gregorian calendar, there have actually been 27 years, 7 days and 13 seconds (if you consider a year to be a 365-day period, and a day to be 86,400 seconds) between that point and the same time today. On a purely celestial scale, the Earth has orbited the sun 27 times plus about 7/100 of a degree, while the Moon has waxed and waned almost 334 times, or 27.8299 lunar years.

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Posted by on July 8, 2009 in Current Events


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