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Jewish Birthday Math

Thursday, 3 February 2011

It is Plonit b. Ploni’s birthday. Ploni b. Ploni sends the following birthday greeting:

Happy Birthday. You’re one-third of the way there!

Based on this, how old is Plonit b. Ploni??

And yes, DadGiraffe really did write that in my birthday card. One of the things that makes him the “longtime, beloved rabbi” of Congregation Fill-in-the-Blank is that his very essence is just so rabbinic. (It’s one of the things that makes him our longtime, beloved dad too!)

Though I am happily embracing forty, today was nothing like I had thought it would be. I am not in London. Beernut still has Asperger’s. And Mother Nature continues to hold PC hostage. On the other hand, BubbeGiraffe and Tante Wmwly took me out for an erev Forty dinner last night (of course last night!), I received so very many birthday messages from friends and family around the world, and the kids were wonderfully behaved for the first two-thirds of the day.

With a glass of a 2007 Merlot in hand and birthday bubble bath at the ready, the first day of my fifth decade draws to a close.

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  1. Thursday, 3 February 2011 10:40 pm

    Three thirds of the kids for two thirds of a day? It doesn’t get any better than that! Glad you had a good day.

    • Frume Sarah permalink*
      Friday, 4 February 2011 10:03 am

      If I am not correct, it COULD get better than that. Three thirds of the kids for THREE thirds of a day.

      Plus, the first third of the day, two kids were in school. And the other kid was in school for two thirds of a day.

      So there is room for serious improvement.

  2. Friday, 4 February 2011 1:21 am

    You rock – and I kno your 40s will rock too!:)

    Much love on this day…

  3. Friday, 4 February 2011 5:18 am

    As someone who is four fifths of the way through my fifth decade, I can tell you that it’s been the best yet. I wish the same for you!

    • Frume Sarah permalink*
      Tuesday, 22 February 2011 10:53 pm

      Thanks. I am loving it so far 😉

  4. hikeagiant2 permalink
    Friday, 4 February 2011 5:24 am

    When I was four or five, my mom listened to a radio soap opera – yes radio, so you can see I’m much older than 40 🙂 entitled *The Life of Helen Trent* – the program’s byline was “life begins at forty”.
    For whatever reason that stuck with me, and as I approached my 40th I was more excited than fearful. With that thought and good wishes – carry on for, at least, the next 80 years!

    • Frume Sarah permalink*
      Tuesday, 22 February 2011 10:54 pm

      What a great byline. And how amazing that it stuck with you all that time.

      Thanks for stopping by FS’s World with your good wishes.

  5. Shellie permalink
    Friday, 4 February 2011 8:41 am

    I love rabbi math. When RebGiraffe came to my home to pitch the capital campaign, he suggested I choose a donation based on the numeric value of a word he had in mind that reminded him of me (ruach). So clever – math and a compliment all in one sentence – to incentivize me to donate!

    • Frume Sarah permalink*
      Tuesday, 22 February 2011 10:54 pm

      Rabbi math is certainly one way to bring meaning to our world!

  6. Friday, 4 February 2011 6:46 pm

    So the day after arrives and what do you find? One more birthday greeting. Happy Birthday!

    • Frume Sarah permalink*
      Tuesday, 22 February 2011 10:55 pm

      Thanks, J, for extending my bday!!

  7. threadzofblue permalink
    Thursday, 10 February 2011 7:56 am

    A very happy belated birthday to you! 40 is going to be fabulous!

    • Frume Sarah permalink*
      Tuesday, 22 February 2011 10:55 pm

      Thanks so much!! It’s off to a great start.

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