Sunday, August 2, 2015


"To play 18 years in Yankee Stadium is the best thing that could happen to a ballplayer."
--Mickey Mantle*

I really understand what Mickey is saying here.  Today marks eighteen years' of marriage for Carly and I.  Although, this is beyond the best thing that could happen to me.  Its the only thing that could have happened.  I can't imagine life any differently.

Well, I lied, I can imagine life differently, but in my imaginings other potential lives suck.

Since I stuck a few facts about the number in previous posts I'll do the same here.  18 years old is when you are adult with all the responsibilities that implies.  18 is the perfect score for a character attribute in 1st edition Advanced Dungeons and Dragons game.  It is the "tin" anniversary.  The Hebrew word for life ("chai") has a numerical value of 18.

If you want to know more, Google is your friend, but those are the ones I know or found the most interesting.

Now I'm looking forward to the next 18 years!

*Standard disclaimer about quotes and the internet applies

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