a wandering woman writes

Monday, February 25, 2008


The 45th best novel of all times is Brideshead Revisited, by Evelyn Waugh, according to the BBC.

Elizabeth I ruled 45 years, until her death in 1603.

largest city in the world is Kinshasa, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (population 5,068,000).

Number 45 on the American Film Institute's top 100 movie quotes list is Brando in A Streetcar Named Desire: STELLLLLLLLAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

The anniversary gift for year 45 is sapphire. Feel free to send along gifts in keeping with this fine tradition; slight tardiness is perfectly understandable.

The 45th state to be admitted to the US of A was Utah, in 1896.

The 45th highest peak in the world is Changste in the Tibetan Himalayas.

+45 is the telephone country code for Denmark.

The 45th post on this blog was written June 26, 2005.

The 45th most livable city in the world according to Business Week is my kind of town: Chicago, IL. (Chitown seems to be tied for 44th with Washington DC, which leaves my home away from home occupying the 45th place on the list.)

The 45th speech on a list of the top 100 American speeches of all times is William Jennings Bryan, with a speech titled "Against Imperialism".

Forty-five is a triangular number, a hexagonal and 16-gonal number, a Kaprekar number, and a Harshad number. (I don't understand a word of that, but it sounds good, doesn't it?)

45 is the atomic number of rhodium, a rare, and (ahem) silvery white transition metal. (Highly appropriate, says the new 45 year old.) It is also a precious metal and one of the most expensive.

Hoy he cumplido 45.
Liking it, so far.


  • Awwww . . . happy happy Erin!!!!

    (I was guessing it was you in the hat; have a collection myself :-) And don't call yourself an old broad, I'm just 2 years y pico behind you. It would appear that you are neither old nor broad.)

    By Anonymous Ann in KC, at 2:41 AM  

  • Enhorabuena!! Feliz cumpleaños! I love birthdays. Many people don't like getting older; I've always loved it. I'm looking forward to celebrating my next birthday in Barcelona this coming May...

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3:27 AM  

  • ¡Feliz Cumpleaños Erin! 45 is a fabulous age!

    By Blogger Teri, at 4:04 AM  

  • Happy birthday, Erin! Best wishes for a year filled with happy wanderings.

    By Anonymous Mark K, at 7:57 AM  

  • gracias a todos.


    By Blogger wandering-woman, at 11:16 AM  

  • Zorionak, Erin! I'll take you out for un helado on Sunday to celebrate. ;-)

    By Blogger wheylona, at 12:00 PM  

  • Happy Birthday or Hartelijk gefeliciteerd! as I try to say over here when talking with the Belgian birthday people.

    All the very best in the year ahead.

    By Blogger Di Mackey, at 3:08 PM  

  • Me, too! Happy Birthday!

    By Anonymous Kate, at 5:04 PM  

  • lá breithe mhaith agat, Erin!!


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:33 PM  

  • Yeh! I am digging this multilingual comment box today.

    gracias Kate y Di....

    Deal on el helado, Wheylona...

    Go raibv maith agat, O'Bobtale! What are you doin' round these parts? Fun to find you here, and speaking Irish! Did you find an Irish course??


    By Blogger wandering-woman, at 8:33 PM  

  • feliz cumpleaños! I'm still following your adventures, albeit on a different continent now! Enjoy your day and keep blogging. =)

    By Blogger nikkicee, at 12:11 AM  

  • Nikkicee! Thank you! Where are you now? Which continent? Do tell! Back in San Fran? Cool to hear from you!!

    By Blogger wandering-woman, at 9:03 AM  

  • well, since it's multilingual, Feliz aniversário!!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5:32 PM  

  • Yep, I'm back in San Fran, although a big piece of my heart will always stay in Spain. =) Blogging at http://thinktaboule.typepad.com now...different topics but same ole me. How I miss pimientos de padron though!

    By Blogger nikkicee, at 7:33 PM  

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