HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MEEEEE!!!!!!  I woke up this morning to 80+ posts already on my Facebook page and a handful of text messages. I feel very loved.

Here are some fun facts about the number 33, which is the age of my body as of today:

-33 is the largest positive integer that cannot be expressed as a sum of different triangular numbers. It is also the smallest odd repdigit that is not a prime number.

-33 is, according to the Newton scale, the temperature at which water boils.

– Alexander the Great (Alexander of Macedonia) died at 33.

-33 is printed on all Rolling Rock beer labels.

-33 is a significant number in modern numerology, one of the master numbers along with 11 and 22.

-“Thirty-Three” is a song by The Smashing Pumpkins on their album, Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness. (Watch here.) This album always reminds me of highschool. “1979” is also on that album, which is the year I was born.

-33 is the atomic number of arsenic.

-A normal human spine has 33 vertebrae when the bones that form the coccyx are counted individually.

-1933 was the year prohibition was abolished. “33” usually refers to this.

You are welcome.

Also, a shout-out to some of my other February 17th b’day peeps out there:  Michael Jordan, Denise Richards, Rene Russo, Larry the Cable Guy, Michael Bay, Paris Hilton, Billie Joe Armstrong, and last but not least my local twinsies Yan Zhu (hi Yan!) & Chris Mitchell.  Happy snappy to us!