Via today's WTF.
Just a note about something that might interest some people out there: Georgi Penkov has recently been busy as one of the guys setting up the Bulgariatek'05 teknival - an outdoors music event that is going to take place near the town of Chernomorec (between Bourgas and Gradina at the Bulgarian Black Sea coast) from August 19th to 25th. I'm not sure if I'll be able to make it - if I do, it will be pretty much just Friday night, Saturday, and maybe early Sunday morning - but still, it sounds like fun.
From a certain point of view, I must admit that I don't have much experience with perfect numbers - I've only dealt with two of them so far. Still, even this kind of limited experience has been pretty much all pleasant :)
One is not exactly a perfect number, since it ought to be omitted from the list of its own divisors, but still - hmm, "but still" what... I don't seem to remember all that much from the first year of my life :P
Six is a perfect number - and the sixth year of my life, almost exactly in the middle (of the sixth year, not the life), brought me a wonderful sister :)
Twenty-eight is a perfect number - and the twenty-eighth year of my life brought me lots of things, most of them good; lots of changes - some of them much more serious, more significant, more startling than what other years have brought; many new experiences, many new acquaintances, many new friends. I'd like to once again say "thank you!" to all those who have somehow influenced me or my life - in most cases, for the best :) As "Yuvigi" sang recently, "It's a beautiful life!"
The next perfect number is somewhat bigger... and I'm not the kind of person who makes plans (at least not ones that actually come true) for more than a week ahead, never mind 468 years ahead :P
I must have been walking for half an hour this morning before I noticed that my backpack seemed to have developed yet another tail...
With apologies to Tennessee Williams :)
Some days it all adds up
And what you've got is enough
Some days are better than others...
Thanks to several people in various situations, in various ways, my last few days have been better, happier, sunnier than most. Will it be too loud a call for trouble if I said that it seems that this will remain true of the next few days, too? :)