Today is a milestone, 729 Blog Posts.  Wow, when I started writing this blog four years ago, never dreamed I would write so many stories.  And to celebrate, let’s talk about the number 729.  It’s a really wonderful number.  And I am a nerd who loves this kind of trivia.

729 = 1011011001 base 2 = 2D9 base 16 = 1331 base 8 = 9**3 = 27**2 = 3**6

And this wonderful website Numbergossip calls the number

  • Composite — can be expressed as the product of integers greater than one
  • Cube  — equals nine times nine times nine
  • Deficient — sum of all the Edison’s is than the 729
  • Evil — there are an even number of divisors in the binary version of 729
  • Lucky — part of a lucky number sequence.  See Numbergossip.com for the rules
  • Odd — last digit cannot be divided by two
  • Powerful — can be expressed as a**2 x b**3
  • Smith — a joke sequence, see rules at Numbergossip
  • Square — can be expressed as a**2 or 27*27

And going to Wikipedia we learn lots about this year in history

  • Chopsticks were introduced in Japan about this time period
  • Year 729 AD is Year 178 in the Armenian Calendar and 5479 in the Assyrian calendar.
  • “King Osric of Northumbria nominates Ceolwulf, a distant cousin and brother of Coenred as his successor. After Osric’s death Ceolwulf takes the throne.”

Of course no post is complete these days without. Dragon cat reference.  Why Dragon Cats you might ask?  Because I am trying to write above  and screenplay about dragon cats.  So I obsess.  Talk about them, think about them, write about them, and draw them.  Even plan on sculpting them in the near future.   So for your viewing pleasure, here’s the picture from this weekend. I am finally starting to get the muscles needed to support wings into correct proportion.  No picture is ever complete, especially if image processing software is available.   So you get several versions — the original, a glamour glow version, and the retro version of the same drawing.  I am not sure which I like best.  So you get to choose.

Daily Prompt: IncompleteResources used





Author: Heres to ART not Cockroaches

Welcome to my life. My life as a mom is changing as the kids grow up, leave home, and build their own lives. This gives me a chance to rebuild myself as an artist, develop a spiritual path, and most fun of all, start going out on dates with my husband. Come here the stories about the small things in life that can make one very happy. Dogs running on a beach, great breakfast dates, kids and their adventures, and my own adventures in this wacky life. I'll share some of my progress in learning art while juggling a full time job as an engineer. And best of all, it's a chance for me to practice writing stories while keeping in touch with my kids. I look forward to hearing from you. Comments, thoughts, and invitations to meet for coffee are all welcomed. Enjoy the stories.

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