Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Special Exposure Wednesday and Fourteen

This is, I am afraid, just a picture to wet your appetite! Last night we celebrated my older daughter’s “chee-nah”, which I will be posting about tomorrow. Here is a picture of Ricki having fun with a “durbuka” (goblet drum) she found there.

Fourteen is:
• The number of days in a fortnight.
• In traditional British units of weight, the number of pounds in a stone.
• A number 'encoded' in a lot of the music of Johann Sebastian Bach. Bach may have considered this number a sort of signature, since given A = 1, B = 2, C = 3, etc., then B + A + C + H = 14.
• The number of lines in a sonnet
• Also Ricki’s age!! (Today is her birthday by the Jewish calendar.)
She is “celebrating” by having an upset stomach (result of junk she ate last night at her sister’s “chinah” celebration--- hopefully more on that tomorrow.)


G6 said...

Happy Birthday Ricki!
L'Orech Yomim Tovim!!!

Izzy, Emmy 'N Alexander said...

Happy Birthday!

Interesting facts about 14 too!

Rachelle said...

That's too bad she has an upset tummy ~ looks like she had fun though!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday!!! Glad she had fun....but an upset tummy is no fun. Poor Girl!

Stephanie @ Ralphcrew said...

Happy Birthday! Is that a formal dress? Thanks for the facts.

frumhouse said...

Happy Birtday!

Batya said...


What else is there to say?

Frogs' mom said...

Happy Birthday Ricki!!!! Hope your feeling better soon :0)

Maddy said...

Aha! 14 indeed, thanks for the tip off, it's a good reminder to me never to comment when I'm tired.

Also great to hear that someone else is familiar with stones. When I first arrived here I kept giving physicians etc my weight in stones - this confirmed that I was completely barmy.
Best wishes

rickismom said...

Mady, I confess to not really being proficient in stones. Most of these facts I got from Wikipedia!

Jewish Side of Babysitter said...

She looks great in this picture!
She looks tall though?

"the number of days in a fortnight."

I never knew that before, I always heard the term but never knew what it meant.

Cool info.

Happy Birthday to Ricki!

Jewish Side of Babysitter said...

RickisMom: I was wondering where you got the info from, that was smart to go to wiki and find some interesting facts.

A Living Nadneyda said...

Mazal tov Ricki! All the best.

(and I love the chipmunk picture!)