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EricHatheway.com Tenth Anniversary

Ten years ago today, I launched my website and the blog that I named The Clog. With the idea that the internet dislikes a site that rarely changes, my goal was to do a blog entry each and every day. I’m happy to say, after 10 years, that goal has been met and will continue to be met!

So, here are some statistics for the past 10 years:

3,654 consecutive daily blog posts!

4,505 images posted on the web!

22,100 tweets sent on Twitter!

Cheers! And here’s to another 10 years!

Seven/Seven

Seven (7) is a natural number following six (6) and preceding eight (8). July 7th is the 188th day of the year and the seventh month of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 177 days remaining after July 7th. July starts on the same day of the week as April every year and January in leap years.

 

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July, the seventh month of the year, begins astrologically when the sun is in the sign of Cancer. July is the warmest month of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and it is the second month of the summer season. The dog days of summer begins in July and it is named for Julius Caesar, who was born on July VII.

 

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More Than Seven Facts About Seven

Seven is the 4th prime number.
Seven is the first Newman-Shanks-Williams prime.
Seven is the first Woodall prime.
Seven is the third Lucas prime.
Seven is the fourth factorial prime
Seven is the fourth Mersenne prime exponent.
Seven is the fourth self number.
Seven is the second lucky prime.
Seven is the second safe prime.
A group or a series of seven is a heptad.
The traditional number of Wonders of the Ancient World.
The figurative number of seas.
The number of chakras.
The number of basic principles of the bushido.
The number of points on a sheriff’s star.
When rolling 2  six-sided dice, 7 is the number most likely to occur.

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Seven Seven … Happy Birthday to Me!

Seven Seven

Seven (7) is a natural number following six (6) and preceding eight (8). July 7th is the 188th day of the year and the seventh month of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 177 days remaining after July 7th. July starts on the same day of the week as April every year and January in leap years.

 

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July, the seventh month of the year, begins astrologically when the sun is in the sign of Cancer. July is the warmest month of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and it is the second month of the summer season. The dog days of summer begins in July and it is named for Julius Caesar, who was born on July VII.

 

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More Than Seven Facts About Seven

Seven is the 4th prime number.
Seven is the first Newman-Shanks-Williams prime.
Seven is the first Woodall prime.
Seven is the third Lucas prime.
Seven is the fourth factorial prime
Seven is the fourth Mersenne prime exponent.
Seven is the fourth self number.
Seven is the second lucky prime.
Seven is the second safe prime.
A group or a series of seven is a heptad.
The traditional number of Wonders of the Ancient World.
The figurative number of seas.
The number of chakras.
The number of basic principles of the bushido.
The number of points on a sheriff’s star.
When rolling 2  six-sided dice, 7 is the number most likely to occur.

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Seven Seven … Happy Birthday to Me!

More Surgery? Why Not?

If three surgeries aren’t enough, how about four surgeries? That is exactly what I am facing this morning – another open surgery (not that wimpy laparoscopic surgery).

It turns out I have developed surgical incisional hernia as a side effect of my previous surgeries. My main scar is about 15″ long and it did not heal correctly. Today it will be fixed (fingers crossed).

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August, 2016 … Abdominal Infection & Resulting Color Resection

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December, 2016 … Failed Anastomosis & Colostomy Reversal

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January, 2016 … Successful Anastomosis & Ileostomy Reversal

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May, 2016 … Under The Knife Again, Wish Me Luck

Take Me Back To Tulsa (I’m Too Young To Marry)

Take Me Back To Tulsa  (I’m Too Young To Marry)

Take Me Back to Tulsa is a Western Swing standard song. Today this favorite song of mine is especially significant. You see I was born and raised in Tulsa and today I am getting married.

Well, I’m older than I care to admit and it’s my first wedding. So, would I like to go back to Tulsa? Boy I sure would. Let me off at Archer and I’ll walk down to Greenwood. Take me back to Tulsa ….

The song was created when Bob Wills and Tommy Duncan added words to one of Bob Wills old fiddle tunes in 1940. The song takes its name from the chorus: “Take me back to Tulsa, I’m too young to marry.”

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The song is a series of unrelated, mostly nonsensical, rhyming couplets such as “Little bee sucks the blossom, big bee gets the honey” and “Poor man picks the cotton, rich man gets the money.”

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Take Me Back To Tulsa Lyrics by Tommy Duncan Music by Bob Wills Copyright 1941

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Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys performed the song in his 1940 movie Take Me Back to Oklahoma. Of course, Bob also played the song in the house that he built – The Cain’s Ballroom – in Tulsa.

Cain’s Ballroom is a historic music venue located in Tulsa, Oklahoma,. It was built in 1924 to serve as a garage. Madison W. “Daddy” Cain purchased the building in 1930 and named it Cain’s Dance Academy, where he charged 10¢ for dance lessons.

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The Cain’s Ballroom “The House That Bob Built” 423 North Main Street in Tulsa.

The Cain’s Ballroom was the site of The Texas Playboys’ first regular radio broadcast on KVOO (the Kind Voice of Oklahoma), and they continued to play Take Me Back To Tulsa and all their other songs there regularly for years.

Many other famous acts have played at The Cain’s since Bob quit playing there in 1942. Acts such as U2, The Sex Pistols, Elvis Costello, Elvin Bishop, Hank Williams and Tex Ritter. The Cain’s Ballroom was recently ranked at #26 worldwide for ticket sales at club venues.  It really is Tulsa’s Timeless Honky Tonk.

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Take Me Back To Tulsa  (I’m Too Young To Marry)

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My Last Cigarette

My Last Cigarette

I began smoking my last cigarette on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 2:33 in the afternoon. That little stinker probably made it to 2:38 before being smoked down to the filter by someone who was very determined to make this cigarette his last cigarette. No cheating this past year either! I haven’t even held a cigarette in a year.

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Me … One Year Ago Today

I have to say it really is wonderful being a non-smoker now … and now for a whole year too! Everything is better and it is great not being a slave to tobacco. And, you save a heck of a lot of money too.

In fact, at $8.00 per package of smokes for 365 straight days, the amount of money I saved came out to a total of $2,920.00. So, as a reward to myself (which experts say you should do), I bought the following as my gift to myself for quitting smoking and surviving the three major surgeries I had to endure in the same year. Whew!

My Fuji System 2016

The Benefits of Being a Non-Smoker

Non-Smoker Swag: FujiFilm X-T1, Fujinon 23mm f/1.4, Fujinon 27mm f/2.0, Fujinon 56mm f/1.2

Don’t smoke! Save money! Buy stuff! Quit today!