Auspicious Numbers

So. 2005 A.D. 2005 is an interesting number, in that it is the product of two primes: 401 x 5. Each of the digits in 2005 is a prime. And the sum of all of the digits (2 + 0 + 0 + 5) is itself a prime (7).

I will turn 36 this year. 36 is a perfect square, 6 x 6. Or if you want to break it down further, 2 x 2 x 3 x 3. Or, 2^² x 3^². A perfect square which is the product of two perfect squares.

Right now, according to the Chinese calendar, the Year of the Monkey is winding down. According to Master Lee, Monkey years are always chaotic and rough on everyone stuck in them. This past year was no exception. And there is the obvious joke about a Chimp being re-elected in the year of the Monkey.

The upcoming year, the Year of the Rooster (chicken, cock, etc) can be seen as the year of recovering from the year of the Monkey. Since the Rooster is my birth sign, I am filled with optimism.

Happy 2005.

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