What is this ... open season on a certain pseudonymous blogger?
People seem inordinately interested in the habits of a rare Gypsy Scholar. Now, even Dymphna of Gates of Vienna and The Neighborhood of God has tagged me, attached a radio transmitter, and begun tracking my paths by satellite.
Her scientific research project is titled the "Seven By Seven Meme." Or maybe, since it's now about me, this is really the "Seven By Seven Me Me!"
Okay, that was a seven times seven stupid joke. Can I be forgiven? Seventy times seven times? Or is a bad joke the unpardonable sin against the Spirit?
Anyway . . . (grumble, grumble) . . . what is it I'm expected to do? Dymphna wants to know seven things about me in each of seven categories:
Seven Things To Do Before I DieActually, that's only seven things about me in each of six categories since the last one is about other people.
Seven Things I Cannot Do
Seven Things That Attract Me to...Cooking
Seven Things I Say
Seven Books/Authors That I Love
Seven Movies That I've Loved
Seven People To Tag
Six categories? Hmmm . . . that's a bit better. But 7 x 6 (checks with calculator) = 42. That's still a lot of . . . !
Why . . . that's "the answer to life, the universe, and everything!"
This cannot be coincidence.
Nor can it be coincidence that 42 is a sphenic number, for every sphenic number has precisely three distinct prime factors generating exactly eight divisors.
This number of divisors matches number for word the number of words in the phrase "the answer to life, the universe, and everything."
Wow. Far out. Like, into the cosmos . . .