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Friday, August 31, 2012


Moon over Alabama

Once in a blue moon
You may find that Special Someone
Once in a Blue Moon
You may find your love

And when you
Find that Special Someone
Take her in your arms
With that Blue Moon above

Well, I found my Special Someone... and today is not only her birthday, it’s the day of this year’s Blue Moon.

A blue moon, according to the latest popular definition, is the second full moon in a calendar month.  It’s a meaningless term if you’re using the Hebrew calendar, mainly because the months all start with the new moon: A full moon can only take place in the middle of the month.  But in the Gregorian calendar, it’s an unusual, yet by no means rare, event.

The last blue moon took place on December 31, 2009 - a New Year’s Eve blue moon.  As for the next one, we’ll have to wait until July 31, 2015. Then, in 2018, we’ll have the truly uncommon phenomenon of two blue moons in a single year.

Ahhh, but a Blue Moon Birthday - now, that’s an even more unusual event.  Before today, the only time a blue moon fell on SWMBO’s birthday was in 1966.  The next time won’t be until 2023.  I certainly hope (b’li ayin hara) we’ll both be around to celebrate it.

But in the meantime, my beloved Missus gets to commemorate yet another Trip Around the Sun.  May it be a good one, my love - and may it bring a year filled with good things without limit!


Unknown said...

Wishing SWMBO a very happy birthday from up north

Joe said...

best wishes for the happiest days to the Missus

BobG said...

Happy birthday and best wishes to your wife. May you and her celebrate many more in the years to come.