Paul Phillips (extempore) wrote,

fun facts about ruby

Ruby Giselle Phillips, that is:

BORN 01/08/08 precisely at 0800
8.0 POUNDS (margin of error 1.5% - actual recorded weight 7 lbs 14.4 oz)
20 INCHES (which would mean 8 inches to the Skorkles on planet Beezbum, where they count in base 4)
[Update: dianagram points out this could also be represented as 1 ft 8 inches, if you have something against Skorkles. On an unrelated note: if anyone's wondering if new babies impact your sleep schedule, there may be inferences available.]

Current stable version of ruby to two digits: 1.8 (1.9 is a developer release)

On 01/08 not long before 8:00 PM, we ordered dinner in the hospital room. As a hospital patient kathleen's was free, but I had to pay for mine. Total bill: eight dollars. Usually I carry around enough money for day-to-day incidentals, but on this day my wallet was unusually light for some reason. It contained exactly eight singles! I submit photographic evidence, which as you know would be impossible to fake. It's all true! If I believed in any of the weird stuff people believe in, I am sure I would find some significance among all these eights.



And a few more pictures.

(Elaboration on base 4 for the less mathy types: 1, 2, 3, 10, 11, 12, 13, 20.)
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