The Forty-Sixers Club

The Adirondack Forty-Sixers are an organization of hikers who have climbed all forty-six of the traditionally recognized High Peaks of the Adirondack Mountains. They are often referred to just as 46ers.

Hi, I’m Stuart. I’m a 0er. But I am forty six, so that’s nearly the same.

The number 46 is boring, if I’m honest, but quite frankly I could do with a boring year. This last one has been troublesome — not just for me, for everybody, of course. Wikipedia suggests that 46 is a centred triangular number and the sum of the totient function for the first twelve integers, which is such a yawnarama that I think Ramanujan’s thing about the first dull number might actually be about 46. (The people’s republic of encyclopedia does then drop the bomb that 46 is the molar mass of ethanol, mind. Someone’s been paying attention.)

This is the twentieth year I’ve been wishing myself happy birthday on the web, which is nice (2003 up until last year and in between). The last few years have shown a worrying trend of, well, worrying about stuff, and this year is no different. Things kinda got worse generally, didn’t they?

I spent today talking to the family, which was good. It wasn’t quite the weekend we were all hoping for, but it was still good. I did really hope I’d get to see my dad today. Plus I have cool new shirts and a marzipan thing which I’m going to eat! And I got to have drinks with friends before going away for the weekend and that was also cool and they are excellent, thank you for that, especially when cakes showed up. Soon I shall get back to playing with the nRF52840 PCA10059 dongle single-board computer that Bill bought me for our Secret Project, or possibly just my new iPhone 13 mini. All quite exciting stuff. There’s D&D to plan, escape rooms to visit, holidays to sort out, restaurants to go to with my parents and my daughter. Pizza to eat, doubtless. Things will be back to normal soon. Now I have to do a bit of writing. But happy birthday to me.

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