38

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The thirty-eight special is a centerfire cartridge used in revolvers or semi-automatic pistols.  The 38th latitude divides the United States roughly in half and the 38th parallel roughly demarcates North Korea and South Korea.  The 38th American president was Gerald Ford and Colorado was the 38th state to join the union.  The 38th Street Gang is the one of the oldest street gangs in Los Angeles.

Did you know that February 7th is the 38th day of the year.  In 38 BC on January 17th, Octavian married Livia Drusilla.  During 38 AD, Phadedrus wrote his popular collection of fables.  Remember the 2004 SuperBowl XXXVIII, when Justin Timberlake tore Janet Jackson’s costume exposing her breast?  Well, the Patriots ended up winning over the Panthers, 32-29.

Celebrities that are currently 38 years old include Neil Patrick Harris, Mos Def, Lisa Ling, Kate Beckinsale, Oscar De La Hoya, Portia De Rossi, Rachel Maddow, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Kate Moss, and Tyra Banks.  My favorite San Francisco Giants player is Brian Wilson and his baseball uniform number is #38.  Unfortunately, John F. Kennedy Jr. and actor Corey Haim died when they were only 38 years old.

If you take California State Route 38, you’ll drive around Big Bear Lake past San Bernardino through the Redlands.  Or take a drive on Highway 38 in Minnesota to see the beautiful autumn colors of trees.  Highway 38 in Oregon is a lovely journey along the Umpqua River.  For international travelers, European Route 38 starts in Hlukhiv, Ukraine and ends in Shymkent, Kazakhstan.  Australian Route 38, Gwydir Highway, takes you from the coast to the hills in New South Wales.  Either way, 38 will get you somewhere.

Why all the associations with 38?  On January 17th, I turned 38.  My “younger” sister told me that I’m “old.”  However, I don’t feel old, I feel like best is yet to come…

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