## 9/27/2007

### Exactly How Old IS Dirt?

Here is a party game to play for my birthday. Yesterday my age was a prime number. Now you can create an equation for my new age using the numbers 2, 3, and 4.

Hint 1: I am not 432; not even in dog years.

Hint 2: I am not 14 (3x4+2); though some previous posts may have you wondering...

Leave your guess in the comments; the lower the number the higher my praise of your acumen will be! ;-)

Meanwhile, here is a party favor for you in the spirit of the day. Enjoy!

Photo courtesy of foundphotoslj

posted by Mike at 6:19 AM

Bob said...

Hey, this should be easy! The list of prime numbers starts like this...

2 3 5 7 11 13 17 19 23 29 31 37 41 43 47 53 59 61 67 71

So, taking into account the phase of the moon (nearly full), the time of year (hot!), the lower the estimate the better, and the fact that you have 5 women living in the same house with you (sound of head exploding), added to the hint of 2, 3, and 4...

I'm guessing you're 23, and *ahem* play golf (as in "fore!").

Wha'd I win? Wha'd I win? :-D

5:09 AM
Mike said...

Bob,

You win the fabulous "I will promote every WILF from now on" prize package. Is your current masthead picture your preferred glamour shot?

Mike

7:32 AM
sjs said...

OK, yesterday you were 61, a prime number. Today is your birthday, so you're now 62 or 4^3 - 2.

10:20 AM
Mike said...

Sadly, 62 is a warmer guess than 23, but incorrect! Also, 62 is greater than 432 dog years.

Give it another try! And thanks for stopping by, sjs.

10:52 AM
Rick Cockrum said...

Are you wearing the hair or the hat in the picture, Mike?

I vote for 48 (2*2*3*4) - or is that too many 2s?

Happy - belated - birthday!

1:17 PM
Mike said...

Rick,

You win the kewpie doll!

I never had hair that nice!

Mike

1:21 PM
Bob said...

I learned long ago to always guess 'low' when guessing age!

And yes, that's my preferred mug.

6:01 PM
deichmans said...

Happy 41st Birthday! (43 - 2)

Hey, I'm gaining on you!

6:19 AM
deichmans said...

OK, I see my error -- not prime today, but BEFORE the birthday. I'd like to amend my prediction (aided by your comment at Oz :-) to:

(4^2) * 3 = 48

Best wishes for many more to come!

sdd

10:23 AM
Mike said...

Right on the money! ;-)

I hope you don't pass me any time soon!

Mike

10:51 AM