And we’re back after a slightly extended pause. Today’s entry, in three stanzas, is dedicated to numbers.

1) Why is it that when I type the phrase “Feb 07” into a specific worksheet in Microsoft Excel and then strike the enter key that very same cell reads “39,120”? This really happens. I don’t understand. The cell in question is not linked to anything else.

2) According to the inscription on the 16th Street Bridge, it was built in MDCCCCXXIII.

3) (Word Problem – Interdisciplinary): If Tim leaves his house on his bike at 8:19 am and Megan starts walking to the bus stop at 7:36 am, which proprietor will have the coffee ready for John by 8:31am? How much will John be charged for said caffeinated beverage? Please include State and Local Sales Tax in your answer.