OK Sadly I am still not feeling the best, but I am much
better than I was last week at this time. Let me just say two things about The
Shingles…. 1) I would not wish them on my worst enemy, 2) I am so happy I went
to the doctor right away as it is nowhere near as bad as it could be.

I am at least getting this Adventure up this week, the
Tangle I decided on was I think the 1^{st} tangle I ever used in a
Monotangle, outside of the CZT training. The tangle is Verve,

Sorry about this folks, but I have come down with a case of the
Shingles. Sadly it is slowing me down with everything I do. I hope to have the
new adventure up tonight, but it may be as late as tomorrow night. Sorry about
this folks.

This one has been pretty good, aside from Tuesday, we do not
speak of Tuesday. Well after the last month, being sick, pulling a Muscle in my
back and bruising my ribs, my plans to start working out crumbled. Over the
last week I have been able to resurrect it. I have cut soda out of my diet, and
I have been bringing chopped salads to work for lunch.

See…A chopped Salad!

I have also been making it to the Gym in the AM, to work on
getting my lungs back into shape (growing up with two 3 pack a day smokers gave
me very bad lungs.) The in the evening a few times a week I am either hitting the
weights or playing racquet ball. I think I may add the 7 Minute workout in once
a day also. I am also thinking as a cool
down before bed I am going to add in a 10-20 minute stretch routine.

This weeks Adventure is designed to make me work my mind. Fengle,
is a tangle, I love, but I almost always do it exactly the same. So when I
chose it, I used more arm, made the lines thinner, shaded inside out, and added
flourishes. I am pretty happy with the results.

It started a week ago on Monday; I discovered that our
Toilet was leaking. I had a full week, and plans for Saturday, so I put down a
bucket to catch the slow drip, and plan on fixing last Sunday. Well when I took it apart, the idiot who
installed it used epoxy to glue down the front. This caused the front to crack,
which is OK as it was cracked elsewhere.
However, this was an expense I was not planning on. Well as we had
guests this weekend, I had parked downtown, so when I need to go get a new toilet
(no one was home at the time.) So I got the new toilet, and got home to install
it, and I was working on the cat ran under my feet, and in trying not to step
on it, I tripped, and fell. As there was a shattered toilet in the tub I did my
best to avoid it, but this resulted in my landing on my ribs right on the edge
of the tub. Lucky for me I did not break my ribs but they are bruised. This has been making any tangling difficult as
it hurts to move my right arm. It is sad as I can use Zentangle® to help with
pain, but when doing it causes pain it makes me sad.

I was able to at least get this this week’s adventure done. I had lots of plans for week 10, but I am
happy with what I done. The tangle I
decided on is both straight, and curved.
I did enjoy this Tangle, I hope you do also.

Here is the link to the tangle on Tangle patterns.

Well this is week nine, where does the tie go. This week has
been interesting. Over the weekend I spent way too much time on
Tanglepattens.com, deciding which tangle to use this week. As number nine is
one of my favorite numbers I wanted something special. Well yesterday I sat
down, to do a tile for the adventure, and started tangling. As can happen in Zentangle® what came out of
my pen was not the Tangle I planned. So I will postpone the previously chosen
tangle, and allow ‘Nzepple to be the pattern for this week. I really love
Nzepple as a tangle, so I am in no way surprised this happened. I ended up
doing a large tangle, then filled each section of the tangle with a smaller
version of the tangle, I really like how this turned out.

If you have not done ‘Nzepple before, you can find out more
about it Here.

And here is My ‘Nzeppel Zentangle® Tile!

Some of the reasons I like the number nine… (Yoinked from
Wikipedia)

Nine is a composite number, its proper divisors being 1 and
3. It is 3 times 3 and hence the third square number. Nine is a Motzkin number.
It is the first composite lucky number, along with the first composite odd
number.

Nine is the highest single-digit number in the decimal
system. It is the second non-unitary square prime of the form (p2) and the
first that is odd. All subsequent squares of this form are odd. It has a unique
aliquot sum 4 which is itself a square prime. Nine is; and can be, the only
square prime with an aliquot sum of the same form. The aliquot sequence of nine
has 5 members (9,4,3,1,0) this number being the second composite member of the
3-aliquot tree. It is the aliquot sum of only one number the discrete semiprime
15.

There are nine Heegner numbers.

Since 9 = 321, 9 is an exponential factorial.

8 and 9 form a Ruth-Aaron pair under the second definition
that counts repeated prime factors as often as they occur.

In bases 12, 18 and 24, nine is a 1-automorphic number and
in base 6 a 2-automorphic number (displayed as '13').

A polygon with nine sides is called a nonagon or enneagon] A
group of nine of anything is called an ennead.

In base 10 a number is divisible by nine if and only if its
digital root is 9. That is, if you multiply nine by any natural number, and
repeatedly add the digits of the answer until it is just one digit, you will
end up with nine:

There are other interesting patterns involving multiples of
nine:

12345679 x 9 = 111111111

12345679 x 18 = 222222222

12345679 x 81 = 999999999

This works for all the multiples of 9. n = 3 is the only
other n > 1 such that a number is divisible by n if and only if its digital
root is n. In base N, the divisors of N − 1 have this property. Another
consequence of 9 being 10 − 1, is that it is also a Kaprekar number.

The difference between a base-10 positive integer and the
sum of its digits is a whole multiple of nine. Examples:

The sum of the digits of 41 is 5, and 41-5 = 36. The digital
root of 36 is 3+6 = 9, which, as explained above, demonstrates that it is
divisible by nine.

The sum of the digits of 35967930 is 3+5+9+6+7+9+3+0 = 42,
and 35967930-42 = 35967888. The digital root of 35967888 is 3+5+9+6+7+8+8+8 =
54, 5+4 = 9.

Subtracting two base-10 positive integers that are
transpositions of each other yields a number that is a whole multiple of nine.
Examples:

41 - 14 = 27 (2 + 7 = 9)

36957930 - 35967930 = 990000, a multiple of nine.

This works regardless of the number of digits that are
transposed. For example, the largest transposition of 35967930 is 99765330 (all
digits in descending order) and its smallest transposition is 03356799 (all
digits in ascending order); subtracting pairs of these numbers produces:

Casting out nines is a quick way of testing the calculations
of sums, differences, products, and quotients of integers, known as long ago as
the 12th Century.

Every prime in a Cunningham chain of the first kind with a
length of 4 or greater is congruent to 9 mod 10 (the only exception being the
chain 2, 5, 11, 23, 47).

Six recurring nines appear in the decimal places 762 through
767 of pi. This is known as the Feynman point.

If an odd perfect number is of the form 36k + 9, it has at
least nine distinct prime factors.

If you divide a number by the amount of 9s corresponding to
its number of digits, the number is turned into a repeating decimal. (e.g.
274/999 = 0.274274274274...)