I had a reputation as a calendar-giver, based on something like fourteen years in a row going by in which I figure that a calendar just the appropriate gift to give about three-quarters of the people I want to gift with something or other, mostly calendars. I'm not one of those johnny-come-latelies who's gotten into giving out calendars because all the cool kids are. I gave them out because I have a deep belief that the people I care most deeply about could use a little more warning about just when this year April is expected to start and end.
And I'd appreciate your following the rest over at my humor blog. Other stuff that's run since last week's big thing about making bad impressions include:
- Explaining The Angles, something which caught my eye in that biography of Donald Coxeter.
- The Stormy Gift-Giving Season, about an odd gift suggestion from the weatherunderground.com site.
- Thinking Thoughts, and what to think with.
- What The Pac-Mummy Teaches Me, and my new favorite sentence.
- Making Years Without A Santa Claus, and something I wondered about that one of many peculiar Rankin/Bass specials.
- The Slippery Slope, and a case of banana peels held in court.
Trivia: Over a ten-day mudslide in October 1907 some 500,000 cubic yards of mud slid into the Panama Canal cut. Source: The Path Between The Seas: The Creation Of The Panama Canal, 1870 - 1914 David McCullough.
Currently Reading: King of Infinite Space: Donald Coxeter, The Man Who Saved Geometry, Siobhan Roberts.