Thursday, January 21, 2010

What a difference a day/month/year makes

When I emerged from the gene pool, there obviously were a couple missing.

I didn't get the cleaning gene.

Or the organization gene.

Or the overly observant gene.

What I DID get, though, is the procrastination gene, which is the only explanation for what is happening on my kitchen wall.

You see, every year, my parents give us all the same gift: a calendar bought through the local art museum gift shop.

I -- and my parents and each of my siblings -- have a lucite frame to hold the calendar, which is a series of posters -- one for each month.

The idea is that each month, you take out the old poster and -- voila -- there is the new one, with its new, fresh, previously unviewed seasonally appropriate image, to decorate the wall.

I have seen the calendars in my everyone else's homes. They are appropriately timely.

Here is ours:
Can you see it?

Yes, it IS from last May. Why do you ask?

And yes, that IS this year's calendar on the shelf.




Kaytabug said...

Seriously?! That is just too much work. That is not procrastination. I bet if all you had to do was flip to the next month you'd do it. Re-framing a poster every month is just too much. I guess I got the lazy gene.

LceeL said...

See? I told you. Mormons.

I just looked at my calendar in my office. It's stuck up on the wall with push pins. And, according to my calendar, it's August, 2008. 2009 and 2010 are in my lower desk drawer.

And the little desk calendar with the flip over pages? It's open to July 8th, 2009. 2010 is in the drawer along with the big boys.

Roger said...

Maybe you were just very fond of last May? :)

Tara R. said...

I have to have my calendar. I can't keep track of what month, or year, let alone what day it is, without it.

texasholly said...

That sounds like work of the month calendar. I am impressed you have last May's up. I would still be stuck in the 90s.

Karen said...

Totally the calendar's fault. When you can simply flip a page up, who wants to bother changing pictures? Obviously not me, because the framed school pics I have of the kids is from 4 years ago.

Suzanne said...

At least you HAVE calendars.

I bought my best friend a great calendar deriding the opposing political party. In October.

When did she get it? The following MARCH.


Joyce-Anne said...

I need to have a calendar and use one. Now, all I have to remember to do is write important events on it. said...

Don't you wish you could trade some genes for others you didn't get? I would totally trade my lazy gene for one that would help me do math.

Joanna said...

At least you have a nice picture. My grandma does the plastic mesh thing where you use yarn to make designs on it. I know there is a name for it but I've tried very hard to forget what it's called and it seems to be working.

With a gene pool like that, we may be related. We may have the same smartass gene too. I am so sorry - for you. ;)

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