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What kind of calendar do you have?

Asked at Dillons, 4701 W. Sixth St. on December 2, 2011

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Photo of Peggy Vos

“Mine is from St. John’s Catholic Church. It has a different family each month. ”

Photo of Thomas Dumortier, Sr.

“It has photographs my brother took while traveling. ”

Photo of Thomas Dumortier, Jr.

“I don’t have one.”

Photo of Mary Lee

“It’s a dog calendar.”


Ron Holzwarth 6 years, 1 month ago

Jewish. I forgot it's a bit different.

It became a problem September 29, 2011 CE when the calendar ended, and the year 5772 began. I had to get a new calendar in a big hurry!

Ron Holzwarth 6 years, 1 month ago

Someone seems to be confused, so here's a brief explanation:

AD = an abbreviation for the Latin "Anno Domini", which translates to "the Year of Our Lord," referring to years after the birth of Jesus Christ.

BC = "Before Christ"

CE = "Common Era", meaning the calendar that is in general use today, that is, AD. It's been used for about 1,600 years, whereas the Jewish calendar has been in continuous use for at least 2,700 years.

The Jewish year never has any letters following it. It's a cultural thing in that some people do not consider the birth of Jesus Christ to be the center of all history.

Loki 6 years, 1 month ago

I still have my 1970s Farrah Fawcett calendar. I always forget to flip to the new month.

Ron Holzwarth 6 years, 1 month ago

You're "free for lunch every day of the month"?

You should travel to New Guinea and meet some members of the Korowai tribe. They would love to have you for lunch!

pure_republication 6 years, 1 month ago

I have several of the AD standard, not the PC kind which labels it CE?

otto 6 years, 1 month ago

Looks just like him, wouldn't be the first time to use an alias - but with a pic in the paper?

Bill Lee 6 years, 1 month ago

Mine is on the screen of my computer. I have lots of pretty pictures there, too.

Ron Holzwarth 6 years, 1 month ago

Do you mean: Sun's day,

Moon's day,

Tiw's day: named for Tiw, a one-handed god associated with single combat and pledges in Norse mythology,

Wodan's day: named for the Germanic god Wodan, based on Latin dies Mercurii, "Day of Mercury",

Thor's day: named for Thor, the god of thunder in Germanic Paganism,

Frig's Day: named for the Norse name for the planet Venus, which wasFriggjarstjarna, 'Frigg's star',

and last of all, Saturn's Day?

Terry Sexton 6 years, 1 month ago

My friend, Gus, stopped by with an early holiday gift, a homemade calendar. I appreciated his thoughtfulness, but he forgot to put half the dates on it. When I asked about it, he got all upset and said, "If you don't like it, Aztec my calendar & go home." "No. sir," I said. "You gave it to me. It's Mayan, now" Silly Gus.

Ron Holzwarth 6 years, 1 month ago

And then the Spanish Conquistadors came and stole it. They sailed away towards Spain with it, but their ship sank somewhere in the Atlantic and that was the end of it.

gccs14r 6 years, 1 month ago

Mine is a Gregorian wall calendar with U.S.-standard Sunday-first weeks. I would prefer 13 months of 28 days, so I wouldn't have to buy a new calendar every year.

FlintlockRifle 6 years, 1 month ago

Free one from State Farm Insurance , one my agent sends me each year

RoeDapple 6 years, 1 month ago

Dang! LJW and Knology are going out of their way to keep me from making obnoxious posts today! ;-)

RoeDapple 6 years, 1 month ago

^^. . . and I had a massage today. It wasn't on the beach and it sure as hell cost more than 2 bucks!

Terry Sexton 6 years, 1 month ago

My new calendar sez that on the first Friday of every month, OTS will host a Ronathon (from a source).
I like it cuz I learn me some stuff, like I do when R_I goes all cryptic & I hafta dust off my google & plug it in.

Ron Holzwarth 6 years, 1 month ago

My favorite thing to do is make allusions to and puns on colloquialisms that I hope are not well known. That's the only way you can say some things on this forum.

That, plus I do a lot of hopefully brief and interesting autobiographical sketches. They are all true, very true, but sometimes I do tend to exaggerate just a bit and of course I do have to leave some of the more interesting details out.

This forum gets me motivated to actually get them written down. I've been told that I've had a very interesting life. A few friends that know quite a lot about me have told me that I really should write my autobiography because if it were ever to be completely written, it would be a best seller for sure because it would definitely have something in it for everybody. But, I would never want it to be published during my lifetime.

A whole lot of people have told me that I'm completely nuts, but in a very interesting way. And, some people get really freaked out about how I know about far away events and situations that I could have no possible physical way of knowing. That, plus some of my closest friends have noticed that I sometimes make comments about events that haven't happened yet. To me it's very obvious that there's another reality right here in front of us, and I think it's amazing that other people don't see it also.

Commenting in here is my hobby, and for me it's a very interesting one. My psychiatrist told me I definitely needed a hobby about a year ago, and that's when I really started going in here.

P.S. You meet the most interesting people in the world in psychiatric wards, did you know that? And they are almost all completely normal, because they know they have problems and are working on them. Just about all of the totally crazy people are out wandering on the streets, and are totally unaware that they really have issues.

verity 6 years, 1 month ago

Are you saying you have the Sight? Most interesting. I believe that comes from the Goddess---do you worship her?

I have a stone circle and watch where the sun rises to see what day it is.

Ron Holzwarth 6 years, 1 month ago

I do not worship the Goddess in any way. But something similar to such a thing may exist.

Terry Sexton 6 years, 1 month ago

The fuel injection's plugged on my google but the bing's still runnin'.

Don't know if it's a two-dollar effort, but the iguana seems to like it

Mike Hatch 6 years, 1 month ago

If I need to know what day it is, I just look to see which day is printed on my underwear

6 years, 1 month ago

I have a puppy and kitty calender

Deja Coffin 6 years, 1 month ago

I have a Premier Designs (Jewelery) planner/calendar that I use to mark all my important dates. I just ordered another one for 2012. The funny thing is, I don't sell PD Jewelry.... I just really like the planner. So I have someone who does sell it order one for me and then I just ignore all the hostess coaching notes in it. I know it's silly but I haven't found a planner that I like as cute and cheap as that one.

RoeDapple 6 years, 1 month ago

Whatever comes in the printer. My color printer gets so little use anymore I can replace it for a little more than the cost of ink cartridges. No matter what I do to the old one I can never get it to work properly once the originals dry out. Cheaper than Paxil, Prozac or Zoloft too. I don't like to be angry. You wouldn't like me angry . . .

wiolfial 6 years, 1 month ago

The kind with 12 months,January thru December.

RoeDapple 6 years, 1 month ago

How come when an attorney writes a brief it never is . . .?

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