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January 7th, 2004


As you may remember, I like cheap calendars, and I usually wait until the 50% or 75% off sales before buying. And when I do buy, I buy four or five monthyl calendars and, if there are any decent ones left when the sales hit 75%, one daily calendar.

For monthly calendars, in recent years I’ve opted for “Front Porch,” “Woods and Forests,” and “Classic Jazz” themes. For the day-by-day calendars, I prefer comic strips?last year was a Foxtrot year?but am open to other options.

What kind of calendar is sitting on your desk/hung on your wall?

Posted in Everyday Life

FROM: Chris [E-Mail]
DATE: Wednesday January 7, 2004 -- 9:13:31 am
The free wall calendar provided by the Purdue Alumni Association.

FROM: Paul
DATE: Wednesday January 7, 2004 -- 10:04:21 am
For home, we got a calendar at our local Ace Hardware for $1.50. Its format is "big grid" - so no cutesy graphics.

For work, I bought a calendar with my own photos on it from CafePress - it cost quite a bit more than $1.50. But I like it a lot.

FROM: Joseph
DATE: Wednesday January 7, 2004 -- 10:05:25 am
I always buy whatever calendar comes cheap, but then I never end up using it. The farthest I've ever gotten is February and there it sits on the wall until I am reminded to take it down the following new year. I usually keep appointments in a daily planner--whatever's cheapest; I refuse to spend more than $3. I got a Franklin Planner for Christmas a few years back. It looked very expensive. Before I put it together, but after I had taken it out of the plastic, my wife accidentally knocked it off the table and the inserts and pages and everything went everywhere. The organizer waits now in a big pile in a box waiting to be itself reorganized. To the well-meaning gift-giver (my brother), I truly apologize.

FROM: Greg
DATE: Wednesday January 7, 2004 -- 10:29:13 am
For Christmas, a friend bought me a Playboy calendar. I don't know why it's even called a calendar, the dates are at the very bottom and barely visible to the "naked" eye.

FROM: towinlovinit
DATE: Wednesday January 7, 2004 -- 10:39:34 am
I have a plain Office Depot desk/wall calendar. Nice big squares to write in. Use it for everything from appt. to where a kid is that day and time. Sometimes we find ourselves hanging on to it because we put a phone # on it somewhere or an address. Costs about $2.00 and worth every penny. No graphics or fancy wording. Just plain big squares waiting for us to fill it in.

FROM: Rob [E-Mail]
DATE: Wednesday January 7, 2004 -- 10:50:53 am
At work, I have a Gundam Seed calendar behind me, the free school calendar to the right of me, and a free desk calendar I got from the guys who did some wiring work for us a few months ago.

At home, I have a studio Ghibli calendar hanging above my computer.

The free ones sort of offset the high price of the other two.

FROM: Chris
DATE: Wednesday January 7, 2004 -- 11:00:57 am
My Purdue calendar is just eye candy really. I keep all my appointments in Yahoo Calender, which is then synch'ed to my Palm Pilot.

FROM: jk
DATE: Wednesday January 7, 2004 -- 12:54:36 pm
It's so funny that you brought up calendars...I usually get a few free ones here and there and I can't find my only free one, from my bank. I hang my wall calendar on the bathroom wall and I essentially use it only to track birthdays. I do some of my best organizing and planning it the bathroom.

No calendar means I missed my friend's daughter's birthday 2 days ago. I've got to get back to the bank and see if they can hook me up. My universe will collapse on me if I can't continue to amaze everyone with my "ability to remember everyone's birthday." Mine is March 12; please mark this on your calendars.

FROM: Rob [E-Mail]
DATE: Wednesday January 7, 2004 -- 2:18:07 pm
I swear, jk, I thought you were going to say you used it to track when you went to the bathroom.

"June 12th, 6:14pm, did number 2. What the hell did I eat to make it look like THAT?"

FROM: Alex
DATE: Wednesday January 7, 2004 -- 2:18:36 pm
Well, I brag that I'm an artist (Published Poet) so I have an artsy calendar - Ansel Adams - what a great photographer. At work I keep my calendar in GroupWise - boring!

FROM: aharris
DATE: Wednesday January 7, 2004 -- 2:47:58 pm
Many, many years ago I saw an ep of L&O where Briscoe is questioning this guy about where he was Tuesday night. The guy goes into his desk, pulls out this big calendar and goes: Tuesday I was at dinner w/ so-and-so.

I thought that was the coolest thing. So ever since then I keep little daily/weekly calendars and record everything I do. (No Rob, I don't mean bathroom visits)

I'll admit I haven't been keeping up the past couple of years but I do have a box w/ all my little dayplanners in it. So if you want to know where I was May 7th 1996 I can probably tell you. Hey you never know when you'll need an alibi. ;)

As for dates and birthdays I use Yahoo! It sends me reminders (by email and IM) so that I have plenty of time to buy that last minute gift. Or a monthly reminder b/c I would always forget to pay rent at my old place. It's pretty helpful (and web accessible which is useful :)

FROM: Chris
DATE: Wednesday January 7, 2004 -- 3:17:27 pm

that stuff could be an alibi some day, or it could be evidence too. I save as little as possible.

FROM: Rob Wiltbank
DATE: Wednesday January 7, 2004 -- 9:04:39 pm
Usually pictorial calendars of Ireland -- kinda nice to open a calender to a gorgeous landscape and you're able to say... "I've been there!"

FROM: jk
DATE: Wednesday January 7, 2004 -- 9:33:11 pm
Rob, you made me laugh. That is too funny. I stopped to get some jewelry supplies today (wait, you people don't know I make jewelry. Hey! I make jewelry!), and at the check-out, they had some cool magnets that reflect old advertising like Coke and Hershey's, etc., and there was one magnet for a rest stop that said "Eat here and get gas." I will get that for my mom for Valentine's Day. Better mark my calendar. When I get one.

FROM: Kate
DATE: Wednesday January 7, 2004 -- 9:40:25 pm
I have a lefty's day-by-day calendar; I got it from my parents. I always like the ones that have interesting facts. As for writing down birthdays, those go in my organizer, so there's no way they can be missed.

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