Wednesday, February 11, 2009

February -- The Model Month


I’ve been admiring February on my calendar...such an organized month this year! Neatly beginning on a Sunday, and concluding on a Saturday, there is a block of open spaces at the bottom of the page. I was thinking how convenient it would be if every month were so organized. Instead of saying, "we meet on the last Monday of the month", you could simply say we meet on the 23rd. It would go without saying that it was a Monday. If you had responsibilities at church every other Sunday, they would always be the same dates. No more asking, "which day of the week is Christmas this year". It would always be Wednesday! It would make payroll duties easier...as well as the school year – "Pizza Days are the 13th & the 27th" – ALWAYS! No more kids without lunches because Mom got it mixed up! You could always know the day on which school began...Vacation planning would be straightforward...In fact, human communications on the whole might be improved because there would be less cause for misunderstanding, contributing to a increase in World Peace!


It makes me think I should develop a new "Leslorian Calendar". I’ve always had problems with the Gregorian one anyway. ( A topic for another post...) I propose that all months be 28 days in length, and organized in the manner of February 2009. The leftover days would be equal to another month, which would be placed in the Summer. (I would prefer a longer winter, but being in a distinct minority there, I won’t even propose it.) This new summer month shall be named...uh...We shall have a contest to name the new month of summer! (Submit your entries in the comment area...) Left is one extra day that I propose to be placed between December 28 and January 1, belonging to no year. On it, no commerce will take place. Instead, all will purge their extra possessions to set out for the poor to acquire to begin the new year. Every 4th year, there will be 2 days between December 28 and January 1, set aside for the same purpose.

Now I’ve been wondering how one would implement such a plan...It seems so sensible, so organized, so routine...And then I realized that my birthday would always be on Wednesday, as would the 4th of July and Christmas. No chance EVER of an extra long weekend when the holiday so aligns...Kids whose birthdays fall on a weekend would NEVER get to bring treats to school on their actual birthday, just like those poor kids with summer birthdays...The number of days between Thanksgiving and Christmas would always be the same...Everything would be so predictable, so rigid, so boring...


I’m rethinking my brilliant idea. While there is something to be said for organization and convenience, I’m not sure I want to live in a world that’s too predictable. Variety brings interest to life. Unpredictability keeps us on our toes...besides what would we do for all those people who were born on the 29th, 30th & 31st? I guess Old Greg knew what he was doing...

3 comments:

2boys2girls2ofakind said...

Leslie, you make me laugh. The new month would be called Leshon after you of course..can't you just picture it...May June July Leshon August September...sounds great to me. :)

Ridge said...

LOL, this is just what I needed today. What day is this anyway? I'm so confused. Monday I had a personal day off from work, so it seems like this should be Wednesday. But tomorrow is a vacation day, so maybe today is Friday. Who knows? Ask Leslie! I propose the new month be called Flummer...not fall, not summer, somewhere in between! Love you!

Ross and Taya said...

Oh this was a good one. It was so much more than a half-baked idea. You could throw a little curveball in the extra month and have a second Groundhogs day predicting how long summer will last. On the extra day after Christmas the Christians could reenact Joshua 10 and the Atheists could do something with the Beatles Nowhere Man song.

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Needing an outlet for various thoughts rattling in my head, I've created two blogs -- One about my real life (leslieisverbose.blogspot.com) and one where I can vent. (leslievents.blogspot.com)