Tuesday, August 02, 2022

August



If you are a teacher, or the parent of a student, the August calendar will look quite different, with target dates, activities, and deadlines written all over it. If you are European (or an American congressman), the whole thing would just say "vacation." But for the rest of us, this captures August rather well- a month we just endure until we can get back to normal weather (as if we ever will) and holidays. In a normal year, I would spend August canning tomatoes, but the crop is too small this year to dedicate much time to that. This calendar is brought to you by Matt Shirley.

4 comments:

Kolo Jezdec said...

Yeah, before I retired from teaching, early August brought on the anxiety. Three weeks to do all of the things I have not done yet! The days (well, the daylight) are getting shorter! In three weeks I have to start acting like an adult again...

I love retirement 😎

WilliamRocket said...

'What if most of Mrs. Cellania's readers lived in the Southern Hemisphere, then charts like this would be so redumbdant' ... he said while shivering through winter.

It could be true, there are over 60 million people in southern Africa, 25 million in Australia, 5 million in NZ, 14 million English speakers in South America ... that's a possible readership of over a hundred million ... all of them thinking 'What ? It's the middle of winter'.

gwdMaine said...

What if New Zealand is actually in the Northern Hemisphere because the Earth is upside down?

Anonymous said...

Everybody I know has trouble with their tomatoes this year. What up with that?