Friday, December 22, 2006

Mystery Calendar and Squid

Why is it that a company that has been unable to provide me a written statement of my account status repeatedly over the last six months can manage to send me an unsolicited scenic calendar for the holidays requiring special shipping arrangements?

And what's up with the highlighted dates? Some are obvious. New Year's, MLK, President's Day, an April day I'm assuming is Good Friday. But May 21? July 1? Is October 8 Columbus/Indigenous People's Day? Nov 11 & 12 – one should be Veteran's Day, but I'm not sure about the other. Let me know if you have any ideas.

In a totally unrelated topic, Jenny wrote the other day about a deep-seated fear of giant squid. She might be alarmed because there are giant squid in the news today, so I wanted to share a reassuring picture of a friendly finger puppet Squid Guy and his pal, Mr. Hexapus.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Maybe they have the Canadian holidays highlighted as well? If May 21 is a holiday, it would be Victoria Day (Queen Victoria's birthday was May 24, and it's celebrated in Canada on the Monday on or before the 24th). July 1 is Canada Day. If October 8 is the second Monday in October, that would be the day Thanksgiving is celebrated in Canada, and November 11 is Remembrance Day. No idea about November 12, though - maybe that's highlighted because it's the Bub's birthday?

Jenny said...

Mr. Hexapus is ok but the squid still icks me out a little. Watch your back around him. He has shifty eyes.

Anonymous said...

The photos of the giant squid are awesome. I can't wait to see the video. I'm bummed that they killed it.

If we ever make contact with aliens, I really hope we don't accidentally kill them in the process.

Lady M said...

Bubandpie - that must be it, thanks!

Jenny - it's ok, he's quite friendly, I promise!

Fourth Breakfast - It was very disappointing that they killed the squid. Poor gal.