But, I never write anything down. I've decided to put a few of my topic ideas in this post so that I remember them for the future:
- I want to write a post figuring out why the USA is great.
- Recently, Ed gave me the idea of comparing Obama to methadone and Reagan to heroine. I think that it has potential. I've simplified.
- Several things recently have made me contemplate the "It's not my fault" syndrome and how it relates to the current economy and music.
I think of myself as a questioner. I question everything I see. But today someone brought to my attention something that I don't know that I've ever questioned.
We deal with it every day.
If I ask you why February has 28 days most of the time and 29 days every four years except when the year is divisible by 100, blah blah blah...
I'm sure I'd get a remarkable number of answers.
But take that one step further and ask why the calendar is split up into 12 months?
To make things simple, let's say that a calendar year is the length of time it takes for the earth to complete one revolution around the sun. We'll say it's 365.25. That's not exact, but it works for my example.
Why do we have 12 months with different amount of days? Why can't we just have 10 months with 36.525 days in each month? What would we call the months? Gotta keep the good ones and adjust your birthday accordingly. I never like June and July because they both start the same. Let's leave out June. September, October, November and December all end in "ber" so we can remove one. For the lovers of Christmas, Halloween, and Thanksgiving we'll remove September. Our new months will be January, February, March, April, May, July, August, October, November and December. I'll put you in charge of adjusting your birthday.
My birthday will now be February 8th. Let me know if you need any help. I might be able to write a java script to automatically adjust for you.