Fair warning: I am such a dork that one of my favorite New Year’s rituals is transferring important birthdays, anniversaries, and minor Jewish holidays that are almost never printed already from the old wall calendar to the new. Filling in those fresh boxes gives me the (perhaps illusory) sense that I know the shape of the upcoming year, and flipping through the pages of last year’s calendar brings back memories of how we spent the previous twelve months. I get nostalgia and anticipation all rolled into one chore, which is fun even if it does come with the disturbing realization of how long ago some events I still have filed under “recent” in my head actually took place.
Today’s transcription did, however, unearth a bit of a mystery. On the square marked January 30, 2009 is one word: “DRUNKEX!” I cannot for the life of me remember what we were doing that evening — a party? An NFO winging? Some silly, private evening of staying in and digging into our own, ah, “spiritual” stash? I have no idea, but it sure sounds like it should have been fun.
If, by chance, you happen to know what on earth I meant by that cryptic inscription, I’d love to hear it. In any case, I hope your 2010 is full of wonderful memories that actually stick in your mind for years to come.