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Three Calendars



I begin this year, as I seem to begin each year, with three calendars. I have a new desktop/appointment calendar from American Express; a month-by-month wall calendar advertising the Boston Red Sox baseball team, and a day-to-day calendar atop my dresser filled with trivia regarding a television program, The Big Bang Theory.

The AMEX calendar, as is its year-by-year custom, tells me to travel to various exotic places where I can use my blue card to go into debt. Among the locales highlighted this year: Cancun, Mexico;  Oslo, Norway; Cusco, Peru. In connection with the latter, we're told amidst space for mid-September 2015 appointments that visitors to high-altitude Cuzco should keep well hydrated and avoid heavy meals and alcohol. Got it.

The Red Sox calendar gives the stats for different players each month, starting in January with Jon Lester, Pitcher, #31. Lester also gets a very dramatic photo portraying him in full stretch, mid-pitch.  If you're curious, he was born in Tacoma, WA., stands 6' 4", bats and throws left-handed.

The Big Bang Theory calendar asks such questions as this (January 1): "Why is the girls' trip to Las Vegas cancelled?" The answer, available in tiny upside down print at the bottom of the page: "Amy is put on the 'no-fly list after she may or may not have broken the nose of an airport agent during a pat-down."

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