Re: Concalendars (< Holiday greetings)
|From:||Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, December 27, 2008, 21:32|
On Thu, Dec 25, 2008 at 8:49 PM, <deinx nxtxr> <deinx.nxtxr@...> wrote:
> I don't think it would be easy to make leap day land on my birthday without
> upsetting the numbering of the days.
Well, what I did back in elementary school was make my birthday the
first day of the year... astronomically almost justifiable since it's
May 5, almost the cross-quarter day between March and June.
> I always knew I was born in the Year of the
> Rabbit, but didn't know that Vietnamese use the same system except they
> substitute cat for rabbit.
... and buffalo for ox.
Note that Rabbit/Cat years are also Yin years, which combined with the
Vietnamese tradition makes sense in the Western habit of conflating
the feline with the feminine.
> I may use that in some manner because I do like
> felines (the days of the week on my calendar are named after my cats).
Does the week end on Caturday? ;-)
Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>