So it turns out that I forgot to buy a wall calendar this year, and there's now a blank spot on my office wall where it belongs.
So I figured I'd go to Amazon and get the cheapest non-disgusting calendar I could find. This turns out to be a somewhat harder project than I had initially imagined.
Searching for “2009 calendar” and sorting by price gave me the following choices.
The cheapest, at just 28 cents. But I don't want to advertise any products.
The following were all just under $1:
Throwing another quarter in the kitty (and ignoring Kindle calendars, fridge magnet calendars, and travel-sized calendars) raised me to:
It would take almost $2 to achieve these dizzying heights of style:
I can sort of see the Beaches thing, maybe, except we have those here, so why do I need it on my calendar?
Oh heck, maybe I should get one like last year.
Don’t get the lighthouse one, as it could be viewed by Freudians a signal of insecurity about certain body parts. Or do get the lighthouse one, and the flower one too – you have tenure, right?
Show your inner scrooge. Make the university pay for it by printing out blank calendar pages from Outlook.
Check your local B&N or Borders for sales. A few Januaries ago, I spent a buck or so on a full-color Scooby Doo wall calendar for a colleague who at the time specialized in prosecution of intellectual property crimes.
Looking for a cheap 2009 calendar? The federal government has once again answered your request before you made it. Check out the NCTCs Counterterrorism 2009 Calendar:
“NCTCs Counterterrorism Calendar is a prized resource that contains invaluable information for law enforcement and national security personnel. It is available in both a printable daily planner and an on-line multimedia website. The 2009 edition contains more counterterrorism information than any previous edition, as well as the most comprehensive index of everything from Anthrax to VBEIDs (Vehicle-Borne Improvised Explosive Devices) to date. Find out more, read the NCTC press release or click on the calendar links on the right.” ~ http://www.nctc.gov/
Beware, the pdf is a whopping 62+ MB. Alternatively, there is an “online multimedia version” which sports a “Worldwide Incidents Tracking System.” I’m not sure if that refers to the user’s appointment book and journal or actual terrorist activity. Either way, it should be entertaining… Enjoy?