Tuesday, July 31, 2018

What Day Is This?


At the heart of much speculative fiction (and fiction in general) is a question. What if? On Tuesdays I like to throw one out there and see what you make of it. Do with it as you please. If a for-instance is not specified, feel free to interpret that instance as you wish. And if you find this becomes a novel-length answer, I'd appreciate a thank you in the acknowledgements. 😉

What if "they" decided to revamp the calendar? (By "they", I mean people who could do such a thing, tell us they did such a thing, and make it so we had to adopt it.)

I may not be around much today. It's my birthday, so I might be busy. 😄

20 comments:

  1. Hi Liz - Happy Birthday day ... have a wonderful time and don't do much - except have fun with family and friends ... doing things for you ... take care and here's to many more - cheers Hilary

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  2. HaPpY bIrThDaY!!!! Here is hoping you have a great day. What if- well you know as well as I do that the powers that be can do things that we have to except but I am not sure screwing with our calendar is doable. Keeping in mind that it is most times HARD to teach an old dog new tricks so for mr I would FREAK!!!!

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    1. Yeah, it took centuries to get the whole world to adopt our current calendar, so...

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  3. Oh, wow. That would be so confusing. Happy Birthday! And thanks for the kind word on my blog. Those coincidences are interesting. I have another one for you. Once I became a big fan of Marilyn Manson's music, I learned the man (Brian Warner) is the same age as my first love and shares his January fifth birthday with my husband. Enjoy your day!

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    1. Thanks. Too funny about the birthdays. Have you ever heard of the birthday problem--it's about the probability of finding someone with the same birthday as yours. It's not as rare as you'd think.

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  4. Happy Birthday! May you have a great day today and a fantastic year ahead!

    I think it would be so confusing if they messed around with the calendar. Its confusing enough when a holiday falls in the middle of the week to remember what day it is afterward.

    betty

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  5. Happy birthday!

    If they gave us 40 hour days, I would not complain.

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  6. Happy birthday! I hope you have lots of fun.

    I say it's about time they revamped the calendar. It's too uneven and random. And don't get me started on the extra day every four years.

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  7. Whoot! Whoot! Whoot! Cheers to you, Liz!

    Revamp the calendar? Sure, why not. And may they once and for all choose standard or daylight savings time.

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  8. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! I hope you have an amazing day <3

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  9. Happy birthday!
    I'd be delighted to go back to a Lunar calendar situation... if I was going to use this element in a book, it would be after China got so big they took over the world.
    ...bit of a horror story, probably!

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    1. Oooh, that would be interesting. Lunar calendars are a bit weird, although only probably because I'm not used to them.

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    2. I'm mulling this around, and might actually write it. How do you want your name in the credits? (I ask now because it will be a long time to completion, and I don't want to forget where I got the idea.)

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    3. I hadn't considered that. Probably Liz A. from Laws of Gravity would be good enough. Although my full name would be acceptable. Whichever way you prefer ;)

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  10. Happy birthday! I think a lot of people would cheer if they evened up the months. Let's start with February, and go from there. Whatever happened, we probably would have no choice but to adapt.

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    1. We would. But I'm sure there'd be a huge backlash.

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  11. Well they do it with the time of day so wouldn't put it past em. lol Surely some states would rebel like they do with the time changes.

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  12. Happy belated Birthday Leo Gal! I would hate it if the calendar was changed. Remember they changed the astrology signs which i think sucks and I just refuse to go the new route:) It is your birthday week so i hope you are enjoying it

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