In the second week of 2008, I decided I had to have the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Shoes calendar on the wall in my office for the rest of the year. I had to go to four different Barnes & Nobles to find a copy. This year I planned ahead.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art Shoes and the Fashion Institute of Technology Handbags 2009 Mini Calendars, published by Andrews McMeel, $7.99 each at Barnes and Noble
And even with months to spare, I couldn’t decide between Shoes and FIT’s Handbags for 2009. So I ordered both. And therefore, got free shipping out of the deal. I can hang one up at home. Another reminder to pay the rent is never a bad thing (unless it comes accompanied by the temptation to purchase shoes or a handbag).
On a slightly different note, next year is gonna be two-thousand-when? Which rhymes with two-thousand-ten. Which is the year after next and therefore even more astounding.
*Not really. But I would love to have another Babar calendar. I might just be a sentimentalist.