Monday, May 23, 2011

Here's something to look forward to. Maybe.


Hey y'all! Walt sends along a little fact that I did not previously know. I know it's probably stunning to y'all that there ARE things I do not know. But, it's true.

It seems that July, 2011 will bring something that none of us will ever see again.

Money bags

This year, July has 5 Fridays, 5 Saturdays and 5 Sundays. This happens
once every 823 years.

The computer letter he sent says something about chink superstition and why it's called "Money Bags," and stuff, but it's kinda interesting to me.

Think about it. If you are in the regular 9 to 5, five day a week working world, you dang near aren't gonna have to hit a lick at a snake in July.  I mean, everybody knows that nothing gets done on Friday anyway.  So, you've got five days to goof off...10 days of weekend...and throw in Independence Day as a holiday, and voila!

Lazy days are headed your way.

The only bad thing I can think about this is that they do not play College Football in July.  If they did, we would have FIVE Saturdays to really enjoy goofing off. 

Just a message in the public interest.  Y'all may now resume interesting reading elsewhere.


  1. "hit a lick at a snake in July"
    I don't think I have ever heard that phrase before now.

  2. Lou, it's a southern thing.

  3. I was surprised at your shocking revelation about not knowing everything but I'll admit the same. This is interesting and since I'm always pushing to get work done before Saturday, I have THAT to look forward to. Sigh.

  4. "Licking a hit snake in July" is a southern thang? Ewww.

  5. It means there's five Saturdays in July WITHOUT a football game. Oh Good Lord.

  6. Just one thing seems fishy to me. Since there are ONLY seven ways that the month of July can start on any given year, how can this occurrence not happen every seven years? That is, unless I do not know math and the number of days in a week. Am I wrong? No, wait. It has to happen once every seven years, because their are still only seven days in a week. If July starts on a Friday, it happens.

    Just saying.

  7. By the way again, it happens again in 2016. And happened before in 2005.

  8. Okay Paul, I knew it was just an oddity...not some chink thing that happens only once every 800 something years. Still...

    The "9 to 5" crowd gets 10 weekend days, a holiday, and 5 Fridays to pretend like they're working. That is 16 days of nothingness, and only 15 days of somewhat somethingness.

    Staci: It sucks to the 5th degree. Truly.

    Charlene, you are a valiant soldier, and a truly good empluree! Your bonus check is in the mail.

    Skunks, I have did it more than once. It's how you build up anti-venom for when one actually catches you by surprise. Down South.


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