Are you obsessed with time? Do you feel compelled to create to-do lists in order to get things done? Some people can’t seem to get through the day without checking things off their to-do lists or, better yet, checking things off their husband’s to-do lists (often referred to as the “honey-do” list). Of course there are those who eschew lists, who prefer to live in the moment, in the now, and take things as they come. But even those folks might appreciate having an inkling of upcoming events, such as a 49th birthday celebration, a random holiday, or an important anniversary.
For the time-obsessed or the time-indifferent, we suggest the perfect thing to start off a new year: a calendar. And the nice thing about calendars is there is one for every type of person, from the dog-lover to the nature-lover, and beyond. We are pretty sure you will be able to find whatever you are looking for, calendar-wise, here on eBay.
The description of this truck calendar notes, “All vehicles in the calendar were built by BKS Wheels and Tires in Springfield, MO!” We have to agree that it is probably because of the trucks that this calendar made the Top Shared page – they are certainly beautiful. Chalk one up for the truck lovers of the world!
But if trucks are not your thing, do a search on 2013 calendars; we are sure you will like something you find.
The idea of tracking time and calendars got us thinking about alternate ways of telling time and keeping a calendar. We are all familiar with our western (or Gregorian) calendar, but what of the Chinese calendar? Without getting too specific (you can find out more here if you are interested), the Chinese calendar incorporates both solar and lunar calendars – talk about complicated! While the Chinese have accepted the use of the Western calendar for day-to-day activities since the beginning of the last century, they still refer to the Chinese calendar to mark traditional holidays such as the Chinese New Year, and to use it for astrological purposes.
To that end, we found out that 2012 was the Year of the Dragon, but that it ends on February 9, 2013 (remember that it follows the phases of the moon, so it does not align exactly with the turn of the year on the Western calendar). On February 10, 2013, we enter the Year of the Snake.
If silver is not your thing, you can also find gold Year of the Snake coins, like this one from Australia:
It should be noted that the Chinese calendar is actually used beyond China, in many Asian countries, which is why eBay’s inventory contains so many different coins and bars minted in different places.
If you are interested in finding out if you were born in this astrological year, take a look at the Year of the Snake Wikipedia entry, which details what months and years correspond to the Year of the Snake, given they do not follow the Western calendar dates exactly. People born early in 1964, for example, may think they have been born in the auspicious Year of the Dragon, but due to the variances of the lunar calendar, may actually be born in the Year of the Bunny (Rabbit).
Whether you are a snake or a rabbit, if you set your watch five minutes fast or do not bother to wear a watch at all, this message from Kay Lyons applies:
“Yesterday is a canceled check; tomorrow is a promissory note; today is the only cash you have – so spend it wisely”