12 December 2007

Nine Months Later

I knew it wasn't just me! Freakonomics has a post today about November being a busy time in most people's birthday calendar. It seems I'm not the only one to be able to add nine months to Valentine's Day to reach my birthday! I did always put this phenomenon down to the focusing effect but perhaps, for once (!), I was being too cynical.

The upshot of this is that even though my bank account is somewhat depleted, I am at least through the worst birthday season for another year. If only I could get my Christmas shopping done; minimalist though the list is, I'm still finding it much easier to come up with ideas for people for whom I cannot buy presents. Such is life, I guess.

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