January 03, 2010

Days in a Year

My insurance company is USAA. I really like them as an insurance company; they're good to us. There has never been a threat of their dropping us due ot where we live, they are fair and helpful. It's always felt... right.

One of the many perks was that every year we'd get a wall calendar. Each month would have a military picture, depicting one of the four branches of service, doing what they do, from ships to aircraft, to repelling to Coastie stuff.

Very cool.

And each year, I'd take it to work and have it in my cube. In the event I forgot to turn the page to the next month or if I was not there when the month changed, someone would always switch it for me.

Everyone knew my calendar. It was a cool calendar...

I say 'was' because evidently the calendar got cut during cost cutting measures for the bad economy.

I'm very sad.

I put a call into them asking for it and they said it was no longer, but she made note that yet another client had asked for the calendar. Hell, I said I'd PAY for it.

I loved that calendar.

So I did the next best thing and got a Chick Fil A calendar for my office. Now instead of Men and Women in Uniform serving our Country, I have cows dressed as characters from literature, like The Three Muskateers, except I think it's The Three Moosketeers.

Not quite the same. Very funny... but not the same.

Here at home I have my Soldier's Angels calendar. Not realizing it came in and wondering if they had cut theirs too, I went to the store this evening to look at other calendars.

I found some for 50% off. My husband was standing beside me and said, "Hey, you could get a Playboy Bunny Calendar!"

I rolled my eyes and said, "Right, how about I get this Porn for Women calendar instead? I think it has men cooking and doing housework..."

Honestly, I looked at the back to see the months out of curiosity, I had no intention of getting anything like that for my kitchen for God, Country, and Guests to see every minute of the day, but I was curious.

It is not porn for women for me unless there is a picture of a man driving a mini van carrying a double bass, an electric bass, a trombone, three backpacks, three lunch boxes, and three boys trying to beat the ever loving snot out of each other while barreling down I-95.

As good fortune would have it, my Soldier's Angels calendar HAD come in. My husband had hung it behind my old one... and completely forgot.

He's turning 50 in February. I'm cutting him some slack...


Posted by Boudicca at January 3, 2010 10:42 PM
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It is not porn for women for me unless there is a picture of a man driving a mini van carrying a double bass, an electric bass, a trombone, three backpacks, three lunch boxes, and three boys trying to beat the ever loving snot out of each other while barreling down I-95.

Don't forget cleaning the cat box and doing a load of laundry!

Posted by: PeggyU at January 4, 2010 02:11 AM

2006 was my introduction to the Chick fil A calendars Cows in Shining Armor. It made me laugh to see Charbroilemagne & Boldhoof.

Not the same as being nicely displayed on the wall, but I did see the widget that lets you add the USAA calendar to your iGoogleŽ homepage, MySpace profile, or personal blog.
(https://www.usaa.com/inet/ent_utils/McStaticPages?key=widget_market_place&SearchRanking=1&SearchLinkPhrase=2010%20calendar)

Posted by: cin at January 4, 2010 03:29 AM

Here's a good calendar... I love the comments with it! http://www.calendarclub.co.uk/p-849-housework-wall-calendar.aspx

Posted by: vw bug at January 4, 2010 07:34 AM

Well, you've saved me a call to USAA. I kept thinking my calendar just got lost in the mail and I haven't had time to call them. Major bummer. Their calendar had great photos. And, yes, love their customer service, too.

Kathryn

Posted by: TxAFbrat at January 4, 2010 06:50 PM

The Playboy Bunny Calendar made Santa's bag this year. Chowhound bought it for Daredevil. They discussed making copies of it.

A lot of companies cut out the calendars this year. We usually get a ton of them at work from our vendors but not this year. It looks like I will have to buy one for work.

Posted by: Sticks at January 4, 2010 07:03 PM

Peggy- I think cleaning my boys' bathroom might should make a calendar.

Cin- Funny thing, my Dad and I were searching for ordering the calendar online when he was in town and saw that online link. I guess there aren't many of us that do things with paper anymore. :( I may have to link it to my blog...

VW- Holy crap!!

Kathryn- Call them! Call them and tell them you want their calendar. The woman I spoke to was makng note of EVERY person who asked.

Sticks- I don't mind paying for it. I make a donation for my Soldier's Angels catalogue and that's what I told them they should do at USAA, is do something for military families with the proceeds. We could pre-order...

Posted by: Bou at January 4, 2010 11:02 PM