Thursday, April 2, 2009

Work: 888 HER FOOT

Another reader (!) writes in:

horacek8hrsYou know in Australia, they have this huge deal about the 8-hour working day as a kind of victory for the unions, it's a big thing in their history. There's actually a monument to it in Melbourne somewhere. So the chart would go: 8 hours work, 8 hours play, 8 hours sleep. Judy Horacek (who is an awesome Australian feminist cartoonist who you should check out if you don't already know her work, her web page is: did a cartoon about it which I am attaching for you because I keep thinking of it when I read your blog. Which I love. By the way.

About which I have nothing more intelligent to say than, Eeeeeee!!!

ETA: Bother, that leaves me with too much white space. Okay, how about this: I used to have it stuck in my head that October-December was winter. I don't mean when I was a kid. I mean, I was well into my twenties and every year gettting caught totally off guard by January-March, being —I'm sure you know— actual winter. Eventually I reset myself, singing winter, spring, summer, or fall from "You've Got A Friend" whenever needed. And I'm much better at winter now.

Every now and then, you want to check that what's in your head —or indeed, carved in stone somewhere— actually matches the way it really is.