April 17

Something strange is happening with the date April 17th. And I do mean stranger than the fact that someone created, assembled and sold a calendar comprised solely of pictures of goats in trees. And even stranger yet than the fact that people still buy calendars. Over the last few days, I have been alerted of / informed of / invited to like SIX DIFFERENT THINGS that all take place on this evening. How is it that events always congregate around one day? Does it have anything to do with the fact that on April 17, 1970, Apollo 13 safely crashed-landed into the ocean?*

* Did not even have to google this. These are just the sort of things that I carry around in my massive brain. Did I also mention that just yesterday, I realized that California is in fact 3 hours BEHIND New York? Where’s my genius grant?

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