I need one for home and one for work. I like to keep 'em nervous at work, so I got the late Edward Gorey’s “Neglected Murderesses” calendar, with entries such as, “Nurse J. Rosebeetle tilted her employer out of a wheelchair and over a cliff at Sludgemouth in 1898” and, “Angelica Transome so disposed of her infant brother that he was not found until many years later.”
For home, I got a Robert Mapplethorpe calendar—no, it’s NOT what you’re thinking! It showcases his lovely color flower photos. Nary a whip nor a gentleman’s naughty bits in sight.
I have the usual boring government desk blotter clanedar and the equally dull government 3-month-at-a-time calendar. I used to hang a Chippendale calendar until the PC police got their panties in a wad.
At home, I use the monthly calendars the school sends home - my daughter’s activities are pre-printed on them, and I can add hubby’s travels or my obligations. Affixed to the refrigerator with a stylish magnet - I feel SOOOO suburban!
Not yet. I wait till the last second and then all the calendars go on sale.
I saw a Hello Kitty one I liked…and one with Spam. Then there’s the magnetic poetry one I have had my eye on for the last year or two. This year’s calendar was ancient Chinese art so I know I don’t want to do another art one.
Then I have to pick my page a day calendar for my desk. This year I had the LIFE Millennium edition.
Hope this doesn’t violate SDMB rules: Pomegranate Communications is at P.O. Box 6099, Rohnert Park, CA 94927, and the “Neglected Murderesses” calendar is No. 201162. No phone number or Web site listed, sorry.
And thank you, Omni—you’d like the photo in my living room; it’s of Anna Held riding an ostrich in 1911, and it’s in a huge, baroque wrought-metal frame.
Last year I waited too long, so I ended up with 12 months of John William Waterhouse’s Pre-Raphaelite paintings for the year 2000. November is actually pretty good…it’s “Penelope and her Suitors.”
Over the years I’ve had American outhouses, Gil Elvgren pin-ups, photos of Berlin from the 1920s, photos of old blues musicians, Kelly Freas SF paperback covers, San Francisco maritime photos, and Smokey the Bear posters.