As I grow older, new years don’t feel so new any more. Take this year for instance, it is totally packed with teaching and other tasks until the 10th of February. In the first 7 weeks of the semester I will be doing all my teaching this semester and next (until 1st of October). I have known this since August, nothing new about it.
That’s why I have decided to make a few adjustments to 2006, so it fits my life better.
New Year will be celebrated properly 11th of February, without a stack of papers to grade hovering in the corner.
My birthday, which is normally at the end of a looong line of other birthday celebrations, is moved to give the family a chance to recover before celebration. I have moved it a month, but this year March 6th disappears, so I have to move my birthday a month and a day to make it fit.
—Torill Mortensen — 2006 version 1.1 (Thinking with my fingers)
Torill, responding to a packed work schedule that affects the rest of her life inconveniently, works up a user mod of the year 2006. Good idea!