I had a brainstorm a while back and today seems to the perfect day to officially unveil it:
Today is my wedding anniversary…
Sixteen years and counting…if you’re doing the math, you’ll have worked out that Showbiz was a guest at the nuptial festivities in 1999. (Scandalous!!) My phone has been buzzing all day with Facebook alerts with well wishes from friends and family.
Interestingly enough, tomorrow is my “Armitage Discovery” anniversary…the day I first watched North & South and jumped onto the hook. This seems to be the perfect segue into a little project I’ve been thinking about. As much as I enjoy receiving congratulations on life events, I also enjoy extending them to others, but I often don’t know about the milestone dates for people in the Armitageworld community until they have already past. I have a couple of issues with just asking outright: 1. I don’t want to seem to be probing people for information and 2. I’m positive I will miss someone.
I love the annual celebration of August 22, and since each and everyone of us also has at least one date of note, I thought it might be fun to start an Armitageworld Community Calendar where those who are inclined can share their important dates (Real life birthday, or Armitageword dates like “Discovery,” Blogiversary, “delurking” etc.) and bask in the well wishes of fellow fans. To that end, I’ve taken the liberty of setting one up as a page here at Ancient Armitage:
Interested parties can either reply with their dates in the page comments or email me at:
I (with the gracious assistance of Guylty) will enter the dates on the calendar. Once there are more than my dates (I have my *me-me-me* moments, but I won’t get carried away 🙂 ) I will publish a weekly listing of who’s celebrating what for that week and people can comment here or take well wishes directly to the individuals via blogs, Tumblrs, email, etc. You can reach the new page by clicking on “Community Calendar”
I thought this might be a fun little side activity…my hope is that I won’t be picking shrapnel from my forehead in short order.