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20 June 2015 @ 06:12 pm
Odd time markers  
What do you call a landmark in time? Like September 11th, or like your elderly relatives telling time by when children were born?

I'm going through landmarks in time lately. "Finished off the remaining perishables Krissy and the kids left behind" was a bit back now, while "doing the last laundry from them" is happening right now. I'll be doing some cleaning out the freezer (eating and cooking stuff) over time -- that will take longer.

When I'm not here, I'm on Twitter. I really appreciate the room to ruminate a bit. 140 characters is nothing at all.

And you can all scroll past me reasonably quickly either way.
 
 
 
metaphortunate sonmetaphortunate on June 22nd, 2015 05:08 am (UTC)
I don't know, but I know the concept. Damn. I think there is a name. Tip of my tongue.
i_am_dshi_am_dsh on June 25th, 2015 05:41 pm (UTC)
I use things like "when a child was born" as a time boundary.

I've noticed Kid A does it too - "That's when you were _____ years old" - lucky me, born in a year that ends in zero so it's easy to know how old I was when something else happened.

Now that I've read this, I'm thinking also "when the new CSA box is due" is another.