I have t-shirts older than you... Answered
It's the weekend.
I can wear t-shirts instead of the suit.
So, I was browsing my
pile wardrobe, when my eye fell upon my tee from the first Discworld Convention. 1996, a few weeks before #1 son was born.
I dug deeper.
One I bought at the first gig I went to with Kitewife, which makes it 22 years old.
One I bought in Kenya, which makes it 24 years old.
Good grief, I really do have clothes older than the vast majority of members here.
They're all landmarks, though. Times and places that are important.
It's weird - my t-shirts seem to be the only things I own that date me, that mark the passing of the years.
I have books, lots of books, but most of them are still in print, in one form or another.
I hunted around, and the only other things that I own which specifically pin down dates, anchor me in time, are my engagement ring (April 23rd, 1988) and my wedding ring (May 24th, 1990).
What anchors you to certain dates? What anniversaries do you celebrate?
What about your friends and families? What do they commemorate?
What about the site? What anniversaries should we celebrate here? What is the exact start-date of the site? Are any of the Team approaching significant dates? I mean, look at them - there's not one of them over 21, surely?
>Cue general philosophising on the nature of time and commemoration of its transit<