The punchline to an old (I think) joke…”If April flowers bring May flowers, what do May flowers bring?” To the people who answer, “pilgrims!” and smile smugly at you — say, “no! June Bugs!”
But really this June, nothing is bugging me. Quite the contrary, actually. On a good, very good, amazing, wonderful, etc…note, I can now start counting the days until our wedding by simple subtraction as long as I know the date. June 28 – June 1 = 27 days until the wedding.
Previously, I had to make an equation (which I would actually do) by setting up variables for each month. There were S, M, L for short months (28 days: February), medium months (30 days hath April, September, June, and November), and L for long months (31 days). My equation would look something like 28S + 30M + 31L + 28 = Days until wedding. In 4-dimensional space with S, M, L, and Days axes, my Days-Intercept would be 28. Now instead of racking my brain to picture 4 dimensional space with some sort of curve whose shape models the timeline of my life, I can simply think back to elementary school when I learned the number line. 28 – today’s date? Sweet. I can handle that.