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Monday, October 29, 2012

30 Days Hath September

If you're having trouble with something, try doing it differently.

Old adage thirty days hath September || how to try something different | writing

"Thirty days hath September, April, June, and November." I never could remember that phrase. I love calendars and always have to look at them to tell. I was camping this past weekend and asked my husband how many days does October have? 30 or 31? I wasn't sure... I don't even remember what he said, or if he was right. 

Today I decided to teach myself something DIFFERENT to help me remember. I know April only has 30 days because my birthday is on the last day of the month, so that one's easy. So that leaves: June, September, and November. Here's my little acronym:
  • Juni Separates Novels into 30 chapters.
  • or...Junior Separates Novas into 30 pieces.

Keep on keepin' on...


  1. I always forget that song too. Great acronyms :)

  2. Hi, Catherine! Hope the acronyms help you remember your 30s! What will you do different today? I'm going to bed early tonight while the whole town hopes for snow...

  3. Cute acronyms!
    My mom taught me a trick when I was little that made perfect sense to little me but seems strange now. Make a fist and count the months on your knuckles/the dips between knuckles. The months that land on the knuckles have 31 days and the ones between have 30 (or less for Feb.)

  4. What about July and August? They're right next to each other. How would that work?


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