Back to the charts.

An elusive Flunk sent me searching for more data, and duh, I hadn’t even considered the library, where I work.

One of the librarians has been keeping track of the dates since 2000. Good people of Knox, I give you the updates:

  • 2000: Monday, April 24
  • 2001: Wednesday, May 2
  • 2002: Tuesday, April 16
  • 2003: [unknown]
  • 2004: Wednesday, April 28
  • 2005: Monday, April 18
  • 2006: Tuesday, April 11
  • 2007: Tuesday, May 8
  • 2008: Thursday, May 1
  • 2009: Wednesday, May 6
  • 2010: Monday, April 26
  • 2011: Wednesday, May 2
  • 2012: Tuesday, May 1

So, for 12 years, the new counts are: Monday 3 times, Tuesday 4 times, Wednesday 4 times, and Thursday once.

I still think it would be silly to put Flunk Day on May 1 for the third time in such a short period of years. I also think it would be silly to continue the Wednesday-Monday-Wednesday-Monday pattern for the fifth year in a row.

I also still want Flunk to be next week simply because that works better for me.

But Flunk Day is never when I want it to be.

 

Chelsea Embree
Chelsea Embree is a senior majoring in creative writing and minoring in art history. She previously served as co-mosaic editor and as an arts and features reporter for TKS. During the summer of 2013, she served as a content intern at The St. Louis Beacon. Chelsea has studied under former Random House copy chief Sean Mills and taught writing as a teaching assistant for First-Year Preceptorial. An avid blogger, she has written extensively about youth in St. Louis and maintains a lively poetry and nonfiction blog on Tumblr. She is also the director of communications for Mortar Board and co-president of Terpsichore Dance Collective.
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About Chelsea Embree

Chelsea Embree is a senior majoring in creative writing and minoring in art history. She previously served as co-mosaic editor and as an arts and features reporter for TKS. During the summer of 2013, she served as a content intern at The St. Louis Beacon. Chelsea has studied under former Random House copy chief Sean Mills and taught writing as a teaching assistant for First-Year Preceptorial. An avid blogger, she has written extensively about youth in St. Louis and maintains a lively poetry and nonfiction blog on Tumblr. She is also the director of communications for Mortar Board and co-president of Terpsichore Dance Collective.
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    May 2, 2011 was not a Wednesday. It was a Monday.

    I guess this leaves Friday Flunk Days out of the question, like most people assume, and makes Thursday ones unlikely. The days appear to be later and later in the year as time goes on (except for April 11, which is just weirdly early).

    It’s surprising it’s been May 1st two years in a row now, and May 2nd the day before that. But maybe that’s the trick–no one expected it.

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    *YEAR before that.