A Frown For No Charlie Brown

Peanuts 2014 calendar.

Peanuts 2014 calendar.

Peanuts mean comic strip characters to me. The TV specials also come to mind, but their original debut was without movement, complimented by speech bubbles.

After December 2014 I was trapped by a terrible first world problem. My day to day calendar had run out of pages, and I specifically wanted another Peanuts calendar.

Something about waking up to a new comic strip, featuring Charlie Brown, made my first semester in a dorm so much sweeter.

As a junior (in fall 2014) I had become very nostalgic, and longed for the stories of the most lovable blockhead in the world. The calendar allowed my bland dorm room desk to liven up a little as well. Money also came into play. I was also able to snag the calendar from my local book store for around $4, because I bought it in February (2014) instead of January (2014).

I was a recent community college graduate that February (2014) ready to attend a four year state school that coming August of 2014. I knew a thing or two about a good bargain, and that making full price purchases is no way to live.

When December 2014 ended I was happy to be done with finals, but I was also between jobs, putting a damper on my academic accomplishments.  

In January (2015) I secured employment at my colleges computer lab, easing my financial worries, but when I strolled into my dorm room and placed a discount Dilbert calendar on my desk, I was only half satisfied. I had also enjoyed Dilbert’s story growing up, but I had a dream to fulfill. I had to get rid of this frown, caused by a lack of Charlie Brown.

February 2015 placed a biweekly paycheck into my bank account, and a discount Peanuts wall calendar into my hand.

My college’s bookstore had a 75% off calendar sale, and the first thing I saw was a Peanuts wall calendar. My Charlie Brown addiction finally met its true fix. Dilbert was getting some company.

My new calendar found a place on the side of my desk. There’s a side panel because of the shelf above the table area. The room was finally complete, and my calendar struggle was over.

-Katelyn Avery

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About Katelyn The Journalist

Katelyn Avery is a Connecticut based writer, born in 1993. She graduated from Central Connecticut State University in May 2016. As someone who has enjoyed writing since childhood Katelyn is very excited to see where her passion will take her.
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1 Response to A Frown For No Charlie Brown

  1. J.N. Courtney says:

    I’ve a charming Snoopy Doghouse [replica–replete with red roof] Piggy Bank, Priced it dearly for a rare garage sale–lots of handlers, no sale. I was surprised, but refused to cave on price. The red is fading abit. I’ve another sale this June. Same price; same dogged [pun intended] principle Shall prevail. Probably it’ll be re-cached in the barn few more years, Maybe. Depends if it’s a lil kid asking gran to buy it. Or if the potential buyer puts on a delightful smile and act.

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