A Special Day for Getting Married

weddingcake.jpgI’ve heard that there’ll be a big spike in the number of marriages taking place tomorrow, especially in China.

A lot of couples think that the 8th of the 8th, 2008 is a significant date and so they want to tie the knot on that day. Some think that it’s a lucky date and I’m sure that many think it’s romantic to be married on such a unique date.

I reckon a big reason for choosing that date is that the guys want to make sure that they don’t forget their anniversary in the years to come. They figure that if they choose a significant date like that they’ll be less likely to forget that special day each year and it’ll help them remember how many years they’ve been married too.

I’ve heard of people forgetting their anniversary and it’s not a good idea. I look forward to my anniversary each year and so I can’t imagine that I’ll ever forget. Mind you, we got married on the 12th of the 12th, 1992 so that helps a bit.

I dread to think what might happen to any of those guys getting married tomorrow, on such a special day, if they still forget their anniversary.

What are you like at remembering special dates? Have you ever forgotten an anniversary and lived to tell the tale? Has you spouse forgotten your anniversary? Do have any special way of remembering dates?

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Access 31 Closed Down

access31.jpgWhile their website is still trumpetting the secure digital future of Perth’s Access 31, the TV screen last night told a different story. I’m sure that the website will soon catch up with the news that Perth’s community television station has officially closed.

The difficult decision to shut down Access 31 was apparently made at a board meeting yesterday. At five o’clock yesterday afternoon normal programming made way for a “thank you and goodbye” message.

18th JUNE 1999 – 6th AUG 2008


The station had secured half a million dollars in a rescue package from Perth businessman, Garry Baverstock, only a month ago but it is believed that after reports of Lotterywest withdrawing a $250 000 grant, Baverstock also decided to withdraw his offer.

It’s been reported that a number of Access 31 staff have recently resigned as the writing on the wall became clearer. CEO Andrew Brine revealed last week that he had also resigned for personal reasons after leading the station for 11 years.

I must admit that I wasn’t a big viewer of Access 31 but I did switch on every now and then and it’s a shame to see the station disappear. It’ll be interesting to see if any other community groups are able to resurrect the station.

Unfortunately television, even community television, is an extremely expensive business and it isn’t an easy task to fund such a costly venture.

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