Well, have you heard yet? Have you? 2010 is a Census year and this month is when the main event goes down!
We got this baby in the mail yesterday:
I was pumped to see that oh-so-official envelope hit our mailbox. Because, come on! Have you seen the commercials? This is a “Snapshot of America”, people! And this is the first time I feel like I’m really gonna get my picture taken.
The last time the Census came around I was 14 years old. At 14 I was included on somebody else’s form. But now? Big things have changed, now! In the last ten years both Ross and I have become college educated, rented our own apartment and tied the knot! In Ross’ words:
We’re gonna be super official now. Like historical records, official.
I tore open the envelope and got ready to make my mark on history when I saw:
What? We just got a letter telling us we’re going to get another letter in a week? Is this normal? Did any of you who participated in the last Census get this same tease in the mail? Maybe there is documented success behind this notice letter. I suppose the people who aren’t glued to their televisions like I am might not even know this once-a-decade survey is on its way. And futhermore…not eveyone has a television.
In any case, you can bet that when our actual form comes next week we’ll have our pencils ready. And as long as I don’t have to check the “In jail or prison” box on question #10, I’ll consider our little addition to history a success.