Friday, August 29, 2008

I Refuse to Believe that Summer is Ending

What is it about long weekends that gets everyone so excited? I mean, it's just one extra day off. But it feels like so much more than that, doesn't it? Probably because it is... typically people are able to bust out of the office early on Friday, too (or on Thursday, if Friday is the holiday). I used to laugh at the email that would inevitably come through from The Man whenever a long weekend was approaching. This email would tell everyone that they could leave at 2 PM on the last business day before the holiday, like that was a big "surprise" and no one was already planning on doing that anyway. If that email didn't come through, there would be a mutiny!

And while I don't have "days off" anymore per se, my husband still does, and so I'm busy preparing for the holiday weekend that we'll be spending with my extended family. I always get a little sad when Labor Day hits, because it is usually thought to represent the end of summer (in addition to its true meaning: a tribute to the American worker). I just checked the extended weather forecast, and was horrified to see that the warm weather might be coming to an end within two weeks. My blood turned cold when I saw "High of 68 degrees" for September 12th. WHAT!?!? First I learn that Mulder is in rehab (shout-out to reader MS) and now Mother Nature is trying to force me to pull out my fall wardrobe before I'm ready? Ugh. I better enjoy the sun this weekend, then.

To those of you in the U.S., have a wonderful holiday weekend... and to everyone else, I will be back on Tuesday with some big news!

- e


Craig said...

You know, I think it's a pretty big sign that I have spent too much time on the internet that when I heard the story this morning about Duchovny going into rehab and my first thought was, "Oh, I wonder what e thinks of this."

Erika (aka "e") said...

No, it's OK... even my DAD sent me that article this morning!

One can NEVER spend too much time on the Internet!

- e

drew said...

I just got back from vacation too, and its so a bummer that the season is ending. And I do agree with the whole labor day holiday thing. The only thing about this time of year that irritates me is that people constantly confuse labor day with memorial day in May. I know the difference because my birthday is may31, and mem. day is usually that week. No one else ever remembers. lol.

Scott said...

Let's go, e! It's Tuesday and time for some big news. I, like I assume a lot of your readers, am anxiously awaiting.

I hope it is what I think it is.