Three day weekends are wonderful. But not all three day weekends are created equally. I'm tired of this "Monday off" nonsense. I would much prefer to have Friday off. After all, isn't it so much better to work insanely hard all week and then to realize, on Thursday, "Hey, I don't have to work tomorrow! Woohoo!!!" I'll take that over the "Yeah, I've got Monday off, but then have to work the whole rest of the week" scenario. It doesn't matter how you look at it. Every week is required to have a Monday. Because the definition of Monday is "the first day of the work week." Yesterday was Sunday, as far as I'm concerned. It even felt like a Sunday. And today was totally a Monday. Not a bad one, mind, but a Monday nonetheless. I know this because this is what went through my head at 6:15 this morning: "Fuck, I do not want to get up right now."
Part of the blame here might lie in the shift of Earth. You know, that whole tilting of the planet nonsense that signals the start of a new season. Yeah. Suddenly, the sun doesn't peak over the mountains until well after 7 am. And given that I'm the sort of person who doesn't like to be out of bed until the sun is at least shining light onto the world, this is a problem for me. I like my days long, but getting up before the sun is shining is, to my mind, against the natural order of things. Rather than argue about the delay of the time change, I think I'd prefer to simply start work a little bit later than usual. Oh, and still finish at the usual time, of course.
The other thing that sucks about having Monday off is that one day of the week is totally left out. There's no Tuesday. Wednesday stays the same, in all its hump day glory, and the rest of the week follows accordingly. With Friday off, on the other hand, Friday remains its wonderful self. And as a full part of the weekend, which is really as it should be.
Of course, I like the time off, so I really can't complain there. But maybe next time, I'll take Friday off too, just to make sure I can capitalize on all the weekend potential.