The Sunday Salon (A case of the Sunday blues) -- October 17, 2010
Sunday, October 17, 2010
Ok! I have a confession to make - I get Sunday Blues! Not Monday Blues, but Sunday Blues. I hate Sundays. I've always hated Sundays, because it means that the next day is a Monday. I'm that weird - I start hating something the day before it is here. On the plus side, I never have issues with Mondays. I feel perfectly fine when I go to work (and school, before that) on Monday. At the cost of a Sunday that I should actually enjoy. Does anyone else have Sunday blues? I hope I'm not an anomaly.
Years ago, when I was growing up in Dubai, I used to have only one day off each year. In fact, everyone there had just one day off, and that used to be a Friday. So I basically grew up on 6-day school-weeks. My dad worked a 6-day week. From Saturday, I used to wait for Friday, and as soon as Friday was here, it was already time to get ready for the next week. So, whenever I used to go to India on a visit, I would envy my cousins, who had two whole days a week before they had to go back to see their teachers again. And then, sometime during my middle grade or maybe even later, the government gave us school kids one more day off each week - a Thursday. I don't remember what I did on that first Thursday, except worry that the new policy is short-term and that it would soon be discontinued. The memory actually makes me smile now. Ever since then, I enjoyed one day of the weekend, and had blues the next day. Bummer!
This past week has been a great week in reading. I finished one book (Harry Potter book 4), and have another one almost done (Panopticon). I'll probably try to complete one more book before this week ends. Work has been pretty smooth so far. But the best thing that happened is organizing my reader in a way that will give me less worry and let me catch up on more blogs. I hadn't been adding new blogs to my reader for quite some time, because I wasn't anyways getting the time to play catch up. It felt so good when I actually started adding more blogs. Other than that, things have been pretty much routine. Oh, and did you guys watch The Social Network yet? I watched it on the opening weekend, but forgot to mention. It's a must-see! I totally enjoyed it - it's always fun to know the background story (however controversial and flawed) of anything that's a significant part of your day.
Happy Reading and Happy Blogging!
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