LONG WEEKENDS

FROM WORK. A sculpture sort of. Can you tell I don't work for an insurance company?

FROM WORK. A sculpture sort of. Can you tell I don’t work for an insurance company?

Long weekends are the best reason for working (besides the money of course). Regular weekends just give you a hint of the good life in which you can create or veg out or garden or have time for an art/sporting event or sleep late or…. Vacations take a lot of work both AT work AND planning AND checking the tires or downloading the tickets. Sick days, especially if you’re not that sick, carry that tinge of guilt and if you’re really sick, well what a waste of perfectly good time off.

We hung a new piece in our lobby today. Can hardly notice it among the other subdued colors?

We hung a new piece in our lobby today. Can hardly notice it among the other subdued colors?

But long weekends are the best. FREE TIME. All the regular weekend stuff can happen and then there is that EXTRA DAY. OFF.  Demands no planning, no guilt. Not enough extra time to accomplish anything important so you may as well watch 13 episodes of House of Cards or read an entire Swedish crime novel or cook that thing you’ve kept the recipe for that will require you to drink at least half a bottle of wine during the prep.

I, on the other hand, must write write write for my class—which makes me a UCLA student, nose to the grindstone over a long weekend, but feeling smart and self-righteous and ever so literate. And cooking a new polenta tomato thing and drinking the wine goes nicely with writing.

So it's not a great photo. IT SHOWS RAIN. In New Mexico that makes it a great photo okay?

So it’s not a great photo. IT SHOWS RAIN. In New Mexico that makes it a great photo okay?

Happy Long Weekend.  AND IT IS RAINING. IN ALBUQUERQUE. SOMETIMES LIFE OFFERS REWARDS.

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About mneset

Writer, Traveler, Director/North Fourth Art Center

Posted on May 23, 2014, in Living LIFE and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Long weekends are nice for those of us who toil on past the retirement age they talk so much about. We both have to work, but I would be really lost if I did not work. Wow, you are the only person I know who goes to UCLA. But, but, you are in New Mexico, where they just had rain. We had a tornado near here yesterday, and rain. I purchased a journal and will do some writing myself. You are inspiring me. But, I am not inspired enough to write during my long weekend. What will be do? This is our anniversary, should be something special…1975..Albuquerque. so very long ago.

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