Monday, January 19, 2009

Happy Monday....

Here's how it goes for some of us expats who have been away from "home" for far too long:

We start to forget holidays and celebrations from our home countries.

Oh, not everyone does this....and not all the time. But me? Yeah.....I do...a lot of the time.


I find myself having to really think to figure out exactly when Labor Day vs. Memorial Day is.


I remember the days themselves, but I forget as to where they fall on the calendar.


Which is why, when I began reading blogs this evening and many people were talking about the "three-day weekend", I was all like..."Eh? It's a holiday?"



I'm starting to lose it. It's been slowly happening, and now....me thinks it might be official.


Martin Luther King Day. I remembered. Really I did.


To my American blogging buddies....have a great weekend. I hope that you are spending it doing what you love to do. To everyone else....what are you doing? It's getting late!! Get your lazy butts to work!!! Go on....I'll be here when you get back...or if you're at work, when the boss leaves the office!! :-D

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A couple of months ago, I got an e-mail with a link that truly made me laugh out loud. It was to a website that I have found myself returning weekly to see what is waiting for me.

(on a quick side note...does anyone, when or if you ever type "i found myself", also want to type "even though i didn't know i was lost"?? do i? mmmmmaybe.)

Uncle Jay....is a hoot. He explains the news in a way that is pretty damn entertaining!!
Go and check out this week's update all about President-Elect Obama. It's really good!!
Uncle Jay Explains the News ....it's a pretty good place to visit! And while you are there...and if you have the time, check out some of his other videos. Good stuff, my friends, goooood stuff!


(This is Uncle Jay, by the way. )

I wish you all a momentous kind of day.

(And if I were in a Dr. Seuss-y kind of mood I'd end this post with ....play....or gay....or may....or even fray....but I'm not really in that kind of mood so I'll just leave you with....

oyasumi nasai. (Which is close enough, wouldn't you say??)



4 comments:

Ginaagain said...

Debbie, I can't remember the holidays either and I don't have the excuse that I live half a world away.

smalltownmom said...

I'm glad to have the day off.

phd in yogurtry said...

Working today -- no paid holidays when self-employed : )

3rdEyeMuse said...

that's ok ... I live here & actually went out to check my mail yesterday & threw a bit of a hissy fit when I realized it wasn't coming. oops. :)