Monday, September 6, 2010
Labor Day options
Labor Day is the last long weekend of the summer. Here is a bit about its origins:
Though President Grover Cleveland declared Labor Day a national holiday in 1894, the occasion was first observed on Sept. 5, 1882, in New York City. A parade was organized by the city's Central Labor Union, a branch of the Noble Order of the Knights of Labor, a secretive labor union founded in 1869 by a clique of Philadelphia tailors. He made the first Monday in September a federal holiday in honor of the workingman.
So, for those of you who are off today and thinking about what you should do, here are a few ideas...
You could putter around the house and water those neglected house plants that are in dire need of attention.
Gather some friends together and toss the ball around.
Or just head to to the beach...
For some relaxing fun in the sun.
You could also drive to the mall and do some window-shopping...
And maybe get yourself a sassy new outfit for the upcoming holiday season.
For those of you back in school, you could crack open the books and catch up on your studies...
Or just frak-it-all and veg on the couch and watch some TV.
Me...I'm heading to the gym.
What, you may ask yourself, would motivate me to go workout on a holiday when everyone else is out and about enjoying their last moments of summertime freedom?
Well, there are two reasons....
First: I don't have any other plans.
Second: You'll never guess who was working out next to me at my very unglamorous gym here in the Valley on Saturday...
HINT: The guy in all of the photos in this post.
He's so very not-unattractive in person.
I'm sure when Dwayne is done updating his blog today, he'll head right to the gym like I am and be very thankful that I was there to keep him company and entertained with hours of useless pop culture references, awkward geek-filled stories about my childhood, and perplexing justifications for my apparent lack of relevant job skills or career successes as an adult.
They can't issue restraining orders on a holiday, can they?