Friday, February 15, 2013

Your Turn

This is a three day weekend in America and I know most parts of Canada had one last weekend. My question is do you actually go anywhere on your three day weekends or do you just stay home?

68 comments:

VIPblonde said...

Stay home. There's usually a Real Housewives or Top Model marathon involved

Syko said...

I never go anywhere. Ever.

rejectedcarebear said...

My birthday is on Monday! I'm gonna live it up this weekend!

FSP said...
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FSP said...

HBD RCB!

Majik said...

Canada has a three day weekend THIS weekend, not last weekend. It's "Family Day". I'm spending it stoned. :)

Sadie said...

Just to clarify - people in Gov't offices and Schools and maybe some private businesses get to enjoy a 3 day weekend several times a year. But those of us that have regular jobs do not get general days off like Presidents day, MLK day, etc. So Yeah, I'll be working :) No 3 day here!

EmEyeKay said...

We've got a four-day weekend. Being lazy today, then road trip to Mom's tomorrow! Voodoo Donuts await!

seaward said...

Haha. Hahahahaha. Not going anywhere, this is a typical 1 day weekend for us.

Frufra said...

We love to be at home, so we usually just hunker down. Also, we have lots of animals, and it's more trouble than it's worth to get someone to take care of them for just a couple of days. Gonna party Frufra-style - snacks, tv, and as much pj time as humanly possible!

S.joy said...

Usually I just clean the house, get caught up on all my shows and relaxxxxx... but this year the hubby and I will be celebrating our anniversary! So excited

LottaColada said...

The area I'm an apparently is giving the kids a 4-day weekend. No school today because of President's Day on Monday... lucky kids.

LottaColada said...

@s.joy- Happy anniversary! How many years?

PuggleWug said...

Only the weekend off here. Most don't get Monday off, unless you work at a school or for the government/state.

GatorGirl said...

Jealous! I saw that on food network and have been dying to go and stick the pretzel in the belly!

Karen said...

I don't get President's Day off, but I don't mind. My company basically gives us 15 days off (in addition to vacation) that we use for six recognized holidays (New Years, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas) and then for whatever we want throughout the year.

If I have a 3-day weekend, it just means that I can drink whatever I want on Sunday.

GatorGirl said...

Off Monday, headed to Colorado springs to see my son...he's stationed in the Air Force there...hoping to see pretty snow!

Susan said...

I haven't had one of these bogus holidays off since high school. And quite frankly, I think kids should have to go to school on these days to actually LEARN about MLK and the presidents. Actually, my school district this year reinstated the school days because there were so many days missed due to Hurricane Sandy.

The stores and shopping Web sites put on great sales, though. So, I will be shopping.

SusanB said...

In health care this was never a holiday. Usually you only got the big 5 (NY, Mem., 4th of July, Labor, T'giving & Christmas.) I was lucky enough to work in places where the day after Thanksgiving was a holiday, which I really enjoyed. The courts are closed here, and the Post Office (those bastards just sent back another check to a client saying our address does not exist) but other than that it's a regular Monday.

S.joy said...

@LottaColada it's 2 years for us. Thanks so much!

Meanie Reese said...

Happy Birthday to RCB!!

Happy Anniversary to S. Joy!!!

The real holiday is today, people!! It's Half-Off Chocolate Day!!! Surely I'm not the only one who celebrates? For shame, people...for shame!!

StewMcG said...

Staying home. I work for a non-profit and most holidays (like MLK Day), we have community events and "as long as the building is open Monday - Friday, all employees are expected to either be at work or to use PTO if you wish the day off."

Plus, given that I used to be an accountant with a large regional CPA firm, I'm used to not even being allowed to be sick for the first 5 months of the year (forget about holidays.) Could be worse.

nevermindthat said...

I'm staying home plus I get an extra day where I don't have to sneak on CDAN from my work PC I can freely use my phone or Laptop. Plus I have a lot of recorded shows to catch up on.

ljsmed said...

A bit OT, I went to college in the Deep South and we never got MLK ay off until finally they came up with a Confederate Day. I can't remember the exact year but MLK Day was not recognized until 2004/2005. Pitiful...

curlyhairslacker said...

Boo, not a 3 day for me. If it was I would spend the extra day painting. 2 BR's & 2 hallways on the list. Fun!

@Em, I'm jealous! I want to go to Voodoo Doughnuts, it looks delicious!

JSierra said...

VIP stole the words straight outta my mouth.

RCB happy birthday! Give yourself a birthday treat and invest in some Caramellowz. Just don't eat the whole thing at once -__-

Congrats S.Joy! Here's to many many more happy years!

LottaColada said...

@meanie reese- now that you mention it, I'll be celebrating that today!

Patricia said...

No 3 day for us!! We are moving on Sunday and Monday, and Hubby has off Monday (just due to his schedule). He wants to go hunting in S Texas next weekend, so my requirement is that we be completely moved. If he gets to play for 4 days, he needs to work hard ;)

EmEyeKay said...

You guys, Voodoo Donuts are YUMMY, and Portland is always fun. My mom lives in the country but I usually make a day trek when I'm down. Dia Papaya can attest to the deliciousness!

S.joy said...

@Meanie Reese thanks hun!! And I totally forgot about the chocolate, thx for the reminder! Yummmmmm

S.joy said...

@Jsierra thx so much! I truly appreciate it!

Mooshki said...

I want Monday off! Boo. :( My workplace is unpatriotic, darn it!

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rhinovodka said...

I don't go anywhere but if I had some $$, I would travel.

ulalume said...

Who actually gets President's Day off? I'll be working!

OMAMA is BROKO said...

go anywhere??!!!!!!? my cat would kill himself!

Agent**It said...

ljsmed I think that was 2000.

Wendy Rene said...

The way gas prices are around here recently, we aren't going anywhere!! Getting caught up on the shows we've DVR'd this week. We will be bums on the couch with our blankets, sodas, popcorn, and remote control all three days, I hope. LOL

Dagny said...

This ties neatly into what I was going to say today: John Galt and I are headed to L.A. for the weekend, and I wanted to know a) what you all would recommend doing while we're there and b) if anyone in the L.A. area wanted to meet up! Thoughts?

ellehpee said...

The majority of provinces in Canada have their 3 day weekend this weekend - last weekend it was just British Columbia. Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta all have Monday as a holiday. (sorry, all the rest of you!)

We had planned on going to Banff tomorrow as it is my husband's birthday, but on Thursday we found out our oldest son is in a basketball tournament all weekend. (sigh)

zeldafitzgerald said...

My husband works weekend nights and if there is a public holiday involved will be paid triple time.

So we take non holiday weekend time off

:)

ljsmed said...

@Agent, you are right, wow the years go by to fast these days!

Robin the Mad Photographer said...

@OMAMA! You're back! Are you doing OK?

Usually I don't go anywhere on a 3-day weekend, although sometimes I've been known to take a day or two off beforehand so I can go visit my family. This weekend is different, though:

(1) I'm catsitting for a friend of mine while she's off selling jewelry at the Fetish Flea Market in RI (why yes, I DO have a lot of freaky friends... ;-) which generally means going over twice a day to feed & water Smudge, give him his meds, scoop the litter box, and play w/him if he doesn't decide to hide because he can.

(2) For the very first time EVER, I'm going to an open casting call for a movie that'll be shooting here in the very near future; as I understand it, they're looking for extras. I was at the dentist's office yesterday, and it turned out that one of the women who works there is a cousin of the casting director, and it seemed as if everyone in the office knew people who'd been extras or better at one point. The best story involved one woman who went on her MIL's suggestion; things were dragging and she started getting obviously annoyed, which got her the attention of the casting people. The next thing she knew, she ended up being one of Mark Wahlberg's psycho sisters in The Fighter, and had to warn the MIL that she'd be using language and behaving in a way onscreen that she didn't normally do. (Apparently the role was a complete 180 for her.) No idea what's going to happen, but wish me luck!

Frufra said...

Wow, Robin, break a leg! And hi, Omama - how are you? Long time no see :-).

Agent**It said...

ljsmed,for me it's decades that are flying by:)

JSierra said...

Speaking of Dia, where you at lady?

dragon said...

Stay home unless someone calls up for something.

Agent**It said...

Robin, bring them BROWNIES. Good luck!

lauramart said...

Majik

BC's new Family Day holiday is the Monday before everyone else's.

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Cee Kay said...

We spend money on our kids for Family Day weekend (yep, this weekend, thank you very much Enty!) *L* Going to the water park, going to a movie, eating out. That should hold them until Easter weekend.

ardleighstreet said...

I work at a hospital. We don't get 3 day weekends unless we schedule them.

B626 said...

I do not work for the govment, dont get this day off...

redronnie said...

in Manitoba Monday is Louis Riel Day, in Saskatchewan it's Family day, I am heading down to visit my favorite American stores...

Tina Mallette said...

Ontario has Family Day on Monday too, I'll be housecleaning

Xander Dyle said...

Hey Everyone!

I took my wife and toddler daughter to a very old school classic hotel this weekend. It was 80 degrees, so we spent the day in the pool and lounging on our balcony. We are having a relaxing blast! I might jump in the jacuzzi later tonight. The ladies are napping now before dinner.

Xander Dyle said...

@Robin

First of all, call yourself the much classier and PC term "Background Actor" - not "extra".

Secondly, just go in, be yourself, and be professional. They will cast according to "look" for.whet they need first and foremost. But you will get called for more days of work the more you are professional, listen to direction, and all around low.key and enjoyable to work with...

Even one day on a set though will be fun and interesting for you to see how.the."machine" works. If you do get the job and cast - then bring books, ipad, kindle, or whatever to pass the time. On any set there is hours of.waiting until.shots are ready then jump in, do the work, then wait again for the next shot setup.

Hope this info helps.

Xander Dyle said...

Happy to @RCB and S.Joy!

old ;ady said...

would love doughnuts with @EM and @Robin you have my good wishes for luck. "Break a Leg." @Omama good to see you.


Robin the Mad Photographer said...

Thanks for the advice, @Xander!

@Agent**it: I have something even better than brownies this time...I have chocolate-chip cookie dough truffles dipped in dark chocolate. *charmingly evil grin* I haven't made them very often because, while not really hard to make, they're definitely a pain in the butt, but everyone who's had them so far has raved, especially people who love eating raw cookie dough (these are safe because they're made w/sweetened condensed milk, not eggs). OM NOM NOM NOM NOM!

E Gee Be said...

I work with kids and our school district started a four day weekend today, after reading abut how many of you will be working, I feel especially lucky that I got to start my day at the beach with a warm off shore, then got to toast my dads 68th bday...
But most of all I will be catching up with my CDAN peeps, I miss you guys....look for random 9pm postings on 2-3 day old threads, it's kinda my signature move.
Rej, happy bday! Enjoy a baked treat if you can! And S.Joy, happy anniversary! What a lovely and romantic time to have been married!

anon4 said...

Stay home. Too broke to travel and the house needs cleaning.

KellyLynn said...

I work. We don't get three day weekends unless it's a major holiday.

Sherry said...

@Robin:Break a leg and have fun! And interestingly I used to also have a cat named Smudge.

Sherry said...

Happy. BDay RCB & Happy. Anniversary S.Joy

As I am unemployed I will have a long weekend but not by choice. But seeing as how neither I nor the Opster work in schools or public / government we wouldn't get the day off otherwise. All those that do, ENJOY!!!

tara17 said...

Well, happy time off to the lucky ones! I'm in Canada and I never heard of Family Day. I live in Quebec though, maybe the province didn't go for it.

VeeBee said...

Most other long weekends are a no BUT my birthday is the 19th and my Honey is taking me away for a couple of days. Yay!!!!

Caroline said...

We usually laze around at home!