Sunday, August 19, 2007

Repost Sunday: Monday, Monday? How About Funday, Funday!

My bestest blogging buddy Odat recently suggested that a regret of mine might be the fact that I failed in my efforts last year to replace Monday on the calendar with Funday...and you know what, she's right! Many of you weren't reading this blog last year, so I decided to repost this one since I am going to revive my attempts to remove Monday from our calendars. Uh, it's not too obvious that I have been off work for more than a week and have to go back tomorrow...is it?? Sorry Odat, I know this is about the 3rd time you'll have to read this, so I added a little to it...

Although it’ll almost be over by the time you read this post, I have to say how much I hate Mondays. I know that I am not alone and it’s certainly not a new sentiment among the blogging community. You can see the disdain for Mondays on the faces of coworkers, other commuters and just about everyone you interact with on this solemn day. Go ahead, wish someone a Happy Monday and see what happens...

It’s time to address the issue head on. Monday should be removed from our calendar. I propose that we make Tuesday the new Monday. Of course, Tuesday has done nothing to deserve the wrath that becoming the new Monday will bring. Therefore, I also propose that Tuesdays become a universal casual day at work. By 'casual,' I don't mean shorts and sandals, although they certainly are welcome. I mean relaxing, kicking back, sipping drinks and visiting with your coworkers (providing you actually find that relaxing) all while listening to music. Plus, because things are so relaxed, you can come in whenever you want!
That and the fact that it’s one day closer to the weekend should help Tuesday remain the somewhat innocuous day it already is. Is there the chance that your company will not want to pay you for relaxing on Back To Work Tuesday? Probably not, remember that the bosses and payroll folks will be relaxing too, just hopefully not with you. That would not be relaxing at all. Well, unless the payroll guy has a little too much to drink and starts doling out 'expense' reimbursements!!

I don’t expect much flak about the abandonment of Mondays except from the folks getting royalties on music about Mondays. I’m speaking of tunes like “Manic Monday,” “Come Monday,” “Monday, Monday” and my favorite “Rainy Days and Mondays.” (Yes, I just used the word 'favorite' in conjunction with the title of a Carpenters song. And yet I still maintain my dignity!) Those Monday songs would become outdated over night. Would it affect “Ruby Tuesday?” I don’t know, I haven't thought that far ahead. Do you really think the Stones are complaining?

When we remove Monday from the calendar it will set in motion a horrible period of chaos and confusion as was expected to occur during the dawn of Y2K. Remember buying up canned goods and erecting a Y2K bunker? No, well then never mind, you daredevil. I suppose you don't cook your pork until it's completely done either! Surely I was not the only one who built a Y2K bunker, right? Well, at least I got a tin-foiled lined, cable TV ready storage shed out of it. I just wish I wasn't still paying it off.

To avoid the problems that converting to a 6-day week would cause, I’ve come up with a solution I hope will be a popular one. We will name the new day Funday and it will become essentially another Sunday (to fill up the empty day) with a Friday feel. This will create the 3-day weekend, every weekend.

So there you have it, a well thought out fair and balanced solution to Mondays. Now if I can just find some crackpot candidate belonging to some obscure political party, we’ll be good to go. We’ll call the new party the Calendarians. Imagine how well a candidate campaigning on the Calendarians’ “Create Funday” ticket would be. How in the world can you run a smear campaign against that? Even if the party loses, man the nominating convention will be a blast!

*****Reminder to get your questions in for my 400th Post Q&A Tuesday Extravaganza. What do I have planned for the big occasion (especially after using such a big word like extravaganza)? Uh, I'll be answering your questions...*******

30 comments:

Heart Of Darkness said...

You do know it's not Monday yet, huh? ;)

Mundane Monday... Tricky Tuesday... Whiny Wednesday... Thunder Thursday... Fun Friday... Sexy Saturday... Sleepy Sunday... how's that? :D

Airam said...

If you had to choose between having a heart (like the tin man) or having a brain (like scarecrow) or having courage (like lion) or having red ruby slippers (like dorothy), which would you choose and why?

Michael C said...

Heart: You are so much better at day naming than I am!!!!!

Airam: I will be singing Wizard of Oz songs for the rest of the day now ;-)

ARM said...

You put a lot of thought into the removing of the Monday and I can see how this is a worthy re-post. I am one of the very few who Monday doesn't affect the way it does others. No...my shit day at my job is Wednesday because that is payday for our agents. Ugh...Wednesdays...

I'll have to come back with a question. My brain isn't being very cooperative at the moment.

Michael C said...

ARM: That really sucks having your worst day be the middle of the week hump day. Perhaps 'What The' Wednesdays for you..... ;-)

Heart Of Darkness said...

Well, what can I say, you bring that out in me! :D

Michael C said...

Heart: Ooh, does that mean I'm a muse or have muse like properties??? ;-)

Dottie said...

No more Mondays! No more Mondays! I back this idea.

notfearingchange said...

How do we make the world a better place?

Ralph said...
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Ralph said...

Would Joyeux Lundi set you off?

One of my favorite day of the week songs is 'Friday on My Mind' by the Easybeats. Funday won't affect this?

The Y2K hype was only exceeded by the Bicentennial hype in 1976. As such, Y2K was a bit of a letdown...

Q&A Tuesday: Do you love your Chevy Truck so much that you would haveMabel pee on a Ford truck?

kat said...

Aw. Sounds like someones got a case of the Mun-days!

AndreAnna said...

I so thought I commented on this already and came back to check for a reply. But, I apparently did not, and now I am too tired to.

I suck.

ARM said...

Ok, I'm new around here and I haven't had a chance to officially go through your archives (that's what she said)...and you have a lot of them. So, the questions I'm going to ask you may have already answered. If that is the case, then feel free to just copy & paste your answer.

Which character from The Office do you relate to the most. Which character do you wish you could be? Which character would you like to gouge out their eyes with a pencil? (I'm really not this violent...I swear).

Michael C said...

Dottie: Thanks for the support.

Not Fearing: That might be the deepest question I've had yet.

Ralph: Your questions reveals that you know how I think!

Kat: Don't we all?

AA: It is the thought that counts ;-)

Arm: Bonus points for the TWSS (it's easier to type it that way) Michael Scott reference!! These questions will be fun!

Heart Of Darkness said...

Yeah, totally!


Which means it's your fault and I can blame you wholeheartedly for the worst writers block I've ever experienced....

Lone Grey Squirrel said...

O All Knowing And Wise(cracking) Sage, please answer these very important questions.

1. (Economics) Why is it that I am poor while Paris Hilton is rich?
2. (Science) If the Star Trek Holodeck was really invented, what would you use it for?
3. (History) What really happened to the Lost Colony at Roanoke Island, Virginia?
4. (Art) What is the difference between a painting done by a chimpanzee and one that is sold for millions as modern art?
5. (Sociology)How do ugly guys like Mick Jagger get such pretty wives and girlfriends? Is there hope for me?
6. (Politics) How can squirrels conquer the world?

Lis said...

I remember posting somewhere (I think it was Pownce) that Mondays should be abolished. Nothing good ever happens on Mondays. Bah.

Odat said...

Well, michael, I'm glad you are wholehaeartedly admitting it......I was so let down at the time....but I'm over it now...;-)
Carry on!
Peace
(Thanks, my friend, for the shout out!)

Patti said...

Michael, you hit the nail on the head about your being a muse...your thoughts are so, well, scattered (in a good way) that we can all find something to pick up on.

I usually feel most rested on Mondays. Maybe because I do a lot of resting on the weekend (lead boring life).

meleah rebeccah said...

I am seriously disturbed. I think I am the ONLY PERSON ALIVE, that LIKES Mondays.

The day goes the fastest out of the whole work week. The traffic is the lightest on the way home, and I usually don't have to deal with the salesmen on Mondays.

HOWEVER, if we could change things entirely, like making it a 4 day work week every week, then I might be more into changing my calender!

MOST.Excellent. Post.

brandy said...

I actually like Mondays. My least favourite work day is Tuesday. Because on Monday, everyone can complain about it being Monday. On Tuesday, if you complain, it's like you are the jerk who can't get over it. See, what I'm saying here? Probably not. I'm sort of iffy on it, but let's move on. As for your questions, I'm going to narrow it down to three this week because a) I'm boring lately and b)I feel that you've served your punishment time with your revenge question to me and I should be nicer to you. With that said, here are your three questions:
1. Would you rather have sustainable world peace or free cheese for everyone for the rest of eternity?
2. Is a dream a wish your heart makes, or is it the result of a life time of images, sounds, ideas randomly being put together in a haphazard way that mean nothing?
3. If you could be anywhere else right now, where would you be? And does Martina McBride ever age, or is she part robot like I suspect?

Lis said...

Mel, I think I know why traffic's always lightest on Monday. That's because everyone else is home pretending to be sick! Seriously, I hate going to the doctor on Mondays. It's always full of "sick" people hoping to score a medical certificate (we need to show one of this if we want to call in sick).

Jenny! said...

Mondays suck elephants (you know what's)!

Cece said...

I like the new header! Very cool.

kat said...

I had off today and so I had time to read my favorite blogs. I visited here several times today, in between visits to TMZ and IMDB and MSNBC and anything rhyming with the "e" sound.

No updates. Oh well. See your blog on Saturday I guess.

Cue the music... and the single tear.

Michael C said...

Heart: FINE!!! I give you permission to blame me...this one time ;-)

Lone Grey: Wow, I hope no one is offended by my answers.

Lis: AMEN!!!

Odat: I know you were disappointed. I hesitated getting your hopes up again ;-)

Patti: Rested on a Monday? Let's trade jobs!!

Meleah: You have some very good points, but it's so hard for me to agree publicly that there is the possibility that Mondays might not be so bad....I shudder just writing that ;-)

Bran: But I think people were looking forward to seeing the weekly 'Brandy's 5.' It's almost like 'your thing!' That's what she said....sorry.... ;-)

Jenny!: Yes, I do know. And I agree!

Cece: Thanks. It was a gift from AndreAnna at diaryofadiaperingmadwoman.com

Kat: Didn't get the time to today...can you imagine that??

katherine. said...

I nominate you as our candidate!

Michael C said...

Katherine: I accept!!!

meleah rebeccah said...

Lis is killing me with her comment.

I LOVE HER!