Today is the 2nd day of the 31st week, the 27th day of the 7th month, the 209th day of 2020 [with only 150 shopping days until Christmas], and:
Quote of the day:
- Bagpipe Appreciation Day
- Barbie-in-a-blender Day – celebrating a win against Mattel trying to sue artist Tom Forsythe for a series of photographs featuring the nude doll. It is considered a celebration of artistic free speech and fair use
- Cross Atlantic Communication Day
- Gary Gygax Day – the creator of Dungeons & Dragons  was born on this day in 1938.
- Love is Kind Day
- National Chicken Finger Day
- National Crème Brulee Day
- National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day
- National Scotch Day
- Norfolk Day
- Paddle for Perthes Disease Awareness Day – Perthes is a childhood condition that effects the hip joint
- Take Your Houseplants for a Walk Day
- Take Your Pants for a Walk Day
- Walk on Stilts Day
- And the first quarter of the moon at 8:32AM EDT
“[Time is] … like a predator. It’s stalking you. Oh, you can try and outrun it …, but in the end, time is going to hunt you down ….”
Dr Soran, Star Trek VII: Generations
Do you know what day it is?
My boss recently complained that his days were all running together as our office is closed, but in his case, it is because he is a workaholic who does business on his days off as well as in the evenings. The only others I hear asking what day it is are those friends who are retired. For a time, the governor of New York was using his Twitter account to tell people what day of the week it was, the assumption being that with the closing of so many businesses and suspension of regular activities, folks were confusing the days. Somehow the lockdown seemed to be a form of an extended vacation where all days blended together – at least for a lucky few who got paid while staying home or who had enough resources that they could weather the storm without pay.
For the rest, things have not been so …. Pleasant? Halcyon? Easy? Those of us fortunate enough to be able to work from home have found the traditional 9- 5 grind still grinds on, and as grateful as we are for being able to keep our jobs/pay/insurance, we are very aware of the difference between the work week and the weekend and time off. Those who work with the land know a different rhythm of life without artificial time units or holidays – farms do not have holidays built in. And of course, those without jobs were pitchforked into a nightmare miasma of fear and anxiety, including the hard choice between having to work and expose themselves to COVID-19, rely on ephemeral assistance, or go without the necessities of life.
As for me? Yes I know today is Monday – and if you push me, I can probably figure out how many hours it is until 4 PM on Friday when I roll [or crawl or dance, all depending on what kind of week it is] into the weekend