Monday, October 13, 2008

Columbus Day

Okay, so how many people showed up to work today only to discover it was a holiday? Raise your hands. Don't be shy.

I did the same thing.

I'd planned on going in at noon for a short six hour day, but when i showed up at 901 Trinity St, i discovered the office alarm set and the lights off. Hmm. Obviously FBC is on holiday.

The funny (stupid) thing is I had a friend over to my house last night who told me he didn't have to work Monday because of Columbus Day. Of course it didn't occur to me that I might have it off too. Because I never bring my calendar home which says what i do everyday.

So, instead of scheduling meetings, reading books, answering emails, planning a worship service and cleaning my office i...

weeded my cacti garden, scrapbooked with bethany while listening to the Wicked soundtrack, watched Corpse Bride for the second time in less than 24 hours, and kept the neighbor kids out of a fistfight.

What a productive day off.

1 comment:

Michelle said...

I protested Columbus Day by working and not observing it. Why is it we don't have a memorial for the genocide that took place shortly after Columbus set his greedy eyes on the Americas? Lacing blankets with disease? Spreading syphillus by taking advantage of the indigenous women? Outright tricking, lying, stealing, raping and pillaging and murdering thousands, perhaps millions, of indigenous people?

Yeah, that's a holiday I want to celebrate.

Sorry for being so bitter. Maybe next Columbus Day at your church, you could have some kind of memorial service or recognition. I would go to that.