December 13, 2002 10:18 PM

I am taking the day off next Wednesday. Well, most of it. I am taking the day off to entertain a friend in the midst of our twenty four hour Peter Jackson frenzy. It sounds like fun.

If you could take off, you know you'd do it, too.

It's not just for the movie, silly. It's for the company. You have to make time, sometimes, to celebrate without solid purpose.

My parents allowed me one mental health day every three months or so throughout school. It makes sense. Kids don't get to control when they take vacation, so the ability to just dodge school now and then is valuable.

It's not as important as an adult. As a college student, you can usually sneak in a long roadtrip weekend without too much angst. In the working world, you pick your own vacations and can plan them around your yearly up-down cycle.

But the mental health day is still a useful tool. Maybe you only need one a year, but calling in sick or working harder most days of a week in order to skip one (what I'm doing next week) can be a blissful release.

In this case, it's not exactly necessary - it's just something to remind me that I'm still whimsical and fun. Even if I plan for it weeks in advance.

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I *am* taking off next Wednesday. That's when I skip town for warmer (if more conservative) climes.

Enjoy your movie and company!

these are the thoughts of revolution9 on December 14, 2002 12:24 PM

i dont know, i have a pretty nasty habit of taking one mental health week a year. except its more along the lines of throwing my hands up and saying "fuck it" while i crawl back into bed and not answer the phone. this is a bad, bad habit.

these are the thoughts of eris on December 15, 2002 01:09 PM

Ok, I can't stand it any more. I have to ask.

What is that item farthest to the right in your design? The translucent item under the dark blue ring?

...because it looks like a condom. And curiosity is killing me.

(Note to self: April will now have yet more amusing search requests.)

these are the thoughts of revolution9 on December 17, 2002 08:31 AM

hehe, revolution9, reminds me of those ink blot tests. the image is of a clear glass with a blue band across the top and the shadow of that glass.

these are the thoughts of eris on December 17, 2002 05:04 PM

just saying because it wasnt until you brought it up that i took a closer look at it to figure out what it was as well. heh.

these are the thoughts of eris on December 17, 2002 05:05 PM

actually, eris only knows because she is secretly me. nyah ha ha ha ha!

er. yeah, it's a blue glass. the same one as on the splash page.

these are the thoughts of april on December 17, 2002 09:05 PM

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