What do YOU do on your day off?

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What do YOU do on your day off?--Al

-- Al Schroeder (al.schroeder@nashville.com), February 10, 2001


Day off? I'm a professional slacker. Every day is a day off.

-- Bev Sykes (basykes@dcn.davis.ca.us), February 10, 2001.

My days off are all days, I'm retired, I earned them. I have always been "off," whether rotton or weird and sometimes both. That said, family visiting and feasting, book reading, solitaire playing, crossword puzzling, internet shenanigans and milking the Diaryland cow, romantically jousting with Heather . . . . .and the list goes on and on.

-- Denver doug (ionoi@webtv.net), February 11, 2001.

It's a whole process. I stay in my pyjamas until 1 in the afternoon and curl up in a gigantic bean bag chair (or maybe I'm just small) and read (usually a newish novel by an obscure author) with a huge cup of diner-quality coffee balanced precariously on my knee. If the cup gets light, I go make another; repeat as necessary. Then I get up and catch up on all the email I've been ignoring, maybe play some video games, and eat everything in sight until I fall asleep. :)

-- Phenylalanine (spectre@fffan.com), February 12, 2001.

Well, first and foremost, I sleep in. But I think alot of people tend to do that.

I will go online once I get up and grab a cup of coffee. I'll read emais, reply to emails, check certain bulletin boards... I'll catch up on my journal reading.. Update parts of my journal.

I will sign off and read or watch tv. Sometimes I'll take my dog for a walk around the park.

I sometimes get caught up on any work that I have pending.

And although I shouldn't, I dread the next day, the day I don't have off.

-- Jen (Winter@nyc.com), February 14, 2001.

The best part is waking up late under my fluffy comforter and knowing, ahhh no work today.

Next I wander around the house until I decide what do I want to do today and does it fit into my kids schedule. I really love to sit and stare at the waves on the beach to chill out. Today we went to the mountains and played in the snow.

I look forward to having all day off everyday (someday). My only regret is that my kids will be out in the world. These days are precious.

-- Terri (Davelaw@san.rr.com), February 17, 2001.

I putter. Once I finally wake up, I walk from room to room, randomly moving objects from one area to the next, and sometimes back, with little forethought. I could do this forever.

I generally try to avoid cleaning, because it takes to long, and with the whole puttering thing, cleaning takes even longer.

I try to study, but usually pick the book up and think, "hum... I think I'd like a nap. If I bring home work, I usually put it off and don't even do something good like taking a nap.

Then, at the end of the weekend, I run around and try to get all the things I was supposed to be doing all_weekend_long done so I can start Monday morning fresh. You'd think I'd have learned by now, but I haven't.

-- grace (grace@betterthanfiction.com), February 21, 2001.

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