Friday, May 12, 2006

I Never Really Got the Hang of

Thursdays. I don't think I ever will. Arthur Dent had the same problem. He ended up hitchhiking the galaxy. Not the plan I had for me, but I'm not sure I'd mind, if it meant that I would never have to wake up to another Thursday. It's my automatic two-nap day.

Thursdays aren't quite Friday's, are they? Yet, they've left Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday far behind. They're somewhere in a wide, wide river floating south and slightly downward. Thursdays can't seem to decide what they want to be for me. Am I sorry I'm not done and wishing I had more time? Or am I wishing I'm done and sorry my time isn't over? Either one doesn't seem right. I should be happy living right now.

In college Thursday night used to be the night we went out to find out who would be our date for Friday. Hmmm. Now that was a good use for Thursdays.

I wonder whether my Thursday problem has something to do with the god it was named for? Thursdays just seem weird to me—on the Internet—even on the highway there seems to be less traffic.

I don't seem be myself on Thursdays. I feel a bit forlorned as if I'm waiting for a summer rain. I'm not sure why or how to fix it. All I really can say for sure is. I never really got the hang of Thursdays. I think from now on I'll call them something else.
—me strauss Letting me be

18 comments:

taorist said...

Since, you feel weird during "T" days, maybe you can call it Weirdnesday.

Hey, maybe you can write weird posts during weirdnesday?

I like weird posts....they seem unique and special

Cheryl said...

I like this post too. Usually your posts are beautiful prose, so well thought out and rounded off that whilst they are uplifting and thought provoking, its not in a way that makes me feel I could leave a comment. Usually walking through your blog is like walking through an art gallery - it inspires a reverent hush!

Why not grumbleday? Wouldn't it be wonderful if the day had a purpose, to purge all the niggles, to shake the shoulders and release tensions and laugh.

Hugs. I hope Friday is amazing for you. :-)

Roberta said...

Now I know why, if I don't get tasks done on Mon or Tues or Wednesday, on Thurs I mumble to myself about how critical it is to get these tasks done before the weekend. And without remorse or guilt about putting them off, I mutter some more to myself and inevitably end up saying, "Oh, well. I still have Friday. I'll do it on Friday." Guess Thursdays are a day for muttering. Do you think you would feel better on Thursdays if you muttered along with me?

ME Strauss said...

Hi Taorist,
I think all of my posts are a little weird. So maybe every day is Thursday to me. :)

ME Strauss said...

Hi Cheryl.
I think that might be just the kind of feedback I really need. I'm certainly no art gallery and irreverent better describes me. :)

A grumble day, you think? I like that idea-- alot!

Thanks for your Friday wishes.

ME Strauss said...

I'll have to try that Roberta. I'll listen for you next week. Muttering is not something I've learned to do. So I'll keep my ear out for your voice to learn how. :)

Travis Jay Morgan said...

I don't mind thursdays too much because I know the following day is Friday, and how can I reach Friday without completing Thursday! Just think of Thursday as a means to reaching Friday. =)

ME Strauss said...

I understand that thinking Travis, but as much as I try to use it. The quicksand that is Thursday somehow sticks to my brain and pulls me in anyway.

bradford said...

"now it's over, I'm dead and I haven't done anything that I want, or, I'm still alive and there's nothing I want to do!"- They Might be Giants . I am inspired by the juxtoposition of these two worse scenarios. Thursdays have an energy that usually moves me through some kind of shift. Thor has the power but in Romantic languages it is Jupiter's day.

ME Strauss said...

Still Jupiter is the god of war too isn't he? That's what happens on Thursday opposing forces come together for me.

Jillian said...

You've brought back a memory for me. During my senior year in college, my two housemates and I began a sort of "Thursday night" routine that was kind of like a celebration of "it's almost Friday." Blowing off Thursday evening felt good, somehow.

Having a test on Friday kind of killed the Thursday thing, though.

You're right...Thursday is a day all its own.

ME Strauss said...

Hi Jillian,
College Thursday nights were nights together with friends at least. Now Thursdays are just blown away days for me.

Glad you got a good memory. I like that.

Betty said...

This is probably blasphemous, but my problem has always been with Sundays. Thursdays I can handle, but Sundays..... and I know why. My childhood was 1/7th ruined because of Sundays. A shy, lonely child, I dreaded Monday's return to school. I spent all day Sunday doing homework, from 4th grade on. Sundays were almost invariably cloudy, often rainy in upstate NY. Even though much time has passed since my childhood, I remain leery of Sundays.

ME Strauss said...

Oh Sunday nights--the impending doom of Mondays. I know what you mean. That's not blasphemous, I understand completely. Your Sunday night might start earlier than mine did, but even so. Sundays were kind of ruined by Mondays. I got you there.

michaelm said...

Interesting post.
I actually posted Dent's quote on my blog a few months back.
For me, Tuesday is the day I can't get the hang of. Don't ask me why, I'm just out of sorts. Doesn't make much logical sense but there it is. On Tuesdays my biorythyms go into "Dali" mode...

~m

ME Strauss said...

Hi MichaelM,
I understand you go into Salivdore Dali mode on Tuesdays and and go into Sylvia Plath mode on Thursday. I guess we'd better plan all of our lunches on Wednesdays.

michaelm said...

Perfect.
That's my day off. ;)

~m

ME Strauss said...

Sounds like a date to me!