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So did you know tomorrow is Veterans' Day in the US and we don't have to go to school work?

Me too!

I totally knew that before 4:00 this afternoon.

It did not take someone saying "Have a nice holiday" as she left, for me to go "WTF?" and look at the calendar. At all.

zortified

2004-11-10 04:50 pm (UTC) (Link)

u is dork.

falls asleep on you

ci5rod

2004-11-10 05:17 pm (UTC) (Link)

Lucky so-and-so. Apart from 2 minutes silence at 11 o'clock, our Remembrance Day celebrations get deferred to the weekend.

skipthedemon

2004-11-10 06:24 pm (UTC) (Link)

I totally did. It's my birthday tomorrow.

mpoetess

2004-11-10 09:48 pm (UTC) (Link)

Cheater!

(Happy Birthday!)

nakedwesley

2004-11-10 11:14 pm (UTC) (Link)

*icon love*

And Happy Birthday!

thebratqueen

2004-11-10 06:32 pm (UTC) (Link)

Or you could've spent all day today working up a nice snit about how ungrateful people are because they can't be bothered to take two whole seconds to post something in honor of Veteran's Day because, presumably, it would cut into valuable "What fanon favorite hobbit nailpolish color am I?" quiz-memage, only to realize hours after the fact that today is the 10th, not the 11th.

Which, uh, somebody I know did. Not me. Totally someone else.

mpoetess

2004-11-10 09:44 pm (UTC) (Link)

As one does... :-P

chicken_cem

2004-11-10 07:54 pm (UTC) (Link)

Nope. My employer does not consider it a holiday. Wankers.

mpoetess

2004-11-10 09:47 pm (UTC) (Link)

Mine is a government agency, so they'd have to twist themselves up quite a bit to manage not giving us veterans' day off. Though they have come up with someinteresting logic for how we celebrate Presidents Day -- instead of getting that day off, we get Washington and Lincoln's birthdays off. Makes sense, except for the part where they totally fudge the dates and celebrate one on the day after Thanksgiving, and one on either Christmas Eve or Boxing Day, depending on how close to the weekend Christmas falls.

chicken_cem

2004-11-11 07:42 am (UTC) (Link)

Wow, that is quite twisty.

I don't complain too loudly, because they often (not always) give us the entire week(s) off between Christmas and New Year's here.

I can't believe my dad's oldest brothers Bob and Walt who fought in WWII in the Iwo Jima / Phillipines 'theatres' are still alive. They have to be in their 90's (my dad is in his late 70's -- they are three children out of twelve my grandma and grandpa had).

witling

2004-11-11 01:05 pm (UTC) (Link)

Oh-ho. But there are those of us who do have to go to work. Which is not very patriotic or memorialistic of us, but there you go.

Also, it suckles.