There are three long weekends each year that I love – Memorial Day, Labor Day, and Thanksgiving. My entire world disconnects for each of them and they are great transitions for me.
Amy and I spent the weekend up in Keystone with our friends Dave and Maureen. I had a couple of great runs, lots of naps, read a couple of books (Poop Culture: How America Is Shaped by Its Grossest National Product and The Logic of Failure: Recognizing and Avoiding Error in Complex Situations), watched a bunch of US Open tennis, and ate well. Oh – and I watched The U.S. vs. John Lennon – a magnificent and disturbing movie that helped solidify John Lennon’s image in my mind as a heroic figure.
I love my Qx vacations (where I disconnect from the grid entirely for a week) but I also feel incredibly refreshed after these long weekends. Sounds like some of my friends do also.