It’s Friday Somewhere

October 26th, 2012 | Shonali Burke | 14 Comments

I saw this Someecard and it made me laugh:
someecards.com - I've earned my Summer Friday this week by working so hard I'm too tired to enjoy my Summer Friday

Even though it’s not Summer Fridays any more – at least, in this hemisphere – I know exactly how that feels.

And, I suspect, so do you.

I just got back from Des Moines, Iowa (lovely people!), and next week I’m off on business trip to Joizee. And even better, I’ll be traveling 0n Halloween.

I know it’s not a regular holiday as such, but shouldn’t such things be banned on Halloween?

I’m recovering (I hope, I have to go back to the doc in a couple of weeks) from what was apparently an infection of the submandibular gland (yes, there is such a word and thing outside of sci-fi movies), which may or may not also have to do with being stressed.

It felt like having a golf ball in my throat, and one of my friends helpfully asked if he should sympathize or instead yell, “FORE!”

(Which did make me grin.)

And normally I’d be getting rid of (at least some of) my stress by working out, but I’ve felt like crap, so that’s been off the table as well.

So I’m a little cranky.

Yes, I know these are “first world problems,” but you know what… they’re what I’m dealing with right now.

And Someecards made a crappy day a little better.

So happy Friday and have a laugh on me. And have a fun and safe Halloween!

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14 comments
Howie Goldfarb
Howie Goldfarb

Excuse me. There is only one real holiday each year. And that is Halloween. Every other holiday is some corruption of pagan worship or created by Hallmark or something boring like Independence day! 8)

BobWarren
BobWarren

Have a Rock & Roll Tuesday!! @danielnewmanUV @shonali

barrettrossie
barrettrossie

I wish I had read this on Friday! Feel better soon, Shonali. Sleep in this weekend.

cision
cision

Who is thankful it's Friday? Our friends @shonali & @seanmcginnis are, & we are too! #ims12 was FABULOUS but tiring! http://t.co/Z1060HIG

Cision NA
Cision NA

Shonali,

Be sure to take time to sleep, and you're allowed to vent all you want :) It makes me believe you are part human along with your super social powers! I just returned from IMS12 & am feeling a major conference hangover. It was completely worth it but all the fabulous ideas, people, & lack of sleep is tough! I was only gone 3 days, so Im really a wimp compared to you :)

Hope you are all better & rested up soon!

Best,

Lisa

@cision

hungryhealthyMJ
hungryhealthyMJ

Travel on Halloween should be banned. And marathons that happen right after Halloween that make it impossible to enjoy because you can't go out drinking. Not that I know anything about that.

Shonali
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@HowieG Yea yea yea. Are you going to tell everyone your big news or not? At least tell the WUL team, for heaven's sake!

Shonali
Shonali moderator

@barrettrossie SO! I slept a bit but mostly it was Sandy prep - and fortunately we missed getting hit too hard. How are you doing?

Shonali
Shonali moderator

@Lisa Larranaga I don't feel like I have super social powers any more. :( But that was such a sweet comment - thank you! 

Shonali
Shonali moderator

@hungryhealthyMJ So, thanks to #sandy the travel was rescheduled. Is the marathon next weekend? I mean, this weekend?

hungryhealthyMJ
hungryhealthyMJ

@shonali If it happens--yes. Sunday. Fingers crossed! 

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