Thursday, January 27, 2011

I've Loved Thursdays Since 1992

My first full-time job out of college was for a call center, and Thursdays were the slowest days for inbound calls. It meant I could get a ton of my other work done, which took a lot of pressure off and was very satisfying.

Thursdays were Must See TV for years, with the comedy block that started with Friends. I wasn't watching much TV during those years, but that was TV night with my husband, shared time that meant a lot.

Then Thursdays were BS days, when none of us had to work and we could get together for the whole day, hang out and vent about life and industry and share experiences and everything.

They were also Supernatural nights. My SPN-watching friends and I would be excited all day, watch the show live, and hook up online afterward to talk about the show.

My chapter's annual retreat always starts on Thursday.

My employer is closed on Thursday, so even though I always have tons of work and errands and stuff, I'm "off" that day. Today! :)

Times change. Some of my BS friends have to work Thursdays, so we can't get together any more. SPN has moved to Friday. But after nearly 20 years of reasons for Thursday to be a favorite, I have a feeling it always will be.

What's your favorite day of the week and why?


Colene Murphy said...

Great reasons! I love Thursdays too! Not my favorite, Fridays are. But Thursdays are a close second!

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

As a teacher, my favorite nights are Sunday nights when we have school off on Monday for a holiday. It's the rare long weekend that I just adore.
I still like Thursday TV. Bones and The Mentalist are on tap for me tonight.

Natalie J. Damschroder said...

I figured Friday would be popular, Colene. :) Except for people who work weekends, probably. It's never been my favorite because it's always a difficult work day.

That would be my favorite, too, Sue! And I think Thursday has the most TV I watch, too. Those two, plus Big Bang Theory and Nikita and Royal Pains. Used to have Fringe, too, but that moved to Friday.

Ava Quinn said...

I'm pretty boring. If I had to pick a day, I think it would be Saturday - the first day of freedom.

But Thursday and Friday always have a good feel for me too.

Being a former teacher, I preferred the rare Friday off over Monday.

Victoria said...

I miss BS days!!

My favorite day is before any day I don't have to get up early! If that makes sense! LOL

Natalie J. Damschroder said...

Saturday's good, Ava—not just a day off, but the day off before another day off, so you don't have that building dread of the next day of work. :)

I like Fridays off better than Mondays, too. Not that I'll give back ANY day off. LOL But Friday off makes the week feel shorter, while Monday doesn't seem to.

Smith, that makes perfect sense! LOL

Cindy Procter-King said...

That's an interesting question. I'm not sure I have a favorite day of the week. Thursdays are always good, but I like Tuesdays because I still have lots of time to accomplish things in the week. Thursday, I feel like I'm running out of time.

Natalie J. Damschroder said...

You can tell the people whose lives are very close to the way they want them to be when they say they don't have a favorite day of the week. :)