Tuesday, September 08, 2009

...on labor

...or lack thereof.

labor day as defined by wikipedia is

The form for the celebration of Labor Day was outlined in the first proposal of the holiday: A street parade to exhibit to the public "the strength and esprit de corps of the trade and labor organizations," followed by a festival for the workers and their families. This became the pattern for Labor Day celebrations. Speeches by prominent men and women were introduced later, as more emphasis was placed upon the economic and civil significance of the holiday. Still later, by a resolution of the American Federation of Labor convention of 1909, the Sunday preceding Labor Day was adopted as Labor Sunday and dedicated to the spiritual and educational aspects of the labor movement.

needless to say, the bastard, is more pleased that this national holiday has evolved into an end of the summer grilled meats-athon. but, this weekend had more labor for myself than usual. but in the good way.

on saturday, i went to my ladyfriend's niece's birthday in wayne (yes, the one in jersey). her niece's grandparents live on a lake. it reminds me of a smaller version of our family's former house so, i like going out there. it reminds me of granma and granpa. even moreso when they lend me a kayak and i go off on my own for a little while.

which i did.

and it was nice.

grilled meats.

open water.

strangely hassle free driving.

on sunday, we went to jersey city (yeah, THAT jersey city) and we dined with some friends and got some spectacular views of the staue of liberty.

good times.

i like labor this day weekend these days. it also means that the cold is coming soon. the bastard'll like that.

—the bastard

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