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Sunday, April 24, 2011

Sunday Hate

I hate Sundays. I think I have kind of always hated Sundays. One reason for this is that the next day is Monday. That means either back to school or back to work. As if the coming week wasn’t bad enough, there is always the issue of what one should do on a Sunday. A lot of stores are closed or have bad opening hours; so shopping is out, and besides who wants to jostle with a bunch of other people on their day off.

Should one spend the day in the park? Well if you like being surrounded by a sea of blankets in the summer full of people just like you. Should one go to a café? The cafes are always full with people brunching their way through the early part of the day and then later by big groups of people meeting up to socialize. There is nothing wrong with any of this; it’s just that I want something else when I have free time.

I usually don’t go skating on Sundays at least not during the early nice spring weather. Why? Because the skatepark in my area is so packed that it becomes unbearable. Once upon a time I lived in a city with a skatepark that was open 24 hours; that is they left the lights on. That was quite a while ago and those days are passed and to be honest I don’t really miss that place.

The ideal days off then are from Monday to Thursday. The weekend is a good time to work and then you can take off and enjoy what everyone else can’t because you are free.

Here is the updated reading list:

1. I Married a Communist by Phillip Roth (finished)

2. Freedom by Jonathan Franzen (finished)

3. Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer (non-fiction)

4. Going After Cacciato by Tim O´Brien

5. The Green House by Mario Vargas Lhosa (hard to find in English)

6. Grimms Wörter by Günter Grass

7. Buddha’s Little Finger by Victor Pelevin (taken a break for now)

8. Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad (finished)

9. Invisible by Paul Auster (finished)

10. The Widows of Eastwick by John Updike

11. Peeling the Onion by Günter Grass (currently reading)

12. The Blind Assassin: a Novel by Margaret Atwood (finished)

13. Villages by John Updike (finished)

14. The Sorrows of an American by Siri Hustvedt

15. Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood


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