Fracking Family Day
For those of you outside of the province, tomorrow marks the first Family Day in Ontario, a new holiday declared by our benevolent Premier, Dalton McGuinty.
Is Family Day a huge pain in the ass for anyone else? I may appreciate it more next year, when it is indeed an additional holiday, but this year it is just messing me up. My new job starts officially on Thursday, so I don’t get the paid holiday. Of course, stat holidays mean nothing for McHotty. I have precious few days to finish term papers before work starts, and with no daycare tomorrow, I’m losing a whole one. Does my wanting to get Cakes and McHotty out of the house tomorrow make me a bad family member? I don’t care, I’m doing it anyway--is there anything good going on they might enjoy?
When they were making a new holiday, why the fuck didn’t they make it in the summer time when there is actually stuff to do?
And I feel sorry for those without families. In case you’re not depressed enough after Christmas, New Years, January, and Valentine’s Day, here’s the holiday to push you over the edge. Or maybe they’re the lucky ones—at least they don’t have to contend with the lack of daycare.
Is it just me?