Phil Factor’s Day Off

Sloan: What are we going to do?

Ferris: The question isn’t “what are we going to do,” the question is “what aren’t we going to do?”

Aaaaah! They joy of an unexpected day off from work. What could be better than that? I need to be at work. I should be at work. But right now, I am not at work. Unfortunately Cameron isn’t on his way over to pick me up so we can go joy riding in Chicago. Even more unfortunately is the fact that food and I seem to be having a serious disagreement. I’m not totally incapacitated by my malady however. So what should I do? First I decided to slip into a pair of old, comfortable jeans and my favorite football jersey. I plan on doing some serious lounging today. Second, I obviously came here to gloat to all you fellow bloggers who will read this tonight after your long work day. Now that I’ve laid off food for a few hours I actually feel kind of good. I’m tempted to play some serious hooky. Go to the mall, go to the gym, take myself out to lunch (that’s probably not a good idea, but I’d love to eat something better than soup and crackers. Maybe I should go rent a few of my favorite movies. Outdoor activities are definitely out. Here in the northeastern U.S it’s getting a bit chilly. Maybe if I’m really quick I can drive to Pennsylvania and buy some fireworks and set them off in my yard. The great part of being an adult is that you don’t have to ask anyone if you want to stay home sick. No one takes your temperature or verifies if you’ve actually vomited. If I go to the mall there won’t be a truancy officer to ask my why I’m not at work. My boss and co-workers are at work, so there’s no one to rat me out no matter where I go. This is better than a planned vacation day because it was unexpected. Maybe I’ll just take a nap. I think that’s the definition of adulthood. Sleeping when you want to. As a kid, you never want to sleep. Not for naps, not at night, not ever. You might miss something. As an adult we often live for the times we do get to miss something. Right now, I hope my job misses me more than I miss being there.

10 responses to “Phil Factor’s Day Off

  1. I am so jealous right now.You can do ANYTHING you want.You know what you should do?You should go find some clowns and hang out with them. 🙂

  2. I have that exact original movie poster from the release of FBDO.

  3. You should steal your rich friend’s dad’s car.

  4. I am extremely jealous right now. I can picture you lounging around…dammit. I’m calling in sick tomorrow.

  5. I for one am as jealous as hell. I have been in court all day with 6 deviant girls, all of which i could gladly bang their heads together!!!

  6. I played hooky from work today too. It did not turn out to be as fun and enjoyable as your day, however.

  7. Gahead….rub it in ;O) I hope you enjoyed your day! (just happened across you….sorta like the kevin bacon thing!)

  8. I can relate to that wonderful feeling of having a WHOLE DAY with no responsibilities. You can do whatever you feel like, or (as Ferris might say) you can do nothing if you feel like it.Glad you had a non-sick sick day!!!!

  9. Michelle- Spending a day with deviat teenage girls doesn’t sound bad to me.

  10. Hi Katie- Welcome. It’s nice to meet you.

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