I took the day off work today because I woke up dead. Well, no, that’s not possible… but I woke up feeling downright crap. I felt like I had an evil bout of hayfever, but I’m alright now. I think I just had a really, really, bad sleep. I kind of dozed for most of the morning before eating breakfast.
For most of the day I felt guilty about calling in sick to work, but my boss said I sounded ill and given my rough week and not feeling well on Monday, I felt like this break was a good time to unwind. I took it easy, eating some fruit and drinking lots of water. I managed to do some of my assignment and get my head around most of it, as well as cleaning out some of my files and email inboxes. Granted, the day was mostly taken really slowly, but I really needed it.
I don’t really want to detail my week as it was mostly me being in a bad mood, getting easily irritated, and not having enough energy to run. It’s unbelievable how much time and effort and energy commuting to work/university can take up. Plus, I realised that Wednesday used to be my favourite day.
Used to be. Most people have a favourite day, but I haven’t really had one. I realise most of the time I like Wednesdays. When I was younger, four of my weekdays days would be taken up by my dance classes, piano lessons and swimming lessons. Wednesday was strangely always the day I had off.
From seventh grade, I started to watch television shows that were played every Wednesday, and it was just my luck they were on television on my free day. I distinctly remember House being on television. That’s one of the few shows I’ve watched in my life. :P I have to admit I don’t really like television very much. Most of the shows I start watching and begin to like sadly get cancelled. It seems that I like the less popular shows. The only show I really watch now is Doctor Who. The new season started on the weekend and I was happy that I could watch it online for free, before it shows on television this weekend. I do watch other television shows occasionally, but it always happens when I’m eating dinner and just happen to have the television on, or just go to the living room for dessert or something like that. I can’t stand the idea of sitting down at a dedicated time each week, watching something I want to watch… especially with advertisements. The time really adds up, because that’s about fifteen to twenty minutes of advertisements.
That reminds me – in class last Thursday we were discussing interactive television, and we went into groups and each group reviewed a video. My group had to watch this video about the XBOX and an ad-sharing feature, where you said “XBOX tweet” or “XBOX share” in order to share an ad on Twitter or Facebook. It was really weird. After a minute of watching, we realised that the video had about 95% of dislikes, with people writing comments about how they hoped it was a joke. The video is titled Microsoft Kills Xbox Live with Interactive Ads.
No really, who even watches ads anyway? And now they want you to share it?
I don’t know if Wednesday is really my favourite day, but taking a day off in the middle of the week is nice. The highlight of my day was managing to run 5.2 kilometres with evening without stopping. I am so proud of myself. :)