February 13, 2004

Thursday: It's the New Friday!

For a few years now, I've been noticing a work-place trend that seems to have been amplified in law school: Thursday is now the real Friday. Perhaps it's a trendy West-coast thing to get drunk off your ass on Thursday as if Friday isn't even there and then to ignore Friday by not going to work (or school), or just doing the minimum amount of work necessary to get through Friday... or perhaps it's people randomly claiming a virtual three-day weekend in a backlash against the fact that Americans have one of the longest work-weeks in the world (45-55 hours) and get the least mandated vacation. Whatever the real reason, Thursday is definitely Friday at my school since that is when all of the campus parties/events are held, always offering tons of booze guaranteed to prevent me from doing any reading on Thursday night. Every other Thursday, there's a kegger on the front steps of the school, fondly called "Beer on the Beach", that starts at 3:30 and goes to whenever the kegs run out and that night's event (usually with a full or at least no-host bar) begins at a trendy bar in SOMA. I know this is because most 2nd and 3rd year students don't have class on Fridays, but as a 1st-year, the New Friday is really fucking me up... in more ways than one. Check out these pics from the latest "Beer on the Beach"!

Dimitri and Cody getting an early start

Cody, Aaron, Matt and Erica Ball enjoying the "free" beer

Dimitri, Susan, Cody and Aaron

Nathan getting his drink on

Susan and me. Damn I looks short here...

Joe, Susan and Cody - Now we're having fun

Cody, Aaron, Joe, Erica, Susan, Matt and Me: Drunk

Gotta get Eric's Chinese when you're too trashed at 7pm to cook

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Thursday was a blast! I love this new trend of Friday-esque Thursdays. But the question is: when I go out tonight, what day is it?

Posted by: cody at February 13, 2004 12:57 PM

Friday, silly!

Posted by: Kristina at February 13, 2004 01:55 PM

Cute pictures!

You guys, like, totally missed the boat - thursday has been the new friday in TJ forever! I think it's because it's "Ladies Night" (Ew.)

Posted by: robyn at February 14, 2004 01:15 AM

i've walked past that very kegger twice now on my way to trial class at the federal courthouse. next time i'll come up and look for y'alls.

Posted by: holohan at February 14, 2004 03:51 PM

Please do!

Posted by: Kristina at February 14, 2004 07:32 PM

Sounds like the American public is finally responding to the fact that their weekend has been seriously eroded. I've long speculated that the movement would be to kill the ever-hated Monday, though. Hell, let's do away with them both!

Oh, hi, btw. Friend of a friend of Holohan's. Isn't modern technology wonderful?

Posted by: Iason at March 1, 2004 12:27 AM