I hate that the calendar week starts on Sunday.
Sunday is supposed to be a day of “rest”, and reflection. A day to mentally relax before the next week’s chaos gears up for Monday. And of course, for watching football.
To begin the week on Monday makes perfect sense. If you begin the week on Sunday, that means your rest and reflections should be on Saturday – making no sense whatsoever. Everyone knows that Saturdays are for goofing off, yard-work and socializing. Date night.
Answer me this… Why are big award shows like the Grammies and the Oscars on Sunday night? On Monday, people have to get up early and go (and function) to work. Why can’t these shows be on Saturday? If you want to make a night of Oscar’s festivities, you have to take Monday off. Monday’s usually suck, so this is not a big sacrifice, however, your boss may disagree.
In my family (only the women), we have a tradition around the Academy Awards that started with me and my teenage daughter. The pre-show fashion dissing was so much fun that we watched it together – even if we had to watch over the phone or tape it for when we could be together. Then, over the span of years our fun evolved into us dressing up and walking the red carpet while being interviewed and photographed. The awards themselves were chances to voice (loudly) our opinions and eat the smorgasbord of snacks we prepared all day prior to the Event. One year we filmed “screen tests” for Thor.
The past 2 years COVID prevented our traditional Oscar weekend. I don’t think it a coincidence that the last two award ceremonies were blah. This year should be different. We got so excited to hear about there being a Host this year! In fact there are three of them, all comedians, and two of our favorites. Daughter has ‘Oscar Monday’ off, and my soon-to-be 12 year old granddaughter has permission to go on a field trip to her grandma’s and miss school. There are certain things you aren’t taught in the classroom. Like fashion sense. How to behave with dignity. How NOT to behave in public.
And then, there is ‘how to borrow clothes and jewelry you don’t want to buy’, and what ‘after-party’ really means. I could go on. I am so far off track now that I should just wrap this up and call it a night. I asked a question somewhere in the beginning of this post… Oh yeah! Should Sunday be the start or the end of the week?
I’m not really interested in that topic anymore. Besides I must get ready for the Oscars! If you have an opinion about Sunday, please share it with us in the comments!