Most days you show up to work in spite of the fact that you know it's going to make you want to die. You do your job as best you can, quietly but diligently, keeping your complaints to yourself and negotiating the thousand little minefields that strew themselves about the arena of any human endeavor in which deadlines and hierarchies are the twin engines that fuel the drive forward. You keep your head down to the extent that you know you are there to get things done, not make it The You Show, and if you're desperately waiting for the moment the day ends and you can finally carve out [...]
The day we've waited for is finally here! That's right, it's August 25th, which, as every red-blooded, big-livered American knows, is National Duck Out For A Drink Day. It's the day you actually get paid to drink! I feel just like a kid on Christmas… you wait all year for that one special day to come around, and when it does, you DUCK OUT FOR A QUICK DRINK WITH SOME PEOPLE FROM YOUR OFFICE DURING WORK HOURS. It combines all the joy of drunkenness with the immense satisfaction of slacking off. It really is the holiday that speaks to the greatness of our nation. Even the rain here [...]
Many of you have complained that you were notified about National Duck Out For A Drink Day too late to properly celebrate the occasion. I am sympathetic to your plea, and also deeply moved by the fact that it is, at least here in New York, an absolutely gorgeous day. So, by the power vested in me by the Internet, I hereby declare today, August 26th, to be National Duck Out For A Drink Day (Observed). Tell your friends and co-workers! But mark your calendars for next year, though; I have better things to do than spend my days encouraging you to leave work to knock back a quick [...]
You work hard every day. Yea, as Freddie Mercury so eloquently put it, you work til you ache your bones. And what is your reward? Probably a paycheck, although the way things are going during The Current Crisis even that isn't necessarily a safe assumption. Anyway, today is the one day a year that we acknowledge the pressures of your labor and the need to ameliorate the anxiety with what is still mankind's most perfect stress management technique. That's right, today is National Duck Out For A Drink Day (Observed). Today's the day you take time for yourself to sneak out to a nearby tavern and knock back [...]
So I hope by now you and your colleagues have made plans for National Duck Out For A Drink Day, the day when we all slip out of the office for a quick shot and a beer, because it is tomorrow! And that is not all the drinking some of you will be doing tomorrow: those of you in the New York and Boston areas should definitely continue the party at The Hairpin meetups in those fine cities. Man, Friday is going to be ROUGH.
Consider this advance warning so that you can get your (ahem) ducks in a row: The nation's favorite new holiday, National Duck Out For A Drink Day, is rapidly approaching. Unfortunately, August 25th, the day the holiday has traditionally been celebrated the last few years, falls on a Saturday this time around, which means we will be celebrating on the Friday before. That's right, this Friday, August 24th, is National Duck Out For A Drink Day (observed). For those of you unfamiliar with the festivities, a quick primer: To recognize this special occasion, you need only to slip away from work for a quick shot at a nearby [...]
To avoid confusion and regret we're going to remind you right now that this coming Thursday, August 25th, is National Duck Out For A Drink Day. Yes, that's right, at some point during that day you and some friendly colleagues should slip out of the office for a quick shot and a beer. Maybe you usually duck out for a drink during work; that's your business. But on Thursday you'll be doing it for America. Mark your calendars!