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Monday, September 5, 2011

Writers: Totally a Labor Organization

Writing Song of the Day: "Holiday" by Madonna

So, it's Labor Day. What does that mean for you?

A pool party?

A cook out??

A day of relaxation???

What about what the holiday was created for originally? The United States government made Labor Day a national holiday in recognition of various labor organizations. It's supposed to be a day for those labor groups to be revered and loved on. But what have we, Americans, turned the day into? A day to either lay around and do nothing, or a day to mourn the end of summer and the beginning of dun, dun, dun...the school year!

But what does labor day mean to us writers??? Well, if you are like me and Pam and you don't have children, it's our last full day to possibly get some writing done. If you do have school aged children it's the last day (besides the weekends) that you have to entertain your kids instead of sending them off to school. Either way, we are a labor organization, aren't we? And just like those groups that Labor Day was originally created for, we deserve to be recognized and celebrated.

So, in the spirit of Labor Day, here is what we think belongs at a celebration of what we have deemed the Labor Organization of Writers:

*Party Favor Pack: Consisting of pens, a Moleskin, a flash drive, and Post-It notes.

*Snacks: Of the sweet, chocolatey, and oh-so-bad-for-you variety

*Pictures of sexy celebs: We all need to look at our muses--whether it be Leo DiCaprio or Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

*Balloons: Because what's a celebration without balloons?

*Music: Moody, deep, and probably instrumental.

*Inspirational Items: Quotes, pics of their kids, or books from authors that we all aspire to be like.

What would you all add to our celebration??? Have a happy Labor Day!


Alicia Gregoire said...

You girls are too cute. I would definitely include some beverages of the must-be-21 variety.

Enjoy your writing day!

A.J. Mullarky said...

Happy Labor Day to you too, though I have no idea what it stands for and have only heard about the no-wearing-white rule... :)

Racquel Henry said...

I'm with Alicia on the "must be 21" beverages LOL.