It is now six days into the new year and I have only seen another worker in my office once since Christmas. These people really understand what a winter break is. Apparently today is yet another official holiday called “Trettondagen”, or “The 13th Day After Christmas”. I am not joking. If ever there was a holiday created just to have another day off work, this is it. I still can’t get anyone to explain what it’s for or what it means.
I spent my Trettondagen watching Apple release a bunch of pastel iPods, cleaning up a non-profit newsletter, and inducing sleep in a desperate attempt to approach some schedule that allows me to catch this season’s five hours of light per day.