I posted about hating Fridays after the lightening strike and how I had previously had problems with Sunday evenings. It made me start thinking about what my favorite day of the week might be.
It seems odd to like Tuesday better than say, Saturday, but I have a long history of enjoying Tuesdays. It started in 1985 with a tv show called Moonlighting. Moonlighting came on Tuesday nights. I looked forward to that show all day at school. It was my hour’s vacation from the rat race of junior high. That show was the beginning of my love for Tuesdays.
This is the point in the story where I admit here to you, my reading friends, that I am a Bruce Willis fan. All I can tell you is that I’ve loved David Addison, Jr. since that first Tuesday episode. And while his career has certainly had it’s ups and downs, he is a big part of why I loved Tuesdays.
Another show started up in 1987 on a Tuesday, Max Headroom: 20 Minutes Into the Future. I can’t exactly remember but I think that for a while my two favorite shows were even running head to head, so to speak. I remember quite a bit of anxiety about VCR tapes, so that’s why I think they might have run in the same time slot. And yes, I had a thing for Edison Carter as well. Can’t you see how nicely my choice of spouse played out? A wise-cracking smarty who is somewhat, ahem, hair-challenged?
But I loved Max for a different reason as well. I was fascinated at the glimpse of the “future” in the show. Live broadcasts everywhere, instant communication, cutting-edge computer graphics. I love that that future is finally here now. Especially without the 1987 fashions.
So now why do I love Tuesdays?
Recently Tuesday was the gathering day for our friends here in town,the locals, or as I like to call them: the nerd herd. Everyone piled in at our house and we watched TV or movies or just sat and talked and ate and enjoyed a break in the work week. We’ve taken a hiatus because of Liza’s birth and I’m hoping that we’ll get back to it soon. It probably won’t be on Tuesdays anymore because there are too many nerd herd children now, so we’ll likely move it to Saturday or Sunday afternoons.
I love Tuesdays because it is the day that Eli and Liza both go to school and I get to take a breather for a bit. I get just enough time to myself that I start missing them and then I’m glad to see them when I pick them up. Once again, Tuesday is my day of oasis.
This is the part of the story where I tell you I was born on a Tuesday. Except I wasn’t. But wouldn’t that be great if I could say that? So I’ll just close by saying I have many a fond memory of Tuesdays past. Maybe today will be a fond Tuesday memory for you as well.