Fiending for the 31st and 1st Like Your Life Depends On It

After the post-holiday haze when you’ve returned to the office for those paltry few days between your next precious day off–part of New Year’s Eve and all of New Year’s Day, you can start to feel faintly like a heroin addict fiending for the next fix. The days following Christmas drag on with the speed of a crippled turtle.

And then, when those days finally do arrive, there is a bittersweetness to the enjoyment of them, as you can’t help but think that your next day off won’t be for months. Worst of all, you must get through the rest of January with a complete deficit of days off–an endless dry spell during which you fiend again and again for the sweet relief of staying at home and doing nothing instead of going to your cube and doing nothing.