Three Day Weekends
Matt Yglesias noticed the same thing I did: This past three-day weekend seemed more relaxing than usual. His explanation is plausible:
I’ve really enjoyed this rare Friday-off three day weekend. I think it’s been a lot more fun than your traditional Monday-off three dayer. I think it’s the difference between a weekend that psychologically feels like it has two Saturdays and a weekend that psychologically feels like it has two Sundays. But whatever the reason, I think we should formalize the switch, eliminate our “observed on Monday” national holidays and shift them to Fridays.
A surprisingly bitter discussion ensues in his comment section.