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    Columbus day

    happy Columbus day, everyone! Mrs. and little cyloboclone and I are going on a nice day trip to Taos. What is everyone doing for your holiday plans?



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    Re: Columbus day

    Holiday? I've never had this day off in my life. Who gets this day off?


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    Re: Columbus day

    Working.



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    Re: Columbus day

    I took it off because today is li'l SOM's eighth birthday. Spending it with seven seven and eight year olds at incredible pizza. Funny thing, he wanted to make them all wear ISU gear.

    I told him not to act like that. I asked him how he'd feel if a Hawk fan made him wear black and gold. So proud.



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    Re: Columbus day

    Quote Originally Posted by CyLoboClone View Post
    happy Columbus day, everyone! Mrs. and little cyloboclone and I are going on a nice day trip to Taos. What is everyone doing for your holiday plans?
    Are you European? Us american don't know what holidays are...

    Anyway, I recommend this place if you need a good meal. Like most things in Taos, it's got a bit of a hippyish feel to it.



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    Re: Columbus day

    Our great Postal Service is running with major debt yet they can take off Columbus Day. Unreal.



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    Quote Originally Posted by SC Cy View Post
    Our great Postal Service is running with major debt yet they can take off Columbus Day. Unreal.
    They have no mail to deliver.


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    Re: Columbus day

    Quote Originally Posted by cycloneG View Post
    Holiday? I've never had this day off in my life. Who gets this day off?

    Everyone who gets lost on a long trip should have a national holiday. Amelia Earhart, Steve Fossett, my wife.........



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    Re: Columbus day

    Quote Originally Posted by cycloneG View Post
    Holiday? I've never had this day off in my life. Who gets this day off?
    Federal employees and Ankeny schools at least.


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    Re: Columbus day

    Quote Originally Posted by cycloneG View Post
    Holiday? I've never had this day off in my life. Who gets this day off?
    Public school teachers, students, postal workers and other government workers.

    I can't believe school kids get it off anymore. I remember having to be in school this day and having the same old stories told over and over every year about the guy. I can't believe how many school days kids get off in general anymore. This has been a 5 day weekend for my kids since they had conferences last Thursday and Friday. No wonder they say our school kids are struggling against the rest of the world. When I was in school, the only day off of the first semester, after labor day, was Thanksgiving.



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    Re: Columbus day

    Even here in Columbus, OH we still have classes today. I wish I knew of actual holidays.



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    Re: Columbus day

    Got to take the oldest to preschool today then had a workout. Going to spend some time with the wife today too. Took Friday off to golf with the guys so it was a nice four day weekend.


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    Re: Columbus day

    Quote Originally Posted by Clonefan94 View Post
    Public school teachers, students, postal workers and other government workers.

    I can't believe school kids get it off anymore. I remember having to be in school this day and having the same old stories told over and over every year about the guy. I can't believe how many school days kids get off in general anymore. This has been a 5 day weekend for my kids since they had conferences last Thursday and Friday. No wonder they say our school kids are struggling against the rest of the world. When I was in school, the only day off of the first semester, after labor day, was Thanksgiving.
    I think this varies greatly by district and part of the country potentially. I don't know of a single public school with today off. When I was growing up we had labor day off and usually one day in october at the end of the quarter and then the wednesday-friday of thanksgiving week.

    I think having today off is just as if not more absurd than having mlk day off. I don't mean for this to come out racist and I don't mean it that way but I don't understand why we have mlk day off but not veterans day.



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    Re: Columbus day

    Public schools in the Austin area have today off, but I didn't realize some public schools in Iowa had it off as well. I never got Columbus Day off for school growing up in Ames.



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    Re: Columbus day

    Quote Originally Posted by Clonefan94 View Post
    Public school teachers, students

    Depends on the school district, individual choice.



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