Monday, February 04, 2008

Op-Ed: Monday Suffers Self-Esteem Issues

It has come to our attention that Monday, Feb 4th--sandwiched in between the Super Bowl and Super Tuesday elections and caucuses--has been dealing with diminished self-esteem issues.

"I'm just not at all super," said Monday, calling in to The Ironic Catholic offices at Saturday dusk. "The only thing I'm good for is hangover recovery and last minute campaign commercials. It's not like people like me much anyway. Woohoo, I get to go to work today. Big whoop. And if you're going to be down, at least this Wednesday you Catholics get to wear cool ashes and do the goth look at the same time. But Mondays--people just count the minutes until I end."

May we suggest that everyone take the sorrow of Monday seriously, and embrace Monday in all its goodness, just as St. Francis kissed the leper. Monday has its own dignity and Monday is worth it. The Christian life is about living for today, and today is (unfortunately) Monday. But Monday can be the day the Lord returns. Monday can be the day you are called to deeper discipleship. Remarkably, Monday is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.

Brothers and sisters in Christ, say it with me: Happy Super Monday!

Monday sincerely thanks you.

Another super observation: is open on Mondays.


Emma said...

Mondays my birthday so it should feel special :)

Kiwi Nomad 2008 said...

It can't be Monday where you are yet....your time must be wonky.... it is Monday lunchtime here and I am just over the dateline... hours ahead of you ;-)

Intrepid Mother of the Front Pew Crew said...

Sunday is normally my favorite day of the week. But really, it has been a pretty bad Super Bowl Sunday for me including my Palm loosing its entire schedule - past and future appointments felled in one huge crash of electrons. Now I am worried I have hard drive failure.

I find myself wishing that I could just post-date today like you did with your blog post and get on to Monday, which just has to be more super than today. Of course, I have no idea what I am supposed to do tomorrow, or the next day, or the next...Do you think that St. Anthony can help with this?

~m2~ said...


if today is Super Monday and tomorrow is Fat Tuesday (and Super Tuesday at the same time), is tomorrow really Super Fat Tuesday?

can we vote all we want while munching on pancakes?

MaryDTP said...

Here in NY it is Super Monday for sure because we are reveling in our Giant win. With Ash Wednesday just around the corner, I think it's going to be a banner week.

spiritualexercises said...

Unfortunately, I'm feeling what Monday is "putting down" with a sinus headache and just a bad case of the winter blahs. But I like that you're trying to cheer us both up, Ironic Catholic. Thanks.

The Ironic Catholic said...

Happy Birthday Emma!

Gillimer said...

Septuagesima and Quinquagesima contempuously dismissed Monday's complaints. "Where was she when we Pre-Lent and Epiphanytide Sundays were summarily degraded to 'ordinary time'? And now she starts whining?"