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Why was yesterday a Blue Thursday?

Friday, January 23, 2009 by Dave Winer.

I know it wasn't just me -- yesterday was a pretty negative day for a lot of people. Nothing seemed right. People picked yesterday to deliver bad news they had been holding on to. To tell others what they really thought of them. Even if nothing specific happened the general mood for some was suppressed if not downright depressed. Permalink to this paragraph

In hindsight it would have been better to stay in bed yesterday, call in sick, just sit it out. ;-> Permalink to this paragraph

Why yesterday? Permalink to this paragraph

In the middle of the night I figured it out. Permalink to this paragraph

For most of us it's no longer Yes We Can, it's Yes We Did. Permalink to this paragraph

It's not Change You Can Believe In, any more -- instead The Change Happened Now Get Back To Your Life. Permalink to this paragraph

A picture named obamasOnTV.jpgWhile we watch from afar, we see people who have great meaning to their lives, who every day have something to do that excites and inspires them, for the rest of us -- we know the feeling, we used to have it, until Thursday morning, when it all came crashing down. Reality reinvoked, our normal humdrum lives reappeared, and we have to live them. There are taxes to pay, appointments to make, charges to answer, etc etc.  Permalink to this paragraph

And there's Camelot on TV, but that's someone else's life, not ours. Permalink to this paragraph

If only we had been lifted out of our lives permanently. Permalink to this paragraph

But today's Friday. Thursday is behind us now. Permalink to this paragraph

Maybe that was the worst of it. ;-> Permalink to this paragraph

PS: Think you have it bad? You could be John Kerry.  Permalink to this paragraph


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A picture named dave.jpgDave Winer, 53, pioneered the development of weblogs, syndication (RSS), podcasting, outlining, and web content management software; former contributing editor at Wired Magazine, research fellow at Harvard Law School, entrepreneur, and investor in web media companies. A native New Yorker, he received a Master's in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin, a Bachelor's in Mathematics from Tulane University and currently lives in Berkeley, California.

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