What would you do with an extra weekend day?
The Virginia legislature is exploring the possibility of implementing a four-day workweek for state employees, our colleague Anita Kumar reports.
The result, of course, would be that holy grail of the workaday world: the three-day weekend. Every. Single. Weekend.
We here at the Going Out Guide aren't employed by the state of Virginia, but that hasn't stopped us from planning our government-issued, work-free Fridays. Check them out below and then tell us: How would you spend your extra day off?
Fritz Hahn: If I had a whole day to myself once a week, I think I'd use it to -- gasp -- better myself, not just sit around in bars like I do the rest of the week. I'm thinking about actually taking the daily tours of the Manassas battlefield, taking free classes and seminars at George Mason, doing some reading at the University of Maryland's McKeldin Library (free to everyone, not just students), checking out the self-guided tours of Alexandria, then heading over to National Harbor via a walk along the Wilson Bridge or maybe a water taxi. You know -- something different than the usual routine.
Justin Rude: There are so many lunch menus around town I never get to enjoy that would make a perfect Friday, like Rasika, which is just too far from the office to be convenient, or the new lunch offerings at Agora. I would also have more time for that cardio I can never seem to get around to, like picking my kid up early from day care and chasing him around Clemyjontri Park in McLean.
Alex Baldinger: I know it's a bit decadent, but not having to be in early the next day, I would park myself at Brasserie Beck's late-night happy hour on Thursday night. And whenever the St. Feuillien-and-oyster coma wears off Friday, I'd hit the Mount Vernon trail and ride along the river -- without all the weekend cycle traffic.
Lavanya Ramanathan: I'd use my Fridays to make all the sorry working chumps jealous of my incredible life of leisure. I'm talking long, ostentatious lunches and trips to museums to catch up on the very long list of exhibits I want to see, including the well-reviewed "Spencer Finch: My Business, With the Cloud" at the Corcoran, the upcoming Baltimore Museum of Art Warhol show and anything at my favorite local museum, the Hirshhorn.
Stephanie Merry: I'd start my day at Mid City Caffe on my way to the museums to catch up on whatever exhibits are on my to-do list. Then I'd head to a yoga class followed by re-toxing with a tasty beverage on the patio at Commissary.
David Malitz: [Redacted]
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