One of the things that makes absolutely no sense to me is why I am off today. It's Pioneer Day, a strange local holiday that celebrates Brigham Young marking a stake in the desert and starting the state of Utah. It's not that I'm opposed to days off, but when we don't have MLK day or President's Day off, why couldn't we move this day off to February? We have a big stretch of work without any holidays - from Jan 2 through Memorial Day, and then suddenly we have a holiday at the end of May, beginning of July, end of July, and beginning of September. A little more separation would be much appreciated.