Explaining Friday with Charts and Graphs


Dear Readers!  Good News!  It’s Friday here at the blog.  What does Friday mean to us?

For some of us, Friday means it’s the last day of the work week and that the next two days will be spent in pursuits of our own choosing!

On the other hand, for those of us who are off all week and who have to go to work on Saturday and Sunday then Friday means it’s actually Sunday and tomorrow isn’t really Saturday at all — it’s Monday, meaning of course, it won’t actually be Friday, in a case like that, until Sunday!

I know it sounds confusing, Dear Readers, perhaps this  helpful chart will be helpful:

Helpful Chart created by Linda Vernon

Now as you can see by this helpful chart, if it’s Sunday, and you have to go to work on Thursday, but you have four Wednesdays off in a row,  it won’t actually be Friday until Tuesday afternoon.  Or maybe it’s the other way around.  I’m alway getting those two confused.

Maybe this graph will better illustrate my point:

Graph that better illustrates my point
Graph That Will Better Illustrate My Point

There now!  Isn’t that better?   Oh, and if you look in the lower-right hand corner of the Chart That Better Illustrates My Point, you will see that Friday tolerances are not cumulative!   Wait . . . that doesn’t take into account leap year.  Oh I’m so embarrassed.  Wrong chart!

Here’s the chart I should have shown you in the first place:

The Chart I Should Have Showed You in the First Place
The Chart I Should Have Shown You in the First Place

As you can see, if you are here, and it’s Friday but you have to work on the weekend, then today is really uh . . . wait . . . okay, now even I’m getting confused.   Ha ha!  Isn’t that the way it always is on Fridays/Sundays (or possibly Wednesdays)?

Screw it,  Dear Readers!  Let’s just cut to the chase and go directly to the chart that is Self-Explanatory:

The Chart That Is Self Explanatory

The Chart That is Self Explanatory
The Chart That is Self Explanatory

I think you’ll agree, Dear Readers, that the person who came up with this chart to explain the different days of the week as they pertain to Fridays is a self-explanatory genius!  After all, it’s not every mind that can boil down a complicated “Friday” concept to  simple spleens, elbows and inner thys.

But just in case, you are still a little confused about whether it’s Friday, Sunday or next Tuesday, I’m pulling out the stops and throwing in a picture just to be on the safe side.  But not just any picture.  I am throwing in a picture that tells a thousand words.

A Picture That Tells a Thousand Words

The Picture That Tells a Thousand Words.
A Picture That Tells a Thousand Words

And there you have it, Dear Readers!  There’s really nothing left to say about Friday, Monday or any other day of the week as far as I’m concerned.

Have a great weekend!

Until next time . . . I love you

13 thoughts on “Explaining Friday with Charts and Graphs

    • I see that you wrote this comment at 5:07 am. What?!? There’s your problem. You get up waaaaay too early! Let me make you a chart about when you should be getting up (the little hand on the clock should always be in the two-digit range for starters). But then again I live in a lazy village where – when it’s time to get up – roosters crow “cock-a-doodle don’t”

      • You can’t pay any attention to what time WordPress says it is. They’re still using Grandfather Clock from Captain Kangaroo days. I never did trust him–something about the eyes.

        I do need a chart, though. This whole thing about when to go to bed and when to get up is very confusing, then there’s eating and drinking to consider. No wonder I don’t get anything done around here.

  1. I think that the photo at the end of the blog may be a bit defective. After looking at it for about 18.402 minutes, it’s only up to 589 words. Is it running slow for anyone else ? I need to take my mid-morning nap soon, but I’m curious as to what the last 411 words will be. If I come back to it later, will I be able to pick up where I left off, or have to start back at word 1 of 1,000 ? Please advise. Advice. Add vice. I can always use a little more vice. I have an evil workshop with an adjustable clamp for holding bad habits in place – a vice vice, if you will.
    I probably shouldn’t ramble this early in the morning …

  2. Nick, when you wake up from your mid-morning nap and before you settle down for you afternoon siesta, I am advising you to make me a chart or graph (or both) of how you came up with your calculations. I’m not questioning your mathematical abilities but . .. well. . . Yes I am.

  3. Good second morning.
    My graphic charts staff have the week off (Happy Lithuanian Amber Day !), but perhaps this simple formula will help demonstrate my point : ∫dxlnx=ln|lnx|+lnx+∑n=2∞(lnx)ii⋅i! Of course it only applies to words that can be expressed as real integers, or imaginary digits (sorry, thumbs don’t count).
    Gravity happens.

  4. You caught me. In my defense, I was trying to simplify – but of course, you’re quite right. It does need a divisor of 4-ish, maybe even 4-ish and a half. I promise to do better in the future. Well, not necessarily the whole future, but certainly at some specific future instances.

    Oops, gotta run. Don’t want to over-cook my Spam.

  5. My favorite tweet of all time: Spam is like an old friend, always there for you and you can eat it in an emergency.
    —I don’t remember who

    Enjoy your spam. Eat four-ish cans in keeping with today’s theme.

  6. Sooooo, you would eat an old friend in an emergency ? Who gets to decide what constitutes an emergency, you or the old friend ?

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