Veterans Day weekend is deceptive. Oh, sure it seems nice at first – you get an extra day off. But it amounts to 24-hour jet lag. Come Wednesday, you’re wondering what happened to the “whole week” you gave yourself to write your essay.

Then, there’s the horrible realization that comes mid-sentence in a chat with a friend:

“My midterm isn’t ’til Fri… oh, shit!”

So there you are. Despite the beautiful tribute to veterans from our ever-lengthening list of foreign wars, there is a dark side to Veterans Day. It’s Thursday.

Thursday’s forecast: Oh… shit.