Ah Columbus Day... a holiday that I use to cherish. It was a secret day off that most no one else had and that made it a little special. I know that my (former) co-workers with kids and spouses loved a day off that only they had. A day without obligation.
Today the only reminder I had that it was a holiday was that someone is passing around a kicky image of Columbus with the following note "In honor of Columbus day, let's go to someone else's house and announce that we live here now."
In honor of Columbus day I have worked like a regular person (and done laundry like a regular person with a home office.) Nothing spectacular. Sorry Chris - it's just not your year.