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Once again Boulder Hump Day makes its appearance.

“Hump Day,” colloquially known as Wednesday, is a term that has become deeply embedded in the cultural fabric of the workweek, particularly in the context of the traditional Monday through Friday, 9-to-5 schedule. The term evokes a sense of achievement and relief, symbolizing the midpoint of the workweek, after which the “hump” of the week has been overcome and the descent towards the weekend begins.

The significance of Hump Day goes beyond its literal placement in the week. It represents a psychological milestone, a beacon of hope that the demands of the workweek are easing and the allure of the weekend’s leisure is within grasp. For many, reaching Wednesday is akin to cresting the peak of a challenging climb, with the promise of easier terrain on the descent. This day serves as a moment of reflection, a time to assess the week’s progress and adjust plans to ensure goals are met by week’s end.

The popularization of Hump Day in modern culture is evident in its pervasive mention across various media platforms. From social media memes to commercial advertisements, Hump Day has been personified, celebrated, and even lamented. It’s a concept that resonates with a wide audience, reflecting the universal human experience of navigating the ebb and flow of weekly responsibilities.

Celebrating Hump Day can involve simple pleasures or rituals that mark the occasion: a special lunch, an afternoon break with colleagues, or even themed office activities designed to boost morale and foster a sense of camaraderie as the week progresses. These observances acknowledge the hard work done so far and the push needed to successfully close out the week.

In essence, Hump Day embodies more than just a day of the week; it’s a cultural phenomenon that highlights the human capacity for endurance, the pursuit of balance between work and leisure, and the collective anticipation of the respite that the weekend promises. As such, it serves not only as a waypoint on the path through the workweek but as a reminder of the cyclical nature of our labors and the small victories that propel us forward.

Lenny Lensworth Frieling

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Leonard Frieling Pen Of Justice Legal Blogger
  • Senior Counsel Emeritus to the Boulder Law firm Dolan + Zimmerman LLP : (720)-610-0951
  • Former Judge
  • Photographer of the Year, AboutBoulder 2023
  • First Chair and Originator of the Colorado Bar Association’s Cannabis Law Committee, a National first.
  • Previous Chair, Boulder Criminal Defense Bar (8 years)
  • Twice chair Executive Counsel, Colorado Bar Association Criminal Law Section
  • NORML Distinguished Counsel Circle
  • Life Member, NORML Legal Committee
  • Life Member, Colorado Criminal Defense Bar
  • Board Member Emeritus, Colorado NORML
  • Chair, Colorado NORML, 7 years including during the successful effort to legalize recreational pot in Colorado
  • Media work, including episodes of Fox’s Power of Attorney, well in excess of many hundreds media interviews, appearances, articles, and podcasts, including co-hosting Time For Hemp for two years.
  • Board member, Author, and Editor for Criminal Law Articles for the Colorado Lawyer, primary publication of the Colorado Bar Assoc. 7 Years, in addition to having 2 Colorado Lawyer cover photos, and numerous articles for the Colorado Lawyer monthly publication.
  • LEAP Speaker, multi-published author, University lectures Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, Denver University Law School, Univ. of New Mexico, Las Vegas NM, and many other schools at all levels.
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