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The History and Origins of Boulder Hump Day: Why Wednesday is the Midweek Milestone

February 28th, 2024

    Have you ever wondered why Wednesday in Boulder and elsewhere is often referred to as ‘Hump Day’? This midweek point has become a familiar term in modern culture, symbolizing the uphill climb of the workweek. To understand the history and origins of Hump Day, we need to delve into the roots of this popular phrase. The Origin of ‘Hump Day’ The term ‘Hump Day’ is believed to have originated in the 1960s and 1970s, gaining popularity in American culture. It described the hump that one must get over before reaching the downhill slide toward the weekend.... Read More

Boulder’s Favorite Pastime: Type 2 Fun

February 17th, 2024
person in orange jacket and blue pants standing on rocky hill during daytime

Have you ever done something that was hard, uncomfortable, or even painful in the moment, but rewarding and satisfying after? If you live in Boulder, you probably have. You might even be that person who wakes up before dawn to engage in some epic all-day (and sometimes all-night) climbing, skiing, running, or cycling adventure. You might also be familiar with the hipster term for this Boulder staple – “type 2 fun,” which refers to an activity that is fun only in retrospect, but hateful (and hurtful) while it’s happening.1 But why do Boulderites love type 2 fun so much, and what are the... Read More