Posted by: Kath Usitalo | August 10, 2012

Post #1000 On National Lazy Day

Dreaming of a lazy day on Lake Michigan, Upper Peninsula

No one knows the origins of National Lazy Day, sometimes called “Lazy Day” if you’re too lazy, I guess, to say all three words.

The choice of a traditionally hot and steamy August date as Lazy Day might have had something to do with the 1963 song made popular by Nat King Cole, “Those Lazy Hazy Crazy Days of Summer.”

August 10 is supposed to be a day of doing nothing—no work, no chores, no activity at all. Just being lazy.

Whatever you do, don’t confuse Lazy Day with Relaxation Day, which is August 15. The difference: Do nothing on Lazy Day. Do something that relaxes you on Relaxation Day. Got that?

I was too busy with a couple of assignments today to realize it was Lazy Day and I shouldn’t have been working.

Now that I know, I’m not going to exert myself here. Just post a photo and dream about being lazy for this, the 1,000th blog post since I launched Great Lakes Gazette in March 2009.



  1. Congratulations! Have enjoyed all that I have read!

  2. Thanks, Vicky!

  3. Hip hip hooray on this, your 1000th day! You’re a real “marathoner” & Pure Mich blogger medalist. Keep up the good work, Kath.
    Ellie & Dana, too.

  4. Yup, applying my SISU! Thanks.

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