Gotta love a 4 day work week. According to Drudge, the day off is for the BCS Bowl Championship Game but I have yet to see evidence of that. I'd love to take days off for watching-football-related reasons. Maybe we should make Super Bowl Monday-after and BCS Day national holidays.
Other possible reasons I can come up with for taking today off:
1. Elvis' Birthday
2. Christmas (in Moldova)
3. World Literary Day
4. Jackson Day
5. David Bowie's Birthday
Feel free to post your own in the comments section.
(Note to House Leadership: Don't make a big deal out of the work week until you really intend to do something about it.)