1.) I am going on vacation! I will see the sun and the populace will see my pasty white skins.
2.) Originally I planned to take a vacation day, but then my employer offered me a better deal: work for three hours and just get the rest of the day off. Boom, done.
3.) Because of the hours I am working, I should not have to deal with traffic issues in either direction of my commute.
4.) It’s Friday, which means the people around me will also likely be in chipper moods.
5.) I get to see some of my family tonight.