In Honor of Leisure Stress: Song of the Day


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Please don’t think for a minute I am in any way, shape, or form ready to go back to work just because I’ve been a little tense on break. Leisure Stress be damned!

Song notes:

1. The page-boy! The jumpsuit! The smoking! Oh Tommy Shaw…

2. The mustache! The curls! The garter belts (!) on the sleeves! Oh Dennis DeYoung…

3. I listened to this song countless times growing up always trying to choreograph the next best dance routine. Early SYTYCD contestant or wannabe Solid Gold Dancer? I’ll let you decide.


What crazy songs from your childhood have you been compelled to look up on YouTube?


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For other songs that have gotten stuck in my head recently:

Previous Songs

Leisure Stress Defined


Recently I’ve been plagued with a condition my dear friend has deemed Leisure Stress. It’s a rare condition suffered by those blessed with vast amounts of time away from their jobs: some {childless} teachers, people with wealthy spouses, college students still leaning on mom and dad for their funds.

Every time I think about Leisure Stress, see it, say it, or write it I crack myself up laughing at the complete ridiculousness of it.

Let’s take it apart and see just what it is, shall we?



1. freedom from the demands of work or duty.


  1. physical, mental, or emotional strain or tension

Put them together and you’ve got people with a lot of time on their hands doing lots of pleasurable activities stressed out because they’re

With their Leisure.

Do you ever stress yourself out while on vacation?