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A vampire on holiday drinks from a pitcher full of blood.
"I'm beginning to think I need a three-million-year sabbatical from humankind to recover my health."
Tags:sabbatical, sabbaticals, break, breaks, take a break, takes a break, taking a break, vacation, vacations, holiday, holidays, humankind, mankind, human, humans, climate change, global warming, environmental catastrophe, environmental catastrophes, global catastrophe, environmental disaster, environmental disasters, disaster, disasters, unhealthy, conservation, conservationist, conservationists, environmentalist, environmentalism, environmentalists, recover, recovers, recovery, recovery period, recovery periods, lie fallow, lay fallow, lying fallow, recharge, recharges, recharging
Sisypus taking a lunch break from pushing his boulder uphill.
"Death takes a personal day."
Tags:death, grim reaper, grim reapers, reaper, reapers, embodiment of death, death personified, spectre of death, thanatos, angel of death, personal day, personal days, break, breaks, holiday, holidays, breakfast in bed, breakfast-in-bed, breakfast, relaxing, relaxation, rest, rests, resting, taking a rest, taking a break, television, televisions, watching television, tv, tvs, watching tv, t.v., t.v.s, watching t.v., staying home
Then on the Eighth Day
Tags:god, heaven, creation, creationism, creationist, creationists, the creation, genesis, book of genesis, the book of genesis, old testament, the old testament, christianity, christian, christians, judaism, jew, jews, jewish, theism, theist, theists, religions, writers block, writer's block, creative block, artists block, artist's block, creation myth, in the beginning, give up, giving up, given up, run out of ideas, running out of ideas, rest, resting, relax, relaxing, taking a break
"Sometimes I feel the only thing keeping us together is our fear of the children."
Tags:relationship, relationships, relationship issues, relationship problems, parent, parents, parenting, parenthood, mom, moms, mum, mums, mother, mothers, motherhood, father, fathers, fatherhood, dad, dads, kid, kids, child, children, raising children, raising kids, fear of children, fear of kids, fear, fearful, afraid, terrified, hiding, escaping, taking a break, blockading, barricading, blockade, blockades, barricade, barricades, door, doors, keep out, staying together, staying together for the kids, staying together for the children, family, families, stressed, stressed parents
Now celebrating three years' of me time. Please help.
"The majestic way they climb higher and higher until they seem to kiss the sky reminds me of the huge pile of work I have waiting for me when I get back."
Tags:vacation, vacations, inbox, inboxes, anxiety, anxieties, anxious, anxiousness, worry, worries, worrying, worrier, worriers, nature, natural world, reminder, reminders, worklife, work life, work schedule, work schedules, stress, stresses, modern life, modern lives, break, breaks, take a break, taking a break, can't relax, unable to relax, relax, relaxes, relaxation, relaxing
A robot tans himself in the sun while holding a solar panel so he can recharge.
"O.K., I'm ready—you can come in now."
Tags:business, businessman, businessmen, boss, bosses, executive, executives, exec, execs, manager, managers, management, relaxation, relaxing, massages, massage therapy, massage therapist, massage therapists, masseuse, masseuses, masseur, masseurs, resting, taking a break, uptight, strict, tense, tension, massage parlour, massage parlours, massage parlor, massage parlors, customer, customers, shoes, socks, clothes, clothing, suit, suits, business suit, business suits, formal, health, stress, de-stressing
"Why don't we take a break? Your testimony is beginning to sound rehearsed."
Tags:testimony, testimonies, rehearse, rehearsed, rehearsal, rehearsals, practice, practices, practicing, practise, practises, practising, practiced, practised, suspicious, suspicion, suspicions, break, breaks, take a break, taking a break, script, scripts, scripted, lawyer, lawyers, attorney, attorneys, barrister, barristers, court, courts, courtroom, courtrooms, witness, witnesses, grand jury, grand juries
"Is this a creative nap or a nap nap?"
Tags:work, job, jobs, career, careers, nap, naps, napping, afternoon nap, afternoon naps, creative nap, creative naps, rest, rests, resting, break, breaks, taking a break, taking a rest, sleeping, worker, workers, writer, writers, author, authors, artist, artists, entrepreneur, entrepreneurs, working from home, working-from-home, telecommuting, telecommuter, telecommuters, remote worker, remote workers, working remotely, flexible workplace, flexible workplaces, teleworker, teleworking, teleworkers, e-commuting, e-commuter, e-commuters, office, offices, office life, modern life
Tags:car, cars, vehicle, vehicles, automobile, automobile, garage, garages, workshop, workshops, service station, service stations, repair, repairs, mechanic, mechanics, auto mechanic, auto mechanics, car mechanic, car mechanics, motor mechanic, motor mechanics, automotive technician, automotive technicians, technician, technicians, car repairs, vehicle repairs, transportation, nap, naps, naptime, nap time, sleeping, snoozing, break, breaks, taking a break, breaktime, break time, customer service, service, bad service, bad customer service
"Wow! This is like pulling teeth!" "More fun than root canal!"
Tags:dentist, dentists, dental office, dental offices, dentist's office, dentist's offices, dental, dental work, teeth, tooth, root canal, root canals, pulling teeth, fun, vacation, vacations, holiday, holidays, break, breaks, taking a break, sport, sports, skiing, skier, skiers, ski, skis, winter, winter sport, winter sports, wintertime
"I'm done - I only jog far enough to burn off the cheesecake I had for breakfast."
Tags:jog, jogs, jogging, jogger, joggers, unhealthy, unhealthy eating, dessert, desserts, fatty food, fatty foods, run, runs, running, runner, runners, motivation, motivations, weight loss, maintaining weight, maintenance, maintain, maintaining, calorie, counting calories, burning calories, breakfast, breakfasts, breakfast food, breakfast foods, cake, cakes, break, breaks, take a break, takes a break, taking a break
"Okay Mrs. Gunderson. I want you to lie as still as possible while Lyle and I take our lunch break and run a few errands."
Tags:mri, m.r.i., magnetic resonance imaging, mri machine, m.r.i. machine, examination, examinations, doctor, doctors, researcher, researchers, lie, lying, lies, malpractice, medical malpractice, lunch, lunchtime, lunch break, take a break, taking a break, errand, errands, running errands, bedside manner, patient care, patient, patients, injured, injury, hospital, hospitals, hospital appointment, health, healthy, health care, diagnose, diagnosing, diagnosis, unprofessional, unprofessionalism, lazy, inconsiderate, phobia, phobias, claustrophobia, claustrophobic
Haven you heard, the state now mandates that students do thirty-five hours of useful volunteer work?"
Tags:education, school, schools, schooling, teaching, learning, teacher, teachers, student, students, teacher life, relaxing, taking a break, student worker, student workers, volunteer work, volunteer, volunteering, volunteering, taking advantage, policy, policies, cleaning, organising, organizing, elementary school, primary school, junior high school, middle school, high school, secondary school
"I don't want a divorce, but I would like a gap year."
"Surf's up, chief!"
Tags:business, businessman, businessmen, boss, bosses, executive, executives, exec, execs, manager, managers, management, office, offices, office life, employee, employees, worker, workers, surf, surfing, surfer, surfers, surf's up, surfboard, surfboards, board, boards, sport, sports, hobby, hobbies, chief, chiefs, taking a break, breaktime, break time, break, breaks
"Sorry, I'm preaching again. Why don't we pause for a moment while I pass around the collection plate."
"Just what, may I ask, do you think you're doing, Jennings?"
Tags:book, books, novel, novels, bookstore, bookstores, bookseller, booksellers, bookshop, bookshops, reading, staff, employee, employees, manager, managers, employer, employers, taking a break, escape, escapes, escaping, escaping reality, retail, retail worker, retail workers, bookworm, bookworms, literature
"There goes Daddy to the park again! And do you know what he does in the park? He sits! That's what he does. He sits! He goes to the park and just sits!"
Tags:relationship, relationships, relationship issues, relationship problems, marriage, marriages, married life, couple, couples, husband, husbands, wife, wives, spouse, spouses, kid, kids, child, children, parent, parents, parenting, parenthood, mom, moms, mum, mums, mother, mothers, motherhood, father, fathers, fatherhood, dad, dads, family, families, escape, escapes, escaping, silience, relaxation, relaxing, park, parks, sitting, old, elderly, old people, elderly people, senior, seniors, senior citizen, senior citizens, aging, ageing, growing old, growing older, getting older, getting old, growing old, old age, middle age, middle aged, middle-age, middle-aged, peace and quiet, calm, calming, taking a break, break, breaks, getting away
"Listen, you'll take another break after Deuteronomy and I'll make you some chicken noodle soup."
Tags:writer, writers, writing, scribe, scribes, author, authors, bible, bibles, scripture, scriptures, torah, deuteronomy, book of deuteronomy, mother, mothers, mom, moms, mum, mums, son, sons, child, children, jewish, jewish mother, jewish mothers, food, chicken soup, jewish cuisine, stereotype, stereotypes, taking a break, family, families
"I'm just emotionally draining him, but I can talk for a sec."
Tags:couple, couples, husband and wife, husbands and wives, marriages, long term relationship, long term relationship, long-term relationships, bad relationship, bad relationships, marital fight, marital fights, domestic, domestics, domestic argument, domestic arguments, spousal dispute, spousal disputes, emotionally drained, emotional draining, interrupt, interrupting, interruption, take a break, taking a break, phonecall, phonecalls
"But where are we supposed to go on holiday?"