To be honest, I hate long "holiday" weekends. I particularly hate the ones that aren't purpose-specific (such as Thanksgiving weekends are). That yawning expanse of unstructured time feels like something must be done with it. However, absent an organizing-theme, I invariably end up just sitting around doing nothing.
When I was younger, a "wasted weekend" was one where I spent the weekend wasted. Now, a "wasted weekend" is one that I simply fritter away the extended break doing nothing.