Friday, December 19, 2008

The ups and downs of snow days

I know, a whole month has gone by since I last wrote. What the hell have I been doing in the last month, you ask? That's a very good question. I've been busy. Very, very busy. Doing things.

Great, now you're all caught up on my life...!

This has been a wacky week in terms of weather and working. On Wednesday, we expected an onslaught of snow, so in preparation, all the school districts in and around Seattle closed and everyone was prepared to stay home. But without any sign of snow, I bravely made my way to work. Strangely enough, it didn't snow at all that day. But the next morning we were completely covered. Yay for snow days! I love it. My job lately is such that all of my work is done independently at my desk on a relatively loose time schedule, so I haven't had any big meetings or major deadlines. Which means I have no inclination to rush into work when it's snowy and icy outside! Unfortunately, things will change in January, when several new projects will hit the fan...

And again today, we're covered in ice and snow AND the sun is shining, making the streets around here solid sheets of ice. So technically I'm working from home but as you can see, I'm having a tough time focusing. It's so sunny and white outside, it's beautiful.

My only regret about this whole snowed-in situation is not having full cable. I'm so bored with the limited number of channels we have without basic cable plan. Case in point, I'm watching the Maury Povich show right now: "You got me pregnant at 13! I'll prove you're the dad!" It's a small step above Jerry Springer (which was on yesterday) but it's an extremely low bar to begin with so that doesn't mean much. In case you're wondering, Cedric is NOT the father of Quita's baby, but he did have sex with Quita while he was with Mica. But anyway.

Must focus on work.

Woo-hoo, snow!!


Tactless Wonder said...

I stayed home as well...and I feel a bit stir crazy already. We have no cable...and there's only so much web surfing I can do before I need a break. I went so far as to hunt down, create, then take out the recycling!

Trevor said...

Back when I was a boy, we didn't have this fancy "basic cable." We didn't even have basic TV! When it snowed, and we stayed home from school and were bored, our mothers would tell us to go outside and lick the swing set. And you'd try to lick the slide, but your tongue would get stuck right away, and you'd start screamin' and thrashin' until you could finally pull away. And then you'd run inside, bleeding from the tongue, and your mother would throw hot cocoa in your face. And that's the way it was. And we liked it!

erin said...

Happy New Year! Here's to NO MORE SNOW. Heh.