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10 January 2011 @ 10:02 am
When it comes to snow days, we are all eternally eight years old.  
My supervisor called me this morning to tell me that work wasn't opening up because of the snow, and that therefore I would get to stay home today.  I did this:


Is there anything better than a surprise day off when you're an adult?  Especially when you can't go do anything else, so you're under no obligation to run errands or any other assorted adult things?  So far today, I have: eaten a luxurious breakfast; played Castlevania; played Civilization; shoveled the driveway, which I generally actually enjoy.  However, with shoveling, it's hard to find that balance between bundling up enough so you don't get cold, and bundling up too much and getting hot.  As I stripped out of my gloves and coat and hats and auxiliary pants in the garage, there was steam wafting up from my head and arms, like football players look on the sidelines when it's cold.  It was ~awesome.

Now I am interneting, and later I will play more Civ, watch a movie (Crazy Heart or The Lovely Bones), watch some TV (I have an episode of Lie to Me, three of How I Met Your Mother, and the first episode of Downton Abbey lined up and ready to go), eat a luxurious lunch, maybe take a nap (!!!), lounge and read.  However, I am most excited about the chance to sit and write.  When I first went to bed last night, I had some Tetris Effect from playing Castlevania during the entire Chiefs game yesterday, so I fought ghouls and werewolves in my head for awhile.  BUT THEN, I had one of those glorious nights where my mind is racing and I can't go to sleep, but it's okay, because the next part of my movie (really, the rest of it, except for one tricksy transition scene) just played in my head seemingly from nowhere, and I worked things out, and everything was awesome.  And I was worried about working all day and not getting around to writing and then losing it, but now I can write and it will be fantastic!  Yay!

Still a banana, everyone.  Still dancing.
xphilehbxphilehb on January 10th, 2011 04:06 pm (UTC)
SO JEALOUS. It's snowing away here, and schools are canceled, but my office will never close due to snow. Thus, I am here at work.

Have fun!
Shannonkungfuwaynewho on January 10th, 2011 04:08 pm (UTC)
This is where I luck out, since the library I work at is part of the school district, so I'm technically a school district employee, so when the schools close the library closes. I'd be surprised if I work tomorrow, either; it's supposed to just keep snowing until tomorrow morning. Keeping my fingers crossed, at any rate.
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Shannon: fringe walterkungfuwaynewho on January 10th, 2011 05:02 pm (UTC)
I've heard good things about Downton Abbey! There aren't many British shows I don't like, tbh.
enigmaticblues: cam amusedenigmaticblues on January 10th, 2011 04:30 pm (UTC)
I would totally turn into a banana and dance for a snow day, too. There's really nothing better.
Holly: Lee's pretty flyhollywobbles on January 10th, 2011 04:39 pm (UTC)
Woot! Jellis. I've had drives to work where my tires never once touched pavement, but no. No no. No closing. Damn Calvinists and their work ethic.
Shannonkungfuwaynewho on January 10th, 2011 05:05 pm (UTC)
I drove up to get gas last night just in case, and we hadn't had that much snow on the ground then, and I STILL managed to skid and slide around. Sometimes it doesn't matter how slow and careful you are, and how the streets are maintained; we are not meant to drive big metal objects around on slick streets, end of story.
Holly: A/R Joint leadershiphollywobbles on January 10th, 2011 05:11 pm (UTC)
F = ma -- it'll get you every time.
nhpwnhpw on January 10th, 2011 05:46 pm (UTC)
We are trading LOLs this morning.

You can laugh at my WHERE IS MY THING???!! and Im'ma laugh forever at your dancing banana.

Shannon: b5 delenn robe smileskungfuwaynewho on January 10th, 2011 06:22 pm (UTC)

But seriously, sometimes when I'm happy that dancing banana is the first thing I think of. The internet has rotted my brain.
cath822cath822 on January 10th, 2011 11:32 pm (UTC)
OMG, there was a snow day a couple of years ago when I was feeling really terrible, but didn't want to deal with finding a sub, and when it was announced, I literally shrieked "WHEEEEEE!"

Hurray! Especially on a Monday. :) I'm happy for you.
Shannon: drh cantkungfuwaynewho on January 11th, 2011 12:24 am (UTC)
You know that Geico commercial where the mom drives the pig home? That's how I'm imagining that "WHEEEEE!"

My first semester at UT, that awful art class, for the last day we all had to come and "defend" our final projects in front of some panel of artists/profs the teacher had assembled, and it was going to be this like eight-hour nightmare...and we had an ice storm! And she just canceled the last day altogether! I was actually waiting at the shuttle stop when the school closed down, and I may have been a little weak-kneed with relief as I walked back to my apartment. Because dude? My final project was AWFUL.
cath822cath822 on January 11th, 2011 03:15 am (UTC)
It was pretty much exactly like that. Greg frequently does impressions of it.
sallycandance on January 11th, 2011 04:30 am (UTC)
Woohoo!! That IS awesome! Have a lovely day!!
ghanima sun: yayghanimasun on January 11th, 2011 05:40 am (UTC)
I remember when I got off my "real" job for snow twice last year, it was pretty much the greatest thing that had happened to me in a long time.
Glad you had a great day off!