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Jay Lake
Date: 2008-07-08 18:06
Subject: [personal] Flat in the middle with you
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Working at home, I sometimes forget how exhausting an office can be. Everyone is being tremendously supportive, but there’s nowhere to lie down at lunch.

I’d planned to write tonight, but came home early, ate light from the Chinese restaurant down the street, and have been slowly handling email and administrative stuff ever since. I’m flat again. Which is to be expected, given the general stress of travel et cetera. I’m hoping I’m not bottomed out all week — I really need to get this novella finished, and I want all my energy for San Francisco.

As usual, I may have bitten off more than I can chew. I am taking it very easy outside my firm obligations in order to compensate.

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User: nomissnewo
Date: 2008-07-09 01:30 (UTC)
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I'd love to be able to work from home, i'm so jealous. I'd like for my next job to be stay-at-home, i just don't know how realistic this goal is.
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User: joycemocha
Date: 2008-07-09 03:24 (UTC)
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Seconded. Any major surgery takes time for recovery.
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User: mmegaera
Date: 2008-07-09 04:56 (UTC)
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After my dad's first bypass surgery, his doctor insisted that he couldn't come back until TPTB provided a couch in his office so he could nap on his lunch break.

So they did [g]. Then again, he also wasn't allowed to travel for business for six months after the surgery, either (this was almost thirty years ago).

Don't know how he managed to get himself into such a privileged position...
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User: fjm
Date: 2008-07-09 06:56 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Some advice.

Shorten the list for each day. Aim to have a ist you *know* you can complete. If you then look around and think, "hey, I could do x job I actually had listed for tomorrow" then fine, but make sure your list is doable. One of the things that will drain you is feeling you aren't keeping up.

Also: ask the office if there is somewhere you can install a camp bed. [I refused to move to our new campus--a lovely country estate, miles from the nearest shop--unless they gave me a refrigerator in my office.)
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J.K.Richárd: WTF!?
User: neutronjockey
Date: 2008-07-09 08:15 (UTC)
Subject: You need this:
Scientology gets Rick Rolled:

See...life is better now.
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User: farmgirl1146
Date: 2008-07-09 19:46 (UTC)
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Could you take a yoga mat to work and and inflatable pillow and hijack an empty conference room for a nap?
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2008-07-10 00:58 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Around here? We've grown so fast we have meetings standing in the hallways. But it's a good idea.
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