February 10, 2006

Not A Good Start

I woke up this morning and immediately realized something was wrong. It was light outside. I slept through the alarm and was late which is interesting because that time during which the alarm was going off was probably the only time I slept most of the night. Most Fridays I end up working from home but I was kinda feeling self-conscious about that last night so I'd decided to go in. For some dumb-ass reason I stuck to that plan this morning. Can I tell you how long it's been since I've driven into work when it's actually light outside? A damn long time.

When I finally made it to the office (which took a while since several thousand other jackasses decided to do the same thing and were totally in my way), I had an unusually high number of emails with those little red exclamation points next to them, indicating that the end of the world is rapidly approaching. As it now stands, I believe I've saved the world from imminent extinction but only just. We'll see how the rest of the day goes.

May you make it through Friday unscathed.

Posted by Chris at February 10, 2006 9:08 AM

My morning was somewhat along those lines....Woke up at 7:15AM - keep in mind, work starts at 8AM and it takes about 20 minutes to get there....It was about 7:25 and I still didn't get in the shower, I had no idea what I wanted to wear....It was awful. I should've just called out. Luckly the boss-lady is out today, so there was no one to notice that I was about 5 minutes late...Work is always getting in the way of things! Oh well...HAPPY FRIDAY!

Posted by: Michelle at February 10, 2006 9:15 AM

Happy Friday. It's 6:30 a.m. here and I'm in the middle of watching three girls figuring out their wardrobe for the day. Chaos.

Posted by: ann adams at February 10, 2006 9:26 AM

All world saving heros come from Virginia, it's well known fact.
Stay away from krytonite (& poopy diapers) and your day should be ok

Posted by: Pamalamadingdong at February 10, 2006 9:28 AM

Here's to a good Friday! Drinks are on me.

Posted by: Anne at February 10, 2006 9:31 AM

Have a good workday.

I am telecommuting and taking 1/2 day vacations on Fridays through the end of March - to use up that "carry over" vacation that must be used by end of first quarter, or disappear. It's not really a vacation (possibly a nice lunch or dinner out), but not bad either.

Enjoy your weekend.

Posted by: cas at February 10, 2006 9:37 AM

Happy Friday. When I woke up, I thought it was light, too, but it was just the reflection from the snow that was falling. Still, it's disconcerting.

Posted by: Jen at February 10, 2006 9:45 AM

I hope the world isn't in as much imminent danger as it appears and the days slows down. At least it IS Friday, so you know tomorrow won't be work-related.

Posted by: Cristina at February 10, 2006 9:48 AM

Cheer up. At least you GET to work from home. They allow people here where I work, but not me.

Maybe one day I'll be so lucky.

I don't mind the light going to work...it's the sun coming down on my 30 min drive home. The road faces directly West and it's like I'm driving into an orage fire ball all the way home. I love the sun, but how annoying.


Posted by: Jay Wilkins at February 10, 2006 10:00 AM

Glad you came in then.

Good luck with the day.

Posted by: Autumn at February 10, 2006 10:10 AM

At least it's Friday!

Posted by: A.K. at February 10, 2006 10:20 AM

I'm so glad we can count on you to save the world even when you've had no sleep and had to battle jackasses on the road.

May your Friday improve exponentially from here.

Posted by: bad penguin at February 10, 2006 10:41 AM

Well, in one hour and fifty minutes, my workday will be done and I will be making my way down to the pub where Mike will be waiting to buy me a glass of whatever I want (don't hate me. The time gap thing between England and America is not my fault) which should be great. After all, an hour and fifty minutes is nothing when you're busy doing pointless office crap, right?
The printer (which hates me) has decided that it is going to make my life Hell. Just the thing needed when you have several two lots of unexpected letters to print out...

...But, still, never mind. I sense a Blog entry can be made out of this, and anyway, it could be worse: I could be just starting my day like you guys!

Posted by: Alice at February 10, 2006 10:47 AM

may your friday improve greatly.

my friday started out with a fight with the man who had just returned late last night from a week away. welcome home honey, let's argue...

so happy fridays all around :P

Posted by: suze at February 10, 2006 10:47 AM

Where the Hell the 'two' came from, I have no idea. Apparently I typed it, but I don't remember doing it.


...Or I'm just an idiot. Either way.

Posted by: Alice at February 10, 2006 10:49 AM

I hate to add to your crappy morning, but it's
"imminent" NOT "eminent." "Imminent" means pending; "eminent" means prominent. I hope this is the last bad thing that happens to you today. :-)

Posted by: Karen at February 10, 2006 11:06 AM

My Friday is off to a rocky start too. But I am focusing on the fact that my husband is returning from a two-week business trip today. Focus on 5 p.m. Focus on 5 p.m...... repeat as needed.

Posted by: donna at February 10, 2006 11:19 AM

I started my morning off with everything going wrong - although I woke up early! blechhhhh

Posted by: Miss Chera at February 10, 2006 11:37 AM

hang in there, chris. at least it is friday! (i know that no consolation right now, but it will be come 5pm or so).

Posted by: Judy at February 10, 2006 12:01 PM

Good luck with the rest of your Friday...it can only get better right? I was sleepless last night as well...up unitl at least 3 AM, it's starting AGAIN...so no additional Cactus family dreams to report. Sigh!

Happy Friday Chris!

Posted by: Kate at February 10, 2006 12:27 PM

ahhh... sleeping through the alarm. one of my best skills.

i actually had to stay home today, due to injury. i'm not enjoying the pain, but i don't mind lying about with the kitty, taking it easy.

Posted by: jodi at February 10, 2006 1:43 PM

At least the snow is waiting until TOMORROW morning instead of falling today to screw up your drive even more...

Posted by: Kristie at February 10, 2006 2:20 PM

I did the same thing this morning. I woke up late and it was thundering outside, so I stayed in bed even longer. I missed 30 minutes of this mornings conference call at work, but I just blamed it on the traffic and rain. Everyone understood. hahaha suckers!

Posted by: Nik at February 10, 2006 3:26 PM

I was very afraid of re-living a Mary Poppins moment this morning.

The only disappointment to my day (so far) was mis-judging my glass of water at work and, in tipping it to get a drink, spilled water all over myself.

I looked like I peed my pants.

Posted by: Emily at February 10, 2006 4:22 PM

Chris: Aha! That explains why there was no early morning post. I refreshed your blog a few times between 7:30 and 8:30am EST and I thought it was strange that mr. earlybird post-man didn't have his new entry available.

I tried to sleep in purposefully and make the 2nd hour of x-ray physics at 8:30, but alas...I was awake at 6:20 so I figured "what the hell" and I went to school...Fridays suck...I have class 7:30 - 3:30 with NO LUNCH BREAK...long day of sitting and listening to profs talk our ears off.

Posted by: Dolly at February 10, 2006 5:00 PM

By now, you're probably out of the office and back with your beauties at home, so I hope your day wasn't too long. I still have a few more hours to go :(

Posted by: ava at February 10, 2006 5:36 PM

our fridays sound eerily similar... and why is it that the world always needs saving on friday?? i mean fuck, my week is coming to a close and suddenly all that pressure?! boo, boo i say.

Posted by: brianna at February 10, 2006 5:52 PM

I thought you were going to say it was light because we are getting closer and closer to summer, where the days will be lighter earlier and I will be happy forever and ever.

(can you tell I live in Seattle and am in some desperate need of the freakin' sun??)

Happy weekend.

Posted by: Isabel at February 10, 2006 8:17 PM

wow, I haven't slept through the alarm in years.

Hope your afternoon and evening were great.

Posted by: Jenn at February 10, 2006 8:33 PM

That is odd, because I also slept through the alarm this morning, or my brother turned it off. This was a bit more of a problem for me, since you can scarcely sort apples long-distance, so I had to skip breakfast and bike fast. Today ended up all right, though.

Thanks for saving the world; it's going rather well for me and I'd like it to keep spinning.

Posted by: Gavin at February 10, 2006 8:58 PM