Jun 27, 2009

Following a harrowing week

I love being on vacation. What I DON'T love are the few days before I take vacation and the few days after I come BACK from vacation, when I feel like my head is going to explode from all of the preparation to leave the office and the amount of work I'm presented with as I try to play catch-up upon my return.

I am only in the office for three days next week, and then I'll be gone for 12 days. I also have a new manager, new co-workers, new projects, and a whole slew of Meetings I'm In Charge Of. So you can imagine that this past week has been quite a nightmare, trying to get all my ducks in a row to be ready to leave All This Work behind for an extended period of time.

Listed below are a few gems (without attribution ... sorry) that perfectly articulate how I felt at work at various points in the week:

- Indecision is the key to flexibility.
- There is absolutely no substitute for a genuine lack of preparation.
- The facts, although interesting, are irrelevant.
- The careful application of terror is also a form of communication.
- Someone who thinks logically is a nice contrast to the real world.
- I have seen the truth and it makes no sense.
- If you can smile when things go wrong, you have someone in mind to blame.
- One seventh of your life is spent on Monday.
- By the time you make ends meet, they move the ends.
- This is as bad as it can get, but don't count on it.

But we're coming up on a solid week and a half with friends and family, most of it spent at the beach, lots of it spent getting to know Jonah, and all of it a respite that I most definitely need. So here's to July! Bring it on.

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