Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Staying focused at work is about the hardest thing in the world right now. Thursday afternoon I'm leaving for a big Christmas party and I'm not returning to work until the second week in January. At this point my brain is pretty much running on fumes... maybe at 15% capacity or so. Whether I want it or not, my mental energies are entirely devoted to wishing that I were already on vacation. I've got a ton of important work I'd like to get done over the next few days, but I don't think it's going to happen. I'm like a kid during the last week before summer vacation—maybe elementary school, before such things as finals. Nothing useful is learned that week.