Day off of work

October 8, 2007 – 9:36 am

Day off of workI took today off of work.  There’s an appointment that I have in the city I live in, which is too far from my work for a quick drive back and forth during working hours (that’s over a 110 mile commute).  So instead of spending half the day at work, I decided to take a vacation day.  What do I do next?  I’m working remotely.

Workaholic, that’s probably the term most used to describe me (at least when I don’t have my daughter).  Workaholic is defined on Answers.com as: One who has a compulsive and unrelenting need to work.  I’m not sure if I am a workaholic but it does define me pretty well.

What do you do when you have a day off of work but no family around to spend the day with?  I logged into the servers at work (remotely) and checked log files, queues, backups, work email, and then started IMing with some people from work.  I’m not doing a lot of work, but I am working.

In the background I had my TV on and during the first few hours I listened to CNBC (Squawk Box, Squawk on the Street).  After those shows were boring and I finished my daily trading, I flipped through the stations until I found a movie that I haven’t watched in a long, long time.  Before I tell you the movie, I want to share something and ask you all something.

If you have a DVD of a movie, and that movie comes on a movie station (like HBO or Showtime or Cinemax), do you watch the movie on the station instead of putting in the DVD you have of that movie?
What if the movie started like 5 or 1o or 15 minutes before you started watching?

The reason that I ask is that I started watching Princess Bride (you can buy it at BestBuy for $14.99 or Buy.com for $13.99) this morning.  I didn’t watch from the beginning and actually only saw the last 15-20 minutes of the movie (right after Weslie is only kind of killed by Prince Humperdink), but instead of putting in my Princess Bride DVD which my sister bought for me years ago as a present, I just watched the last part of the movie and that was it.  Even now that I’m thinking about it, I’m wanting to put in the movie and watch it.

So why not just put the movie in and watch it?  I don’t know.  Immediately after the end of Princess Bride on HBO I switched to Independence Day on Encore.  It’s not even the high definition version.  Why am I watching it, in the non-high def version?  I don’t know.  Maybe someone can tell me.  Oh ya, and the TV watching thing I do, it’s a bad habit, but since I have the full compliment of stations on DirecTV I feel guilty if I don’t use them.

Princess Bride movie 

Princess Bride movie

Princess Bride movie

links: Princess Bride on BestBuy, Princess Bride on Buy.com, CNBC.

  1. One Response to “Day off of work”

  2. I feel satsfeiid after reading that one.

    By Rita on Aug 9, 2011

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