Friday, 8 February 2013

Snow day!

Last year, some friends and I were out for dinner, freaking out about a test we had the next day. We were joking with the waiter that we were crossing our fingers for a snow day.

"What are y'all taking in school?" he asked us. 

"Emergency Management," we replied, faking exasperation, a hint of pride in our tone. 

"Won't you guys be working on snow days, not taking the day off?" 

It was kind of like the moment you realize that aside from teaching or becoming a permanent student, not many professions include two months of summer vacation. Emergency managers don't get snow days. My dream job might involve working on Christmas, snow days, the apocalypse...

I decided I was okay with it. 

The really awesome thing about my job right now is that it's not yet my dream job. I'm still getting there. Which means that while I worked 12 hours yesterday and had to battle a 3.5 hour commute home in this snowstorm, today I get to take the day off, just like everyone else. I'm spending the day staying in bed, catching up on my favourite blogs, reading trashy fiction and drinking hot chocolate. It is awesome. 

Here are some things I am reading/browsing today: 

Kaitastrophical has me seriously convinced that I need some Lands End seersucker pants

A friend posted this on facebook and I had to share, because it's perfect: What It's Like To Be A 20-Something As Told By "Mean Girls," "Bridesmaids," And "Girls"

Remember that 3.5h commute home I was talking about? This song helped me get through it with only moderately murderous thoughts. 

I am a long time West Wing fan, and have recently become addicted to the Newsroom. I love this article about how Aaron Sorkin inspired a new generation of politicians and bureaucrats. 

It's a little cheesy, but I find this Levo League article on Career Lessons from Taylor Swift completely endearing. TSwift keeps me endlessly upbeat, which is probably the most valuable career booster there is! 

I am seriously considering getting a Keurig or a Tassimo, but I can't decide on which. Considering I drink mostly lattes and am scared of real coffee, does anyone have any opinions on this? 

I hope y'all are staying safe and getting a chance to relax at home instead of braving the cold/snow! 


  1. I can just picture that moment of you and your friends in the restaurant realizing that snow days and summer vacation were going to be a thing of the past.I feel like I have had that moment many many times but I'm not quite as okay with it as you are haha

  2. I've never heard of a Tassimo, but absolutely love my (friends') Keurigs! There are soo many different drinks you can make. You should also try Bailey's coffee creamer. It. Is. To. Die. For. I used to be really scared of coffee, too, but now I absolutely love it! Maybe it is an acquired taste.. xo

  3. Thanks for the link love, girl! I also love Little Talks... there's something about it that's simultaneously upbeat and relaxing.

    If you decide on the Keurig/Tassimo situation, let me know- I have been considering the exact same thing! I don't drink real coffee either so have been unsure whether it's worth the splurge.