Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Snow Day

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Today was a Snow Day in Boston! Yippeee!!! Actually, technically I should have gone to the office. Despite the Mayor and the Governor declaring a state of emergency, everyone who "could" go to the office was sort of supposed to go in. And as much as I tried to convince myself that a 15 minute walk which would absolutely turn into a 30 minute walk in the snow would be completely impossible... well, it just wasn't really believable. It's total discrimination that people who drive in get a day off and people who walk in do not. I mean walking can be dangerous too. I could fall (I do this a lot - in fact, I totally wiped out while walking to work the other day in much less treacherous conditions). I could be hit by a car that spins off the road. I could get frostbite. I could turn up at the office totally soaking wet. In true blizzard conditions (I'm not sure we actually achieved this today), I could wind up disoriented and accidentally drown in the Charles River...

So, I declared a snow day anyway (after checking with other "walkers" and making sure they were staying home too) and worked from home. Isn't it so nice to work in your pajamas from your cozy bed once in awhile? Other then venturing out to the grocery store and to the gym (it's right next door so I really couldn't find an excuse not to go), I huddled at home all day. I wish I had someone to frolic in the snow with... That would have been fun too. Although 6 am boot camp tomorrow morning should bring about enough snow frolicking. That will be interesting. Remind me again why I thought boot camp in January was a good idea?

Oh and I made good use of the snow day and finally switched my account over the the US version - which actually meant setting up a whole new profile... So far, I'm not very impressed with the men on Match in Boston. Anyone have any better recommendations for dating sites? Stay tuned for more rants about online dating coming soon.

Actually, the snow kind of messed up the week and while a bit exciting, it was disappointing as well. Yesterday, we had a kickoff for work. We went up to a mountain in New Hampshire. The plan was to ski, have a meeting, have dinner, drink/party/dance, stay over night and head back in the morning (i.e. today). Unfortunately, due to the weather, we ended up having to come back last night instead. So essentially, yesterday I spent over 6 hours on a bus with my colleagues. And because I wasn't ready to get out on the slopes - having not snowboarded in about 10 years, I basically just went up to a mountain to "hang out" with 175 of my colleagues. Of course this meant I found myself in the lodge with a bloody mary in hand by noon.

Due to the fact that we now needed to leave the ski resort by 8 pm, the whole event got thrown off and the actual meeting part of the kickoff was postponed to be held back in Boston later this week. So, all the events of the night got pushed up so that we ended up having dinner at 3:30 and by that time everyone was well into their 4th or 5th drink. After dinner we headed to a rather fun bar in the "village" and proceeded to drink and dance. It was like we were in a time warp. At one point, I could have sworn it was at least midnight but when I checked the time, it was only 7 pm. We all kept commenting on the time and how early it was and how inappropriately drunk we all were for a such an early hour. But nevertheless, we proceeded to have a good time and get the dance floor going. Unfortunately, just as things started to really get fun, we had to get on the buses and drive back to Boston. Boo! Although I have to say, having to be on the buses at 8 did keep people out of trouble. My bus was pretty tame on the way home. Will be interesting to hear other stories tomorrow. Would have been more interesting to stay over night. Oh well. Next time. Luckily, The Company is always doing fun things.

So, what about you? Did you get a snow day today? What did you do on your snow day?

Hope you are having a fab week!



Anonymous said...

I am going to spare you the details of my snow day, because unfortunately I did have to go to work but the kids did not have to go to school. Suffice it to say that I lost my voice screaming when one brother attempted to stab the other with a huge grilling fork and other twisted events. Life is never dull when you work with 4 kids 10 and under. It is, however, the reason I will never be having any of my own! haha.

So glad you got a relaxing day to yourself. :-)

Julianna said...

Also had a snow day, but I put in for a personal day 3 weeks ago, so there was no guilt in staying home. :) The mail went through without me.

We didn't get anywhere near as much as you guys did though... 4-10total, with A LOT of rain mixed in. Which means, heavy wet, back breaking snow. :(

Have fun making snow angels tomorrow on Boston Common!

Average Girl said...

I had a snow day too over on the west coast of Canada... Wet heavy snow makes driving or walking the mile and half to the bus stop impossible... so I revamped my blog for the umpteenth time, but i actually like the look now... Did you change your blog? It looks different...

Anyway thanks for the lovely comment on my blog today darlin. It is appreciated so much!

Lauren said...

Thankfully there is no snow right now in France, but I know that it will immediately start because I said that. In any event, I'm glad that you're taking advantage of the snow day with pjs! That always helps! And!! Details! Good luck!

Lifebeginsat30ty said...

Here's hoping for more freakish snow weather in England! Otherwise I am very jealous of your snow day :/

But I want to work for your company! A day to go skiing and have a party?! Geez, all we got for our xmas party was minced pies and mulled wine. Lucky girl!

Matt79 said...

I'm looking forward to reading the rants about online dating! (But at the sme time I hope it gets better soon!)