Earlier today we had a holiday party up at the Yahoo! Research Berkeley Lab, which turned out to be a good low-key way to end the week. For reasons I don't quite grasp yet, this week has seemed exceedingly long. On Wednesday I actually believed it was Thursday. And before the end of the day, I thought it might even be Friday.

Anyway, at the end of the day I was trying to decide what to do. Getting back to San Jose from Berkeley in the evening is a matter of timing. Sometimes it pays to wait an extra 15 or 20 minutes before hitting the road. Doing so can result in saving a half our or more in the car.

I had a brief discussion myself about checking my email or hitting the road early when Chad uttered the quote of the week:

Checking email now would be like putting your hand in a garbage disposal.

Heh. I guess I wasn't the only one to have a long week.

Don't get me wrong, a lot of good stuff happened. But somehow the combination of a load of email, three round trips to San Francisco, one to Berkeley, and a few late nights all added up.

I've got a flying lesson tomorrow afternoon. That always takes my mind off everything else. :-)

Posted by jzawodn at December 16, 2005 10:20 PM

Reader Comments
# vanderwal said:

I hope you got good sleep before flying.

I utterly love Chad's quote. E-mail I have to live in, but I have been feeling that with RSS aggregator for weeks and now keep it off during business hours.

on December 17, 2005 09:28 AM
# miles said:

I've never understood how waiting 15-20 min can save 30 min, but it definitely seems true.

on December 17, 2005 12:18 PM
# Chad Dickerson said:

There's only one thing that might be more painful than putting your hand in a garbage disposal, and I'm not going to go there.

on December 17, 2005 02:46 PM
Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here are mine and mine alone. My current, past, or previous employers are not responsible for what I write here, the comments left by others, or the photos I may share. If you have questions, please contact me. Also, I am not a journalist or reporter. Don't "pitch" me.


Privacy: I do not share or publish the email addresses or IP addresses of anyone posting a comment here without consent. However, I do reserve the right to remove comments that are spammy, off-topic, or otherwise unsuitable based on my comment policy. In a few cases, I may leave spammy comments but remove any URLs they contain.