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