For a long time, I’ve had this idea, that if you work hard enough, you can eventually get paid to sleep. For awhile, I thought I was getting close, but as I come to find out, your more likely to get paid NOT to sleep, then to get paid to sleep.
That said, this weekend has reminded me that there are some things in life other than computers (and planning a wedding). A portion of my Nebraska family came and stayed with us for the weekend. They arrived Saturday, and immediately took off for the Mall of America. Being the geek I am, I stayed back, worked for a little bit, then headed to a grad party (congratulations Adam). From there it was out to the MOA, where I spent the rest of my evening…
Sunday, we went to a morning boat cruise brunch (Afton House Inn, worth the money). From there we went to Treasure Island resort and casino, where I was too chicken to play poker in the poker room.
By the time I got home Sunday night, I just crashed into my bed. Work was the farthest thing from my mind for the first time in 3 months. Sure enough, I had a half dozen emails sitting on my desktop when I woke this morning… but knowing that they all survived until Monday makes me realize that I don’t have to spend every minute of my life programming.
And neither should you.