It’s bike to work day so I’m going to bring my bike into the house and ride from the kitchen to this computer. In my PJs.
Ken did ride his bike. 17 miles into Boulder. Stud.
I love working from home. I’ve been doing it since Sam was born – over 12 years. It lets me be professional and really stupid all at the same time.
Most days I can be found at the computer writing really important things while I watch Lucky lick himself. You don’t get that in an office unless your boss’ name is Lucky and he is the most fortunate man in the world.
Here are other things I do whilst working in my home office that I might forgo in a cubicle in a real office setting:
- I sit around in my disgusting running clothes after a particularly hot and sweaty run. I don’t even want to know what germs and smells my office chair harbors
- I fart and lots of them. No need to take a class in fancy fart concealment:
- I make and take personal phone calls galore during which I use bad words. Lots of them.
- It is casual Friday everyday in my office. Clothing is optional especially when the running clothes get too gross. Again, If my chair could talk it would say “eff you, smelly girl.”
- If I feel the need for that nooner beer, no one judges me.
- I can pick and scratch parts I wouldn’t in public.
- Need a Cheez-It or 105 of them? I’ve got my own personal vending machine right in the pantry.
- There are no anonymous crap takers in my bathroom. Any stench is my own.
- Coffee breaks? Constantly. Interruptions to read your blogs? All day long.
View from my desk. A rare non-licking moment. Don’t get all flattered. He’s not winking at you. He had his eye removed. Seriously, do you not remember anything I’ve told you???
It’s true that sometimes I miss the camaraderie of being in an office. I’ve met some of my best friends in that setting. But I get too distracted with all the pranks I need to play. Ex-Lax in muffins. Breast milk in the half and half container. You get the picture.
What’s the view from your desk? Or…What’s your best work-at- home perk? If you don’t work at home, what do you wish you could do at work but can’t?