This never rarely happens

And lo it was, that before 4 pm in the middle of the workweek, I found myself having finished all the work I'd scheduled to do for the day

I'd felt myself inching towards this achievement around 3 pm, when I realised I had two more paragraphs to write, max, before I could shoot the document off to the client and mark the task with a triumphant "done!". And then I actually did finish, despite taking time to play with the cat instead of ignoring him like I'd been doing all day.

Which is bloggable only because I usually whine about long work days, so let's give the short ones their credit where credit is due.

Not that I'm about to go goof off for the rest of the day; there's still odds and ends of administrivia to wind up. But no more paid writing for today, and I'm taking tomorrow off to settle some moving-house matters, so let's just say I'm taking my weekend early.

On a related note, my cousin updated his Facebook status yesterday to say he was "amazed how many S'pore friends mention 'work' in their status updates!" And he works in DC, so it's not like he's slacking off somewhere on a desert island. Separately, I once had two phone calls with friends who were still working after 8 pm on a Monday night --- to which James, the friend I was with, asked incredulously, "Are all your friends workaholics?

Er ... no comment.


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At 1/16/2008 5:09 am , Blogger Brandon said...

good for you, on bad days I sit in front of the screen and slack all day, only starting work after 8pm.

At 1/16/2008 10:11 am , Blogger suzie said...

am i adding to this statistic? another day, another regret. i am not really a workaholic though. i don't love work. i just can't stop doing it.

At 1/16/2008 11:13 am , Blogger Tym said...

brandon > Whatever works for you! I write well some nights; other nights, I'm too tired to do a decent job.

suzie > Er ... I hate to break this to you, but you were one of the two friends I was on the phone with that night.

At 1/17/2008 7:12 am , Anonymous Anonymous said...

luckily you've got me to balance out all your workaholic friends.


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