Monday, March 02, 2009

Snow day

Paris under the snow by Gregory BastienThe east coast got hit with a snowstorm overnight. Even before I was heading to bed, I saw all the Facebook posts that school was already cancelled and everyone was excited for a snow day. Especially the teachers.

I looked out the window. Yeah, there was snow, but the roads are being cleared. I can see traffic moving on the main road in front of my house. There's no reason to stay home.

I stayed home all day yesterday. I never got out of my pajamas. I never brushed my teeth, let alone brushed my hair. My dog was at my parents' house so I had the whole day to be alone. And I was bored.

I *tried* to do homework. My goal was to take an exisitng, boring online course that my company developed and rewrite it to fit the constructivist learning theory using rapid-development software. I'm trying to use Adobe Captivate. I got nowhere. I just didn't have the motivation to understand exactly what constructivism means, to rewrite anything, or to learn new software. So instead I wound up trying to take a nap, making tuna melts for lunch, watching 2.5 movies (I couldn't sit through the last one) and eating nachos. As relaxing as the day was, I was kinda bored. I was lonely.

So today when faced with the decision to work from home, I'm torn. I really don't want to spend another day by myself trying to be productive. But on the other hand, I'm not that excited to drive to work and sit at my cube and spend another day trying to be productive. My project schedule is currently at the point where I'm waiting for other people to do things so there's not much I actively have to do. It's depressing.

Maybe I'll go somwhere with free wi-fi and work from there. I wouldn't be home, but I wouldn't be at work either.

I'm so looking forward to next week when I'm in Orlando geeking out at the eLearning Guild's Annual Gathering.

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