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Archive for December 2010

The past two weeks have been one medical problem after another for me.  The weekend after Thanksgiving I had roofies put in my drink at a bar.  For the next few days I did nothing but throw up and try to sleep.  As a result of this, I then developed a kidney infection causing me to be very feverish and have bad back and abdominal pain.  Needless to say, I did not leave my apartment during this time so I worked from home in my comfy pajama pants while drinking lots of tea.

Although most of the time I spend in my office is spent doing work on my computer, doing work on my computer while sitting on my couch is just not quite the same.  Working from home is difficult because there is so much to distract you and you don’t have to be as professional.  (I was free to answer my cell phone, have the tv on, take a nap, etc.)

After a few days of this I realized I needed a productivity plan to make this work so I wasn’t really behind at work.  I turned my dinning room into my make-shift office and made myself work in 2 hour shifts until I got all my work done.

I always thought a job where I could work from home would be great, but now know that it’s actually really hard!


A few weekends ago was our SCOPE Holiday party.  Every year we have an end of the year dinner for all 50 members as a thank you for all their hard work since most of them are volunteers.

The week of the dinner, the restaurant we were having the party at called to inform me that they had double booked and could no longer have us on that date.

Time to start calling every restaurant in Iowa City!  Finally I found a restaurant that could accommodate all of us and met with them to figure our a food order.

After all was said and done, the dinner turned out great and everyone was glad that it was at Takanami.  The experience taught me to always plan for the worst and have a back-up plan if things fall through.