Breathes there a man with a soul so dead

December 27th, 2010

… who never to himself has said, “Woot! Snow day!“?

There’s no particular reason that this ought to be a day off for me, given that all the work I have to do is right here at home, as are sufficient Chinese leftovers from Christmas to keep me from even having to cook. I could probably finish That Paper I’ve been working on. (Don’t we all have a That Project, that despite all our competence and maturity and stick-to-itiveness simply won’t get done?) I could get a month ahead on columns.

I’m planning on finishing my tea and taking Milo for a long, long walk in the snow.

After that, maybe I’ll finish the novel I’m rereading (Margaret Atwood’s The Robber Bride) or take a nap. And maybe this afternoon I’ll be bored, and ready to tackle some columns, if not quite That Paper yet.

But this morning, it’s snow day.

How are you spending this snowy Monday, oh fellow Bostonians? I hope the snow brings you minimal irritation and maximal fun. For Christmas people, especially parents, may the snow provide a soft landing to the irrational exuberance of the holiday.


4 Responses to “Breathes there a man with a soul so dead”

  1. veronica on December 27, 2010 11:35 am

    I had every intention of going into work today….because for us boomerang kids work provides an escape from home. And I’ve been home for THREE DAYS STRAIGHT!

    Of course then my boss called me at 8 AM and said if I didn’t want to go in to just stay home. While I need the escape from home, my bed was very warm.

  2. Anne with an E on December 27, 2010 12:48 pm

    Time to start putting the living room back together after 2 parties, several overnight guests, and all the “loot” that comes with Christmas!

    Also: reveling in the fact that despite everyone’s protestations that we should be “investing in a house” by now… we are warm and cozy in the apartment while the landlord is out with the snowblower!

  3. WhirledPeasPlease on December 27, 2010 1:37 pm

    My husband and I are playing our super fun Wii games (Super Mario!) and eating Christmas leftovers, pausing only to watch our pug puppies play in the snow. This is their first snow experience and anything they can eat *and* pee on is go go gadget happy spastic puppy freak out time. :)

  4. Shulamuth on December 27, 2010 3:15 pm

    I’m in California and it is only rain (MUCH easier to sweep from the path) but I will stay in and warm and do desultory cleanup, in solidarity with my East Coast comrades.

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