I Shouldn’t Be in the Office Today

I am still sick. I had an awful time falling asleep last night. I had planned to take a sick day today and stay in bed most of the day to give myself a fair chance of getting over this summer cold quickly. I helped get the kids ready for school this morning and then logged into my work email to send a notice that I’d be out.

That’s when I learned that there were scheduling problems with a  project I am managing. And it looked too complicated to deal with remotely. And so I asked Kelly to wait a few minutes, got ready for work in a hurry and headed into the office. I am here now, feeling like crap, but attempting to deal with the scheduling problems as best as I can.

I’m already looking forward to my 10 am walk.

In the grand scheme of things, I suppose I am lucky. I could have no job in which to deal with scheduling problems. I could be stricken with something far more debilitating than a summer cold. But the truth is I feel like crap this morning and would have preferred just to stay in bed.

In happier news, the University of California school system (of which I am a graduate) has passed on Open Access policy for their academic research, that will make all of their research available to the public at no charge.

About Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Arlington, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.