Wednesday, January 24, 2007

All Praise The Mental Health Day

I took a mental health day yesterday, a "sickie" as we say in this country. Rang up and called in disinterested.

It's been go, go, GO for me the past couple of weeks and having been doing so much prep work for the teaching event last weekend, and then working at it all weekend, I was sorely in need of some downtime. Couple that with a string of hot, still nights and subsequent poor sleep (plus being woken up numerous times a night as my flatmate is up and down like the Assyrian Empire most nights) I woke up yesterday morning and thought "Nup, ain't gonna."

I read, I surfed the net for porn, I had a huge 3 hour nap in the afternoon, and then finally scuttled out of the house in the cool of the early evening for provisions. (Maybe with the napping and the nocturnal foraging I'm part bilby? I don't think they're net-savvy though...)

While I was out I popped into a local record store and bought a sale priced DVD of TransAmerica. I kicked myself for missing this when it was on at the cinemas, so I sat down and watched it when I got home. So. Good. Felicity Huffman and Kevin Zegers (dish!) were both fantastic. This movie has been out for ages so I can't really add anything new to what's been said already, except that if you missed it like I did then you should go and see it.

Not the most productive of days, by most standards, but I was glad to catch up on some sleep and have some chilling out time. Tonight is bucking the trend by being haircut night (yay), when I'm usually more of a weekend haircut kind of guy. I cancelled my appointments twice on account of other committments, so a) I look like a monster and b) I'll just be so pathetically grateful to get it cut that I'm happy to do almost anything. Almost.


Anonymous said...

Haha, love it! "Called in disinterested".

I had this one phrase chiming through my head all the way to work this morning: "Today has been canceled due to a lack of interest."

Boo. Such stay in bed weather.

The Other Andrew said...

I hear you! As it turns out I'm it all alone in the office today, everyone else is out at a meeting. So I have all the phones to answer and all the field staff to deal with as well. BOO!

Maybe I picked the wrong day, today would have been a better choice.

Ur-spo said...

if i had my way everyone would get four weeks/year for mental health.

The Other Andrew said...

And ladies and gentlemen, that's the opinion of a professional! Make it so ur-spo!