6/19 – At Work – Coffee Shop/Beast Crawl Reading
June 19, 2012 § Leave a Comment
The posts have slowed considerably because I’ve stopped going to work. I’m still working, but I’ve stopped going. I’ve successfully increased my work-from-home days from one day a week, to two days a week, to five days a week. There are lots of blog posts out there about how to do that successfully, but I’ve found that most of them are inaccurate, and that the best way to do it is to be good at your job but difficult to be around. Offices are great for people who like to be involved in things, and working from home is great for people who have spent two days in a row trying to teach one of his cats how to moo. I’m the latter.
Working from home is great, it’s less complicated and quieter. But, not going to work involves me spending zero time on Public Transportation and only slightly more time around strangers in general. When you factor in headphones, it’s possible I haven’t heard a strangers voice who wasn’t shouting on the street or selling me coffee in six months. It’s great, but I’m not so sure it’s healthy, so I’ve left my cats to make whatever noises they want and am spending today in a coffee shop and trying to work and write at the same time. Going to be doing this more frequently, as the only way my work day could improve would be to remove the work and write for money. Getting closer all the time.
But anyway – NEWS: I’ve been invited to take part in a reading. It’s with the fine folks at Invisible City Audio Tours, it’s me, Sarah Ciston and Chris Pedler – the publishers of the wonderful We Still Like and Tupelo Hassman the author of a book you should read immediately. You should come. I’m going to be reading some tweaked versions of posts from this blog. Tweaked for reading-in-front-of-people-readability!
If you’re reading this and you’re in the Oakland area, come out. Check out the main Beast Crawl site and read the roster of people that are involved, there’s going to be a lot of talented folks milling around that night, should be a good time.