Tuesday, November 22

Sleeping in and smelly internet

Let me just start out by saying that I didn't sleep very well last night. When my alarm clock went off at 6am, I dutifully reset ignored it, thinking that I'd wake up at 7.
I'm sure you can see where this is going...
I accidentally slept in until 9am.
I had such big plans for the morning! Having used up 3 hours with sleep, rather than errands, clearly none of my pre-work chores were going to get done. But I planned a 4-mile run. My dilemma: Could I pull on my gym clothes, get out the door, run, shower, change, grab coffee/breakfast, and log in at work by 10?

The answer, of course, was (mostly) yes.

My second unintended surprise of the morning was walking out the front door. I felt like I got slapped in the face with a warm, wet dishtowel. But there was no dishtowel. It's just Florida in November. (C'mon Florida. It's Thanksgiving for crying out loud! Can we cool it with the summer weather already? Unlike Jamoosh, I do not love humidity.)

I did a sweaty 3.5 mile loop through the neighborhood, and at several points I had to ask myself: "Am I running this morning, or swimming?" I wish I were kidding. Last night the local news weatherman described the weather as "soupy."
Don't be jealous.
I'll trade 80 degrees and 97 percent humidity for snow ANY DAY.

So 3.5 miles < 4.0 miles, but I was cutting it close to begin with. I ran into the house, brewed a pot of coffee, and dove into my desk chair at 9:55 still wearing my soaked gym clothes.

Thank goodness my coworkers haven't installed Olly, the smell-your-internet robot for our web conferences. They'd fire me, for sure!

Ok - in reality, Olly doesn't work by transferring scents over the interwebs... It's much less sophisticated, but also much less panic-inducing. The end user loads a specific scent to pair with a specific event. So my coworkers could make my emails smell like sunshine and roses! They'd never know I didn't have time for a shower until my lunch break! (Unless they read this... Doh!)

How often do you oversleep?
What do you think of the scented internet phenomenon?


  1. oops! at least you didn't sleep past 10. I have woke up a few times at 8am, and I'm supposed to be to work at 7:30. :)

  2. I have had way too many mornings where I've slept in lately!! It's so hard to get out of bed when it's dark and cold out in the mornings but I'm ALWAYS glad when I do!

  3. This is why I'd love to work from home!! Good for you for getting that run in anyway :)


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