I have basically taken the day off  

rm_James20910 52M
182 posts
12/29/2005 9:52 am

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I have basically taken the day off

I work from home so it's not like an enormous treat.

When I'm not on business travel, my typical routine is to get my carcass out of bed by 7, get showered and dressed in business casual by 8. If I have a local client meeting that day, I'm in a suit (typically one of a number of nice three button 150 wool Italian suits which I look smashing in, if I can say for myself). After 8, it's hitting the phones, checking on engineering projects, manufacturing ques, clients, proposal writers, product managers...you get the picture. I'll walk to one of a number of great local restaurants for a fast lunch and to read the Washington Post. Then it's back to work by 1 for non-stop calls till about 8. If I have international business, I'll set a time for the call such that it's as convenient as possible, which means I might have hour long conference call at 3am. I live on the phone. My cell phone is constantly ringing--I have to turn it off for meetings. Somewhere in this day, I try to hit the gym in my complex for some cardio and lift some weights.

I need the routine when I'm at home because I'm lazy. If I didn't do the morning routine, I'd be sitting at my desk naked while making my calls and who wants to see that?

In addition, there will never be a woman that can come between me and my love affair with coffee. If it weren't for the pots of coffee I swill down my gullet everyday, I'd'a been a dead person long ago.

And then there's the travel. When I signed up for this gig, I didn't know how many frequent flier miles I'd be racking up. Heck...if I met an interesting woman from around the globe, I'd be able to fly her a couple of times to DC for free. I love to arrive but hate to travel--I'm a big guy (muscle baby...it's mostly muscle...ok...there's just the slightest paunch and I'm hitting the gym to look like a short Arnold) and those little seats make me feel claustrophobic. But in the past 6 months, I've been to Iraq 3 times, Ireland, Germany, and Russia. Most of my travel domestically has been to New York City, Simsbury Connecticut, Dallas Texas (I love to poke fun at Cowboys fans...go 'Skins), and Los Angeles. Next months travels will be Orlando (great...I need a tan), back to Simsbury, New York, Israel and South Africa. Mostly it's a day here and day there.

But catching people at my home office has been impossible today and it seems everybody has decided to take the week off. So I guess I have a day to contemplate and remove belly button lint. My response is to open a bottle of good Cabernet (I bought a case of "3 buck Chuck" last week...ask me about the reference...it's really pretty good), sip slowly to savor the taste, post in my blog, send some thoughtful emails to friends, talk to a remarkable woman that is fast become a close friend and confidant and try to be zen about a slow day...

I should add that I don't do zen very well...It must be that Nowegian Viking blood that boils with inaction. I must learn to be more zen damnit.


007sexy40plus 51F  
7603 posts
12/30/2005 9:43 pm

You sure do a lot of traveling. Might I suggest a little meditation. Try some relaxation techniques. I dont know if I could travel as much and as often as you seem to do. Good luck when you are on those adventures.

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rm_James20910 52M
316 posts
12/31/2005 1:08 am

Yeap...I travel a whole lot. But maybe I can turn the flyer miles into a fantastic nookie run sometime?


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