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We're about to find out my answer to that question. As of today, I'm working from home Tuesdays and Fridays. *bounce*

First thing I did, of course, was sleep until OMGSEVENFORTYFIVE. Yes, I'm a morning person, but 6:15 still comes awfully darn early, especially if I have a show or rehearsal the night before.

And it's actually more than that; four hours is just the drive time. There's also the whole showering-and-making-self-presentable thing that becomes entirely optional.

And already being in my house for lunch. Over which I can do things like watch the Army Wives season finale. (mylittleredgirl, I know I said my inner Air Force brat would have made me check it out anyway, but this is still ALL YOUR FAULT. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.) Gotta say, I'm glad we know this puppy is renewed, frustrating as it is that it seems like it "cut in line" when we're still awaiting a verdict on Blood Ties. Because if this thing were over with that cliffhanger, I'd be after somebody's head.

Conclusion: Technology yay!

In other news, much to my surprise, some kind soul nominated "Still Waters" for the Stargate Fan Awards again. I thought I'd need to pull it, but apparently a piece is only ineligible if it's previously won, not just been nominated, so what the heck. I guess it makes sense to have the authors choose the categories themselves, considering how many they've accumulated over the years, but it kind of threw me for a loop. I wasn't sure whether to class it as a Sam or a team story -- I wouldn't say it's "equal focus," but it's not totally Sam-centric either. So I called it Sam, with team as the backup, and I'll let the crazy nice people running the thing figure it out.

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therealjae
Aug. 31st, 2007 02:13 pm (UTC)
Working from home two days a week gives you four extra hours? Jesus.

-J
wiliqueen
Aug. 31st, 2007 03:00 pm (UTC)
Yup. Hour commute each way. Also going to save a heckuva lot of gas and wear and tear. Particularly on my brakes.

Suburban sprawl. Gotta love it. (Not.)
therealjae
Sep. 1st, 2007 09:59 am (UTC)
I can imagine a lot of things. I can't imagine that. I think I would throw myself off the nearest bridge.

-J
mrv3000
Aug. 31st, 2007 02:52 pm (UTC)
Woo! Congrats on the working at home thing!
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wiliqueen
Aug. 31st, 2007 04:03 pm (UTC)
They can still pounce on me, just by phone or email. That's the way they normally do it anyway. (I understand calling, say, BossLady's extension to ask her a question, because she's on the other side of the building and likely to be on a long phone call. But I'll never get people who do it for, like, two offices down.)

The collectors are actually a little afraid of asking me for things, which amuses me to no end.
kirbyfest
Aug. 31st, 2007 07:26 pm (UTC)
That is AWESOME.

It is also awesome that you are disciplined enough to do this. I work from home, it's flighty city. ;)
wiliqueen
Aug. 31st, 2007 07:45 pm (UTC)
Well, it doesn't hurt that the bosses can look at my computer in my office any time and see what I'm doing, because it's a remote terminal setup. ;-)

And this part was total coincidence of how we set things up when we moved in, but my desk in in a dormer, so it's easy to think of it as isolated from the rest of the house and "work space."

brainiacfive mostly works on the couch in the living room since we got the wireless set up. That, I'm not sure I could do.
celli
Aug. 31st, 2007 07:55 pm (UTC)
Hey, awesome!
swirling_poetry
Aug. 31st, 2007 08:57 pm (UTC)
Telecommuniting is amazing. Yay for extra time!
kevenn
Aug. 31st, 2007 10:50 pm (UTC)
Working from home???? I'm SO FREAKING JEALOUS!!! Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D
studiesinlight
Sep. 1st, 2007 02:50 am (UTC)
Congratulations on both the working-from-home and on the nomination! What a marvelous start to a long weekend.

My company doesn't allow people to work from home unless they've already worked eight hours in the office that day. All the extra night and weekend hours you must put in but for which you're not exactly paid because you get a salary, and that's supposed to make it all better? Those you're allowed to do from home, as long as you buy all the equipment yourself. ;-)

Wat would I do with four whole hours . . . actually, what's coming immediately to mind is laundry. How prosaic! But the laundry room in this building is locked from ten at night to eight in the morning, which means it's very difficult to sneak in a load after work.

>"Air Force brat"

Adding to the list of things I have in common with you. Golly!
wiliqueen
Sep. 1st, 2007 10:05 am (UTC)
All the extra night and weekend hours you must put in but for which you're not exactly paid because you get a salary, and that's supposed to make it all better?

Ick. You're quite right, I'm not impressed.

I'm actually still hourly, so I've only done overtime once in four years. It's reserved for dire emergencies in which attempting to get everything done in forty hours will result in violence. *wry g*

Adding to the list of things I have in common with you. Golly!

I'm thinking we must have known that at some point, but if I'm getting any bells on it, they're very faint indeed.

I suppose it's something that wouldn't really come up in the fandom where we met. I'm so used to everyone knowing it about me from Stargate fandom, where I was on a mini-campaign for a while to get people to stop calling the mess a "commissary" in fic. *g*
studiesinlight
Sep. 2nd, 2007 02:21 am (UTC)
>"I'm actually still hourly, so I've only done overtime once in four years."

Oooooh, the envy. :-) It has gotten so bad from time to time -- weeks that average twelve hours a day, plus commute -- that I've thought about looking for a non-exempt (hourly) job, if I could figure out how to manage without taking on a roommate (I'm too picky for roommates). I don't entirely understand why being salaried means I have to work so very many hours; I do understand why the company prefers salaried employees, obviously.

Now, you already have a second job, I'm quite conscious of, for all you're not frequently much recompensed for it!

>"I suppose it's something that wouldn't really come up in the fandom where we met."

The military experience of the centurion, the crusader and the conquistador does mostly pre-date manned flight. ;-)

>"where I was on a mini-campaign for a while to get people to stop calling the mess a "commissary""

After I picked up my jaw and laughed, it occurred to me to wonder whether Atlantis canonically has a commissary -- in the usual sense of the place one buys groceries and sundries on base, not the entertainment industry sense of "cafeteria." I've seen the mess in the half dozen episodes I've watched; I've never seen any other source of goods or supplies. But Atlantis is so full of people, and so many of them civilians, that there must be something of the sort, mustn't there? I mean, where else is Claire Rankin's character getting her hair dye? ;-)

Were you affected by the era -- or maybe it was just where my family was -- in which "generic" commissary food came in plain white packages with black letters, and the stuff on the inside might or might not be the name-brand product? I vividly remember meeting Oreos that way.
wiliqueen
Sep. 2nd, 2007 08:15 am (UTC)
After I picked up my jaw and laughed,

It was canon's fault, as these things often are. My primary hurdle was the fact that it was called that in "Window of Opportunity," the thoroughly delightful Groundhog-Day-premised ep that everyone has rewatched a zillion times. I don't know how it got past Tom (the AF consultant), but it was subsequently fixed in a bit of dialogue in "2001" between Sam and a visiting civilian official who asked her out. The scene always sounded to my ear as if it had been engineered specifically to include the word "mess" as mnay times as was feasible in order to establish it. *g*

But Atlantis is so full of people, and so many of them civilians, that there must be something of the sort, mustn't there? I mean, where else is Claire Rankin's character getting her hair dye? ;-)

Hee! Maybe it was her "one personal item" first season. There were a lot of jokes about Weir's being a blow dryer.

I haven't thought about it, but the idea makes sense. Once they had the new ZPM and home was more accessible,I vaguely figured there was a certain portion of the supply shipments that would be personal items. But you can't always plan ahead what you will want. I pretty much only read fic when my friends post it, but I'm willing to bet somebody somewhere has mined the potential of the barter system that must have sprung up immediately. (Craig's List Atlantis?) Surely someone has systematized it into a sort of quasi-commissary/BX by now.

in which "generic" commissary food came in plain white packages with black letters, and the stuff on the inside might or might not be the name-brand product?

Nope, that's actually a civilian phenomenon in my head, when it was everywhere in the early 80s. I may have seen it at Lowry first; we did grocery shop there for the first six months (June-December 1980) we were back Stateside, when we had the rental house fairly close to base so it was reasonably convenient. (I remember seeing our name third on the waiting list on the wall at the housing office just before we moved out of that house.) Once they decided Dad wasn't going to reenlist and they bought the house in Bennett, though, driving 30-40 minutes for groceries became ridiculous, so we mostly lived on the economy after that, and I saw the generic products in regular supermarkets. "Wholesome and good for most purposes." *g*
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