jeremy allen

burning the midnight oil…
October 1, 2007, 10:41 pm
Filed under: .life

Tonight I decided to go back to the office after having dinner. It seems that between 8-11 are some of my most productive times during the day. I don’t really understand why but I can really focus and knock out a lot of work during these hours. I think its because I spend the first half of the morning yawning and being scattered. Then Lunch comes and I get the urge to either work or eat…sometimes both at the same time. Thats a hard choice but I normally choose feed myself or at least get a smoothie.

Today was quite productive:

  • became obsesses with wordpress
  • learned how to clean an old dry erase board
  • updated the tech blog after much hiatus
  • mixed the talk
  • emailed the new techs
  • worked on my fundraising blog
  • worked on scheduling the techs
  • explored around dorathea dix
  • ate bbq at a new place.
  • organized cubical
  • lucked out not having a production meeting

I guess thats about everything. All in all I must say it was a good day.

[the phrase “burning the midnight oil” originated from a poem by The English author Francis Quarles wrote in Emblemes, 1635:

Wee spend our mid-day sweat, or mid-night oyle;
Wee tyre the night in thought; the day in toyle.

The main meaning is that of working late into the night. Originally this was by the light of an oil lamp or candle. More recently, the phrase is used figuratively, alluding back its use before electric lighting.


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