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A Break From Work

Right What You No: A Break From Work

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

A Break From Work

I'm going on holiday for a little while, and as such I am unlikely to post.

What? Don't you find blogging to friends and comrades fun?

Well of course. But, you see, I have a simple holiday rule that I think makes relaxation better.

Holiday Rule: Only do things that can be done whilst horizontal.

That's right, unless I can be laying down during the activity then it can be crossed off the to-do list while on holiday. Internet is mostly a sitting activity, thus the likelihood of being able to view the internet, let alone post, will be limited. I'm sure that if I prop my laptop in the right position and find the correct cushion I could use the internet, but it even sounds uncomfortable to me.

Activities that could be done on holiday:
Sleeping - the King of prone activities.
Reading - rather obvious really.
Eating - have to keep the energy levels up.
Drinking - fluids are important for that fuzzy feeling around noon.
Writing - Truman Capote preferred writing whilst prone.
Bench press - not really exercise if you are laying down.
Sex - much easier laying down.
Guitar playing - it's still practice, even if you fall asleep, as long as you are still holding the guitar.
Playing fetch with the dog - our little bundle of energy wouldn't let us lay down for long if she doesn't get to play fetch!

Activities that are definitely ruled out on holiday:
Anything that could be accidentally construed as work - this includes reading non-fiction, sorry.
Running - far too active.
Squatting - loading a barbell with double bodyweight is too much like hard work.
Listening to social commentators - I can't stand them, they are usually wrong.
Adopting a stance on anything - mainly pun related.

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At July 27, 2011 at 8:05 PM , Anonymous April said...

Sounds like a plan to me! Everyone needs some time off. You've deserved it, I'm sure! Enjoy! Are you going anywhere special?

At July 27, 2011 at 8:46 PM , Blogger Tyson Adams said...

Thanks April. I feel like I deserve the break and my leave entitlements seem to suggest I spend too much time at the day job.

We were headed to a nice place by the beach that allows dogs. Its where we spent our honeymoon and has a great second-hand bookstore nearby. All in the heart of winery country!

At August 1, 2011 at 2:41 AM , Blogger -emerson said...

Running's not work!

Hope you're enjoying the week off. Don't get sick for half of it like my wife just did.

At August 3, 2011 at 3:26 AM , Anonymous Garner Davis said...

Hope you're enjoying your holiday. Is swimming considered a horizontal activity? Seems to me it usually is, unless you get tossed about by a wave.

At August 3, 2011 at 6:04 PM , Blogger Tyson Adams said...

Emerson:Yyou're just saying running isn't work, I've seen your Google Maps of your runs. HARD WORK!

Garner: You haven't seen me swim. I do a great brick impersonation.

At August 7, 2011 at 1:55 PM , Blogger Rex Jameson said...

Have a great holiday, man! I'll probably end up using "Hey baby, want to go on a horizontal holiday?" at some point, just so you know.


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