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Snow Day Productivity

December 15, 2010

Here I sit on Snow Day #2.5 of the 2010-2011 school year, and I am reminded of some failures of Snow Days past.  I’m always geared up, jacked up, and generally pumped for an unexpected (or sort-of-expected) day of freedom from bell schedules and demerit writing.  But, alas, 80% of the time, I manage to be a complete and total unproductive sloth during these hours.  If I’ve learned anything over the past two years, it’s how to ensure a productive Snow Day.  After all, we had eight of them last year, shortly followed by five Flood Days…that’s right kids, a grand total of THIRTEEN days away from those carefully-waxed hallways.

I know you can barely put a lid on your excitement, so here are the keys (in no particular order, mind you–that would be far too much to ask on a day like today):

  1. Wake up before the clock strikes noon.  This is a mistake I’ve made only once, but will tell you from experience it can automatically kill a Snow Day before it ever begins.
  2. Have a partner in crime.  Accountability never hurt anyone.
  3. Make plans the night before.  This will make #1 an easier task.
  4. Get Starbucks.  Not just coffee:  Starbucks.  Trust me.
  5. Limit the number of DVRed shows you may watch.  This can rapidly get out of hand.
  6. Go somewhere.  Even if you have to walk and even if you risk breaking a limb (or throwing out your back).  Cabin fever sets in more quickly than one would imagine.

Well.  There you have it.  There may be some I have overlooked, but, never fear.  We’ve got at least another half dozen or so of these days to go.

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