Wednesday, August 14, 2013

I'm a Hermit After Years of Working At Home

Random thought yield random doodles

Boy I just feel all disorganized lately.  For at least a week if not longer.  I seem to be constantly out of the office at meetings and driving to meetings.  Which is really disruptive to my normal flow of activity.  With working from home there is no wasted time, but leaving the house creates all kinds of wasted time. 

First I have to stop whatever I'm doing and allocate time to cleaning up and dressing.  I don't do that every day until I'm damn well and ready to do that and it normally gets done when I've got nothing else to do.  But that's an hour right there.  I have to shut down and load my lap top and sync my Blackberry.  More time doing stuff I normally wouldn't need to do.  Then there's the drive.  In my area you better allow 2-5 minutes for every mile you have to travel.  It took me nearly 30 minutes to just get to the highway about 10 miles away.  So any meeting usually has hour drive time to get there and hour drive time to get back.  If  I know I'm going to be out of the house for one meeting I usually try to book more so I'm not wasting a lot of time.   Of course then there's the actual meeting.  I'm much more efficient on the phone.  I can cut to the chase, but in person you have to pretend you like the person, make more rapport (I hate the way that is spelled it makes no sense it should be REPORE or REPOOR) building effort, and general spend time trying to become friends.  Of course then I get back home I have to unpack, undress, and start doing all the stuff I would normally be doing but now just squeezed into a shorter amount of time. 

It is insane.  I like being a hermit.  Hermits must be very efficient.

Oh, hey, by the way if anyone knows someone in the art licensing agent world I'm looking to become a brand or brand some of my characters.  Point them my way.


  1. Hi! Saw your post on Linkedin - Art Licesning. Great Blog! I am looking forward to seeing what you are working on next :-)

    Thanks for Sharing!

    1. Well Annie welcome to my quirky corner of the internet. Thanks for the follow. I followed back. That's knda like a "yea you too." response. I do look forward to poking around your blog to see what you've got there. I'll poke softly and quitely I promise.