Back at my old job, my boss would always say that he wanted his employees to maintain a strong "work-life balance." I was always happy to oblige. With an easy 8-5 schedule, good insurance, vacation time and the internet on my work PC, achieving a good balance between work and life was easy.
Now that I'm self-employed and run an obscure local media and trivia empire, it's become a little more difficult to keep up the concept. I guess you can say my work has become my life and my life has become my work. It really is hard to differentiate the two. For example, when I watch the news and see an attractive woman reporting in front of an apartment fire, I don't just think "I hope no one was hurt" or "Wow, that girl is hot." I wonder "Wow, that girl's hot. I wonder where we should rank her in the 20 Hottest Women in the Oklahoma City media. I better hop on her Facebook page and grab pics before it goes private...and yeah, I hope no one was hurt."
Anyway, I've decided to take a few days off from writing for TLO to focus on the "life" part of that equation. While I'm tending to that, you should probably check out this video of Mike Morgan having an epic meltdown on the webcast Weather Brains. It's pretty amazing. The clip starts around the 2o minute mark. It kind of goes all over the map, but if you want to see and hear Mike go on heated, occasionally incoherent, rants about severe weather, talk trash on Gary England and David Payne, imply that he knows know about weather than the national weather service, and many other fun things, check it out:
Geeze, maybe I'm not the only one who needs to focus on the whole work-life balance.
When I return to duty next week, I'll have a proper breakdown of the post, including some emails that Mike sent my way. It should be fun.