Working Remotely Daze


With the latest in a series of snow events here in NJ, Mother Nature has finally gotten the best of me, so I’m working remotely today. I love that expression…Working Remotely. That’s just a fancy way of saying I’m at home working in my underwear (with kudos to my friend Scott who owns the domain name, or something like that).

It’s not like I’ve been sitting on my ass all day. I did contemplate going to work, which required a bit of shoveling and cleaning off my car. Also gave me an opportunity to play in the snow with Shay (poor Cosmo doesn’t do well in the snow these daze). Once I got back inside, I thought better of going to work and decided to work remotely.

I have also been working the remote. Watched the SU women’s basketball team play in the ACC tournament. Sadly, they lost. Watched coverage of the Delta flight that nearly skidded of the runway at LaGuardia. Now, I have moved onto the Golf Channel to watch the tournament in Miami, and the seemingly endless string of water balls.  Where’s an NCIS marathon when you need one?

The one thing I have not been doing remotely, is eating. Been a full-on assault of the kitchen and the pantry. Started with cream of wheat, moved on to potato chips, and now it’s pizza. For my next course, I’m thinking I should move onto something healthy. There’s hummus and veggies waiting. Or maybe that one last piece of chicken leftover from last night. At the rate things are going, I will have cleaned out the fridge by 5, and packed on about 10 pounds. Could be more if the liquor cabinet starts calling my name. Of course, I could burn 2 or 3 calories by rubbing Linda’s feet. She’d really like that. Me….not so much.

Luckily for me (and my waistline), it actually looks like the snow has stopped. Time to put the boots on and start digging out, while burning some calories at the same time. Of course, with the neighborhood snow blower, usually takes about 15 minutes to clear the walk and the driveway. Unfortunately, removing the snow is something that takes some manual labor. Neither my shovel nor my snow blower work remotely.


About IraSez

I am the owner of Monarch Communications, a graphic design/advertising/website design firm in Millburn, NJ. You can take a look at some of our work at I started IraSez at the urging of my wife, a couple of friends and several facebook friends who actually encouraged me to write a book. They think I'm funny but some of my latest blogs have covered some rather somber topics. In my spare time, I run the local SU alumni club. I'm in the 9th year of a 3 year term or as us SU grads called "fuzzy math." I'm SU '82, wife is SU '83, daughter is SU '11, son is SU '14, even my nephew goes to SU. So yes, we bleed Orange. I like to play golf, watch the same movies over and over, and take long walks with my dog on the trails in South Mountain Reservation behind Old Short Hills. If you see a guy wearing something with an SU logo chasing after a dog named Cosmo, that's me!
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1 Response to Working Remotely Daze

  1. Brian says:

    Thanks for the visual “I’m at home working in my underwear”.

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