Curmudgeon Day: It is now official!
Now this blog/site is recognized by no less an authority than Google as being the primary source of information about the holiday non-celebration that is Curmudgeon Day.
For those new to this phenomenon, Curmudgeon Day is recognized (not necessarily celebrated) by staying home all day, spending no money (in general), and participating in whatever activity makes one happy, or at least relaxed and contented. I recommend reading the annual Curmudgeon Day posts from the past several years.
[Editor’s note: True to the spirit of the day, this post was not edited until much later.]
On this particular Curmudgeon Day, with my status set to Out of Office all day, I actually spent my entire day off of the development computers. After sleeping in, I did spend a little bit of time in the office (physically), tidying up and removing some excess “stuff” that had been placed here immediately prior to the arrival of our Thanksgiving Day visitors. I then spent time watching some classic movies, including Dial M for Murder and Strangers on a Train, as well as generally putting the TiVo on a diet and fitness regimen. (The same cannot be said for me, as I indulged on the food left over from the prior day’s feast.)
I did actually do some research and design for an upcoming game title, and I also contemplated some productivity improvements in conjunction with a weekend “reboot” of my task list. That, however, is a subject for a future post…