I didn't call into work today.  I tried earlier this week to get today/tomorrow off and got the message that too many people were already off.  Let me make a list for you of what this means.

- I'm, obviously, working

- I'm not getting whatever form of demerit on my record for calling in when I clearly wanted the time off

- I'm going to lunch with a CIO/Director-type today

- I'm mowing my lawn tonight

- I'll also be working on a commission that will be shipped to Germany

- I'm not putting 600 miles on my car

...I'm also not seeing Coheed and Cambira in New Jersey with an awesome friend in the front row on his birthday.