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The End of (Work) Days

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Eureka! It’s good to finally know there’s a scientific reason why I often feel like crap at the end of the work day — see Why, after I make it home for the evening, it’s so difficult to peel myself off the chesterfield and actually do something other than watch TV and ingest carbs until I fall asleep.

And here I was the whole time just naturally assuming that I was somehow being exposed to toxic levels of a mutated free-form hybrid tryptophan virus found only in the ventilation system of my particular office building. Who knew?

*Cue Dolly* Working 9 to 5, what a way to make a living…

Wanna share with the class? What gets you off the couch after a hard day at work? Do tell…

P.S. Sorry, the post I provided the link to above wasn’t a WordPress blog so I couldn’t figure out how to simply re-blog it.

P.P.S. If you’re into design at all — and especially “green” architecture — it’s well worth exploring the Life Edited site beyond simply the above-noted link.



  1. 1of10boyz says:

    Reblogged this on middlekingdom1of10boyz and commented:
    Finally, proof that what I do IS work, even if my body doesn’t realize it my mind does.

  2. bronxboy55 says:

    I used to tutor high school students for the SAT, a college entrance exam in the US. One of the things I always told students was that the test was exhausting, and that they needed to prepare for that fact, or their scores on the last couple of sections would suffer. As the old boxing adage goes, “Kill the head and the body will die.” A knockout punch to the brain isn’t exactly the same as mental fatigue, but they’re analogous. Maybe the Japanese are onto something with their custom of doing calisthenics before work.

    • Philster999 says:

      It’s true. I find it far easier to get — and keep — the ideas flowing when the blood’s already been pumping (i.e. after I’ve gone for a run or spent some time working in the yard, for example). As with anything, it’s all about balance. But that’s far easier to type than it is to achieve, isn’t it?

  3. I propose we get a research grant and study this issue even further. Could physical exercise make reading homework easier? Or get a movie grant and make a documentary about it?

  4. Brenda says:

    mutated free-form hybrid tryptophan virus – This HAS to be a real thing.

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