I am at the office, but I might as well have stayed home. My boss is not here (he probably is working from home today). All of the people that sit in the offices around mine are not here. A lot of the people I work with are also out until Monday. It is so quiet here, more so than usual. Sometimes I miss cubicleland, the noise, the incessant chatter, the constant interruptions. It made me feel like I was part of something vital. I am not used to so much peace and quiet.
I got a haircut yesterday. I was tired of my hair. My previous haircut was not a good one, and I had been wearing ponytails practically since the day I got it. I went to a different hairstylist, who was very attentive and asked me many questions. I think she got it right and I am quite happy and not reaching out any time soon for the ponytail holders.