Four-dimensional reconfiguration

Last week was a good one, but I discovered something that, in retrospect, was pretty obvious. Fixing up your work space is great, but unless you re-jigger your use of time, it won't make much difference. 

On the plus side, my "read books instead of messing with my phone when on the train" initiative is off to a roaring start. I spent last week reading Chuck Wendig's Blackbirds instead of checking whatever was popping up on my phone at the time. Not only did I enjoy the book (more on that in a bit), but it made the commute for more pleasant. 

It took me four days on the train to read the book, a fact which brings to mind Joe Hill's epiphany that your daily page count is approximately how many books you'll read in a year. That works if the books you read are about 350 page long and, while I have no clue what to do with that information, I like knowing it and I'm sure I'll find some way to shoehorn it in to a conversation and perhaps even attribute its origin to Mr. Hill.

All of which is a long way of saying that, while I've carved out some time to do some reading,  there's still the matter of making time to sit at the keyboard and do the things I say I want to do. Today is the second day of Beautiful Girlfriend's birthday week (in fairness, she deserves more than seven days, but it's a good start), so we have Plans and Reservations and Things Of That Ilk to do. That's not an excuse to avoid the work, but it does me that I'll be on holiday hours for the next few days.