questionswhat do you do on an unexpected day off from work?

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I'd like to say BEACH...

But realistically I'd probably start running errands/working on projects I have going. :-(

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Do whatever you had planned for the day off you thought you were getting just do it earlier.

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I usually make a big, good breakfast, which usually means going out and buying some things at a local convenience store. Which means I can grab a coffee for the whole process. Days off are so great!

The big breakfast just starts the day off well, and I can take my time both making it and eating it, to ponder what I should do with the rest of the day. :)

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Wait.. you got an unexpected day off? People get those?!?!?! Where have I been, and where are mine?

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Usually I do errands and the like. If the fiance is off we might go get some breakfast/lunch. After I am done with my errands might play a game or two, depending on the weather. But I like your idea of going to the CWS. Sounds like that could be fun.

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Hmm, you are going there, which means you're talking about hitting up Omaha? ... In addition to going to see a baseball game, I'd say visit the First National Bank Tower, the Joslyn Art Museum, crash a parade, and rush home before your parents realize you're not really sick. Might help if you can convince your sister to vouch for you in the meanwhile. -- Ferris

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I use it to get stuff done so I can enjoy my planned days off more. I get 2 work from home days a week and try to clean the house on those days so my wife and I can enjoy the weekends more. not sure if you are married or dating or anything but you might just wanna get stuff done.

That said, if I lived in Omaha, I'd totally go to the CWS today too!!

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Go crash out with the kitties and reconsider the question after more sleep.

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Portugal soccer game is on for the Euro Cup today at 2:45 eastern. thats what ill be watchin

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I think my last unexpected day off from work was during a blizzard in 2011... I worked from home. But seriously... where do you work that you have unexpected days off normally?

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Like some other folks here, my only unexpected days off are for catastrophic weather. Several days last February for a catastrophic freeze that shut down the city, we lost both water and electricity for days in much of the city. So the only thing to do was huddle on the sofa under the electric blanket with the dog and cat, watch movies and thank my luck for living near a hospital and thus being exempted from rolling blackouts. Several years ago we suffered catastrophic flooding and were sent home to try to protect our property. In that case I got to thank my luck for living on the slope of a mountain, so while I had damage from the torrential rain, it essentially can't flood at my house.

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Mountain bike ride and then beach time. One or both likely to involve my kids.

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expected or unexpected, I'm usually playing video games if I've not made grand plans for some outing...

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Lots and lots of sleep. And D3.

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A day off from work? I hope i don't take an arrow to the knee...

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as much as I want to get errands done, I would probably end up on the couch the entire day sleeping and watching netflix.

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We got an unexpected day off 2 hours into work... 2 friends and I decided to hit the bar and finish out the rest of the work day. Best work day in a long time.

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WHERE IS THE UPDATE?!
MUST KNOW WHAT DID.

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@pemberducky: GOTTA WAIT TIL THE END OF THE DAY.

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I'm back from people watching, so here goes:
@eraten, I've worked for The Dog at a big box store for going on decades now, so the unexpected day off can be known to happen with the willingness to be flexible and some strategic suggesting. Strategic suggestion is a job skill I highly suggest everyone try to develop.
@pemberducky I'm currently memorizing the words to Danke shoen so I can go crash that parade like @insightpatch suggested. But, I've just been handed a fresh batch of "It's Here!" Shirt.woot bags by the mailman, so I may have to find some duct tape and make a new bag or two to hold the parade candy first.
@inkycatz I'll be back in my bathrobe to tell everyone to go home later, thanks for having my back!

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Probably nothing since I would know that I'm dreaming.

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I so badly want an unexpected day off so I can sit in my pjs all day and play video games or zone out online or watching tv. I always spend my weekends running errands, doing housework, working on home projects, or having other events planned that I haven't just sat and played video games or zoned out on the 'tube in so long. I want a lazy day!

Hopefully you found something awesome to do, or did something productive so you can have more free time on your scheduled day off.

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Watch Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: The Secret of the Ooze 5 times.

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This day moved pretty fast... I played some online games, watched some baseball, went to lunch with my sister, tormented my nephew by making him go outside and power wash the deck, then tormented him so more by making him help make a messenger bag out Shirt.woot bags that came in the mail today. He returned the favor by making me watch Mincraft videos on Youtube. All in all, it was a great day. Thanks for all the suggestions, and hope you have a good time on your next impromptu day off.

"You're still here? It's over. Go home. Go!" -

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@gwendyw
sounds like a pretty sweet day. say, i bet the folks over on shirt.woot would love to see pics of that messenger bag.

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@pemberducky My sister hacked my Facebook and put it up last night after I went to bed. Not the best picture, but it beats her handing Woot my wallet.

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Sounds like a great day was had... by all

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@pemberducky and @inkycatz, today (Saturday) was pretty swell when my "Replacement Order" arrived. I thought the email was an intertubez hiccup and was going to email after it arrived, but now that it came, I'm not giving the BOC back! So to whomever sent it, THANKS!