It's Work, Dahling....


I've recently had cause to ponder over what may be considered work and what may be considered a fun night out.

I mean, is it only considered work when it's long term set hours, is something you're not particularly enamoured about doing and you get paid to do it?

And is it a fun night out when it's irregular hours for a short set period of time, is something you love doing and perhaps you get paid, however minutely, to do it?

After much thought, like about 5 minutes, I have come to the conclusion that choreographing a school show, however much I love doing it, constitutes work.

I must force myself to think that way and to train myself to say 'bye now I'm off to work' instead of 'bye now I'm off to rehearsal'. I mean if I don't do that then I run the risk of confusing others about what it is I'm doing. And we can't have that.

Like for example when discussing um.... arrangements.... it would not do for a night out rehearsing to be considered simply as a night out, now would it?

If, on the other hand, a night out rehearsing working included a planning session afterwards in a pub where there was wine, well then, that might possibly be delving into the realms of a night out. A bit like, say, a meeting that ended in a few beers would. You with me?

So basically, if whatever it is you're having yourself  involves irregular hours, you love doing it, you get minutely paid for it and there's no wine then that's work! I guess wine is the deciding factor.

And if a person is seen pouring over her laptop day and night then that's work too .... aka research.

Similarly, if a busy mum is seen driving along with head bopping, arms and legs flailing and loud music booming from her vehicle then that's work too. In fact it's more than work, it's multi-tasking..... 5,6,7,8,...... indicate.... turn... 2, 3, 4, kick, ball change.... into 3rd gear..... step, kick and  turn, TAH DAH...... stop!!

However, please be assured, I was not multi-tasking the other morning when I nearly got creamed by the local bus when driving Teen Boy to the bus stop. I mean if the bus hadn't stopped in the nick of time but had instead ploughed into us, then that would have had catastrophic consequences.... I would have had to get out of the car, on a busy roundabout, in my pajamas!

You should note though, there are exceptions to the wine rule.

You see, sometimes research work happens late at night. Well, Top of The Pops re-runs and Disco Diva shows are on very late on a Saturday night, you know and are a must-watch in order for me to do my work properly. And as everybody is aware, any good late-Saturday-night researcher needs the sustenance that only wine can offer. The company of a good facebook buddy is also helpful..

Unfortunately reliable recall of the findings of any such wine-fueled late night research cannot be guaranteed...... hic.

Anyway, that's enough rambling ruminations from me, I've got to go now....

I'm off to work........ Dahlings.


Mwah Mwah







11 comments:

  1. I love this post! Wine should always be the deciding factor :)

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  2. That sounds like the kind of work I would like very very much!

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  3. @Tanya Savko: It should, shouldn't it? Especially when there's none involved and it's been suggested that you had a night out!

    @Lyndylou: I presume you mean the exception to the wine rule!! hehehe :-D

    Thanks for your comments.

    (I hope you can read between the lines to see what I'm really trying to say, but can't..... or am I being too discreet??!)

    xx Jazzy

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  4. This was so enjoyable to read- you are a fun person! Thank you for your kind comments on my blog today~

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  5. This was a great read - I could just picture you in the car doing all your moves (loved that line by the way - it was really rhythmical)- and driving in your PJ's - I've done that too - he he he !!!! X.

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  6. @Shelly: Glad you enjoyed my rambling ruminations....have to laugh at thing, it's the only way! Thanks for the return visit, I enjoyed my read over at yours too. Always good to find new bloggers :-)

    @Older Mum: I'm serious! Kind of, maybe my legs aren't quite flailing about! I'm in good company on the pajama thing I reckon, I am not alone ;-)Glad you enjoyed.

    Thanks for your comment :-)

    xx Jazzy

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  7. You see, I remember when work often involved wine. How come I didn't appreciate how lucky I was at the time? Sometimes it's really hard to work out what is work and what isn't...x

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  8. @Blue Sky: hehe! it can be very hard to figure out and there are some who definitely confuse the two ;-)

    Thanks for your comment :-)

    xx Jazzy

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  9. So glad you didn't get caught in your p.j.'s (I know that shame!) I think that anytime spent either discussing, thinking about or even casually mentioning work-certainly counts as work! It seems you are doing a fabulous job! Keep up the good...work. heehee..:)

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  10. Oh my hat, I am thinking that I am very confused and can't read between the lines so can't decide what is work and work is what! All I know that you love your wine and that you never whine! I enjoyed your post! :)

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  11. @kathleen: You know,I agree with your analysis totally!

    @Bright Side of Life: Haha... you got me right! Although this is a very tongue in cheek post!
    Sorry for the confusion but I can only write about myself here ;-) Just imagine if you were doing a hobby for which you were getting paid and were out a couple of nights a week. Then there's a clash of nights out with you & your hubby. Would you consider your working hobby nights out as work or pleasure?

    Thanks for your comments :-)

    xx Jazzy

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