There are some weird side effects to telecommuting. You don't realize they're happening, and then all of a sudden you're getting a little strange. Things I notice creeping up/out:
- I'm looking forward to going to a conference where the dress code is "business casual" because I have some fierce stuff I want to wear. Like shoes.
- I become easily startled. My home office is so quiet and contemplative that when the phone rings I jump out of my skin.
- My standards for socialization are really low. I've reached a point where picking a machine right next to someone else at the gym is pretty close. I feel highly socialized when I have two telephone meetings and receive a bunch of email.