Travel Notes

Travel notes below, but first, I have a question for you. Parkinson's law states that "work will always expand to fill available time" - that the lengthened schedule encourages procrastination or inefficiency. Is the inverse ever true? I.e. if you have less time for a project, will your efficiency increase in order to meet the closer deadline? Take a minute to answer if you have it - I'll expand on the thought in a future post.


I've been in Copenhagen for almost a week now. The weather is pretty much exactly the same as Seattle. It's wet (including that Seattle-style drizzle rain), and cold, but not too cold. Days here are a bit shorter than at home, but I see a bit of daylight from time to time.

This is a long trip for me, so I have a weekend to sightsee a bit. My plans for the weekend include Sweden (a short train ride away), the Kronborg Castle and some laundry. I have a bit of prep work to do for my classes next week too, and I'm sure I have some other work I'll catch up on.

My body has adapted well to the time change, but it's weird to look at the clock on my laptop and see that it's 5:42am, when it's nearing time for me to go home for the day. So far, I've had a great time here, and I'm sure that will continue through next week.

Comments (3)

  1. Phil Kirkham says:

    Yes, I think I do get more efficient if there is a squeeze on as you then have to concentrate on the things that are really really importand and top priority. Plus there is the sense that someone actually cares about the outcome

    • but too long spent at that level leads to burnout….
  2. I asked in a previous post if Parkinson’s law ( Work expands to fill the time available ) also worked

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