There are a lot of good things about working from home.  Wearing your pajamas past 7:00 a.m., playing awful music really loudly, not having any coworkers who murmur “mmm hmmm” after every sentence they say … and being able to take 20 minutes to throw a ball for your dog in the back yard (and watch her lose the ball in the snow, and then find it again, and paw at it until it is covered in snow and lose it again, and then find it again).

And if you don’t have any coworkers, you can do this while wearing a sock monkey hat and not be embarrassed.  Or, you know, so I’ve heard.