This edition of Boise Weekly went to press four days earlier than usual. And as of Monday, Oct. 11, about half of the Boise Weekly staff will be on vacation. Thing is, we’re a small company with an enormous workload.
When a half-dozen requests came in almost simultaneously for next week, rather than duke it out in the office Jell-O wresting pit over who would get to go and who would have to stay, we opted for the more civil—though slightly more insane—route: work really hard and fast a week in advance so that we could all take time off. This week was the real-world equivalent of hell week in college. We worked long and hard and long some more, but it’s a routine we’ve perfected after several years of shutting down the office during the holidays. So if you don't hear from us next week, it’s because we’ve run off to various corners of the Northwest, or because we’re sleeping late, or because we’re pretending like e-mail was never invented. That said, there are a few people holding down the fort in the newsroom, so both Cobweb and Citydesk will be on their regular schedules with several updates daily. And the sales department will be cranking at full speed, so, of course, we’re still happy to take your money and book you an ad.