Eeek, you slept through your alarm? Eeeek! Yeah, then it's not so much 'doing for fun' as 'doing for the monies.'
Oh, I hope so, too. The first rounds of 'We will not be renewing your contracts in March' has begun; I'm on pins and needles waiting to hear from my contract company, and holding on to the slim hope of my job maybe being OK because I'm the only native English speaker they've got who can read Japanese AND Chinese (barely, but the Chinese stuff is all beginner-level--they prefer native speakers to do the translation evals). I'll know for sure in a month, but I'm not hopeful. *hides under desk*
And Inauguration Day is a perfect day for a vacation. It ought to be a national holiday anyway. I know if I was still in the US, there is no way I'd be at work on the 20th. And good luck with the con planning thing!