The first time I got laid off (Vindigo! 2001!), I made these Rules for Unemployment which actually worked really well. And since leaving Google, I've been trying to live by them again. Re-posting today for a friend who now has some extra free time :)
These are the rules from 2002 (after I came back to NYC after working as a snowboard instructor!). Seeing that, er, I still don't have a job, let's update them for 2008.
1. Leave your apt before noon every day.
2. Exercise every day (works well with #1)
3. No drinking before 5pm.
4. No watching TV / no reading blogs before 5pm (except during lunch).
5. No taking taxis.
6. No eating meals when drunk.
ps: orignally from here - dont miss the haikus!