We've been somewhat vocal in encouraging the entirety of Bend's workforce to disappear an hour or two early on recent Fridays to get up to Mt. Bachelor's Pine Parties -- the mountain's 4pm-7pm ski sessions on the Pine Marten chair.
But bad news -- today's Pine Party has been canceled due to a forecast that's calling for mixed precipitation. If you don't speak meteorologicalese, "mixed precipitation" can be roughly translated to "really crappy weather."
So, I hate to say it, but looks like you're going to have to stick around work this afternoon.