I might do the whole take the day off thing this time around. I didn't do BO1 but I did the old wait in line at EB games for MW3 from midnight to around 2am and then drove like a mad man home and started to load it and another 2 hours later got to play the first game and then had to shower and drive another hour to work, fill in 7 hours there only to drive another hour home that night and try to get in some game time before crashing about midnight completely exhausted.
The day off idea now appeals to me greatly. I'll see how bad the hype gets as we get closer to blast off and make the call then.
Heading for the stars sometime soon I hope!