Posted on August 9, 2009 Posted by John Scalzi 17 Comments
Despite heading to bed at a reasonable hour (for a convention), almost no sleep last night. It’s almost as if my brain were focusing on something or another, despite my attempt to maintain a veneer of cool about it. Stupid brain.
How are you doing?
I’m doing quite well thank you. Have had reasonable amounts of sleep lately. Of course, I have nothing quite so distracting on the horizon, but it’s still nice.
Wow, me too. We stayed at the Motel 6 in Lafayette, IN and had a horrible night’s sleep on a fifty year old mattress and you there was no place nearby to purchase cold beer.
Very glad that the storm that roared through here only produced rain and hail. There was a couple of touchdowns of tornadoes in the Minneapolis metro area, but not by my apartment.
Maybe it’s some sort of trade off because I got my first good night’s sleep in at least a week last night.
Ahhhh … sleep!
I am quite jealous of all you conventioneers, however, so I am seeking solace in a decadent, artery-clogging breakfast.
Better today. Went to see a punk show, got slammed/did some slamming around, feel much more Zen now, albeit with bruises. Yay, catharsis!
The ride how from the cute glam band didn’t hurt either.
Well, I’ve spent more time volunteering in the kids’ area (at Worldcon) than I have listening to my favorite authors.
At least when I get back to the hotel (and, thus, down to a single eleven-year-old for underage company), things seem very relaxing in comparison…
Quiet, calm day. But then again, I’m not nominated for two Hugos, either.
I suspect it was that afternoon nap you had yesterday.
Good luck! Me, I have a lovely day of WoW and writing lined up, finishing off with my weekly pub quiz. Good times. Not as good times as going to Anticipation, but you know, acceptable.
Maybe it’s the BrainPal that gives you a hard time? (ok, bad joke. I guess I’m just too much into the the whole “Ghost Brigades” translation thing…).
Yeah, I’m going to go with the nap theory too. Because it’s not like you have anything to be nervous/excited/distracted about today!! Ahem.
Ah yes, con overload. I’m familiar with it. I think I’ve built up sufficient tolerance, but I know the symptoms, and for a long con like Worldcon, I’d probably be where you are too.
Watch out for the traditional con-crud infection while you’re out there. If you get another moment of brain-won-shut-up, I find taurine supplements help. Most US drug stores stock them. Dunno about Canada.
Actually, doing quite well today. Having lunch with Roger’s son Peter and wishing you well on the award. Love, Mom
Doing well, thank you.
Thinking of you and wishing you the best this evening. Have a great time at the party! (Laissez les bon temps rouler, even.)
“It’s almost as if my brain were focusing on something or another, despite my attempt to maintain a veneer of cool about it.”
Sounds like maybe John won the hugo for Best Novel? I’m trying to find the results….
Head really hurt.
It’s very strange to be attending a Worldcon…but the slow pace of not working meant I met your wife. She’s nifty.
Congrats on the hardware!