Not as we planned
I am having to be far more careful at drupalcon than I'd hoped. Instead of doing a full-blown free-for-all, I'm having to be choosy about what I do -- and I'm choosing to go to sessions. I came down with something nasty either in Huntsville or in Minnesota, and it was in full swing by the time I landed in San Francisco. What had originally been just an angry tickle in the back of my throat was so bad I couldn't swallow solids or liquids without pain.
I've been living on cough drops since then, trying to keep myself hydrated and medicated. I'm feeling very worn at the end of each day. I'm sneezing a bit, and I'm hoping that either this a) won't move to my ears or b) will be done with my ears before Saturday night when I fly.
I'm missing virtually all of the evening gatherings, which sucks because drupalcon's intensely social -- but I'm making it to sessions, which is the most important. Going to bed early, getting up early (I was out the door by 6:45 to catch a train to downtown in order to have time to buy coffee on my way to the Moscone Center) and trying to stay sane in between.
It wasn't how I wanted to spend Drupalcon, but it's up to me to make the best of it. Even if what I desperately need is a nap. Sessions go from 8:30 to 6:30 with no letup. The days are pretty full.
In the meantime, the morning jQuery session starts in a few minutes...
(Also: I'm posting my session notes, but I'm not notifying twitter or plurk or any of the usual places. The notes are for me, and I don't expect anyone else to be particularly interested in them.)