Thursday, October 23, 2008

Eat, sleep, breathe

“Let’s go get dinner,” I suggested around 6:30, having finished with our experiment. Well, it was his experiment. I was observing and developing timelines and troubleshooting.

“I’m OK,” he demurred and while I appreciated the excuse to head home, I insisted that we go chat over food. I wanted to talk about projects – he has knowledge I covet – and wanted to take advantage of the chance to get to know each other. I like the scientists who share my focus. And talking politics and family, travel and work gossip made me relax and laugh before I dropped him at his hotel and proceeded to my house.

I think, I decided when I blinked myself awake and put on another sweater and pants while looking at the ones I wore yesterday lying discarded on the floor, that I’ve never been so motivated to do good work. I don’t know if it’s the money – though it’s likely part of it – or how competitive the atmosphere or my fondness for my colleagues. But I want to do this well.

So though I got home around 8:30 tonight and will need to be back in the labs by 6:30 tomorrow, I remain focused and productive. But I am glad Friday is almost upon me. Between my visit elsewhere at the beginning of the week, a single (long) day to catch up and then a visitor here (at my request) to close things out, I’m getting tired.

1 comment:

Unbalanced Reaction said...

Whew! Hope you've been able to catch up on sleep this weekend!

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