I had meant to spend the afternoon napping, but apparently the residual effects of the three cans of Red Bull I had between noon yesterday and 1:30 a.m. today refuse to disperse.
I'm at a lakeside resort with about 40 other employees of my company. They divided us into six teams of five people yesterday and gave us all the same assignment. My team worked on our presentation until about 4:30 this morning, then slept about three hours, added some final touches and presented it to a judging panel at around 10:00. We learned after lunch that our team had come in second place, although we found it heartening that the first place team won with an idea that we had thought of ourselves but discarded as too far outside the client's stated comfort zone.
My team consisted of two men and two women I'd never met before. We worked together quite well, despite the fact that everyone got kind of crabby last night (this morning) as the project wore on. I actually was considerably less crabby than I might ordinarily have been; I credit the Red Bull for that.
It was quite interesting to be teamed with people of varying ages and backgrounds. I was a little shocked this morning at breakfast when we had gotten on the subject of "how old is your dad" and I learned that the father of one of guys on my team is two years younger than my husband. Wow, way to make me feel old (even though my husband is ten years older than I am).
Since it's obvious that the nap ship has sailed, I think I'll get dressed and walk around outside a little bit before it gets dark. It's kind of nice to have a stretch of free time after the flurry of work yesterday. I'll be back home tomorrow with tales from the road...