succumbing to peer pressure

Monday, July 27, 2009

A Good Night

finally, Finally, FINALLY sent off drafts of our three papers to our discussants tonight. After much hurry-up-and-waiting and then marathon editing and four hours of sleep and thank goodness the boss foresaw the nearing end and headed out a few hours ago to buy beer and who needs food when there's liquid dinner?

That's pretty much the state of my brain at the moment.

Learned a good lesson in patience today...I think...I hope. I guess I'll have to wait for feedback from coworker to find out if my sleep-deprived-punchiness bled through my attempt at professional-we-all-have-to-learn persona.

So this is the part of the job I was kind of nervous about. The no boundaries (sharing a one bedroom apartment with boss and intern), working all hours (until 3am and then starting again at 7:30 this morning) part. And maybe, probably, it's the liquid dinner and the relief about finally wrapping up this part of the project, but the voice in my head is pretty loudly proclaiming that no, this is the part of the job that fits. And perhaps a day will come when it no longer does, but we'll cross that bridge when we come to it.

So celebratory beers were consumed and music was played and travel stories were told and I sat and thought, life is good.