Friday, July 22, 2005

An ode to caffeine

I don't fall asleep in meetings. Well, ok - when I was still nursing at all hours of the night, I was known to nod off during the day now and again. But now that I'm back on the sauce (coffee), I don't fall asleep anymore - until this morning. For the first time in forever, I didn't have time to get coffee on my way to work this morning. I had an audit committee meeting to attend and I didn't want to be late so I came in without my java. I'm sure it will come as no surprise to hear that audit committee meetings are generally boring. Very, very boring.

I managed to make it through the first part of the meeting ok but after an hour, I just couldn't take it anymore and had to close my eyes. Hopefully I was covering it well. I use a Tablet PC to take notes and I usually have it on my lap because it's more comfortable that way. So I was looking down with the "pen" in my right hand and my head in my left hand (to prevent the head bob thing). Don't know if I succeeded in looking more like a serious note-taker than someone struggling to stay awake. On a good note - I did learn that I can take notes with my eyes closed! And they're almost legible!


landismom said...

I'm shocked to hear that the audit committee meeting is boring! But with my own addiction to caffeine, I'd be drooling there too.

Morphing Mama said...

My addiction is so bad -- I've upped my regular latte to 3 shots! However, if I had to attend an audit meeting 4 shots would be in order.

Jessica said...

A grande latte has two shots and that's the most I can do. I've tried an extra shot and it literally destroys my stomach for the rest of the day. I'm amazed that people can actually stand four shots in one drink! That's some serious iron stomach!

Megan said...

Glad to see that someone else needs a fix to keep going sometimes.

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