It’s great to be in San Diego a day before PowerPoint Live begins. It’s 4:30 pm, and I still have an hour and half before I need to get down to the hotel bar and join the informal opening. So when I fall into the bed due to jet lag, I assume I can take a 15 minute rest. Turns up it is past 6 when I wake up, and my eyes are so red that I am scared to look at myself in the mirror.
It’s a miracle that the eyes are back to being white in 10 minutes — and I go to the bar. Lots of voices and familiar faces — and I smile back at everyone. A few hugs and some conversations later, I still don’t know what is happening — but I am smiling. And then there’s a call from home — I pick up the phone, and get away from the bar. And the next thing I know is that I am asleep in the room. Again.