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Oct 11: OOW 2009 - Good Start/Bad Start
As always, it depends on your perspective ...
After a nice late Friday with evening with Alex, Olga and Jacco, I was up at a reasonable time on Saturday morning and despite feeling a bit like a zombie (let's not go into how a zombie might feel, if at all), I figured I might have broken the jet lag and managed to catch up on blogging and emails before going for a very early and smooth registration. Next I met Anjo Kolk and Jacco (there's a pattern emerging here) for some lunch and a few beers. Brilliant conversation made those beers slip down a little too easily though and the tiredness was pretty overwhelming so I thought I'd grab an afternoon nap before heading up to the Dutch Oracle ACE party house later. Until I got an email from Chris Muir, who I'd bailed out of meeting on Friday night, so let him twist my arm for just one beer. I couldn't pass up the opportunity for some more enlightened and up-front chat - always the case with Chris.
It actually *was* just one beer this time, because he had a previous engagement anyway. However, once I'd had some food and got back to the hotel it was 8pm and ... zzzzzzzzzzzzzz. Apart from waking up briefly to a text from Alex Gorbachev asking where the action was (that tells you everything about me versus a much younger Russian), I slept until 1:15. Excellent. Back to square one. I can only hope that I can get my act into gear, because my schedule for the next few days doesn't allow for many evening naps!
Disclosure: I'm attending this year's Openworld Conference at the invitation of the Oracle ACE Director program, which is paying my travel and accommodation expenses. The time off work is my own choice.