24 June 2008

Operation: Cash dispersal

Hey all! I just finished up working on the conference I haven been helping to plan/execute for the last 8 months. It was a great success, and I may blog about it soon when I get some photos of it. Notwithstanding its massive success, it came at a price...actually few of them.

Price #1: I put in a record 90 hours or work within 7 days (that even includes taking the Sabbath off). Good thing the place where I work has a bigger budget than most other university departments. I work well, but after 40 hours, I'm not cheap.

Price #2: I was running off of 5-6 hours of sleep a night during the week of the conference. To some of you this may seem normal, but to me, it took its toll on my sanity. I require a hefty dose of REM's to keep my mind from wigging out.

Price #3: Connected with the previous loss of sanity from lack of sleep, my well-being also suffered from a lack of good chocolate milk. I was forced to consume the U of U chocolate milk for 5 days over the course of the conference breakfasts. Don't get me wrong, I rarely refuse food in any form, yet compared with the glorious chocolate milk of my alma mater, this U's pithy substitute did little to medicate me in my moment of emotional need.

It was a crazy week, and it proved to be a little much in the end. I checked into 'overtime rehab' last Monday and didn't check out until Wednesday morning. I may have to write a little about that one too in a future post if enough people ask me continue asking me about it.

Anyways, on to the focus of this post. Needless to say, I now have a little more "disposable income" than I had budgeted for, and now need a few suggestions on how to eliminate it as fast as possible. Please kindly post any suggestions.