Sunday, December 07, 2008

Some kind of a milestone

Saturday was my artist's talk about my project with the seniors at John Wilson Special Collections, and here are 6000 bikers coming to the event:

So OK, they were really delivering toys to the kids at the hospital, but there really were 6000 of them (according to the paper today). My bus was stuck in traffic waiting for them to pass; I decided to get off the bus and walk, which worked fine as long as I was going in the same direction as them. But then I needed to cross, and that didn't work so well. Finally, the cops changed the direction of the traffic flow and I was able to cross. Took the video after I had crossed over and they started going again. I don't know how long it took for all of them to get through, but I watched about 15 minutes of it, and they just kept on coming!

Anyhow, about the talk. Well, I managed to get up quite late in the morning and wasn't quite able to manage a breakfast and a lunch with a 3 hour interval in between. But I didn't want to go longer than 3 hours without lunch, and especially with a talk in between. So I ate lunch a whole hour and half early, which meant my blood sugar was really quite screwed up during my talk.

I guess I did ok at the talk, but my head was not really quite on straight. Also—and I knew this problem going into it—I've talked so much about the project already that it's hard to keep it fresh. But I'm glad it's all behind me now. I just need to file my final report and send in my documents, and I'm done!

And today, I rested, mostly.


Dr. Russ said...

That is why I always have a Snicker's bar in my bag everywhere I go. It has saved me on more than one occasion.

Anonymous said...

I thought the bikers were cyclists!


fingerstothebone said...

Dr. Russ -- and your plans would've been foiled! There's no food allowed in the John Wilson Special Collections where the talk was held. Now you see my dilemma?

Michael5000 said...

Are you diabetic, fingers?