Most of you who read this rambling, occasionally updated blog know that I spent the last weekend at Geek.kon in Madison, WI. For those who only read my blog and haven't noticed it listed in a few other places, I've posted my Geek.kon 2010 Convention Report if you want the full experience of my weekend at one of my favorite conventions.
As I mentioned in the con report, I didn't get my own hotel room for this con, and stayed with the No Brand Con group of staffers. As I'm not a jerk, I didn't try and reserve a bed for myself, meaning I spent the weekend sleeping on the floor.
This seemed like a very good idea at the time.
It's been a long time since I'd done this. In previous years, as I had been an up-high muckity-muck in the No Brand Con organization, I'd gotten a spot on a bed whenever we ran an event like this. Thinking back, I think it's been probably three or four years since I was on something other than a bed, and maybe even eight or nine since I at least had a set of chairs or a couch.
Needless to say, I was a much younger man the last time I crashed on the floor at a convention.
So after a few days on the floor of a hotel room, my back has turned into a mass of knots. In my nice comfortable bed at home, I'm still not sleeping deeply because of this. For this I have no one to blame but myself, although it's just another notch to attribute to my general aging.
On the upside, my feet and legs while sore yesterday have returned to at least their normal state, meaning I'm not as out of shape as I could be. I did have to take some ibuprofin about halfway through the convention, but that's to be expected.
I've learned my lesson though. I'm not as resilient as I used to be and I have to get used to it. In the future, I'll be dishing out for my own hotel room, and getting a good night's sleep during the con I think... or at least a slightly more comfortable one.