Wednesday, April 17, 2013

N & O are for Nodding Off

So it's Division Review day here in my office. The bigwigs from corporate are in to see the presentations from the various teams regarding how well we're doing, what we have planned, why we think we have good areas to explore, etc. While I find these presentations mostly interesting, sometimes things get technical enough from the engineers and geologists and geophysicists and chemists that things just start sounding like the adults in a Charlie Brown animated special. And when that happens, I start Nodding Off.

It reminds me of sitting through Sunday mass when I was younger, fighting my heavy eyelids, trying to keep my head from bobbing. I took a break and came down to my office and posted on Facebook for some suggestions at staying awake. My niece, true to form, had an immediate and hilarious comeback. What did she suggest? "Every three minutes yell out 'In the name of The Lord, Amen!" Followed by a suggestion from her friend that I play "Division Review Bingo", followed by another suggestion from my niece building on the "bingo" concept of making a gesture every time someone sniffles or coughs.

Thank goodness for smartass nieces and friends to keep me smiling through my day and hopefully keep me from Nodding Off in front of the head of the company. :)

Now if you'll excuse me, I have to slam an energy drink and head back upstairs...


  1. The last time I nodded off in "public" was at the movies when I took my granddaughter to see Rise of the Guardians. I guess the dark theatre, the popcorn and the sugar comma didn't help.

  2. Oh, I'm so glad the room where the presentations were wasn't dark. I'd have been a goner for sure. Happy blogging, Luana! :) Thanks for stopping by.


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