Well, not really lost... more like sleep deprived and stuck at work. I went to work as usual around 715 Thursday morning and didn't leave until 1115 Friday morning. No naps, no dozing. 28 hours, nearly 11 of which were cash over time. It is, most definitely a beautiful thing, but it does take some time to recover to a normal sleep schedule afterward.
It did get me thinking about D&D, adventuring parties, and how far they could push themselves before succumbing to the need for sleep, the penalties for sleep deprivation and ways to combat those penalties.
I found that burning anger at a co-worker that wasn't around to unleash at was better then any caffeinated beverage ;)
I also paid close attention to the ebb and flow of my energies and alertness. Once I rolled around to 6 am on Friday I found some renewed energy... probably because that is around the time I roll out of bed on workdays.
I'm going to be looking closer at sleep deprivation and the Adventuring Party later on. I'm too tired to think about it now :)
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