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You know you just got back from Lotusphere....

Franziska Tanner  January 26 2010 11:32:44 AM
... when even days later your feet feel like you ran a marathon.
... when you reach for your badge holder in the morning so they will let you into breakfast.
... when you are so inspired to upgrade, enhance or otherwise change your environment, you put in change control request for things you haven't even planned out yet.
... when you've spoken to dozens of people for hours a day but still ran out of time to talk to everyone you wanted to.
... when you live in 80 degree temperatures but still bring a jacket to your home office, in case the air conditioning is "like at Lotusphere" and set to "stupid cold".
... when you think back on the major business and personal relationships in your life and realize that you met most of them at previous Lotusphere®'s.

Got any others?

Thank you all for coming to see us at our sessions, our booth and everywhere in between. Both Jamie and my session slides will be posted tomorrow!

Comments

1Kathy Brown  01/26/2010 2:20:08 PM  You know you just got back from Lotusphere....

...when you're surprised that coffee tastes good.

...when you check your Blackberry to see if you should be in the Swan or Dolphin next.

...when you keep using the #LS10 hashtag on tweets that have nothing to do with Lotusphere.

2Thomas "Duffbert" Duff  01/26/2010 2:27:13 PM  You know you just got back from Lotusphere....

When you have a banana suit in your luggage, and you know there's very little use for it now. :)

3Kathy Brown  01/26/2010 2:42:53 PM  You know you just got back from Lotusphere....

...when you are planning for next year. ;-)

4Francie  01/26/2010 2:44:43 PM  You know you just got back from Lotusphere....

...when your cell phone provider thanks you for "wherever you went last week"! :)

5Bill  01/26/2010 2:57:18 PM  You know you just got back from Lotusphere....

When you spend 40+ hours on airplanes, to stand on stage and speak for 2.

When your feet start bleeding

When you can tell the day of the week by the food and the cutlery. Wednesday is spork day, and thursday is 'its in a box' day.

When you give all possible bananas to Francie

When the head barman at the Dolphin says 'Hi Bill, back again I see'.

---* Bill

6Bill  01/26/2010 2:59:39 PM  You know you just got back from Lotusphere....

When you write comments on a blog post, completely missing the point, as your eyes are still held open with matchsticks.

D'oh

---* Bill

7Alan  01/26/2010 3:08:27 PM  You know you just got back from Lotusphere....

...when you think that your boss believes you *had* to take someone to Shula's to close the deal

...when you miss singing along to Proclaimers songs at 2 in the morning

...when you've got enough rags (vendor t-shirts?) to polish your car for the next year

...when you get a bazillion emails from companies you don't know anything about (see above . . . )

...when you really *DO* look forward to going back next year to catch up with your newest old friends . . .

8Chris Miller  01/26/2010 3:23:19 PM  You know you just got back from Lotusphere....

...when you realize that session you wanted to see looks just fine from the online slides

...when the head guy at the dining tent is actually looking for you to say hi

...when you know the order of the songs in the book at Kimonos

...when the sound guy for sessions calls you "the walker"

...when the people you most want to see are often the busiest ones and our group makes times to make it happen

..when the park night is not an amazing event, but a reason to spend quiet time instead

...when you can tell they freshly painted or changed the carpet in any meeting room

..when you find things you stuffed in bags to look at later and realize the technology is now too old to matter

9Becky Lomangino  01/26/2010 3:53:43 PM  You know you just got back from Lotusphere....

...when your bedtime is before 2 am

...when the song "Back to life, back to reality" is stuck in your head

...when you no longer have Disney sticker shock

...when the kids have already broken the swag you brought back for them

...when you are re-energized about your job, your industry and the future

...when you look forward to 2011 and seeing everyone again

10Jamie Magee  01/26/2010 11:51:38 PM  You know you just got back from Lotusphere....

...when the blisters on your feet are starting to fade

...when you look for the elevator to get to your bedroom

...when you wake up, walk downstairs and expect to hear, see, smell the Dolphin fountain

11Francie  01/27/2010 7:07:46 AM  You know you just got back from Lotusphere....

...when you're shocked you actually have a wifi connection in the office meeting room.

...when you stand in line at dinner, grab your plane and look for the "cool kids" table.

12Marie Scott  01/27/2010 7:37:57 AM  You know you just got back from Lotusphere....

...when you're already counting the days until LS2011

...when you realize you no longer need to worry about your slide deck.

...when you hear people talk about other email systems

...when all the batteries have died in the swag you hauled back :(

13John Vaughan  01/27/2010 10:41:51 AM  You know you just got back from Lotusphere....

When you are once again surrounded by people who don't quite get you...

When shots of whatever that stuff Greyhawk was buying are no longer "dessert"...

When you find yourself drowning? falling asleep in? the anesthesia of the workaday routine, and remember how just days ago you were face to face with the real you...

When you ignore the grief of not seeing your friends for another year and just get on with it...

When you are madly rushing to download the LS session slides before they disappear...

14Daryl  01/27/2010 12:24:48 PM  You know you just got back from Lotusphere....

...when you don't need earplugs to sleep

...you're not stopping people in mid-stride asking "Have you seen NoteMan?"