I think that it is fair to say that the Blogathon has wholly taken over my life.
The first year my friends vaguely knew that i was going to spend an entire day staying awake in front of my computer, but not too much else. Year two i managed to whip my roommates into a frothy frenzy over the event, but most other people i know were still quizzical. However, this year, everyone knows… everyone. My being a part of the official Blogathon team certainly didn’t hurt. Yesterday at work i spent nearly an hour describing the event to the entire department. I have a catering committee set up to handle the people that will start to arrive this afternoon to join in on the action. I have two actual bands who donated songs to be used so that i can take a breather hour.
Somehow getting everyone else so frantic and excited about the event has allowed me to be calm. I woke up ten minutes before the start time, unalarmed, and recoded all of my PHP includes. No butterflies. Not even a touch. I have already proven that I can do this; this year we’re just going to see how much fun i can have while doing it.