Friday, May 16th 2014 - was interesting because I worked 26 straight hours... went home for a 3.5 hour nap, returned at 2:00pm and worked until 8:00pm.
Let me be the first person to say that while it may sound insanely crazy to do - it's not exactly unheard of. I mean, I'm certain that there were enlisted people on the globe who pulled an identical amount of consecutive hours and unlike me, the were in harms way.
I'm pretty sure there was a doctor/nurse in the United States pulled a marathon shift and helped numerous people on a typical shift.
I read somewhere once that Sing has had tantric sex to someone for the same amount of time and I as the reader have never been the same since...
What I'm trying to get at is... the experience was an eye-opening one. I kinda tapped into something within me that I didn't know I had. An inexplicable reserve of "something" that allowed me to propel forward so that we could meet a deadline set for Friday afternoon.
We made our deadline and I couldn't have done it without the help of 3 co-workers, whom I'm incredibly fortunate to also call friends. We're exactly 29 days away from launching the most time consuming project of my lifetime and I've extinguished any fears of making this leap forward. I'm actually pretty excited to do it. The Go Live will require an identical marathon of uninterrupted alertness - but I now know how to channel that indescribable thing out.
During said 26 hours of "awake" - I listened to a shit load of albums. I technically could have selected 10 to 15 things that listened to from beginning to end but I settled on Elvis Costello's debut album My Aim Is True.
Main for the intro track "Welcome to the Working Week".
If you're unfamiliar with Elvis Costello and his work - I beg that you stop whatever you're doing and buy this album. It's easily on my list of Top 5 debut albums of all time... It's one incredible track after another and it's also a great record to read about.
Other stand out tracks:
Artists: Elvis Costello
Album: My Aim Is True
Producer: Nick Lowe
Label: Columbia, Rhino
Recorded: Pathway Studios