Somewhere between RDU and SFO I realized that the tickle and cough I'd had the last couple of days wasn't really a reaction to the heavy pollen in the air in Cary, and instead was something a little more powerful. The good news is that I managed to keep my voice functional until the last few minutes of the DS2 and You pre-conference workshop presentation yesterday. The workshop was well attended, and lots of lively questions came in from the audience to keep me on my toes. By the opening session, I couldn't say a word except in whispers - and so it goes today. Fortunately, I'm just lab assistant for the hands-on workshops so someone else can do all the heavy talking. Regardless of the challenges, I'm having the time of my life :-) I guess you could say that SAS Global Forum has left me speechless in San Francisco (perhaps it should have been in Seattle this year ;-)
Until the next time, may the SAS be with you!