Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Tiredness Part II (Owlishness and forced mornings)

Sunday night: we had an evening work meeting despite the snowstorm. It was boring and relatively pointless, as we had all expected. But while we were sitting inside being bored it was snowing outside. So on the way home it was absolutely necessary to have a snowball fight with Wendy until my fingers threatened to go the way of the Woolly Mammoth. Eye-rubbing began at 5 am. Result: 6 hours sleep.

Monday night: is always trivia night. The catch is that they have added a round of trivia questions and begun the contest later in the evening. So despite the fact that I did not stick around to see whether my team successfully contended that we did name the Rushmore Presidents in the correct order if viewed from the ranger station at the bottom of the hill, my wake up call at 5 meant that I again recorded 6 hours of sleep.

Tuesday night: Was the Missy Higgins concert at the Ram's Head. You didn't know that I was a fan of hers. Neither did I. She was recommended to me by a regular, and so based on a 30-second iTunes clip, I decided that I really wanted to see her show. Unfortunately, as she is talented and becoming ever more popular, she is touring with two other acts and did not even appear under the lights until 9:45 to start her set. As I thoroughly enjoyed myself I did not leave early as I had shruggingly supposed I would and made it home around midnight. Cell phone buzzed again at 5- I clocked between 4.5-5 hours for the night.

Wednesday night: I went back to The Ram's Head for happy hour with Tadd, Sarah, Steven and Tacy, during which we all talked about our various blogs and writing in general. Being inspired, I stayed up rather later writing the previous post, and the bulk of this one. Opened again, up unmercifully early. Result: somewhere around 7 hours (which, you will notice is getting back toward normal).

Thursday night: was a surprise birthday party for Wendy. It was particularly surprising to her since her actual birthday was at the end of January. She did not see this one coming. I stayed 'till one-thirty-ish then, as I finally did not have to open at Starbucks, I crashed until around noon this morning.

I think perhaps I might just be caught up in time for the weekend.

7 comments:

Trespasser said...

So then you stay up till 2:30 writing a blog about how you can never get enough sleep? Silly wabbit. You and I should talk about writing soon. I've been rejuvenated lately.

Sarah said...

Your life sounds like a lot of fun though. At least you got that.

sufferingsummer said...

Wow 6 hour average...I'm actually impressed...I think I was at about a 3-5 hour average at your age...look at yourself as an over achiever for a 20something...

Valerie said...

Jem- ironic, isn't it? I really published it a couple of days later, but I guess it published it under the time that I first saved it to drafts. Yes, we should talk about writing. I've been meaning to get back to you. This next post is for you.
Sarah- you're right. I'm having a blast exhausting myself. Shall we do it again this week?
Summer- my sleepy constitution doesn't allow my arms to move with only 3-5 hours of sleeps. So while I'd say I'm just a bit whiney- I like your assumption that I'm an overachiever. (I'm getting right up to the 25 mark. June's the month for me.)

indiake said...

I'm super jealous that you got to go to a Missy Higgins concert! We discovered her last summer and love her! I hope you enjoyed it for the both of us.

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