Thursday, June 15, 2006

Nocturnally Challenged

I'm the proverbial Night Owl. I've always been one to stay up into the wee hours of the morning. Usually reading. Sometimes by flashlight.

As a kid, Mom enforced the lights out policy. But the older I get the later I seem to stay up. Used to be an average bedtime was midnight. Then it was 1 a.m., then 2 a.m. Lately I've even hit a few 3 a.m.'s. I blame it on the computer. Once I log in, whether it's to write, design or surf, I lose track of time. It never fails. Most weeks though, it's just a variation of those times.

But someone has hi-jacked my nocturnal sensors and now I'm all screwy. I've been walking around with my eyelids at half mast all week long and practically falling asleep by 6 pm. I sit down to read or watch TV and I'm gone. Lights out, comatose, drooling. If I can manage to stay awake until 9 or 10, then suddenly I'm wide awake and I can't sleep for hours.

Unfortunately when THAT happens I can't wake up the next morning and I look like this until noon.

Maybe I just need a vacation. Yeah, that's it. It can't be that my sleep deprivation has caught up with me. Besides, I hate to waste my evening doing something like sleeping. I spend more than 40 hours a week doing something I totally dislike. Shouldn't my evenings be free for all that other stuff I want to do? Why interrupt all that stuff with sleep? That's what Saturday mornings are for.



chubby-girl said...

Oh, that's horrible! If it makes you feel any better, I'm neither a night owl or an early bird and I still walk around looking like that picture pretty much daily!

April Erwin said...

LOL! Isn't that picture hysterical? I've never found one so fitting to how I feel before. :)

Camy Tang said...

You poor thing! I feel for you. I'm very much a Night Owl too.