Thursday, July 26, 2007

They Kick You in the Head and Send You Back to Bed

I know I always sound like such a total Gomer on here, but I finally figured out what my problem was this week. I have no idea why it didn't occur to me until this morning, because it's been an ongoing problem for most of my life. (and no it's not chronic geekiness) Uh, derrrr. It was sleep deprivation...Again. Don't ask me why the dark circles under my eyes, or the neediness, or the crankiness, or the fact that I couldn't find my attention span even after I put out an APB for it, didn't tip me off. I guess I'm not as self-aware as I thought I was. Finally, as I was falling asleep in my cubicle this morning, I figured it out and decided to go home early before I got so tired I was walking into traffic and giving my social social security and bank account numbers to those people who email me saying they're from Africa and they want to give me millions of dollars to get it out of the hands of their current dictator.

I left around ten. On my way out the door, one of the guys I work with told me he knew something was wrong with me yesterday when he was giving me shit and I didn't flip him off and call him a punk-ass bitch. People in my office start to really worry about my health when I'm not sassy - as well they should.

When I got home, I changed into my jammies and slept until around two. I woke-up feeling a million times better. I could actually hold a thought for over a minute and I cleaned, and then grilled the burgers I was too tired to cook on Tuesday. I ran my seven mile route and listened to my phone set on shuffle. (here are some songs I decided to replace today - The Kinks, Well Respected Man, The Yardbirds, Shapes, Elliott Smith, Memory lane - they're all too slow to run to)

So, now all I have to do is get through tomorrow, and I can start my one week, stay-at-home vacation. I can't wait. I'm going to try to do this thing where I clean and organize my house like I would if I were getting ready to move. (without the packing, that is) My goal is to get rid of my old clothes from high school and college and half of the papers in my file cabinet. Wish me luck.

I just drank a beer to see if that would help me get to sleep a little earlier tonight. I hate it when I'm tired and I still can't get to sleep. Hell, you better wish me luck with that one too.

9 comments:

Margaret said...

good luck getting to sleep.... and with that boring-ass cleaning/organizing project (sometime i'm jealous of those with obsessive/compluslive disorders, been meaning to get to the house mess all summer)

L said...

Try 'National Health' from the Kinks if you want a good Kinky song to run to. It's topic appropriate, too!

Remiman said...

Churlita,
I like to run to Offenbach's Can Can. ;-)
It doesn't matter what you do with a week off. It's just great having the choices!
rel

evil-e said...

sleep deprivation sucks...

Enjoy the time off and the household organizing project. Keep us posted on how that is going. Try to get some sleep as well.

booda baby said...

If the haircut - POOOF! - turns you girlie, I'll send you FABULOUS thrift/consignment shoppy finds from here. I mean, the things I can't bring myself to buy for me but would LOVE to make someone else wear. Please. I just found a Christian Lacroix skirt for $3.99. That's less than $4.00000000!!!!

Did that ... stir anything? No?

Poptart said...

Better Things is also a good uptempo Kinks song, plus it makes me happy, like someday someone will like me enough to say shit like that to me.

HAPPY WEEKEND AND WEEK OFF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I want tips and tricks on that whole "organizing" thing - I have no idea how to do that kind of thing, as you know.

evil-e said...

I meant to ask a question about the photo.....what exactly is "Monkey Cheese"? Just wondering.

Tara said...

I'm glad you were able to catch up on some sleep, and I'm very happy that you have a one-week vacation coming up! Don't overdo it with the cleaning while on your break. Take that time to sleep in if you can. Beer makes you sleepy, but if you get tired of that, try some wine. In moderation, you get some solid sleep time.

l.b. said...

Ah, my old friend sleep deprivation! He turns up all over the place causing havoc.
Sounds like this vacation is very needed. Enjoy it.