Friday, January 9, 2009

the a.m.

I am becoming some insane early bird. I can no longer even sleep until 4am. What the heck am I to do with this new found insomnia? Well, I "sleep" so I suppose I can not call it insomnia. What do you call it when 7:30 is as much "sleeping in" as you can manage? Possibly I need to go on some sort of sleep inducing vacation.

I suppose I've never really been a night owl, and I've always woken up fairly easily... But I am adjusting to my work schedule too well. What am I supposed to do? Get up and be productive at 4am? Hopefully this is a passing thing and I can get back to complaining that I feel groggy because I've slept in too long. Ah, those were the days. Now, I feel groggy because, although i went to sleep at 12, my body feels it necessary to wake me at 4a.m., and then at 7:30a.m. I'm like some sort of bread, my body warms and pops up at 3 and 7, and you can not put it back into the toaster. Wait, I suppose that would make my bed the toaster?

I work with a guy who automatically wakes up early, and he uses that time to have a second job (I don't think so). I know some people would get out and jog, but its way too dark and I just don't jog. Work is the only thing worth dragging myself out of bed in the morning for, and that must be what got me in this predicament in the first place. Work and breakfast, and I don't see anyone making me pancakes.


  1. Did you know plants wake up at 3-4 A.M. to begin their productive day? They also go to sleep around dusk. They keep about the same hours as an old time farmer. Early A.M. is a great time to be productive especially if it is outdoors during the summer months. A cold winter morning not so much unless you can generate enough energy to keep warm. And standing around drinking coffee doesn't seem to work. But now that I think of it people drink the coffee for the motivational buzz.

  2. um...what are the plants doing before the sun is up?


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