July 1, 2013

Some days my life is like a comedy show. And it's not making me any less cranky!

One thing I've learned from talking with people (and reading a lot of articles, studies, etc) is that all of us are tired. More specifically in America here, we take being totally exhausted as a badge of honor. Which is ...not really good for us.

Why am I even starting with this? Well, I'm about to tell you why I'm tired, cranky, and not getting much work done today despite my best efforts.

And I've also discovered the moment you complain about being tired, they ask you "when did you wake up" but do NOT ask you "when did you fall asleep" and "how well did you sleep." So if you say something like "I was rudely awakened at 9 am, they will scoff at you and tell you you are a wuss and they are MUCH more tired than you because they got up at 5 am. What you don't get to mention is you didn't get to sleep until 2:30 or 3 am (or later) because you were working on things. 2nd shifters, 3rd shifters, we all get the shaft in this argument. You have my empathies!

So anyway! To the story:

I was up very late last night, and did the Shutocon sign up. I was up till about 2:30 am the night before, so I was already tired and groggy, and hoping to get any decent sleep. However, since we don't get immediate replies (and I am deeply fretting that my email didn't go through - despite it being totally illogical to think that), I went to bed a nervous wreck.

The past week, due to the nervousness of a new show coming up (and the wedding other miscellany things that are stressing me out) I've been waking up at about 5 - 6 am every morning, and then not being able to fall asleep for a good hour. If anything, I'm getting maybe 4 hours of actual sleep, with intermittent terrible sleep in-between. Or usually just restless sleep so I'm not very rested when I wake up.

SO. 8:00 am rolls around, and I start to hear a buzzing.

It's the lawnmowers again. AGAIN.

This continues for an hour. I'm not sure whether is the fact that maybe we DO have a large quantity of grass around the complex, or perhaps the lawn maintenance crew just doesn't understand EFFICIENCY. They'll go up and down and I'll have the Doppler effect of lawnmower noise, so just when I think it's moved onto another lawn, it comes back WITH A VENGEANCE.

This repeats until I decide to roll out of bed and fight tiredness. My eyes can't stay open, and I can't focus on a damn thing.

I poke around the internet in hopes that MAYBE they'll go away and I can get another hour nap to rejuvenate myself.

AH HA. I think to myself. They must be done!

So I curl up on the couch in all my blankets, fluffy pillow at the ready. I set my alarm to wake me up a little later. And just as my eyes close and I'm starting to head to dreamland...


They start again. And right outside my window.

At that point I got fed up and went to Starbucks for something containing Espresso.

And that, my friends is why I'm cranky today.

In the meantime, here's a picture of something I'm working on to try to stay awake with:

UPDATE: I got my alley confirmation email! So yay! I'm in!

However, now that I've sent my payment I have to wait for the email that'll let me choose my location. So for the time being, I'll still be here at the computer being tired for a little while...

1 comment:


    I totally understand what you mean. This has been me as well. Stupid sleep... I hope you get some better sleep soon!