Good thing it wasn’t whiskey sours or I’d really have poor judgment.

I woke up at 3:30 this morning to have myself a little pee, and on my way back to bed I did a stupid thing.

I checked my email on my phone.

I knew I shouldn’t have. I knew the consequences.

But I was wondering if any of the notes I was expecting had come since 10:00, so I checked. I did it even though I knew it was bad business.

And I paid dearly.

An hour later I was staring at the shadows on the wall, wide awake and out of sheep to count. I was not getting back to sleep. For some reason (probably the light waves shooting signals to my synopses and telling me it’s time to be conscious), doing any sort of computer/phone activity late at night (or in the middle of the night) seriously hinders my ability to sleep. I can’t check my email right before bed or I will lay awake for an hour kicking myself. The same goes with games, writing little e-notes, or even setting my alarm (I have to set my alarm every morning for that night).

At any rate, by the time 4:30 rolled around I figured it was a lost cause so I got up to work on some nagging projects.

As it turns out, you can get a lot done between the hours of 3:30 and 6:00 a.m., because the next thing I knew, Poor Kyle’s alarm was ringing and he was off to work.

I finally closed my books at 6:30 and went back to bed for another hour, but I’ve been seriously regretting that one poor choice all day. I was sluggish in the morning when I needed to be alert, so I drank a DDP. Then I drank another one in the late afternoon while I was working on a boring paper (gotta keep things interesting somehow), which—you guessed it—means I will probably have a hard time getting to sleep tonight.

What is wrong with me? Why am I all of a sudden making such poor decisions for myself? It’s like I’m a teenager again.

Come to think of it, the last time I was this overextended and stressed was in high school…

That must be it.

Hurry, someone ask me to the prom.

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8 Responses to Good thing it wasn’t whiskey sours or I’d really have poor judgment.

  1. Granmama says:

    It’s 2:36 AND I AM DOING THE SAME THING YOU DID LAST NIGHT. I went to bed at 11:00 and slept for 2 1/2 hours until I was awoken by a brown lab, let into the house by a carousing man in the kitchen. When dad finally finished all his crap to put himself to bed, including hall and bathroom lights on and LOTS of noise, I was/am wide awake. My stomache is upset because of all of today’s events and it sounds like a cement mixer churning mud for a pour. I am tired but unable to go back to sleep. A million thoughts are tranversing through my mind. AND…I can’t save or print a single one of them—-I can only e mail them to myself at work and hope for a better tomorrow.
    Granmama

  2. Granmama says:

    It’s 2:36 AND I AM DOING THE SAME THING YOU DID LAST NIGHT. I went to bed at 11:00 and slept for 2 1/2 hours until I was awoken by a brown lab, let into the house by a carousing man in the kitchen. When dad finally finished all his crap to put himself to bed, including hall and bathroom lights on and LOTS of noise, I was/am wide awake. My stomach is upset because of all of today’s events and it sounds like a cement mixer churning mud for a pour. I am tired but unable to go back to sleep. A million thoughts are tranversing through my mind. AND…I can’t save or print a single one of them—-I can only e mail them to myself at work and hope for a better tomorrow.
    Granmama

  3. Alaina says:

    This is why I walk to the bathroom with my eyes closed in the middle of the night…I hate when you wake up and can’t go back to sleep. That’s the worst. Hope you get some rest tonight at least!

  4. anna says:

    I have been out of high school for almost 11 years, have two kids and I am still irresponsible on a regular basis. I just can’t make myself go to bed early, eventhough I know I will regret it the next day. But maybe we do these things to keep in touch with our younger selves. :)

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  6. chelsie says:

    So I feel so sluggish all day everyday since the ulcer. All I want in the world is 3 ddp’s thorough the day. But I take one sip of carbonation the refugee stomach gets upset.

  7. TeamHaynes says:

    Going back to California really did a number on me. One night I would be falling asleep at 9pm only to wake up at 4am, the next night I would find myself awake at 3am and sleep in until noonish…more than not, even later. It was awful, I know exactly how you felt! It turns out I was actually better about sleeping in high school. But I have never seemed to kick my don’t-look-at-me-or-I’ll-shoot-your-face-off morning attitude. It’s sad really, because come noon I’m a cheerful little bunny.
    Did you go to prom? I liked jr. prom better than sr. Something about all the people hateworthy were nominated for prom court. Luckily the drama geek with the eye patch won. It was awesome.
    Oh DDP…I need to go to Costco soon… hopefully you are resting better!

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