||[Sep. 12th, 2005|10:00 pm]
i think i will sleep well tonight. this past weekend was an extended weekend for me as I took friday off of work for the hell of it. of course, as always, i wasnt able to sleep in. its funny how that works, on a work morning i can easily hit the snooze button and fall back to sleep almost instantly, but on a weekend / holiday morning if i im awaken for any reason in the early morning I cant get back to sleep. friday morning i woke up around 9 with the annoying thought of knowing that it was gym day. there was no chance i could get back to sleep knowning that i had to get that out of the way. so i went to the gym and had some breakfast after i got back home. i dorked out online for a couple of hours and at around 2pm with nothing left that had to be done i took a nice long nap until about 7pm. feeling hungry i went out and got some junk food to bring back home to eat while watching "dirty jobs" and "going tribal" on the discovery channel. come 1am i was wide awake no thanks to the biggie size coke that i had earlier in the night. i went online for another hour or so and decided to force myself to bed. since my laptop is by my bed i opened up a live stream of bbc news radio like i usually do every night to help me get to sleep. unfortunately that didnt work for this night as i found myself turning the volume down at least 4 different times during the night. 630am and its starting to get light out. 8am and i pull the covers over my head to block out the light. now im feeling like pacino in the movie "insomnia". finally i start to doze off and just like in the movie the phone rings. i noticed the area code on the caller ID was new york and remembered that my friend from australia said he would call me when he arrived in new york. i was too tired to answer the phone so i let the voice mail get it. i heard the beeping sound indication of a new voice mail shortly there after. i dozed back off but woke up about 30 minutes later knowing that i wouldnt get any quality sleep until i check the voicemail. i listened to the message and was slightly relieved to hear that my friend wanted to make plans for the day after (sunday) and that he would be boarding a train shortly for dc and he would call me later in the evening.|
well, to make a long story short, the weekend was spent taking afternoon naps which messed up my night sleeping. combined with some excitement and anxiousness of meeting up with a friend that i had not seen in 15 years and having a relatively sober weekend made for some restless nights this past weekend. this morning when my alarm clock went off, i hit the snooze button and wouldnt you know it- i slept like baby for those 10 minutes. monday was a long slow day. i was so tired that i took a 15 minute nap in the parking lot after arriving at work!
more later about meeting up with my friend, but for now...... sleep.