Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Am I The Only One?

There are two things about me that drive me crazy. Not so crazy that I've done anything to change these bad habits. Just crazy enough that I thought I'd share them with you.

1.) I don't know how to go to bed like a normal person. Ever since I was a child, I liked to fall asleep. Not "go to sleep", but "fall asleep". What's the difference you may ask? Well, I'll tell you. To go to sleep means you've done so on purpose. You have walked to your bed, couch, recliner, or place of your choice with the intention of closing your eyes and going to sleep. You might even lay there for a while until sleep arives. There's not much that I can think of that's worse than laying somewhere and waiting to fall asleep. Instead... I do it this way. I like to fall asleep. That's where you continue to go about doing meaningless tasks such as watching a movie, playing a video game, or even reading a book (yes,I read! until your desire to sleep is so strong it has beaten down your desire and ability to stay awake. This usually means I will fall asleep either on the recliner or in the floor (where I usually sit when watching TV"). If I'm lucky I'll wake up a couple hrs later and shuffle my way to bed where hopefully I'll get enough sleep on a nice mattress that I won't be sore the next morning. So I usually fall asleep around 12:30, and make it to bed around 3am. Am I the only one who does this?

2.) I will do larger tasks that I don't mind doing when I'm supposed to be doing a much easier task that I don't like. Example: My office at home is usually a wreck. I don't mean like a little dusty with a couple of books stacked behind me. I mean like "little boy's bedroom" messy. As I sit here blogging there is a pile of computer cables behind my chair so big, I can't even roll this chair backward. (I'm not necessarily dirty. There's no food or dirt around. It's just very cluttered.) But I digress. I've been meaning to straighten up this office for a while now. To do so would probably take about an hour. Put books on the shelf, paperwork in the file. Computer cables in the box with my other computer stuff, and a quick vacuum (it's sad that I had to google how to spell vacuum) and everything would look fine. But, because I have no desire to clean up, I instead start straightening up then find something like a DVD in the floor and realize "you know, my DVD's should probably be alphebetical on the shelf". So now, instead of being finished an hour later, I've still got a messy office, but al least my DVD's are alphabetical. Am I the only one who does this?

I guess that's all for now. It's midnight, my eyes are starting to burn a little because I'm so tired. Am I heading to bed? Of course not. I must continue to seek entertainment. I'm about to step over the piles of junk in my office, walk to the living room, lay in the floor, and watch the new episode of "House" that I DVR'd yesterday. I'll probably be asleep by the 2nd commercial.


  1. Hahah, that's pretty funny. I actually will seek entertainment until I'm either 1) really tired and decide to go to bed to fall asleep while thinking about things or 2) realize that I need to get up early tomorrow and decide that I should to go bed now and just lay there until I fall asleep.

    I will tell you, though, that Danny Creed does what you do. He falls asleep on his couch then later makes his way to his bed. Don't ask how I know, just accept it as truth. :)

  2. No, you are not the only one! I do that also. I go through phases of it. I will not fall asleep until one or two in the morning. (I do get up and go to bed, just have to be fighting the eyelids!) It is like when a child will not take a nap because they think they will miss something. What in the world do I think I am going to miss at one in the morning? Nothing that is worth losing sleep over and dragging in the morning!

  3. Wow! We must all be related. I will also stay busy till my body shuts down. I will come home, throw my clothes on the floor, check my blogs, eat, watch tv, clean up a little, watch more tv,check my blogs/family site/myspace/facebook/, then play an instrument( I am learning the guitar, Bass and keyboards)sing karaoke, play a video game then around 11:30 make my way into the bedroom and try to read. Sometimes I am so tired while reading it takes 5 minutes just to read a page. The when I can't read anymore I will turn out the lights and wake up at 5:45 and start the day over again. Funny thing is I get real tired at work but when I come home I am full of energy. Anyway I salute my fellow night owls :-) BTW recently I have been able to read 2 books in 6 weeks by doing my reading first then playing with all my toys ;-)