8.15.2005

I wish that I believed in fate. I wish I didn't sleep so late.

My sleep schedule has been all messed up for the last couple weeks. I mean it's never what you would call normal, because I work from 3 p.m. to midnight. On a good night I'll go to bed at 2 a.m. and wake up at 10 a.m. It's really easy for that to slip, though.

Lately I've been sleeping 3 to 11 then 4 to noon. Last night I didn't get to bed until after 5 a.m. I remember when Josh worked nights, I used to see that he was still awake when I got up for work at 7 a.m. Sometimes he would stay up all night. I thought it was crazy at the time, but now I could see that happening to me as well.

I choose to blame my sleeping on some good books I've been reading lately. I want to stay up and finish them, but I hate waking up so late. Even if I don't have anything to do, getting up at noon makes me feel like an unemployed slob. So tonight I'm resetting the clock!

I'm going to go to bed at a decent hour and I'm waking up at 10 a.m. even if it kills me. It will take lots of coffee and I'll be grumpy all week but I really need to start seeing more than a few hours of daylight. It's time to find out what morning looks like.

Favorite Song of the Week:
"Blitzkrieg Bop" by The Ramones - I just got No Thanks! The '70s Punk Rebellion from the library and I've been working my way through the evolution of punk. "Blitzkrieg Bop" is the first song on the four disk collection and it's really fun to listen to. Too bad it's a commercial now. Isn't that what happens to all great songs?

5 comments:

Xrayeagle said...

I used to have a job like that too. 5pm to about 3am sometimes. After doing that for a few years you jsut forget what mornings are like for the most part! Apparently it really messes your brain up after a while if you don't have a natural rythem! OOps!

t said...

My first job was at an Arby's and after working days for a while they tried an experiment where 3 people would work 11 pm to 7 am, preparing the restaurant for the next day. I volunteered because those 3 would also get $1.30/hr more!
The experiment seemed to work, but all I ever did was work, sleep and eat. Third shift just throws your whole life out of whack. So I went back to days.
The experiment?
After a while, not all the work was getting done. A manager and an assistant manager drove by late at night and looked through the big windows of the dining room to see the 3 guys goofing off: they'd chase each other, play the radio and get up on the tables and dance, then lie down on the tables and take naps!!!
The experiment was over and the 3 guys were fired.

Later at a different job, I worked the exact hours you are now, Eileen, with the same results. I needed an hour or two to unwind before I could get to sleep, then I had trouble getting up in the morning.

Trevor Record said...

I always used to want to have irregular hours so I could do stuff during the day. Also, no traffic that way! I guess it isn't as glamorous as I thought it would be.


I was never really into the Ramones.

Eileen said...

See, Trevor, that's how they pull you in! You think you're going to get stuff done but instead you end up sleeping all day. A lot of people just give up, but it's a battle I fight because I feel like I really would be able to get stuff done if I could just wake up before noon.

Shawn said...

Noon should be doable...I mean, even I manage that most of the time. There's no way you can be lazier than me...