Tea Time Friday June 3, 2005, 1 comments

The long dark teatime of the soul, Douglas Adams called it.

I am using it in a slightly different way than he did though. For him, it was rainy sunday afternoons. For me, it’s that time of day, usually between two and three in the afternoon, when my failure to sleep any healthy length of time the night before begins to make my brain twitch.

This deep cranial twitching usually causes me to start typing in strange and unusual manners which only pale in comparison to the way I start thinking. Bizarre, impossible thoughts occur, and eventually, while focusing my diminished cognitive powers on the task at hand, tunnel vision sets in. And then the out of body experiences. No light at the end of the tunnel vision though, unless you count the cheery glow of a computer monitor.

No amount of coffee can overcome the Long Dark Tea Time of the Soul. Fortunately for me, the episode is usually short in duration, twenty to thirty minutes, at which point perhaps adrenaline kicks in and I sail through the rest of the day with a slight tick under my left eye.

It’s always worth it though, even on Thursdays. Especially on Thursdays.

You should try it.


Comments

CaptainPurple Monday June 6, 2005


When I’m running on too little sleep, I’m begin to have ‘power surges.’ I’ll get very wired and goofy (punch drunk-esque) for about 15-30 minutes, followed by a down turn where I can barely stay awake. Then another surge. This can go on for an hour or two until my body decides I’m not going to hed it’s subtle warnings to laydown and recharge my bio batteries.

Heh, ‘bio batteries,’ sounds like something Batman would use. But not the comic book Batman™ rather the Batman from the campy tv show. Boy that Alfred was a real pill, wasn’t he? And sliding down the poles, what was up with that Sorry… I should have gone to bed a little earlier last night

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