Thursday, April 25, 2013

Autopilot.

I've been a little out of sorts these last few days. Well... more out of sorts than usual anyway. It feels like I've been on autopilot and, before I realized it, Thursday had managed to sneak up on me.

I blame it on how I've been sleeping... or not sleeping, to put it more accurately. There are a lot of memes out there that talk about how we as adults now appreciate and long for the naps we once resisted as children. When we were young, we had all this energy and no real responsibility to channel it towards. Now, as adults, things have been switched around and we have tons of responsibility, but the old energy meter doesn't top up as high as it used to. And let's not even start talking about trying to relax or have social life!

Somehow, I think we got things screwed up somewhere. Maybe we should start sending kids off to the office to deal with conference calls and deadlines so we can stay home and nap. Maybe even indulge in a coloring book.

Whatever the case, the end result was my brain being on vacation while my body went through the motions of getting through each day. In fact, it feels like my brain has become something of a slacker. He's always showing up late and when he does show up, he needs to "ease into the day". So, before anything gets done, he has to check out Facebook, read the comics and see what's going on over at Twitter, which takes about half the day. By the time he's done, whatever little energy my body had has slowly seeped out and it starts shutting down and I don't even notice my face getting closer and closer to the desk as I start drifting off to sleep. Brain then takes this as his cue to leave for the rest of the day.

Of course, my brain eventually does get his act together at some point during the day...

Brain: Hey! You ready? Let's do something.
Body: What? Dude! It's, like, almost 11 o'clock! AT NIGHT!!! I was about to take us inside to go to bed.
Brain: Really? It's that late already? Feels like I just got here.
Body: YOU DID JUST GET HERE!!! What have you been doing all day?!
Brain: I dunno... Stuff... I guess. Hey, I was there for class tonight when-
Body: It's Tuesday. We didn't have class today. The last class we went to was on Saturday, idiot!
Brain: Oh... Did we go?
Body: What the-?! Seriously!?!
Me: Would you two keep it down! I'm trying defend my new base here.
Body: Vinny, that's enough. You can barely keep your eyes open.
Me: But I just entangled a gold mine.
After all these years, I'm still a little hooked on this game.
Brain: Jeez! Let the man play, will you?! By the way, Vinny, didn't you want to write a post about that thing that happened?
Body: That's it! Off to bed! Everybody! NOW!!!

That's been my week, in a nutshell.

Last night I couldn't take it anymore so I crashed as soon as I got home from class. I crashed hard! Then I had a weird dream where I was dropping something off at some meeting with a bunch of priests and a one of them told me I needed to set aside time on the weekends to dance... I do not dance. EVER. I tried once and was asked kindly to never do it again. Then, in the dream, all the catering staff cleared the room and started to do the Harlem Shake.

I'm not even going to start.

Now I'm rested and it feel like everybody's on the same page again, hence me writing this nonsense. I think I've learned my lesson and I'm definitely going to try not to neglect getting what sleep I can.

Only now I'm worried about what I'm going to dream up next.
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11 comments:

  1. I've been out late and up very early for the past two nights. I need sleep. Stop taking it all for yourself or else you'll start dreaming of the tanning momma's nekid pix. There, now it's in your brain. If I were you, I'd be afraid to sleep. Think I'll take a nap now.

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    1. NOOOOOOO!!! Why would you do that!?!

      I may never sleep again.

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  2. thanks, I needed the chuckle today. My brain and body frequently have that conversation.

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    1. And when they do go at it, we're left feeling like the child caught in the middle of two bickering patents

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  3. LOL. I am laughing with you. I think. If I am still capable of thinking, which is questionable when tired.
    This may be the main 30something meme.

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    1. My thinking is questionable in general. When I'm tired, I don't even bother trying.

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  4. The worst is when the opportunity for a nap presents itself and the brain keeps offering up all of the chores that should be accomplished instead. If the brain would just shut it's yap and let the body rest, the body would actually get something done.

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    1. Exactly! The entire time I'm up... and bored... my brain can't think of any of that stuff. NooOOOoo! But I only need lie down & close my eyes for two seconds & suddenly that's when I remember the trash needs to go out, my phone needs to charge, I need to iron a shirt...

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    2. Right now, I am taking a blog round break. All my tired brain can manage. Thought I should share this most fascinating information with you.

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  5. Tell me about it. My brain is constantly ruining everything.

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    1. Sometimes I don't know why my brain even gets a say in most things. He usually just screws it up anyway.

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