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Thursday, August 18, 2005
Sleepus interruptus
My electricity went out for a little bit yesterday afternoon while I was at work. I barely noticed because most of the major timekeeping pieces in the house update automatically (TV, computer, phone). It wasn't until I got to the kitchen and the time zone was different on the coffee maker, microwave and stove, that I even realized something had gone wrong. No biggie.

I've been working crazy long hours lately (and loving it BTW), so last night I decided to read a book and go to bed early. I also had to be at work before 7:00 AM, so I wanted to get a good night's sleep. Well, after reading the same paragraph for 20 minutes, I probably fell asleep around 9:30 or so. That's all I remember until the alarm went off and I reached over from an astoundingly deep sleep and smacked it. I mean, I was REALLY asleep. Hard to swim to the surface asleep. I went into the bathroom and stood under the shower for an extra five minutes trying to figure out why the hell I was so tired since I had gone to bed early and slept so soundly.

I got out of the shower, and per my usual morning routine, grabbed the remote for the TV and turned it on to catch the early morning news. Commercial break. As I was brushing my teeth, the commercial ended and cut back to the regular broadcast. And all of a sudden, I hear.....Jimmy Kimmel. WTF? Only now do I bother to actually LOOK at the clock, and realize that it's only 12:20 AM. I had forgotten to reset the alarm after the electricity cut out, and it defaults to 12:00 AM. $@$%@!#!$#!!!!!

So there I was, freshly washed, hair wet, teeth brushed - just 3 hours after I went to sleep, and I had 5 more hours to go till 5:30 AM. What a doofus.

I fell back asleep pretty easily, but it wasn't very restful. Needless to say, my hair was freakish when I woke up at the right time later on, having gone back to bed with it all wet. I wet it down again and slapped on a hairband, some makeup and came to work.

I still feel like I just got off a plane four time zones from here.
posted by Broadsheet @ 10:02 AM  
1 Editorial Opinions:
  • At August 18, 2005, Blogger AnonymousCoworker said…

    I hate it when that happens. Especially when you're sick. You feel like you've been sleeping for days and days and then someone tells you it's only been like 20 minutes.

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