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06:00 am: Can't sleep...
Ok, you know what? Fine! I'm sick of this. For almost a week and a half I've been finding it difficult to sleep before five AM and as a consequence have been awakening sometime between one-thirty & three in the afternoon. I really don't know what it is or why but it's really starting to get on my nerves.

The first instance was the weekend of the 9th when Anjean stayed the weekend. She's one of the few people whom I can visit with for hours on end with no regard to time or weariness. Saturday night we did just that & didn't retire until well past five. One could suggest that the late night messed up my sleep schedule but I've recovered from greater deviations in less time.

Sure, I get tired but not enough to easily fall asleep. I have to either occupy myself by reading or playing with my Game Boy until I grow sleepy, or lie awake trying to think sleepy thoughts. Neither seem to work within a single hour.

Josh says I'm bored. I think he's right. I haven't had a vacation this long for over ten years. If you count school then this is the most time off I've had since I was five!

So screw it. I'm just going to remain awake this time. All day if I have to if only to reset my sleep schedule enough that I can pass out while it's still dark outside. I'll probably have to take a nap during the afternoon but if I can keep it short I'll be back to grogginess by two AM tomorrow.

If I'm still going strong three hours from now I'll go to Best Buy to pick up Okami & Office Max next door for a couple other things. Then I'll spend the rest of the day playing video games & waiting for a future employer to call. I'm expecting to hear back from two places sometime this week.

In Anime Club we've been watching my new favourite series The Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi. This morning I discovered a translated version of the light novel it's based on. Needless to say, I'm delighted. Since I don't like reading long documents on a computer monitor I copied all seven chapters of the first volume into an Open Office document. It amounts to 156 pages or a little over 55,500 words. I'm going to print the entire book at four pages per sheet & punch them into a small 3-ring binder that I can take with me. I have a small horde of these binders since Sanford no longer needs them for its employee handbooks & I've been looking for ways to put them to use. They're perfect for books like this as well as complete faqs from gamefaqs.com. All I need is an adjustable 3-hole punch (didn't bother keeping the one I got from work) & an efficient way of cutting stacks of paper. Hence, the trip to Office Max.

It's morning; close to six-thirty now. The sky through my westward window has faded to the blue-gray colour of my eyes. I wonder what it looks like to the east.

- E V I L A W A K E -


This avatar crabmoon made for me has never been more appropriate.

UPDATE!
It's 10:50 & no place has Okami yet. Why the heck did I stay up all night then? . . . Oh, right.

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From:renny1780
Date:September 20th, 2006 04:03 pm (UTC)
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I'm not doing much better though I'm more the opposite. I can't sleep past 5:30am initially...I wake up around then. I can always go back to sleep but usually only after I've been awake and functional for around an hour. It's going to have to change sometime soon...
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From:evil_jim
Date:September 20th, 2006 04:08 pm (UTC)
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This has gotta stop too. Hopefully staying awake will reset things.

Wanna go to Madison with me later when I pick up the game?
From:renny1780
Date:September 20th, 2006 04:33 pm (UTC)
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It depends on when you go...as I have yet to shower (or, honestly, do anything of importance). Oh, and I'm supposed to be playing with Sherri around 2:45pm when she picks up Cameron from school (apparently, since I wasn't home at 5am when she called, she thinks I need to go on a walk with her and Cameron)...and I don't know if I have to work tonight yet (I'm going to go call Brigitte to find out)...so...I don't know yet.
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From:evil_jim
Date:September 20th, 2006 04:51 pm (UTC)
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Nor do I as no place I've contacted has the game yet. The earliest prediction I've heard is "after one o'clock" so my be-the-first-one-there-to-get-it-when-the-store-opens scheme has fallen through It looks like I'll be waiting until sometime this afternoon.
From:renny1780
Date:September 20th, 2006 05:30 pm (UTC)
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Well, I've found out that I'm not working tonight. But, it still doesn't change my 2:45pm "appointment" with Sherri and Cameron (he's been asking to see Aunt Renee lately)...and the walk that will occur. And I still haven't showered. I'm going to do that in a little while. *sigh*
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