Sunday, May 11, 2008

The Perils of Insomnia






I just came out of a hellish bout of insomnia. Over 48 hours "awake", if you can even call it that. I was zombie-ish by the 24th hour, and by around 35 hours I was kinda hallucinating. I stared at an online photo of a book cover for 5 minutes thinking it was an animated .gif, because the letters were distorting and shimmering and wriggling like snakes. I looked at it again tonight, after sleeping for 11 hours, and...um, it's just a book cover.

I have no idea what caused the insomnia in the first place. It hits me once a twice a year out of nowhere. Richard took advantage of my 11-hour sleep to rescue and install in our home a huge wooden shelf unit that was "up for adoption" in our building's storage room. I usually try to bar him from doing that - look at the pink lamp and you'll fully understand - but I have to admit the shelf actually cleared up a lot of counter space and will work out for now.

In Taiwan, Paul plucked a table from the curb, crowing, "Hey! This'll be perfect for one of our plants!" That's when I realized garbage-picking could be genetic, and that I shouldn't give Richard too hard a time about it.

6 comments:

tshsmom said...

He done good with this one! The pink lamp is serviceable, but FUGLY!

What you guys really need in your kitchen, is an island. Then you'd have storage space AND more counter space. You know me; I'm all about storage space. ;)

SME said...

That's exactly what I want to do. We'll do that eventually - the shelves are just for now.

tempurpedic adjustable bed said...

It's fortunate that the insomnia only hits you twice a year. I recommend keeping a Chinese herb on hand called 'Amnien Pien'. And get yourself a reallllly comfortable adjustable bed.

SME said...

Pffft. My bed's not the problem, so sod off.

The Zombieslayer said...

FUGLY? I haven't heard that in awhile.

I've gone 48 hours without sleeping and was hallucinating. Won't do that again, if I could help it.

SME said...

Me either. ;P