Sunday, November 30, 2008

4 Hours

That's how much sleep I managed to get last night, or should I say this morning. 4 Hours. And that started a LOT later than I had really wanted. Late enough that it might have been better to get none at all.

It was just past 5AM when I published my last post and tried to get to sleep. It didn't work and I tried different things that I thought might help, none of them did.

So around 7AM I gave up and got in the shower. That at least made me feel somewhat better and I started thinking about what I'd have for breakfast. Then I woke up about 4 hours later.

As I check the clock now, it is 1:38AM and feel a lot more awake than I would like.

Good thing I picked up some generic form of Tylenol PM. I'll be trying that out in a few minutes to see if it helps me get to sleep before 2AM tonight. Good thing I don't have to get up early tomorrow.


Oh, and as for the phone call(s) I was talking about last night...

None got made today. In fact, I didn't talk to anyone I know today. I barely spoke to anyone at all.

When I got out and around this afternoon I constantly found myself either in a lot of traffic or a crush of bodies. Neither of which I seemed to be equipped to deal with today. I was only able to keep a pleasant demeanour when I kept my mouth shut.

When I went to say anything I found myself ready to tell people what I really thought about being knocked around by the crowds trying to beat each other to the best sales. However, if I kept my mouth shut I was able to smile and be pleasant. {OK, it might not have been much of a smile but it was more than anyone else seemed to be wearing.}

And to quote Jimmy Stewart's character of Elwood P. Dowd in the movie "Harvey":
My mother used to say to me ... "In this world you need to be very, very smart, or very, very pleasant."

I've been smart. I recommend pleasant.
Not quite the same circumstances, but something to keep in mind. {And a movie well worth watching if you haven't already seen it.}

I think I've begun to ramble. So I'm off to take the PM and head to bed.

Wish me luck.

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