Alex's Alliterative Adventures

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The midday nap

Sleep is a blessing and a curse. It’s a giant waste of time, taking up roughly a third of our life. Imagine the things you could do each day if you just never slept. The places you could go, the people you cold see, the things you could accomplish; your view of the world would be so drastically different from your current mindset that it almost isn’t worth talking about. On the other hand, sleep just feels so good. It’s like a natural drug. You just give in, dim the lights down low, and drift off into a place where you forget about the real world for a few hours. When you’re exhausted, it’s hard to think about anything other than faceplanting in the nearest giving surface and passing out until rudely awakened by an alarm, housemate, or ferral dog.

I’m gonna go nap before the Halloween party in Sankt Lars tonight. You Canadian folks had better be saving some candy for me back home.


2 Comments so far

  1. Grandma November 5th, 2006 12:31 pm

    Sleep has been a great asset here in the hospital. It is like a local drug, but when you are awake it is more stimulating. The hospital needs a major in sociology to review and research patient-nurse relationships. It has a culture of its own.

    I took a longer nap before our Halloween party and assumed that you were going to bring me candies from Sweden and I gave out all of mine.

  2. Alex November 5th, 2006 7:40 pm

    A drug that’s more stimulating when you’re not using… interesting.

    I’ll be sure to not recommend Jamie for the job.

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