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Friday, February 26, 2010


I have been on vacation this week, well starting on Tuesday. I did work on Monday, but that was more or less because I had my annual performance appraisal, and since my Director came in from Hartford, I figured that I should actually some in from the 2 miles I live away from the office. Oh, and I was also in the office three times this week, twice just to hit the gym and once (yesterday) participate in a conference call dealing with a project I am managing. Anyway, every day this week I have been up at about 5-5:30am. This morning was the worst, as I was literally wide-eyed and bushy-tailed at 5am. Why?

I didn't need to get up at 5am. School was canceled, so no one had to get up at any certain time, yet come 5am my mind was as alert as it could be, and there was no way I was going to allow me to even consider going back to sleep. For the record I did go to bed a little earlier than usual last night, say around 10:15pm by the time I cleaned up a bit, brushed my teeth and read some of Artie Lange's "Too Fat To Fish"*. Anyway, I apparently got enough sleep last night to allow me to spend the past two hours shoveling snow.

It all just boils down to the worst relationship I have in my life (no, not that one...), namely the one I have with sleeping. I wish sleeping wasn't a requirement for existence. It seems so wasteful, yet I do acknowledge that sometimes I do get tired and actually enjoy a few hours of sleep. How some people can spend never-ending hours in bed is beyond me. About the latest I've ever slept in is about 10am, maybe two or three times in my life. A normal "sleeping in" for me might be 8am.

No sense complaining (although too late, as I think I already have), as there are worse quirks to have I suppose. Onward to seize the day.

(*) "Too Fat To Fish" isn't a bad book, although you might enjoy it more if you...

...are a rabid NY Yankees fan
...were born in New Jersey

It's definitely an easy read. As for it being really funny, I'll have to defer on that for a while. There have been a few cute stories, but so far nothing that made me bust a gut laughing.

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