Tuesday, April 24, 2007

sleepy time

I hate sleeping! As a child one of the only things that got me in trouble was not going to sleep on time. I NEVER participated in the country-wide afternoon siesta; it seemed like such a foolish idea. I am not sure if this is still true but at least nine years ago the country would shut down in the afternoon. It was so irritating to think that everyone was just laying in bed and wasting their time when they could be so productive. I remember biking laps around our neighbourhood all afternoon.
Not much has changed for me since childhood but with the stress of grad school, I think my brain is fried by midnight . I hate to concede but I just don't think I can live on the 4 hours per night schedule anymore. For the last week, I have been sleeping at the same time as most 'neurotypical' people. Lets see how it goes.

Saturday, April 14, 2007

I need sleep

REST Summer '04

There are many things I have done on a bike, like going in my back pack and checking my pda for updates, using my cell phone, rolling up my pants or doing all those things at the same time. But today was a first, I FELL ASLEEP while biking. I use the same route to go to school every day and it has become so mechanical. I was biking to class around 9 am and for an instant my head bopped down and I was out. I woke up when I realized that I was off the road and about to go in a ditch. EEEEEK! I have no recollection of what how I got off the road. I am sure the people driving by got a nice laugh out of it.