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Can't sleep...universe will eat me!

May 14, 2009 1:59 PM 5/14/09

So I’m still awake after only 2 or so hours of sleep last night due to the storm and our daughter and a number of other things.

My body is currently in the state I call “failover” which means that it’s being stubborn and won’t relax because it thinks it needs to be awake and will run until I just collapse later this afternoon. It’s kind of like when a notebook is on battery but the system thinks there’s only 1% remaining when there’s actually 10% remaining so it just runs on in this failed state until the battery dies because it doesn’t know how to handle the situation. Yeah, kind of like that.

Needless to say with only a couple hours of sleep I don’t trust myself behind the wheel of an automobile let alone on the bike. Thus I didn’t go to work today. That sucks because I have a lot of stuff to do there as well.

I hate it when my body does this sort of crap. B-(

So I’ve tried to tire myself out. I’ve been answering e-mails, did the dishes, mowed the law, trimmed the lawn, sorted and folded clothes, and opened all the windows so the house could air out.

I’m finally feeling sleepy again so I’ll probably doze off here very soon. The fresh air is helping a bit.

Bought the carburetor for my 024 on E-Bay today but it is coming via UPS ground so it could take up to 6 days to get to me from PA. I still have to pick up the fuel lines tomorrow so I can get those replaced this weekend. I also need to do an oil and filter change on the truck today to see if that helps with the low oil pressure problem I’ve been having the last week or so. I can’t remember when I last changed the filter so it’s very likely clogged.

*hears a diesel pull up*

*looks outside window*

Oh. Wonderful. The local tree shredder is parked out front of the house. Well I’m glad I’ve got earplugs. :-|

Well I think I’ll _try_ and get some sleep now. The body seems worn out enough but I just don’t know...

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May. 14th, 2009 10:43 pm (UTC)
Generally when I'm in that sort of state I do the equivalent of a forced shutdown... I.e run though my usual bedtime routine, make geta drink of hot chocolate [which makes me sleepy regardless of the time of day etc] and lie still and just try to drift off...

of course, I'm weird, my sleep times are all over the place normally, so my body just decides to nap when I give it the chance anyway.
May. 15th, 2009 06:01 am (UTC)
"Can't sleep...universe will eat me" still has me laughing.
May. 15th, 2009 08:46 am (UTC)
My system seems to have a particular kind of inertia. If I'm awake, I want to stay awake, not go to sleep... but if I'm asleep, I don't want to wake up. Changing state in either direction is unpleasant and annoying. Left to my own devices, I stay awake until I can't any more, then sleep until my body decides it might as well wake up. The length of time I spend in either state is somewhat random, and only ever approximates a "normal" sleep/wake cycle by sheer happenstance.
May. 15th, 2009 07:29 pm (UTC)
deisel engine
He slept through the chipper! Way to go! I promise i won't call you with anymore Access questions this weekend! Mom
May. 16th, 2009 02:03 am (UTC)
Re: deisel engine
I slept about an hour then was back up and did a bunch of things until I went to sleep around 10:30pm and got back up the usual time the next morning.

But yeah I think I'm going to try and hammer my sleep routine into a little better shape.
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