Saturday, November 07, 2009

The 2 am Ramble
I'm going through another bad insomnia phase which, combined with this weird flu thing, is resulting in the oddest, most inconvenient sleep patterns. I'm awake all night and finally fall into an exhausted sleep about 7 am and then sleep until noon where I wake up groggy and completely lacking in energy. And during that 6-hour sleep, I wake up about every 90 minutes. I'm at the point now where I'm not sure whether to laugh or bash myself over the head.

But for now, in spite of the fact that tomorrow I must be up by 9 am and will, therefore, probably spend my day on 2-hours of sleep, I am enjoying the weirdness of insomnia. The watching of movies all night. The all-night reads. The bowl of cereal at 2 am as I surf through the channels, cursing infomercials and wondering why there is absolutely nothing on that I want to see. I revel in the wonder that is TiVo as I clear my "Now Playing" list of old episodes of I Love Lucy and various history programs that I save for nights like this.

I relax into my nest of pillows and blankets and bet myself when the cat will uncurl herself from Husband's feet and come searching for her middle-of-the-night break (I'm betting I see her before 3). I spend my night watching Hercule Poirot solve crimes, or random archeologists dig up Egypt. I do a crossword puzzle and remind myself why I do not do crossword puzzles. I work on my awful American novel and try to figure out how I ended up with a scene in Prague with a mass murderer. I eat a box of raisins.

And I wonder if I will ever sleep again.

Probably not.
Photo of the day: High Comedy

I'm in one of my surreal moods.

Friday, November 06, 2009

Photo of the day: Bookshelves

Common things are often the most interesting when viewed from an unintended angle.

Thursday, November 05, 2009

Photo of the day: Wishful Thinking

It's November. Why isn't it cold enough to have a fire in the fireplace?

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Photo of the day: The Modern Crown of Thorns

In the version of the bible where Christ runs afoul of bikers.

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Photo of the day: It's All A Facade

Monday, November 02, 2009

Photo of the day: Shades of Stripes

Sunday, November 01, 2009

Photo of the day: Pretentious Book Cover

As I mentioned in an earlier post, I am participating in NaNoWriMo (see the little icon to your right). The only thing I know for certain is that part of it is a parody of all those earnestly dull books that pass for "literature" today. The kind you know instantly that you don't want to read because of a pretentious cover that has no appeal whatsoever. This photo was purposely taken to illustrate what I'm talking about. It might be the cover of my magnum opus.