Sunday, October 26, 2008


I have been sleeping for days...

At first, I thought it was a byproduct of skipping the caffeine. I always have 2-3 days of loginess when I decide I've had enough caffeine, but that was five days ago. I've been sleeping as though I were deeply sick, but aside from being sleepy and a bit stiff from so much sleep I feel fine.

The past five days, I haven't been able to stay awake for more than 6-8 hours at a time before I need a nap, but those are the long sessions. It has been more typical for me to need a nap after 3-4 hours.

I'm not sure what's going on, but one thing is for sure. I need to get out and walk a bit more. The weather has been absolutely phenomenal so I no longer have any excuse (aside from my lust for laziness). I can only assume that a little more exercise would help my narcolepsy.

I also think I need to blog a bit more. I no longer feel accountable for my laziness. If I start blogging more than twice a week, I think I'll be able to guilt myself into being more active. Maybe not.

As for the job search. It has been quite annoying as it has become much more clear that for every job, I'll have to do a different tap dance routine. They all want essentially the same stuff, but it can range from having everything submitted electronically to nothing being submitted electronically. Other places want their own applications used, some of which are available online, others I actually have to mail in for it. Can you believe that? These places are advertising jobs online, but only make their applications available through snail mail. It's absurd. The variety of different hoops one needs to satisfy to apply for each job is crazy. I suspect once I start filling out these applications I'll be able to fill out one a day. Hopefully more...

I did find a site that had a number of overseas jobs. Even one literally over the sea as a teacher on an aircraft carrier for the U.S. military. Intriguing, but I doubt I'd pass the physical at this point. I think the job in Saudi Arabia is still my best bet for an overseas job.

I have also started a third draft of Part One. It's odd, but I have grown so accustomed to reading off my computer, I can't seem to read the chapters I printed off effectively as an editing tool. I seem to be better at editing the file on the computer as opposed to a hard copy. I guess that will save me quite a bit of printer ink in the long run.

I think it might be time for a nap.

No! I'll slap on my headphones and go for a walk instead.

See, blogging is better for me already.


Polly TickedOff said...

You're not the only one. I am just getting over a wretched cold, so I have been unmotivated as well. But three cheers for your walk! hooray hooray the hell with it........snoooooooze.

Doc Brown said...

Ugh, I went to bed late this morning with a migraine and it has, unfortunately, persisted into the afternoon.

Even the last of my tooth painkillers, aka vicodin, didn't put much of a dent in it. Enough to get me to sleep, but it's back now.

My body seems to be fighting off something, I just can't tell what.

Polly TickedOff said...

Up to 10 inches of snow expected today around my farmhouse. Don't you miss NY?

Doc Brown said...

No, but take heart.

I'll be back soon. :-(