Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Sleeping is a Gateway Drug To Being Awake

I woke up early this morning to get a paper done. After napping this afternoon, I discovered drool on my pillow. This is 1) monumental and 2) gross. Luckily my immediate reaction leans towards the latter, prompting me to flip over my pillow in a thoughtless stupor. This is, however, monumental because it means that I drifted into a deep sleep only reserved for the aftermath of a rare sleepless night. Now that I think about it, maybe this wasn't so monumental.

If I can teach anyone anything it is that pulling an 'all nighter' is counter-intuitive. Your body needs to recharge any way it sees fit and will do so by sucking all of the energy and creative juices from your body and mind. But what do I do if I have something important to work on and its Midnight and I really really need to hand it in to get a decent grade? This is what you do. You go to sleep and set the alarm for 4 o'clock in the morning. This will give you the necessary boost that most energy drinks only promise. Take it from me, this is your best bet.

The birds on campus are all piled on top of each next to the central pond. I don't know why they do this. It reminds me of the scenes towards the beginning of Mulan when the troops are all gathered outside their tents. This is after she becomes a man but before she shames her father. Every time I walk by there is always one duck that laughs just like Donald Duck. For some reason I keep thinking that this sound may be one of the angry sounds a duck makes. I really hope not though, it makes me smile.

Lev and I have this little piece of paper with taped to the door of my closet. If either of us find ourselves in a compromising situation with a lady friend we have agreed to tape it adjacent to the doorknob. This process is classier and much less obvious that a sock or scrunchy on the doorknob. We have not had to use it as of yet.

Within the next week or so I am going to try and compile a list of "The Necessities of a Contemporary Gentleman". It will include all of the things that a man must do or have in order to be a decent contemporary gentleman. Chivalry isn't dead...it is just out somewhere politely holding a door open for a fine young woman.

Speak easy,

Today's Playlist:
Hip Hopscotch (or I think I may be too white to make a playlist of rap/hip hop songs)

1. Aesop Rock - Coffee (None Shall Pass)
2. M.I.A. - Paper Planes (Kala)
3. The Streets - Turn The Page (Original Pirate Material)
4. Ninja High School - Jam Band Death Cult (Young Adults Against Suicide)
5. Islands - Where There's a Will There's a Whalebone (Return To The Sea)
6. Tim Fite - Over The Counterculture (Over The Counterculture)
7. Islands - Rough Gem [Remix] (Rough Gem Single)
8 Flight of the Conchords - Hiphopopotamus Vs. Rhymenoceros (Flight of the Conchords)
9. Gorillaz - Double Bass (Gorillaz)
10. Time Fite - It's All Right Here (Over the Counterculture)

EDIT: Just in case anyone was curious, the cube pictured in the photo is the Weighted Companion Cube from Portal, a PC/XBOX 360 game. At the end of one of the levels you have to "euthanize" your new "best friend", the companion cube, in order to proceed.


Anonymous said...

Oh no, the 4am wakeup never works for me. When the alarm goes off I think "damn, i have to do that paper. damn, its 4am, damn this bed is so comfy...ZzZZzzZZzz."

All nighters are no problem for me really. The trick is you just have to make sure you get it all done before you go to bed. Also, eat lots of bananas and coffee and do some jumping jacks.


Sean said...

I love your method for deterring unwanted guests while interacting with a lady type. I would like to Direct you to the weighted companion cube's myspace page, it can be found on my "top friends". The cake is indeed a lie.

Selina said...

"Chivalry isn't dead...it is just out somewhere politely holding a door open for a fine young woman."

That is a fantastic quote!!

Good call with the signal to keep unwanted visitors away. My roommate and I used to rely on text messages, but one time her phone was off and she walked in on me and some other party in a rather compromising situation. Now we use a sign that says "Sexy Time" on the door, but are both much more wary with or without the sign!