>Maybe 8 should be my new bed time…

December 1, 2006 § 5 Comments

>I’m so tired. So, so tired. Today was one of those days where I left my house late, walked five blocks, realized I didn’t bring my planner with me, turned around and walked back home, and then started out again.

It’s 8 o’clock and I was planning on revising tonight, but a lot of me wants to get in bed, read, and fall asleep. I might hang out with my friend, Megan tonight, but it’s feeling less likely. The advantage to seeing her tonight is that she likes to drink and we’d probably be out late, which is perfect since I get to sleep in tomorrow. The disadvantage is that I’m so sleepy.

Yesterday I had the day off. More errands happened than any other day since I’ve lived here. I got to cross off everything on my planner. And I got writing done. I went out with Kim to this restaurant called Poetessa. It’s right near my house on 2nd Avenue and as I always am when Kim picks the place, I was skeptical. She goes in for the really fancy places that tend to be overpriced and gimmicky, but this was amazing. I had a potato-encrusted salmon with spinach and mashed potatoes (a lot of potatoes) with a chardonnay. The fish tasted like a potato latke with a hint of fish. It was SO good. I’m still mystified.

Then we went back to Astoria to watch the second to last America’s Next Top Model and look at all of our prospective lovers on the internet. I got home late and woke up early, hence the tiredness. Nothing interesting happened at work today except I found out that my least favorite volunteer is going to be around a lot more. Sigh.

Tomorrow is the real World AIDS Day, as Riva brought to my attention. In the evening, I have to read names at the vigil at City Hall. I get paid to do it, but I’m really not excited about listening to my own voice projected throughout downtown for four hours. I know it’s petty, but that’s what I’m thinking about.

It’s 70 degrees here and the heat is on in my apartment. That’s not making me less sleepy.

My new cereal of choice: Trader Joe’s Organic Morning Lite.
Oh! Kim gave me all this free crap from her workplace including a Lionel Richie album. I’m supposed to re-gift whatever I don’t want, but I’m psyched to rock out to Lionel tonight while I write.
New constant body sensation: since I’ve been drinking so much coffee and tea every day (it’s free at work and then there’s the honeybush at home) my mouth/tongue is perpetually burned. At this point, it’s almost comforting.
Proof that I need to go to bed soon: I just forgot that I had soup on the stove and it boiled over. I could hear something sizzling, but it didn’t register at all. Now it’s everywhere!

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§ 5 Responses to >Maybe 8 should be my new bed time…

  • polarchip says:

    >Ah! So glad you tried the TJ’sOML. Good stuff eh? I like that it’s not sugary at all.Was the fish dish on the menu or a special? I want to try it next time I’m in NY- sounds really great. (Maybe I’m just really hungry right now)I’m really tired too, I think it must be the time of year/hibernation/winter solstice/something.

  • >I’m so shocked that you have so much Trader Joe’s stuff. When I was in NY, going to that store was like entering a war zone! I decided that my sanity was more important than a few organic mango spears, so I went without TJ treats until I returned to LA. How do you do it?!

  • Aimee says:

    >you know, if you keep this up, you’ll burn out SUPER fast. or get sick. my trick w/the kind of life you’re leading was always to push hard during the week, but crash hard during the weekend. make sure that ONE night a week, you go to bed at 8pm. or, at least before 9pm. i found that helped a lot. i read somewhere that some sleep specialists say the same (uh, that might have been a trashy magazine at the korean hair salon, but still). b/c sleep deprivation will SO do awful things to your body.i always did my going to bed on sat nights, but that’s b/c i was a grad student who didn’t care about not having a social life on the weekends. i REALLy hope you’re asleep right now, though.

  • Gili says:

    >I’m not asleep. At all. I wish I was, but I’m not.I was lying in the dark thinking and so I had to put an end to it. I can’t concentrate on my book. Yes, living like this can’t last. It will surely do me in.Paulette, the key is: having a weekday off. Remember how I got yesterday off? I went to Trader Joe’s and stocked up. And I work on Saturdays usually, which means that Mondays I am free to go to all the places where it would be too crowded to go on the weekend (like TJs and the post office). It’s the only way I can shop there.

  • >Brilliant. I love the Boursin there. And the olive oil potato chips. And the whole wheat pasta. Greek yogurt. Cous-cous. Valrhona chocolate bars. Eggplant salad with tahini dressing. Frozen enchiladas. Avocados. Mmm.

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