It's hard to sleep when you're not tired

It’s currently about 4 o’clock in the morning and I’m not a bit tired (funny, I just yawned after typing that). You might think I should be a little tired, but then you might ask “wait, what time did you wake up?” Ah! That is a good question indeed. You see, on Thursday morning I woke up at 6:00 AM to go to my weekly Toastmaster’s club meeting. I went to bed Thursday night, err, Friday morning at 1:30 AM-ish. 1:30 AM is hardly a late night, “I should be able to wake up at 10 o’clock, no problem!” Well around 9 AM one my nephews (visiting for a few days) came into my room and woke me up, informing me that breakfast was ready (having family visit is great!). I rolled over and went back to sleep. At 10 AM my alarm went off and I got right out of bed, I paid a visit to the restroom and on the way back to my room (or was it on the way to the bathroom?) my sister commented “that is the loudest alarm I have ever heard.” You see, I have a little tiny and very simple application that I wrote to play an MP3 at a certain time of day. I turn the volume on my speakers and computer up just about as loud as they’ll go and set anywhere from 1-40 songs to blast me awake. Yes, I really have set 40 songs to play before. Not all at once, of course, but in 1 minute increments. So anyway, I got back in bed and went back to sleep. I remember answering at least 2 phone calls and just rolling over and going back to sleep after I hung up. At 3 PM I got yet another phone call, this time from someone I didn’t want to know that I was still sleeping so I tried really hard to sound awake. I thought I’d pulled it off, but later in the evening I told her that she’d woken me up and she said it sounded like it to her, but she didn’t think I could have been sleeping at 3 PM…

That’s the longest I’ve slept in a really long time. And here I sit, at 4 o’clock in the morning, completely awake.

Actually, talking about it being so late and still being completely awake seems to be wearing on me. I’ve yawned at least 2 or 3 times while writing this. This is good, very good. I’m waking up early tomorrow (before noon!).

Sleep, Toastmasters, Morning, Night