September 26, 2006

WAKE UP AND GO TO BED

What compels us to sit up in chairs and cars and on our couches and fight sleep when we are obviously butt draggin tired? Let's face it AMERICA NEEDS SLEEP. We do. To hell with all night drive thru, laundry’s and grocery stores. Remember before Cable and Satelite the TV channels used to actually go off? Remember Late Friday nights when mom and dad fell asleep early but let you stay up to watch the late late show? It was usually "Godzilla vs. Mothra" or "Invasion of the Body Snatchers", sometimes even some Harold Lloyd, Laurel and Hardy or 3 stooges marathon in black and white. But back then those marathons would end about 1 or 2 am. The show would go off, we'd hear the National Anthem and then you had no choice but to go to bed because literally nothing else was on, no running to Taco Bell for that 4th meal. We had 7/11. That was it. The only place in the city to be up all night was 7/11 and they even locked their doors at midnight. The clerk came and unlocked it to let you in.
Again is ask... WHAT COMPELS US TO STAY UP ALL NIGHT? What do we think we're going to miss? And then on those days we're wide awake all night we're upset about it.
We fight to stay awake when we're should be going to sleep.
We're frustrated about being awake when we can't sleep. Was out late Saturday night and
got home really early Sunday morning. Between 1 and 2 am. Woke up early and finished prepping my Sunday School lesson. Was nodding off in Church a little but I held on. Got home... was crazy tired. Did I sleep? Nope. I started doing dishes and tidying up the kitchen and a bunch of other things then I made dinner. Nodding all the while. And of course then found something else to do that kept me up again, until 3 am THIS morning. And now, here I sit, head bobbin and weaving like Rocky and Apollo Creed in round 12 of a boxing match and I nod off and then come back, still hellza tired.
*sigh. hearing the national anthem in my head. I know that's the que~*
People, GO TO BED.
goodnight~

2 comments:

Ruby G said...

Oh yeah...Friday Night I flew into DC at Midnight after working a confrence for a week. Needless to say, the body is still out of whack.

Katz said...

mmmm... katz loves sleep.