Wednesday, July 27, 2011

WNBP: Heat Beat...Almost Sweet!

I honestly meant to drop a blog line sooner and let everyone know that I survived the heatwave, but I was too busy trying to recover and time got away from me.  I'll have to catch you up in tonight's Wednesday Night Bullet Post!

*I do not have air conditioning.


*There are reasons for this so please...no suggesting that I go get an air conditioner.  


*I am fully aware of their existence and have never before wished so hard that I had one as I did last week.


*103 degrees.  94 in my living room.


*On Friday afternoon, it got even better.


* The power went out at the height of this nightmare for myself and 14,000 of my friends.


*Up to that point, I hated the people with air conditioning but then I felt sorry for them.


*I have strategies for dealing with the heat without frozen air.  I plan for it.


*The exact words out of my mouth when the fans fizzled were, "Oh my God.  This is when people actually start to die..."


*I was giddy to have plans Friday night.  I normally prefer to stay in, but there was air conditioning out there in the world and I wanted my share of it.


*Heat wave is over.


*I don't miss the heat wave...


*Raging insomnia has taken over my life.


*I've had some trouble sleeping for a while now, but it's really out of hand at the moment.


*Weird...Blogger seems to be having some trouble saving tonight.


*Let's hope I can publish this thing...


*Where was I?  Oh, yes.  The insomnia.


*I know what you're thinking.


*"But, Sheepie!  You don't work in the summer.  It is OK to be awake all night.  You can catch up later and not have to worry about poor performance in the workplace!"


*You are very correct.  Very.


*I am grateful that the worst of this is happening during summer vacation.


*But still incredibly irked that I can't do any of the things I want to do because I am so utterly exhausted.


*Can't sleep in.  Awake by 6:00 at the latest every morning.


*No matter what.


*Can't seem to nap during the day.  20-30 minutes tops.  If I'm lucky.


*I am, for all intents and purposes, non-functional these days.


*Summer is short.  I have a lot of stuff I want to do.


*Stuff I put off or promised myself I could do once school was over.


*Spinning, knitting socks, painting the living room...


*Makes me crazy that I can't focus enough to do any of it!!!


*I lie awake at night thinking about how crazy it makes me!!!!


*I toss and turn and grit my teeth over the matter!!!!!!!!!!


*You can see how the whole situation is fraught with irony and other thematic stuff I can't quite manage to describe with my limited brain functioning.


*I'd do all that stuff I wanna do at night while I'm awake anyway, but I never seem to think of that until I'm too loopy to actually pull it off.


*In spite of my fatigue I managed to find my way to the Farmer's Market today.


*String beans, basil and summer squash.


*None of which I've been able to do much with but it made it to the house so that's a win.


*Blogger is still not saving.  It seems to be panicking a bit over this fact.


*I'm not too concerned.


*I've copied.  I can paste later if need be.


*Apparently, there is a small part of my brain still functioning.


*Deadliest Catch is done for the season.


*Not quite as good as last year, but let's face it.


*That was a pretty powerful season and not something easily lived up to.


*Have had a few bumps in the Reading Road of late.


*There's a couple tomes not even worth mentioning.


*A few I should, though.


*Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children.


*Not what I thought it was going to be and that threw me.


*But worth looking at if only for the fantastic period photography.


*And a better story than I'm giving it credit for.


*I read Graveminder.


*Melissa Marr also wrote the Wicked Lovely (Wicked Lovely (Quality)) series.


*This was really quite good and apparently her first adult novel.


*Now I'm reading The Sad Tale of the Brothers Grossbart.


*Fair warning:  this book is not for the faint of heart nor for those who flinch at the rampant use of profanity.


*The brothers are not good guys.  Not at all.  They are very, very bad guys.


*But they have that Anti-hero-you-can't-help-but-love-'em sort of vibe going on, too.


*They are funny fellows if you can get past the flagrant killing, cultural ignorance and general lack of social responsibility.


*However, they are living in a rather rough period in history so I suppose it wasn't exactly easy to come by etiquette lessons.


*I'm on the fence with this one.  One minute I love it, the next I don't.


*Overall, worth the time.


*Poor Blogger.  It just keeps flashing error messages at me.  It seems almost embarrassed now.


*Maybe it's not sleeping either.  I'm beat.  I can understand how it feels.


I honestly don't have anything else at the moment.  Even if I did, I don't suppose Blogger is going to publish it right now so it's not really a crisis.  I have time to think of something else.  In the event that I don't, this will have to suffice.  Here's hoping that tonight's cool temperatures and brain-busting fatigue will conspire to put me out like a light.

If not, let's hope there's something good on TV...

SA

5 comments:

trek said...

But have you read Ghost Story yet?

handeyecrafts said...

I'm sorry --- I fainted when you said you have no AC. In a few minutes, I got back to reading, but only by repeating to myself "You HAVE A/C. You HAVE A/C."

Donna Lee said...

I have a/c only in the bedroom so we spent last weekend holed up (literally). When you opened the bedroom door, it was like stepping into an oven. So hot! But I also have my hot weather/no a/c routines and usually it's ok.

The insomnia is awful. I get so weird when I don't sleep. Everyone tells me it's one of the signs of impending menopause but I've always had periods like this. Eventually I sleep but sometimes I think I'll go crazy first. I hope you're able to sleep soon.

Gracey is not my name.... said...

Deadliest Catch - no Edgar :(
The Harris boys are entitled jerks..
and Keith really needs anger management...

Yeah I am finding myself staying up until 1 or 2 in the morning, but unlike you I can sleep in a bit...but somedays still just very tired...need to get back on track before school starts up again...

kmkat said...

I am trying very hard to respect your decision not to have a/c, but it is difficult. However, your a/c or lack thereof is none of my beeswax; somehow it is easier for me to think that way rather than attempt the respect thing. Weird, I know.

We do have central a/c but it isn't working. Pah. Meh. #$^#$. Neither is it working in any of our cars. Pah. Meh. #$%&#. Really, my situation is little different from yours, except that we DO have a/c in the bedroom, so I do not have any insomnia problems (mostly thanks to generic Benadryl, however).