Okay, technically I’m not sick and tired, I am just tired, or just “unhealthy” tired, I don’t really know anymore… Why I am writing this post at the moment eludes me entirely, especially since it’s the middle of the night, but some of my best, and possible worst, posts/work get accomplished during this bizarre time frame so let’s see where this post goes. Hey, come to think of it, some of my more interesting dates involved at least one tired person. This post may be slightly incoherent… or not…. I dunno yet… What you thought this post was going to be rant?!
Sleep is a wonderful, albeit underrated, commodity. It’s something we need to survive, at least at the moment. I am still waiting for the cure for sleep but science has yet to find one… although I heard rumors of a drug which removes the feeling of tiredness and the neurological chain reactions associated with immense tiredness, but that just masks the symptoms. (Sorry, too tired to find the link :-( ) And for the record, coffee is not going to cut it this time!
Strangely, unlike every other commodity, sleep doesn’t trade on any index. (I checked on the CME and CBOT briefly, but I didn’t see it.) Wouldn’t it be nice if we could trade sleep? That might get tricky if we had to start paying someone to sleep for us. Forgetting about the potential of an Enron situation, (how do you account for sleep on financial statements?) how would you know the other person did a good job? Maybe they’re cutting corners… using one pillow instead of two, sleeping less than they’re paid for, or working will on a sleep-job. We would need managers to monitor the sleepers and executives to get paid excessive golden parachutes (made of down quilts) for no good reason only to get sued for some good reason. Let’s not forget that 10% charitable donation requirement too. Alms for the poor? I think not! Sleep for the deprived! I can envision the slogans now, (I mean I’m awake and having an awake dream, I think…) “help the poor children of Africa have pleasant dreams, donate your sleep today, to enable these innocent children to have a better day tomorrow… all sleep donations are tax deductible so call now…!” Of course if anyone has an extra sleep lying around I would gladly accept it too.
The most obvious question you should be asking yourself (or perhaps me, or maybe I should be asking myself) right now is why don’t you (I) go to sleep? Insomnia? Excessive work load? Backlog of posts that need to be written? “Busy?” Nope, none of the above. The simplest answer to this question is I am busy wasting time in the most useful of ways. It’s sort of like working on perfecting my procrastination skills, but end up being too busy wasting time to get any practice. :-/ But on a deeper and more serious note, I have been up pondering life’s deeper questions such as why am I here, where here is relative and I am too spaced out to know where here is and why here is not close enough to my bed yet too far away from a couch. I wonder how that works with the spaced out time continuum? Perhaps that a question that will be dealt with after a nap… Speaking of which that sound nice actually....