Wednesday, December 10, 2003

When you can't stop falling asleep during the day. 

There are times, often on a hot day, well, often on any day, when I can't stop falling asleep. Like, it's a real effort to stay awake.

You might be sitting around at work, you might be in a meeting and people are gabbling about some chart on the wall or something and your are Just. Not. Interested. Well, you're not interested anyway if you've got any brains at all, if you know what I mean, but this time, your eyes get heavy and they kind of just close and your head starts falling. If you have this condition real bad, your head will actually drop and you will wake with a start and jerk your head up again. If you are unlucky, everyone will notice this and laugh.

Duh. They're supposed to be obsessing about some dumb-ass chart and yet they see the tiniest head movement from you. That really sucks.

Anyway, when I have these little sleep attacks I usually start dreaming right away. Or maybe it's just some kind of thought that gets lost as you take from the waking state to the not-waking state and it like turns into a subconscious daydream. I don't know. I'm not a sleep professor or anything. I just know it happens.

It might have something to do with my childhood. I spent years daydreaming at school and staring out the windows at the poplars swaying in the breeze wondering how they got to be so tall and thin and yet they never broke in high winds. Or I used to read some book hidden behind my 'work' folder. I had hundreds of great adventures by reading books hidden from view. From eighteenth century London to outback fire-ravaged Australia, I travelled the world in children's books.

is it time for a nap yet? i think so

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