Stayed awake for 37 hours because of an exam I had on Monday. After the exam, I had four hours of classes, I taught for 2 hours and went home to write another article that was due for 8:30PM. I managed to go to bed earlier than usual, but not early enough to get to my morning class.
I got up at 7AM and started working on another article that I had to write before leaving for school. This took a few minutes longer than expected. I was running late because I had to make my lunch. I was about to step into the shower at 8AM before realizing that I would be seriously late for my class. I decided to skip it and go back to bed. I was working at 11AM, so the extra hours would be appreciated.
It’s 2:30PM, I’ve finished my articles for today. Some students canceled their classes so I have an hour at home before heading out to my last class that I’m teaching of the day. It’s not too far and the class is fun, so it will pass quickly.
Today I decided to no longer teach the French class that I give. There is one student and he doesn’t like the curriculum. So that’s swell for me because it gets me out of teaching two nights. That means that I wouldn’t have 12 hour work/school days on Monday and Tuesday. I’d be home earlier and I wouldn’t be too bushed to study on those nights.
I’m also trying to get out of another class, which is kind of out in the boondocks. It took me 1:15 to get to the class last week. Granted, it was because of the snow storm, but still. It ruins my afternoon. Ruins it because I waste almost three hours in transit to teach for an hour and half. I’ve told my boss and she’s finding another teacher.
-I’ve been awake for 36 hours, ever since Sunday morning.
-How are you still alive?
Conversation between my roommate and I
Published January 24, 2009
This week, I managed to go to bed pretty early, between 8:30 and 10:30 PM and wake up pretty early, between 3 and 7:30AM. It’s Saturday and I’ve been up for an hour and half.
I like being up in the mornings, it’s a very productive period. A lot more productive than nights, since I get tired. Your mind is quite alert and you can do a lot of things compared ot at night. I’d rather go to bed early and then do what I wanted to do the next day then do it half-assed that night.
Published January 22, 2009
Tags: 2009, january, patterns, sleep
The weekend was pretty crazy. I slept a lot. I woke up at 10PM on Sunday night and did my things. I thought I’d go back to bed, but that didn’t happen. I had work on Monday morning followed by 6 hours of classes. When I arrived home, I promptly went to bed at around 8PM.
I woke up at 4:30AM on Tuesday and started my day. I like getting up early. I get a lot of things done. Tuesday is a good day, but I was still a bit tired so I had a long nap of about hours from 3:30 to 7:30PM. I woke up to do some work and then went back to bed at 10:30. The nap made me less sleepy than I thought and I woke up this morning at around 3AM. I called my wife and did a few things. I started doing homework and wrote an article. It’s 6:30PM and I just arrived home. I have to work a bit and eat, then I’ll watch some stuff and head to bed. Tomorrow I don’t have any school, but some work and a whole lot of homework to complete.
Going to bed at 10 or 11PM and getting up at around 4Pm is pretty good. It’s funny how sharp your mind is in the mornings. You can get a lot of things done in the early hours. Also, I’m less in a rush all the time, so that’s pretty cool as well.
My program director told me that I wouldnt’ have to do Principles of Logic this term. He told me that I would be dispensed from doing that class, which I found pretty cool. Yesterday, I had 6 hours of classes plus two hours of work. It adds up. There are three projects that I plan on doing this year.
Project 1 is to continue another 365 photos for 2009. I’ve completed 366 photos for 2008, but I haven’t posted the last few ones. I’ll try to do that on the weekend. Project 2 will be keeping a list of all of the books I read this year. I’ve already read 3 or 4 this year. Project 3 might involved tracking my sleep patterns, as they have been quite erratic this year.
After the holidays, I finally managed to catch up on some sleep. I can’t remember when I last slept 8 hours in a row, probably back in December. School has started up again and it’s going to be a challenging semester. I’ll have 4 or 5 classes.
Fractals and and Introduction to Dynamic Systems
Analysis III: Topology
Principles of Logic
I might not have the 5th class since my program director might give me credit from classes that I have previously done at Sherbrooke. Of the four other classes, I’ll have to work hard on Analysis III. It’s reputed as being one of the most challenging classes in math at the university.
I spent most of the day yesterday running around. I was pretty exhausted by the end of the day.
Published December 17, 2008
dreamlog , sleep
Tags: dreamlog, Terminator
For some reason, all of the terminators have sensor problems. They are everywhere and about to terminate everyone, but they can’t put one foot in front of the other in a quick manner. They are extremely slow. Still, you have to avoid them, because even if a terminator is slow, it can still bite your ass off.
There are many different new terminators out there, like I’ve never seen before. I have to swing on a rope and drop onto a truck to avoid them. There is some kind of a chase in a house that we got near. We have to get away from the terminators.
Published January 5, 2008
photos , sleep , travelogue
Tags: asia, caffeine nap, Citizen Cain, exhibit, Joanna Rees, photography, Power nap, sleep inertia, taipei, taiwan
A photo that my wife Joanna Rees took from her exhibit.
I went to bed at about 1AM last night. I made the mistake of getting up at around 1PM today. When you either wake in the middle of a sleep cycle or sleep too much, you feel all groggy and mixed up. That is called sleep inertia. Naturally everyone suffers a bit of sleep inertia when they wake up. It’s normal.
I’ve been experimenting with power naps and caffeine naps this week. I’m pretty satisfied with the results. The half hour naps are really good and bring back my alertness. I’ve even stopped needing an alarm clock to wake up in time. They will be useful in the upcoming semester.
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I took a power nap today.
I went to bed at around 1:30AM. As usual, I got up at 7:30AM. It wasn’t enough. Today is my busiest day, so I only had an hour and half between classes at lunch.
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