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Zonked Out

I’ve been up since 9AM on Sunday. I managed to sleep from 2:30PM till 5PM. I had an important exam this morning. It went well, but it’s left be a bit knackered.

I plan on staying up another half hour to complete my work and then hit the sack. Tomorrow I can sleep in, but I’ve got another exam on Thursday. I’ve cleared my schedule on Thursday, so I should be able to study hard for that exam as well. I’ve been using Red Bull on this end of semester and I have to say that it works well when used in moderation.

My exam went pretty well. Otherwise than obsessing on the Li-Yorke Theorem, I’m sure that I did pretty well, a lot better than the last exam. Li-Yorke is really useful for demonstrating that a function is chaotic. All that you need to find is a 3-periodic point. Once you have that, it implies that f is chaotic. It’s a lot easier than showing that all periodic points are dense, transitive and that f is sensitive to initial conditions.

Fatal Familial Insomnia

Fatal familial insomnia (FFI) is a very rare autosomal dominant inherited prion disease of the brain. The dominant gene responsible has been found in just 50 families worldwide; if only one parent has the gene, the offspring have a 50% chance of inheriting it and developing the disease. The disease’s genesis and the patient’s progression into complete sleeplessness is untreatable, and ultimately fatal.

15 Hours

After having a crazy long numerical analysis exam, I went to the Pub with the people in math. It was fun. Lunch was paid by our departmental student association.

Students from 1st, 2nd and 3rd year mingled with graduate students. It was fun. Thanfully, I wasn’t teaching that day. I was actually feeling a bit groggy, and I wasn’t the only one.

When I came home, at around 5PM, I needed to work on two posts for Unplggd. I finished at around 6PM and headed for bed. This was the fourth time that I tried to watch Thursday’s CSI episode and I fell asleep on it. I woke up well rested 15 hours later, at around 9AM this morning and called the wife.

Tonight, there is a beach party at a friend’s place. I’ll turning up in my duds to have a bit of fun after an intense week of school.

37 Hours

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

Sleeping Weekend

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.

Tired and Sleeping

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.

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