18 thoughts on “Today’s Deep Thought

  1. When I started having 8:30 AM classes, I was like ‘wow, days are all long and stuff. no wonder people get tired before 2AM.’

    But then, I’m of the opinion that there should be some kind of law against scheduling classes before 10AM, so go figure.

  2. As I have, in fact, slept until 11:30PM (many times, the most notable being the time I started at 3AM… I could sleep for the Olympics), I can verify this. But you end up just freaking yourself out by being awake all night, unless you’re used to it.

    Plus, there are these things I hear tell of called “jobs” or “school” or “responsibilities” that may interfere with your sleeping plans.

  3. Wow. I’d already been at work for three hours when you woke up. :-P

    Like Annalee, I think anything before 10-11 am should be illegal. Because it’s too damn early.

  4. I slept till 12:30. I’m also of the opinion that once the singularity comes and we can hack reality, one of the first things we should do is to make the day longer. More sleeping time, more awake time, and everyone will be on the same page.

  5. A couple of years ago, when I was Not Conventionally Employed (but not Officially Unemployed either – I was living cheap off savings and odd jobs while looking for work that would pay enough to be worth getting up in the morning, but I digress) I discovered that my day really ought to be about 28 hours long – 19 awake, 9 asleep, lather, rinse, repeat. It meant that I had six long “awakes” and six shorter “asleeps” during a conventional week, and people eventually stopped calling me when they figured out my phone was pretty muchalways off (since I was either sleeping or being creative, neither one of which bears interruption by fools, damned or otherwise.)

    Those were the days… now if only I could figure out how to make a living that way…

  6. Wusses! For 55 years I got up at 6am or earlier every day! If you sleep until 11am or noon, you miss half the day! Now that I am retired I sleep in until 7 most mornings.

    My personal record is sleeping until 2pm, but that was on new years day after a very nice sexy person had showed me good reasons to stay up really late the night before.

  7. Early riser, all full of his own smugness: “Some of us get up in the morning.”

    Me, really sick of his constant implications that night owls are lazy: “Some of us stay up late.”

    Him, blinking: “Huh. Yeah, I guess that’s true.”

    Me, nearly snarling: “Yes. Yes it is.”

    -.-

    That was a conversation I had 15 years ago, and I’m still annoyed.

    On a slightly less snarly note – I love my job. :) I can work whenever I want, which usually translates to 2-4pm in and 10pm-12am out. This works out much better for me than attempting to get up in the mornings.

  8. MWT, I had a job like that once. I let my natural circadian rhythms take over and I drifted into working 8pm to 4am, Sunday through Thursday. I hit the sack just as the newspaper hit the front door screen, slept ’til around noon, got up and hung out with my friend who were still in college and tended to have unusual breaks during the conventional day.

    Friday? Up at 5:00 to accompany the wife shopping. Saturday, up at 5:30 because the cat found an empty blister pack from some cold pills and decided to play hockey on the bathroom floor.

  9. #11 Matt:
    Obviously you don’t have teenagers, yet. At which point, 11:30 am is the earliest it is safe to awaken the monster on non-school days.

  10. I’m terribly jealous that you are allowed to sleep so late. Even on my days off, the kid wakes me up no later than 8AM, unless advised otherwise by the wife.

    The opposite of the day going by quicker is that you get less done than on days when you get up at 6AM or say 5:40AM. But then you’re asleep wicked early, too.

  11. Normally I’m up during the week by 5:30am for work. One the weekends I like to sleep in when I can. Yes, most of the day go bye that way, but it’s better than having to stuff myself full of caffeine to just feel normal.

  12. Man, I just can’t sleep like that anymore! Doh! I used to be able to sleep ’till noon, get up, have a sandwich, get a shower, and take a sweet sweeet nap.

    Now my damn eyes pop open at 7, even if it’s my day to sleep in! Dang. It’s the only think I hate about getting older than 35.

  13. Early riser, all full of his own smugness: “Some of us get up in the morning.”

    Me, really sick of his constant implications that night owls are lazy: “Some of us stay up late.”

    And some of us do both.

    I’ve been a night owl for as long as I can remember and never a morning person, but I got up early because school and work required it. I worked the graveyard shift for about a year and a half because I thought, as a night owl, it would be better for me. Instead it screwed up my internal clock something fierce.

    I’ve since had jobs where I could saunter out of bed around 9am and work at home in my jammies and jobs where I needed to be at work by 6:30am. And I’ve generally stayed up late regardless of when I had to be out of bed.

    These days I have to be at work around 8am. Since it takes me over an hour to get to work by bus, I’m out of bed by 6am, if not earlier. I still go to bed around 11pm or midnight.

    I am still not a morning person. However, I do tend to be my most productive in the morning, which is just weird. I think it’s because my brain has not yet been cluttered with the crap from the day, so it’s easier for me to focus.

  14. I would suspect it would go by even faster if you slept until 11:30 pm

    Now imagine going to sleep at just after midnight to wake up at 11:30pm. Really short day that one turns out to be. I did it once (it involved plenty of non-sleep in the week before).

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