Post script but one for you to read before this craziness... I saved this post as a draft last night in case I woke up this morning and realized I had actually just gone insane. Although this is completely unintelligible, it makes me laugh so I'm going to post it. Plus cheat and date it from yesterday because GoBloMeMoFo!
Sweet tea + Claritin-D + moonlight = Trucker pills. Apparently.
I say "+ moonlight" because:
Sweet tea + Claritin-D + sunlight = Sleeping Pills. Absolutely.
It's 3 a.m. and I am still awake. Goose received a couple of free kids' meal coupons at a local restaurant from school today and we also happened to receive some much appreciated anniversary cash in the mail, so we spent dinner out as a family this evening.
By the time that surf-n-turf extravaganza was over, I was exhausted and ready to sleep the sleep of the dead.
That was six hours ago.
I'm one of those periodic insomniacs that insist on toughing it out, tossing and turning and refusing to get out of bed because surely I will pass out any minute now.
Instead, my mind starts this bizarre What's the Password for Sleep? game.
This usually happens when I've started a new job or project that requires learning a new coding system. For instance, I used to work in an inpatient mental health ward and would track the patients' activities on a coded chart every 15 minutes. Codes were recorded for what room they were in and their activity, e.g. "common room" and "claiming that fairies are eating her hair" would be coded as "CR" and "FH".
We may not have had a code for the fairy hair bit, but you follow me.
After particularly difficult days... let's say days when a schizophrenic would threaten to lick my kneecaps off if I didn't give them an extra hour outside for smokes... insomnia would hit. I would find myself lying in bed for hours and just as I was about to fall asleep I would think, "What's the code for sleeping?"
But it was never so simple as just remembering the code, because most of the time it was something randomly infuriatingly dream-like, such as "What's the code for fuchsia fish?"
Tonight? Tonight's code quest has been the result of spending the day working on HTML code for a few website projects.
Every time I am just about to fall asleep, I think, "What's the align code for entrance to the jamba cave?"
I don't even know what a "jamba cave" is.
Good grief, this is turning out to be a long night.
By the way, does anyone know the code for bolding carrots?