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Friday, October 7, 2011

Secret Insomnia Benefits

If you've known me for more than a few months, you know that I'm an insomniac. It's part of the package. Along with some other curious sleep disorder-activity, I've been this way since I was a little kid. There are a lot of really lousy cons that come with insomnia such as:
  • Still having to go to work at 8am despite not falling asleep til 6am
  • Being asked if I was punched in the face when I was in junior high (okay, the real story is someone asked me if my parents beat me because I had such bad dark eye circles)
  • Being sooooo exhausted but not being able to sleep—the kind of tired where you're watching a movie and you're thinking, why don't they sleep? aren't they sleepy? look at that bed... they should sleep in it!... but you yourself cannot follow your own advice.
  • Lack of sleep does not = productivity; you usually do some pretty dumb stuff to kill time til you're knocked out (like write this post)

HOWEVER, I've discovered some benefits.
  • I talk to people from the future
    • future people = people halfway through their day in different time zones
  • But mostly, I get the opportunity to take photographs like these:





Two amazing fact about this series:
  1. The flash didn't wake her up. 
  2. I was trying soooooo hard to look as pretty as possible. I think I took 25 photos in order to get these. 3 am is not conducive to pretty.

29 comments:

  1. I think the 1st photo is my favorite, but I also really like the one where you have your head resting on your hand. Genius.

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  2. how many bugs have you eaten with your mouth open like that hexum

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  3. I like pic #2 because you DO look so pretty AND you also look pretty smart for having captured this scene. I love your expression. It say it all.

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  4. I'm trying so hard to learn to sleep with my mouth closed.

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  5. Hate to say this Kady but you have Carol Burnett boobs in the second pic.

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  6. Yaaay! I love it when fellow insomniacs get creative! I once cleaned the whole apartment (at a slow, zombie-like pace) My fiancé was super confused in the morning.

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  7. Oh wow. First time here (from B is for Bel). I'm off to read other posts.

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  8. I stumbled upon this post from yes and yes, and I haven't laughed so hard in a long time! I think you look beautiful in all your pictures! I'm an insomniac too as I am writing this at 3 a.m. I'm always jealous of those who can sleep through anything...my friend for instance, slept through an earthquake, which I wouldn't consider a good thing, but I would really like to be able to sleep as soundly as she does. Ok, I'm off to read more of your posts!

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  9. Jennifer- thank you and welcome!

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  10. Trigirl- welcome also. Love your blog. Very inspiring. Was trying for my first marathon this year but took a detour...

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  11. Insomnia increases I.Q.

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Your comments are why I get out of bed in the morning. Just kidding. But I do like them.