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.


  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.

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

  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.

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

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

  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.

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

  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 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!

  9. Jennifer- thank you and welcome!

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

  11. Insomnia increases I.Q.


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