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Bleh - Suffering From Elation
A Survivor's Tale
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Bleh
I had a near-sleepness night last night, bookended first with late-night videogame-music through the wall, then with early-morning music-music though the floor (my brother the earlybird). Hooray... I'm so tired right now. Normally ambient noise doesn't bother me, it just coincided with one of my bouts of insomnia - the first I've had in a couple of months.

It's not the useful insomnia where you're wide awake and can work on stuff. THAT, I wouldn't mind. With my type, you're exhausted and you lie there phasing in and out of reality, conscious of what's around you but without the energy to do anything about it. When you do catch fragments of sleep, it's sleep troubled with bizarre dreams (Dexter was working on the Citycat ferry in my head last night), the kind of sleep you struggle though when you've got a bad flu.

So today me = buggered.

Also, Ollie Johnston, the last of Disney's Nine Old Men, passed away today. 'Course, he WAS 96, so it wasn't unexpected... In the eight years I've been keeping this journal I've written entries abou the passing of Frank Thomas and Chuck Jones too. I guess this will be the last; as far as I'm concerned there aren't any animation legends left to mourn... at least until the current wonderkids - Brad Bird et al - grow old.

Kennards Self-Storage just left a message on my phone: they need me to drop off my storage key because the alarm in my unit has somehow malfunctioned. They're just going to have to put up with it, because my day is already booked out 'til bedtime, there's no way I can get there.

Ugh, so tired. Coffee time. Bandaid solutions FTW.
7 have fought ~ fight the power!
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mitsu_chan From: mitsu_chan Date: April 15th, 2008 01:31 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh no, Ollie passed away? What a shame. I loved that DVD of him and Frank Thomas together.
scoutlostthewar From: scoutlostthewar Date: April 15th, 2008 01:32 am (UTC) (Link)
http://www.qwantz.com/comics/comic2-1230.png

Sorry dude but as long as a comic like this was put on the internet today you are not allowed to be tired and cranky :P!
tania From: tania Date: April 15th, 2008 02:12 am (UTC) (Link)
Best worst pun ever.
alby_lion From: alby_lion Date: April 15th, 2008 02:37 am (UTC) (Link)
Awww, that's sad about Ollie. I remember when Frank passed not too long ago. :(

Have you tried ear plugs for your insomnia? I've got a couple loud neighbors, and once they wake me up, it doesn't take much to keep me up. The fan from the A/C, the brook outside, someone arming their car alarm... I get paraoid at each little noise, bolting to the window and thinking, "Okay, what jackass thinks he needs to be making intentional noise at this hour?!" Then it turns out there's nothing there. Ear plugs help a bit before I hear anything, so's I can not be paranoid, but then I hear this deep, bass subwoofer outside that turns out to be my heartbeat. Might be worth a try for you though.
nambroth From: nambroth Date: April 15th, 2008 03:12 am (UTC) (Link)
It's not the useful insomnia where you're wide awake and can work on stuff. THAT, I wouldn't mind. With my type, you're exhausted and you lie there phasing in and out of reality, conscious of what's around you but without the energy to do anything about it. When you do catch fragments of sleep, it's sleep troubled with bizarre dreams (Dexter was working on the Citycat ferry in my head last night), the kind of sleep you struggle though when you've got a bad flu.

I have this regularly... :( :( I'm sorry, I know it sucks. It's terrible. It makes me so weird during the day too, and either emotionally void, or overly emotional. Ugh!
tania From: tania Date: April 15th, 2008 03:39 am (UTC) (Link)
Last night I was overly emotional, and today I'm totally void - it's as though the two extremes are balancing each other out. The weird thing is I've just finished my period so my hormones should be back to normal. Taking a guess, I'd say this is them stabilising in a crash-landy kind of way.

Man, it AMAZES me just how much havoc hormones can wreak. o_o I used to be on the Pill but I had to stop taking it because it was making my PMS get out of hand. *snort* The other 3 weeks of the month I'm stable, cheerful and secure. I hate what hormones do to me. And seriously, what evolutionary advantage is there to becoming an over-emotional, irate, sleep-deprived mess one week of every four? Blech!
c_eagle From: c_eagle Date: April 15th, 2008 03:27 am (UTC) (Link)
*lights a virtual candle for Ollie... and sighs..*
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