Who Needs Sleep?

Friday, October 3, 2014

The last... 36 hours have been, as expected, hellacious. Last night (at least, I think it was last night), I slept for 90 minutes between 5 and 6:30 am, then got up and took an exam from 8:30-11:00. I came home and promptly passed out vacuumed and washed the floor in our bedroom because I couldn't stand it anymore, then passed out. I am convinced I was in a brief coma. I just took a shower and it feels like this is actually the start of my day, since the 6:30 am start of my day felt like a weird continuation of yesterday after a brief nap. Basically, my sense is time is totally whacked out and I am really trying hard to stay awake so I can rectify this disaster I affectionately call my circadian rhythms.

ANYWAY, I don't have anything to report, which is fine because I do a prompt from Helene for #Blogtober14!

Helene in Between Blogtober

Today's prompt: One Thing I Can't Live Without

Obvious answer in my brain right now: SLEEP. Oh my God, give me all the sleep. And then more sleep, please.

But since that is an actual thing that is required for living, on par with oxygen and glucose, and that list would be really boring and the same for everyone, here are some other things I can't would really prefer to not live without. (Sidenote: If you want to freak yourself out, Google "Fatal Familial Insomnia" Yeah, it's a thing. Don't worry, you probably don't have it.)

1. Coffee - If you can't sleep, you might as well drink coffee, right? I love the ritual of making coffee, the social aspect of grabbing a cup of coffee, and yeah, I do like the taste, too. I am not a caffeine-addict, surprisingly, as I can go days without it, but I certainly enjoy having it in my life.

2. My phone (and its internet connectivity) - Yeah, I'm one of those people. I may not be addicted to caffeine, but I am probably addicted to my phone. I just love being able to check my email, hop on Facebook, text random people, call and catch up with friends (Yes, I still make phone calls! How antiquated, I know.) and know essentially anything I need to know at the touch of a button.

3. A good bra - Sorry if that's TMI, but it's the truth. There are few things I can think of that are worse than straps that fall down, a band that's too loose, or when your cups runneth over. Chances are, if you're a lady who wears a bra and you're not my friend Julie (who is like, a bra guru) you're probably wearing the wrong size bra. If you need bra help, you seriously need to check out Linda's Online. They have amazing customer service and the widest range of fits and styles I've found. Locally, I'm a big fan of Hope Chest in Philadelphia, but their selection is much smaller in the store. You seriously have no idea how much a good bra can change your entire look, so... trust me, go check it out.

4. Books - I prefer real, live, paper books (again, I'm so antiquated) but I also love my Kindle. I don't have nearly as much time to read now as I used to/would like to, but I still take any chance I have to get a few pages in.

5. Chocolate - Because chocolate.

See also: Red wine (because red wine), pajama pants (because pajama pants), and cats (because cats.)

Also, let us not forget that Chrystina has her One Down, One Up link-up on Fridays, and Oh Hey, Friday is still going on. It's link-a-palooza on the blog today apparently.


One Down 
Sleeping for 90 minutes last night totally sucked and messed me up in more ways than one. Public service announcement: Humans are meant to sleep for longer than that. #themoreyouknow

One Up
Being finished with today's exam and having an entire weekend ahead of me without studying? Yes please. I should probably start studying for the next exam in 3 weeks but... I'm not. Sorry med school, you lose this weekend.

So how about you? What are some things you couldn't live without? What were the best and worst moments of your week? Have you ever pulled an all-nighter (or almost all-nighter) and not wanted to die? If so, tell me your secrets. I'll reward you with chocolate and you can come over and snuggle my kitten. (Not a euphemism.)

For now, I'm off to drink wine and eat way too much food with a med school friend (because I am making friends!) and then I have a hot date with my couch.

- A


  1. Oh gosh, the first time I got a well-fitting bra I was like HOLY CRAP THIS IS WHAT I'VE BEEN MISSING OUT ON MY WHOLE LIFE? Life-changing.

  2. That's a pretty good list of things you can't live without - and I approve 100% of reasons 5 and beyond. As for a good bra I recently just traded out all of the Target and Marshall's bras that I bought between 2 and 5 years ago in my stash for some new Victoria Secret ones in a size that fits me better. I can only imagine what going to a more custom shop would do for me. Maybe I'll save that for my 30s. Oh, and thanks for linking up - yay for a week of not studying - and hopefully you got to catch up on sleep this weekend.


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