March 08, 2006

Lazy Would Be a Step Up.

Attila the Hub has started to make little jokes about me being indolent. These jokes make me want to take a nap.

Of course, when I think about napping I spend hours wrestling with guilt, catching up on chores, and wringing my hands about whether it'll screw up my sleep cycles (more than they already are screwed up at any given point). Then I have to read for an hour before there's any chance that "drowsy" will cross the line into "sleepy." And I set an alarm, to make sure I won't sleep too late.

When my husband wants to nap, he goes into the bedroom and lies down. Grrrrr.

Posted by Attila Girl at March 8, 2006 06:41 PM | TrackBack

Good lord, AG, I think the ability to nap at will is a male thing

Any given weekend, hubby will announce he's tired, lay down on bed, be snoring withinfive minutes.

Me? Unless I'm so exhausted I need duct tape to keep the eyelids open, I'll lay there running through lists of things I could be doing if I wasn't being a slug.

Posted by: Darleen at March 8, 2006 09:16 PM

They are odd creatures.

Posted by: Attila Girl at March 8, 2006 09:29 PM

Me, I now have Special Dispensation due to the physical infirmities that can have me sleeping 18 hours a day, usually in 2-4 shifts.

Let your allergies guide you.

If that doesn't work, I recommend a cat. Not only will it ramp up your allergic fatigue quite nicely, there's nothing on earth that's a better nap skills teacher.

*Everything I know about napping I learned from my cats.*

Posted by: k at March 9, 2006 04:51 AM

They are odd creatures.

Who is this they, kemosabe? napping is one of our inalienable rights.

Posted by: I R A Darth Aggie at March 9, 2006 06:49 AM

I once had a personal ad where I noted that one of my hobbies was sleeping. People thought it was weird. What's that about?

Posted by: beautifulatrocities at March 9, 2006 06:49 AM

Adam Carolla (who turned out to be a closet workaholic) used to say that his two hobbies were napping and preparing to nap.

Posted by: Attila Girl at March 9, 2006 12:28 PM

Yore shore a neurotic li'l ol' thang, ain't yew?

Just tell yourself how much *more* productive you'll be once you have your nap, and then go to sleep.

Posted by: Desert Cat at March 10, 2006 07:32 AM

If I only could!

I was once up for three days solid when I was a teenager--that is, I skipped two nights of sleep. When I got home that third evening I went to bed, and woke up to my mother accusing me of being on drugs.

"No drugs, Mom. I'll explain later. I've gotta sleep. Goodbye."

Dang she was annoying back then. (Also, now. But it's different.)

Posted by: Attila Girl at March 10, 2006 11:14 PM

i'd second the cats thing. they make me sleep all the time. you know the old, "aw, you're so cute i'll just lay down here next to ya and pet you for a while....zzzzzzzzzz"

Posted by: maggie katzen at March 12, 2006 12:09 AM

I imagine they would be perfect if only I were The Right Kind of Allergic to them, like K. is. Unfortunately, when I'm around too much cat dander I can't breathe (or I can't relax due to the relentless nose-dabbing, from the continual congestion).

Perhaps if I live-streamed video of a happy sleepy cat, I could lie down, look at that, emulate its behavior, and drop off. (I'll see if I can open a window that continually shows one of Laurence's cat-cams.)

Posted by: Attila Girl at March 12, 2006 01:26 AM

There is little that is more soothing than a cat who is purring and gently kneading in a somnolent daze.

It's magic! That's their working to create a little zone of utter relaxation.

Posted by: Desert Cat at March 12, 2006 11:20 PM

When all's right, and the stars are aligned just perfectly, I'm my own cat.

Wait . . . did that sound odd?

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