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Seasonal Rant

Posted in Humor, Random, Rant, Worst with tags , , , , , , on March 20, 2012 by BrainRants

I am always both happy and hesitant every Spring as the season rolls from Winter into more pleasant shit. I normally don’t bitch too much about the weather, except when that frozen white shit falls out of the sky. We don’t like that so much. Other than that, I’m normally quite chill about whatever is happening. Rain bothers me little because I’m too lazy Continue reading

Woobie

Posted in Army, Awesome, Humor, Random with tags , , , , , , on February 17, 2012 by BrainRants

Not too long ago a casual conversation I had during the day somehow turned and/or diverted into the bizarre. Yes, this is a frequent phenomenon within a five-mile radius of me. Normally these drive-by’s of the Twilight Zone don’t get too personal, but this one (duh – of course) did. The discussion side-car’ed into a critique of my Continue reading

The Investigation Of My Sleep – Continued

Posted in Home, Humor, Random, Rant with tags , , , , , , on February 9, 2012 by BrainRants

Okay, I’ve put at least two solid posts up here describing the sonic torture I can inflict on everyone in mine and surrounding counties due to my snoring issue. I believe the last post was in November where I tried once again for a clear answer about the level of Continue reading

Waking Up Is Hard To Do

Posted in Family, Home, Humor with tags , , , , on November 25, 2011 by BrainRants

You might find it surprising to know that I am not a morning person. The stereotype of Army folks getting up early and doing more before 9AM (0900) than most people do all day is very true. It’s just that at 0900 I’m still not really awake. Yes, I’m helping Continue reading

Do You Sleep Incorrectly?

Posted in Home, Humor, Random with tags , , , , , , on November 23, 2011 by BrainRants

Well, do you? Good question isn’t it? I mean, just exactly how would you know if your execution of the act of sleeping was being performed incorrectly? ..more sleep..

Naps

Posted in Awesome, Best, Humor, Random with tags , , on July 2, 2011 by BrainRants

This blog post was inevitable because one of the things I find myself thinking frequently is, “Holy dump, I need a nap.”  No, really, I do.  Seriously.  Anyway, this is normally followed by a phone ringing or some other tyrannically urgent issue exploding on me.  I also reflect and miss the days when Mom would force me to take a nap, which worked up until a certain age.  After that I just goofed off after the door was closed.  Eventually I became a Big Boy and no longer needed naps, and thus started the inexorable loss of a key childhood ability.

I am somewhat jealous of Di because as CEO and Chief Household Engineer, she has the ability to nap at will, when she needs one or when the mood strikes. Di does this with executive authority.  Five days of seven, normally, I’m otherwise occupied by Army shit (funny, they keep expecting me to do stuff every day).  Come the weekend, all those homefront tasks, chores, and jobs that I didn’t get to or blew off come due.  The garden won’t weed itself.  My laundry won’t clean and fold itself either.  Besides, someone’s got to make sure Di gets up from her nap on time.

Every now and then, though, I’ll get a chance to escape upstairs and lay on the cool sheets, put my big, fat head on the pillow, and attempt a nap.  The sad part of this is I’m not consistently successful at it.  Most of the time, I’ll doze for twenty minutes and wake up.  Other times, I’ll not really sleep and just kind of thrash around ineffectively for no point.  Or the cats will need to ensure I’m alive by laying on my face to check for breathing.  I fear sometimes that after so many years without regular napping, I’ve lost the ability to do it.  Scary.

Every now and then, though, I’ll be successful and tear off a great two-hour coma-esque session, and those rare times make it all worth it.