Sleeping Beauty's got nothing on me.

Last night I slept 12 hours. TWELVE HOURS! Normally, this would not be a big deal for me. In my teens, I could easily sleep 12-15 hours a night. And enjoy it. Boy, would I enjoy it.

To this day, there are few things I like better than sleep (though chocolate is a close contender). But now that I am working woman with a career and bills to pay, sleep has become a luxury. Something to enjoy only on the weekends, if at all.

I'm the kind of person who functions better at night. A night owl, if you will. (Hoot, hoot.) So it is damn ironic that my job requires me to be fully functioning by 7:30 AM, when my first class begins. (If you're just joining us on this here blog, Hello, nice to meet you. I'm a sleep-deprived teacher.)

Let me give you my typical workday: My alarm rings every weekday at 5:30 AM. My dad comes in and wakes me up around 6:00 AM (nope, don't hear the alarm). I'm at work around 7:15 AM, 15 minutes before my students all traipse into my classroom. My last class finishes at 2:30 PM. I go home and waste time on the interwebs and hang out with the boyf. So what's my bedtime? 12:00 - 1:00 AM. The alarm rings again a scant 5-4 hours later and the vicious cycle begins anew.

I guess saying I'm sleep-deprived is a bit of an understatement.

You know how I know "Sleeping Beauty" is a fairy tale, at least in my world? Well, let me tell you. In the story, the only thing that can wake up our slumbering girl is a kiss from the prince. Well, here's the problem. Say I've been sleeping for a long time. How long? Oh, I don't know, how about 12 hours. That's a long amount of time. Say my "prince" (AKA, the "boyf") shows up after 12 hours has passed and attempts to wake me up via a kiss. Now, that's a very sweet gesture. It is. But it won't do a thing. I promise you. You can even ask the boyf. Nothing short of firmly shaking me by the shoulders will ever wake me. Not even my alarm wakes me -- my dad is my alarm clock every morning when he hears my alarm clock ringing from his room and has to come wake me up. I'm a super deep sleeper. I can sleep through hurricanes. Possibly even atom bombs.

Sorry, Charlie, but this girl's out for the count.

At least now that Spring Break has begun (YAY!!!!!!!), the alarm clock can remain off for a whole blessed week and I can revel in my night-owl-ness. I can sleep to my heart's content.

The boyf and I still don't know where we're going. Normally we plan a little get-away for this time of year. Last year we went to Tokyo, Japan. Trip of a lifetime! This year, we've got a few possibilities: London, England; Disney World; Mexico. We won't know until the last minute, as usual. And that's fine with me. I used to be the kind of person who liked to plan everything out and hated leaving things till the last minute. But the boyf has taught me to loosen up.

Have a great weekend everyone! If I don't blog again for another week, don't worry. I'm probably just sleeping.

ETA: Thanks to everyone who voted for me as "Top Female Twilighter" in the Dazzle Awards 2009. I didn't beat my friend Lauren, but I did manage to squeak from last place all the way to second place. :-)

ETA 2: I got a job as an "Examiner" for I am their new Book Reviewer and will be posting literary-related articles once a week. I'll let you know when I post my first article. I'm excited because I will have my own byline and even a picture. It pays peanuts (roughly $10.00 for every 10,000 hits), but whatev. It's experience.

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4 comment(s):

Indyeah said...

Hello sleeping beauty!:D
Congratulations on the second place and the selection as examiner:)

ALl the best!
Happy Sleeping:D

Usha Pisharody said...


on being able to sleep so long [lucky lucky you :)]

on the advent of spring break and the anticipated holiday

on being a reviewer online... :)

Hope you have a great week :)

And deep empathy from another sleep deprived teacher :)

My vacation starts tomorrow.. :)

Hannahkin said...

YAY, second! where do us mere mortals go to view the results? i'm so happy :)

also WOOT for Spring Break! we're also on break (Easter break, haha) although it's supposedly autumn here. whaaaatever, i still think it's too hot to be approaching winter. i hope you go to Disney World :) *London is out, right? i picked that up from Twitter...?* have fun, though! i also hate leaving big plans to the last minute, but i am your average procrastinator when it comes to everything else ;)

sleep is heavenly. we went through "Death Be Not Proud" in English the other day, and it made me smile. "From rest and sleepe, which but thy pictures bee, much pleasure, then from thee, much more must flow.." true that, Mr Donne, true that! we've had a marathon LOTR movie day today, and i slept through one hour of the first movie.

triple yay for Book Reviewer post! you're telling me that if i go to Examiner dot com 1 000 000 times, you'll get $1000.00? COOL! :)

Rose said...

Hey! Yeh, I love sleeping too!! I'm exactly like you...I'm a night owl and spend ages on the internet just doing random stuff...I keep meeeaning to have early nights but they never happen, typically! And nothing can wake me in the mornings - total log!
I'm actually off from uni at the moment - still got assignments to tackle though :S Gotta go in to London tomorrow to meet up with some uni friends for our a group project.
Speaking of London!!! You should so come here for your spring break! Have you been to England before? Well, anyway, I know you'd love it!
And congrats on second place for the Top Female Twighlighter!! :D