Thursday, November 01, 2007

Sleep Deprived . . . and Giddy as a Schoolgirl

I have a 4 page paper due for my International Relations class this evening and, of course, I put off writing anything until last night. I HAVE been doing research for the past week or so, so I’m not a total slacker, but for some reason I just could not get myself girded to write anything until last night.

Last night was my sister’s birthday, so we took her out to a very yummy sushi place in Woodley Park (DC). Of course, we did not get there until about 8:30 and didn’t leave until about 9:50, which means we didn’t get home until well after 10 PM. And, you know, it takes a while to settle in once one gets home, and then I had to flounder around in panic because I couldn’t figure out an angle from which to write my paper . . . so, long story short, I didn’t start writing in earnest until after 1:30 AM and I didn’t get to bed until 4:30.

I really hope that the argument I put forth in my paper holds up – I have Mr. Random reviewing it to make sure I don’t sound deranged. I really bit off more than I could chew with the topic I chose, since any one part of it could be made into a 50 page report. I *think* I picked a manageable part . . . but I could be totally wrong. I already know in my heart that I probably bombed my econ paper, so I wouldn’t be surprised if this one was rather sucky too . . .

So now I’m exhausted and running on Starbucks coffee and Diet Pepsi. I’m not quite awake, but too wired to be asleep. When I am really tired, I tend to get very silly and my mind goes a million miles an hour while my reflexes dwindle down to next to nothing. Today is going to be an interesting day at work, and I know that I shouldn’t try to do anything that will require lots of thought or talking or things will just be ugly. On the good side, at least that means I should be able to sleep like a rock this evening . . .

In other news, today starts NaNoWriMo! My goal this year is to have at least 10,000 words written in 30 days. Given my paper output in the past few weeks, I do believe that it is a reachable goal. I will get this year’s icon up when I get a chance. Unfortunately, it looks like I’m not going to be able to get one of their cool mugs this year because they are already sold out . . . bummer!

I would write more but my brain is totally fried. I wave a cheery hello to everyone!


Merci said...

A cheery hello right back to you! Hope the paper get rave reviews.

I used to get punchy when I was tired. Now I just can't stay awake, or function at all.

Which reminds me: it's just about my bedtime. G'night!

Ilnizzzah said...

I totally know the feeling. I tend to do lots of research early on but get so panicked by the idea of the actual writing, that I put it off. But I've been working hard against that in Grad school. I force myself to sit down and write a little bit each day.Good luck!

CS said...

Cheery and sleep-deprived hello to you, too!