So I’ve been having some weirdness with my sleep cycle the past few weeks, and I’m almost 100% convinced it has more to do with the posture in which I sleep and not necessarily the surface on which I sleep. Granted, I could certainly stand to repurpose the ol’ futon for a reading couch in the bedroom, and putting in a proper bed is on my list of things to do; but all that will be for naught if, in fact, what’s causing my back pain is either overworking it, overheating myself, or the myriad ways I decide to contort myself at night. I’ve been trying a few things here and there over the past couple of nights, including a full-length body pillow (with a plain blue terrycloth cover– I mean, come on, I know I’m an otaku but there are limits), and I’ll be test-driving a possible bed later on this weekend. All this just so I can satisfy my curiosity and know if I’m right about the nature of my sleep as opposed to what nurtures it.
It’s strange, really, how something so simple as the alteration of a few minor things can so drastically change one’s outlook and disposition. For example, now that I’ve completed the move and things are settling back down to something approaching normal, all that I’ve done the past three months has finally caught up to me. Pretty much, I get home and I flop down on the couch, watching TV or reading until it’s time to post and then head off to bed.
This would worry me if I didn’t know I needed the downtime.
This weekend was a flurry of activity, but most of it being involved in the home meant that even though it was very, very busy, it was still a welcome change from the torrent of draining errands I’ve had to spend my weekends on in the recent past. Now, I’ve got a lot of work ahead of me at work, but it’s also a huge amount of stress off of my shoulders.
And yet now I find that I need to spend plenty of time watching The West Wing. Awesome.
Most of what I’m doing here in between fielding calls is either working with my hands or otherwise leaving my main computer idle, so I’m taking advantage of that by ripping some DVDs to watch on the bus rides from here on out. In truth, I should have been doing that weeks ago, but you take what you can get, really. In my case, I’m probably going to be dumping the files to my bigger external drive once I’m done with them and only putting what I need at the moment on the phone. (My iTunes setup has everything on a 400GB drive that I honestly thought, when I bought it, would be “too massive to fill”. I was half-right: I’m still only about 50% full on it, but it doesn’t have too much video on it. The bigger drive is a 1TB bit bucket.)
I did mention I could do that while I slept, right? ‘Cause I can, and will…
So the plan is that, since I stayed up excessively late tonight, I’ve built up a sleep deficit sufficient to get me to go to sleep pretty much as soon as I get home tomorrow, so I can get up early on Thursday and get done what needs to get done.
Yeah, sounds silly, but it might just work, so…
I spent last night discovering that I was almost out of white spray paint for priming the Imperial Guard army. That said, however, I also found that the IG infantry sprues are easier to pre-prime before assembly than the Space Marines were; I’m going to guess that the same will hold for the Orks once I get around to putting those together.
Tonight is a night for Rock Band.
So, I’ve made it through what’s been probably the most restless and work-addicted week of my life since my days at Gannon. That says something, probably more about how lucky I’ve been at my gigs so far than about how rough the week has been on me– physically and mentally. But, the good part of all of this is that the worst is over now, and I feel I can go back to promising daily updates. More to the point, I actually have a lot of real, honest-to-God content that I want to go over. And I will, I promise.
But tonight? Tonight is a night of feasting and of relaxing. Catch you tomorrow, folks, with some notes on These Hopeful Machines.
The two most soothing and comforting voices in the English-speaking world are up there.
Really, I could listen to that clip for hours and still feel relaxed.
Long weekend ahead, folks, and that means I get some time off to do what I enjoy: playing games and writing. I did manage to reclaim a couple Dreamcast games this past week, and as a result I’m overjoyed, so there’s probably going to be a post about those soon. ‘Till then.
So far this weekend I’ve introduced my mom to Can’t Stop and Ticket To Ride.
So far, I’ve not won either of those games. There’s a connection there.