Who Needs Sleep?

Yesterday was not a day for the weak hearted. Neither was today but for a totally different reason and that’s just a small portion of a long standing issue and a post for another day. Yesterday was a marathon day.

I woke up at 6:30 am and after dragging myself to shower, shave, toilet functions and the rest of the morning’s activities I was out of my apartment by 8:30 am. I reached the office at 9:10 am and walked towards my system. We had a big day due to the visit of some biggies from our clients’ corporate offices. We are starting off a new project and there were inspections and certifications and all sort of things happening. A meeting started just after 9:45 am and the rest of the day uncoiled and most of the day was a blur. I wanted to leave at 6:30 pm but was informed that some more people were coming in for final inspections.

We waited and waited, talked for a while as the final checks were completed. I was finally able to get to my system at 10 minutes to 8pm to complete the rest of the day’s emails and stuff. I was done by about 8:45 pm and then went to sign up for a cab to go home. I left the office at 9:10pm (what a coincidence) and reached home at 9:30pm. I quickly ordered some pizza, after checking the contents of the fridge (I was home alone) and a coke. I was starving as I had only had a couple of dosas for lunch and skipped coffee in the evening. I waited impatiently as my pizza got to the apartment. I hungrily devoured it and poured some whiskey+coke and sat and relaxed in front of the tv.

I was asleep by 11 pm but bloody hell I woke up to the sound of the tv and with all the lights on at 1am! Fucking great. And then there was no going back to sleep for me. Lights off, I tossed and turned and tried to lull myself to sleep but it did not come. I counted sheep, no go. I switched back on the lights and watched an episode each of Little Mosque On The Prairies & Star Trek Deep Space 9. I was a bit tired after that but still could not sleep. An hour later I watched an episode of Star Trek : TOS. Still nothing, but I switched off the lights after that and lay in bed in the dark. Finally around 5 am I fell asleep and woke up at 7 am. Eyes red, feeling like shit. I splashed hot coffee over my face to try and wake myself up.

Hence it hasn’t been the greatest day today either. I just wanna crawl into bed and die!

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