Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Maybe I could phone it in ...


Basically, I dislike telephones very much. I consider them a necessary evil. When I'm on the phone, I like to take care of business and then hang it up. Don't wanna linger. Don't wanna shoot the shit.

I also have very odd sleeping habits. I never sleep more than about 5 hours on any given night. I go to bed about 10pm, watch a little TV then go to sleep by 11pm. So I'm up and fully awake by 4 o'clock-ish. But because I don't get enough nightime sleep, I love to take a nap during the afternoon. I get that nap as often as possible. It can be a 15-minute power nap or as long as 40 or 45 minutes. I just need to rest my eyes and my brain (what's left of it).

My problem is that the few people who call me, do so between 3pm - 5pm. That is the part of the afternoon I earmark for my nap time. What seems like every friggin' day, the phone rings 2, 3 or 4 times while I'm trying to nap. So I give up trying to sleep. Then I find it very difficult to stay up until 10pm. So I wake up earlier in the morning after my 4-5 hours sleep. A viscious, viscious cycle.

So now you're thinking I should just unplug or turn off the phones while trying to nap. Ahhhhh, but you're forgetting one thing ....... I'm a sick person who doesn't think right.

I hate missing phone calls.

todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful

that I have begun a new program of unplugging my home phone and turning off my cell phone while trying to nap

that Mom's nursing-home room is now inhabited only by her, for the foreseeable future

that she has the $$$$ to pay for that private room -- the part that isn't covered by insurance

for the nice (and very slow) walk we took yesterday at the nursing home and she actually waved HI to other residents

for 2 very fine AA meetings yesterday

that I was able to pass up an opportunity to satisfy my inherent need to be right, choosing instead to remain happy by not taking someone's inventory**

for the Lassie video below this post

that with a little bit of thought, I'll have an idea for HNT tomorrow

YOU DON'T FALL OFF A BUILDING WHEN YOU'RE STANDING IN THE MIDDLE.
My Mind Is Out To Get Me

** new behavior

11 comments:

NMAMFQLMSH said...

I will never call you between 3 and 5.
I see you,
JJ

Vince said...

Here is hoping anyone with your number reads this post.

yyosj

Scott W said...

Just keep coming back, hon.

Mary Christine said...

You are not alone. I love your photos of the phones. Their progression. Good post. I like it a lot.

Melody said...

I am soo important that I know that message was just for me!!!xoxoxox's

Alexis said...

Happy napping!!! : )

Rex said...

Promise to never call between three and five.......probably because that's my nap time too!

Shannon said...

I just love you Daave!!!!! I wont call you either at your nap time... and I love hearing your moms progress... you are such a good son!!!! thanks for sharing

ps have a good nap todaay

Kenny said...

take your nap earlier.

Mr. H.K. said...

Dude, I'm WITH YA on the phone...

It is a cruel instrument of intrusion.

For me, it's used only to arrange live meetups...

I just can't handle phone chats for the sake of phone chats anymore...

lash505 said...

Dave your nuts, just get a head set and stay in bed.