The adventures (and non-adventures) of a marginally seasoned attorney.


Tuesday, December 1, 2009

How to pull an all-nighter

I, like most law students, spend my life in a half-asleep/half-awake delirium.  And it's not because I don't have time to sleep. Please believe,  I do, because I'm a 3L and I don't spend time reading for class. I've just developed a nasty case of insomnia over the past few months.  Incidentally, this insomnia may be partly attributed to the lack of reading I've done, because nothing will put you to sleep faster than curling up to a good ol' chapter of debtor-creditor relations.

Anyway, I can't attribute all of my newfound lack of slumber to the lack of reading.  I manage to do or find nonsense things to keep me awake.  And since we here at Incidental Justice are all about helping others, I'm going to share with you some of the things that have kept me awake over the past month.  Because if you're trying to pull an all-nighter, caffeine will only get you so far. So here we go:
  • Galileo's Missing Fingers - So apparently, a couple of Galileo Galilei's fingers went missing after he died.  And then, someone found them in a jar somewhere.  And the jar went up for auction last week.  The couple that bought the jar knew there were fingers in there - and they made the purchase *even though they didn't know those fingers were Galileo's*.  I found this out at about midnight one night. How can you fall asleep after hearing such awesome news? It's not possible.
  • Early Morning Yoga - When I have a 6:30 a.m. class at the HPER, I either am a) SO excited about my workout that I just can't fall asleep or b) SO worried that I'm not going to be able to wake up in time that I just can't fall asleep. Anyway, just convince yourself that you need to wake up early, and I promise you'll fall asleep two hours later than you anticipated.
  • Late Night Toning - Shoot, I just can't cut a break with this whole workout thing.  After sleeping in through my Yoga class, I've gotta get my workout in at some point during the day.  And I usually remember this about 20 minutes before I plan to go to sleep.  You would think that after 30 pushups and 50 crunches, I'd be ready to collapse onto the bed.  Apparently not.
  • The FBI's Most Wanted List - Okay, for the record, I was TOTALLY ready to fall asleep that night.  But then I thought to myself "Gee, I wonder who's on the FBI's most wanted list these days?" And it makes sense that this thought would just pop into my mind, because I've thought about the most wanted list maybe one time in my entire life. Anyway, I moseyed on over to the FBI site to see who was on there.  Sheesh.  If that won't give you nightmares, I have no idea what will.  No sleep for me that night.
I'm running on about 4 hours of sleep right now, so I can attest to the success of this list.  And I suppose I should make a post about "How to stay awake in class and look like you care even though you're about to fall over."  But I'm still workin' on figuring that one out. Happy finals week, y'all.

1 comment:

hannah said...

Best way to waste your time at night - . I'm friggin' obsessed.