helen-louise (baratron) wrote,

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less coherent than a very incoherent thing

Gah. I am officially exhausted. Dutifully stayed up until midday yesterday, fell asleep around 12.45pm, got woken up by a phone call at 6.45pm, fell asleep again immediately - and woke up absolutely perfectly wide awake at 10pm. Couldn't go back to sleep at all, and it seemed pointless trying, so I got up and finished cleaning the kitchen. Ate a strange meal, played a bit of Ratchet & Clank, the otterylexa arrived, we ate a more normal meal, everyone else went to bed.

It is now 8am & I've been awake for 10 hours, but I've been fighting the urge to sleep since 6am. The problem is, that's the time I've been getting sleepy for the past week or so, so my body's got trained that that's the time when I should go to bed. I'm not sure that lying on the bed reading Teach Yourself Beginner's Japanese Script was exactly the best way to fight it :/ I now have a head full of "mountain", "rice field" and "power". Actually, I breezed through the first chapter and a half easily and know about 20 kanji now (!) - but got completely bogged down with the pronunciations - Chinese pronunciations, written in BLOCK CAPITALS and Japanese pronunciations, written in lower case - ergh. I guess I'll try again when it's not horribly early in the morning.

I am supposed to be staying awake until 4pm today. Don't think that'll be happening - I think I'll go zonk at 2pm. Except if I let myself do that, I'll probably wake up at 10pm again, and then I'll be in a routine of waking up at 10pm, which is even less functional than 6pm. Argh. Must Stay Awake. I feel like one of those cartoon characters propping open their eyes with matchsticks...

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