I hate being sleepy. But then again, I don’t ever really know it when I am asleep, so I guess I’d have to say I enjoy that part. (Who can really say?)

Being sleepy is really, a state of mind… I mean just think about the last time YOU…were sleepy… (hopefully this isn’t making you even more-so, LOL unless that’s the desired effect…)

First side effect of sleepiness: our body usually starts slowing down… Maybe, your just coming off the effects of that third or fourth “pick me up” cup of coffee or can of monster/red bull/ or 5 hour energy drink (yipppppeeeeeee). Or maybe your just getting into that edge-smoothing additive you just took, aka that first glass of merlot/budweiser/GUINESS STOUT (hoooraaaaay) or for those teetotlaters out there, a nice warm glass of milk… EITHERWAY…

YE OLD BODY SLOWLY BUT SURELY STAAAAARRRRTTTTTSSSS SSSSSLLLLLOOOOOOWWWWWIIIIINNNNGGGGG DOOOOOOWWWWNNNNN…

Your eyes get a little droopier, your hands a little heavier, that once stately and affirmative chin now resembles a curtain hanging in a bed bath and beyond display… How low can it goooooo…. Your shoulders slag away from their previous upright stance and your now resembling a question mark in human form… What comes next do you ask?

How about a little dosage of a head-bobb remeniscant of an Outkast record…
Your word play becomes just that… Instead of jeopardy, now your playing “verbal wheel of fortune”…
Which words will I actually still be able to SEMI-pronounce?

Your heartbeat is in competition- no longer with the energizer bunny ad playing on the t.v. next door, no, right about now, its starting to play in the same league as the water spigot dripping in the bathroom… A beat per hour maybe…

Ladies and gentlemen welcome to SLEEPYLAND!!!!
Admission is free, come one come ALL, step right up and take a seat because it’s gonna be… A BUMPY RIIIIIDDDDDDD—Aaaahhhhh!!!!
But to where?
To that great battleground state of being call SLEEPDOM…

AND HERE IS WHERE OUR EPIC STRUGGLE BEGINS!!!
The fight for middle-TIRED has begun!!!

You know your tired, you know you want to go to sleep, but the mind refuses to capitulate!

DO NOT GO QUIETLY INTO THAT DARK NITE!!!
RAGE AGAINST THE CALLING OF THE BED!!!

And so you either grab that second cup of coffee or another can of monster…
Or you start cleaning behind that pesky living room couch, or washing yesterday’s dishes out there in the kitchen… ANYTHING BUT BREAK DOWN AND HEAD INTO THE BEDROOM AND ADMIT DEFEAT!!!

That ladies and gents is the epic struggle I am fighting at this very moment!!!
I’m dog tired but I just don’t want to go to sleep…

WHO’s WITH ME!!!???!!!

Somebody??? ANYBODY??? HELLO??? HEEELLLLPPPPMMMEEEE!!!!

Well… I fought the fine fight but I am no match for Father Time…
Until next time folks…

FIGHT ON!!! or SLEEP TIGHT!!!

One love-
J.M.

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