You think I’m sleep? I ain’t sleep.

When I was younger, I could sleep hard. I slept all the time and it was hard to wake me up. I slept through the worst thunderstorms. Also, fun family events. Sometimes outdoors. Exhibit A: Exhibit B: (This one is from the Derby Festival’s Great Balloon Race one year and I obviously was real intoContinue reading “You think I’m sleep? I ain’t sleep.”

The Tale of Laura and The Ghost Lizard

If you follow me on Twitter at all, you know that I tend to Tweet exponentially more when I can’t sleep, which unfortunately for me but fortunately for y’all has been happening a lot more often lately. Part of it’s some changes in my balance of chemicals but for a while, it was attributed toContinue reading “The Tale of Laura and The Ghost Lizard”

One Month Checkup

Today marks a few important things. First of all, it’s March now. WOOT. Second of all, today is the day I would be jumping in cold water for Special Olympics but I did that last year and it was terrifying. I’ll stick to dry land from now on, but I still want to be aContinue reading “One Month Checkup”

Breathe in, breathe out

Three hours after I was supposed to be sound asleep last night, I wasn’t. I hadn’t even come close yet. Instead, I laid there (lie there? I never know the right tense) and stared. I stared at the closet door and then I rolled over and stared at my bookcase. I stared at the lightContinue reading “Breathe in, breathe out”

Just watching you while you sleep…

I need more public transportation in my life. Most of my experiences with buses or trains or subways or monorails or boats or whatever, have all been while I’m out of town on vacation. In fact, I’m pretty sure I’ve fallen asleep on all of the aforementioned modes of transportation, especially that one time whenContinue reading “Just watching you while you sleep…”

Not sleeping is not a good thing

For a good portion of my adult life – I’m counting mainly after college – I’ve had trouble, off and on, with insomnia. A little over a year ago, when my anxiety was at an all-time high, it was probably the worst it’s been. Lots of late-night TV and Internet roaming for this lady. DuringContinue reading “Not sleeping is not a good thing”

‘I dunno, something about baby prostitutes’ or that day we were zombies

Once upon a time, I thought I could sleep during a plane ride. I had really nothing to go on, because it’s not like I’ve ever slept on one before, not to mention I’ve never been on one long enough to really get any decent sleep. But, none of this stopped me – or AshleyContinue reading “‘I dunno, something about baby prostitutes’ or that day we were zombies”

Bring in da noise

I used to sleep in a cave. Well, not really. Just felt like one. It had to be completely dark and cold and quiet. I don’t really know when it stopped working for me. Maybe college? Senior year of college, I had an in-window air conditioning unit that made a lot of noise. I hadContinue reading “Bring in da noise”

day 10 – a song that makes you fall asleep

I’ve gone through a couple different phases when it comes to what happens when I sleep – and no I’m not talking about the weird ways I sleep or that time I sleepwalked at my parents’ house when I wasn’t wearing any pants. I used to listen to music to help me sleep. And thenContinue reading “day 10 – a song that makes you fall asleep”

fears, Irrational

The other day, while in the shower, I got shampoo in my eye. Wasn’t paying attention and apparently could not feel the shampoo sliding down my forehead and all of the sudden I was blind in one eye. Side note – when I was typing the previous sentence, I originally spelled forehead “fourhead” perhaps subconsciouslyContinue reading “fears, Irrational”