Tuesday, May 17, 2005

All-Nighter

Yes, you read the title aright. Last night Jenn, Crim, Austin and I pulled an all-nighter. The first one of the year for me - and possibly my first one ever. I think I generally fall asleep at about 3 am. Yes, and I'm still awake at this point.

It was a weird night. My head was absolutely whirling and so I didn't even feel sleepy until 1:30 or so, and when I got in bed (and by bed I mean sleeping bag) I couldn't sleep until about 2:30. I woke up at about 3 when Jenn came in, and then couldn't fall asleep after that, so when she came in again after an adventurous trip to a gas station, I decided I would stay up with them. They were going to pull an all-nighter. So I jumped on board. We watched a movie and then I went out to see the sunrise (which was beautiful and peaceful) and then I dragged (willingly) Crim and Jenn outside to see the sun. We played in a water fountain (and by we I mean Jenn and I dabbled our feet and flicked water at each other) and ate breakfast, and I'm still up. I think we're going on a Wal-mart expedition now. Heehee. I'll let you know how the rest of the day goes. Honestly I'm just aiming to stay awake until it gets dark. I feel like once it gets dark it'll be OK to sleep because I'll be on a semi-natural sleep cycle. Y'know, up with the dawn, down with the sun. Or something like that.

Not to mention that both Jenn and I are feeling decidedly slap-happy. Poor Austin's pulled 5 all-nighters this week and had an 8 am exam this morning. Poor Crim pulled an all-nighter the night before last as well. I think both Jenn and I are coping better than the guys, if only because this is the first all-nighter either of us has pulled all year. It figures that this one is after my school ends. Kasparek would be proud of me.

4 comments:

Domino said...

Don't feel too bad about Austin; he'll get over it... and I can say that because he'll never read this!

Jess said...

if you fell asleep at 2:30, technically it wasn't an all-nighter.

my first and last all-nighter was graduation night. oh how fun it was to drop out with a diploma

Mackenzie said...

Yes, yes it was an all-nighter, especially if you want to be hyper-technical and say I fell asleep in the morning rather than at night.

Jess said...

all-nighter (AWL NAI-tur) n. the act of not sleeping from sunset until SUNRISE the next morning, or later.

i've stayed awake until 6 am before. and i don't consider that an all-nighter.

7am friday - 8am saturday. THAT'S an all-nighter.

i rest my case.