9 January 2008

I love my pillow

And I hate mornings. I've hardly slept for the past three nights. I keep waking up in the middle of the night, 3am or so, and then I get out of bed because I think it's time to get up. Where's the sense in that? Well, there is none, but common sense usually does not return to me until I've been up for an hour or two and had at least three cups of tea. Sometimes common sense just wanders off in the middle of the night and doesn't come back at all, but you've probably realised that already. Uhh... anyway. So I get up and go to the kitchen to make tea, wonder why nobody else is awake (except the cat who's hiding behind a door to jump at me, argh) and then I see that it's 3am and I can sleep another four hours. So it's off to bed again (after once again having been attacked by my cat). And then this process repeats itself a couple of times. Three nights in a row, now.
Come 7am, I'm a complete wreck (with a nice set of scratches, courtesy of that black and white furry feline which is then purring contentedly on my bed with that "I don't have to get up, mwahaha"-look). To this, add the fact that it's dark (sunrise at 10am, yaay, and sunset five hours later) and there's ice on the bicycle tracks. Eeks.
The worst of it all is that though I'm so tired I fall asleep standing at school, I'm wide awake in the evenings. So no chance of an early night either.

Eeeeevil cat with sharp claws. Do not be deceived by her cuteness. Lol.

On the bright side, I finally finished my Uni application. I had to apply on their website (site crashed about three times) as well as fill out this application form by hand. And that took ages. It had questions like "How do you plan to finance your study? Please give us specific information" and then about a square inch to write an answer. I got my report cards from the past two years translated and signed up for exams in English and Dutch (costs a small fortune). I have to take those to show that my knowledge of these languages is sufficient *rolls eyes* Luckily the Dutch exam is during Easter, and the English one the day before Whitsunday, so unfortunately, I can't come to work those days (busiest days of the year, mwahaha). My boss is going to be so extremely pissed off. Rotflol.

I've started writing an essay about runes but it'll be a while before it's up here. The second round of the Chemistry Olympiad is next week and I still need to learn, well, a lot. I hate organic chemistry.


Linwe said...

lol well I'm decieved by the cat's cuteness, because that pic is really cute. :)
And yay for the uni applications! I was happy too when these were over (even though mine were MUCH easier :))

Crystal said...

Hi, I jumped over from Kirsten's blog. Love the pic of your cat! Looks like a very mischievious thing with those claws;) Liked reading your posts. I love reading Kirsten's. She teaches me so much more than I could have ever learned going to school here. I look forward to reading yours as well! Have a good day;0)

Gabriele C. said...

I hear you on the pillow. I'm a natural owl, and if some bloody job forces me to get up early in the morning, my rhythm is totally screwed. It's the only advantage of working on a freelance basis (the disadvantage is little money).

Strange enough, I never have problems getting up early when I travel, but school, university courses, work ... it always sucked.

Celedë Anthaas said...

Linwe, my cat is usually cute and cuddly, but her claws are devilish :) And I'm beginning to think that the uni application process is an entrance examination in disguise, lol.

Hi Crystal, and welcome to my blog :) I'm hoping to get some posts up soon that aren't just about lack of sleep and an overdose of physics. Haha.

Gabriele, I'm the same. I can get up at 3am if there's a holiday to some faraway place involved, but getting up at 7.30 for triple physics or something equally boring is slightly more problematic. Last week I had to get up at 4.45 for work. Just thinking about it makes me shiver, lol.

STAG said...

Hmmmmm....evil cat...even has a Hitler moustache!

Celedë Anthaas said...

Awww... she's not *that* evil :P

Anonymous said...

Sounds like you need a clock beside your bed so you know when it's NOT time to get up! ;-)

Celedë Anthaas said...

Lol, I have one, but I'm so sleepy that I don't realise that "3.04" means "go back to bed" :)