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Nov. 29th, 2006 | 12:13 am
mood: Cold, tired, shivery... bed!

Well, two more deadlines out of the way. I arrived at the library at 10am on Sunday morning (I'd already been there for most of Saturday) and worked almost solidly for 26 hours. And by almost solidly, I mean only a few 5 minute breaks. Remind me never to do that again.

I ended up wearing a rather interesting outfit by Monday morning. I left the house on Sunday wearing my lovely grey wide-legged trousers with tiny pale pink and lilac pinstripes, my bright pink Uni of Bath zip-up, my lilac pashmina as a scarf and shocking pink elbow-length fingerless gloves. Oh, and pink and purple argyll knee-length socks. That was interesting enough, but by the next morning I was required to tie my top around my waist (you'd think that after nearly 10 years of bleeding monthly I'd get the hang of it) to reveal a brilliantly turquoise strappy top that exposed my (grey - though I do have pink) bra. That required me to wear my pashmina as a shawl -- not the easiest when you're typing frantically. And as I go very pale when I haven't slept (or when I'm losing blood for whatever reason) I must have looked a sight.

I then decided to go shopping in this ensemble and despite the fact I was starting to see things out of the corners of my eyes that weren't there. I found the Oxfam bookshop, and finally managed to pick up my eBay purchases from the Delivery office. I then went home and slept from 14:30 to 8:30 solidly -- 17 and a half hours. That may be a record, even for me.

Still, I'll be missing plenty of sleep the rest of this week. I've been to the theatre tonight -- an English translation of Cavalli's Erismena that was wonderful, and I'm doing First Aid cover for tomorrows (er.. today's now) Snowball (Sports Clubs have an excuse to get dressed up and drink themselves into oblivion), doing a full day of practical, co-ordinating First Aid cover for Thursday's Snowball and then doing a full day of practical. I will be lucky to get 4 hours sleep each night. I'll try and see if I can escape today's duty, or I may be dead by Friday. Pity my poor lab partner.

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Jennifer

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from: tiramisu_milano
date: Nov. 29th, 2006 12:48 am (UTC)
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Oh, what I would give to sleep for 17 hours straight. Hell, I'd even settle for 6 straight hours.

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caz_in_a_teacup

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from: caz_in_a_teacup
date: Nov. 29th, 2006 10:36 am (UTC)
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If I don't get 6 hours sleep for a few days in a row, I get very emotional -- hysterical giggling fits (with tears running down my face) at things that aren't funny and bursting into tears if anyone says anything sharply to me.

I'm usually really laid back (or lazy, according to some) but when my sleep patterns get disrupted (which is most of the time) I tend to lose it.

I think I'd quite happily take to my bed and never leave it (especially if it had my nice cotton percale sheets and eiderdown on).

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from: daphne486
date: Nov. 29th, 2006 07:59 pm (UTC)
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You lost me at the 26 hours of work... I can barely achieve an afternoon (with plenty of 15 minutes greaks...)

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caz_in_a_teacup

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from: caz_in_a_teacup
date: Nov. 29th, 2006 10:44 pm (UTC)
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;-) That's usually my attitude to work, which is how I end up needing to work for 26 hours straight!

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