Wednesday, May 24, 2006

5 a.m. and I'm still awake writing this blog...

It's 5:06am. I am up. I am downstairs at my computer while the rest of my family sleeps upstairs. I do not want to be up. I want to be asleep, too.

I woke up initially because the bedroom had turned into a furnace (figuratively, just in case anyone really wondered) and I knew we were expecting thunderstorms tonight and I thought maybe I should turn off my computer in case we do get lightning, because fried computer is not something I ever want to have.

So I checked the weather and there's a band of rain heading toward us, but it's diminishing as it approaches the metro area and we may not see more than a light mist by the time it actually gets here.

Gotta love those heat islands.

And then I poked around on the blogosphere and found Jack's Shack. I'd read some of his comments before, most recently his comment to Ezer K'negdo's post about conversion status in Israel. I don't know why I hadn't read his blog before (probably too much time with my nose stuck in a book) but it seemed appropriate in the dark and solitude of the wee morning hours when I can't sleep and want something interesting to read.

Feel good, Jack - your blog won out over Palm Solitaire, random Internet browsing, and Oprah's "O" magazine!

5:17 a.m. Still no rain. Still hot in the house. Still tired. Guess I'll try to eeke out another hour or two of sleep and hope that I'm not hatin' life too much by the time the kids get me up.

It's gonna be a two-coffee day.


Anonymous said...

Wow - we could have played a game together over the internet - we were up here too. My daughter was up EVERY HOUR from 1am until 6am, when she got up for the day. Yipee. I am a real cupcake today, as you may imagine. Pass that coffee!!

Jack's Shack said...

Cool. I feel honored. I am glad that you like it.

cruisin-mom said...

Well, it seems that lack of sleep was going on from east to west...I was up half the night too. Maybe it's all the American Idol anticipation...just too much for me.

Jack's Shack said...

Not me. I slept well and so did the kids. It is a nice change.

Sheyna Galyan said...

EK - BTDT and any day now I'll have the t-shirt to prove it. Right now it's just bags under the eyes. :-) A woman I know through shul (also a rebbetzin as it happens) assured me that by the time they're in high school, they don't tend to want to sleep in their parents' room anymore, or whine for someone to cover them up. And by college, it's no longer your problem.

Oh yay. Only 13 more years to go.

Jack - enjoy it very much. What I want to know is where you find the time to get so many posts up! Glad you slept well. At least that's one of us.

CM - the AI finals are tonght, aren't they? So maybe tonight you'll sleep REALLY well! (Any chance there's more than coincidence to AI being both American Idol and Artificial Intelligence?) I had an idea for a reality tv show... I'll have to turn it into a post soon before I forget it.

Jack's Shack said...


Just lucky I guess.