Wednesday, September 13, 2006

The Return of the Sandman

As everyone knows by now, sleep is extremely precious to me - and even slimy Gollum would have some difficulty cheating me of my preeecious...

Perhaps it's because with my frenetic pace at work, I have so little of it. Or perhaps I never had enough of it as a child when I was frequently assaulted by on-off near-debilitating attacks of insomnia. Then again, I could simply be a lazy fuck who enjoys my sleep.

My precious!
My precious sleep...

Whatever the reasons, I take my sleep extremely seriously now and practically plan my entire life around it. Woe betide anyone who interrupts me while I'm going through my regular rounds of REM and non REM cycles - since obviously hell hath no fury like a sleeping gay man. By midnight I'm usually in bed counting sheep and it's near impossible to drag me out then.

Everyone has their own distinctive sleeping patterns ( blame the circadian rhythms ) and I just realized that I generally wake up without prompting only at around 9 ( yeah, I took the day off today! ). Without the armed battalion of clocks that surround me sounding the alarms in the morning, I seriously doubt I'd even make it to work. Even then I always have this insane urge to smash the little buggers into little non-operable pieces before setting them on fire.

Don't get me wrong. I like waking up early. Those extra hours in the morning gives me just enough time to get most things done. But come on, it's just such a sinful pleasure waking up with the sun shining warm on your face - unlike my normal drudge days when I rush off to work before the sun even rises and reach home after it sets. Is it any wonder that most doctors are preternaturally pale?

Still I managed to drag myself out of the bed for a bit of shopping by noon - hey, it's one of the few things that I wake up early for, apart from some dim sum and a naked aroused man. Unfortunately can't sleep the day away... and after all, Charming Calvin has a sadly spartan home that needs some lovely knick knacks to give it that homey lived-in look. Like any good gay man, I made my way to IKEA ( of course that's only till we have places like Habitat ) to furnish his cosy crib.

Then again, I took a quick nap again after I finished my errands.

21 comments:

thompsonboy said...

I love my nap. There's nothing better than waking up at noon on a Saturday and have a slow breakie while reading the paper. Watch some TV and eat lunch again. Off to bed of course as soon I finished stuffing my fat face with food. Joy.

Sue said...

I love nothing better than settling down in a comfy bed for a good night's rest after a long hard day. I drift off into dreamland. I dislike waking for any reason really. I only get out of bed for coffee. Sad, isn't it?

Prince of Darkness said...

Well, everyone needs their precious sleep, and that includes me. Well I can say that my insomnia's gone when I start to work. Or am I being too tired? Haha stil I am missing someone to hug me to bed :(

Las montaƱas said...

I wish I could sleep late.. but the damn noises outside will wake me up. And the guilt of wasting a couple of daylight hours... well.

nyonyapenang said...

hate alarm clocks. years ago had a neighbour whose alarm goes of at 6.30am every day with 'CHOE SUN, CHOE SUN, CHOE SUN......'
damn annoying.

AJ said...

I actually punctuate my day at the office with naps. One after lunch & one after work before I hit the gym. Gives me lots of energy & keeps me happy!

Diamond Stud said...

Your blog has inspired me to start my own. Thank you.

ash said...

I get like, 4 to 6 hours of sleep a day. lucky for me, I know my sleeping cycle and REM patterns. Haha.. but then if i have nothing to do, like you, i would just nap off.

ikanbilis said...

i'm a true night owl. i sleep at 3-4am and wakes up at 5am and go to school at 6am and sleep in the school bus until 7am. i sleep alot in school starting this year(was a good boy years before) and when i come home at 3, i sleep until 7 and goes to tuition 8 and come home at 10 and stay awake and the whole cycle rounds except on weekends. so, during holidays(exclusing weekends)

i will be having longer hour of nap, like between 8-12 hours which are just too good to resist. i have a terrible sleeping debt and i will be paying it off starting Dec 5th! and just can't wait for that freedom to come!

Gay boy comes to London said...

I only wished I could remember what I've dreamt - on a rare day, I will, but only after having it 'tiggered'. Least on most times it always a sexy one :-)

Jemima said...

Nap? What's that? :(

Can't even remember the last time, I had one. :((

THE HONOURABLE SHAH said...

aduh! i really miss my 8-hour sleep! anyways, you write mean stuffs, dude! keep on blogging! (sorry for unnecessary exclamation marks!)

sharon said...

i'm too uptight a person to appreciate the luxury of sleeping, but i suspect that's going to change very soon.

Super Boing Boing said...

*psssst* Rabbit themed curtains. Don't forget!

Not so Single Guy said...

I wish I was sleeping..I have the worst insomnia at the moment. but I got some nice sleeping pills!

hrugaar said...

I can doze in my magic armchair more easily than getting to sleep in bed. Never enough sleep.

R*Y A N said...

i love taking nana naps but the opportunity to do so are so rare, despite how i need them so much, especially lately. i've been getting on average 5 hours sleep most nights.

but today, managed a full, count 'em, 11 hours of snooze time.

and i woke up worse than ever!

envy said...

Sleep warm, sleep tight, when you turn off the light,
Sleep warm, sleep well, my love.
Rest your head on your pillow, what a lucky pillow,
Close to you, so close to you all night.
Sleep warm, sleep well, let dreams within you dwell,
Sweet dreams of me, my love.
Close your eyes now and kiss me, and whisper you miss me,
Sleep tight, sleep well, sleep warm.
Sleep warm...

(Sleep warm by Frank Sinatra)

Sam said...

You know... you don't need to be a sleeping gay man to wreak your fury. My friend Kai is straight and trust me - he really can be in a pissy mood when I wake him up from his slumber.

I swear I'll never make phone calls early in the morning again. =P

William said...

Sleep = good.... But for some unknown reason, I won't want to go to bed before I read something or ..eh.. hem.

Sam said...

I only like sleeping when it's in the morning on a rainy day. Really a good time to lie down and just laze... =)