Tuesday, September 27

Surviving at Night

>Insert dark, creepy, horror music here.<

No, seriously.

Given the fact that night-time is basically 0.5 of a typical Earth day, and the second fact that humans like me live on Earth, surviving at night is very serious business.

I - for one - have major issues with surviving at night. These issues include, but are not limited to:

1) Shadows

2) Sudden bursts of creativity and / or genius that temporarily stunt the sleep process

3) Shadows

4) Boredom

5) Shadows

6) Stress about upcoming tests, exams, etc. 

7) Shadows.

I'm sure you've gathered by now that the shadows are out to get me, I swear. 

So, I have done something that I encourage all of you to do: make a list of things that you need close by every night such that the imperative sleep process is not impeded. 

Here's mine. It's quite simple, really.

Things I must have to survive at night: 

1) My sister in the room

Why?
ANTI-BOREDOM! She talks in her sleep. Very entertaining. And besides, if she's there, there's a 50/50 chance the shadows will get her instead, and that's something they'll never think of doing twice. She's one tough, but sweet, cookie.

2) A notepad 

Why?
To go along with #3!

3) A small reading light and / or glow in the dark pens 

Why?
Because these things allow my eyes to see item #2!

So, yes, this is what I need to survive at night, which, as I stated earlier, is pretty darn nifty in the grand scheme of things.

. . . No lie. 

(By the way, just before I published this, one of my friends told me quote: "I actually sleep at night." Hm. Fascinating concept. Oh, yes, you can see her creative genius here.)