The ravelled sleeve of care

It seems to take forever for my brain to reboot when I first wake up. Must be running Windows XP up there. Luckily, my body seems to have sufficient residual muscle-memory to get me up and about before my higher brain functions kick in.

Owing to an unfortunate conjunction of events this weekend, I was only able to squeeze in four hours of sleep between Friday night’s performance and my Saturday morning radio slot. Consequently, I emerged from the murky morass of semi-consciousness to find myself staggering to the bathroom muttering my usual early-morning-after-late-night mantra, “self-inflicted wound. self-inflicted wound”. As I examined the haggard visage that stared back at me resentfully from the mirror, I reflected (Ahaha!) on how peculiar it was that sleep only seems to be refreshing in retrospect – generally after the first jolt of caffeine hits the bloodstream.

This is probably why the Resurrection took three days. There was no coffee in the tomb.

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18 thoughts on “The ravelled sleeve of care

  1. There may have been no caffeine in there but there may have been cocaine there. Some years back, I saw a documentary on Egypt in the time of the pharaohs and traces of cocaine had been found in some of the mummies. Extraordinary find as cocaine comes from S America and there was (is?) no evidence to link S America with Egypt of that time.

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  2. > This is probably why the Resurrection took three days. There was no coffee in the tomb.

    Bwa! It’s funny and sacreligious!

    It’s funnyligious!

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  3. tripeak: It’s a bummer not to be a teenager.

    anne: Yeah, yeah. What you said. I’m sure I put a link up at some stage. It’s probably buried in the archives somewhere.

    andrea: That’s cool. As long as you don’t want me to join your cult.

    Reluctant Nomad: It sounnds to me like one of the researchers may have had a little ‘habit’ and may have inadvertently contaminated the sample.

    Lee: Oh yes, it doesn’t get any better than that.

    Caroline: That depends. I don’t drink, so I wasn’t hung-over – just exhausted.

    The Phoenix: Decaf? Ahahahahah! You are so right!

    Terri: The show’s not doing too badly and the response has been quite positive.

    Tammy: Dunno. I haven’t looked. Still, I doubt liver pills will do much to combat lack of sleep.

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  4. Spookie: Indeed. A stay of execution only helps a bit.

    whatalotoffun: I try not to do it too often. Still, it’s good to give the ol’ brain a shake-up from time to time.

    Reluctant Nomad What? She dropped her cigarettes into the sample, too? Seriously though, sample contamination can be a major headache. I remember getting some weird ‘organic trace’ results back from a lab. Further investigation revealed that one of the the lab techs was eating his lunch while doing the tests.

    Chitty: TurinShroud.dll was probably corrupted.

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