32 years old and it looks as though my Monday is going to consist of the following: get up, go to work, sit in meetings all day, go home, have tea, go to bed. That’s not much of a life really, is it?
The solution to my tiredness is simple of course. The only problem is that I don’t do early nights: I’m a night owl and I’m only rarely in bed much before midnight. Many is the night that I have found myself pointlessly up late in front of the laptop or the telly (or both) just pottering about and busy doing nothing much. Somehow I find that much more relaxing than sleeping. I get little enough time to myself, so this time spent doing what I want to do is precious. I need time to unwind; time for my brain to process the day.
As if I didn’t stay up late enough already, I have had even more opportunities for late nights recently as England have been playing Australia in the First Test in the 2006/7 Ashes Series in Brisbane. The first ball of each day’s play is delivered at around about midnight UK time, and the last ball is delivered at around 7am. After the excitement of the 2005 Ashes, apparently lots of people have been staying up late or setting their alarms early so that they can take in a bit of the action.
I watched the first half hour or so of the first day’s play when I got in from the Bluetones the other night, and I watched an hour or so on Friday night, but that’s it. The rest of the time I’ve just gone to bed. Partly this is because England have been pretty dreadful from the moment Steve Harmison delivered the first ball of the match straight to second slip, but mainly this is because I’ve been too knackered to sit up and watch it.
I think maybe I need a holiday.
Or an early night.
Oh crap. Would you look at that – as I write this, it’s already gone half
If you like music, do go and check out “Oh” - Russ L’s blog. Russ might have vehemently disagreed with my prosecution of R’n’B on the Art of Noise the other day, but that's okay. I can’t say that I agreed with all of the points he raised, and I was a touch taken aback by the ferocity of his reply, but I've recovered now. I admire his passion and I want to doff my cap to him. Passion is a good thing in my books.
Definitely worth a look - he is the "R'n'B Doctor" after all.....