Dear Brain, I’d Like Some Sleep…

22 Dec

It’s one of those nights. You know the kind of nights I mean. The ones where you’re exhausted beyond repair, and you really want to sleep, but your brain starts motoring along, telling you about all the things you ought to be doing instead of sleeping. Currently, my brain is very excited. It wants to read every unread book lining my bookshelf (and trust me, there are plenty). It also wants to re-read the Harry Potter books. It wants to watch the Harry Potter movies, too. And knit a Harry Potter scarf. Actually, according to a selection of online quizzes, I would be placed squarely in Ravenclaw, and thus my brain wants to knit not one, but two Harry Potter scarves: One in the book-purist colours (blue and bronze), and one in the movie colours (blue and grey, an arguably prettier colour scheme). My brain is also telling me to hurry up and finish cleaning the bedroom before xmas. Then it starts going on about all the xmas chores that I have yet to do (such as wrapping a single gift).

Clearly, my brain wants to be doing something right now. Even though I’m dead tired. Want some evidence of how tired I am? Today at work, a man who vaguely resembled Matthew Perry came through my till. For a moment, my heart leapt up and my eyes bulged out of my head, as I honestly believed I was ringing up soap for Chandler Bing. And tonight, upon noticing a very bright light shining off in the distance, I interpreted it as a firecracker over the Peace Tower. Never mind the fact that today is not a fireworks-worthy holiday (or a holiday of any sort, to the best of my knowledge). Never mind the fact that fireworks aren’t giving to hovering in the sky, frozen solid in mid-explosion.

It’s total monkey mind, my friends.

Fun fact: I read once that a far more significant portion of the population hears voices in their heads than what statistics would lead us to believe. Why? Because the voices aren’t always disturbing; they’re simply there. And nobody complains about it if it doesn’t bother them. I’m pretty sure I am one such person. The monkey in my mind never shuts up, quite frankly. As such, I believe he is deserving of a name. How about Alan?

And with that, I’m off to bed! Not to sleep, necessarily, but possibly to get started on a book, or perhaps a scarf.

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5 Responses to “Dear Brain, I’d Like Some Sleep…”

  1. Adam M December 23, 2009 at 5:29 am #

    You should try something from the Body Shop called Deep Sleep pillow mist. Works for me every time. 😉

    • beeks December 24, 2009 at 2:00 am #

      I think that stuff only works if you like the smell of it, and there’s something about it that just doesn’t sit right with me. I like lavender oil as a sleep aid though, and don’t know why I never seem to think of it when I need it!

  2. Hella Stella December 23, 2009 at 2:45 pm #

    Yaaaay Harry Potter! You have a smart brain.

    • beeks December 24, 2009 at 2:01 am #

      There’s something about xmastime that makes me crave Harry Potter everything.

  3. Adam M December 26, 2009 at 3:15 am #

    I love Lavendar and Deep Sleep. I got the Deep Sleep bath for Christmas and I bought myself the Lavendar one for the 3 for $30 sale.

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