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Sleep is for the Weak

  • Oct. 1st, 2005 at 3:32 AM
"There comes a point," the Muse said, "where you really do have to go to sleep."

I shifted on the sofa, and my leg, which was propped on the coffee table, kicked a magazine to the floor. I didn't move to retrieve it. "I don't want to sleep. It's only three in the morning. I can stay awake a little longer."

She scooted off the chaise and snatched up the fallen magazine, returning it to the tabletop. "Do I have to kick your ass? Do I? You know you're going to be a waste tomorrow if you don't get at least a little pre-dawn snoozing."

I grumbled at her. "Don't use logic on me at three in the morning. Three isn't the time for logic. It's the time for obstinance."

She reached up under the lamp shade and turned off the light, putting us in a soft blue glow from the computer speakers. "I am going to bed," she said. "You can either come with me or sit out here in the dark."

"I'll just turn the light on again."

She pulled her shirt off over her head, leaving her standing in her bra. She used the shirt like an oven mitt over her hand, and unscrewed the bulb. "Don't stub your toe on the way to the bedroom."

"You suck, Muse."

"Part of my charm," she said, and moved with a tightrope walker's balance through the furniture and into the bedroom.

I of course stubbed my toe on the coffee table on my way after her.



giggleloop wrote:
Oct. 1st, 2005 08:16 am (UTC)
nah, who needs sleep anyway. :P

i'm cringing at the thought of toe-stubbing. i do waaaaay too much of that.

shannonsays wrote:
Oct. 1st, 2005 12:53 pm (UTC)

do your computer speakers really glow?
king_cool_paul wrote:
Oct. 1st, 2005 04:43 pm (UTC)
They do! They have these little blue lights on the bases to tell you that they're on, and they give the softest glow. It's like having a little nightlight in the living room. I'll be sure to post some pictures of the new place once I get a card reader and find the charger for my camera (who knows where they are packed up?).
astragali wrote:
Oct. 1st, 2005 05:54 pm (UTC)
I don't think I've gotten more than five or six hours of sleep in a week.

Oh, sleep, how I miss you.
king_cool_paul wrote:
Oct. 1st, 2005 07:01 pm (UTC)
I didn't used to miss it as much as I do these days. Guess that means I'm starting to wear down, hmm?
astragali wrote:
Oct. 2nd, 2005 12:55 am (UTC)
Or you haven't been sleeping well.

That's the thing, when I do sleep, I sleep well; there's just not enough of it.
king_cool_paul wrote:
Oct. 2nd, 2005 06:20 pm (UTC)
Honestly, I sleep better now than I have in a long time, in the new place. I'm sleeping the sleep of the just, or some junk like that ;)
astragali wrote:
Oct. 2nd, 2005 09:30 pm (UTC)
Or maybe just the sleep of the sleepy.

nebulous_blue wrote:
Oct. 1st, 2005 06:29 pm (UTC)

You know, she's starting to sound more and more motherly.

Don't tell her I said that, I know I'll end up getting punched.

It's nice to know you have furniture to stub your toe on in the living room now...but it was kinda cool the way the speakers cast a bluish glow across the floor when I was visiting. It was just enough light to make the Muse look beautiful sitting in the corner with me.
king_cool_paul wrote:
Oct. 1st, 2005 07:03 pm (UTC)
I am so not telling her any of that. Not only will she punch you, but she'll get a swelled head.

She reads over my shoulder, however, so watch out anyway.
bleujenna wrote:
Oct. 4th, 2005 05:11 pm (UTC)
You commented about my pup pictures...
mind if I add you to my friend's list?

king_cool_paul wrote:
Oct. 4th, 2005 05:12 pm (UTC)
Add me add me add me.

I'm Mr. Popularity, yo.

Or something def jam like that.

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