I’ve Decided To Take A Day Off From Blogging Tonight

2 Sep

It was bound to happen eventually.  Sometimes I just don’t feel like doing something, and when I don’t feel like doing something I usually don’t do it.

The oppressive misery of the never ending Michigan summer continues unabated.  Eventually it might cool down a little.  At some point we might even get that day or two of “winter” we sometimes get treated to, but I have little faith.  Every day my dream of moving to Antarctica seems more and more like a fabulous idea.  Very few people, absolutely NO hot days, and to top it all off, there may even be the possibility of having my body taken over and mimicked by an alien life form dead set on taking over the entire human race.  Sounds like a dream come true right now.

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My crummy mood has absolutely nothing to do with the fact that I’ve had very little sleep lately.  Last night, for instance I was exhausted, and had to get up quite early the next morning, however not only did I have to endure the sensation that i was being baked in an oven, there was an annoying insect, bird or frog of some kind making an incessant noise over and over again, and it sounded like they were right outside my window.  (I know what you’re thinking but it wasn’t a cricket. I know what a cricket sounds like, and this wasn’t it.  I can actually sleep through cricket noise.  In fact I almost find it soothing.)  This, on the other hand, was a single, piercing, obnoxious repeating noise.  I’ve been racking my brain all day to find a way to describe the sound, but nothing quite captures it.  I suppose the closest I can come is a cross between a click and a chirp.  So I guess it was kind of like a “Clirp.”  It took place, almost without fail about every one and a half seconds.  Sometimes it would stop for a couple minutes, and as soon as I thought it was over, it would start again.

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CLIRP!   CLIRP!  CLIRP!!!

I laid in bed, wanting nothing more than to get at least five hours of sleep.  My eyes closed tight yet seemingly wide open at the same time.  The droning white noise of three fans surrounding my head did nothing to mask the insistent call of the mystery creature.

CLIRP!  CLIRP!  CLIRP! ………CLIRP!

I tried putting on these great big sound cancelling headphones on (They look like Princess Leia’s hair) but alas, not only was it impossible to fall asleep while wearing them, I COULD STILL HEAR THAT DAMN NOISE!!!  (And all I wanted was to try to obtain 4 hours of sleep.)

CLIRP!

I developed a real seething hatred for whatever living thing was making this noise.  It had to be doing it for no other reason than to torment me.  I fantasized about getting my hands on the creature, which I for some reason imagined to be some kind of giant locust, and slowly (yes slowly) crushing the life out of it.  A quick death would not do.  I longed to tighten my fingers around it’s body slowly while it’s eyeballs bulged and eventually it’s exoskeleton cracked, allowing its yellow guts to drizzle out in all directions as it writhed and withered helplessly to the ground.  (And all I wanted was 3 hours of sleep.)

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CLIRP!   CLIRP!…………….

…….

DId it finally stop?

……….

Could it be?

CLIRP! CLIRP! CLIRP! CLIRP! CLIRP!

So that’s how my night went.  Here and there I would manage to doze off, only to be awakened again to find that only a few minutes had passed.

Eventually I did fall asleep for a grand total of perhaps 2 and a half hours, yet for some reason, as I sit here not writing a blog, I’m not tired.  It may have something to so with the rum that I am consuming, or the fact that I’ve decided at long last to take a night off from contributing a post to my blog, or perhaps it’s the cruel irony that I most likely have to go through it all again tonight.

Also I had to take a drug test today for my promotion at work.  Tomorrow night I have absolutely no intention of writing about how awful that was.

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10 Responses to “I’ve Decided To Take A Day Off From Blogging Tonight”

  1. BunKaryudo September 3, 2015 at 1:07 am #

    Good luck on your drug test at work. What drugs do they want you to have taken to pass?

    • Tina, The Bo Bina September 3, 2015 at 2:34 am #

      Google 5-panel or 10-panel… all sorts of good stuff to choose from!

    • domingosaurus September 3, 2015 at 8:15 am #

      I’m hoping Heroin or meth. Those are my strongest subjects after all.

      • BunKaryudo September 3, 2015 at 11:15 am #

        Yeah, they didn’t offer those at my high school. I did once have a hot lemon drink, a menthol candy and an aspirin all at the same time, though, so I have walked on the wild side a bit.

  2. Tina, The Bo Bina September 3, 2015 at 2:33 am #

    CLIRP CLIRP CLIRP… (sorry, couldn’t resist… 😀) Hopefully you’ll get a better nights rest tonite, and if you haven’t consumed any THC, methamphetamines, or any other variety of illegal narcotics within the last 90 days, you should have no problem passing the drug test – good luck!

  3. Ms. Vee September 3, 2015 at 11:14 pm #

    LOL…best of luck with the job promotion!

  4. Rutabaga the Mercenary Researcher September 4, 2015 at 12:17 am #

    I, too, hate the heat. I want to live some place where I can wear a sweat jacket every day. It’s 104 degrees during the day where I am – but I didn’t have to pee in a cup, so I guess that’s something. But it’s rare to come across another person that wants to live in cold weather.

    Gonna read some more ~
    That was a good-not-blog post 🙂 So I have high hopes for the are-blog posts.

  5. Jay September 4, 2015 at 12:18 am #

    I’m sorry you aren’t sleeping, that’s a awful feeling. But I love hot days and wish to have nothing but. Of course, I have excellent central air, and a pool, which makes all the difference.

  6. Marla aka Crazy Mom September 6, 2015 at 12:49 am #

    Very sorry about the clirping, but I confess it made me laugh. I think we can all relate to an annoying noise that just-won’t-quit and clock-watching.

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