This sucks, the only reason I'm awake is because I got an email from some Lsu $#@! I don't even know at 11 saying aggy is going to kick our ass. He started talking secsec bull$#@!. Man I hate ousux but I may have to pull for them if they make it to the championship against sec. I feel like I need a shower with scalding water just thinking of my options.
Yep. This $#@! sucks. A 30 minute nap at 3 pm leaves me wide awake at 3 am.
on my way back out here i stayed awake for about 84 hours, thanks to not sleeping in airports or airplanes.
i woke up monday morning around 8 to pack and get ready for my flight at 5ish pm, flew straight to heathrow getting in at about 1130 or so on tuesday (never $#@!ing doing that again...and here's why) decided it would be nice to go out and see a little bit of london since im there and have like a 12 hr layover. its late october, and i dont realize im going to need a jacket so i dont have one. i go out and its in the 50's. its not terribly cold, but it gets to you after a while. while im out in london walking around aimlessly near big ben, it starts raining. then hailing. i paid 8 bucks for the single worst hotdog ive ever bitten into. one bite and promptly threw it in the trash.
around 4 i decide i dont like the cold anymore and head back down to get on the train to get back to the airport. i get back and start finding my way to my terminal.
terminal 5 is mine.
they dont announce the gates inside the terminals until an hour or so before the flights and there are no maps to familiarize myself with the place. i walk around a bit and look at the way to expensive $#@! and talk to random people. this occupies my time until the time approaching where i can go find my gate. well, they announce my gate and i begin searching for it. B36. all i see are A's no B's. frantically i run around this terminal thinking ive missed a door or hall or something that goes to the B's. at this point my flight is about 10 minutes from leaving. a lady that has watched me run back and forth like that kid at school who has to be first in the lunch line stops me to ask what im looking for. i tell her and she the informs me that its in another part of terminal 5 and i have to take a train to get there. i get on the train and finally out to the gate only to see the plane backing out. my heart dropped.
i had no idea what i was going to do. on the way back i see a couple of people who work for british airways and one of them take me to the ticket counter. they tell me there that this sort of thing happens all the time. which doesnt help me feel better at all. after talking to them for about 15 minutes they tell me they are going to rebook my ticket free of charge but i would have to pay for my own hotel. the hotel airport costs like 200 bucks or some $#@!. i, just coming off of R&R and having a brand new baby at home, dont have 200 i can spend on a hotel. instead i opt to stay in the terminal all night.
with a dead phone, dead laptop, and no coat or blanket of any kind. trying to sleep on an airport chair is like trying to pluck an eye lash with pruning snips. its uncomfortable and awkward. anyway, after i realize that its too cold and way to uncomfortable to get any semblance of sleep, i begin pacing the terminal. in the dark, in the cold, with nothing to do and no one to talk to. when the food places started opening up, i couldnt bring myself to eat because i fest so dejected about missing the first flight. all i could do all night was bring myself to walk around to the different water fountains and get a sip of water. at this point i havent slept in 48 hours. the plane they booked me for to dubai was supposed to leave around 1230 pm wednesday after i have stayed awake since monday morning.
i make the flight, now knowing exactly where i need to go to get to the gate as this time my gate was B34. since i dont sleep on planes, on account of not trusting/knowing people around me, i didnt sleep on the plane to dubai either. i get to dubai at 1030 pm, an it takes an hour and a half to get through customs and get to the hotel my company has for us. at this point im sitting on around 60 or so hours of no sleep, i decide that if i let myself go to sleep, then im going to miss another flight. that would not be good, so i stay up watching tv. atleast i have aribic tv to drown my sorrows away this time im not sleeping. whew. :-|
we leave the hotel for the airport at 430 am or so so we can make our flight at 730. flight from dubai to here is about 2 hours or so. when we land, i am immediately put to work for the duration of the day and not allowed to go anywhere or do anything else because im "on company time" even though being there was transitional only and i had nothing to do. when released to finally get some sleep, i lay my head down at 8 or so and sleep solidly until 6 the next morning.
i have no need for such things. im a $#@!ing monster on that front.
hell, I wouldn't need it either if it was with your avatar. but being 50 and monogamous sometimes requires it....
im 27. and over in this $#@! hole. so i will become the destroyer of worlds when i get home. specifically, my wife's.
I'll be glad when you get home, bud. but not as glad as your wife.
hang in there. if you are ever in the Houston area, let me know. I'll buy you and your family a meal at the restaurant of your choice.
Last edited by tejas60; 01-08-2012 at 09:17 PM.
This $#@! needs to stop. Class starts Tuesday.
i don't know if i'd call it insomnia or getting old, but the allergy meds i took yesterday had me dragging and i think i dozed off at 9 and woke up at 3:36. i hate trying to force myself to sleep so i flipped the switch on the coffee maker, watching some nova, already have a load on my truck and i'll just make my delivery to houston early.
Maybe I should get a job as a night auditor. At least I'll get paid for not sleeping.
Hi. I have been drinking since noon yesterday and just did the walk of shame across the city. May text another $#@! buddy.
It's not insomnia, I'm just up before the rest of you.
been taking chantix for 8 days now and it's jacked up my body clock.
Like clockwork- awake at 4 am.
I finally got a good night's sleep from around 2 to 4 am. I'm fresh as a daisy and bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, I tell ya!
Fml... Been up since 3
11:49 on the insomnia thread? What are you 50?
I know you can have insomnia at any time but it's still funny.
12:49 EDT and drinking since noon.
We also all don't work US hours.
Last edited by carrera; 02-20-2012 at 01:00 AM.
is this the official late night thread?
yep. $#@! I want to sleep.
Have any of yall noticed the numerous amount of infomercials about female self pleasuring devices " It even has a suction cup on the end to stick it in the shower" im like wtf?
No sir, a few bathtub shots but none of the good stuff. After hours on Spike, Lifetime and OWN i believe
Where the $#@! is Sofa King Jive?
Anyone heard from that guy?
Four night shifts down in the next hour. One more to go.
if youre gonna change time...do it on a friday night->saturday morning. what a bull$#@! night of "sleep"
I, for one, am glad for daylight savings. Not having any day light before you go to work or after you get home all winter sucks.
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