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so this is what it is like to stare into the mouth of darkness
I cannot sleep. I mean, not even like a half-wink. Not even a quarter wink. No, this is full-on, hello coffee, work-tomorrow-will-deeply-suck insomnia.

I am actually tempted to take an extra Ritalin; it doesn't cause sleep, per se, but it does have a deeply calming effect that tends to lead to sleep.

Um. I need something to put here besides incessant whining. The problem is, there is this thing where I try never to post after a certain period of time without sleep unless someone is online with me to say "Oh Jesus, flock or delete that right now", because like a wild night with tequila, night posting will haunt you the next morning, and Taco Bell and ten aspirin aren't going to cut it.

So. Content.

Things I Want to Accomplish in 2008

1.) Learn to do a handstand.
2.) Play Bolero on the piano.
3.) Do a split. Without requiring hospital assistance.
4.) Learn Java so I can write a program to update my website without actually having to code it myself. I know there are some that will do it for me now. I just need a goal.
5.) Learn to drive (again).
6.) Get through Stage 2 of the Sex Talk with Child. No, I don't know what it will involve, either, but I suspect alcohol will be needed immediately after.
7.) Build a castle out of K'nex. I did the Merry Go 'Round. Now I want a castle.
8.) Take Child somewhere with fantastic roller coasters and teach him the glee of speed and velocity. He probably knows this. I'll reinforce it properly.
9.) Not get pneumonia. (this should probably go first.)
10.) Find something to put here that's doable.

Now I need a group of fannish ones. Hmm.

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If you want, we can blame the Star Trek for your insomnia.

*eyes very narrow*

I will never be clean again.

Handstands are good. *nods* The trick is to immediately tilt your head down, despite the instinct to watch where you are going. Also, I think Grolier's multimedia Encyclopedia and Encarta have good articles on sex (who knew?), though you may want to read through and explain a bit after.

Stop watching the Kia commercial

and you can probably do away with #3.

Also, you do know that Ritalin was originally for that thing where people fall asleep uncontrollably? To make it stop?

On the other hand, there used to be a drowsiness warning on my Concerta.

On four Java and C++ are practically the same language just with different syntax, except not in certain places. But it seems very doable, with you learning C++.

Take Child somewhere with fantastic roller coasters and teach him the glee of speed and velocity.

I recommend Cedar Point (Sandusky, OH) for all your roller coaster needs. It's got a wide selection, so you can do as Methos suggests and "start small and build."

Not get pneumonia. (this should probably go first.)

honey, this should be #1-10!
PLEASE don't get pneumonia in 2008. all the other stuff is sprinkles on the cupcake of your life. Not Dying is the actual cake, y'know?

*hugs* on the insomnia. I know it well...as well as the "life sucks" part the next day. (Did you know that lack of sleep contributes to higher incidence of illness? Just sayin'. it may be time to take up yoga or meditation or something...or even...decaf )

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