Showing posts from November, 2009

At Home on the Night Shift

First turn on the Player for music to read this blog by.

What exactly do people do at home in the evening? I ask because I work nights, and have done so pretty much all of my work life. I am at home tonight. I took the night off -- just because. When I signed myself out a week ago, I thought that it would be great to be at home on a weeknight and, well, feel normal. Strangely, I don't.

I don't quite know what to do with myself. I sought help on the Internet and found a list of 10 fun things to do at home, but the suggestions were pretty cheesy.

I can hear the Commodores singing: "Gonna be a long night, it's gonna be all right on the nightshift You found another home, I know you're not alone on the nightshift" (of course, they're singing about dead people, but you have to admit it's nice and mellow -- so 1980s)

I should be doing homework (not housework), but that would be a waste of a night off. I tried watching television, but I hear there's not…

Surviving School - Is it Possible?

"Keeping fit physically and mentally is very important because it will allow us to have energy to pull through the whole program."

Words of advice from a certain doctor offering advice for old people who are going (or thinking about going) back to school.

How do you keep fit physically when every waking hour is consumed by school work and house work and work work? If anyone can tell me how to work in the three hours that it takes to work in a one-hour work out at the gym, I'll pay big bucks -- but only if it the plan actually works. And working out at home is hard to work in to, because why waste an hour that you could spend studying?

Keeping fit mentally -- I fear nothing short of drugs can keep me on the right track and prescription help is way too costly. Forget about eight hours of sleep -- that's not going to happen.


I've decided to help myself by visualization -- imagining how I'm going to treat myself with a trip to Belieze when school's ov…