Night Owl

I've figured out why I'm this way. Completely sober (important to note, lol), I come up with the most amazing ideas at 3 in the morning. This is why I've always been up late at night. It's who I am. I was born at 11:04 p.m. and that's the time I like to start my night. I can't help it. I'm not a morning person and I don't understand the point of it. I'd rather be out and about during the witching hour. Too bad that's when all the criminals do most of their work, too. Why must you ruin things for everyone else because you do your "work" under the cover of darkness? Now people think night is dangerous when it's lovely. Simply marvelous. I feel the need to comment on the governor. I also want to talk about the "by the numbers" for political primaries, misunderstood black women, double minorities, HBCUs, the point of life, the ex, love, family, my grandmother, pets, the lives of my friends, death and whether its nigh because I'm so very thoughtful right now (I've read too many books about people who have died young), (l)on(e)ly children. I love parentheses. I know you couldn't tell by my posts. *giggling*

I even thought about doing another voice post particularly since I know you like them but I would be rambling and someone already had a complaint. It tells you the time so if you are unable to focus for more than 3.5 minutes, be out! Lolol. There's just so much to say and I still have 3 or 4 unread books on my bed and next to it. Reading blogs is taking up a lot of the time I previously spent reading offline. Unlike La and X, I'm no speed reader. I read fast (quickly) but not 900 page books in 2 hours fast. Oh the meaning of life. I feel a pseudo deep post coming on. A nice break from the levity, huh? I'm not sure of the direction or tone of this blog now that I've been daily blogging for 107 days (since Oct 31st) and have committed myself to it until December 31st. Honestly, it doesn't feel that long. (Sandy & Pig Red, does that make you feel better?) Blogging has a way of taking over your life. I think about things I'll do to mine in my downtime. When I'm not blogging, I'm thinking about it. Don't let me be doing something boring. I'm not paying attention to you or your... what exactly is it that you're doing right now?... I'm thinking about my blog and how I can adequately describe or thoroughly ignore the current situation. Some things aren't even worth mentioning.

Saturdays and Sundays I usually pull something out of the drafts because I work 22-23 hours in 2 days. Its exhausting and I can be rather verbose on every other day of the week. Thursdays in particular, my only full day off. I go in at 11:30 Friday night but have to spend the rest of the day planning to go in i.e. I have to go to bed at 2 at the latest, so I need to wake up very early and then I can do this but this will take too long and on and on. I don't want to think about work so I spend the entire day Thursday thinking about myself, my life, the world. The 20s are such a self-centered time in your life. Sometimes what comes out is just a series of rants, often it is, but sometimes I'm just sitting and thinking. And right now my mind is really really going. A million miles an hour. I think I'll go to sleep.

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Rashan Jamal said...

Nah, shawty! That wasn't a complaint. I will happily listen to you talk for 5 minutes straight. It was an observation... that's all. If I tried that I would be tired of the sound of my own voice after a minute.

Blogging can take over your existence. I always think about how I'm gonna write about the crazy things that happen all day. I also get my strangest ideas seemingly out of nowhere in the middle of the night. Matter of fact, instead of writing here, lemme go to my blog and write something.

Karamale said...

you need to find out a way to make some cash off this blog.

THAS whatcha NEED ta do.

Chris said...

my mind doesn't work as fast if it doesn't involve work, which is why I blog like three times a month (but look at me, I am changinnnnnnnnng!), but yeah, you are right about the 20s being the "Me" decade. So much of it is about you, and if it ain't about you, why bother? And smh@you clowning your dance teacher. So cold!

Sparkling Red said...

I sometimes wonder how I'm going to keep up daily posting for another 10.5 months, but I haven't run out of inspiration yet. I also think about blogging constantly. It's a healther obsession than others I've had!

jameil1922 said...

rj... hahahaha. i'm SO my father's child. i totally said that to get a reaction from you. blogging is absolutely taking over my world. still looking for what you wrote on your blog. *checks watch* 11 hours later.

kara... you are so right!!

chris... i can't turn my mind off. i'm getting a bit tired of me me me!! she looked crazy. the rainbow brite of reebok.

red... you can do it! just don't think of how much time is left. rather think of how well you've done thus far. (got that one from church!) it helps if you pay homage to the journey you've already done. some people can't blog every day for a week and you've already done it for 6! that's a huge accomplishment!! i'm such a cheerleader! lolol and when you put it like that... this is a MUCH healthier obsession!! lolol.

Sha Boogie said...

I'm more of a morning person. There is just something about sunshine that gets my motor going!

M-Dubb said...

I feel you about the night owl routine. I was born at 2:14 a.m.

There's nothing better than being able to get all your chores accomplished with no one around to get in your way. The grocery store, the gym, the project they won't give you time on at work... lol

Sandy C. said...

Nope. Don't feel better ;)

You are so right how blogging takes over your life! I'm glad I 'm not the only one thinking about it while offline. It's crazy how anytime something gross, funny, or strange happens, I immediately think of blogging about it....I may need intervention.

Stacie von Kutieboots said...

the early bird and the night owl. how did we become friends?? lol

Anonymous said...

I dont function until after 11pm either. Thats probably why I sleep in class

jameil1922 said...

sha... no way. i can absolutely sleep thru the sun.

mw... this is SO why i want that schedule! such a night person.

sandy... feel better!! lol. maybe we do need an intervention!

stace... b/c we're both fabulous?

epsi... you need to get more sleep!

Desy said...

This was the best blog about nothing that I have ever read....lol I felt like I was watching an episode of Seinfeld

yet another black guy said...

you so hit the nail on the head regarding how blogging can just take over one's life.