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Saturday, July 3rd, 2010 07:03 am
afuna: Cat under a blanket. Text: "Cats are just little people with Fur and Fangs" (Default)
This past week (past two weeks?) I've been sleeping at ridiculous times. I've been tending towards 4am as the norm, sometimes heading to 6am. That's even when I pull myself offline early, so that I can (try to) wind down before bed.

Last night, in the absolute height (depths!) of ridiculousness, I managed to snatch like ten minutes of sleep, but otherwise I just kept going and going in zombie mode.

Heading out today for a friend's birthday lunch. I should have a sticker on my forehead warning for possible incoherence.

(Ah well, this is the group of friends from college, so they know me in this mode from cram sessions / project deadline workathons)

Zzz

Thursday, July 1st, 2010 01:33 am
afuna: Cat under a blanket. Text: "Cats are just little people with Fur and Fangs" (Default)
Have what feels like the beginnings of a migraine (light-sensitivity, headache), which has been plaguing me the whole day, so am doing the smart thing and pulling away from the computer screen ♥

Should be better by tomorrow!
afuna: Cat under a blanket. Text: "Cats are just little people with Fur and Fangs" (Default)
[personal profile] pauamma kindly reminds me that it is 4am. I hadn't noticed the time -- was absorbed by going through tabs that had been left open too long, and left open only because I knew I was going to click through lots of links and open up a ton of new tabs.

The upshot, however, is that I've now gone through all the archives in the Paciello Group blog, and have over twenty new tabs open for future reading through, despite skipping past some entries (mostly the ones which were status updates for support for $accessibility_measures from $software/$library, from more than a year ago).

Also I owe people replies back in [personal profile] fu -- something I meant to do, but got distracted *grar apologetically*.


A thought, a thought: trying to learn about accessibility is like trying to learn a foreign language (properly). Which is not the same as saying that accessibility is a foreign language (GNNN :(), but that there is a gap between ideal practice as written in the books, and actual practice as spoken in the street.

So, if you took Japanese 101*, that does not mean you're an expert in the language. And that does not mean you can ignore what a native speaker says, because that's what's in your book (or it's not in your book at all).

But also, um, do your homework? Learn the basics, try to figure out how things fit together before asking questions (and be prepared to run into cognitive walls (but please don't dent them with your head, thanks)). Though questions are good, both for what's explicitly said in the answers, and for what's never actually said because it's obvious (but that is another topic, for another time, because I'm not able to make any sense out of anything anymore tonight)

* I pick Japanese here, only because it was the foreign lang I took in university :)


Also, it really really bothers me that we took away the :focus outline with reset.css, and have yet to put it back.


I'm feeling kind of frayed, but in a good way. Like, not fizzling or crunchy or burnt out, but sort of ballooned and stretched thin around the edges, like I forgot to put a cap on myself. Which I think means it's past four, and I really should sleep...



I WOULD LIKE TO DREAM OF PONIES TONIGHT. Or maybe fish, with ponytails. But not LUSH ponytails. Yes.
afuna: Cat under a blanket. Text: "Cats are just little people with Fur and Fangs" (Default)
Rather unscientific survey of my sleeping habits leads me to conclude that planning to sleep by midnight is really, really, good for me at work.

sleep schedule )

Either way, I'm going to be aiming for midnight again, and hopefully after the adjustment period, I'll... I dunno?

I'm going to miss the evening crowd in IRC, but I may be able to catch some of the later sleepers or early wakers, still! (I can but hope *g* Life without friendly conversation is boring.)

80 whu and 80 wha?

Thursday, December 17th, 2009 02:25 am
afuna: Cat under a blanket. Text: "Cats are just little people with Fur and Fangs" (Default)
Kickboxing today! (or, well, last night). Trainer must have noticed that I had something on my mind, because he made me finish the session with 80 consecutive right-side roundhouse kicks followed by 80 consecutive left-side roundhouse kicks.

He actually tried to make me do a hundred each, but I was so visibly faltering by the end of the 80th, that he took pity on me.

So tired, I fell asleep almost as soon as I got home, so I missed doing the stuff I planned to this evening. Oops.

Bed early

Saturday, September 19th, 2009 12:03 am
afuna: Cat under a blanket. Text: "Cats are just little people with Fur and Fangs" (Default)
Bought a punching bag!

I kinda felt frustrated and idea-less, so I punched the punching bag around a bit until my frustration was gone and my mind was empty. Then on the way home, I figured out the framework for my talk while half in a stupor from tiredness (which means it's either going to be good, or going to be really really bad :-D)


I should be doing the slides, but my eyes are closing on me. Ah well, it's simple enough I could probably go without slides if I don't make it in time (I hope this is not necessary, though!)

But for tonight, rest is more important. Mmmm, rest.

Loopy

Monday, August 17th, 2009 01:59 pm
afuna: Cat under a blanket. Text: "Cats are just little people with Fur and Fangs" (Default)
I am very loopy. Also, I think, tending towards being cryptic, but not deliberately. More because I'm loopy and things make perfect sense to me the way I am right now, but I can't be bothered to explain.

See also: loopy.
afuna: Cat under a blanket. Text: "Cats are just little people with Fur and Fangs" (Default)
Got into the office at 8:30AM to attend a seminar (I don't get here that early on a normal workday :x). Was up until 5am, banging on Business Statistics stuff.

I am dizzy and punch-drunk and not too coherent right now.

Possibly this was not the smartest plan I have ever had!
afuna: Cat under a blanket. Text: "Cats are just little people with Fur and Fangs" (Default)
Got into the office at 8:30AM to attend a seminar (I don't get here that early on a normal workday :x). Was up until 5am, banging on Business Statistics stuff.

I am dizzy and punch-drunk and not too coherent right now.

Possibly this was not the smartest plan I have ever had!

Post-run

Sunday, February 3rd, 2008 11:55 am
afuna: Cat under a blanket. Text: "Cats are just little people with Fur and Fangs" (Default)
I feel deliciously sleepy right now; I shall probably head back to bed soon.

The run was fun, especially once I warmed up, but I think I need to get shoes with better support for the arch of my feet. I had to walk for the majority of the route because I started getting sharp stabbing pains through my arch when I tried to run.

The only other downside was that they said there would be water every 2.5km, but they didn't have any water at the midway point. They only handed out the water at the finish line which... kind of seemed pointless? I wanted the water during the race to pick me up when my energy was flagging. After the race, I could have gone to get my wallet and bought water on my own.

Once I fix my feet/shoes (and train up a bit more), I should be fine. Good experience. Keeping an eye out for future runs. I wonder if I can interest anyone I know in running with me? It's only five kilometers, and you don't really have to run :-)

(It took me just a bit over an hour to finish the route. So slow; must do better next time.)

running

Saturday, February 2nd, 2008 11:50 pm
afuna: Cat under a blanket. Text: "Cats are just little people with Fur and Fangs" (make my day)
Mm, heading to bed early tonight as I have to wake up early tomorrow in preparation for joining a 5km run.

I suspect I'll alternate between "walking" and "walking more slowly" :-)

insomnia

Monday, October 22nd, 2007 12:34 pm
afuna: Cat under a blanket. Text: "Cats are just little people with Fur and Fangs" (Default)
Am still not sleeping properly. Keep jerking awake just before I reach a restful level of sleep, and it's beginning to show in my eyes. (Everyone keeps urging me to head to bed, but I can't. Or rather I can lie in bed, but then I'll just stay awake or wake up in a few minutes.) I've only been able to get sleep by staying up until 4 or 5am, but I'm awake by 8am anyway.

Have been subsisting on naps, and relying on adrenaline to keep myself going throughout the day. I don't trust myself in this state. (Don't trust my thought process or my coherency. Coherentness. Co... ability to make sense).

However, it looks like this has not affected my ability to play games. In an effort to exhaust myself enough to go to sleep, I've started playing the vocabulary game at FreeRice.com and have so far reached level 48 (out of 50) which, according to the FAQ, is pretty rare. Have donated 2040 grains of rice while doing so :)

Check out that site, by the way. It's fun, educational, and you actually get to help someone ten grains of rice at a time.
afuna: Cat under a blanket. Text: "Cats are just little people with Fur and Fangs" (Default)
Rain has been falling every day for the past week, week and a half. That's the third (fourth?) successive typhoon that's come to the Philippines. Classes on all levels and government offices have been suspended thrice already these past two weeks.

I hear it's much worse in Taiwan -- Signal Number 5. I've only ever experienced a Signal Number 4, and that was scary even though I was safe at home behind very sturdy walls.

The rain has pretty much destroyed my desire to do anything except curl up in bed with the covers over my head and wait it out. For all that, I was unusually productive yesterday. However that might have to do with the fact that I consider "sprawled on my bed typing on my laptop" to be equivalent to "curl up in bed with the covers over my head".

I've been voluntarily trapped at home these past few days. Trapped, because flooding makes it difficult to go out and move about. Voluntarily, because while difficult, it's not impossible. It should be driving me crazy, but it isn't (see previous paragraph about curling/sprawling/lethargy).

The only really bad thing about this is the power outages. Power went off for a couple of hours last night, forcing me to head to bed at the same time normal people do (of course my situation is vastly better than the situation of those who had to fix it). We also lost power for a couple of hours earlier this week, and have the occasional minute-long flickering/outage, but nothing major other than last night.

I'm thinking of heading back to bed now, and I just got up.

Four a.m. madness

Monday, August 13th, 2007 04:17 am
afuna: Miyagi, Sakuragi, Mitsui, sitting on the floor. Text: "with friends like these" (with friends like these)
I hate it when 4am sneaks up on me. It happens at the same time every day. How am I not used to this by now?!?
afuna: Cat under a blanket. Text: "Cats are just little people with Fur and Fangs" (Default)
Damnit, it's 3am, and I'm still awake because I'm trying to get my thoughts in order. I want to go to sleep so badly, that the anxiety over not being able to sleep is actually keeping me awake (though not necessarily alert or coherent).

This is getting frustrating :P

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Thursday, June 28th, 2007 11:07 pm
afuna: Cat under a blanket. Text: "Cats are just little people with Fur and Fangs" (Default)
When I am this tired, I am very ticklish and cannot bear to be touched lightly, but I really really really really really really crave hugs.



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I shall need to get a copy of chapter 238 of Eyeshield soon and read. Not going to say anything since not everyone has caught up, but I really want the next chapter(s). When is the next tank coming out? I'm behind a couple of volumes :/

crashing

Thursday, June 28th, 2007 01:44 pm
afuna: Cat under a blanket. Text: "Cats are just little people with Fur and Fangs" (Default)
Note to self:

Body needs more than an hour and a half of sleep a night. Moreover, no longer (as) young (as before). Cannot live on less than three hours a night every night for half a week straight.

(Events past midnight regularly send adrenaline rushing through my veins, but I pay the next morning :D)

set mode=CRASH


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Note to self:
Edit grease, fix arrays.
Edit grease, fix autocomplete,
New grease, i.&t.
Help T_T.

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I have big plans for tonight. First step: curl up in bed. Everything follows :)

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Global I2s are excellent.

(I keep nodding off to sleep and then waking up when certain keywords run through my head :D (I promise I shall stop spazzing out over support soon, at least in entries (I seriously hope tomorrow will be a more coherent day (is it period inside or period outside? The inconsistency is bugging me.).).))

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[livejournal.com profile] murklins, I have an idea bouncing in my head and need to talk code <3 But do not let me do it tonight, for the sake of my sanity, please! But remind me if you remember? And if you don't, I'll pounce on you if I do remember.

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Hard drive still dead. Still haven't recovered from when I lost all my data two months ago, so this latest failure didn't hit me as hard. I hope I can get a new one (covered under warranty).

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Took a nap! Reenergized!

In bad shape

Friday, June 22nd, 2007 11:35 am
afuna: Dark clouds looming over four guys. Text: "a strange sense of impending doom" (impending doom)
Oh dear.

I forgot to sleep earlier (by the time I realized it was late, it was almost five a.m., and I needed to get up by six.) And then I forgot my wallet, so no lunch for me today. On the good side, I remembered to bring tissue paper! So at least today will be hygienic.

Despite the tissue paper, I'm weak and tired and hungry and sleepy and gradually becoming less coherent and more irritable, and I can't stop rambling (in my mind at least) because I'm too tired to control myself. Cannot wait to go home. Six more hours to go.

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How come the bartering system isn't common any more? Of the things I'm willing to part with in exchange for food I have, in my bag, a slightly stained shirt, wrinkled (but non-sweaty!) jogging pants, an unopened of tissue, several feminine napkins, random receipts, and a half-empty package of oil-control film paper. Surely at least one of these is worth foooood?

Update
Was able to borrow money from a friend (51 pesos!), and had a decent lunch. I feel much better now. Still sleepy, but I can take my mind off that by doing internet stuff ;)

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