I have not gone to bed this week before midnight. I’m not horribly tired, as I’ve been working out and the rumors you have heard are true – exercising does give you a bit of energy. So while I may be getting less sleep, I’m sleeping better and I have more energy throughout the day.
That could be from the six cups of coffee. But I’m sticking with the working out.
Part of the reason I am up so late is that I am spending loads of time on the computer. While it is true that I get home later because of my additional stop at the gymnasium on the way home, it doesn’t completely account for the late bed time.
What is accounting for the late bed time is that I spend more time reading and commenting on blogs because for a majority of your blogs, I am blocked from commenting on them during business hours. I know why they do it. I think. Viruses and what not. I’m paid to work, not surf the internet. I just think it is weird that I can read the blog, I just can’t comment on them. What is it about the comments that pose such a threat? And this all mysteriously happened right around our Black Friday. (And apparently I was bitching about it back then too. I need some new material.)
But because I read like 945 blogs, there is a lot to read throughout the day. And I can read most of them in Google Reader. But then I want to comment. Hello? I always have something to say. So I’ve starting starring the ones I want to go back to, so I remember. Although, odds are my comment isn’t the same as what it would have been at 9 AM. Depending on how much wine I’ve had that evening, it probably went from being something quite poignant to something more like the authentication word on Blogger posts (i.e. cnkodvndsk).
But even going back to re-read and comment takes a good chunk of time. Between writing my blog post at night and then reading and commenting, it is hard for me to get to bed at a decent hour. I’ve thought about blowing off commenting altogether, but I don’t want to do that. I like to comment. I mean, have you heard? I have a lot to say! And must share my opinion with all. I have assvice coming out my pores!
I’ve tried to come up with some alternatives. I’ve thought about composing my blog at work in Word. But to be quite honest, I feel my most creative in the later afternoon/evening. So late afternoon doesn’t leave much time to write at work. Between the bathroom breaks from the three gallons of water I drank throughout the day, and the mad dash to the door at 5:00:01. And people like expecting me to do actual work. Like during regular business hours. The nerve!
I have another computer at work. It isn’t hooked up to the network. I can access blogs and what not and comment my little heart out on that computer. Problem is, there are only few occasions when I should ever be on that machine. It has Quark, so unless I’m doing some sort of design or layout project, I have no real need to be on that computer. Unless I’m doing something that isn’t work related. And since the monitor is about 27 inches, the blind janitor can see from clear across the office that I’m obviously not doing actual work.
I’m also debating maybe writing a few posts on the weekends. I mean, most weekends I can’t even be bothered to shower, but would it kill me to put a few things down? I don’t have to write a whole post, but getting ideas down and a little direction might help matters. It might help those evenings when I spend 45 minutes staring at a blank, white screen, expecting it to either magically write something for me, or at least do party tricks so I can be entertained. And clap like a trained seal.
So I reach out to you, dear readers. Do any of you have these issues with commenting? Or just lack of time to get it all done in a day?
Please, for the sake of all that is good and holy, give me some ideas. Besides get the fuck over yourself woman! Or work out in the morning. Because I can tell you, that WILL NOT happen. You will have to do better, my friends.