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Jul 25 2009

Meta Blogging – How do I wake up?

Throw away post, sorry.

I’m starting to feel the effects of sleep, and I still have at least seven hours of blogging left. Usually 2 am doesn’t affect me like this, but I woke up at 7am and I’ve slept like crap the last three days. I think I can stay awake, but the hard part is actually coming up with coherent thoughts. Before I was ahead by a half hour, now I feel like I have about 15 minutes a post because I’m starting to move slower and slower.

So, suggestions? Caffeine? Running around to music? Giving up and letting my inner insanity take over my posts?

PS: Lost at the art contest, aw. Oh well.

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  1. 1
    Veritas

    Take a shower? Put up the music. More caffeine, more direct injections of it.

    Go nuts, go wild, do whatever you need to do to keep moving.

  2. 2
    Veritas

    Take a shower? Put up the music. More caffeine, more direct injections of it.Go nuts, go wild, do whatever you need to do to keep moving.

  3. 3
    Andre Vienne

    Yeah. I second what he said!

  4. 4
    Andre Vienne

    Yeah. I second what he said!

  5. 5
    Veritas

    At least you get to go to bed when it's done.

    I hope.

  6. 6
    Veritas

    At least you get to go to bed when it’s done.I hope.

  7. 7
    Kassul

    Brighter lighting helps me when I need to pull all-nighters.

    Tricks my body into thinking it's morning/lunchtime rather than 3 am, meaning it stops producing so much melatonin, etc…

    The usual energetic music/etc suggestions will probably help to, but you'll have gotten them 10 times before I hit "post comment" :P Crank the lights up, turn on a lamp, have some fruit(some sugar, but not likely to draw all your blood to your digestive system and make you even more tired like a heavy meal would)

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    Kassul

    Brighter lighting helps me when I need to pull all-nighters.Tricks my body into thinking it’s morning/lunchtime rather than 3 am, meaning it stops producing so much melatonin, etc…The usual energetic music/etc suggestions will probably help to, but you’ll have gotten them 10 times before I hit “post comment” :P Crank the lights up, turn on a lamp, have some fruit(some sugar, but not likely to draw all your blood to your digestive system and make you even more tired like a heavy meal would)

  9. 9
    Shawn

    Cold Shower, Video Gaming will do it too, just play some Civ 4, and about the time it comes to drop a new post, simply alt+tab and when you are done back to telling China to shove it because you have horsemen and Christianity on your side. And that they can take themselves and their taoist spearmen back to the mountains they belong.

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    Shawn

    Cold Shower, Video Gaming will do it too, just play some Civ 4, and about the time it comes to drop a new post, simply alt+tab and when you are done back to telling China to shove it because you have horsemen and Christianity on your side. And that they can take themselves and their taoist spearmen back to the mountains they belong.

  11. 11
    Veritas

    You know, Kassul, I actually prefer a large breakfasty-meal. Bacon, eggs, hashbrowns. It kicks me in the pants.

  12. 12
    Veritas

    You know, Kassul, I actually prefer a large breakfasty-meal. Bacon, eggs, hashbrowns. It kicks me in the pants.

  13. 13
    Veritas

    Oooh. Civ 4.

  14. 14
    Veritas

    Oooh. Civ 4.

  15. 15
    Andre Vienne

    … Now I want to play Civ4. CURSE YOU! Now I will be lost to the winds!

    As for meals, smaller ones do me better, because big ones make me sleepy.

    Light makes me sleepy too, actually.

  16. 16
    Andre Vienne

    … Now I want to play Civ4. CURSE YOU! Now I will be lost to the winds!As for meals, smaller ones do me better, because big ones make me sleepy.Light makes me sleepy too, actually.

  17. 17
    Veritas

    I am definitely getting me some praetorians.

  18. 18
    Veritas

    I am definitely getting me some praetorians.

  19. 19
    Jen

    Noooooooooo! Don't leave me for Civ 4! I need your comments to keep coming! YOU CAN'T PLAY IF I CAN'T O_O

  20. 20
    Jen

    Noooooooooo! Don’t leave me for Civ 4! I need your comments to keep coming! YOU CAN’T PLAY IF I CAN’T O_O

  21. 21
    Veritas

    Jen, calm down. I have two monitors. I have your blog up, and some colonists, colonizing the new world.

  22. 22
    Veritas

    Jen, calm down. I have two monitors. I have your blog up, and some colonists, colonizing the new world.

  23. 23
    Kris Maglione

    I usually go for a longish bike ride or run. It wakes you up and, bonus, gives you time to think about what you're going to write.

  24. 24
    kmaglione

    I usually go for a longish bike ride or run. It wakes you up and, bonus, gives you time to think about what you’re going to write.

  25. 25
    Andre Vienne

    I'm not going anywhere. I've commented on everything thus far, and I'm not going to stop before you stop!

  26. 26
    Andre Vienne

    I’m not going anywhere. I’ve commented on everything thus far, and I’m not going to stop before you stop!

  27. 27
    Paul Gowder

    Inner insanity, obvs.

  28. 28
    Paul Gowder

    Inner insanity, obvs.

  29. 29
    Tina

    I find that brushing my teeth really helps me wake up. Someone suggested it in '07 and I tried it – works like a charm. Showering is also good, especially if it's a cool one. Other than that, getting up and moving helps. Dance, sing, keep yourself occupied.

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    Tina

    I find that brushing my teeth really helps me wake up. Someone suggested it in ’07 and I tried it – works like a charm. Showering is also good, especially if it’s a cool one. Other than that, getting up and moving helps. Dance, sing, keep yourself occupied.

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