Sunday, November 18, 2007

The Night She Couldn't Sleep

Why does this always happen to me? I'm sitting here on my window seat staring at the gigantic tree outside my window that obscures my view of everything else outside (man, I hate that tree), listening only to the quiet hum of the fan inside my computer, feeling bored, useless, pessimistic and anything but tired. it's 1:15 in the morning and tomorrow I have to get up early.

Why, oh why, does this always happen to me?

When I want to sleep, I can't, and when I want to stay awake, I fall asleep. I hate that. well, I think I'll just go chug some nyquil. I need to do that anyway; this cold is bringing me down. I dont even think nyquil does anything for cold symptoms. I'm pretty sure it's only good for getting yourself to sleep. that's the only reason I drink it, anyway. cause I always wake up the next morning and my cold is still the same. has anybody else noticed this?

Wow. Nyquil is really gross. the stuff I just took was dark green and tasted like black licorice. I know it puts you to sleep like a baby, but why, oh why, do the have to make it taste so insanely repulsive?? You'd think they could do a better job somehow, if they really tried, cause you really cant get any worse than that stuff. why else do they make the little cup look like a shot glass? you gotta down it real fast, and then drink a little water, but not too much because that will dilute the alcohol amount and keep you from sleeping as fast or as hard. I know you're first impulse is to drink the Mississippi river to get the horrible taste out of your mouth, but resist the urge and you shall reap the benefits.

Now there's nothing to do but wait for it to take effect. I took mine a few minutes ago, so I'm guessing I've got less than five minutes to say my final good bye before I involuntarily fall into a nyquil coma.

So bye, all you guys. thanks for reading my Sunday morning madness. it made me remember to take my nyquil. much obliged. oh dear. it's happening sooner than expected. I'm starting to drool on my pillow and my eyelids are starting to sag and my hands are typing slower and slower...can't hold on...much...lon...ger...

9 comments:

Hero's Cousin said...

i'm sympathetic to your cold, but i don't think you should be taking nyquil if it doesn't help your symptoms! and i REALLY don't think it's meant to be taken as a sleep aid...dangerous, sister. when you turn 21 you can do this legally (glass of wine before bed?) without giving yourself all those other chemicals in medicine. bad girl. :)

Johanna said...

It's nyquil...it's meant to be taken before bed. it doesn't say, "If this doesn't help your symptoms, stop taking it and wait until you're 21 and drink wine before bed instead." it's SUPPOSED to help you get to sleep when you have a cold, which I do. nothing dangerous about it. :)

Curtis said...

Steam your face, drink tons of water and for crying out loud, GET TO BED BEFORE MIDNIGHT! Lol. Who needs drugs anyway? (other than coffee, that is...) I hope you feel better soon!

Hero's Cousin said...

all i'm saying is, if it's supposed to help with your cold and it's not, stop taking it; but for goodness' sake don't just take it for the alcohol content (ie, the falling asleep part).

Swan said...

LOLOLOLOL!...*wipes happy tear away* Your the best Jo,thanx for making me laugh again. =]

Jessica said...

Ahh sisters (you can tell they are related can't you lol)
I know what you mean however, i always regret it in the morning. For instance last night I stayed up until well past 11:30 to wake up at 6 am and go take care of dog, sister, get ready for church, and make sure the world is still turning lol.
My tip stop drinking coffee so late at night lol.

Johanna said...

I don't know what you're talking about. *slurps coffee* no actually tonight it's okay if I stay up late cause I have a boat-load of studying to do. so...bottoms up.

Jessica said...

That is really annoying, I went to sign in and had to repost!
Anyway TSK TSK Jo! Bad girl lol. Although I was up late also, but I wasn't studying, I should have been! I was actually watching High School Musical 2, why I do not know. I was curious so sue me! lol.
It was better than the first though.

Jessica said...

Happy Thanksgiving Sis! Hope you and your family has a great day!!
Thanks for making me laugh!