So ok… lots of sleep is good for you. Eight hours, as they say. I’ve gotten eight hours of sleep probably 5 times in the last 20 years. Easy.
“But Rex… aren’t you a single guy and can pretty much make your own schedule?”
Great point, good reader. So why aren’t I the most wellest rested man alive?
Because I “dick around” as Mona and I call it (she does too.)
Facebook, blogging, watching TV, reading… whatever. Those are the immediate rewards for my instant gratification. And for me… watching late TV dated back to 1987. I was 14/15 and finally got a bedroom of my own and had a TV in my room.
TV shows in syndication at 11pm! M*A*S*H! Taxi! The Odd Couple! And later on Cheers and Seinfeld!
And at 11:30pm… Johnny Carson! Such great monologues. So funny! The sketches! The fun interviews! I would go to bed somewhere in there. Sometimes I’d stay up to see part of Letterman at 12:30am.
So basically, i have a long history of dicking around. There’s tons of momentum. I no longer watch late night TV, not often anyway.
But… i really need to start my winding down around 10:30pm. If I can be asleep by 11/11:15pm I’d be thrilled. I need to eliminate Facebook and read a little more. Then good night.
Does anyone else dick around (in the sense that I’m talking about?)