* A Programmer's Nightlife
Navel Lint 1:3800/6.9
What is it?
Do our minds need it, do our bodies need it, or both? Or neither, we
just THINK we do? Rest is one thing, although that may not be enough
to hold together that gooey mess we call a brain. REM sleep may be a
diversion, it may be the recharging of the electro-chemical processors
in that gray matter we hold to be the keeper of life itself. For that
matter, REM sleep could be the DIScharging of same, with the day's
activities serving to charge it up, when after a full day, you risk
overcharging. The results would be the same, the electro-chemical
potential between one synapse and another would be reduced to low
levels lowering the flow.
Wiped out I was yesterday, but was able to hang on until the kiddies
went to bed. Hit the pillow around 8:45pm, and took all of about 3
minutes to reach that oblivious state we cherish. Wouldn't you know,
2:30am rolls around and my eyes spring open as if I had gotten all the
REM and rest I needed, so now it was time to do some serious coding in
Fox. (last thing I remembered the night before was thinking about the
I get up, light up a smoke, put on a pot of coffee, and jump in the
shower. Well, I musta showered in record time cause it was only
12:30am when I got out! It doesn't matter though, cause I'm up in one
of those rare instances when I know laying back down in bed won't bring
the comforting blackness again. That's why the questions now....
what's it all about?