Monday, October 13, 2008

I Am So Tired

Pin It I don't even have the energy to blog. That's pretty dang tired.

I've been working around the clock this weekend to finish something for a meeting first thing Monday morning and I'm still not done. (It's after midnight on Sunday night as I write this.) All of the engineers are going to meet with me to review the documentation. The not-exactly-anywhere-near-finished documentation. I'm anticipating that my morning is going to be SUPER.

I'm trying to think up a really good excuse for missing the meeting and all I'm coming up with is pretending I died.

Or calling in and then dramatically having a fake accident in the middle of the phone call, all "I'm running late, but I should be there in just a - AAAAAAAAGH! HOLY CRAP!" and then I could crash some pans together or something, make a fake ruckus. Something like that.

You guys. I just drank a 24 ounce Rock Star Energy Drink - that's 240 mg of caffeine. IT DIDN'T EVEN PHASE ME. It could've been water for all the energy boost I got out of it.

Whenever I buy an energy drink at the gas station I feel like I'm buying crack or something. I kind of hide it under my shirt when I walk out to my car, because I don't want people to know that I'm already on the slippery, slippery slope leading to caffeinated destruction. Next thing you know I'll be stopping by Starbucks and guzzling malt liquor.

(See, mormons aren't supposed to drink coffee or tea or alcohol. And energy drinks are kind of almost practically like coffee. But I'm a REBEL. Walking on the wild side. Living on the edge. TOTALLY EXHAUSTED.)

My whole point in bringing that up is that I'm a little paranoid about having people see me with my drink of choice. It just seems more efficient than drinking a two-liter of Diet Dr. Pepper every time I have to work on a late night project. Luckily, according to this, I can drink a lot more of it before keeling over dead. Good to know.

PS: I had to delete the picture of my head. It was really freaking me out. My husband didn't like it either. He said, "Hon, you shouldn't post pictures you take of yourself. It's like looking at yourself in a spoon - not very flattering."

PPS: FINE, he didn't say that. But he did suggest that maybe he should help me take a picture if I really wanted one on my blog. I decided it was definitely something I could live without. DELETED.

PPPS. Here' s some links. They're good. You should click on them.
  • About compassion, from Heather (Yeah, I know some people don't like her. I don't really care.)
  • I'm linking to Mary again too. I have the irrational love for her blog. She's crazy in a way I totally understand.

53 comments:

  1. Let me be the first to comment because I am up too! What the?!?!

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  2. I'm right there with you on the exhaustion thing. And caffeine does nothing for me at all. AND...no one will let me take a nap. It's a cruel world that we live in.

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  3. seriously once I drank a "RockStarAmpedSuperPower - the sugar" because a friend promised me I'd feel like I was 14. After I drank it I went to sleep. I DON'T GET IT!

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  4. I can't think of anything witty, but I hate to not leave a comment. I mean, how rude would that be?

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  5. Hopefully the meeting goes better than expected.

    I'm always scared to drink those energy drinks. I'm afraid if I do my heart would explode.

    I've taken Excedrine and then guzzled a XL Coke to get rid of headaches and my heart just takes off at a gallop whenever I do.

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  6. The spoon comparison is so true! You can always tell when people take pics of themselves but I never thought of it like that. My hubs too recommends I don't take pictures of myself. He tells me I look too corny :-)

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  7. Good luck this morning! Hope you didn't get in an "accident!"

    You should try those little bottles of 5 hour energy that have caffeine and vitamins. They work for me on long drives (and they're a lot smaller to hide under your shirt).

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  8. I hoe your meeting goes well.
    I usually end up finishing work projects in the wee hours of the morning too.

    Here's a tip.

    Crystal lite energy. It comes in individual packets to pour into bottled water. Each packet contains 120 mg of caffeine. You could use 2 packets at a time, then people would just think that you're drinking a healthy bottle of colored water when you would be consuming 240 mg of caffeine.
    You can buy the stuff at Wal-Mart, and you won't have to hide it under your shirt. Plus people won't look at you funny, because most of the people at Wal-Mart are kind of strange anyway.

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  9. I saw your title and I immediately thought that I should tell you that Diet Coke is a gateway drug and soon you'd be guzzling RockStarJuicedDoubleStrength non-stop like me. And then I realized you had already turned to the dark side. Not the black-no-sugar side just the dark side. What an odd coincidence.

    I'm loving Cordy's saga but I decided that she's making it up based on Lisa's reaction and the chubby conversation. Still it's fun. Hope it turns out OK for everyone. Maybe Teresa and the cowboy could get together and Melissa could end up with a toad.

    Get some sleep after your presentation.

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  10. If I have a diet coke at lunch, i get mini-anxiety attacks about 4 pm (heart racing, but can't seem to translate energy into action, so get stressed out), then later, I can't sleep, and get to stare at the ceiling til 4 am.

    But sometimes, a girl doesn't want to drink water. Or 300 calories in sugar.

    Hope it all gets done. When it does, take a nap.

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  11. Well, gosh, I guess I'm lucky. I don't need Diet Coke (which I don't like anyway) or Dr. Pepper (which I looove, but never buy because I'm too worried about my innards) or Crystal Lite Energy (which I've never heard of before) to stay awake.

    Why? Cuz I thought it would be fun to have a second child. She's a morning person. And by morning, I mean 4am.

    Would you like to borrow her? C'mon, please? She's pretty cute...

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  12. really?? It never even occured to me that Cordy is in a made up romance. I remember being that hopeless. Hmmm...I'll have to start looking for clues.

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  13. alotalot - Oh, I was exactly that hopeless too. I'm just not sure. I'm hedging my bets. Nothing worse than getting emotionally invested in an imaginary person's life.

    Jami - I'm not totally convinced it's imaginary. I WANT TO BELIEVE.

    Becki - NO WAY. I just got mine sleeping through the night. I'm DONE.

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  14. i hope your morning is fabulous. also, the *fake ruckus* is always a good idea. many caffeinated good thoughts being shot your way. p.s. i love what jill said. that crystal light stuff. what will they think up next...

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  15. I just clicked on Cordy's blog and I am already addicted. I don't care if it's fictional or not--I think it *could* be real because it sounds just like my friends and me 12 years ago except I wasn't actually in love with my best friend, but if I had been....Anyway, if it's fiction, she's doing a good job. It's like a good chick lit novel, one chapter at a time, in Google Reader.

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  16. One time my sister was talking to me while driving and suddenly she started screaming the s word into the phone over and over...this is a girl that never cusses, and then she hung up. I thought she was dead. She called back a few minutes later, turns out there was a bee in her car.

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  17. No caffeine or alcohol. Sorry... you lost me there...

    (typed as I sip my last of a decaf coffee because we are OUT of the leaded stuff...)

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  18. Only downside to being LDS... When we're tired, it's hard to wake up with very limited options to do so. Thank goodness for Dr. Pepper or else I'd never wake up :)

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  19. the check's in the mail

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  21. If I drank 240 mg of caffeine I would be awake until 2015.

    Which must mean I am more righteous than you.

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  22. My trick is to go off of caffeine for a while then sips have me jumping around the house. (It IS my form of "crack". Taking it when I need a fix.)

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  23. Is it arrogant of me to keep coming back to your blog and reading the last sentence of this post over and over and over and over?

    It is?!

    Shut up, who asked you anyway?

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  24. You've probably already had your meeting (unless you faked a car accident), so I hope it went well.
    You are too funny!
    I'm with you on the Rock star. I've been known to down a Redbull or two in my day, and I always feel like I'm doing something naughty. Also, it doesn't really phase me. Probably because I'm addicted to Cherry Coke.

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  25. Someday soon lets get together. We could grab an energy drink or something.

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  26. Alright, can't remember how I found your blog - but you are so funny! Thanks for bringing some laughter into my life... BTW, I read the Cordy blog too, since you recommended it awhile back. I LOVE IT!!! I don't care if it is made up either.

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  27. I've never had one of those energy drinks but I used to take Thermadrene (sp) before work outs (some 10+ years ago now). I had to move then or else I felt like I would explode. Now, I'm afraid to OD on caffiene again. Ugh.

    Loved Dooce's post too. I think I learned a little more about myself as a result. I think she rocks, personally.

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  28. Oh my...that super hopeless romance one is killing me too. Got a link to it off a friend's site last weekend. Crazy. I'm hopelessly addicted to another person's life. Too weird.

    Sorry you're in a crummy place right now - here's to finding something to pull you out of the hole, or at least make you laugh hysterically over it all.

    Chocolate helps.

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  29. You crack me up! I love your blog! Did you know you can get a flat of enery drinks at Costco? Its way cheeper then buying one at $2 a pop! I didnt tell you that by the way!

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  30. I hope everything turned out all right this morning and you are now able to collapse and sleep!

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  31. sometimes i think we are the exact same person.

    only you have a real job.

    darn you.

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  32. So, how did the pretending you died go?

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  33. So, um, how did it go? I mean, assuming you survived...

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  34. NOOOOOOO! She quit. I do believe in Cordy! I do believe in Cordy! Everybody...clap your hands and say that you believe in Cordy and maybe she'll come back to life!

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  35. Great - you go and get us all addicted to Cordy and then she goes and quits! I'm with you on not being sure if it is real, but it was certainly entertaining.

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  36. Off topic: Cordy's super hopless romance is no more!! You turned me on to her, and I LOVED it. I totally think it's real, but she's decided that blogging about it is not helping her move on.

    But I loved reading her story and finding out what happens next. Felt like I was watching a movie I could guess the end to, but wasn't sure. And NOW WE'LL NEVER KNOW!!!!

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  37. DANG IT. I loved reading her blog. Why does that always happen? I find a blog I like, then BAM, it's gone. Bye Cordy, good luck to you...

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  38. Oh, yes, by the way, I am alive. BARELY.

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  39. I volunteer to be the other voice in the accident. "Oh mah word call 911!" :)

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  40. I took an herbal vitamin / supplement pill one time (not the illegal kind). I decided never to do it again because I couldn't stop shaking.

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  41. And I believe in Cordy, too!

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  42. forget energy drinks... they put me to sleep. wierd i know.

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  43. Jane from WhatAboutMom told me to come read this (I would have eventually anyway) when we were discussing this: http://moourl.com/mormonswhoswear

    Would love to see what you have to say. After you get some sleep.

    Also? Just get some caffeine pills! At least they don't have sugar and carbonation and phosphoric acid, right? And believe me, THEY WORK.

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  44. See... I was told that the reason the W.O.W. cautions against hot drinks is because of the tannis acid in coffee and black tea. So, I give myself full permission to drink Rockstar and Red Bull and Monster... (Wow. maybe I DO have a problem.) Although, the whole "run and not be weary" thing makes sense in connection to caffeine b/c I'm a slug without it now. Slippery slope...

    I hope your Monday went okay / was more legitimitally super than you had anticipated.

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  45. Me again. Just read me last comment and wanted to edit myself. I meant TANNIC acid w/ a C. I promise I'm not as big a moron as I type. Well, maybe I am, but I can pretend, right?

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  46. If I drink even a decaffinated coffee after 2 in the afternoon, I will NEVER sleep again. So I don't do that. But you have to drink a LOT of coffee before it starts affecting how alive you are - one writer died of the side effects of coffee, but he was drinking 200+ cups a day. So don't do that.

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  47. I always use the kid excuse... my kid needs me cannot be argued!!!!

    Good luck with the tired thing, but never try to use caffeine to do the trick... it never works!!!

    Good luck!!!!

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  48. You have an award on my blog! I heart you!!

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  49. GACK! Super Hopeless Romance is no more? Where am I going to get my vicarious fix now??

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  50. I have yet to find something that helps me stay awake. I'm too chicken to try those energy drinks though. My dad tried one and said it tasted awful. My brother is a health fanatic and I think he'd die if he ever saw me with one. Dr. Pepper is my guilty pleasure, but I only drink it when I'm pregnant--gyno's orders thankfully.

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  51. Cordy Fan3:23 PM

    Just an FYI--She is back--Cordy that is--yea!! I thought she might come back--so I kept checking!!

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  52. I am kind of weighing in on this post a little late... however, it was when in Mesa, staying at the Marriott that I bought an energy drink at their front desk and thought... as two women stared me down... uh, maybe I should hide this. Although, it was the frist drink my dear, dear son in law bought me on the crazy day of my other daughter's wedding. He sneaked into the reception for me.

    I am tired and I don't need anyone telling me to exercise more, eat better, and get sleep. I need the fix, and I need it now.

    Thank you. Haha.

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  53. Good luck! I hope you get through it and get the rest you need.

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