The week is long.

The other day I only got three hours of sleep, thanks to the wonderful concoction of too many apples, procrastination, the flaws of a perfectionist (oh, the irony) and the beauty of an assignment. Mid-week, now, I couldn’t be happier.

Well, maybe I could, considering I had a rough day. The morning was bad enough; I thought I was running early but it turns out that my analog clock lost time overnight and was actually fifteen minutes slow. I had to rush to make a sandwich and run out the door, only to see the bus pass as I reached the end of my street. Of course, I ran for it without giving it much thought. The thing is, it’s always an instinct to run for the bus when essentially it doesn’t matter; there’ll be another one soon – alright, but for me, not soon enough.

Last night I slept at 11:00pm, which was a reasonable time. Just as I was falling asleep, my phone buzzed and it was my brother… in the same house… just in the other room… he sent me a message asking if I was sleeping. Well, the hell I was, so I replied the affirmative, to which he responded, miffed, “omg I REALLY NEED TO PRINT :/”. Now that’s the thing that sucks about our household: we have a beast 4-in-1 machine that prints, scans, photocopies and is a fax machine, but it’s not a wireless piece of technology. It’s in one room, which happens to be mine, and there are no cables long enough for my brother to connect his computer to it. He always has to email or send me the files somehow, and I print them. (This is a pain in the ass if my computer is off and I am not home or I am just, you know, sleeping.) James said it might be possible for the printer to be connected to the wireless router… but really, that’s for another day.

I was running after the bus thinking I would make it to the end of the street, especially since it stopped there and picked up some passengers. Alright, if I run fast enough, I’ll make it and I’ll be fine.

No, I wasn’t. It disappeared around the corner and by the time I got to the corner I couldn’t see it. The sun was in my face. I was facing east for a while and after some time walking the bus’s route I checked my phone to see if there were possibly any other buses to catch. My guess – usually a correct one, at that – was that there wouldn’t be any for a while, and not from where I was standing. Yuck.

Since I would have to wait close to 40 minutes for a bus to come by, I decided to walk to the train station. I say “the” because at the time I really did not know which way I was going. The thing that sucks about where I live is that I don’t live close to a station at all. If I wanted to walk, it would take forty-five minutes to the closest three stations. We’re stuck between all three, not really within reasonable walking distance of any of them.

I thought I might make my way to the quieter station, as it was closer. After five minutes I changed my mind and turned around and walked in the other direction, to my normal train station. I changed my mind because of the fact that not many trains stop at that station, and I’d probably never make it in time for work.

The thing is, I wouldn’t have made it in time for work going to any station at that rate.

I walked north.

I listened to It’s Nice To Be Alive as I angrily stormed up the hill towards the main highway. Well, I wasn’t angry; I was just wiping beads of sweat from my nose. I realised when I reached the highway that I was the same distance from two different bus stops – going in opposite directions. I just walked in the general direction of the train station. At this point my toes were feeling rather painful from my heeled work shoes, and I had to keep adjusting my skirt because I was walking so vigorously and it kept twisting about. Ugh. 😠

Eventually I just stopped at the bus stop near one of the local high schools. I was about ten minutes’ walk from the station but I couldn’t stand it anymore. I just sat and waited for the next bus.

I felt really drowsy throughout the day. I really hate depending on coffee or caffeine like I did two years ago. I used to drink so much coffee. At work Dan offered Coca Cola but I just refused. I know apples keep you awake but mine wasn’t doing me much good. Rarrargghh. Because I was so tired I started getting a headache.

I sat down in class for five minutes, decided I couldn’t stand it and just walked out. Lucky they were just learning CSS… crap that I already know. Sigh. I can’t wait for Friday, damn it. It’s like my favourite day now.

Comments on this post

Wow this blog is hard to comment on. 😦

what a louse day. :3 lets sleep

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Sorry that you had such a lousy day. 😞 Is there anywhere else that the printer could be put, such as the dining room? I hope that this week gets better for you. πŸ™‚

Awww… I’m so sorry Georgie! Sounds like a horrific, hard and long day! I hope you are able to get some sleep after that! Hopefully you can figure out something with the printer, so that your brother can print things without bothering you while you try to sleep πŸ™‚

Apples can keep you awake? I should try that sometime. But too much caffeine is definitely bad! Get more sleep! Sleep good. πŸ˜›

You should look at a chart of public transport timetables, figure out the optimal path to work, and stick with it. Then you’ll never hesitate again!

As I’m commenting, it is Thursday morning for you (Wednesday afternoon here). You’re almost at Friday! You can do it! *hugs*

OH MY GOD story of my life. I actually hate busing, especially in winter. There have been multiple times where i spent an hour waiting at a bus stop freezing my arse off just because i missed the bus before by ten seconds. I can understand how absolutely frustrating that is.

Anyway, try to get lots of sleep this weekend! School and work sounds incredibly tough to juggle all at once, but you’re doing a pretty good job so far! πŸ™‚

Aishhh I hope you’re doing okay. I had that kind of life for a long time cept without work of course. I depend too much on tea. But as you know most of my life is helplessly wasted I hardly get time to do schoolwork and never get much sleep until now I’m giving up using the internet for it.

I always find it hilarious when people text each other in the same house. Never done that. Why is the beast machine in your room? Should be somewhere everyone can reach?

Anyways, one time the teacher let us out a little earlier than usual. I ran to the train station and watched the train close its doors in my face. So then I had to wait 2 hours for the next one. Oh wait what am I saying, this hasn’t only happened one time.

But Georgie hang in there!

I’ve never ran for a missed bus. I always fear I’m going to look like an idiot because I’m never going to catch it any way.

It kind of remind’s me of watching people run madly to catch a train, screaming at each other to run faster, seeing their face of glory as they make it before the doors shut. Then they realise the train doesn’t leave for another 10 minutes. Hilarious. πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜† It happens almost every morning and I know it’s mean but it never stops being funny. Plus, there will always be another train three minutes after the first one leaves.

I wish I could just walk out of class like that. I would love to walk out of OH&S. 😴

I’m not sure if I have already commented on the new layout, but I love it. I am so jealous about your advantage on website development. I would love to take your class, as well as many more.

Sorry to hear that you missed the bus and had a rough day! I hate having to depend on caffeine too. I started to get addicted to soda and had to make myself cut back on it. I hope you’ll be able to get some rest soon!

poor you…bad week… does apples really help? I’ll definitely try it… πŸ‘½

Grr Bus drivers are so CRUEL. I think they enjoy leaving people behind. Once I actually got to a bus in time although the doors had just closed, the light had JUST turned red and he just sat there are REFUSED to open the doors as if he was in some kind of rush. I was irritated but I just walked until another bus came. I don’t know why many drivers are douche bags. Its even worse when the bus is soo packed that it doesn’t even stop at your bus stop after you’ve been waiting forever.

You know, I’ve never tried eating apples for energy, I know they keep the doctor and dentist away but hmmm, Guess maybe I shall see how that goes. now.

Ha ha, walking out of class, That was my signature move all throughout grade school. At least in college no one cares or makes a big deal out of it like they did back then. I so be wanting to walk out of class now-a-days but I always sit in the very very front and I don’t want to be noticed if I leave.