The Perils of Getting Older

Geeklings, I had a rough night of sleep last night. It was one of those where you wake up and you feel like you’re super rested and start thinking it’s time to get ready for work and you look at the clock and realize it’s only one o’clock in the morning and you’ve barely been sleeping. On top of that, I had a string of continuous nightmares which really just put the exclamation point and a “blegh” night of sleep. I dragged myself out of bed to head to the gym and got home and instantly wanted to try and get some actual sleep but #workisreal. Then I remembered, today is Legion day! There was a glimmer of brightness to the crappy morning. I grabbed the remote to set up the DVR and boom, a small kick to the gut.

Legion wouldn’t be starting until ten o’clock tonight and wouldn’t end until 11:20. Ugh. That’s late.

I’m not entirely sure when I turned into this person, a large part of me believes that I’m not this person just my body is betraying me, but for some reason when I’m watching anything past 10:30 at night it’s a gamble whether I’m going to make it through. Except on Sunday where apparently I’m not restrained by time and just want to stay up all night. Any other night though… total crap shoot. Take last Friday for example. I was all primed to watch a bunch of episodes of Star Wars Rebels. I came home from work, cracked open a beer, turned on Rebels, watched an episode, started the second and zzzzz. It was only 10:15.

Tuesday’s have been a tough viewing night for me as of late. I try to stay up to watch Black Lightning but haven’t had much luck making it through a full episode. I don’t start watching until ten usually because of work and The Flash. I have this thing where if I think that I’m not tired my eyes suddenly go into shutdown mode. The trick is not to think about it. Kind of like when you’re taking a road trip and the last thing you want to do is acknowledge the fact that there is no traffic. Once you do that you’re screwed.

I always believed I was a night owl. That I loved staying up later into the night and could operate on six hours sleep. Seven on a good night. And to a degree that might still be true but my body is revolting. My body is asking for more sleep. So greedy. I’m up around 5:30 in the morning most days to go to the gym before work and from that point on my body becomes a ticking time bomb waiting to just fall asleep. It sucks.

All I want to do is get through this full episode of Legion tonight. That’s it. I’ve been looking forward to it all day and I’m going to be ever so pissed if my body craps out on me. Especially when you consider that I’ll be handling the show reviews for Fan Fest (my first preview is here) and I need to watch it in order to do my job. I was joking with my buddy Leroy today and said I might need to watch the episode standing up. That might be the help I need.

I’m telling you Geeklings, this getting old stuff… it bites.

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