Today in Completely Unnecessary Freak-Outs, I bring you these two stories.
To begin, Daylight Saving Time is not my friend. In fact, it isn’t anyone’s friend. It gives you jet-lag without the pleasure of traveling anywhere new, it creates confusion and missed appointments, car, work, and other accidents go up because of sleep loss, etc. I could go on for quite a while. And when I say quite a while, I mean quite a while. Like two hours or more.
When I woke up today, I panicked because the clock was telling me that it was half past one in the afternoon rather than half past noon. I managed to get my legs caught in the blankets and fall onto the floor as I tried to get out of bed as soon as possible. Starting the day with too much adrenaline, anxiety, and a bruised elbow just isn’t a good idea. And this type of incident just repeated itself for the entire day as I miscalculated times by subtracting (and sometimes stupidly adding) to both manually and automatically-set clocks.
Then, earlier today I was sitting in the study in front of the desktop computer working on my laptop because I needed two computers while I worked. However, it pretty much entirely led to me absentmindedly trying to use the desktop’s mouse to control the cursor on my laptop and freaking out when the arrow wouldn’t move. Surprisingly, I can become momentarily convinced that my computer is broken about fifteen times in one hour. I’m worried that this says quite a bit about my intelligence.
In other news, I have a brand new red coat, the first piece of non-black outwear I have owned in years. It’s got pretty buttons up the front and a belted waist. The front of it looks very vintage, but the back has interesting corset lacing, which gives it a really nice modern twist. I’m very happy, so happy, in fact, that I was wearing it around the house just for fun.
I’m thinking that this coming week may be better than last. Being able to get out of bed and be productive would be a very welcomed change.
For the month, you can find me updating my word count on NaNoWriMo here. I need to do it more regularly so that it doesn’t become flat for a few days, only to receive an enormous spike, indicating that I somehow magically wrote about twelve thousand words in one day.
And as always, you can also find me on tumblr at http://emleng93.tumblr.com/, if, you know, you’re into that kind of thing.