Archive for insomnia
Do you know where your children are? #NYC. AH I remember seeing that as a kid on Fox5 then watching X-files. I used to think I would get abducted. I always had trouble sleeping. Some of my earliest memories are of being up at night, I don’t know what it is. I’m awake. I was born that way. My last post it was 4:07AM and that was oh about 18 hours ago. I had planned to stay up but then fell asleep around 5:15 and woke up at 6. 45 minutes of sleep to start a Monday. I left my apartment at 6:30 and from Brooklyn off I was into Manhattan L to the 5 and I got off at 86 street still really in a daze not quite tired not quite awake not quite morning really unfeeling of day or night, just me being and I felt good.
First thing I saw – and this always helps – and is always a blessing because it’s always hard for me to get up early – the sunrise.
And of course I lucked out with the weather running on no sleep isn’t easy when it’s freezing cold or raining. It was nice. But I knew that the night before when I decided ‘it’s gonna be one of those nights’. 7 AM I reach my destination and the crew is all there and we do our thing, now I will explain more about shooting crew / rigging crew as pertains to film set in a more informative blog but I’ll say I am on the rigging crew and we are not necessarily tied to the camera while it is rolling. So today while I started with the shooting crew in the afternoon I was off to Queens via a crew van to prepare the stages for tomorrows shoot. (We the rigging crew are in first – last out – on-call) It was easy, and I got to go home relatively early. It all worked out for me. I even took at an hour nap at lunch. So now 10:25 PM I’ve been up from Sunday Noon-ish that makes 36 hours a awake with a couple of seperate hour naps and I’m good. I wonder how this will read to me tomorrow being not in the not quite debilitating but definitely felt feeling of sleep dimentia. It’s all good. I’m gonna get some rest I’m off tomorrow.
My alarm should be set at 5:45 AM. I have a 7 AM call time at 81st street & 5 ave. The Irish Historical Society. It is very hard (read: impossible) for me to get to sleep early on a regular night and Sunday is even worse because in the weekend I get back into my normal sleeping schedule which is more into the night hours. I would say in the past 5 years my average amount of sleep on a sunday night for monday is 2-5 hours. I find every so often I won’t be able to sleep at all the night before and so I start my monday on a second wind. Starting a week like that usually gets you rough on tuesdays after a pass out on monday night. I guess my body has grown accustomed to this schedule. My anthem for my day is going to be none other than the Beastie Boys…