My Life

I Can Fall Asleep Anywhere

This weekend pretty much tuckered me out. I kicked it so hard and suffered for it the next day. Shoot, I was still sleepy when I went to work today. And when I’m sleepy, i’m no good. My cat eyes already look like slits. When I’m sleepy (or drunk), they look closed. *Sigh* I hope my boss didn’t think I took me a shot of something when he saw me today because I looked like I was walking with my eyes closed.

I fall asleep in the most inopportune places at the worst times. I’m NOTORIOUS for that. I can fall asleep anywhere, and there are at least 10 pictures of me asleep including but not limited to:

  • The Club (loud music be damned. I’ve been knocked out right by the speakers too)
  • In the car on roadtrips (I can be a sucky passenger. But I don’t mean it. Cars lull me to slumber)
  • On the bus/train (I will sometimes take the long route to places so I can have a longer nap. I fear how many commuters have taken pics of me)
  • Class (How I graduated college when I spent at least 60% of classes dreaming is a miracle. And worst thing is I’d often fall asleep in the first or 2nd row)

It seems that the more you try to fight it, the worse this sleepiness gets.

In High School, I took a law class, and my class was chosen to be jurors in Mock Trials for actual Law School students. Well, it was a full day, and we had to listen to a civil case (definitely no one screaming “I demand satisfaction” and slamming their briefcases dramatically). I was good for the first 3, shoot 4 hours. Then we broke for lunch. We came back and between itis and the overall bore of the case, I was no good. Next thing I know, I’d blink and open my eyes and a couple of minutes would have passed.

I kept fighting it but my eyes were all heavy. Everytime I’d blink, it’d be longer than the last. Before I knew it, my head dropped and I was in la-la-land. Then all of a sudden, I heard “Someone please wake up Juror #5”. I looked up and the whole courtroom was looking at me. GAAHTDANG dawg. It was the judge that had ordered Juror #4 to wake me up. *Sigh* Well at least I was not slobbing (unlike that time when I fell asleep at college orientation, mouth open and ERRTHANG! Swear I woke up to a pool that was previously not there. TMI? Ah well. Thought we was fam.).

It ain’t my fault y’all. I need to get it together. This is admitted.

I feel Homer J. on this one.

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  1. NaturallyAlise
    November 11, 2008 at 9:38 am

    Girl, I envy some of your sleep prowess, bc I am a ragelly insomniac… even though I can get a mean car nap on fo sho!

  2. Shannon
    November 11, 2008 at 9:39 am

    Ha! This is great. I can fall asleep sitting up in pretty much any situation.

  3. and1grad
    November 11, 2008 at 10:24 am

    Too funny! I could’ve written this same thing. My friends still kill me about the ridiculous places/times that I’ll fall asleep.

  4. K to the...
    November 11, 2008 at 11:56 am

    I fell asleep in a meeting a couple weeks ago and it was the best 2 minute doze in life. My boss called me out by saying “HELLO”…but whatever, it was the best 2 minute doze I had in my life!

  5. ~Juanita~
    November 11, 2008 at 9:07 pm

    I can REALLY relate to this. Thanks for sharing! I have fallen asleep on the bus/train before too. But worse than that, I can’t tell you how many times I’ve fallen asleep with my head on my desk at work.

    I’ve been trying to get more sleep and I take vitamins too (two a day, one for energy, one multi-vitamin). That seems to be helping.

  6. suga
    November 12, 2008 at 4:28 pm

    I have definitely fallen asleep in the club before. Dont let me have a long azz day at work, and then give me two glasses of wine…im out like a light.

    Ive almost fallen asleep in meetings as well. Once, i was this close to being out while I was in one on one training for a new job. That lady was boring as hell!! lol

    One of my girls is a serious narcoleptic though. We can all be on a conference call, 7 of us talking loud, laughing and this heffa is sleep. Crazy lmao

  7. Lucky
    November 14, 2008 at 11:58 am

    I kinda love road trips because of the sleep…I’ve fallen asleep standing up, sitting next to the teacher, at work, doesn’t matter! When I’m out, chile, I’m out…

  8. d.funkt
    November 15, 2008 at 8:55 pm

    cant even lie…i stay fallin asleep in class, even if its the second row. seminars? ill still doze off while trying to write notes! its terrible. i do my best though.

  9. amanda
    November 21, 2008 at 12:53 am

    lol…i needed that lugh…lmao…omg juror umber 4..wooh lord…thank for that laugh seriously