On the 7th of Christmas…

I would like an end to all that sensitive, nice Phil-crap that I put in my blog yesterday. That’s what happens when I run out of ideas. Actually, in all truth, on the 7th day of Christmas I would like to no longer have a biological need for sleep. Yes, I realize that some of you identify sleep as a hobby or possibly a second job, but I’m just not very good at it, so I’d like to give up having to try at it every night. I enjoy a good dream as much as the next person, and I in fact have the ability to willfully choose to fly in my dreams, but it seems a tremendous waste of time to spend a third of our life unconscious. I don’t wish this for everyone because I realize that many of you enjoy your sleep. There are other good uses for our beds that have nothing to do with sleeping. I’m still a big fan of those. I just want more time to do stuff. In fact, if we didn’t sleep we’d also have more time for the other bed activities too. Rumor has it that Leonardo DaVinci got by on just cat naps throughout the day without any real extended periods of sleep. I’m not saying I’d be Leonardo if I didn’t sleep, but I might be another one of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Imagine having more time in every day without getting tired. There are books to read and write, music to listen to, work that I’m behind on, people to talk to and blog items to write. How many of us have ever said, “There just aren’t enough hours in the day”? There are enough hours. We’re just wasting them asleep.

“We are such stuff
As dreams are made on and our little life
Is rounded with a sleep…”

-William Shakespeare

13 responses to “On the 7th of Christmas…

  1. I love to sleep. But then again, I am one of your people who has wished for more hours in a day.

  2. I liked to never have to shave again. THAT would be lovely

  3. Princess, who says you HAVE TO shave?

  4. Pssst… come open your virtual present.Lois Lane

  5. If you ever figure out how to get by without sleep, you’ll be wealthy beyond your Bill Gates dreams. I’ll be first in line.Brokerthebrokerage.blogspot.com

  6. I need my 8 hrs of sleep which I’m not getting because of my radiator expanding every f/n 2hrs with a loud bang! It’s going to be a long sleepless winter for me.

  7. Years ago, I went for a long time, years in fact, where I only seemed to need 4 to 6 hours of sleep and I felt pretty good. I guess it was insommnia but not the kind that drags you down.I used to sneak out of my house at night, going for walks, meeting friends, hanging out in all-night coffee places, having fun. I loved it.Now, I must be getting old because I get sleepy by midnight and conk out almost right away.Sigh, I miss those sleepless nights.

  8. Right now, I am not sleeping well, be it nightmares or insomnia. I cat nap sometimes, but I am mostly awake. But then agaim I always have time to blog!! Tawnya

  9. When my students tell me they don’t have time to do something, I always tell them we all have the same amount of time as Mother Theresa and Einstein. I think it’s all abouthow we use that time 🙂-N

  10. Phil….Well. Now that you mention it…i’m single and all….you’re right, I dont have to. Although, I had a friend who stopped shaving her armpits much to the dismay of her b.friend. It freaked me out kinda.

  11. I swear that I get more of a laugh out of all your responses than I do from anything I read or write online.

  12. I’m a horrible insomniac so I sympathize…I think it was Einstein, also, who slept 20 minutes per hour every day. A very strange sleep schedule! Like, he would sleep 20 min, awake 40 min, sleep 20, awake 40, and so on, all day. Wouldn’t that be an interesting way to live…

  13. Ha ha! Nice one. I thought you were losing the plot there for second Phil!

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