I got up at 6AM to finish my music paper. It’s not the best thing I have ever written or even close, but I would imagine it’s passable. I should be doing better work, but five hours of sleep just isn’t quite enough for me. Apparently I overestimated how long it would take me to finish, as I was done by around 7:30, and I didn’t have a class until 9:30 today. I guess that’s the way it goes.

I arrived on the sixth floor of South Hall around 9:10, so I had time to glance at the schedules on the wall. Then my topology professor walked by an asked me how I felt about my understanding and results in his class, and in particular he asked me whether I was crying myself to sleep over his class. I told him that I am not currently crying myself to sleep about it but that two weeks ago, I may have given him a different response. He realizes that this is my first quarter in college and that my classes are far more advanced than the classes I should be taking, so he thinks I’m doing rather well. I am very relieved. It was very kind of him to talk to me without my asking.

I am horribly sleep-deprived. I rarely get more than six hours of sleep, and eventually I will really suffer if I don’t start getting more sleep. Right now I am probably managing to give some impression of being awake most of the time, but that won’t last. How should I convince myself to sleep more? I suppose one way to convince myself to sleep more is to try to remember that my roommate turns off his awful “music” when I try to sleep. That’s probably the best I can do, but if anyone has suggestions, I would be happy to listen.

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About Simon

Hi. I'm Simon Rubinstein-Salzedo. I'm a mathematics postdoc at Dartmouth College. I'm also a musician; I play piano and cello, and I also sometimes compose music and study musicology. I also like to play chess and write calligraphy. This blog is a catalogue of some of my thoughts. I write them down so that I understand them better. But sometimes other people find them interesting as well, so I happily share them with my small corner of the world.
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4 Responses to

  1. z9r4c3 says:

    you know… you could try and act more and more coherent the less sleep you get to freak your roomie out.

  2. gompers says:

    what kind of music does he listen to?

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