Insomnia in Waikiki

I am something right now, but I wouldn't call it "functional."






 As you may or may not know, the coffee shop I now work for is having their soft opening tomorrow, I haven't had a day off since January 7. Don't see one in the near future either. I don't mind, this is what I love to do......

Here's the problem...I am plagued by insomnia. I only drink coffee in the am because of this. My mind is just overactive when I try to sleep. Making lists of things I have to do for tomorrow. Going over the things I did today. What I have to do this week. I keep all of this stuff jumbled up in there.


I also live in downtown Waikiki...I mean, smack dab in the middle of it. Across the street is the Waikiki Trade Center, which houses 3 clubs. Diagonal is a rambunctious gay sports bar with open windows. Right next door, Cha Cha Cha's Mexican Cantina with over 100 tequilas. On any given night this place is party central. And I live on the 14th floor of the side that faces all the noise...which travels up and is amplified. Did I mention the clubs stay open 'til 4am. Right about the time my first alarm goes off. The mating calls of the "whooo" girls, techno music ,bar fights, drunken revelers, drag queens, sirens, burnouts, horns. Even the stronger than normal trade winds rattle the lanai glass doors like the hurricanes do back home, causing even more anxiety fueled sleeplessness...
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Last night, some dick was on a bull horn(at least it sounded like it) after midnight giving what sounded like a political speech...he went on for nearly an hour. 
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Last night: 2.5 hrs of sleep.
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Mid-afternoon nap 2.0 hrs of sleep.


Tick Tock...I hear the clock...ticking away...I have to be up at 3:45am.

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Please, God, let there be a nap in my future.



1 comment:

Silent Winged Coyote said...

You needa learn you some yoga woman!