I am cranky and grouchy, and I have this pain on the right side of my neck that I only get when I'm sitting in front of the computer at work trying really hard to think through something that's plaguing me. Not to mention how I keep rubbing at my eyes, which are already irritated from my allergies, but will probably just get worse until I get home.
I think I need a nap.
But not a cat nap, or even one of those mythical 20-minute power naps -- those are for suckers. Anyone who's ever really tried one of those would attest that they'll just make you more tired and irritable.
No, what I need is an honest-to-God hour long sleep -- maybe two -- just like when I was in college and/or law school. Something just long enough for some rapid eye movement. Maybe even a dream (hopefully a good one).
Back then, I could take an hour long nap at 4 in the afternoon (you know, after General Hospital), wake up, and be raring to go until 4 am. It was always just enough to refresh me and get me back on track to study -- or party, or, occasionally watch a movie marathon of Top Gun and Real Genius.
Now I miss being able to skip out on inconsequential stuff to go home and sleep. That might actually be what I miss most about being in school.