Saturday, October 8th

Working @ Night So Far

Music: electrocity mix
Mood: up
I just got home from work. I work at night now. It's been over a week, and not only do I seem to be getting used to it, I'm liking it. When I go to sleep, people are at work. When I get up, its the evening. I can't explain why, but when I get up in the evening, I am much more lucid. It is hard for me to get up in the morning. I constantly hit the snooze button and when I do get up, it's not like I'm really there yet. When I get up in the evening, I spring out of bed and I'm good to go.

When I have my "lunch" at 3- 5 AM, I am severely limited in what I can really do in terms of leaving the premises to go get some food to eat. There is the 24- hour supermarket that is on the other side of the parking lot, a donut shop, and that is it unless you want to get yer freaka on in Eureka (now there's a T-shirt slogan for ya!). There is noone in the breakroom to distract me, so I can turn the TV off and hear only the hum of the soda machines and the radio station we pipe in over the intercom. Tonight I wrote uninterrupted for almost 30 minutes of my state- mandated 1 hour lunch break. After I finish this, I'm going to write some more. It's the morning now, so I can go do stuff first thing in the morning and then go to sleep.

santo26 on 10.08.05 @ 11:42 AM PST [link] [No Comments]

Tuesday, October 4th

Night Moves

I got home from my new job about 45 minutes ago. I saw the fog-enshrouded hills of Arcata and red ribbons of clouds in the sky above. Sure I spent all night at work, but I got to come home and have a beer- at 7:30 in the morning. Working at night is pretty chill. For the first few hours, almost everyone comes in to buy booze, but we can't sell any from 2:00-6:00 AM, so there are only a handful of customers at that hour. We have various projects to do around the store, but I can do them at my own pace without anyone bothering me. My co-workers are cool and it is a pretty relaxed atmosphere. The police station is also across the street, so we are relatively safe, knock on wood.

This last shift was only my fourth, so my body is still getting used to working nights, if it ever will. The best thing about work is that it is so mellow that I can just come home and forgt about it, which is just what I needed. Now that I have jobs that will employ me for roughly 40 hours a week, I can start concentrating on writing and enjoying my life. Nice.

santo26 on 10.04.05 @ 11:10 AM PST [link] [No Comments]

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