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What keeps you up at night?

Inspired by tonight's supper conversation, I pose the following question:

What keeps you up at night?

Ellaborate as much (or as little) as you like in the comments.

[Edit: Put another way -- "What questions keep you up at night?" Feel free to answer one or both of these questions in the comments.]

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fettman
Apr. 19th, 2004 08:04 pm (UTC)
being awake keeps me up at night.
carrie
Apr. 19th, 2004 08:06 pm (UTC)
Decisions.
Or rather, my inability to MAKE ONE.
Constantly weighing options and just when I get close to a decision, I come up with another option.
Drives me NUTS!
fettman
Apr. 19th, 2004 08:13 pm (UTC)
you mean decisions like:

should I go to bed or should I stay up all night?
carrie
Apr. 19th, 2004 11:43 pm (UTC)
LOL. No, that one usually ends up answering itself. ;)
'course it's almost 3am so you can see what won out tonight....
stevenredux
Apr. 19th, 2004 08:12 pm (UTC)
drmellow
Apr. 19th, 2004 08:22 pm (UTC)
Heh. Yeah, I forgot that was a prompt. Maybe my subconcience picked up on it.

But I swear it wasn't what spurned my post. I was having supper with Mrs. Mellow and sidelobe when sidelobe posed an interesting question (which I'll leave for him to ellaborate on, either here or in his own journal). I suggested that he should put that question in his LiveJournal. I also suggested that he could turn that into a regular "column" -- posting interesting questions that really make you think. The title of the column would be "Things that keep me up at night" or "Questions that keep me up at night."

When posed with the question of what keeps her up at night, Mrs. Mellow responded with "insomnia." We all groaned.

Perhaps I should have asked "What questions keep you up at night?" That's closer to what I was intending to ask, anyway.
asqmh
Apr. 19th, 2004 08:38 pm (UTC)
All the questions I don't have answers for... and some of the answers for which I haven't yet found the questions.

Needless to say, I don't sleep much lately.

Q.
asqmh
Apr. 19th, 2004 08:41 pm (UTC)
As to the other, the answer has to be ghots. And I don't mean spectal phenomena. Just the ephemeral stuff, mostly made of memory, that lingers well at the edge of my mind, just past the boundaries of logic and into the quietly controlled insanity, that foggy grey area before sleep. That stuff.

It's mental flotsam and jetsam; makes me think I need to dust my brain box more often.
asqmh
Apr. 19th, 2004 08:41 pm (UTC)
*ghosts.
yarbiedoll
Apr. 19th, 2004 09:18 pm (UTC)
Insomnia. ;)
yarbiedoll
Apr. 19th, 2004 09:19 pm (UTC)
Oh, wait. You already gave me credit! :)
eagle243
Apr. 20th, 2004 04:26 am (UTC)
Mrs. Eagle & I have a book that describes the metaphysical causes of most ailments. The entry for insomnia lists "Fear. Not trusting the process of life. Guilt." Those seem like reasonable answers to me. :)

It's a very interesting book, so if you want samples of causes for ailments, give me the ailment and I'll supply the book's "probable cause."
ccohoon
Apr. 20th, 2004 06:02 am (UTC)
They keep telling me not to go to sleep just yet, because there is still work to do if we are to succeed.

The fear of loosing consciousness.
Nightmares.
Caffeine.
Good books.
rhiannonstone
Apr. 20th, 2004 07:07 am (UTC)
Lately, not even the most burning questions manage to keep me up at night because my body's been craving sleep and will take it whenever the opportunity arises, but if I weren't so sleep-deprived right now, the same stuff that's been bothering me for the past couple months would be keeping me up, stuff that (with the exception of the first two questions, which gnaw at me 24/7) I have a handle on during the day but bother me at night:

Is my mom OK? (She's not doing well mentally and has recently made some terrible decsions)
Is my little sister OK? (Mom's terrible decisions affect my little sister)
Is my health ever going to improve? Am I going to be a Fat Girl forever?
Am I really going to be able to handle going back to school?
Will going back to school be worth the financial and mental cost?
Are we going to be stuck in this hellhole of a city forever?
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