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It's a very difference experience spending the entire night working in my office (or the basement beneath my office) than spending the entire night working at home. As I was walking home this morning, I found my mind sliding back to the tutorial I'd run the night before, but it didn't feel like it had ended a full thirteen hours before. It felt close, as if I were still in the same evening, as if the time I spent working had been compressed so that my memory could skip over it and keep its connection with the previous night. I've never had that happen when I stayed up all night at home--there, I'm much more aware that a night has passed, although first light always catches me by surprise.

It's also strange to be walking home as everyone else is arriving for the day, even if it is just to shower and change rather than sleep.

The good news is that the report was well received, although I've been assigned yet more edits and more digging up numbers to back it up. I can probably get it done in a day, but it won't be today--I'm too tired now. Instead, I'm working on editing transcripts, which requires concentration but not much brainpower. I really just want to go home and sleep, but I'm determined to continue to be productive today.

Date: 2005-07-19 11:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] reiber.livejournal.com
I know exactly what you mean. Exactly. When I flew home from WA the last time I visited, it felt like I'd done it in a day. There was no night, as far as I was concerned. That was because I flew on the redeye flight. Then I had to go to work the next day. So, I left for the airport about 5pm Tuesday night and arrived home at around 8am Wednesday morning, having to be at work at noon on Wednesday. It was such a weird feeling because it felt like things I'd done with Dad (like eating supper before I left) happened the same day, and I found myself saying "earlier today I...oh wait, last night Dad and I had Mongolian Grill for dinner..." and stuff like that.

Also, when I worked 4 months at Zellers, I would go home every day to sleep as everyone was going out to work. It was also a very weird feeling. I think part of it is that I'm so used to a "regular" schedule (like that associated with traditionally-scheduled public school) that anything else is just unacceptable.

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