Monday, August 22, 2011

I Have A Weird Brain. Mmmm, Brain...

Today is one of those annoying days where I'm switching over from night shifts to day shifts, and have thus had all of about four hours of sleep. Possibly less. So far, I've spent most of my brief period of consciousness lying on the couch reading Max Brooks' Zombie Survival Guide, which turns out to be a strangely pleasant thing to occupy yourself with while in a state of sleep deprivation. Sadly, though, survival guide or no survival guide, I have few illusions about how well I'd do in the event of actual zombie attack.

Which reminds me of an odd, random thought I have now and then, namely that if a zombie apocalypse were to suddenly erupt, whatever clothes I'm wearing right now could very well be what I'm shambling around biting people in forever, or at least until someone gets a clear head shot. This idea especially tends to occur when I'm wearing a t-shirt that would be just a little too apt in the circumstances. Like my Farscape "Irreversibly Contaminated" shirt. Or the one that says, "Life Is Short. Read Fast." Or my Monty Python and the Holy Grail pajama pants. ("It's only a flesh wound!") In this fashion, I manage to simultaneously amuse myself and kinda creep myself out.

Somebody please tell me I'm not the only person who thinks about stuff like this?


  1. I have to admit that I've never had that particular thought. Though I have occasionally decided whether underwear has become too decrepit by asking myself whether I would be embarrassed to find myself being wheeled into hospital while wearing it...

  2. Also, I hope you adjust to the new shifts and catch up on sleep soon...

  3. Aren't all mothers supposed to advise us about the clean underwear at some point in our lives? :)

    And thanks! I did what I usually do when making this shift transition: took a four-hour nap when I got home, spent the day not doing much other than feeling sleep-deprived, was in bed by about 10 PM and slept for something like ten hours. So I'm pretty much adjusted over now. It sucks, but it works.

  4. Your clothing choices are far more tasteful than what I see in the world. You'd be a better dressed zombie by far. (Should the singular be "zomby"?)

  5. There's no "y" in "zombie." Zombies just are. :)

  6. Betty, that just made me laugh out loud. They are, indeed.


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