Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Things I Do When I Can't Sleep

  1. Think up brilliant story plots and titles for novels. Which I totally forget about the next day.
  2. Eat cereal with bananas. If I have any cereal. And bananas. And milk. But it's really nice when the universe smiles upon me, and I have all three handy.
  3. Start creating photo books on Shutterfly or Snapfish. Sometimes I even finish one. 
  4. Google random people from my past. But not for nefarious purposes. Just for fun.
  5. Read the first couple of chapters of Three Men in a Boat (to Say Nothing of the Dog). Unlike the narrator, I think I must have housemaid's knee.
  6. Look through my New York City guidebooks to see what I simply must do that I haven't done so far. Alas, the list is long.
  7. Rearrange my teapots. Yes, I have enough teapots to rearrange.
  8. Wonder about what became of products advertised when I was little. Hazel Bishop Lipstick. Gleem Toothpaste. Prell Shampoo. Fizzies.
  9. Make lists. Grocery. Stuff I need for the apartment. Gifts for various family and friends. Bills to be paid. 
  10. Worry about how lousy I'm going to feel when the alarm goes off in the morning.

1 comment:

Liz Hinds said...

Cereal and banana - one of my favourite things!

I too sometimes google people from my past - when I can remember their names!

On the radio the other day I heard an episode from what I think must be a 'sequel' to Three Men where they visit Paris. I'd never heard of it before.