Kistaro Windrider, Reptillian Situation Assessor (kistaro) wrote,
Kistaro Windrider, Reptillian Situation Assessor

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Project Decaffination

It's become obvious to me in the morning that my caffiene dependence is hindering my ability to sleep- and my ability to drag myself to Bear's Den in the morning to get said caffiene.

I'm going to try to kill two birds with one stone: fix a caffiene addiction and fix a sleep schedule.

Today, yesterday, the day before yesterday, and the day before that, I've been on reduced caffiene. Day before the day before yesterday was primarily by chance; I had less caffiene than usual with breakfast, and then had none with lunch or dinner as I went home on Saturday. Sunday morning, all I had was morning tea; yesterday, I decided not to break the trend and had only my morning caffiene boost (medium soda, filled with Lipton Instant Iced Tea from this Soda Dispenser Thingie. There is no such thing as a "small" soda at Bear's Den, unfortunately.) This morning, I had only a coffee-cup of brewed tea- and found that the headaches are starting to go away from having this smaller amount. I've also been crashing for an afternoon nap in the Attic (the best damn study lounge on this campus), but my caffiene addiction is beginning to fade.

I'll keep the trend; tomorrow, I'll go back to the iced tea, but it's going to be 50% Lipton Tea and 50% lemonade, and I'll continue decreasing the amount that's actually tea for as long as it takes.

As for fixing my sleep schedule: Today I woke up at 8:15 AM (after three whacks of the snooze button). I had a Calculus Discusison Sectionat 9:00 to 10:00, CS101 from 10:00 to 11:00, lunch about as far away from CS101 as possible from 11:00 to 11:30, CS201 and indegestion from 11:30 to 1:00p, Frantic Turbo Physics from 1:00 to 2:30 (Read as: sitting in the Attic, working as hard as I possibly could to finish the assignment due in two and a half hours that I got stuch on the previous night), CS101 Lab from 2:30 to 3:30 (time slot is to 4:00, but I did my demo early. It would have been earlier, except I seem to be rather an honorary TA and helped at least six other students (!) with their programs... and hence wound up on the "I was assisted by..." list on the cover sheet, right by the note urging people to be honest and swearing that points aren't deducted if I didn't write code... but if I did, it better be commented as such), Frantic Turbo Physics Problem Session from 3:30 to 4:45 (the inevitable student-run student-led "we're not sure if it's right, but it's what a lot of us came up with" held in the TA office where the drop box is just before the homework is due) leading to my dropping of my Physics homework exactly fourteen minutes, twelve seconds before the deadline, a Silver Crescent meeting from 5:00 to 7:15 that a combined total of 7 people attended, at one point all in the room simultaneously. Sara- the leader of the group- and I were the only two there for the full time; the anthropology major not actually part of the group but instead doing his graduate thesis on us is counted in the total, but he came in 5 minutes late (still third place) and left after only 45 minutes (due to yet another class).

Hence I'm rather tired. only got dinner at 7:30, which consisted of an entire footlong sub from the Subway, one of very few restaurants in the chain actually underground (in the basement of Umrath- quite convinient, since the Silver Crescent meeting was in Umrath), and then got back here at 8:15. I logged on to LiveJournal, made the CS201 post, and crashed, setting my alarm clock for 11:00 PM, but not expecting to use it.


Okay, so that was a surprise. And I'm still not awake. So I'm going to take my shower, set my alarm for 6:30 AM, and go back to sleep. Maybe I'll be able to actually wake up in the mornings now and not have such a sleep deficit; I do better work just after I've woken up than I do just before I go to bed, so "moving" my study time to before class is probably a good idea.

Wish me luck on decaffination and sleep shifting...

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