Love of Sleeping

28 Jan

Last night I had way too much fun at Circa in Dupont Circle. Those drinks are so good! Raspberry martinis, and mojitos…they taste like candy, not alcohol. Problem is that I have a hard enough time getting out of bed when I have eight hours of sleep on a normal night — getting up after drinks, on a snowy day, is not going to happen.

(Obviously doesn’t matter this week, since Friday is my last day, but in general it’s a problem;-)

Anyway, this morning’s struggle reminded me a fabulous article I read in this month’s Real Simple magazine about the need for sleep. It was as if Julie Rottenberg was writing about me (and my sister) in the article. She defends the need for sleep, and I may love her for it!

Here is an excerpt.

Over the years, my sleeping habits never changed, but my awareness of a stigma deepened, and I’m ashamed to admit I started lying to cover it up…But I soon realized that by covering up my penchant for sleeping late, I was perpetuating the prejudice my people have had to endure for centuries. So these days when someone calls and wakes me up from a deep sleep, I don’t feign a wide-awake “Hello?” I’ve never understood that. Why should the person who has been awakened – victimized, really – assume responsibility?

If you don’t have the magazine, it’s a must buy — it’s the one out now with mac & cheese on the cover. The fact that you can’t find it online is another post altogether, and you can read more about it on Long Story Short!

I am having many an internal battle about what to do next week when I am home. Enjoy the time to sleep and relax, or power through and wake up at a normal hour. My fear is that I won’t get back on a schedule if I give myself a few days to sleep in – it’s just too tempting!

Either way, I’m sure I’ll be back at Circa trying the other martini flavors!


5 Responses to “Love of Sleeping”

  1. Kate January 28, 2009 at 3:50 pm #

    Hey, thanks for the link! I emailed Real Simple and they said they can’t post essays online due to contractual terms. Bummer, it’s a hilarious article.

    I say you sleep in next week. : )

  2. KPD January 29, 2009 at 12:28 pm #

    I’ll sleep late for all the sleepers out there!

  3. domesticinnyc January 30, 2009 at 3:30 pm #

    SLEEP IN! You deserve it!
    Take a few days to pretend you are on vacation, THEN dig in and really do stuff. I have now gotten in the (developing) habit of getting up around 8am, which I think is pretty good, at least for now 😉
    Hope today went ok….

  4. Kelly April 3, 2009 at 12:55 pm #

    My mom sent me this article because it describes me to a T. Now to figure out a way to share it with my new boyfriend so that he totally understands my severe love of sleep. Just like Julie, breakfast is my favorite meal too. Too bad Real Simple won’t post the article. It’s worth sharing.

  5. KPD April 4, 2009 at 11:34 pm #

    I still don’t understand how or why my husband gets up at 8 or 9am on a weekend. If I didn’t have such guilt knowing that he’s up, I could sleep until noon all weekend!

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