Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

14 Jul 2005, 2:49 a.m.

Stayin' Awake

Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2005 and it's now more than five years old. So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it! I'm keeping this up for historical archive purposes, but the me of today may 100% disagree with what I said then. I rarely edit posts after publishing them, but if I do, I usually leave a note in italics to mark the edit and the reason. If this post is particularly offensive or breaches someone's privacy, please contact me.

When I wake up very early, I wonder whether I can get back to sleep. Sometimes a cup of water or trip to the loo will do it, sometimes daydreaming will. But what doesn't help: hearing the following sounds from the street:

  1. firework or gunshot
  2. only a second later, a second identical sound
  3. car driving away from said sounds

So I called 911 and made my calm, lucid report, and now I am definitely awake. Time to write.