Saturday, July 07, 2018
Sometimes I envy the night owls, those who are going out, as I am going to sleep. I suppose it is habit, or maybe it is just the way my brain works, but I am not a night person. My idea of a late night is dinner at 7:00 and being home in bed by 9:00.
Back in my younger days, I enjoyed going out to the clubs, none of which really had a crowd until late, one of my favorites didn't open the doors until 9:00 PM. I'd go home from work, take a nap for a couple of hours, then go out to the Firestone for a couple of hours. Getting home at midnight or after. Those days were short lived, and never easy for me.
When I travel west, into earlier time zones, and the dinner reservations are for 7:00 PM Pacific time, my body still thinks it is 10:00 PM, and wonders why I am eating when I should be sleeping. I do it, because I need to be social, not because I enjoy it.
One nice thing about Toronto, was being in the same time zone. Even there, I was invited to dinner at 8:00 PM, on the day I had flown in (getting up at 5:00 AM,) I sent regrets on the dinner invitation, I just don't do well on 18 hour days anymore.
Are you a night owl?