Saturday, July 07, 2018

Night Owls

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? 


  1. im a mid morning boss the mistress is the night owl, 3am is early for that minx.

  2. I'm not necessarily a night owl, although dinner here is after 9 and usually closer to 10, especially in summer. I used to go to be at 3 after partying and get up at 4:30 to work out and then go to work. I was young... and stupid.

  3. not any more. college/post college days when I was in my 20s was one thing. now in my 60s I am lucky to make it to 8p before zoning out.

  4. If I can catnap at my computer in mid-afternoon, I can stay up past 11. Otherwise, I'm wiped by mid-evening.