Showing posts with label cafe. Show all posts
Showing posts with label cafe. Show all posts

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Morning Update: SLEEP!


I remember the days when I could go 3 days without sleep and thought it was fun.  Now I go one day without sleep and I hurt.  Sure, getting older has its benefits, but wear and tear on the body takes its toll.  It seems more and more evident that I will not be living forever - dammit!

As you may have know from previous posts, I did not get any sleep night before last.  Well, yesterday evening I went to Walmart and bought a cheap sleeping bag (and a new hat) and that made all the difference.  Also, I found a different place to sleep, about 30 feet north of my usual spot - was less breeze there.   I don't do well in the cold, and if I'm too cold, then I cannot sleep.  Being wrapped up in the sleeping bag, and that bag giving me a little protection from the cold concrete as well, the only issue was the hardness of my "bed".  I adjusted the position of my body and the concrete didn't hurt nearly as much. I was able to fall asleep.

I spent the evening at Tom n Toms - a new cafe in San Diego (Korea's version of Starbucks).   After they closed, at 11pm, I walked down to my preferred area for sleeping.  I bedded down and worked to get comfortable. I fell asleep about midnight.   I did wake up a couple times during the night but fell right back to sleep.   It was remarkably quiet last night - there were no shenanigans by my fellow travelers that I was aware of.   I awoke at 5am, the very first hints of light were turning the sky above a dark blue - my favorite color.  The air was cool, but not cold.

I rolled up my sleeping bag, gathered my things, and headed to Starbucks for a well deserved urination.
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Monday, February 18, 2008

President's Day

All the libraries are closed today - not a good thing for the homeless. Yesterday's balmy weather and high temps in the 70's will be tempered today with highs in the 40's.

My back still hurts and I have limited mobility. I can't stand completely straight up, and even walking hurts. At least after a while of walking, things loosen up and I can walk better. But, after sleeping on a small mat on the floor, it takes a while to get moving. Of course, all the responsibilties of straightening up my sleeping area don't go away. Pick up the mat I slept on and pillow and carry them and stack them in the closets, return blanket and sheets to the pile to be carried back to the center, or prepared for washing. I feel like I need to spend a couple days in a hard bed, flat on my back. I did take 4 asprin about a half hour ago. I hope they help.

With the library closed, I hope to do some cafe hopping. I hope they let me hang out on their computers for most of the day. That shouldn't be a problem if business is moderately slow. Now to just find a good position in this seat, so that my back won't hurt.