So much energy!

That’s what I’d say if it were 10:00 a.m., anyway. During the week when I get up at 7 o’clock to get ready for work, I experience a great feeling of energy, motivation, and enthusiasm between 10 and 11 in the morning. I’m not sure if it’s because that’s when the caffeine has fully integrated itself into my system, or if that’s just a high point in my circadian rhythms. Another peak comes roughly 12 hours later, or right about now, when I should be relaxing and getting ready to go to bed. About a year ago, before I realized the regularity of this energy phenomenon that would fade to fatigue and apathy before I even made it home in the afternoon, I would send emails to friends explaining my brilliant plans to get a second job to save up more money, to start taking several classes at either ASU or Mesa Community College, to join various social clubs and philanthropic organizations, to start writing a novel or blog or maybe even a screenplay to set in motion my great life plan to write, produce, and maybe direct an amazing movie that’s quirky and true and well-written with lots of witty dialogue that definitely does not have a happy ending but doesn’t exactly have an unhappy ending either and wins several major awards including but not limited to a Golden Globe, an Oscar, and something at a small film festival in some large Midwestern city.

The past week throughout that day I’ve been thinking about things I will say in my blog when I get home after work, and by that time I’m just tired and hungry and want to read magazines on the couch before taking out the dog yet again (grow some opposable thumbs already!) and going to bed. Maybe if I stop reading so many magazines I will be able to channel that time into something more productive and meaningful. I just got three more free subscriptions through a frequent flyer program so I will soon receive all of the following:

Weekly:
– Time
– Newsweek
– People (for the gym, see previous entry)
– Rolling Stone (This one comes sporadically and is addressed to my brother who once lived in this same apartment. He states he never subscribed and has no idea why it suddenly started arriving.)

Monthly:
– O: The Oprah Magazine
– Lucky (“The Magazine About Shopping” – yes, it seems there is a magazine specifically devoted to the subject)
– Maxim
– Wired
– Readers Digest
– Ladies’ Home Journal (A different brother got this one free when booking tickets through a travel website and drops it off at my place instead. He used to get Woman’s Day, allegedly for the same reason.)

O is my favorite. It’s a really good magazine that inspires me to Live My Best Life – that’s one of their taglines. A very good friend of mine mocks me whenever I mention it, and I respond by simply affirming my view that it is an excellent periodical and suggest that she read it for herself before making such harsh judgments. She politely declines – I think she’s afraid she will like it as well, and then how will she be able to face herself in the mirror? The new one just arrived today so I think that’s how I am going to relax tonight while I wind myself down for bed. I’ve also started listening to Delilah on the lite radio station in the evenings (“Love someone tonight” Delilah’s website here). I’m afraid of what I will do next… early-bird water aerobics, anyone?

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October 18, 2006. Words.

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