Sunday, October 13, 2013

Pythonesque

No, no, it's not what you think! This time of year is the busy season on the job. I am approaching the tail end of another sixteen hour overnighter on the job (and there's no yerba mate involved, oddly enough), and I have to come back at 4PM. I know that, when I'm done at midnight, I'll go home and sleep for at least a day. I've eaten more fast food in the past weekend than I've eaten in the previous month (though I avoid the Arcs d'Or like the plague), just give me a bag of sodium to go please! I will make sure to bump up my vegetable intake considerably over the next few days.

This combination of intense periods of activity followed by a stretch of torpor is reminiscent of the lifestyle of a python or other large snake. It's certainly not an optimal way of life, but I think I can sustain it for a month. If I find myself eyeing the cat hungrily while trying to figure out how to unhinge my jaw, I'll seek psychological help.

5 comments:

Jim H. said...

Oh, I thought this was going to be a post about your biceps.

mikey said...

Did someone say Pythonesqu?

It must have been Big Bad Bald Bastard of Ulm - er, Y____________.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Pythonesque?
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John Gray said...

You DO work too hard...
Has anyone told you that?

Syrbal/Labrys said...

I often think this boom/fall down busted bit goes with age....at least for me. I will work like mad on various projects and "do it NOW" lists and then simply fall down like an empty coat for a day or two.

Cats un-recommended as din-din, since they tend to use claws to provide traction against gullet slides.