Morning Self-Coaching Sesh
Big Chief: Hey, look at you this morning! You woke up of your own accord.
Little Chief: Yes, but I've got to say that I had somewhat distressing dreams about my ex and I'm pretty sure her BFF / roommate / romantic partner Rosella was there as well. My dreams with them generally involve me being left out or unacknowledged by them in the ways I most want to be seen for.
Big Chief: I see. How did you sleep otherwise? Were there any impediments that may have contributed to your less-than-satisfactory ride through dreamland?
Little Chief: Yeah, you got me here. It was around 3:00 or 4:00 in the afternoon when I finally gave in to going after my second cup of coffee for the day. I took $2 in quarters with me and bought a 16 oz cup from the Apex food Mart for $1.51.
Big Chief: So, having a caffeinated beverage late in the afternoon was the only consumption factor which may have contributed to your lack of restful sleep?
Little Chief: I did smoke weed throughout the day and I probably smoked with the most intensity in the evening hours that I was awake through.
Big Chief: Yeah, smoking pot through all hours of the day and night is kind of like speaking loser language, isn't it?
Little Chief: I'd say it certainly can be and I was feeling like I was even living like a real loser last night when I went out for Burger King at like 9:30 p.m. after having just played Morrowind on my computer for an hour or two.
Big Chief: Wow, okay. So there were a lot of these consumption and distraction activities which you engaged in last night. Anything else?
Little Chief: Two of the Halloween mini orange chocolate kit Kat bar packs from Mike's leftover Halloween candy bowl. But more so than that, I was watching/listening to YouTube videos of other guys playing/discussing Morrowind once I came back home with my BK bag full of dollar menu fare.
Big Chief: Okay, I see. So let me break down the list of behaviors and inputs that broke you down to such a degree last night that you found your secret slumber disturbed:
I know you were hungover and sleep deprived from the partying you did with your friends on Saturday night. You already know the significance of this, so I'll leave it at that.
You smoked a lot of weed, by your standards.
You drink coffee late in the day. Did you even enjoy it?
You ate a bag of the cheapest fast food you could possibly acquire late at night.
You had played video games on your computer at night.
You watched meaningless YouTube videos on your computer late at night and brought your phone / earbuds into bed with you so that you could listen/watch even more until you fell asleep.
Is that about right?
Little Chief: Yeah... It is, Big Chief.
Big Chief: Did you brush your teeth last night?
Little Chief: No.
Big Chief: I see... Let me in by asking you this: How did you prep to go to sleep while you were out there at Elk Camp with your dad and cousin?
Little Chief: Well, at some point I was tired and then I would grab the paperback travel memoir I brought with me, get into my cart, turn on a headlamp, and then read until I couldn't stand being awake any longer.
Big Chief: And how were the dreams you had when settling in for bed this way?
Little Chief: Better, for sure.
Monday early morning.
Still looking like dawn with a wet feel.