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The nocturnal workers' thread


User: Lara - 22 October 2008 02:30

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Milkyway good luck with your all nighter, i am going to take a break, as have been glued to my chair since 9.30pm, and my butt is literally hurting!!

so just taking a break and then come back to it. i will keep you company in spirit! its a late night for me too :-s

how are you holding up?

User: Lara - 23 October 2008 01:25

anyone working tonight?

User: milkyway_10000 - 23 October 2008 13:37

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Thank you to all for the replies. I worked till 2am on that night and went to bed. But Wednesday I drew a blank. I will be working tonight as well. So I hope it will be productive because I need to finish a presentation for tomorrow.

User: chrisrolinski - 18 November 2008 02:32

Anybody else up? I am writing a paper to give tmrw in a departmental seminar. I will finish that in about four hours. and then work on some teaching prep for today! arggghhhhhhh!

User: chrisrolinski - 21 January 2009 01:14

Quelle suprise! I'm back here again :$

Chapter due this week (well monday really, but it will have to be saturday...)


I'm trying to get this chapter right since a lot of the argument is quite fine. ack. So tired. Running a conference on Friday so hope I won't look too crap. Argh. I wish I could stay up until the wee hours and go into uni without people saying that I look soooo tired.

User: Lara - 21 January 2009 01:27

hey chris! signing in for the nightshift duty, sir yes sir *salutes* lol

nice to have a fellow nocturnal awake and burning the midnight oil! you got me for company. i want to finish reading the book about how to survive a viva and i got 2 chapters left to read. so i'm determined to finish reading it. hopefully wont take too long.

*hands Chris a giant mug of strong coffee* keep going soldier, you can do it!

User: missspacey - 21 January 2009 01:46

Hi Chris and Lara!

I'm pulling an all-nighter too! I'm trying to write my intro and abstract...

User: Lara - 21 January 2009 01:48

hey miss spacey! another comrad, hurrah!! good luck with your writing :-)

User: chrisrolinski - 21 January 2009 01:58

Thanks *sips coffee*

Good luck with your reading. :-)

User: chrisrolinski - 21 January 2009 02:00

hello there misspacey!

User: Lara - 21 January 2009 02:01

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thanks Chris :) and lol glad your enjoying the vitual coffee.

i've just finished reading chapter 9. it was short and snappy about how even after your viva, you will feel like its an anticlimax.
onto the last chapter now !

User: Lara - 21 January 2009 02:20

good luck Chris and miss spacey, keep going, you're doing great!

i'm blowing out my mightnight candle and calling it a day. i finally finished murray's book!!

- thanks so much for the recommendation Miss spacey! it really is a great book for viva prep, i would recommend everyone read it after they submit their thesis in preparation for their viva. its very concentrated, so will take longer to read that you anticipate.

hope you two are okay. (up)

User: Lara - 30 January 2009 01:08

anyone burning the ol midnight oil? hardly did any studying today, so feel i ought to do some tonight to make up for it :$

User: pablo - 31 January 2009 06:47

Since my undergrad years I have developed a pattern of staying up late (3-4am) and sleeping in until lunchtime. I've tried on numerous occasions to break this cycle, and sometimes have managed to go for a week or two on normal hours, but my bodyclock always reverts back. I'm at the point of giving up fighting, and just accepting that I'm a creature of the night!

User: Lara - 31 January 2009 19:11

Quote From pablo:

Since my undergrad years I have developed a pattern of staying up late (3-4am) and sleeping in until lunchtime. I've tried on numerous occasions to break this cycle, and sometimes have managed to go for a week or two on normal hours, but my bodyclock always reverts back. I'm at the point of giving up fighting, and just accepting that I'm a creature of the night!
wow pablo! you sound just like me!! every single day i have a fight with myself, and tell myself, okay TOMMOROW is the day i am going to wake up at 10am. but every morning, i turn my alarm off and end up waking up at 12pm, and then feeling awfully guilty for wasting the morning sleeping! i tend to go to bed around 2am.
i have also tried many times to break the cycle, but maybe some people are just night owls and aren't early birds. my parents keep telling me i should go to bed by midnight at the latest, or i will get dark circles under my eyes from sleeping late. but then i think, if i get my 8 hours, does it really matter what hours i get them?

i could technically go to bed at midnight and wake up at 8am. but i just cant seem to do that.

i'm going to slowly shift my body clock back. and FORCE myself to wake up at 10am tommorow no matter what. and then maybe i will get sleepy earlier , instead of being wide awake at 2am. well i say that everyday, but it doesnt stop me from trying everyday lol.





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