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The nocturnal workers' thread


User: chrisrolinski - 03 February 2009 00:12

Here again finishing a chapter. Will try and conclude before bed. And do spellcheck before lunch tmrw.

User: sleepyhead - 03 February 2009 00:46

Me too Chris - the lights are on in Manchester tonight then! Luckily I have Haribo to keep me going... sugary treats yum yum!

User: Lara - 03 February 2009 01:58

me three! i did no work today, totally distracted by all the pretty snow ! hehe

gonna read 6 pages from my thesis to make up for lack of work. and tommorow gonna get up and shift my body clock once and for all!! hopefully :p

User: bbbb - 04 February 2009 00:49

My bodyclock means I'm naturally nocturnal. Unfortunately I've also got to put in an appearance at uni a couple of times a week which involves getting up at 7.30. I'm finding it pretty difficult and when I manage it takes me to mid-afternoon before I can function. Fun times ahead.

User: Lara - 04 February 2009 01:52

bbbb i can totally relate to that. i am trying to shift my body clock back to. but yah i can stay up late but find it so hard to wake up early. i am gonna start going to the library once a week which involves me having to wake up at 9am. so i want to start geting used to that, so the day that i gotta get up early, im not a walking zombie. so far i managed to wake up at 10.30am today, but thats only cause of the postman rang the bell to give me a parcel.

but hopefully by me waking up earlier, i will get sleepy earlier. because if left to my own devises, i will end up going to sleep later and later like 4am, and waking up later and later like 1pm. so dont wanna do that.

User: Lara - 26 May 2009 00:19

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anyone else burning the ol midnight oil?

i want to write a couple of pages of notes before i call it a day.

i'm feeling quite peckish too, but i know if i eat this late, i will be so uncomfortable when i go to bed. i will instead dream about what i am going to have for breakfast tommorow lol. i love food! :p hmm maybe i will have a bowl of all bran fruit cereal, thats marginally healthy and not too heavy. i will eat that after i've written 2 pages of notes :) and then call it a night

edit. okay im quite hungry now, decided to make myself a tuna sandwhich and call it a night. i only wrote 1 page of notes. but i've parked on the downhill so know exactly what i am doing tommorow!

User: walminskipeasucker - 13 June 2009 00:10

Well, it's time to dust down the Midnight Express, re-stoke the the coal fire engine and build up some steam pressure, cos - chug, chug, chug...whooooo....whooooo...chug, chug, chug - its time to journey to destination Hard Work during the wee small hours for a couple of weeks now. Have a methodology chapter to write and some (scratch that) a lot of data analysis to do. But don't worry, my train has many carriages so if there are any other travellers, please feel free to register your interest and join me on the arduous and lonely endeavour that is burning the midnight oil. All aboard!:-)

User: chrisrolinski - 13 June 2009 11:52


Hope it went well? I will be on the midnight express tonight, as I have a paper due with an editor on monday, but want to take sunday off work. So must knuckle down.

User: walminskipeasucker - 14 June 2009 21:37

HI Chrisrolinksi, no it didn't, I've been in bed poorly for the last day, so here's hoping I can pull it together for tonight. Hope you managed to get your aims done and are having a relaxing break. Oh well, here goes, choo...choo!

User: chrisrolinski - 14 June 2009 22:52


Sorry to hear you have been ill, get well soon. Good luck with your work!! :)

I am up early tommorow to do article! :(

User: walminskipeasucker - 15 June 2009 22:05

Well, I've managed to get 10, 000 words together for the first draft of half my methodology and I'll hopefully get it fired off tonight to the supervisors before bed. Onwards and upwards, choo, choo.

User: Lara - 15 June 2009 22:17

choo choo

i'll be inhabitating one of the cabins thank you :)

i want to get some studying done before i call it a day. its been a rather slow unproductive study day today! i want to get at least a few pages of summary notes written from my chapter

User: chrisrolinski - 15 June 2009 23:58


Just had some good ideas to add to paper, will try and jot them down before I nod off. Why do I always feel sluggish in the day and active at night....sigh...

User: walminskipeasucker - 16 June 2009 02:29

I pigging did it! Just a few minutes ago I sent it off to my sups. Now it's time to sleeeeeeeppppppppp.... Hope you've had a productive journey on the Midnight Express, Lara.:-)

User: Lara - 16 June 2009 16:08

Quote From walminskipeasucker:

I pigging did it! Just a few minutes ago I sent it off to my sups. Now it's time to sleeeeeeeppppppppp.... Hope you've had a productive journey on the Midnight Express, Lara.:-)
well done walminskipeas..!!!

Chris. that's cool! maybe you're a night owl. and no matter what - you just cant fight it :P

i read that we all have certain times of days that we're naturally better suited at for being productive. cant fight against our physiological blueprint.





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