Is the ratio of vampires living among us higher on the East Coast of the United States than on the West Coast?
Via social media, I’ve come to “know” many people on the East Coast. Here on my blog. Over on Twitter. Maybe even a few on Instagram.
Most evenings when I’m on my way to snoozeland here in sunny California, many of those East Coasters are still firing away — tweets left and right, responding to blog posts or comments on blog posts, liking this, texting that.
And then when I get up in the morning, typically around the crack of dawn …
Have I ever mentioned how much I hate the sleep schedule I’ve developed as I have got older. Up until about 15 years ago, I was up until 10:00 – 11:00 most nights, and frequently later on weekends. Then something happened. I started waking up earlier and earlier. To the point where I don’t need an alarm to wake me up anymore.
I used to have to hit the snooze button several times before dragging myself out of bed. Not anymore. It’s been years since I’ve needed an alarm to wake me up on normal days. No matter when I go to sleep, I’m awake by 6:00 a.m. almost every single day. Case in point — woke up at 2:40 this morning and realized my son, who promised he would be coming home after work was not home. It’s the worst thing a person can do to me. For the next two hours, I lay awake imagining him dead or in jail. I texted him, called him — got no response. So, after missing those blissful hours of sleep, you’d think I’d sleep in, right? Well, I did … until 6:15. Yeah me!
So, where was I?
… yes, when I get up at the crack of dawn (sans alarm), and check the ol’ social media outlets, many of those same people are already at it. I mean, seriously, do you East Coasters ever sleep? Are you actually vampires? Cause if you are, I’m a huge fan of garlic.
Maybe it’s just me. One of the consequences of my unnatural early rising is that I also can no longer stay awake as late as I used to. These days, I’m pretty much dead to the world by 9:00 p.m., if not sooner.
But still … has anybody checked the ratio of vampires living on the East Coast? I’m thinking there’s an issue here that needs to be fleshed out.