Curl Up on a Good Book

posted 18 Nov 2003, 5PM | 9 Comments

So sometime this morning as I moseyed along Hoover Street toward campus, it hit me that one way or another I didn't get enough sleep last night. I'm not sure how that happened, but it might have had something to do with too much Cowboy Bebop, or too much Simpsons: Hit and Run, or the hash oil, or the book I've been reading.

Anyway, as I approached the Leavey Library, the somewhat regal building that houses my cozy little office, I started thinking about the long hours I once spent in the Boston University Mugar Library. During exam periods the library would go into 24-hour mode, and I'd pull odd, moderately-productive all-nighters there, breaking sporadically to stretch my legs and swill Arizona iced tea.

Sometimes, though, when I started getting really sleepy, I would find me a hiding place in the art history stacks, and I'd take a short nap on the floor with my head resting on a pile of books. If only my office had a nap room, full of colorful carpet squares. Maybe I should just put my head down on my desk.

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19 Nov 03 at 12:05AM yana said:

I think or well I know I have to say your website is beautiful.

Makes my teeth feel clean.


19 Nov 03 at 12:52PM Jake said:

First, Simpsons hit and run is the finest simpsons video game since that arcade adventure where I would whack burn's henchmen with Bart's skateboard. Second, Ryan I wish to god that my library had a 24 hour mode. How can anyone expect me to get to the library and check out books before midnight when I don't wake up and eat breakfast before 10pm? Real life will be like this. Real life will be like this.


19 Nov 03 at 06:08PM V said:

I'm too paranoid to sleep in a library.

Too many creepy things happen in libraries.


19 Nov 03 at 10:34PM Adam said:

Although sleeping under a desk is my favorite spot, bookshelves would do nicely.


22 Nov 03 at 08:52PM Martha said:

How did you make sure of when you'd wake up?


23 Nov 03 at 10:27AM ryan said:

Martha, I don't remember... probably I didn't care, or I kept some sort of a watch timer.

God, it wasn't that long ago, and I'm not that old. I really should remember this. You know, best I can recall, I don't think I really fell asleep; I jsut sort of closed my eyes and zoned out, to refocus. That helped.


24 Nov 03 at 01:09PM Martha said:

Oh, well, that makes sense.

Me, I'd fall asleep and not wake up for NINE HOURS. Which would be bad.


2 Dec 03 at 09:03AM Ruben said:

I can't help it. I just love the word moseyed. That really does it for me.


2 Dec 03 at 06:05PM mwg said:

my old man is friends with some of those MIT people. always with the changing hair-color.

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