Thursday, September 22, 2011

Night Owl

For the remainder of September and all of October, I will be working the overnight shift at work. I start this Friday. I have Wednesday and Thursday off this week so I am trying to get a head start on staying up all night and sleeping during the day. Last night, I stayed up until about 5:30 am before I gave in and went to bed. Tonight, my goal is 7am which is only a little over three hours from now but it seems like an eternity.

While everyone I know sleeps, I am scouring the internet for things to keep my mind occupied to help fight the call of my pillow. I have plenty of TV shows that I could watch but I tend to doze off while watching TV, so that's out of the question. Reading also makes me sleepy. I feel like over the past few hours, I've seen every inch of the internet. The only hope is my the 1000+ unread items in my Google Reader feed, but as much as I usually love reading my favorite blogs, they just don't seem that interesting at four in the morning. So in an attempt to eat up some time before I can drift into blissful sleep, I'm writing a blog post.

I've had Pandora blaring from my headphones all night. I haven't been using Pandora very much recently because I wasn't happy with it's variety but I decided to go back to it tonight. To my surprise, it has been completely redesigned. After hours of listening, I can say that it is much faster than old Pandora and the variety has been good. Unfortunately, my chosen method of scrobbling to,, no longer works with new Pandora, but I was able to find a Firefox plugin to take care of that. The ads are still annoying, but seem to be fewer and farther between than before. As you can see below, I have only two stations, one of which is The Shins Radio. Surprised? You really shouldn't be.

While listening to Pandora tonight, I was reminded about the band We Were Promised Jet Packs, who I've come across before but had forgotten about. I'll end this post with one of their songs.

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