Food — By Crust on February 16, 2010

I thought I’d be living the life of a glamourous vampire during my olympic graveyard shifts, but I’m a haggard zombie. I start work at midnight and finish at noon, then I have a beer and a bourbon and stumble home through the busy streets. I fall into bed and sleep fitfully until the olympic fireworks wake me up, then I stumble back to work. My skin is grey and bumpy and flaky, I have hangnails on all my fingers, and I’m grumpy. Life’s been pretty dark and grey, but the other morning the sun came out and when Scotty and I went to take out the morning garbage we were blinded and then so grateful to feel the sun. That day when we got off we smoked out of an apple bong in Blood Alley (it helps us sleep). We joked and smiled and felt the sun on our skin. It’s so funny how grateful you can feel when you take things for granted.

I’m not going to have much time to write blogs, I barely have time to shower. Things will get better as my body adjusts. It’s crazy to see the sunrise in through the steamy windows in the morning, when we take 5 minutes for breakfast. Must go sleep now, my throat hurts.


  1. Brad says:

    That looks greazy and delicious..

  2. Colleen says:

    I am working the exact opposite shift from you, except that sometimes the shift is longer. I am on day 8 at the moment, and although I am scheduled to have Friday off, it looks like I will be working anyway. In my world, although I am sleeping at night, I don’t get to sleep until 3 or 4am, and I have construction going on in my building that starts at 7:30 or 8am. I haven’t been able to sleep past that start time.

    My advice?

    Take vitamins. B supplement, salmon oil, Vitamin C. Eat blueberries. Expensive yes, but they are brain food. I don’t care that they aren’t local, they will make you feel better. Might make your skin feel better too.

    Hope you adjust soon. Two weeks to go.

  3. mum says:

    My poor baby! I really like Colleen’s advice, you should do what she says, I am sure it will help.. hang in there kiddo! xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

  4. Douglas T. says:

    Y’know what…I’m not too worried here.. Why? ..because you’ve made misery sound like an adventure..and I think that’s what it IS in here. You are obviously listening to your body..and still paying attention to the bright visuals/sensory things. If there are discoveries along the way then let it be. Everybody I know (‘cept me) complains about not enuf time…bullshit..we each have exactly 24 hours each day. Are you reading any books? Have you been down to the VAG lately? MAKE time for some sort of life. I thought that’s what this blog of yours was teaching ME !

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