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Biology is not your friend

I don’t know how or why it happens, but my body routinely demands that it sleep until midday. It matters not whether I went to sleep at 10:00 PM the previous night, or 1:00 AM that morning, or 5:00 AM that morning — I still wake up at midday.

10:00 PM to 12:00 PM seems a little excessive, sure, but I get the impression that 5:00 AM to 12:00PM is what “normal” people call a “normal” length of time to sleep. Seven hours is what they recommend these days, but for me it just happens to be at entirely the wrong time of night. Something tells me I should move somewhere where the time zone reflects my sleeping habits, but the clock (a far more reliable source than “something”) tells me that such a time zone is only found in cities like Cairo, Jerusalem, Baghdad and Abu Dhabi; and though the middle-east sounds mighty tempting, I might pass that one up.

Although... Garfield was always trying to hitch a ride to Abu Dhabi. Whenever Jon and Odie started getting on his nerves, he was out on the roadside with his ‘Abu Dhabi or bust’ sign. That Garfield... what a character. Maybe there’s lasagne to be had in Abu Dhabi. One can only hope.

A little googling and a little dictionarying just revealed something disturbing to me. “Lasagne” (or Lasagna. your choice) has its roots in (assumed) Vulgar Latin. Lasania means cooking pot, but lasania gets its roots from the Latin — lasanum, meaning “chamber pot”. Chamber pots (for everyone who didn’t play King’s Quest III) were where noble folk in days of olde took their craps. In a pot, beside the bed. Nice.