December 31st, 2003

Attack of the Killer Chihuahua!

Don't you hate it when that happens?!

I was exhausted. I put my book down, shut the light off, and closed my eyes. Now I was awake. I opened my eyes, turned the light back on, and lay there, sleepiness creeping back into my body. My neck turned on its own to face the door. My eyelids opened on their own. But I was asleep: my body was responding to something on a subconscious level. But then consciousness came rushing in all at once as I realized I was staring at a person.

It was just my aunt, who thought I was awake because the light was on. I hadn't heard her knock or open the door, but my subconscious did and moved my body accordingly. I wonder how long I had been staring at her when I suddenly jolted awake, aware of a person's presence before recognition awoke within me.

That was three hours ago, and I haven't been sleepy since.