Wednesday, December 31, 2008

it's late

------------------------------------photo by Elaine Russell

Sometimes I have a hard time sleeping at night. I think it probably has to do with the fact that I worked night shift as a nurse for 17yrs. But, even as a kid I wanted to be up at night and sleep til noon. Course, that never happened. But still.

It's funny how there is this whole other culture that lives at night. It's something that I have contemplated on before.. but it becomes so much more noticeable when you live in a city of any real size because there are actually places open for people like us.

As an example. The town I grew up in has a total population of about 2000 people. And we are the biggest place in the whole county. Yes, one of those sleepy little towns that have lights that go to flashing yellow at 6pm. So.. for a person like me; the best I could do as a night owl was to hang out at the local gas station and drink bad coffee. Now that I live in Albuquerque, there is really quite alot to do at night. So --- here's to the night-owls of the world... and to the cool lights at the nearby McD's.