Friday, September 18, 2009


That's what time I fell asleep this morning.


You wanna know why? Well, let's back up to yesterday morning.

I woke up at 10something and felt really crappy. Like I couldn't breathe through my nose for some strange reason. (Even stranger, I woke up fine today.) So I basically slept all day long. Bad idea.

I finally got out of bed at about 9 pm and started doing work. Of course, since I had slept so much, I was quite awake for a while, but at about 2:30 am I was getting sleepy and went to bed.

I laid there and thought I was about to doze off. And then, the banging started. I had no idea what it was, but friends told me that it was a couple of drunk idiots throwing apples at windows all along the side of my dorm. They even hit the second floor! They stopped kind of quickly, but I still couldn't get to sleep for a little while. I think I finally dozed off at 3:20.

3:40 - the loudest, most obnoxious fire alarm I have ever heard in my entire life goes off. I wake up and don't really know what the heck is going on, but slip on my shoes and grab my keys and stumble out of the building. Now, let me tell ya, it may be 90 degrees in the afternoon, but I think it was about 50 at that hour. I was in a short-sleeved nightgown that only went to my knees. NOT COOL.

4:00 - We're allowed to go back inside.

4:02 - The fire alarm goes off AGAIN. We evacuate AGAIN.

4:06 - We're allowed to go back inside.

Now, after all that movement and excitement, I was really awake for a while, which is why I didn't fall asleep till 5. I had to get up at 10, too, to go to Dr. Stanke's office to take two make-up quizzes (these went much better). Please note: Mallory does not function well on five hours of sleep. Needless to say, I'm exhausted. I didn't sleep during the day today, either, because I was afraid if I did, I wouldn't be able to sleep tonight.

Oh, the joys of dorm life. I'm just happy I didn't fall asleep in class today. :) Go me!

Also good news, I'm taking one more makeup quiz in Western Civ and a makeup test in French, and then, I will be caught up! Yay!

Also really good news, for the first time, I walked an extended distance today! It was probably about a mile. My ankle was fine, and my back was only mildly aggravated. The smart thing was to do it after dinner when it wasn't quite as hot out. But still, the fact that I did it period is good. :)


  1. Hi Mallory, I've been lazy lately and did not post any comments but I have been following your college adventures. It seems that you enjoy this new part of your life and that makes me happy. Were the fire alarms because of a fault or was it for practice purposes?

  2. Hmmmm, infinite adventures at the... dorm! :o)

    Sounds like the kinks are working their way out, slowly, but surely! Glad you're doing so well getting caught up, and YAY on the walking! I got my foot orthotics this week, and this morning was the first morning I was able to walk without my feet feeling brutally painful. Yesterday, I went to bed with my feet feeling good, even after the end of a long, long day. Imagine in a few weeks? My knees, hips and back are slowly adjusting to a new way of walking, my new gait is very stiff and clunky for now, but it doesn't hurt, and little by little, it's getting better.

    Continue to keep us posted... good thinking on not going to bed in the daytime again... sucks about the fire alarm, though!