Friday, September 02, 2005

sleepless fish

so here it is, 4a.m. and suddenly, i'm wide awake. it wasn't easy either. lying dazed in my bed, i tried to ignore my consciousness, but it was too late - all the tiny, nearly weightless worries add up after awhile and there's no way to sleep in that kind of quicksand. so i finally gave in, got up and decided to take care of those little things my body needs when it cannot find rest (i.e. to pee, drink water, and brush my teeth for some reason - i'd take a shower too, but my downstairs roommates might kill me).

seeing how i was trapped in an upright mood, the fish called to me, whispering my name in the computer hum and so a sleepless fish was born.

he, for that is what he seems to be, is a strange color that is "something like blue".

he doesn't believe in armadillos, but worships seashells.

the definition of a seashell is "the calcareous shell of a marine mollusk or similar marine organism". he looked it up.

he's forgotten his name and would like you to make one up for him.

he's never fertilized eggs and doesn't like eating mushrooms, but looks forward to both events.

he sleeps upside-down to scare the other fish.

he likes rain, long swims by the beach and sea anemones.

he'd like you to ponder this picture of a sea anemone, and contemplate why we are all here.

he doesn't like any species of beetle especially the one crawling across the wall over there.

the moth dive-bombing the computer screen scared the shit out of him, but he won't admit it.

he's got eight fingers and ten toes, even though he has no hands or feet.

he thinks it's funny that the only word the spell-checker could come up for "anemones" is "honeymoons".

he also thinks that if the spell-checker is going to check grammar, he should get to choose what type of grammar it checks.

he's not even sure why i'm writing this.

he's concerned about where that beetle went.

he conquered the cat by attrition and gets really excited about new words, like Coleoptera and insomnious (versions of which he has heard before).

he's going to stay up the rest of the night so i don't have to.

10 little fish:

Blogger anne swam up to say...

What about Motus for his name?
And hopefully good night.

6:33 AM  
Blogger Carl V. swam up to say...

Good night, M. Hopefully you got some rest later this morning.

8:01 AM  
Blogger jenn see swam up to say...

can i borrow the sleepless fish?
i've been sleeping too much.

i shall name him mr. moon.

10:16 AM  
Blogger Fence swam up to say...

Everyone could do with a surrogate amnesiac.

Especially one as cool as this "something like blue" fish

10:25 AM  
Blogger jenn see swam up to say...

intriguing idea...a surrogate amnesiac. i like that even more than a proxy insomniac.

2:47 PM  
Blogger mysfit swam up to say...

seems that the sleepless fish, whatever his name is, may be both.

fense, i'm glad you like him, he probably could use some friends like you.

thanks carl and anne, as soon as this fish agreed to stay up for me, i laid down and went right to sleep for the last two hours before my alarm.

sry jenn see, of course you can borrow him but you seemed to have missed the point - this fish will help you sleep, not keep you up

2:57 PM  
Blogger jenn see swam up to say...

well we need to find his opposite then.

he would be somehow somewhat orange, according to the color wheel.

3:01 PM  
Blogger LiVEwiRe swam up to say...

Either Morpheus or Julius. He's rather handsome, no matter what.

8:08 PM  
Blogger mysfit swam up to say...

thanks livewire, he certainly is -

i will set-out to discover the true essence of the sleepy fish just as soon as i'm feeling better

1:36 PM  
Blogger jenn see swam up to say...

the essence of the fish? is that like fish-oil?

3:31 PM  

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