Can’t Stop Won’t Stop…

…doing puzzles, not twerking. I’ve become a puzzler. It’s like the 19th century version of a gamer; just as addictive, but much more wholesome. It’s been cloudy and rainy for almost a week, which means all my outdoor entertainment options are off-limits so I’ve embraced (some might say resorted to) good old-fashioned fun. My friend got me four 500 piece puzzles for my birthday and I’ve been happily puzzling non-stop during my non-work hours since then. I guess this is what people did for fun back in the day. Behold my as-yet-not-completed masterpiece:

A masterpiece in progress.

A masterpiece in progress.

In other news, I’m happy to announce that car nap season is upon us. Summer’s gone and this is the perfect time of year for a car nap. All you have to do is make sure you pack a blanket and pillow and you’re ready to go! I find that very few people are aware of the joys and powers of the lunch-time car nap. If you’re anything like me, by 1 pm you are feeling so exhausted that you are seriously considering an alternative career path. Your eyes are drooping and you truly can’t imagine how in the world you’ll make it through four more hours. You’re writing reports and fantasizing about your nice, comfortable bed. You don’t need a 64-ounce 7-Eleven Mountain Dew or a heavily caffeinated Starbucks drink to get you through your day; what you need is a lunch-time power nap in the comfort of your own car.

Car naps may not be appropriate for all individuals; those over 5’2 may have difficulty comfortably accommodating themselves in the typical sedan but for those of us with near-pygmy stature, there’s nothing like a 20 or 30 minute car nap to perk you up for the afternoon shift at work. I know a lot of people out there use public transportation to get to work so I propose a new business concept: By-the-hour bed rentals inspired by the Asian “capsule hotel” model. This is how my vision looks: You enter a room with dozens of “bed cubicles” covering every wall. A nice attendant gives you sheets and a pillow and you climb up to your assigned cubicle for an invigorating afternoon nap. Forty-five minutes later, you emerge refreshed and ready  to conquer the world (or at least your reports).

My lunch-time nap vision for those who use public transportation to get to work.

My lunch-time power nap vision for those who use public transportation to get to work.

Categories: Me, Me, Me

2 replies

  1. Ever since I went off to the tropics as a youth, I’ve loved the napping concept. Working from home for the past umpteen years has encourages a quick snooze. I have also been known to nap in my car, however. I manage just fine at 5’11”. (grin) As for puzzles, my wife Peggy handles that chore. –Curt

  2. I was just complaining to someone about how much I’m not excited about it being Monday, and this sounds like the perfect solution!

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