The Night Shift

November 21st, 2008 by Potato

I do all of my scanning at night, largely because patients with an actual medical need get priority on the MRI, and nights are the only slack times they have. I lean a little towards the nocturnal to begin with, but now I don’t get home until 4 am (or 8 am if I manage to fill all my slots), so I’m completely nocturnal. I wasn’t minding too much through the summer, because when I’d finally wake up around 3 or 4 in the afternoon, I’d still have a nice amount of daylight left. But now I wake up and it’s dark. I get like half an hour of daylight, and it’s a dreary rainy cloudy sort of daylight at that. I routinely sleep through so much of the day, and stay inside for the majority of the remainder, so I never thought I’d say this: but I miss the sun.

Things are not helped by the fact that everyone online is going to bed so early these days. 5 years ago I could pretty reliably find someone online to chat or play WarCraft III with until at least 1 am, but now my contact list clears out by 10. Stupid grown-up life and real jobs… I need to make some Japanese friends.

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