I slept through a thunder storm that rolled through during the wee hours of Tuesday morning. If you haven’t read a blog about my sleeping habits, you should know
I could probably hear a pin drop I’m an insanely light sleeper. Even with ear plugs and a pillow over my head.
Just ask my husband.
I was beyond exhaustion.
Why was I so sleep deprived?
Mostly due to zombies.
Not the Thriller ones. They don’t apply. They dance.
No, this was AMC’s fault for a new airing a new TV series that I recorded in the place of Mad Men. I didn’t know it was about zombies until it was too late. By the time I looked up what I was watching on the TV Guide and saw “Walking Dead,” the damage was already done.
So much for dreaming of Don Draper.
Every time I closed my eyes, I thought “ZOMBIES!” as images flashed into my head.
Don’t ask why dancing Thriller zombies don’t transform me a someone so paralyzed I don’t want to walk down my hallways alone. I suspect it has something to do with an addiction to The Making of Thriller video as a child.
I turned on the TV in futile attempt to distract myself from Zombie thoughts because telling myself not to instantaneously popped them to the forefront of my brain. I went for He’s Just Not That Into You which I had managed to record via homemade DVR before my evil cable company took away my HBO. I’d managed to watch it once before and it was about as far as I could get from zombies minus a Chuggington episode. I figured fifteen minutes and I’d be good to go.
But every time I turned off the TV, I thought, “I’m exhausted, I can barely keep my eyes open. Just do not think about zombies.”
And with that – POOF – zombies were back on the brain.
It was a never ending loop.
I ended up watching the entire movie. Until 2:30 AM.
On a night that I was so tired I could even put two thoughts together to blog at 10:30 PM.
So thanks to zombies, I slept through my first thunderstorm in about four years.
Nice to know they’re good for something.
Besides mimicking as you perform a variation of the Thriller dance at your gym’s Spooktacular in front of all the attendees. 🙂
Note: If you don’t have a fear of zombies, The Walking Dead looks to be another excellent AMC original series – which is part of how I got sucked in before I discovered what it was.