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1am. Status update [Jul. 17th, 2004|12:52 am]
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We are all writing along steadily. I am still in the bedroom because I couldn't handle the noise with fiction writing and entry writing at the same time.

I am already getting punchy. Kat said that she expected to get here for the slap-happy time tomorrow afternoon, but it's arriving WAY too early.

Coffee is brewing. After I make this entry the guys are moving my computer into the dining room.

This is gonna be really interesting by the time the night is over.

I only tried to pull a real overnighter in college once. Oh, I did the study-til-3am thing often enough, but there was only once that I realized I would not be able to sleep at all. I was living in a boarding house, in a basement apartment with no heat and a makeshift kitchen. I had a small space heater until one night when the plug exploded and it caught on fire. Then I had no heat at all. I slept wearing a knit watchcap. If one of the girls who lived upstairs flushed a tampon, the resulting plumbing backup would burble up into the kitchen sink.

I never left dishes in it, needless to say.

So there I was in my basement apartment, cramming for a history final. I was in the bed to stay warm, with the bedside light burning as I went over my notes. 4am had come and gone.

Outside, I heard someone cough.

now, I had been freaked out before by apples falling from the tree outside the window and sounding like someone walking around, but this was different. Over the next 15 minutes I heard this muffled coughing sound several times. But was it really coughing? Some strange sound that generally happened in the hours I was sound asleep?

Finally I crept upstairs and crawled to the window. I could see no one, but by now I was sure. I picked up the phone and dialed 911. "Hi," I whispered. "Listen, I know this sounds weird, but I was in bed and I heard someone coughing outside my window."

A heartbeat of silence. "Choking?"

"No, just coughing."

I gave the address and they sent out a squad car. They apprehended three of what had to be the most incompetent thieves around, still attempting to break into the house next door. You can't get in in half an hour, give it up guys.

Particularly is one of you has a nasty cold.

From: poeticangelx
2004-07-17 05:13 am (UTC)
Haha, isn't there a show that's called "Worst Criminals Ever Caught on Tape?" This could qualify.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2004-07-17 05:37 am (UTC)
Everyone in the room has, upon finishing reading this, asked "That didn't REALLY happen, did it?"

Yes, yes it did.
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[User Picture]From: wyldreamer
2004-07-17 05:19 am (UTC)
when I was 18/19 I pulled a few all-nighters just for fun. 44 hours was the longest I ever went and that was a day I even went to work (clothing store). I kind of miss is, but just don't have the stamina to stay up past about 30 hours now that I'm in my 30s! Plus now I wouldn't even try it since I've got to be alert enough to take care of my 11 month old.

lol. love stupid criminal stories!
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2004-07-17 05:37 am (UTC)
Yeah, this is gonna be a challenge.
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[User Picture]From: apostate_96
2004-07-17 05:32 am (UTC)
I've pulled a few all-nighters in my time, but not often. They usually take a fair amount out of me. I've got a lot of respect for you taking this on.

And, yeah, if you can't get in after that long, give it up!! I'd hope they learned their lesson from that, but if they're starting out that dumb, I kind of doubt it...
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[User Picture]From: kellirose1313
2004-07-17 05:37 am (UTC)

Suffice to say I like it.

I typed my whole comment and thne looked up to see I had never clicked in the box to begin with.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2004-07-17 05:40 am (UTC)

Re: Suffice to say I like it.

I hate it when things like that happen.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2004-07-17 05:56 am (UTC)

Re: *doubles over with laughter*

Hey, they need someone to defend them....
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[User Picture]From: mishamish
2004-07-17 06:03 am (UTC)
Hehehehehe... all-nighters were my bread-and-butter for the longest time (I think my longest stay was around the 54 or 55 hour mark, and it involved a final... but I finally got put to bed when I went into hysterics because I couldn't remember my University computer username... what REALLY pushed me over the edge was that I remembered it was based on my name, then couldn't remember my name)...

Uhm... where was I? Of course *I* don't know, that's why I was asking YOU!! YEAH! That's it. Allnighters. Yeah. Uhm... so I don't really do them now. Nor did I have any money to donate at this moment (it's a long story involving rent, a bounced check, and room-mates that you REALLY don't want me to go into). However, when all of your support lines are falling over tomorrow, I *WILL* be available to make trips for doughnuts and/or Red Bull if needed. Give me a call. Dima should have my number. :-)
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2004-07-17 06:04 am (UTC)
Thanks, dood. I understand poverty - I wasn't living in the basement for the atmosphere. And we wil keep you in mind for goodies.
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[User Picture]From: wolflady26
2004-07-17 08:01 am (UTC)

Go Gini, you're the one
To get this blog-a-thon done
To raise money for char-i-ty
You'll give up sleep and get wonky
There's plenty of coffee, and friends galore
To keep the Sandman from your door
So keep it up! Don't start to yawn!
Rest will come when 48 posts are gone!
Your cheering section gives a big WOOWOO!
Come on, Gini, we're rooting for you!

Go, Gini...Go, Gini...Go, Gini...Go, Gini
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2004-07-17 08:37 am (UTC)
Awww, thank you!!!!!! I made everyone come look at it. Yay!!!
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[User Picture]From: wolflady26
2004-07-17 10:10 am (UTC)
Hee, glad you like it :) I mean, what better chance than a blogathon to inflict my friends with bad doggeral and graphics? ;)
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[User Picture]From: naath
2004-07-17 09:56 am (UTC)
I've only done it thrice, and twice was because I was at an all night party, allthough one of those times I went to a lecture afterwards... the third time it was because I was organising the May Ball (huuuuuuuuuge event/garden party/concert/thing), we had a meeting at 9am and I got to bed the following 9am haveing been on my feet doing things for all of that time... by the end of it the prostpect of the stairs to my room (3 flights!) was just an incomprehensable agony. The thought of getting up again was a nightmare... I don't understand studying all night, because after 24 hours awake I doubt that I'd get to the exam hall never mind actually be able to write anything on the paper.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2004-07-17 10:15 am (UTC)
I can't remember why I had to, but I had to. And, yeah, I wouldn't try staying awake 24 hours and then being comprehensible now.

Oh, wait.
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[User Picture]From: tevriel
2004-07-17 11:15 am (UTC)

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