Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Women are insane.

Well, possibly not all of them, but certainly the ones I know, and especially the one I married.

In case I haven't made this clear before, I'm a giant nerd. I watch Star Trek, I read comics, I watch shitty genre TV series like Smallville, and I play games. I'm not talking about the uber cool and trendy new console games or the even slightly less acceptable computer games. I'm talking role playing games, miniature war games and board games. This weekend our local gaming club ran it's annual convention, a larger than usual gathering of nerds acting nerdy. Nerdy fun was had by all. One of the main side effects of a large gathering of gamers is sleep deprivation. Over the course of a weekend you see lots of people you might not have seen in several months and chat with them, play games 'til the wee hours of the morning and then start again as early as possible the next day.

I was up very early on Friday (5 am) and laid down and had a nap from about 4 in the afternoon until 6 (when the doors would be open at the convention site). I went and played board games all night and ended up crawling into bed at about 3am. Then I was up by 8, gamed all day and was back in bed around 3 again. I then awoke at 7 and couldn't get back to sleep. Screwed around on the computer some, went and had breakfast and went back to gaming. Gamed until 4:30 in the afternoon and then decided I should probably go home and have a nap as I had to work from 8pm until 8am.

That was an incredibly long winded set up to my initial point.

So I've slept a total of 10 or so hours out of the previous 60. I'm 2 hours from having to go work an incredibly boring 12 hour shift and I crawl into bed, followed by my wife. As I'm drifting off into lalaland she tells me that my cousin called and left a message inviting us out for her birthday:

Me: That's nice.
Her: It's on Saturday.
Me: Ok, I don't have any plans for Saturday.
Me: (thinking) What the fuck just happened?
Me: Hon, what, I'm sorry. Did we already have plans for Saturday?
Me: (thinking)Crap!

Our anniversary is actually on Sunday, but I was scheduled to work so we agreed to celebrate on Saturday. So I managed to beg and plead a coworker to trade me shifts next week so I could have Sunday off as well to make this whole crisis go away.

So ladies, please do your men a favour and don't try and do any scheduling while we are trying to sleep, had I been fully awake I would hae remembered that our anniversary was this weekend and much WAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHing could have been averted.


crazybarefeet said...

"but certainly the ones I know"

Oooo, I take exception to that. Heartbroken, crushed, stunned exception. I mean, there are a million things I will agree to being: Nuts, yes. Crazy, even. Bizarre, nerdy, geeky certainly. Great, even. Ok, only my kids think that, but still. Odd, strange and weird all work. But actually insane? No. And no, don't bother with a list of all the things I've missed on my list.
We both have jobs to do.

Jason Doan said...

"We both have jobs to do."

Not me, I took the week off :P

Gwenhwyfar said...

Damnit! We were all supposed to be going out on Sunday and I changed it to Saturday (not only because Sunday is kind of a lame night to go to the pub but also) because I knew your anniversary is on Sunday.
(The only reason I remembered that is because of Holly inviting you guys out last year... hahahaha)

Jason Doan said...

No big deal.

Here's the email conversation between me and Holly last year :P

Hey J!
What you up to? Well it's Jen's b-day celebration tomorrow (er ah...today...Saturday). I was just wondering if you and Laura are available for supper on Sat night...if you want to come give me a dingle...

Kinda busy getting married today. Maybe next year :)


Oh shit!! Sorry, I thought you guys were going last weekend..my bad..man I've had a lot of blonde moments lately!! Have a good wedding! Congratulations!


I had just happened to check my email at an internet terminal they had in the hotel lobby while we were waiting for the inlaws to go for breakfast. Man we all laughed about that one all day. I even had to check my email again before we went for supper that night because everyone wanted to know if Holly had replied back :P