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Thursday, September 29, 2005
Add-on to my list of favorite beverages
Up until recently I hardly ever drank RedBull. Why? Because I was convinced it really couldn’t help me stay awake. Yet these past weeks (and especially since I started the night shifts) I have been indulging myself with one RedBull every now and then. Do I think it helps? Maybe…Why do I actually drink it? Well, there are more options: the great commercials (not even close), the placebo effect I hope for and the fact that I am desperate after two days with not that much sleep as people are moving in my dorm (one of the pros), the fact that K seems to like it so much (most surely!).

As I said, getting some sleep hasn’t been an easy task, especially with drilling machines in the next room…But tonight, on my way to work, I was suddenly waken up. No, it wasn’t the large coffee I had before leaving, it was the taxi drive to the office. As one of my colleagues called a cab to take him home, my driver thought he should take him, so a 12-15 minutes ride turned into an about 7 minutes one! Well, the adrenaline had a powerful effect. As I was saying earlier to a friend, when you see death right in your face every 5 seconds, you kind of stop feeling sleepy!

Anyway, the happening had its good effect: this shift seemed really short. And now I am back to my posting habit, one hour and something before my shift ends.

Another issue on my mind is my dorm’s internet connection. I hope it will happen soon as I need it just as I need air. I am supposed to do a lot of research, most of it online. So, it is kind of official, my final paper will be on blogs…The angle? Oh, I have no idea about that yet, but I have to have it really clear in my mind by October15-20. I am pretty excited about it and maybe this will be a good enough reason to actually work on it! :)

Other good things related to night shifts: I discovered some really tasty snacks and a really nice smelling Vietnamese soup! My colleague Sabina showed me the way.
posted by Alina @ 5:43 AM  
  • At 9/29/2005 8:42 PM, Blogger tota said…

    Hmmmmmmmmmmm i like Soup very much ,all its kinds .. Tomato Specially :)

    so tell us the ingredients & recipe :)

    here is an odd kind of soup ,,, for me i never tried it

    so it's not my fault if it was sooooo much tasty ;)

  • At 9/29/2005 9:08 PM, Blogger bart said…

    excellent my dear, the Red Bull always helps me when I need to drive long distances, it keeps me sharp and paying attention, much better than Cola any day...

    I'm interested though in your blog theme... i hope you'll keep us posted on that one, it's a topic that interests us all... perhaps Shirazi has some tips for you too...

    keep well :D

  • At 9/29/2005 11:12 PM, Blogger Deb S. said…

    We all want to see your paper once you have completed it!

  • At 9/29/2005 11:52 PM, Blogger Bokbok said…

    excuse the ignorance, but what is RedBull? Err.. Bokbok doesn't seem to be reeeaally updated, eh?


  • At 9/30/2005 12:23 AM, Blogger Alina said…

    Tota, I love soup! But not to cook it! If it needs more than just some hot water poured over that chemical stuffs, I give up :)

    Bart, it is not a victory over Cola! I will never give my precious up! :) I will keep you posted and probably try to get you all involved :)

    DCS, then you should start praying for tis completion! :)

    RedBull? Energy drink supposed to help you stay awake. See more here: :))

  • At 9/30/2005 5:04 AM, Blogger loloma said…

    Strange, these days I only seem to meet people who don't get enough sleep! One of my friends was just complaining about the same thing.

    Haven't tried RedBull yet, but if I remember well, a friend from Hungary said it was illegal there!? Or was it just my imagination...

    Anyway, they have so many kinds of energy drinks over here that with or without RedBull, I guess it doesn't really matter anymore.

  • At 9/30/2005 5:35 AM, Blogger Alina said…

    Maybe it's something in the air...Well, anyway, I only have one more of these shifts to go, so I guess I'll be fine quite soon.

    RedBull illegal? Why would that be?

  • At 9/30/2005 4:10 PM, Blogger George Hari Popescu said…

    Yes, in some countries Redbull cannot be sold, as it is a chemical energy drug. In Romania everything that's illegal in other parts of the world goes fine.

  • At 9/30/2005 9:10 PM, Blogger Alina said…

    Thankx for the info, George, I really had no idea! Anyway, at least we don't have other drugs made legal, yet!

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