on a Tuesday at least, 3:30am on Mission St is absolutely dead quiet. not a soul moving around out there. couldn't even see any rats. so of all of the ways SF resembles NY, this is not one of them. on the one hand it was a little creepy feeling out there in the dark all alone. it's a quick block home and I guess these days I look fairly intimidating, but it's still creepy. if there were people out and about it would be less so.
on the other hand: laundromet in the mission with, like, four parties maximum washing clothes at any one time. I bet the 24-hour laundromats in NY are even crowded at 3am.
I'm a little tired--my "nap" only lasted an hour and a half this evening but my body wanted up so I got up. I might go to bed earlier than I did yesterday, or I might take a little nap here or something. hard to say. I'm such a creature of habit that once I discern a pattern in my behavior I gravitate towards keeping it like a schedule. I have to remember that the rule in this experiment is Sleep When Tired. I might power my way through this anyway--I have work to do. laundry still takes three hours even when you aren't fighting for space and machines. or that is my laundry still takes three hours. even with socks safety-pinned together. if not for that it would be another half hour or more. but so I wanted to get more done tonight than just laundry. of course if I slept for a couple of hours I'd probably have more energy to do the work but given the nature of the work it's not like I need great gobs of brain power.
food would be good. I think I've been eating more cereal meals than "dinner" meals. I don't know whether that means my body needs dairy and carbs or if I am "addicted" to dairy and carbs. although I'm not really convinced that the rhetoric of addiction is really appropriate for habitual, unchanging diets. the main reason I pick one thing and stay with it till I'm sick of it is that it allows me simply to eat without having to go to great effort to decide what I will be eating and who will be preparing it and where I will eat it. right now my only question is do I want breakfast or dinner. that's relatively easy to decide most days.