Live blogging my own laila lavan

I want to sleep. Period.

After the events of today I would love to just curl up in my bed and sleep. But I can’t because I have a test in the morning that requires me to be without sleep all night.

Today started off with my being locked inside a synagogue when I stopped to use the bathroom in the middle of my jog and all of the synagogue members left and locked the door behind them.

At my office I worked on entering tedious data for 4.5 hours, pressed “save” and, eureka, it was lost to the world.

I was fed up with stupid computer programs that didn’t work so I left the office for a breather, got into the glass elevator and got stuck in between floor 11 and 12.

And now I would just love to rest after finishing all my errands, the house is clean and everyone is in bed. But I can’t because tonight is my own personal laila lavan, another term used for a party night when you stay up all night long partying.

So here I am blogging it live. Not only will it give me a goal and a reason to stay awake but it also puts responsibility on my friends to keep me awake. So if I don’t post anything for over an hour, make sure to wake me up.

9:16 PM Gotta get ready. Zahava is picking me up in 14 minutes. First stop: Mirror Bar, Mamilla.

9:44 PM Where oh where is Zahava? Oh right. She is finishing her new post. Oh those bloggers have a one track mind!

10:45 PM white wine for a white night?

11:25 PM made a decision to buy the apt for sale in Mamila that I can see from the Mamila Mirror Bar balcony.  Now I just need to find the money to carry through on this conviction.

12:15 Hafuch gadol at Zuni. Made it past midnight.GO ME!

1:00 AM …and going strong…or should I say, coffee is going strong

2:44 AM So it seems that there are definite advantages to watching TV while in a standing position.Firstly, you eliminate any unwanted drooling on your pillow that can result from the sloth of a reclining zombie state. Secondly, you become an active spectator and start to act out scenes of the show, yelling and talking to the screen.

That’s about it. There are no more advantages. Plus my feet are getting tired. Let’s see, what if I watch my show in a semi reclined position….No that isn’t working, my neck and elbow are hurting. Ok, check clock. At least half an hour must have passed….4 minutes????? 4 freaking minutes.

2:48 Time for a snack. Gonna go check what there is in the kitchen. Brb.

3:53 AM What kind of a person eats stewed cabbage and onions for a night time snack?

4:15 I want to sleep a bit. Maybe if I set my alarm for an hour from now I will hear it and get up.

6:00 AM morning?? I slept for around an hour. Does that count? I think not. Here’s the secret to staying awake: never lie down.

7:25 AM Coffee me please!! (found out later that I wasn’t supposed to drink coffee. Oh well, the best laid plans of mice and men gang aft aglay)

About the Author
Devora Mason is a single mom of five who works in business development focusing on unique Israeli technology,and Innovation, specializing in subjects from AR/VR to the stars and back! Her life experiences lead her to write about social issues and people that she encounters in Israel. As a consultant she enjoys her work with Israeli startups and corporate entities and is currently the VP of Global partnerships at StellarNova, a female founded startup focusing on STEM blended education and media content for kids.