‘sleeping and resting’

Handwritten page of a diary dated April 25, 1985

went to see Terminator at least four times last semester, and she always says “I’ll be back” with Arnold’s accent, so it seemed like Drowsinator was the perfect nickname for her ever since she started sleeping about twice as much as any of the rest of us. Yesterday she pulled that flannel blanket out of her backpack and went to sleep in the middle of our picnic on the back campus lawn.

Lenny is the most worried. He said we need to go over the basics — she sure doesn’t seem depressed, so maybe it’s from a mosquito bite. Jeannie said I think you’re thinking of a tick. And I said I think you’re thinking of a tsetse fly, which we don’t have in this country.

When she woke up and got razzed again for sleeping all the time, she told us Mark Twain said “I have never taken any exercise except sleeping and resting” — and he lived to be 74.

Lenny thought she was making that up so he went to look it up in the library on his way home and when he got back to the dorm he said yeah, Mark Twain really did say that.

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