1:25 p.m. - Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2003
Speaking of keeping my mouth shut, sometimes I awake with the feeling that I've just been shouting in my sleep — only, of course, when you shout in your sleep, it doesn't come out as a shout; it comes out as a sort of "Gnnnnnuhhhhhhhhhh!!" Everytime that happens I trying to play it cool; I immediately start coughing, which means: "That funny noise I just made? Oh, I was trying to cough in my sleep! Some train-dust must have gotten into my air passages! That's all!"
I remember once waking suddenly from a nap at home, thinking I had just shouted in my sleep, to find all the dogs around me, staring at me with puzzled expressions. That must have been a very loud "Gnnnnnnuhhhhhh!" Poor doggies.
Of course, when you wake up on the train with drool creeping down your chin, there's no way to play it off; you just have to pray that nobody noticed.
Still at work. Still bored. 1.2 million brain cells dead so far today.