When I worked for the World Bank, I used to stay up this late (working) soooooo often. And it’d be just like this too. The fact that I knew I was going to be up late meant I’d engage in so much procrastination as well. For instance, I remember during one May crunch period, I stayed up until 4 AM every night, ostensibly to work on a report, but…I also somehow found the time to read the entirety of the Sandman series.
That was actually a pretty fantastic experience. I highly recommend reading Sandman between 1 AM and 4 AM while you’re chain-smoking cigarettes and hopped upon awful-tasting instant coffee and all alone in an empty house. It really makes you feel the intense bleakness of the series.
And then I’d have to go to the office the next day! What a miserable way to live. At least today I know that when I put this assignment to bed, I can sleep for as long as I want.