Using the term “days” or “nights” to describe units of time is so five minutes ago. Plus, it sounds so long. A whole DAY? An entire NIGHT? It makes everything feel so drawn out and as if it will never, ever get here. That’s why I prefer the term “sleeps” when looking forward to an event and, frankly, there is no event that I am looking forward to more than the first Saturday the 2012 Buckeyes take the field.
Think about it. People sleep for, what, 6-8 hours? Sometimes, you might only sleep for 4-5. That unit of time is much easier to digest than a whole 24 hours or 12 or something. I mean, you don’t even know what you are doing when you sleep. Basically, time is suspended in your world. Stuff happens but you are blissfully unaware, comfy and cozy.
Ten sleeps. That’s all that is left until waking up involves College Gameday, drinking a beer at an inappropriate time and beginning a diet that consists of primarily grilled meats. Ten sleeps is all that remains before The Ramp Entrance, the first I-dotting of the year and Carmen Ohio. Ten sleeps is all that remains before Urban Meyer leads his first Ohio State football team onto the field.
Are you someone who knows you probably should go to bed earlier, but you just can’t? This whole sleep thing should motivate you. The faster you go to bed, the faster you wake up to that glorious Saturday.
Ten sleeps. That’s it. Hopefully the excitement doesn’t keep the sleeps at bay.