Day Jackie Vs. Night Jackie

7 Oct

I set myself up for total failure today.  I really did.

I often have these moments of struggle between Day Jackie and Night Jackie.  Day Jackie has a full time job, pays bills, and generally attempts to be a respectable person, while Night Jackie is crazy and doesn’t know what the point is of Day Jackie if she can’t enjoy herself along the way.

I spend any time I have between Day and Night Jackie wondering what I’m doing with my life.

Like today, for example.  When I went to be at 3am the night before without a blog written or a pair of clean underwear today.

What’s truly magical about Night Jackie is that she doesnt’ grasp the magnitude of her absurdism  because she never has to reap the consequence of it.  Consequences are for Day Jackie.    And the reality of the situation is that sometimes Night Jackie just doesn’t feel like doing laundry.   She minimalizes its importance with relation to the grand scheme of life, assuming that things will just work themselves out the next morning.

Leaving it for Day Jackie.

Of course, Day Jackie can’t fix all the problems that are left for her.  What does one do without a blog post or clean underwear and only an hour between wake and work to fix them both? 

The answer, unfortunately, is to wear a dress, which allows the existence of a slip, which is a lot like underwear, so long as your hemline is long enough and you keep your legs crossed.   Of course, the dress is not really work-appropriate because of it’s questionable neckline, but it can be toned down with a drab, gray cardigan.

Cardigans cover a multitude of sins.

No clothes/no underwear crisis solved.   And you know what? Day Jackie also reckoned her best bet was to piggyback on that tidbit to crank out the post that Night Jackie ignored.  Both problems have been sufficiently, though temporarily, addressed.  Day Jackie should probably go immediately home right after work to get some laundry done before Night Jackie shows up.

After all, this was her last clean dress.  


In celebration of today’s theme, here’s a Pixar short for your entertainment:

10 Responses to “Day Jackie Vs. Night Jackie”

  1. Sonja October 7, 2011 at 10:51 am #

    AND if Night Jackie goes out in Commando mode….. just think of the consequences Day Jackie will have to face 😉


  2. Anita S October 7, 2011 at 11:05 am #

    Oh no you didn’t! You did? ROFLMAO!!!! I would have never thought of the dress and slip thing. Congrats to Day Jackie on solving the problem, even if only temporarily.
    I understand the Day and Night personalities. My night personality believes that the scales lie and therefore she is not overweight, so why should she deny herself treats at midnight such as caramel rice cakes with honey?
    Naturally, the struggle with the scales occurs during the day.
    I guess I should padlock my food away and only tell my day self where the key is!


    • Jackie October 9, 2011 at 1:57 pm #

      ah yes – the eating beast that takes over in the late hours is terrible.


  3. pegoleg October 7, 2011 at 1:30 pm #

    Both of you do pretty stellar work on no sleep, no underwear and no time to write. Congrats! BTW, I loved that day/night video


    • Jackie October 9, 2011 at 1:57 pm #

      haha thanks 🙂 I love that vid too – such a huge Pixar fan.


  4. Renee Mason October 9, 2011 at 5:10 pm #

    Very entertaining post for a half-naked insomniac!


    • Jackie October 13, 2011 at 8:24 pm #

      I typically write in both those conditions.


  5. Samantha October 10, 2011 at 6:07 pm #

    Dress/slip idea: you are mighty brave. But brilliant.


    • Jackie October 13, 2011 at 8:13 pm #

      Strategic leg crossing. It’s all in the strategic leg crossing.


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