December 14th, 2007

Books

Another day in the, well, day

After my nap at 5 or so I managed to wake up after 7 and seem mostly alert for a few hours while reviewing funny cartoons. And then upstairs to check LJ and crash by 1.

Although I woke up sooner I managed to stay in bed until almost 9. Apparently the Dune audiobook that I put on to go to sleep to ran over into the next book (part 3 of Dune) and the next ... which was certainly interesting to wake up and doze off repeatedly to: Bill Moyers interviewing Joseph Campbell for the audio version of The Power of Myth (from Audible.com ). Amazing, amazing stuff, just this running conversation about humanity and human culture with Campbell telling stories from myth to explain how and sometime why people behave the way they do.

And then I went downstairs for tea and cereal and have read 40 pp into this week's Economist. I am quite savouring my trial subscription, as this wonderful publication is too expensive for me to subscribe regularly. Reason #734 to adore the Economist: Editorial letters from ministers of various countries protesting their flavour or details of the coverage their nation received (this week, Italy and Romania).

Perhaps I will be able to wake up at 6 tomorrow and go to work. There's a good chance anyway.

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Nap? No nap.

adric: Ugh. Didn't work. I executed the hibernate command, and the screen dimmed, but the processors and the disks never would shut off. Gave up after a few minutes of loud disk activity and blank screen and woke it up.

I feel slightly sleepy. It's not enough to actually let me sleep, just to feel a little tired, and my eyes a little tired too. It makes it unpleasant to try and read anything interesting, much less hack or try to do anything that requires focus. I hate this. It ranks right next to laying in bed not sleeping as my least favourite thing about mortal existence. And I can recall weeks, months, maybe years of it only a few years back.

The more things change... the more you realize they didn't change. Augh

Slightly later, I did not cry.

adric: 3:38: I'm worried enough about bwing able to get to work, and do my job, that all of this other stuff is too far away to care about.
adric 3:43: So, yeah it's get to work, be able to do job, go to stupid work party, somehow go back to work. *shrug*
adric: 3:45: Oh, and just for today, family crap.
adric: 3:46: Anyway, I 'm trying to figure out how to manage the clothes shopping thing, but I can't go out tonight. thanks for trying to think of ways for it to be fun for me.

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    Gary Stadler & Singh Kaur - Midnight Myst
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