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The World Line of the Horizon Star

Some would say I was a lost man in a lost world

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Well, I should go to bed now, but my three day insomnia streak is still at work. I haven't been up three days, like some serious cases, but I have got less than a decent contingent of sleep over the past three days. Last night, I went to bed at 4:00 AM. Friday night it was 3:00 AM. I think I'm going to attempt to compose this entry and make a stab at getting there before 2:00 AM this morning.

I had planned on working in my yard today and then going to the grocery tonight. I've been juggling my finances around and waiting to go to the store until I have everything nailed down. I really don't want to mess up my checking account. As a result, I'm sitting here with about half a dozen Budget Grommet meals and various condiments and stuff like that. Fortunately, I am not out of Pop Secret Kettle Corn! Anyway, I got distracted this weekend organizing books on shelves and the yard work proved just a little more involved than I had planned, so I didn't make it tonight.

Ah well. It looks like a frozen Budget Grommet meal for breakfast. On the whole, my erratic and lackadaisical schedule has been having an effect on my weight. I'm down another couple of pounds. This is a good thing. I can spare them. On the whole, I got things accomplished this weekend -- just not what I had planned on accomplishing.

After doing the yard work and finishing up in the yard and garage at about 8:30 this evening, I hit the shower. I was determined to visit the grocery after getting out and getting dressed again, but I got hungry for dinner so I threw in a Grommet lasagna and called it an evening. I've been sitting around here, downloading music and reading Lew Rockwell's site. Lew is a libertarian who runs a web site dedicated to property, freedom, and peace. It's a pretty good site for people even for people who would like to know more about libertarian or even free market anarcho-capitalist ideas. For example, today there is an excellent article on The Political Thought of Étienne de la Boétie, who was a proto-libertarian sixteenth century thinker who espoused the idea that government rests on the consent of the governed.

I really must curb my intake of political material though. It tends to make me a bit strident. For example, I succumbed to the urge to castigate someone who posted to one of the Bay Area forums. It was another of those foolish attempts to drum up support for his pet political hobby-horse, which of course, he was expecting me to pay for. Yack. I really shouldn't get annoyed, but I do. These are the good Roman citizens who are destroying the republic with their lust for bread and circuses. Of course, taken individually, his pet special interest accounts for a drop in the bucket, or one more straw to be carried by the camel. At any rate, I shouldn't have gotten into a pissing match with him. It just doesn't get me anywhere.

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A diet of unremitting budget grommet will rot your brains. For essential vitamins, add the occasional prickly pear fruit.

Hey, I have a good breakfast and often a really good lunch and I take my vitamins every day! I even buy fruit at the grocery, when I remember to do so...

sleep, perchance to dream...

would you mind explaining just exactly what is insomnia? is it where you just cannot sleep at all? or get some sporadic rest? is it an emotional/mental thing or what? just wondering, as my sleeping habits have been all but absent in the past few weeks.

Re: sleep, perchance to dream...

To die, to sleep,
To sleep, perchance to dream,
Aye, there's the rub.


Re: sleep, perchance to dream...

Ah, got the Hamlet out, I see.

Re: sleep, perchance to dream...

Actually, no. I had it out a few weeks ago when I was trying to remember how the whole quote went (I had "to die" in the wrong spot ["Out! Out, damn spot!"])....

Yeah, the wrong spot is right!

That's "MacBeth"!

Re: Yeah, the wrong spot is right!

Yeah, so? I wasn't going on about my pound of flesh, or some poncy star-crossed lover or anything, was I? Just because some watery tart lobs a sword at you, doesn't give you supreme executive authority! *scuffle* Help! Help, I'm being repressed!

Re: sleep, perchance to dream...

you made me laugh.
thank you.

Re: sleep, perchance to dream...

Laugh? At *Shakespear*? You're mad!

Re: sleep, perchance to dream...

truly, and yet to confine my madness from others, as indeed i must - is to enjoy another world completely to myself...lest others might want to join!

Re: sleep, perchance to dream...

After twelve to sixteen hours of activity, most people can fall asleep within 12 minutes of lying down and closing their eyes. If it usually takes longer than that, you can generally call that insomnia.

More particularly, I get stretches of a few days every once in awhile where I cannot get to sleep even though I am attempting to relax. I get tired, but I'm not sleepy. On those occasions, it may take two to three hours of hard relaxing before I can fall asleep, which means that when I get up for work in the morning, I will have had only three to five hours of sleep. After a couple of days, that pattern starts to kind of wear on you. That's what I call insomnia.

I know that there are some people who chronically have trouble falling asleep. Some stay awake for more than 24 or even 48 hours because they just can't fall asleep. I have rarely gone though a whole night, but it has happened.

Re: sleep, perchance to dream...

ah ha - then that must mean me. tossing, turning, fluffing the pillow - remaking the bed - all of this until the wee small ones. then again, being bipolar doesn't help. the ups and downs...
i digress...
of course, this east bay heat does me no good. i want my slightly dampened chill back with a touch of fog and the like.
am i asking too much?
are you going to keep the cat that comes to your home? we have a dog...
i understand when you say that after a couple of days, the pattern starts to kind of wear on you. for me personally, this has been going on for a few weeks..last night i broke down and took a xanax...now i have a pill hangover..
such is life.
thanks for answering...i appreciate it.
are you getting any of the cool weather i got in san leandro this morning?

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