bunt sign

Tuesday, September 21, 2004

Sometimes I think I don't have any problems that an extra hour of sleep won't cure. Most days I'd be willing to sacrifice an hour of pay for an hour of sleep. Then I snap to and realize that I can't give up an hour of my job without giving up the whole thing. It's just a nasty little fact, and there's no way around it.

On the other hand, I deliberately overslept by an hour and fifteen minutes this morning, and that was after getting to sleep an hour (at least) earlier than usual last night. It's the most complete night's sleep I've had in weeks, and it didn't cost me a cent. I think I might have even got more work done today than usual, but I'm not going to tell anybody that. They wouldn't believe me anyway.

There's one big problem with all this pie-in-the-sky jubilation. I can't go to bed early two nights in a row. I've tried it, and it just doesn't work. Whatever cycle my internal body clock is running on, it doesn't allow for another early night. And I probably can't get away with sleeping late very often, either. I was lucky that the phone didn't ring early today. I'd give up a lot to make that happen every morning, that's for sure.

17 September 2004

Clouds over the fence.

What wouldn't I give up? I think you know the answer to that. I wouldn't give up my friends, or my family, or my home in the country. And, of course, I wouldn't give up TiVo. Or ice cream.

previousbunt signemailnext


The Giants were leading 9-2 and Barry Bonds was 0-for-3 when for some unaccountable reason Astros pitcher Russ Springer hit Bonds in the leg with a pitch in the eighth inning of tonight's game. I'm not sure what he was trying to prove, except that sometimes you can put Bonds on base with one pitch instead of wasting four. You can be sure that there will be payback, because the Astros are in town for two more games. Anyway, the Giants' win leaves them just a game and a half behind the first-place Dodgers.

Recent recommendations can always be found on the links page.

One year ago: Flight Crew
"I began to doubt that I'd seen them in the first place, but then this afternoon as I was walking around the side of the house I heard the unmistakable, high-pitched, anxious 'quibble quibble' that meant I'd surprised them again."

Three years ago: Waxing
"You can't help being buoyed by the spirit of the people of New York. If they can stand and cheer, who am I to moan and wail?"

Subscribe to the notify list to be advised when this site is updated.