Wednesday, July 05, 2006


I don't know if I should try to get my own show on Comedy Central or start a Fight Club. I've slept about 10 hours total in the last 5 days, and my body is hurting. I just can't sleep. If I go to bed, I just lay there and end up reading things. Then my eyes burn, and closing them doesn't get me any closer to sleep.

And it's not like I haven't been doing anything. I've been doing a lot of household repairs/improvements. I trimmed a bunch of bushes, ran a bunch of cable unobtrusively, washed some difficult to reach windows, installed some hardware on the walls, and all the while I made some progress on my recent scholastic endeavors.

I spent some time driving around and exploring Red Rock Canyon, which was pretty tough because of the extreme heat. July isn't a good time to be wandering around a desert. I went through a bunch of stuff that needed to be sorted and thrown out, I retrieved and assembled a table that we had in storage, and I wrote this fascinating description of what it's like to be in a trance 22 hours a day.

I managed to get a few character sketches done for a story (or universe to have certain stories in) that I've had running around in my head. I'm currently out back thinking and writing. I'm also pondering a new problem that combines poker with programming. It's pretty interesting, and I'm going to put some time in researching neural network strategies. I'm ignorant as to whether or not there's an existing strategy that I can apply to this new problem, so it should generate some useful ideas and results.

I was talking to my mom yesterday, and commented that Independence Day would be a happier time for me if the current climate weren't one of destroying the principles that the Constitution set forth. Her reply was that that Constitution is very well protected: it's under glass. I thought that was a great response.

Anyhow, I think I'm getting a bit sleepy. I'll try to get some of that, since it's been so difficult to come by as of late. Sleep is a good thing. Maybe the best of things.

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