The Sound of Silence – Thoughts of an Insomniac

I woke up around 3:30 this morning to go to the bathroom and then had a hard time falling back asleep right away.

So many thoughts were racing through my head; thoughts such as:

Wow.  It’s so quiet.  If I woke up at 3:30 am at my old place, henceforth known as 2020 N Hell, I’d hear music blasting from the Beaumont and people screaming at each other in the street.

Which reminds me, I wonder if that couple I heard fighting in the street once at 4am on a Wednesday ever made it.  Guy: “GET IN THE FUCKING CAR.”  Girl:  “FUCK YOU!”  Lather, rinse, repeat.

My lower back hurts.  I wonder if I can procure illegal painkillers.

I need more coffee mugs.

And wine glasses.

It is SO quiet.  The sound of silence is wonderful.

Great.   Now I have that song stuck in my head.

At least it’s a good song!

But it still reminds me of that scene from Kingpin

So, there you have it – it’s no wonder it took me so long to fall back asleep.  My mind was racing out of control.

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And…fail

I haven’t updated this thing in forever because life has been pretty hectic and I haven’t been able to add much to my book, either.

Marathon training has been a struggle because it’s been seven billion degrees all summer, time is going by way too quickly and I’m starting to panic in general about that.  I wish we could just slow it all down and take a minute to quite literally smell the roses (or go back to June so I could start over on my training program…either/or).

Pre-season football starts tonight.  Why is it that no matter what we do, summer flies by?  One minute we’re kicking it off with Memorial Day (and my birthday, because it’s all about me) and the next thing I know, I blink and I’m screaming at the TV over a botched pass interference call in the middle of October (after it takes me 8hrs to finish the marathon, of course).

I apologize for this inane post with absolutely no point – work is my main focus right now (and the White Sox.  Can they stay ahead of Detroit?  Will I survive September/October?).

I promise, my dear tens of readers, to post something witty and interesting shortly – as soon as Sunday since I’m attending the Sox-A’s game and it will surely be a stressful one (if they start Flowers over AJ, Dunn can’t find his swing and the pitcher gives up 4 HRs in the first three innings).

 

Afternoon Delights

My favorite links of the day below – in an effort to avoid posting 789 links on Facebook in a span of 15-minutes, I have them here for your enjoyment.

B1G mascots do “Call Me Maybe” (Illinois & Michigan absent because they don’t HAVE mascots.  Sad.) – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TxhIhHv8oIM&feature=youtu.be

An Arkansas couple says “I do” at their local Wal-Mart – http://friendsoftheprogram.net/2012/07/11/arkansas-wedding-with-everyday-low-prices/

ScarJo’s new bodyguard looks like an episode of Miami Vice – http://www.dlisted.com/2012/07/09/scarjos-bodyguard

Robin Ventura is a liar (but in a good way) – http://www.southsidesox.com/2012/7/11/3150822/robin-ventura-efficiency-expert

Is Saved by the Bell just a dream? – http://www.cracked.com/quick-fixes/why-saved-by-bell-all-dream-conspiracy-theory/

Shop Talk:  Don’t Forget Content in Your Video Ad Campaigns: http://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/178554/dont-forget-content-in-your-video-ad-campaigns.html

MLB players who need to get it together:  http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/playerrankings