It has now been a full week without my precious Red Bull. Caffeine has not been cut out of my life completely, and I still manage my one or two cups of tea every day. Tuesday was the worst day, by far. I woke up about 2am with a migraine that persisted despite several cups of tea and some heavy migraine meds. The rest of the week went just fine. In fact, it went just like any other week. I always get tired an hour or so after I eat lunch, so that didn't change. My energy level has remained pretty much consistent. Nothing much to report.
I wonder if I'm just too saturated in caffeine, and eventually I will run out of the stores of it I've built up in my system. We'll see. Truth be told, I'm still staying up late, even without the energy boost. I'm still running around like a crazy person. I did feel a bit slow on Friday, but that might also be due to the fact that there were only 20 or so people at work (out of 85). It's a strange trend that no one seems to be able to explain.
Not much else going on. I didn't get as much editing done this weekend as I'd hoped, but it's coming along and should be done this week. Crosses Fingers. That said, if anyone has any editing work they want to throw my way, I'm happy to provide a character reference. Email me offline.
Do you remember that deck of cards I was talking about before? The one with the Random Map? Or The King of Hanging Brain? I was looking through the deck again and thought I'd give you a few more. These ones I actually enjoyed.
This first one reminds me of On the Road by Jack Kerouac. Not just because it has a road in it, but if I had to pick one image that represented that book to me, it would be this one. Driving at night, only seeing what is in the sphere of influence from the flowing headlights, unaware of what might be out in the darkness, lurking or otherwise.
Something a little bit magical about this one. I mean that literally. Remember toward the end of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets when Tom Riddle writes his name in the air with the wand and the letters are seemingly on fire? That's what I see here.
I've inverted this one on purpose because I like it that way. Just the physics-defying illogicalness of it. Here's the question: Is the sand flowing up? Or is the sand still flowing down? Either way, it changes your perspective. And it reminds me of a scene from Real Genius. I can't find a screenshot of it, and I'm not in a place where I can stream it online and do a grab myself, but Val Kilmer is doing a handstand when the new kid comes around the corner, and Val surprises the kid by suddenly saying, "Would you be prepared if gravity suddenly reversed itself?" If you have never seen Real Genius, you're missing out and need to fix that. Comedy Gold.
This is how the mind works, folks. One topic to the next to the next to the next.
Speaking of Val Kilmer, everyone needs to get off his case for gaining weight. Guess what, folks? We all gain weight. We all lose weight. Hell, on any given day your weight can fluctuate a few pounds depending on how much or little you eat, or drink, or exercise. Cut the brother some slack.
And one last little piece of enjoyment. People know that I'm a junkie for all things post-apocalyptic. Not just zombie apocalypse, but the nuclear fallout kind, as well. To that end, a friend sent me an image this weekend, and it's just a fantastic piece from the Fallout video game series. Yeah, it's a Lego Brotherhood of Steel figure from Fallout. Personally, I think it looks a bit like a modified Storm Trooper, but who am I to complain? I know Lego didn't come out with a Fallout set...but I sure wish they would.
Enough of the random all over the place. You might want to wipe your feet on the way out.
*License: I took these pictures; they are from a deck of cards that I own.
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