Let’s keep it short tonight as I have some important sleeping to do. Each eyelid races the other to be the first to come to a complete shuteyed rest. Then which eye will start REMing up first. Don’t know, don’t care; all I know is I want sleep. More than sleep though, I want to stay asleep for the entire of tomorrow. No chance of that happening. “I’ve got to write my stupid blog thing,” “It’s not stupid Kevin, it’s a very good idea and very important,” “No, it’s stupid”.
I’ll mention Richard Herring’s blog Warming Up possibly for the last time, as it doesn’t do to keep reminding my paltry readership that I’ve copied the idea off someone else. Anyway, Herring’s blog celebrated its eighth year on 25th Nov 2010 and he began looking forward to 2012 when it reaches its tenth birthday. To mark the occasion he asked his readers to email him stating where they would like their lives to be on 25th Nov 2012. He says he will check back to see how people are doing by then. I decided to email him with my goals; he seems like a jolly nice man, so I thought “ok, let’s”. My contribution can be found somewhere near the bottom (as KB) here. You’ll know it’s mine cos it mentions Japan and my blog. I could ask you what you want to be doing in 2 years time, but it’s probably not advisable to be copying another of Mr. Herring’s ideas. “In two years time I want to be acting out my own ideas, not appropriating other people’s”.
But for today we’ll all have to settle for my word-count wasting. My mind is a complete blank. A blank canvas is a good thing, but a blank mind is a problem. Waiting for any idea to form; still waiting. I am breathing heavily. Had a bewildering array of colds coming and going for at least a month now. On the verge of a hypochondriac break-down. Is my immune system compromised? Is that ache in my toe the same thing that killed Bruce Lee, or was it Bob Marley; I don’t know. But this is no good; a blank mind was marginally better than a paranoid one. Let’s go back to empty-headedness and see where we end up. Most likely right back where we started. Where we started? Huh? I’m also trying not to think too much. If I do accidentally think I might wake up and that won’t do at all, what with the early start and the arduous day I have ahead of me. This is one of those not worth reading blog posts; exercise for my fingers and nothing else. Nothing. Sorry if you are a regular reader bored shirtless by today’s post; even sorrier if you are a first time reader put off by this... But you know, it can’t all be gold. It can’t even all be soil, or dustbin smell, or pube in the soap. Some of it isn’t even good enough to be called crap. What’s worse than being crap? Being boring. Or being crap and boring. Just realised I’m typing with one eye fully closed and the other a tiny slit, the screen is completely out of focus and all that good stuff.
Maybe I could create a ‘blog quality’ graph to chart my ups and downs. Yes that is definitely not a pointless exercise. Challenge accepted.
P.S. Christmas decorations went up today in our flat :)