Friday, March 31, 2006

Friday Shorts

Still no new contract from the website I hope to be writing and blogging for. Development on the site is still pending until I hear back. That site will go away when and if this contract comes together. But it's been 2 months, I'm starting to wonder if it will ever come together...


Had an interesting revelation the other day. Bipolars are notoriously bad sleepers. We get by on very little sleep. Unless we're exceptionally depressed, then we don't get out of bed. But anyway... I have come to the realization that I do best on 5.5 to 6.5 hours of sleep a night. When I get over 6.5 hours I dream and sleep restlessly. I wake up feeling shredded. But 5.5 to 6.5 hours, I feel best. Still not good, Lamictal headaches and mind fog in the morning are a bitch, but it's still better than too much sleep.


Speaking of sleep, I've been waking every morning with a song stuck in my head. I get up and have to play it. This week it's been Wilco's "Jesus Etc.", Steely Dan's "Any Major Dude", The Subdudes "Late At Night", and a few others that don't immediately come to mind. My wife is used to it, with both my son and myself, she knows if we play music in the morning, it will be a good day for us. And therefore a better day for her...


What happens when a psychiatrist and a hooker spend the night together?
In the morning each of them says: "120 dollars, please."


Sorry I haven't gotten around to commenting on other blogs. If it's on my link-list, I absolutely check in every few days. But I don't always comment. That doesn't mean I don't care what you're going through. Someone may have already given more words of wisdom than I'll EVER have, or it may already be 2 in the morning with a 6:00 wake-up, or whatever. But do know I'm thinking about you all.


For those reading this blog, I do allow anonymous comments. Please don't hesitate to leave comments. If you want me to give my opinion on something, I'd be happy to. I have an opinion on everything, and this blog is evidence I'll share it even if you're not interested.


Two elderly couples were enjoying friendly conversation when one of them asked the other, "Fred, how was the memory clinic you went to last month?"

"Outstanding," Fred replied. "They taught us all the latest psychological techniques - visualization, association - it made a huge difference for me."

"That's great! What was the name of the clinic?"

Fred went blank He thought and thought, but couldn't remember. Then a smile broke across his face and he asked, "What do you call that flower with the long stem and thorns?"

"You mean a rose?"

"Yes, that's it!" He turned to his wife. . ."Rose, what was the name of that clinic?"


I hope everyone has a GREAT weekend!


Moira said...

Hi John,

You write beautifully. Hope you hear from the website about the writing and the blogging.

Thanks for stopping by at

All the best,

Anonymous said...

Hi, Jon! I just saw at Moodgarden that today is your birthday, so I wanted to wish you a very happy birthday!! I'm an Aries too!

And welcome to Moodgarden! (Moira said I get brownie points if I mention Moodgarden so have I mentioned it enough now?! *wink*)

Be seeing you around!!

Patti aka Southernbelle (at Moodgarden--see, I said it again!!)

Reba said...

Hi Jon, I also just caught on Mood Garden that it was your BD. Wonderful Blog, and wanted to send BD wishes!

gen said...

the sleep thing? i couldn't agree more. i function the best on the same amount of sleep..unless i'm absolutely exhausted and then i'm down for the 12-hour count. *smirk*

btw: nice joke about the hooker and the pdoc. i'm going to have to tell my therapist that one.. :)

jane said...

I find I do well when I sleep around 7-8 hours a day, but I usually sleep around 10. I take all of my mood altering medicines at bedtime, maybe that has something to do with it. I think it would be so cool to only need 4 hours of sleep a day. You're right, we could get so much more done then.
I liked that psych/hooker joke.