June 29th, 2011 → 2:48 am

“O sleep, O gentle sleep,
Nature’s soft nurse, how have I frighted thee,
That thou no more wilt weigh my eyelids down,
And steep my senses in forgetfulness?”  – King Henry IV, Part II

I went to bed only three hours ago, yet I can’t seem to sleep.  I woke up initially to go to the bathroom, but the ache in my hip when I stepped on it in the dark reminded me all over again that I still can’t walk and made me mad.  And now the madness has only grown – towards the man in line who tried to cut in front me, towards the service agent who hung up on me on the phone, towards that cute little dog who pooped in my yard again…don’t these people/animals know that I’m a pathetic little gimp high on Vicodin and I need to get some sleep already or I may just explode?!

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June 27th, 2011 → 6:31 am

“Alas the day, what shall I do with my doublet and hose?” – As You Like It

A camera crew from HEC-TV is showing up at my house in a few hours to interview me about my day job as an environmental economist (  I’ve done radio and paper interviews before, and brief TV clips, but never an in-depth interview at my house!  What shall I wear??

(P.S. The show will air sometime in July.  Stay tuned for more details on exactly when…)

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June 24th, 2011 → 6:35 am

“With the help of a surgeon he might yet recover, and prove an ass.” — Midsummer Night’s Dream

About nine weeks ago now I had surgery on my left hip – my third surgery in that area since a car accident in Turkey about 15 years ago.  Every day for the last nine weeks I’ve worked at physical therapy and getting my strength back and I hope soon to return to being an ass.  I know some people already think I am an ass and if that’s so, then I really hope to return to being my old self again soon.  Cheers.

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