Musings & Thoughts for Tuesday, September 20, 2022, or: A Short, Sweet Post from a Sleep-Deprived Blogger

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“Insomnia is different,’ I said. It was hard to explain this to people. ‘You know the light that comes on when you open the refrigerator door? Just imagine it stays on all the time, even after you close the door. That’s what it’s like in my head. The light stays on.” ― Barbara Kingsolver, Animal Dreams

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Today’s post is going to be short and sweet because I am exhausted after a mostly sleepless night; I had another bout of insomnia that kept me up until 6 AM, which is when I fell asleep after making one quick trip to the bathroom. I got some sleep – I woke up shortly before 10 AM – but not enough to turn in anything like the book review – I planned to write one about The Third World War: The Untold Story, the 1982 sequel to General Sir John Hackett’s The Third World War: August 1985 (1978, Sidgwick & Johnson/Macmillan Publishing) – I had in mind for today’s post.

“Not being able to sleep is a nightmare.” ― Mokokoma Mokhonoana

I’m getting good at Regiments. This was my first total victory in a Skirmish as a West German commander. This screenshot not only reveals my final overall score and the units I defeated, but it also shows part of the after-action report and my deadlier units’ “kills.” (I believe that the AAR only shows the “Top Five” platoons or sections.) Game design elements from Regiments are (C) 2022 Bird’s Eye Games and MicroProse.

I don’t know what I will do today after I take my shower, wash my hair, and get dressed; even though it’s meteorological fall and the temperature is in the high 80s rather than the low to mid-90s, it’s still too hot and humid to go out for a walk. And I’m too tired to play either Cold Waters or Regiments, so unless I feel re-energized after my shower, I do not think I’ll game this afternoon. I certainly don’t feel like writing anything beyond this post, so I’ll either read for a while or watch a movie on my bedroom TV set.

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“The scary thing about having insomnia is not the hours lost for sleeping but the re-run of thoughts you’ve been trying to forget.” ― Anonymous

I hate insomnia. I hate feeling so tired that I don’t feel like doing anything productive.

On that note, Dear Reader, I’ll sign off here. Until next time, stay safe, stay healthy, and I’ll catch you on the sunny side of things.

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“I only sleep with people I love, which is why I have insomnia.” ― Emilie Autumn, The Asylum for Wayward Victorian Girls

Published by Alex Diaz-Granados

Alex Diaz-Granados (1963- ) began writing movie reviews as a staff writer and Entertainment Editor for his high school newspaper in the early 1980s and was the Diversions editor for Miami-Dade Community College, South Campus' student newspaper for one semester. Using his experiences in those publications, Alex has been raving and ranting about the movies online since 2003 at various web sites, including Amazon, Ciao and Epinions. In addition to writing reviews, Alex has written or co-written three films ("A Simple Ad," "Clown 345," and "Ronnie and the Pursuit of the Elusive Bliss") for actor-director Juan Carlos Hernandez. You can find his reviews and essays on his blogs, A Certain Point of View and A Certain Point of View, Too.

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