Monday, January 05, 2009


Insomnia again last night, so I read several essays from Augusten Burroughs' Possible Side Effects. I was literally up until 4am. It was no fun. I didn't really think that the jasmine tea that we all shared at the Vietnamese restaurant last night was the cause of the problem, but Karen reported having had the same difficulty sleeping, so that must've been it. That, and I've got a lot of stuff on my mind. I kept jumping out of bed to make lists and write stuff down. I don't know if it was the lists that were keeping me up, or that I was making lists because I was up. Eh. Either was a long night. I hope the lack of sleep doesn't kill me later on this week.

I am finding the book to be fun to read, if not as amusing as I think the author would like it to be. But he's fun. Reminds me a lot of David Sedaris, but that could be a bad connection, because the last Sedaris book I read was years ago. Maybe it's just because it's a collection of humorous essays about a man's life. And they're both gay. Hmm. Anyway, I wasn't expecting the book to be what it is, but I am flying through it. Oh, and I never noticed that the cover has a six-fingered hand (see below). Seriously. I've owned this book for a couple of years now, and I never noticed it. And I only really did notice it when I was practically delirious from lack of sleep yesterday. Hah.

On a kind of amusing and entirely unrelated note, I found a note I wrote several years ago that queried: "What the hell happened to Collective Soul?" Oddly, I actually saw them play live a couple summers ago (clearly after I had written the above) - they opened for Live. I just thought that was funny, that I wondered at their continued existence and then they resurfaced. Hah, I amuse myself very weirdly. But, it's been interesting going through a bunch of old notes that I saved forever & am beginning to finally realize I no longer need....

Currently Reading:

TITLE: Possible Side Effects
AUTHOR: Augusten Burroughs

TITLE: I Want That!: How We All Became Shoppers
AUTHOR: Thomas Hine

TITLE: Bleak House
AUTHOR: Charles Dickens

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

how's the dickens book? god, i love him ... i meant to do one of his this winter but alas i'm mired down in i think four books at the moment. mon dieu! i had trouble sleeping last night, again, too, though sans the racing heart. i think that one was due to just forcibly resetting my sleeping schedule for working life. blahhhhhh...actually one of my new year's resolutions this year is to become more of a morning person, at least to the point of not just waking up and flying out the door. i mean, literally, that's the daily routine for me. i've always been a night owl, since childhood i've been told. but still ... i've always dreamed of being someone like sarah who can wake easily at 5 or 6 a.m. no matter what time she's been to bed and get tons done. but it's hard to get my necessary 8-9 hours and reconcile that with going to bed at 10!! alas ...i shall try. and here's to even better sleep for both of us tonight!