July 30, 2004

Final Thoughts, Before Sleep

IT IS 2:52 A.M. on a Friday morning, and we are about to go to sleep.

Explain -- please -- somebody, anybody -- why a semi-random thought about America's current-account deficit entered our mind just as we were about to catch some Quality REM Sleep. We do not have time to think about this now. We talked about this earlier tonight with Mr Kepple, and that was supposed to take care of it when it got lodged in our head earlier tonight. Yet we can't get the thought out of our head and we are going to be awake all night mulling it over.

Dammit. We can't be the only people in the world to which this type of thing happens. Does anyone have any tricks for clearing one's mind of boring esoterica and getting a sound night's sleep? Sure, they won't help NOW, but perhaps in future, they will come in handy.

Also, clearly we need brain candy -- a solid diet of brain candy -- for the next 36 hours. Please suggest good movies or books that will assist us in decompressing. We're beggin' ya.

Posted by Benjamin Kepple at July 30, 2004 03:01 AM | TrackBack

I've always found reading German philosophy to be a perfect soporific. The prose is so turgid, so boring, and yet so challenging - that your brain will be focused on something else, and you will sleep.

Also - I put a little lavendar sachet in my pillow. It has helped me tremendously with my sleep problems.

But try German philosophy books first!! :)

Posted by: red at July 30, 2004 01:45 PM

A martini can't hurt either.

Posted by: Simon from Jersey at July 30, 2004 06:50 PM

Kant, gin, olives ... but no vermouth. Well, that's good enough. It's not as if one really NEEDS the vermouth anyway.

Posted by: Benjamin Kepple at July 30, 2004 09:32 PM

Dude, you GOTS to have the vermouth.

Whatchoo talkin' about, Kepple?

Posted by: Simon from Jersey at July 31, 2004 09:56 AM

Kant!! ha! Exactly! Kant works very very well. I drink scotch, however ... but that also can knock you right out.

Posted by: red at August 1, 2004 12:20 PM