February 23rd, 2005



I had every intention of getting a good night's sleep last night. I was even in bed by 10pm. But a good night's sleep was not in the cards for me last night.
10:45pm - Sparky decided that he was too hot and decided that I too much be too hot and started licking my face. Took him out to the kitchen so he could get some water, because he wont go alone for some strange reason.
Finally was able to fall back asleep.
11:45pm - Sparky decided that he drank too much water and that he needed to go outside. After clawing my arm and licking my face repeatedly, I finally got up and took him outside. Did I mention that it was raining?
Came back inside, tried to sleep, but Sparky was still too hot, even with the ceiling fan going and the window opened.
12:30pm - I finally give up trying to get some decent sleep and moved out to the living room, crashing on the sofa. Sparky laid on the floor next to the sofa and fell right asleep.
I was in and out of sleep the rest of the night. Various things woke me up. Car door slamming outside, our weather alert radio sounding warnings (4 times I believe), my cat deciding that he wanted to lay on the sofa with me.
5:15pm - Dad is in the kitchen making coffee and comes into the living room to wake me up. OF course, he slept through everything last night.

Oh well, such is life I guess

The Ten Things Meme

1. Had casts on both of my legs from age 10 weeks to 2 years old.
2. At age 16, was paid $200 to accompany a man I met at a bookstore to his church’s summer picnic. I was his nephew visiting from out of town.
3. Fell through a hole in the floor of a barn, landed on the back of a cow, blacked out, and woke up in the emergency room of a hospital
4. Waited tables at a 4-star restaurant with wad of skoal in my mouth.
5. Pointed a loaded 30/30 Winchester at a college roommate who had just beat the hell out of me because he was drunk.
6. Was told by a co-worker that my impending baldness would ruin my sister’s wedding photos. She suggested I put walnut stain on my head to cut down on the glare.
7. Owned a steam engine and took it around to various festivals when I lived in PA
8. Busted the axle on my mom’s car trying to sneak 3 friends back into a church camp that I had earlier broke them out of.
9. When I was 10, I saw a kid get electrocuted while swimming in a lake. His parents were trying to get him to come out of the water when lightening struck.
10. Spent Christmas Eve with friends swimming in my pool while the temperature was in the 20s.