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Sunday, April 13, 2008
It's 8:30 A.M. on Sunday morning...

To those of you out there without children, this might seem like a fine time to get up and start the day. But to someone like me, who has created a daughter that shuns sleep like Dwight shuns Andy, this feels like hour 72 of a "see how long you can stay up without any sleep" contest. Brielle turned 6 months old yesterday. (By the way, she's in her walker right now, smiling at me as if she knows I'm writing about her and how exhausted I am because of her. It's kind of a "I love you daddy" smile.) At 6 months old, Kayla was sleeping through the entire night. In fact if I remember correctly, there were some mornings that Nicki and I would get up, and little 6-month old Kayla had breakfast on the table for us and had started in on things like cleaning the kitchen and vacuuming.

Brielle however is your typical 6-month old. She's practically up all night, and then she gets up for GOOD around 6:30. Sometimes she just plays in her crib and we're able to fall back asleep (her crib is in our room still) but most of the time she wakes up, realizes she's all alone in this crazy world, and starts screaming accordingly. And although I feel like I've been subject to a sleep deprivation POW technique, I'm pretty sure Nicki has it worse, because she's actually breast feeding Brielle 2 to 3 times a night still. Although I don't stay up with Nicki the entire time, I do get up every time. And I think not being able to sleep for more than 2 and a half hours at a time is NOT GOOD for you. That's what I think. I realize I only have myself and Nicki as test subjects and that I'm not a scientist, but just take my word on this ok?

Case and point is last night. I'm 30. I'll go ahead and say that this is probably the prime of my life. I'm taking my vitamins, have lost 1o pounds since March 8th, and I'm generally feeling pretty good these days. (Except for the lack of sleep and being tired). So last night I went to a concert. A band called Project 86. I've seen them in concert once before, 4 years ago, and I remember really liking them. Despite liking that concert though (which was the first time I'd heard them) I've still never downloaded bought any of their music, so last night was only the second time I'd heard them. Ok. Back to my point. I know I was AT the concert last night because my right ear is STILL ringing. Seriously. I feel like I was on the deck of a USS Warship when it fired off a few rounds. But if it weren't for the constant ring in my right ear right now, I doubt I'd remember going. That's not true really, but what is true is that I was at the very front of the stage for a ROCK concert, and I must have yawned about 19 times. Seriously, no joke. I'm pretty sure the lead singer of Project 86 felt like he was the worst performer ever, because he saw me yawn, 2 feet from his face, mid-song, about 4 separate times. Poor guy. It's not my fault though.

And last but not least, there's THIS:

That link will take you to the new trailer for the new Star Wars movie coming out this summer. That's right, you read correctly. A new Star Wars movie is being released this summer. You probably haven't heard of it because it's computer animation and not live-action. So don't be too down on yourself. Anyway, my problem with this animated movie can be summed up in 8 words; "should have been in the live-action movie". Everything I saw in this new trailer made me want to drive 2 hours to San Rafael, and wake up George Lucas by kicking him in the nuts. Why is all the cool stuff in THIS movie? And we did we have to sit through dialog like "
I don't like sand. It's coarse and rough and irritating and it gets everywhere. Not like here. Here everything is soft and smooth." Reading that out of context you'd think I was quoting your mom's romance novel. Cheesy and lame. Bad dialog aside, the prequels have honestly disappointed me, and a lot of fans. Sparing all of you another 4 paragraphs of geek complaints, I'll just say this, that all of the cool action sequences, story revolving around the army of the republic, and Anakin's increasing frustration with the Jedi order should have ALL been in the live-action prequels. Still though, disappointment aside, I still love the new prequels, and this new animated movie looks pretty cool. (Even if it does look like one giant cutscene from a Star Wars video game).

Enjoy your Sunday you people without kids.
posted by Ricky @ 8:37 AM  
  • At 4/14/2008 07:19:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    At 6 months old that baby should easily sleep through the night. Get her out of your room and let her cry or she'll NEVER learn to soothe herself! Seriously.

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