100 Hours of Humo(u)r – Hour 29: State of My Brain Address
By Dave Fox
Oh, people, this is getting hard. I begin to wonder how much sleep deprivation one can handle. Basic tasks, such as breathing, are becoming more and more difficult.
Lat night, around hour seven, I was wondering if I’d make it through 24 hours of this. Going into something this crazy, already on low reserves was — I keep saying “a bad idea,” but that’s kind of like saying one should only engage in natural childbirth between 10 a.m. and noon on Tuesdays. If I understand correctly, that’s not something that is generally under one’s control.
Tonight around hour 22 (while the bulk of my readers in North America were slumbering), I was on a roll, ready to front-load eight hours of automated material and get a good night’s sleep for the first time in a couple of weeks. Then I took a break for dinner and it was game over. I was no longer capable of clicking my mouse. I wondered, with my goal being 100 short posts, should I split my two part tale from hours 27 and 28 into four parts?
That felt like cheating.
I’m trying to keep this going. Trying to keep this going without just recycling a bunch of my old material. Thinking of some secret weapons with which I can do that, then realizing utilizing those weapons still requires more brain power than I have at the moment.
What am I saying here? I don’t know. If you figure it out, let me know.
This hour marks the end of our second speed writing contest. Once I zap the entries over to our illustrious judge, I am going to try to get some proper sleep — which means announcing the winner might be slightly delayed. It also means may have to dig deep into the old davethefox.com archives for a few hours of stuff. Those of you who have been around for a while, please just pretend you’ve never seen it before.
Ummm… I think this is where I’m supposed to write a witty callback or something to wrap up this article. If anyone can figure that out, please let me know.