I am Jack's elusive REM

One of my favorite authors, Chuck Palahnuik, said in best in one of my favorite books, "With insomnia nothing's real. Everything is far away. Everything is a copy of a copy of a copy."

Lately, I've been having trouble falling asleep. I've been hiting the Tylenol PM bottle when this problem is accompanied by a headache, and that seems to do the trick. But since I am sans headache tonight, I decided to try to get some natural sleep. And, well kids, here I am. Typing away atwhat is, for me on a work night, an ungodly hour.

Of course, the problem with insomnia, besides that observed by Palahnuik, is that I then begin to think about why I have insomnia, which only keeps me awake. Thinking.

Mental note: Stop thinking.


Well, I give up. I'm going to read Lullaby. Maybe that will do the trick.

Yeah, a book about a poem that kills those who hear it. That'll definitely work.

Of course, if I'm not awake in the next eight hours, call someone...


kapgar said...

Fight Club, eh? Haven't read that one. I've read two Palahniuk books in the past and have both reviewed on FWDT. I want to read more, but I keep forgetting.

*lynne* (azlynne1972) said...

Hi! dropped by via your comment on Kevin's site [the snakes on a plane post]; did you get yr insomnia fixed? watch out that you don't stay awake [or was it wake up?] a minute later every night due to some plot by aliens or something [okay so I should reread that Stephen King book, or at least its summary, eh?]. Cheers, *lynne*

Blundering American said...

Kevin - You absolutely must read Fight Club. Even though the movie was quite honest to the book, Palahniuk is just fantastic in that book. I'd also recommend Survivor, if you hadn't read it (although Choke was a disappointment for me).

Lynne - Thanks for dropping by! And yes, I have slept some since then. Last night, the copious amounts of blueberry wine (sooo yummy) helped considerably:) I'll try to avoid the alien thing, but I wouldn't mind a little help at the gym with a Thinner curse... (Ah...the good ol' RB days...)

Tim said...

Funny blog! Try Valerian sometime for sleeping. You won't get the lag effects the next morning that you get with Tylenol PM.

Blundering American said...

Thanks Tim! I might just do that!