Too little sleep, too much caffeine

It seems like forever since I got eight hours of decent sleep.  I love my kids, but it sure would be nice if they would sleep past 6am!  My wife is on me for drinking too much pop -- she thinks 4 a day is too many (if only she knew it was more like 5 or 6!).  I figure Diet Coke and Diet Mountain Dew can't be that harmful -- if aspartame was toxic, I'd be long gone by now.

I feel like a tame version of the characters from "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas", a caffeine-powered zombie ("I was halfway down the 5th floor corridor when the caffeine took hold...").  And there's the head cold too -- a stuffed-up head and on the verge of losing my voice.  Am I sick because I'm tired, or am I tired because I'm sick?  Or is it a vicious cycle, with one reinforcing the other?

Must focus...must pull together...must get back to work.

Farewell for now...


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