After not being able to sleep for most of the week, I slept 'til 11am this morning.
It was strange not to wake to a phone call, alarm clock, or car crash (out on huron,
they happen often enough). It turns out I had been playing with my cell phone last
night and had turned it off before going to bed. So I did miss a call: 20 minutes
earlier Sam had called me to let me know that Kristin from our ed tech masters program
was in town and a group of people were headed to angelos for brunch. Yum! I showered
and rushed out.
I took these pictures after parking on my way to brunch. The cold clear air of
last night had carried over to a cold and clear day. The sun was so very bright, even when
I wasn't staring directly into it.
Brunch was a very good time, but afterwards I became
very distracted and agitated. I couldn't concentrate and I couldn't get
any work done. I couldn't read a book, and I couldn't take a nap. I was very
quickly becoming very grumpy and depressed. Nothing I did helped. I even
just stopped and browsed some web pages. I caught up on one of my favorite
web journals and that made me even more depressed.
I hate to see people that I care about (even if I don't know them) end up in a
Finally, I took my angst out to the gym. I ran, cycled, lifted weights, and repeated until
I was completely exhausted. Here you see the deranged smile on face after my mind had completely