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  • Severe jet lag meant I only slept for around 4 hours last night before I woke up, wide awake, at 3:45am. I gave up and got out of bed about an hour later, and I've been up ever since. It is currently 7:39pm and I've decided to try to power through to 10pm to help my body reset, even though I'm currently walking around in a sort of fugue state that has made for an interesting day. Today's combination of fatigue and my still-adjusting body have so far created the following reactions:

    -A powerful desire to play first-person-shooter video games
    -An extreme lack of patience with and attention span for first-person-shooter video games
    -A ready willingness to settle for "Words with Friends" to satisfy my gaming needs for the day
    -A literally nonstop Dan Deacon playlist in my head*
    -A determination to clean my office to make catching up on work easier tomorrow
    -A ready willingness to settle for "Words with Friends" to satisfy my cleaning-avoidance needs for the day
    -A stronger than normal desire to write
    -A realization after about 300 words of writing that I had somehow managed to rip off David Foster Wallace
    -A resolution to finally start watching "Twin Peaks" **

    It's been an interesting day.


    *This should be noted as an additional stressor, since I really can't stand any Dan Deacon songs except for "Crystal Cat," and even then I can only get about 75 percent of the way through it before I have to close the YouTube window. It's as if I was captured by a bunch of militant undergraduate art students from Brooklyn and subjected to some strange form of music torture.

    **I'm going to start the pilot episode as soon as I'm done here. As someone who is largely unfamiliar with David Lynch, I'm almost sure that breaching his catalog in a mental state like this is a mistake, however that just makes me want to watch "Twin Peaks" that much more. I should also note that this is another D.F.W. similarity, as Wallace loved David Lynch and had a long treatise on his work in his collection "A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again."
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