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So, where have I been?

March 2nd, 2010 at 06:12am

Well, considering that my last post before disappearing for quite a while was one about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, I could claim that I was kidnapped by the UN and somehow managed to survive their attempts to brainwash me in to believing that:
1) There were no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq
2) Global warming will doom us all
3) The IPCC is not one of the most flawed organisations ever to grace the planet
4) Wasting Spending all that money on UN paychecks programs is really worthwhile.

Thankfully such torture was not used on me…although if it had been, I might be able to explain this sudden urge to support Ban Ki-moon’s campaign to become the first President of his namesake satellite.

So where have I actually been, well for the most part I’ve been working. Work, sleep, eat and procrastinate pretty much sums up the last few weeks, although I did have a day off for Lord Monckton’s Canberra lecture (I didn’t fact-check the CT article did I? Another one for the pile of stuff I really should get around to doing I suppose) in the middle of one of the weeks where I was working more hours than usual.

I’ve also discovered that, since the concussion from my robbery and assault last year, I have needed more sleep than I used to require. It used to be the case that I could still be mostly functional on almost no sleep in a four day period…alas those days appear to be gone and I now struggle if I’m awake for a 24 hour block. The upshot of this is that I am awake less by necessity, and something on my list of commitments therefore had to fall by the wayside. That something, especially when I was working more hours for a few weeks, was this blog.

I’m not satisfied with that though and thoroughly intend on continuing this blog, just probably not as actively as I used to.

As for that announcement which I was going to make…well it ties in with this really. I’m leaving 1WAY FM and this coming Sunday night will be my final shift. I have a few reasons, but the most important one is the fact that I just can’t continue to work on Sunday night, struggle to get to sleep when I get home, and then work again in my “day job” on Monday morning. It does help a bit that my “day job” shifts have been altered so that I no longer work a full day on Mondays, but it doesn’t solve the problem of me working on auto-pilot zombie trance mode and needing to go back to bed after work.

I’ve enjoyed volunteering at 1WAY FM, but I just can’t continue with it…not when it is eventually going to result in me falling asleep at my desk and spilling coffee on equipment. This decision was not easy, as I quite enjoy what I do at 1WAY FM, but it is the right decision.

Where I’ll next pop up in radio land I have absolutely no idea and, at this very moment, I’m not really looking. I do need a bit of a break, although as usual I have some ideas (rarely do I ever run out of ideas) and it will be interesting to see which ones make their way in to reality.

Samuel

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2 Comments

  • 1. davky  |  March 4th, 2010 at 12:52 am

    Welcome back – I was certainly relieved when I saw that your home page had finally updated again.

    I look forward to continuing to read your blog

  • 2. nbrettoner  |  March 10th, 2010 at 5:48 pm

    G’day Samuel,

    Sorry to read you’ve been having a rough time with the daily grind.
    Perhaps the 24-hour need-to-sleep routine will bring you back to a semblance of ‘normality’; whatever that is. I mean with daily balancing act of living, as against say surviving. :)

    But enough of that.
    Welcome back!!.

    I do hope that somewhere down the track you will once again have interesting times in Deni.
    Are you aware of next year’s “Back to Deni” week-long string of events?.
    http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/group.php?gid=203747283114&ref=ts

    I’m hoping to definitely make it then.

    All the very best to your good self, glad to see your ‘back’, & trust that the new job works out excellently for you. :)


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