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August 21, 2009

Night 1 – Nightmare on Calm Street…

Yesterday, my mate @Mangetout suggested I try listening to a podcast to try and get some sleep.  It’s something I haven’t tried yet – so I downloaded what I thought would be the most sleep inducing podcast – Jack Boyer does the Best Accounting Practices greatests hits (not treally what it’s called, but I’d suggest they change the name to that.) 


My short preview (pre-listen) suggested that Jack’s melodiously monotonous tone and the frankly… well… un-fascinating subject matter might just do the trick.  I downloaded the whole lot onto my iPod and prepared to slumber.

By about minute 36, I was bored, but sadly still alert, and in possession of a great deal of information about automated banking reconciliation and activity based costing.

I listened to the whole lot twice through, and sometime after 2am, I nodded off.  Success! I hear you cheer! Ummm…. Well not exactly.  You see, I’m not sure how long I slept for, but I did sleep long and deep enough to have horrifying double-entry-book-keeping dreams, and wake up in a cold sweat at 5am believeing I was a chartered accountant.  The Horror!  The Horror!

I had previously thought quantity of sleep was my problem, but this incident has shown me that quality is also a factor.

However, I’m not quite ready to give up on the podcast idea, so tonight I plan to listen to something I find interesting and pleasant and see how that goes for me. 

Keep your suggestions coming.  Remember, I’ll try anything…

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