I think this is a great idea. A week’s worth of blog posts built around or inspired by titles of Beatles songs. I would like to take credit, but it is Mark that I am completely ripping off. He’s had his own take on Beatles Week, and you can follow that if you wish (AND I suggest you do, he’s a much better writer than I am). As for myself, I’m taking 8 random-ish song titles and will be basing my posts on those, sticking withsome sort of relevancy that may or my not be apparent as the week progresses. Then again, I may abandon the whole process 3 days into it.
I’m So Tired
Album: The Beatles
According to Beatlesongs it was written as John was trying to decide if he should leave his wife or not. Tell Me Why analyzes the song in this way: “The stop-again-start-again bass-and-drum exchanges after that key phrase the second time around only aggravate the calm that booze and cigarettes don’t provide.”
Irritation. Yeah, I get it. I’m tired too. I got 4 kids, another on the way, and this season isn’t exactly easy to navigate. I’ve had sick kids, myself and my wife have gotten sick, and our schedule is such that this year we are completely off. This is the first year we’ve had a toddler, a kid in elementary school, and one in pre-school – all with different schedules. On top of that, I’ve started a new job and that’s yet another schedule to layer over everything. Tonight, as I write this, it’s Christmas Eve, and yes, I’m so tired.
This was the first time I went shopping on Christmas Eve for my wife. We’ve been together 16 years, and I’ve always been able to not only have ideas of what to get her, but have actually been able to get my shopping done. Heck, my wife and I used to have a majority of our Christmas shopping done by September. These days we’re luck to have everything purchased let alone wrapped on Christmas Eve.
My normal wake-up time is about 5 in the morning, but the last few days I’ve slept through my alarm. It’s really irritating as I have a lot of things I want to get done. Apparently I’ve been too tired to get up on time. No, I’ve not been staying up late either. Usually staying up to 10:15 is a late night. Apparently I’m not just getting old, I’m getting rather lame as well.
Thankfully the next few days are going to be a bit “light” in the workload department, so I can get some writing done. I have a number of reviews that are ready to be written, and now I’ll have the time to get them done. I’m also not going to be too stressed about sleeping in past my alarm these next few days. Hopefully by the time the New Year kicks off and we jump back on that school rollercoaster I won’t be quite so tired.
Yeah, me and John Lennon are just the same. Well, except I’m not leaving my wife and he’s dead. Draw your own conclusions.