The Thoughts of a Frumpy Professor

............................................ ............................................ A blog devoted to the ramblings of a small town, middle aged college professor as he experiences life and all its strange variances.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

So Sleepy

The tiredness was again present this morning.  I attribute it to the time of the year.  Weather changes, the full thrust activity level returning at the U, and chaotic, albeit rigorous and rigid schedules that are back for both my wife and I are major factors.  I again was late hitting the trail to run my five miles (truth. E told, I did not want to run today), but I forced myself out there and again finished my five miles.

There was a documentary at the U yesterday called "Deconstructing the Beatles Revolver Album" that I and my youngest son went to see.  It was pretty amazing.  It was a lecture of sorts, almost in the style of a TED talk by a professor of music, where he literally deconstructed different tracks is the song on the album and talked about the creative processes that occurrrd to produce the art of those songs.  I have always enjoyed the Beatles because of the uniqueness of their music, and for me, I have always felt that personally "Revolver" is their best work, although others disagree.  It was wonderful to have the speaker in the documentary take a very scientific approach to analyze the creative process on this art.  It helped make the songs even more meaningful to me.

As usual, during this brief blog writing time, I am having my dirt pipe of the day while my dog does her "business".  We are in the back yard, and as usual, she is easily distracted from her goals.  Today, it it an errant squirrel chattering up in a tree that makes her "accomplishments" slow to arrive as she would rather bark and yammer at the squirrel than do her "duty". But, it gives me a little bit more pipe time and writing time here so that is ok.

PipeTobacco

4 Comments:

Blogger Sharon Qualls said...

Do you need a check up? Lethargy could mean something.

I saw a video of a guy using one of those little radio cars to exercise his dogs. Personally I think a radio squirrel or something would be better for them to chase. They (dogs) do their business faster and better if they move more.

Wednesday, 13 September, 2017  
Blogger PipeTobacco said...

I think the tiredness really is mostly due to change in seasons AND lack of sleep. I typically get only 5-6 hits a night during the academic year. I do better with 7-8 which I get in the summer.

Wednesday, 13 September, 2017  
Blogger PipeTobacco said...

Hits was supposed to be hours. Damn autocorrect.

Wednesday, 13 September, 2017  
Blogger Liz Hinds said...

For some reason I never got into Revolver. A huge Beatles fan I somehow missed out on that. And - and I can't believe I'm saying this - Sergeant Pepper. A lecture about it sounds fascinating.

Sunday, 17 September, 2017  

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