The Family (Or most of them)

The Family (Or most of them)
The Family

November 15, 2006

The Absent (and absent-minded) Blogger

I have been so busy covering our national football championship Grey Cup Week that I can barely even look at my own blog and respond to comments, let alone getting to other sites and friends to see what they're up to.
I've been working 12-hour days for most of the week doing this...

Photo/caricature/print credit: Donn Coppens, a.k.a. Homo Escapeons

Instead of visiting and commenting on the brilliant postings by my friends and fellow bloggers, and I sincerely apologize for that, and I miss it. But it is virtually unavoidable.
Here was Wednesday's schedule:
6 a.m. -- Wake up, go pee, go back to bed.
6:15 a.m. -- Emergency backup alarm goes off. Drag sorry ass out of bed.
6:16 a.m. -- Fire up computer, turn water on for instant Maxwell House Coffee, good to the last drop.
7:30 a.m. -- Shave, etc.
8 a.m. -- Depart for press conference featuring head coaches of two teams.
9:15 a.m. -- Leave press conference, see that car has been towed away.
10:30 a.m. -- Retrieve car, have conniption, go to office, transcribe tape of press conference, try to write story, can't finish, must depart for B.C. Lions' practice.
1:30 p.m. -- Freeze in -10 temperatures with biting wind for next two hours at outdoor practice.
3:30 p.m. -- Get jostled during media scrums/interview opportunities with players for next hour.
4:30 p.m. -- Depart for home, but almost run out of gas in car that had been towed and which I now hate.
5:15 p.m. -- Arrive at home, write three stories, knowing still must write two more, but need to eat.
8:30 p.m. -- Daughter phones. Can I pick her up from work? Yes, at 10 p.m.
8:45 p.m. -- Check blog, respond to comments, decide to post about this insanity.
9:04 p.m. -- (Right now) -- Fall asleep at keyboard.