The Last Sleep

The New York Giants looked like they might be happier playing beer pong. The wife was out cold. The dog was out cold. With 1:57 left in the Sunday night game, I turned off the TV and fell immediately asleep. I had a dream that the editor of PokerNews had turned me into a sort of money mule and was giving me 5% of the cash I carried. I stuffed $200,000 in my shirt where my muscles should be and then woke up wondering why I bothered. I slept for nine hours and woke up feeling about as tired as I was the night before.

That, I think, was my last real chance to sleep between now and, eh, October. In the next few weeks, I will travel on a hella road trip with the entire family (including the dog), visit my parents, play guitar in a friend’s wedding, and then stay up basically all night for 16 days straight. Sleep will likely come between 6am and noon every day. It’s a stupid time of year and–with the exception of seeing all my friends at the wedding–I’m not looking forward to much of anything in the next three weeks.

That, I hope, will serve as some explanation for anything odd that may show up here in that time. I don’t have anything odd planned, but based on the level of stress and fatigue I expect to experience, you never know what will happen.

Be warned.

Brad Willis

Brad Willis is a writer based in Greenville, South Carolina. Willis spent a decade as an award-winning broadcast journalist. He has worked as a freelance writer, columnist, and professional blogger since 2005. He has also served as a commentator and guest on a wide variety of television, radio, and internet shows.

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3 Responses

  1. C’mon Otis. Humor us and give us some of your writing tidbits when your at your lowest, tired-est, and stressed-out-est.

    Who will give us Devon Epps updates while you are sojourning?

  2. Anonymous Anonymous says:

    Interesting dream. Didn’t Tony G win $200,000 last night coming in 3rd in the WSOP Europe PLO event?

    Re: Road Trip, please explain the odd hours and Twitter the gory details.

    Jen Leo

  3. First of all, it was 3%. Second of all….um…..your scaring me.

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