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August 22, 2005

1st week's sleep

DPF

Okay 1st week of five for the campaign survived. My cunning plan to sleep during the day to make up for late nights and early mornings has only been partly sucessful. Sleep for week has been:

Monday 1 am - 4.30 am = 3.5 hrs
Tuesday 2 am - 6 am = 4 hrs
Wednesday 1 am - 4.30 am + 12.30 pm - 3.30 pm = 6.5 hrs
Thursday 2 am - 4.30 am + 5.30 pm - 9.30 pm = 6.5 hrs
Friday 1 am - 430 am = 3.5 hrs
Saturday 1 am - 6 am = 5 hrs
Sunday 10 pm - 5 am = 7 hrs
Monday - no sleep (yet)

So 36 hours over eight days. Only four weeks to go!

Posted by David P. Farrar at August 22, 2005 04:33 PM | TrackBack
Comments

Despite the obvious health concerns Farrar I have found excessive amounts of diet coke successful in that all night hit.

Don't know how you do it, the late nights are fine but you are getting up earlier than a dairy farmer.

Can't be good for you.

Posted by: Cathy at August 22, 2005 06:25 PM

It's not entirely by choice!!

I am starting to develop a liking for strong black coffee.

Posted by: David Farrar at August 22, 2005 06:32 PM

If I had to operate on that sleeping pattern I'd be meeting the straitjacket within a fortnight.

How do you manage not to go feral?

Posted by: Krimsonlake at August 22, 2005 06:46 PM

Well, David, I wish we all were paid by the National and Act parties. I thought they paid you a salary, it must be by-the-hour...

Posted by: Grace at August 22, 2005 08:30 PM

Well, David, I wish we all were paid by the National and Act parties. I thought they paid you a salary, it must be by-the-hour now...

Posted by: Grace at August 22, 2005 08:31 PM

All the best for a good campaign up there. Any good local polling been done?

Posted by: Dave at August 22, 2005 08:32 PM

judging by the polls (that you fail to mention)
You need less sleep and more campaigning

Posted by: Ian Peter Daly at August 22, 2005 08:57 PM

Remember President Calvin Coolidge.

Posted by: Adolf Fiinkensein at August 22, 2005 09:04 PM

yes david..no mention of the polls..do you only do good news..?..and no mention of the monstering handed out by clark to brash on the tv1 leaders debate..(now that i can understand..i mean..what can you say..you would have to carry the norman vincent peale ethos to farcical heights..eh..?..)

(though,of course, i am gratified to see it is all unfolding as predicted..)

it will get worse for you over the next four weeks..rug up..

and for fuck sake...get some fucken sleep will you..since when did sleep deprivation fuelled by strong black coffee become something to be proud(?) of..?
we all know you're a dedicated gnat david..nothing to prove there..

phil(whoar.co.nz)

Posted by: phil u at August 22, 2005 09:17 PM

Sir David - Harden up would ya , you're supposed to be a Nat supporter. No prizes for second.

Phule - What have the greens done today phule?
Oh nothing so you're being a labour parasite again.
Of course its all unfolding as you predicted. Might as well shut down all blogs except yours as you have predicted everything thats ever been or ever will be.
Get over yourself.

Allah protect us.

Posted by: TheProphet at August 22, 2005 09:33 PM

proph..not quite sure what you mean by what have the greens done today..

and yes i did predict the collapse of support for nz first (and why)..and the rest of my predictions will be proven one way or another in a few weeks..eh.?
but so far it is all going to plan...

remember..nat support collapses(that's now happening at an accelerated pace..eh..?)

act gets back in on the back of that collapse of support for national..

the greens crack 10%..

a labour/green government is formed..and perhaps more importantly..with the demise of brash and his cohorts in national we are seeing the death-rattle of rogernomics..how sweet it is..

btw..what's your call proph...?

phil(whoar.co.nz)

Posted by: phil u at August 22, 2005 09:50 PM

Hey David, one area i haven't seen much about that seems quite important is national's policies on getting broadband cheaper and faster and dealing with what seems like telecom's monopolisitc behaviour. I saw some comments from Maurice about 'doing nothing' when he was minister (though i think that i heard that from the current minister). It seems like better broadband is important for business growth, do you know what national's policy is?

cheers


Phil

Posted by: Phil Barclay at August 22, 2005 09:51 PM

Hey David, I haven't seen much from National on policy re faster cheaper broadband and dealing with what seems like monopolisitc behaviour from telecom. I heard something about Maurice saying he did nothing as minister (from the current minister though i think) but does that mean there is no policy. for some businesses good broadband is more important than good roads, not to mention making life a bit easier for people like us. do you know what National's policy is?

cheers

Phil

Posted by: Phil Barclay at August 22, 2005 10:02 PM

Phule - No 1 rule in the prophets handbook is -

If you want to know the future see a clairvoyant.

No 2 rule - Don't waste $$$$ on clairvoyants.

Therefore I predict that there's 4 weeks to go.
(still looking forward to my free beers though)

Yours in the fog of war.

Allah protect us.

Posted by: TheProphet at August 22, 2005 10:27 PM
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