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I think it's official. 2009 has just plain kicked my ass.
I've never been sick as many times in a year as I have been this year. I've never slept less hours in a year than I did this year. I've never worked as much in a year as I have this year. I perpetually feel like I'm being chased by a bear. My comprehensive physical last week is the first one in the last decade that I outright failed, with my doctor just writing "NO" on my chart and circling it in red. I find that most days pass in a blur of exhaustion, where I feel like I'm moving backwards underwater at all times.
Other than that, I'm fine. And you?
I will say that almost 11 hours sleep over the last 24 hours has gone a long way towards me feeling human for the moment. I need to take care of myself this week... I can tell I'm on the tipping point of a major bronchial incident of some sort, and with BNAT this weekend, I really can't take being sick. Throw in a quick trip to Vancouver for a set visit, and I'm daring my body to collapse. Let's see how much we can get to this morning before I have to bail for the airport.
Speaking of set visits, when I saw the news on Shock Till You Drop this morning that "Jonah Hex" is gearing up for some additional photography, it flashed me back to that humid, gnarly swamp where a group of us visited Josh Brolin at work on the film earlier this year in New Orleans. I think there's some real potential there, and I'm curious to see what happens with the film this year. Westerns are always a hard sell these days, but I think they're up to something cool. It's obvious people are getting crazy for Josh Brolin, with the rumor today being that he may end up in "Men In Black 3" in some capacity.