I know, I'm on a break. But how many days do we get headlines like this?
Here's what I found most remarkable:
What is to blame? The survey of more than 1,500 adults found that 87 percent usually watched TV in the hour before going to bed, 47 percent usually had sex and 64 percent read.If you think about those numbers for a minute, you'll be led to a few odd conclusions. First, there are apparently some people who are watching Jay Leno, reading a book, and having sex at the same time. Who are these incredible folk? Second, half the country claims that it "usually" has sex before falling asleep. Is half the country currently on its honeymoon? Just about everyone I know would consider "usually" a pretty significant uptick in activity. Maybe rampant sexual activity is the reason everyone's so tired!
If you're worried that your sex life is causing you to lose sleep, by the way, you could do worse than watching The House of Sand and Fog, which is very good but also so disheartening that it will sap from you not only the desire for intimate contact but also, perhaps, the will to live. Despite this, I'd recommend it for some great performances and a story that, while tragic, is also believable and thought-provoking.
Back to my break...