I don't know if I'm simply devistatingly bad at wording topics or if they're really that dense or... well.. what the issue is.
I think the general intelligence level in debate has indeed dropped.
Not that I was ever top of the pile, but when I can look down my nose at most of them intellectually... there is certainly an issue.
I only got about an hour of sleep last night. I just couldn't get comfortable. I just couldn't lay still and sleep. I couldn't turn off my brain.
First of all, Jay had my thoughts churning in about a billion directions.
And then I was thinking about how I'm going to go about fixing all these gaping holes in my life while still doing the things that I want to do (because I've discovered that it's horribly important to my mental well being to be at least moderately fulfilled in certain aspects of my life) and that just let me down so many paths that next I realized it was about 9 in the morning and I was still awake, the sun fully up and the room growing progressively warmer and more uncomfortable.
I slept for about an hour, got up, stayed in the shower until the water turned cold and ended up wandering around the first hour I was mobile literally grumbling under my breath (picture yosemite sam), slamming down coffee and frowning a lot.
But then I got back to being my old perky, loveable self.
and now I'm drinking wine and feeling it far too much. Nobilo sauvingon blanc... highly reccomended.
Of course I only know about it because of Karl.
And there is NOWHERE in my area that sells d'Arenberg wines.