The Cure for Blog Addiction…

OR maybe the title should be simply, “I can’t sleep!” Maybe it’s from all the travel and low sleep at CPC, maybe it is the slight cough I’m fighting, maybe it’s staying out tooooo late with the Aussie’s the other night (post still coming!), or maybe I am just living out the verse I often claim as my life verse,

Allow no sleep to your eyes,
No slumber to your eyelids.
Proverbs 6:4

But whatever the reason, the result is the same: I CAN’T SLEEP, and when I do drift off I’m dreaming about my blog! (I need help, and It’s all Tannerman’s fault!) I have to be up early in the morning for church, and have a zillion things to do, but I’ve been laying here for what seems like ages. If I wake up and missed Sunday, it won’t surprise me. (But it sure will those at church…. like my boss!)So, I decided to test a theory. They say if you can’t stop thinking about something, just do it, and get it out of your system. Well, for many things, that isn’t possible – which is why you dream about them in the first place (No bad thoughts here – I’m referring to dreams about skydiving, spy missions, car chases, saving the world ect. – shame on you!) But in this case, I actually can DO what I’m dreaming, so the purpose of this blog is to put myself to sleep, and it’ll probably work because I’m sure I’ve put YOU to sleep by now too!

But I did learn something through this experience, (didn’t our parents always tell us, maybe God is trying to teach you something?) I learned that it’s very hard to photograph your alarm clock and not have it look like it is the middle of the day… and I wasn’t going to go get a tri-pod, I am tired after all.

<<<< time passes>>>>

Well, I have to wait on the pictures – I tried to upload, they wouldn’t go, thought my Internet was down, and after trying multiple computers, re-booting router, and a lot of other technical stuff I won’t further bore you with, I also learned that my dedicated server goes down at 2:25 a.m., (and is still down an hour later!) ….. and to think, I could have been sleeping all this time… oh yeah, I couldn’t! sigh. Now, I try to go back to sleep partly mad that my dedicated server is down (and all the websites it hosts including my church’s sites) and partly that I wouldn’t know that that were down if I’d been able to sleep in the first place, since by morning they will probably be fine, and I will be the only person out of everyone serviced by that server that knows that all the sites and e-mail accounts on the dedicated server are down right now… but nooooo, they are all nestled all snug in their beds, with visions of sugarplums dancing in their heads. (or sky mission, or whatever) So now, I’m returning to the pillow, hating to be posting a boring text only blog entry, but will edit and add the pics later. GOOD NIGHT!

<<<< time passes (and I get some sleep>>>>

Here are the pictures I tried to upload last night….

Too bright for middle of the night…

Night setting too blurry….

No flash too dark….

I missed first service, but I did finally get to sleep…. and all is good and well with our server now. (grrrrrrrrrrr)

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Karl Bastian is the founder of, the creator of, and the author of His personal website is He is Big Kid with a passion for equipping and encouraging those who minister to children.


  1. Shelly da stalker

    Maybe it was the mountain dew that kept you awake? ha ha ha

  2. It probably was! Thanks for saying hi! :)

  3. Shell Da Stalker

    Soooooooo. I notice not a lot of comments… Is this supposed to be a one way kinda thing.. Just so you can keep us in the loop of your zany and fun world? Us stalkers need to know! tee hee.

  4. Let’s see Karl – if you (a night person) was still up at 2:22 am, that’s 3:22 my time and I mornally get up around 4am on Sundays to go pray for the services. That means I almost got up before you went to sleep.

    Blessings on your return to a normal sleep cycle!!

  5. See what blogs’ll do to you? I’m really hesitating getting mine back up and running now, for fear of crazed insomniac/vampire/werewolf syndrome setting in!

    Mountain Dew definitely doesn’t go well with blogs.

    Nice ‘pod, by the way. Mine’s name is Gromit. What’s yours? :)

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