Working mornings in radio means being desperate for sleep most nights. Now, I go to bed at an hour that many people would find impossible, but then again, I get up between 3:30 and 4:00. that means when I get in bed, I need to go to sleep fast. Of course, needing to go to sleep fast end up with a lot of staring at the ceiling.

John Bridges of KPLC  and I have a name for the phenomenon and we call call it "sleep desperation." You've no doubt had it before. You know you have to get up at a certain hour, so you set the clock for that hour and now all you can think about is: "Did I remember to set the alarm?" "Did the dog go out?" "What if the alarm doesn't wake me?"

In other words, your brain, which has had a case of the lazies all day long suddenly springs to life and says to you, "I'm ready to think now." And think you do. You think about everything going on in your life. Okay, so that statement isn't exactly true. You don't think about all the things in your life; you worry about them which, as we all know, is highly productive.

Now, when I'm not worrying, my mind goes in a million directions when it's "ready to think." Here are a few choice thoughts I had this week:

"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" opens today: . . I know, caught me by surprise, too.  But Disney wanted a low-key debut.

If someone was reading a book titled, "It's Called A Book," and someone asked them what they were reading, the response would make them seem like a total jerk.

Keith Richards turns 72 today.  But he'll spend it like he does every other day:  Rendering every single "say no to drugs" PSA ever made completely invalid.

Unless life also hands me sugar and water, my lemonade is going to suck.

"I'll see you in hell" should be followed with "and I won't stop to say hi." Otherwise you're just making plans with someone you hate.

And what I consider my gem of the week:

Why on earth are cereal bags not ziploc yet?