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Friday, August 24, 2001

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Millionaire wanabees

When I got to work at 7:30 this morning there were cars lined up to park in the parking garage and lines of people all around the hotel next door. I found out that they were interviewing for "Who Wants to be a Millionaire". At 5:00 pm, when I left work there were still hundreds of people still standing in line. This was in high nineties heat so it was a long wait. Since I didn't even know about it till I got to work I didn't even consider getting in line which was a good thing or I would probably still be there at midnight.

I don't know if I would tryout for a game show. I'm afraid I would freeze in front of the camera. I'm also out of touch with so much of current culture. I used to be very good at answering questions when I watched but now there are so many questions about things that I never heard of or don't know much about. The bombardment of information we are in now means we have to filter out so much and I seem to filter out quite a bit of what seems to interest other people. These shows don't seem to have questions on how to get to get from Tucson to Albuquerque by bus or who the detective in the Maggody mystery books is.

I didn't get to sleep till 1:00 am last night and that was after taking a sleeping pill. I figured I would fall asleep quickly since I hadn't fallen asleep the night before till after midnight but sometimes it just gets worse when I don't have enough sleep. I guess I get hyper or something. I get so worried that I'm starting into not sleeping again after doing so well lately. I'll see how I do tonight.

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Rachel Aschmann 2001.
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