Time to try out this ‘sleep’ thing

OK, so last night we watched ‘Glee’, then tidied up and went to bed. I read for maybe 10 minutes before sleep hit and that was that.

For about half an hour.


For 30 minutes I was out of it and then suddenly I was wide awake and nothing was going to get me back off again.

So I got up, grabbed my book and bathrobe and came downstairs where I read, internetted and generally annoyed the hell out of fellow insomniac and all-round nice person, Ali Booker.

But while all this was going on I was also working on a cunning plan.

And I was smirking a great big smirk as I worked.

At 3am the fruits of my labouring (and smirking) were harvested, right up until the point where Sophie came, blinking, downstairs and asked ‘Are you singing?’

I may have looked sheepish.

I had indeed been singing.

Now you may sit there and ask yourself why I had been singing at 3am. Because that’s a good question. And a fair one to ask.

I am sitting here smirking some more because I have the answer.

And so shall you, if you listen to future episodes of This Reality Podcast. Because that’s where my cunning plan, the source of my smirkage and the reason for my 3am singing will be…


Oh yes.

It is good.

And funny.

Well, he hedged slightly, it is funny to me. And I have just unveiled my cunning plan to Soph and she’s gone upstairs to bed laughing loudly as she went.

So I’m going to say, in an authoritative tone that yes, this is a good *and* a funny idea!


Can you make sure that the podcast has your skype address/phone number? Because if we call you up you can:

a) take part

b) win free prizes (T-Shirts, mostly!)

c) join in with the new feature that is the source of such 3am mirth and singing.

Just email your skype address or phone number to ‘thisrealitypodcast@gmail.com’ or, if you’ve got skype, just add ‘thisrealitypodcast’ to your address book.

Thank you.

You won’t regret it.


Actually you may regret it, but just a little, and at least you’ll be smirking as you regret it!  🙂

p.s. You really should listen to the most recent podcast (#105), the musical content is possibly the richest we’ve ever produced – and that’s not an idle boast!

To stream just that one episode of the podcast to your desktop just click here or you can right-click on that link and save it to your computer and listen to it later. Or why not add it to your iTunes and listen to it on your iPhone or iPod or mp3 player wherever you go? Better than radio!

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6 Responses to Time to try out this ‘sleep’ thing

  1. Vicola says:

    I just got a bollocking off the IT department for listening to the podcast on my work computer….

  2. Eh up! I have stretched my technical ability to the limit and subscibed to your podcast. Which one includes your comedy masterpiece?!!

  3. Shane says:

    Am 41 minutes into #105 – ‘first-time listener’. Am liking the play-off between Soph’s clever, cool bird and your slightly uncouth t-shirt-giveaway-bloke. (In the voices of Bruce Forsyth and Tess Daly) Keep podcasting.

  4. Brennig says:

    V: I’m sorry you got in to trouble, I wouldn’t want the wrath of IT to be visited upon anyone. 🙂

    Annie: welcome to the dark side. The funny that had me singing at 3am won’t be tried out until the next show which we *should* be recording on Friday evening. If you’ve subscribed you should automatically get it as an update.

    Shane: I’m grateful for your words and opinions, thank you very much. I’ll make sure Soph knows you think she’s the clever, cool bird and no-one would disagree with your opinion of me. Unfortunately. 🙁

  5. Shane says:

    You know I typed that last comment with an affectionate wry smile… Tish and nonsense to your upside down grin.

  6. Brennig says:

    Yep, I knew that Shane. It was a faux 🙁

    p.s. if you stick with it, we’ll be back to our normal 45 minute length this weekend.