Thursday, August 7, 2008


Should I keep it?

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Attention, Bulldog Nation!

Read my letter to you at ...

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Bert Tries New Sleeping Tool

It would appear as though the tough part is over. I've been Lunestaless since last Wednesday night and I'm not going back. I haven't been sleeping perfectly. But I have been getting about 5 ½-6 hours of sleep a night. Not completely restless. But way better than early last week. I'm so done with those pills. I can't believe I ever let them get a hold of me the way that they did.

A few weeks ago a friend suggested the freakiest thing I've ever heard for better sleep. It's called The Earthpulse BioMagnetic Field Supplementation machine. I'm a pretty open-minded dude but this machine is way out there. But I'm willing to try it.

Here's the description off their web site:
EarthPulse Sleep on Command™ is the most potent sleep, rejuvenation and performance enhancement technology ever discovered. PERIOD, or money back.

Here's the web site: There's some seriously freaky things going on at this site. But, hey, I'm willing to try this. Here's the description of this device:

In 2001 we stumbled upon a way to "tune" - down the neurological system into the deepest, most reparative sleep we'd ever achieved; while protecting the neurological system from the effects of constant ELF and radio frequency electromagnetic pollution (stress). Without deep sleep the body's cells can't fully recover from normal wear and tear, let alone heal its diseases or injuries. No other electromagnetic device in the world is designed for nighttime use, while you sleep. Its design allows for local application throughout the night as well as to work on stubborn issues.Think of EarthPulse™ as a tempo controller for your neurological and physiological system. Slowing down the rhythm results in deeper sleep and far better recovery.


EarthPulse™ provides a reliable method of utilizing sequences of very-weak magnetic fields, broadcast through your mattress, at frequencies that nature used to provide, to help lull you into deep and recuperative sleep (while supplementing a full range of geomagnetic 'vitamins' for improved health and vitality).

There's a 90 day money back guarantee on this thing. So if I don't get better sleep I have nothing to lose. But my friend swears it's done wonders for her.

Wish me luck.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

So, I'm on Facebook. We all are.

Just click here or here.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Bert Shares Disturbing Video

This might be one of the most disturbing stories I have ever seen on ESPN.

Click HERE to see it!

Bert Is Lunesta Free!

My goal this weekend was to go Lunestaless. After the bout I had on Thursday night/Friday morning I got more determined to kick the Lunesta habit. And I have this weekend. ZERO Lunesta since Thursday night. Nothing this weekend. And I slept pretty well. No problems. No rebound headaches/fatique. I was tempted to take the pill every night. But I held out. Tonight will be the toughest night, probably, 'cause my sleep patterns are always jacked up going into Monday morning's show. Having to get up at 3:30am every morning for this long has really taken a mental toll on me. But I'm feeling good about the progress made this week.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Bert vs. Lunesta

Starting to win the fight.

Good news and bad news. Three out of the last six nights have been Lunestaless. I'm not kidding when I say that every night I've had to fight myself NOT to take one. But I haven't. The bad news is that I've slept like ^%$# in those nights. Most nights without the Lunesta I'll get like 4 hours of sleep. And it's taken its toll. I've really been exhausted the past 48 hours. Like not being able to focus, cranky, short-fused. Not fun. Today I woke up and felt what was as close to a Migraine as I've ever felt. Muscles ached. Head was blazing. Just fatigued. I called in sick and just wanted to sleep.
But there is SOME good news. Maybe it was just catching up. But today was the first time in 4 years that I've gotten decent, solid sleep without the Lunesta for over 6 hours. I couldn't sleep at all last night. Got about 45 minutes of sleep before 3:30. But then went back to bed and didn't wake up 'til after 9:30. And I woke up feeling great. Headache? Gone. Muscle ache? Gone. I feel like I could run a marathon, actually. Like I said, it's possible it's just because this is the first time I've gotten sleep all week. But I haven't felt this GOOD after sleep in a very long time.

The goal is to go all weekend with no Lunesta at all. I'm over it.