Late Night Ventures

I am even more tired that before. My work shift timings have changed yet again and this time it is for a UK process and hence we stick to a 4pm to 12:30 am (IST) time slot. I’ve been doing this shift from Friday onwards. Unfortunately because of the distance, I have a tough time getting back home. After 10pm we have intermittent state run bus services that are usually packed at these times. I leave at 12:30 and within 15 minutes I get a bus to Angamaly bus stand and wait for around 15-20 minutes more for a bus that will take me to Ernakulam town. I usually reach Kacheripady by 1:30 am and walk home (another 5-6 minutes).

Once I reach home, I’m tired and weary and wash my face, hands & feet and that wipes away traces of any sleep that I have. I lie down in bed and watch something for about an hour or so (I find Corner Gas episodes to be great at this time of the day). Sleep slowly reaches back and grabs hold of me and I switch off the lights and go to sleep for 6 hours. This is not a great way to spend one’s day and it will also take a toll on me. As it is I have been having health issues and now these timings are making it even worse. There’s nothing that I can do about changing the timings at the moment and I will have to grin and bear it for a while, until either something better happens in the office here or I get another job. I may have to just looking at the affects on my health.

RIP Rick Rypien

Former Vancouver Canuck player Rick Rypien, who had signed a 1 year $700,000 contract with the Winnipeg Jets during the off season, was found dead in his home. He was only 27 years old. Rypien’s death in Alberta, Canada, yesterday isn’t being treated as suspicious, the Associated Press said, citing a Royal Canadian Mounted Police official it didn’t identify. It looked like a suicide.

Prior to joining the Jets, Rypien, the cousin of former NFL quarterback Mark Rypien, spent parts of six seasons in the Canucks organization, though personal issues had plagued part of his time in Vancouver. Rypien, the cousin of former National Football League quarterback Mark Rypien, is the second NHL player to die during the offseason. New York Rangers forward Derek Boogaard was found dead at his Minneapolis home on May 12. The 28-year-old Boogaard died from an accidental mix of alcohol and the painkiller oxycodone.

The native of Coleman, Alta., made headlines last October when he pushed a Minnesota Wild fan after leaving the ice following a fight during a game in St. Paul. Rypien was handed a six-game suspension and later apologized for the incident.

Rypien had just one assist in nine games with the Vancouver Canucks last season after leaving the team because of personal issues but later returned with the AHL’s Manitoba Moose. It was the second time in three years Rypien left the team to deal with undisclosed personal matters.

Rick Rypien (May 16, 1984 – August 15, 2011)  Rest In Peace