Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Desperate plee.....

I need insomnia remedies. What do you do when sleep hangs just out of reach, sticking his tongue out and shaking his bum and laughing? I think I saw him blow his nose on my bedskirt, too, but I can't be sure.

Unrelated sidenote: Fence!! Where's your blog??!!!

Addendum: I now realize I spelled "plea" wrong! I should have my English teacher license revoked and be flogged in the town square, but I'll blame it on my laptop screen and the lack of sleep and brush it off and carry on. *shiver*

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  1. I wish I could help you out here. I'm thinking pills, or whiskey, or both. I've got some other ideas, but I don't think I know you well enough to share....

    Loved your prior post! Very touching. I know an awful lot of people who never knew their grandparents, or whose grandparents died while they were still young. That is so sad. I have a very special memory about my mom's father, who died when I was 36. In spite of dying unexpectedly, I think he might have known. My last conversation with him (about 4 days before he died) is one that will last my lifetime. I may or may not blog about it sometime. Thanks for sharing your story!

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  2. well. gross. i would wash my bedskirt immediately. when i can't sleep i wake rob up and say "i can't sleep" which ensures that i'm not the ONLY person awake around here! I think its very effective, and you can call and wake him up anytime...
    Lovely post about your grandfather. Don't ever do it to me again. i have to work here, you know!

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  3. Os,
    Other ideas are probably more effective, but I don't see that happenin', so I'll be stickin' to pills or whiskey. Actually, I'll probably just stick to reading and listening to sleepy CD's. How unoriginal, I know. Or, I might try calling Clack's hubby...just so I'm not the only one awake.

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  4. That's a smashing idea, Clack. Don't be suprirsed if your phone rings around 1:30 tonight/this morning.

    Sorry! No more sad posts while you're at work!

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  5. Perhaps throw in the green monkey guano that is the new DMB CD?

    With a 19 month old I don't usually have trouble sleeping. But when I did, I would play solitaire on the computer until my eyes crossed.

    Or get a little tipsy. Doesn't take much for me.

    Very touching post on your grandparents. My own grandparents raised me, so my Papa was more like a father to me as well. I still feel lost without him. Especially now that grandma is getting a little bit weaker everyday.

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  6. Clack: You're so mean! I've been tempted a time or two to do that to Andy, but I figure it's unloving. But then, I think our situations are reversed: you need the sleep, but Rob doesn't, and Andy needs the sleep, but I don't. 'Course, if somebody were to wake me up in the middle night, they might not be awake much longer... Though they might not be sleeping either...

    Andi: I dunno if your previous story was sad so much as beautiful. My goal for my kids is for them to know their grandparents 'cuz I didn't know mine. Thanks for the share. =)

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  7. Ha! Unloving...how sad...i don't know how he lives! Next time you can't sleep, cherbear, you can give him a call too. that way you're not being unloving to YOUR husband and its nothing out of the ordinary for mine. ;)

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  8. Andi,

    I get out of bed and read. Fortunately, I own so many boring books that I always have something going that puts me out.

    Suzz, delivering on her promise on COT :))

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  9. I watch tv with the lights off so my eyes get really tired or read a book on Canadian history. Just slighty more boring than our own history.

    Or you can try drinking a high alcohol content microbrew. Or just read my blog with all the lights off.

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  10. whatever you do, and believe me I know of that which I speak, do not chase after him. As soon as it occurs to you that you are "trying" to sleep, well you can forget about it. I find it's a mental thing, and if I can distract myself from thinking about sleep, even just for a few minutes, I can relax enough to get to sleep.

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  11. Heatherina,

    I listened to DMB, and it didn't work. Surprising indeed. Oh, come to think of it, I was listening to the one good song before I couldn't sleep. lol

    Doesn't take much drink for me either. I'm a cheap date.

    I know the feeling, Heather. While my grandfather died suddenly my grandmother went downhill slowly. It's a totally different feeling with each. I hope you have her around for a long time yet. :o)

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  12. Thanks, Cher! Grandparents are grrreat! :oD

    And I think of you every time the family with 11 kids comes in the library. Please, one request, don't take all of them to the library at once if you ever have that many!

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  13. Suuuuzzzz!!! I love that you posted here. I feel graced by your presence. :oD

    I have a ton of boring books, too. Although, lately, every book is a boring book. *sob*

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  14. Egan,
    I hadn't thought of it until now...but I could read some Puritan lit. That's always a guaranteed sleeper (mourning the fact that I'm taking Colonial and Federalist lit. in the fall).

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  15. That's true, trick. I can't remember what finally distracted me last night. I think I was thinking about how wonderful it is that I didn't have to go to work until noon today...and then I got called in at ten. Oh well, those momentary droplets of joy are enough sometimes. Then they get screwed up.

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  16. I was going to mention something about the spelling, but knew you were tired. Plus I didn't want to come off as being ignorant in case Texans spell things differently!

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  17. LMAO! Texans do spell things differently, but I often pride myself on resisting the urge.

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  18. You spell however you damn well please. As Professor Hottie Pants, the rules obey you.

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  19. Oooh, I like it. I need to have that tatooed on my ass.

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  20. If you do tattoo your ass, you MUST document the procedure. Lots of pics, if you didn't catch it....

    Glad to see that you're a cheap date! Way too much money being spent out there with no tangible results. Cheap is good! Easy is good too, but I don't want to presume....

    I haven't seen any late night comments from you anywhere, so you must have found an insomnia remedy. I, on the other hand, drank massive amounts of beer tonight and can barely keep my eyes open. But I had to make the rounds tonight. My blogger friends wouldn't expect anything less!

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  21. Ha! i didn't say anything about the spelling. I thought it was a joke because you were so tired. i couldn't IMAGINE that la professora actually spelled it wrong!!

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  22. Since I went through it for 3 months, I advise housework, or sometimes because I know the movies so incredibly well, I put my Harry Potter DVD's on. They usually put me out.
    Other than that, the Food Network has a lot of great shows on at 2AM.

    -Amy
    (If all else fails, Gravol will knock you out and its non-addictive)

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  23. Os,
    Not easy...just cheap. lol

    I did indeed find a remedy for my insomnia, but I can't talk about it in mixed company. :oD

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  24. Clack,
    Yes, YES, it was a joke. That's what I meant all along.

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  25. *writing down Gravol*

    The non-addictive part is quiet compelling. Thanks! A movie I know forwards and backwards will usually put me out, too. I usually rely on Bridget Jones or Someone Like You...although, sometimes Colin Firth and Hugh Jackman are too interesting and then I can't sleep after all.

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  26. Well, it's a little late for me to have 11 kids... 5 to 7 maybe. I mean, I could have one a yr, but I don't think I would really like that spacing very much, and about 2 yrs is pretty natural.
    Don't worry, I'll find whatever library you're working at and bring them ALL in, and tell them to rub their hands in the dirt on the way into the library, then have them pick up bks right under your nose so you can see. =D
    j/k If they're not well behaved, they're not leaving the house. And we'll return our bks on time. ;)

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  27. mixed company? us?

    ha!

    I thought you were using your 'creative license' with the 'plee' title.

    And now I no longer think you are perfect.

    Thanks for shattering the illusion.

    Thanks a lot.

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  28. what are you talking about cherbear??? i know a lady with thirteen kids, well spaced, only two sets of twins, and she had her last one at 45. So. you have TONS of time....(one at 25, 27, 29, 32, 34, 37, 40 and two at 31 and 39 respectively) don't be lazy!

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  29. Hey, my blog ran away yesterday. I've launched one of those milk carton campaigns and have a T3 out asking random people "have you seen this blog" but to no avail.

    In reality, the hosts were hacked and are in the process of fixing that problem and some server problems that arose when they tried to fix the hacked problems.

    On a happier note, I've finally gotten around to ordering broadband at home, so around ten (working) days I never need be offline again. MWAA HA HA HA

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  30. Not to be crude:

    but when I can't sleep I "polish the pearl." Then I drift off to sleepy town with no stress or worries.....

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  31. amanda--I'm guessing that your remedy might be similar that Andi didn't want to say in mixed company...

    I'll polish my bone before a big gig, particularly a wedding reception. I only polish the silverware when I'm expecting company, but that makes me tired too! And I'm a big fan of Polish sausages.

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  32. Steph--you have such a gutter mind! I was referring to my trombone....

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  33. since it's out in the open now, the problem with masturbation as a sleep aid is that occasionally it has the opposite effect and one winds up reinvigorated, thus perpetuating the misery of insomnia.
    Or maybe I've just been doing it wrong all these years.

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  34. Cheryl, You're a peach!

    Steph, I am perfect...perfectly warped and insane.

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  35. Fence,
    I checked back today and saw the hackage message. What a big pain in the buttocks. Hope it's back up and running smoothly soon.

    Congrats on the high-speed! I'm jealous!

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  36. LOL@all of you with your polishing. I never said I polished...I could've just as well dipped into the Tylenol Allergy Sinus. You'll never know will ya! Whahahahahahaaaa!!

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  37. Site seems to be back in business. Although I have noticed one or two glitches, so we'll wait and see. I haven't posted anything new, gotta go do some shelving. I can see a huge pile of books with my name on them, they're all laughing saying "you may reshelve us, but in 20 min.s we'll be scattered all over the shop again"

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