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Post by Rian Jackson » Tue Nov 30, 2004 10:12 am

Because some things are just too happy to put in the fuck thread...

I've been having a touch of insomnia again. It's been coming and going for the last year as i process some experiences.

Last night i tried a tiny dose of those over the counter sleeping aids, because i barely slept the night before. I almost never medicate. I have a real aversion to it after self medicating with pain meds for ages.

I feel wonderful, especially considering i only had 5.5 hours between leaving Lydia and leaving for work. Sleeping pill addiction here i come!

Hell, yeah.

and another thing: i discovered last night that if i wrap my legs around someone who is over 6 feet tall and hang upside down it stretches out my entire back. tried it last night (with clothes on, you dirty bastards) and my back felt better than it has in months.
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Post by samtzu » Tue Nov 30, 2004 10:14 am

Hmmmmm... while you're down there, would you mind...?
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Post by Sandwichman » Tue Nov 30, 2004 10:15 am

For sleep help use valerian root. It is a good herb for calming and will help you sleep deeply.

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Post by Rian Jackson » Tue Nov 30, 2004 10:21 am

unfortunately, i don't do 'calm' very well.
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Post by samtzu » Tue Nov 30, 2004 10:24 am

Rian Jackson wrote:unfortunately, i don't do 'calm' very well.
Uhhhh... amen...
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Post by GuinivereElise » Tue Nov 30, 2004 10:27 am

Rian: you should have seen the looks on the two girls' faces in front of us at the theatre last night when you stretched your back on Kevin...

yeah, those little high-school-looking girls?

you got one of those "oh-my-god-can-you-believe-that-she's-doing-that-in-public" sneers from the two of them. It was priceless. Hells, yeah.

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Post by Rian Jackson » Tue Nov 30, 2004 10:28 am

obviously NOT theatre girls. huh. *sneer* right back at 'em.
god their lives must be boring that way.....
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Post by GuinivereElise » Tue Nov 30, 2004 10:31 am

I know... I really just wanted to rip out their little blond ponytails by their little black roots and----

Oh, I think I'm on the wrong thread for this kind of talk...

anyway, yeah: i wanted to whisper into their little ears "wouldn't it be nice to be having fun, instead of being so fucking stuck up all the time?"

Instead, I just laughed.

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Post by robbidobbs » Tue Nov 30, 2004 11:26 am

GuinivereElise wrote:I know... I really just wanted to rip out their little blond ponytails by their little black roots and----
Oh, I think I'm on the wrong thread for this kind of talk...
anyway, yeah: i wanted to whisper into their little ears "wouldn't it be nice to be having fun, instead of being so fucking stuck up all the time?"
Instead, I just laughed.
...rip out their little ponytails...DAMN STRAIGHT!

Hell yea! It feels good to catch up on sleep. Gets the ornery juices flowing!

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Post by Rian Jackson » Tue Nov 30, 2004 11:35 am

ah. leave them be.
either they'll grow up or turn into miserable old bats.
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Post by stuart » Tue Nov 30, 2004 2:33 pm

used to be a horrible insomniac. Just could not shut the noodle down at times.

Now, time release melatonin does the job. Super healthy and non-addictive. When the going gets tough add a dose of tryptophan.
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Post by GuinivereElise » Tue Nov 30, 2004 2:47 pm

Stuart and Rian: hey, me too! (Not the herbal shit... the insomniac shit). though mine was brought on by a certain person in my life completely betraying my trust and love with the only other person in my life who I also made the mistake of trusting and loving. That sleep dep lasted about a year or so...

I was a hell of a lot more productive, though!

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Post by Rian Jackson » Tue Nov 30, 2004 2:52 pm

i started it off last november.
it comes and goes... tired as hell and when the head hits the pillow the eyes pop open.

all to do with emotional/trauma related shit, too.
it happens, eh?

sometimes alcohol helps, too.
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Post by GuinivereElise » Tue Nov 30, 2004 4:50 pm

fuck yeah!

oops...

I mean:

Hell Yeah!

Gettin' my hairs cuts tonight at 6... can't wait to get some sort of STYLE going on again on this head-o-mine.. Don't worry though, the pigtails (ears) will stay...


oh, and hell yeah again, I got a coupon today for 20% off aforementioned haircut...

that should put it at a moderately affordable range...

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Post by sparkletarte » Tue Nov 30, 2004 6:53 pm

Fuck yeah, I'm going to get the house that was wrongfully taken from me. I know it.

Fuck yeah, at one point soon sparkletarte will be about more than buying houses.

Fuck yeah, sometime soon sparkletarte will have a snowy crashpad in hicksandbudsville, BC for any of you to visit.

Oh wait, I see it's hell. Close enough.

Hell yeah, good suggestion stuart.

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Post by Rian Jackson » Wed Dec 01, 2004 8:11 am

hell yeah! i woke up this morning and remembered the song i wrote yesterday that i had forgotten over the course of the evening.

at least, i think i remember it!
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Post by Badger » Wed Dec 01, 2004 8:41 am

Does this *really* warrant an entire topic?
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Post by tonytohono » Wed Dec 01, 2004 9:06 am

Hell yeah it does...

Does your mouth really merit being open? ;-)

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Post by Simply Joel » Wed Dec 01, 2004 9:14 am

tonytohono wrote:Hell yeah it does...

Does your mouth really merit being open? ;-)
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Post by tonytohono » Wed Dec 01, 2004 9:35 am

Simply Joel wrote:
tonytohono wrote:Hell yeah it does...

Does your mouth really merit being open? ;-)
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Is that all you got?

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Post by Simply Joel » Wed Dec 01, 2004 9:43 am

tonytohono wrote:
Simply Joel wrote:
tonytohono wrote:Hell yeah it does...

Does your mouth really merit being open? ;-)
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Is that all you got?
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Post by tonytohono » Wed Dec 01, 2004 9:45 am

touche

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Post by Rian Jackson » Thu Dec 02, 2004 8:50 am

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Subject: Insomnia drug tests, day 3

Dosage: 25mg of the little blue things. (1 full dose)

Result: Stoned outta my gourd. Where half a pill did nothing 2 nights ago, a full pill last night had me trying to shake off the effects 8.5 hours later. I don't think i moved all night. Didn't hear either alarm. *grog* is it really morning? Unfortunately, i still couldn't GET to sleep very well.

Tonight: 3/4 pill? Anvil dropping? Exhaustive sex? Hypnosis?

Conclusuions: even though i process drugs quickly, i'm still a little person.

I gotta find a new method, here.
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Post by Rian Jackson » Thu Dec 02, 2004 8:54 am

Today: The free state of Rian celebrates what should be a day of financial freedom.

It took almost a year to recover from hiring lawyers, posting bail, and paying chiropractors. But today i should PAY OFF my visa with money to spare and having paid ahead on my (still lingering) college loans.

HELL YEAH!!
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Post by theCryptofishist » Thu Dec 02, 2004 8:57 am

Rian Jackson wrote: I gotta find a new method, here.
One of my tricks is to hold my breath at the end of the inhale and the exhale. Just for a second or two longer. This is intended to increase the amount of carbon dioxide in my bloodstream, which is part of the pre-sleep physiology/biochemistry. I also used to count breaths--couldn't bear sheep, I suppose--and it never really mattered if the count was accurate. Like I said, minor tricks. But at least it keeps me from fretting and the fretting was never a help towards sleep.
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Post by GuinivereElise » Thu Dec 02, 2004 9:01 am

Hell Yeah:

I have officially supplied the name for our New Year's show here at the Crocodile...

It is, Officially:

A Very Very Special Hedwig and the Angry Inch New Year's Even Special.


And rehearsal went really fucking well, too...

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Post by Rian Jackson » Thu Dec 02, 2004 9:02 am

theCryptofishist wrote:
Rian Jackson wrote: I gotta find a new method, here.
One of my tricks is to hold my breath at the end of the inhale and the exhale. Just for a second or two longer. This is intended to increase the amount of carbon dioxide in my bloodstream, which is part of the pre-sleep physiology/biochemistry. I also used to count breaths--couldn't bear sheep, I suppose--and it never really mattered if the count was accurate. Like I said, minor tricks. But at least it keeps me from fretting and the fretting was never a help towards sleep.
i know someone who wil purposely twitch. your body does it anyway as you sink into sleep, and i guess it sends a message to your brain.

i've ogten put myself into stories to fall alseep or at least be entertained until i did. as long as i can remember. stupid shit, sometimes.... of course, coming out of a freakin' war zone, they take on that colour. there was a long time when it would be calming... imagining being in the middle of a pitched battle calmed my nerves and lulled me. it's not that i wanted to put myself there, but i think my imagination couldn't go elsewhere. it's starting to get my adrenaline racing, though. all of a sudden it just isn't a very comfortable psychological space. either way, though, with or wothout the imaginings, i still can't sleep . grrrrrrr.
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Post by gigglesnort » Thu Dec 02, 2004 9:12 am

theCryptofishist wrote:
Rian Jackson wrote: I gotta find a new method, here.
One of my tricks is to hold my breath at the end of the inhale and the exhale. Just for a second or two longer. This is intended to increase the amount of carbon dioxide in my bloodstream, which is part of the pre-sleep physiology/biochemistry. I also used to count breaths--couldn't bear sheep, I suppose--and it never really mattered if the count was accurate. Like I said, minor tricks. But at least it keeps me from fretting and the fretting was never a help towards sleep.
Tried and true tricks in my own experience. Had much problems with insomnia as a child, not so much a problem anymore.....finding time *to* sleep is the problem. And chamomile tea always helps me.

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Post by Alpha » Thu Dec 02, 2004 10:24 pm

I recommend furious masturbation but in the absence of that, you might try mixing the blue pill with food... might help take the punch out while still spreading it out over the course of the evening. Oh, and my neighbor has these really kick-ass 4-hour pills, maybe try one of those so you don't wake up realizing that you've missed lunch?

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Post by Rian Jackson » Fri Dec 03, 2004 8:22 am

last night i tried a four drug combo (i know you're all VASTLY interested in my medical experiments. and yes, i am a guinea pig):

12.5 mg sleeping tab (.5 dose)
2 excedrin migraine pills (1 dose)
add a liberal pinch of PTSD and sprinkle on some grief.

combine well with exhaustion.
it seems to have worked. granted, it needed a 1.2 dose muscle relaxant chaser this morning, but i am feeling more or less ok...

welcome back alpha. good to see you here in the hood again.
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