149 thoughts on “I wish

  1. Glad you don’t need surgery, Hulk…that would have meant no ball for a lot longer than a month. At least you can watch ball, and watch sex, while drinking beer.

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  2. Letha – yes, I take Valerian Root capsules at bedtime and I’m out! It’s a natural stress reliever in smaller doses (take at work if stressed, new job, etc), and larger doses help you sleep. I love it, but it is very stinky. The cat turns up her nose at them, but I think they work.

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  3. it’s not the alcohol in the beer that helps you sleep but the hop (yes, a bottle of gin puts you out too). hop comes as pills, tea, even in a pillow. by warm i meant room temperature, not chilled, but not hot like tea. there are special teas that contain valerian and hop, works for my grandma,but maybe she infuses it with sherry,who am i to judge?
    arnold is in austria, TAKE HIM BACK!!!!!

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  4. Sorry, Hulk. You are proving that men’s bodies also change once they hit the mid-40’s.
    Glad you don’t need surgery.

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  5. Runcible, Carvel…I still don’t get it.
    No surgury for me, but no ball for a month.
    I can’t play ball, noboby’s letting me have sex with them…why don’t you just abolish BEER TOO, GOD! TAKE ALL OF MY REASONS FOR LIVING…

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  6. Runcible, Carvel…I still don’t get it.
    No surgury for me, but no ball for a month.
    I can’t play ball, noboby’s letting me have sex with them…why don’t you just abolish BEER TOO, GOD! TAKE ALL OF MY REASONS FOR LIVING…

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  7. Runcible, Carvel…I still don’t get it.
    No surgury for me, but no ball for a month.
    I can’t play ball, noboby’s letting me have sex with them…why don’t you just abolish BEER TOO, GOD! TAKE ALL OF MY REASONS FOR LIVING…

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  8. Books are educational, Letha. It totally counts. If ever I get stranded on a deserted island I’m confident I can survive in comfort thanks to every caveman hunter-gatherer skill I’ve learnt from Jean M. Auel’s books.

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  9. And, too, don’t you love that I am suggesting a sleep aid that I have never tried, that was used by a fictitious character?

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  10. Hah, Nithya, if it’s good enough for the dog…and hey! The mention of tea made me think of that stinky Valerian tea that Lulu was all about. She said it was calming. Isn’t Valerian sort of a natural Valium? Might be a good sleep aid, if an unpleasant one.

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  11. Sadie hopes Kathy doesn't reuse the spoon for ice cream afterwards because she actually knows where it's been.

    And the image of Kathy digging bullets out of her husband’s ass with a Carvel spoon while he slept pushed me over the edge. Hysterical!

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  12. If there were 24 hr Carvels (are there?) they should have a late night only ice cream called Insomia Reward. They would be packing (hee) us in.
    Paula, your turn to attack, I think I am out of ammo here.

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  13. For anybody who is struggling to get to sleep I will soon (hopefully) have a 50,000 word dissertation on improving access to medicine for marginialised ethinic groups in the UK that will need to be proofread. I drift off typing it, really not looking forward to going through it all again.
    Also when I got anxious and lost sleep over my exams last year I was really touched by how lovely my boyfriend was. He’d accompany me on early morning walks, he’d race me at sudoku puzzles if I got restless in the evenings and get me camomile tea when I was trying to wind down for the evening. It took me a while to realise it was the same exercise/mental stimulation/reward desired behaviour formula he uses when our dog starts to act out.

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  14. I also have sleep issues – which have gotten bad (intermittent insomnia), then worse (no sleep for 3 days without sleeping pills), now WAY better in the past few months (after 20 years of feeling sleep deprived).
    I started taking 9 mg (3 – 3 mg pills) of Melatonin every night (Max dose is 10 mg)… I may not always sleep 7-8 hours, but the sleep I am getting feels like a more ‘quality’ sleep. My friend recommended me taking the ‘higher’ dose after I was walking around zombie-like one day. When I had tried it in the past I always followed the directions (1/2-1 – 3 mg pill – NOT effective @ all). I feel SO much better in the last few months & wonder why no one ever told me that I should take a higher dose to start with?! My friend actually takes it for a few weeks, ‘resets’ her sleep & then weans down to 1 pill/night for a week and then to none (& is still sleeping).
    I was taking Ambien (Oh, Ambien, how I ‘heart’ thee…), but I always felt slightly hung over the next morning & sometimes still tired. I have also tried Lunesta – which didn’t work all that well & made me feel like a zombie with cotton for a brain. Xanax (Anti-Anxiety) also works for sleep, but since it’s ‘addictive’, you can’t take it long term (unfortunately). I have also used Tylenol Simply Sleep – which worked okay for a while, but the longer I took it the less effective it became.
    I can totally recommend the Melatonin! I never thought that I could actually feel rested after I slept. Also, you can drink wine with it (unlike the prescriptions) & it doesn’t aggravate my migraines.
    I hope you start sleeping better soon & I apologize for all of my lovely ‘special’ grammar & sentence structure (as I just returned from Italy this morning at 3 am, after a 12 hour bus ride & then slept around 5 hours).
    I think I may just ‘recycle’ all of my old Zappos boxes into cat beds. 🙂

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  15. I also have sleep issues – which have gotten bad (intermittent insomnia), then worse (no sleep for 3 days without sleeping pills), now WAY better in the past few months (after 20 years of feeling sleep deprived).
    I started taking 9 mg (3 – 3 mg pills) of Melatonin every night (Max dose is 10 mg)… I may not always sleep 7-8 hours, but the sleep I am getting feels like a more ‘quality’ sleep. My friend recommended me taking the ‘higher’ dose after I was walking around zombie-like one day. When I had tried it in the past I always followed the directions (1/2-1 – 3 mg pill – NOT effective @ all). I feel SO much better in the last few months & wonder why no one ever told me that I should take a higher dose to start with?! My friend actually takes it for a few weeks, ‘resets’ her sleep & then weans down to 1 pill/night for a week and then to none (& is still sleeping).
    I was taking Ambien (Oh, Ambien, how I ‘heart’ thee…), but I always felt slightly hung over the next morning & sometimes still tired. I have also tried Lunesta – which didn’t work all that well & made me feel like a zombie with cotton for a brain. Xanax (Anti-Anxiety) also works for sleep, but since it’s ‘addictive’, you can’t take it long term (unfortunately). I have also used Tylenol Simply Sleep – which worked okay for a while, but the longer I took it the less effective it became.
    I can totally recommend the Melatonin! I never thought that I could actually feel rested after I slept. Also, you can drink wine with it (unlike the prescriptions) & it doesn’t aggravate my migraines.
    I hope you start sleeping better soon & I apologize for all of my lovely ‘special’ grammar & sentence structure (as I just returned from Italy this morning at 3 am, after a 12 hour bus ride & then slept around 5 hours).
    I think I may just ‘recycle’ all of my old Zappos boxes into cat beds. 🙂

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  16. I also have sleep issues – which have gotten bad (intermittent insomnia), then worse (no sleep for 3 days without sleeping pills), now WAY better in the past few months (after 20 years of feeling sleep deprived).
    I started taking 9 mg (3 – 3 mg pills) of Melatonin every night (Max dose is 10 mg)… I may not always sleep 7-8 hours, but the sleep I am getting feels like a more ‘quality’ sleep. My friend recommended me taking the ‘higher’ dose after I was walking around zombie-like one day. When I had tried it in the past I always followed the directions (1/2-1 – 3 mg pill – NOT effective @ all). I feel SO much better in the last few months & wonder why no one ever told me that I should take a higher dose to start with?! My friend actually takes it for a few weeks, ‘resets’ her sleep & then weans down to 1 pill/night for a week and then to none (& is still sleeping).
    I was taking Ambien (Oh, Ambien, how I ‘heart’ thee…), but I always felt slightly hung over the next morning & sometimes still tired. I have also tried Lunesta – which didn’t work all that well & made me feel like a zombie with cotton for a brain. Xanax (Anti-Anxiety) also works for sleep, but since it’s ‘addictive’, you can’t take it long term (unfortunately). I have also used Tylenol Simply Sleep – which worked okay for a while, but the longer I took it the less effective it became.
    I can totally recommend the Melatonin! I never thought that I could actually feel rested after I slept. Also, you can drink wine with it (unlike the prescriptions) & it doesn’t aggravate my migraines.
    I hope you start sleeping better soon & I apologize for all of my lovely ‘special’ grammar & sentence structure (as I just returned from Italy this morning at 3 am, after a 12 hour bus ride & then slept around 5 hours).
    I think I may just ‘recycle’ all of my old Zappos boxes into cat beds. 🙂

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  17. Sure, but you’ll have to beat the aliens to them.

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  18. Paula, I think Brown Bonnets are only served to the Green Berets.

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