"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > The Back Porch > Off Topic Discussions
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 02-21-2017, 01:35 AM   #21
Ogress Supreme
 
PrincessFiona60's Avatar
Site Administrator
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 37,620
Two soft and squishy pillows, full bed with a pillow top, all to myself and 3 cats. Shrek sleeps in his electric recliner. I have to be properly medicated to get any sleep, if I don't take my meds, I sleep for two hours, then I am awake. A true insomniac, I do my best work at night.
__________________

__________________
“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” - Albert Einstein
PrincessFiona60 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2017, 02:09 AM   #22
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Addie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: East Boston, MA
Posts: 21,407
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kayelle View Post
Addie, the BS meter is clanging..... if you are really the 4'7" you claim, the only way you could have lost 165 lbs. is if Pirate actually moved out.
I started out at 180. I am no longer 4'7". I am now 4'6". I have lost three inches since 1972. During my school years I was 4'9 3/4". That is the tallest I have ever been. I started to lose my height right after I had my fourth baby in 1962. I hope I don't lose anymore height. I can't even reach the bottom shelves on the upper cabinet anymore. But I do have my trusty stool that allows me to reach the second shelf. Any higher than that and it becomes to dangerous for me. So I have one of the boys get what I want.

Now what were you saying about BS? Before you start slinging, make sure you know all the facts. And Pirate is still with me. BTW, he stands 5'10 1/2" tall and weights 230 lbs. He is much shorter than his sister. My tallest stands 6'1" tall.
__________________

__________________
Illegitimi non carborundum!
I don't want my last words to be, "I wish I had spent more time doing housework"
Addie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2017, 02:42 AM   #23
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Cooking Goddess's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Body in MA ~ Heart in OH
Posts: 11,580
Addie, I think the point was with you being so short, it sounds like a typo for you to say you lost 165 pounds. Unless you started around 250+ pounds, it's not likely that you lost so much weight.

At your "height", if you weigh less than 100 pounds you had better put rocks in your pockets before you go out on a windy day.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dawgluver View Post
Heh. When we have the windows open in warmer weather, the birds and groundsquirrels start their serenading at 5 a.m. I'm not really appreciative!
I like to sleep in a cave - cool, dark, and quiet. I wear earplugs when I sleep because the neighborhood is full of kids and dogs - and most people around here go to bed around 9:00PM or so and are up by 5:00AM. When it snowed last week, one of the neighbors was snowblowing at 4:30AM! The "dark" happens with both blinds and a room-darkening shade in the window, plus drapes that cover the edges of those and extends beyond the edge of the window trim. The "cool"? No problem during the winter. When it's hot in the summer we put the air on. But the in-between, no air, window open days? I vent and cool the bedroom with both windows open and the fan drawing air through the room. When I'm ready for bed, I close the windows, put the ceiling fan on, close the door most of the way, and hang a navy blue sheet in the doorway so that the air can circulate but the light is blocked. Yeah, I'm a bit compulsive nuts with my sleep habits.
__________________
“Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip.” ~~~ Will Rogers
Cooking Goddess is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2017, 03:18 AM   #24
Executive Chef
 
Whiskadoodle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Twin Cities Mn
Posts: 3,571
I find that people tend to get perturbed or even a wee bit annoyed if you call them in the middle of the night when you have insomnia. I just chalk it up to knowing too many crotchety people.

I'm about to shake the magic 8 ball and see if I can find an old movie on YouTube worth watching.
Whiskadoodle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2017, 11:49 AM   #25
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Kayelle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: south central coast/California
Posts: 12,419
Quote:
Originally Posted by Addie View Post
I started out at 180. I am no longer 4'7". I am now 4'6". I have lost three inches since 1972. During my school years I was 4'9 3/4". That is the tallest I have ever been. I started to lose my height right after I had my fourth baby in 1962. I hope I don't lose anymore height. I can't even reach the bottom shelves on the upper cabinet anymore. But I do have my trusty stool that allows me to reach the second shelf. Any higher than that and it becomes to dangerous for me. So I have one of the boys get what I want.

Now what were you saying about BS? Before you start slinging, make sure you know all the facts. And Pirate is still with me. BTW, he stands 5'10 1/2" tall and weights 230 lbs. He is much shorter than his sister. My tallest stands 6'1" tall.
YOUR BS FACTS are that you started out at 180 lbs and lost 165 lbs.
__________________
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but rather by the moments that take our breath away.

Kayelle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2017, 02:28 PM   #26
Master Chef
 
Cheryl J's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: California
Posts: 8,663
Addie....you should start eating a little more. You're down to 15 pounds!
__________________
Grandchildren fill the space in your heart you never knew was empty.
Cheryl J is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2017, 03:02 PM   #27
Executive Chef
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 3,465
Caseydog, thanks for starting this thread. I was just thinking the other night when I was awake when I should have been sleeping, I wish there was a thread for people up in the middle of the night! And there you are, granting wishes.

Reading all about beds and pillows, well, it's time to buy a new bed, mine hurts my hips if I am on one side too long, then the same problem on the other side. It's a firm mattress and pretty old. I have a bunch of pillows and I Love my pillows.
blissful is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2017, 04:48 PM   #28
Chef Extraordinaire
 
CWS4322's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Rural Ottawa, Ontario
Posts: 12,846
I tend to like to be awake at night...the house is quiet, I can have "me time." This does mean that I tend to take a 2-hour nap in the afternoon. I try to get Mom back in bed around 2:30 p.m. so I can nap from 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. when I have to get dinner ready. I don't dream in the afternoons whereas I have some pretty horrific nightmares/dark dreams at night. I am usually up from 3:00 a.m. - 5:30 a.m. It is a rare night that I don't wake up around 3:00 a.m.
__________________
I've got OCD--Obsessive Chicken Disorder!
http://www.discusscooking.com/forums...les-76125.html
CWS4322 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2017, 04:57 PM   #29
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Cooking Goddess's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Body in MA ~ Heart in OH
Posts: 11,580
Sorry about your nightmares, CW. Those sure don't make for a restful night's sleep.

Quote:
Originally Posted by blissful View Post
Caseydog, thanks for starting this thread. I was just thinking the other night when I was awake when I should have been sleeping, I wish there was a thread for people up in the middle of the night...
blissful, we've actually had a late-night thread for years, the Midnight Oil Cafe thread that msmofet started way back in 2010. It was still active, although lightly used, as late at last year December.

Sometimes it's hard to search for a thread that it already there, so it's easier to start a new one. The reason I could find "Midnight Oil" easily is because >this< insomniac has it in her Subscribed Threads list.
__________________
“Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip.” ~~~ Will Rogers
Cooking Goddess is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2017, 08:09 PM   #30
Executive Chef
 
caseydog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: Dallas
Posts: 4,005
Quote:
Originally Posted by blissful View Post
Caseydog, thanks for starting this thread. I was just thinking the other night when I was awake when I should have been sleeping, I wish there was a thread for people up in the middle of the night! And there you are, granting wishes.

Reading all about beds and pillows, well, it's time to buy a new bed, mine hurts my hips if I am on one side too long, then the same problem on the other side. It's a firm mattress and pretty old. I have a bunch of pillows and I Love my pillows.
The main reason I started it was to find out who the other imsomniacs are.

My problem isn't my bed, it is my brain. Specifically, getting my brain to shut up!

CD
__________________

__________________
I don't feel frightened by not knowing things, by being lost in a mysterious universe without any purpose, which is the way it really is as far as I can tell -- Richard Feynman
caseydog is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Discuss Cooking on Facebook


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:19 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.