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The Funny Pages - Tickle Me Elbow - The Sequel
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He actually tries a back-flip, but, unfortunately, turkeys are anatomically unable to back-flip.

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Perhaps I could be a knight?

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Awesome and you should most definitely be "knighted"!

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Yeah, he seems about right! I'm going on a week of three hours a night,

don't you get too tired to wake up anymore at some point? What the crap....

PTSD sucks.

Bun, I am gonna be honest with you here. In order to heal, sleep is vital. Vital. I went through an extended period of awful insomnia in the last year to where even Ambien didn't work. I was desperate to sleep, and the only thing that helped was Ativan. Unfortunately, it is also extremely addictive. They say "causes dependency" but I say addicted since it took me 7 months to get off of the small dose I took for probably 6 months.

What did help me is Zoloft. I didn't want to take it, but was out of options and had a professional by then whom I trusted. Took a leap of faith, and within weeks I was sleeping normally and my appetite and interest were back. I take a very small dose--but it made a ton of difference. It doesn't take away your feelings, but gives you (me) the means to have the energy to cope, if that makes any sense.

Try the OTC stuff I suggested on FB, as it was helpful to a couple people I know but if it doesn't cut it I wanted to let you know all this and did not want to do so on FB. ;)

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Thanks Patee. I have gone through a couple cycles of not-sleep and it has resolved itself inside of two weeks,

so I'm pretty thankful for that. So far I've just been riding it out when it does happen, if I find myself inside an

extended insomniac sleep cycle I will definitely consider those options.

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Jeesh--now back to sillie :rolleyes:

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Thanks Patee. I have gone through a couple cycles of not-sleep and it has resolved itself inside of two weeks,

so I'm pretty thankful for that. So far I've just been riding it out when it does happen, if I find myself inside an

extended insomniac sleep cycle I will definitely consider those options.

We posted at the same time! That's great that yours resolves on it's own--hopefully an OTC or similar "home remedy" will offer a bit of relaxation.

Gotta get your sleep! B)

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-snort-

College = no sleep... fact....

One more final today and to turn in the results of an experiment i participated in. Then i'm coming back and sleeping. Kinda worried about this one. No clue what'll be on it....

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Maybe this will help you folks get some sleep

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Maybe this will help you folks get some sleep

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or make us dizzy!

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Maybe this will help you folks get some sleep

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I've tried that counting sheep thing, but they start coming faster and faster and I get all tense trying to keep up. To keep them at a reasonable speed I have to institute military-like strictness, and who can fall asleep whilst keeping sheep in strict formation?

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Ahhhh--a nice new fast 'puter! Have phun wif it B) And congrats on cleaning out the garage--we kinda dumped stuff in ours when we moved in, and are now in the process of going through everything, selling the old kitchen appliances, and phiguring out what to do with the rest.

Do you have a salad spinner?? I neeeeeed a salad spinner

:P

I wasn't FOR A MOMENT thinking of anyone roasting our yeti! ... . ....Just other, ya know... . ..wild yetis. . . . .. :huh: . . . .. . . ..... :rolleyes:

We have been LOOKING for the wild yetis at the country house!! Out on the quads. Max is DETERMINED he will find one! There's a way to look at broken tree limbs and determine the difference between Yetis and elk...

Sigh... psillies all have lives... lonely Friday night *sniff....

;)

Mine was a boring Friday night. But it was most welcome since the 24 hours leading up to it weren't so boring :rolleyes:

Ok. This is serious! I sat on the couch for a minute to check my FB and the accidental Kitty sat on my lap. That was 20 minutes ago? My wine glass is about 8 feet away on the counter! help! M is upstairs doing homework and hub is in the basement tying flys!

Text... Send email... I know I'm a few days late but this is what I do to Madeleine :P

...Actually, I kinda want bacon now...

:lol: :lol:

They say it's the vegetarian's gateway drug back into meat. My fav bar in town has bacon night on Wednesdays. At 9:30 you will find a bowl on every table and for every 2 people seated at the bar. Then this very large, jolly man comes at you with a giant stainless steel bowl FILLED with bacon! He fills your bowl, tells you what kind of 'flavor' he's made and then every 15-20 min comes back with ANOTHER bowl of a different flavor! Captain's fav was the 'peanut butter cup'... :unsure:

If it makes you feel any better, I haven't been sleeping either.

The cake and bacon help with that.... :ph34r::D

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They say it's the vegetarian's gateway drug back into meat.

lol!!!!!!!!!!!

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The cake and bacon help with that.... :ph34r::D

Yeah, if I ever GET ANY!! Hahahah!

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Is anyone else having trouble reaching Facebook?

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Just now: The server at www.facebook.com can't be found, because the DNS lookup failed.

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Is anyone else having trouble reaching Facebook?

Yes-- "network error"

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Working for me.

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Working in Kansas right now. Can't say 2 minutes from now.....

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Hahaha, appears to be an East Coast thing.... yay! :rolleyes:

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Working now--

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Still working......

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Hahaha, appears to be an East Coast thing.... yay! :rolleyes:

cept I am in Virginia... you know on the east coast :) Never went down here...

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cept I am in Virginia... you know on the east coast :) Never went down here...

Ok the north half of the East coast- snarkypants! :P

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Go try, Bun!

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I've tried that counting sheep thing, but they start coming faster and faster and I get all tense trying to keep up. To keep them at a reasonable speed I have to institute military-like strictness, and who can fall asleep whilst keeping sheep in strict formation?

...Ya need to dream a couple o' border collies into that fray......

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