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Random Raves Fifty-one: Anticipation of Joy!

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Birdjaguar, Aug 3, 2020.

  1. emzie

    emzie wicked witch of the North

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    I'm a very restless sleeper. I toss and turn all night, and as I fall asleep I obsessively fidget (specifically, I shake my feet back and forth rapidly). I don't move at all with the weighted blanket. It quells all those physically restless expressions and let's my body relax. Did not know sleep could be like that
     
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  2. Valka D'Ur

    Valka D'Ur Hosting Iron Pen in A&E Retired Moderator

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    I just sleep with my cat. One cat is the equivalent of a blanket for me. Depending on how cold it is, just keep adding cats. When you have four, that equals a heavy quilt.
     
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  3. GenMarshall

    GenMarshall Blood Elven Ghost Agent

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    Well we had a situation with two serial threads going past 1000 :mischief:.
     
  4. Hygro

    Hygro soundcloud.com/hygro/

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    I find, similar to Valka's cats but horribly different, that if I am sleeping solo, it's easier to fall asleep with the weight of my laptop on my chest.

    However, I am also someone able to sleep sheetless on a hot night.

    Still, I suspect it might just do the trick.
     
  5. amadeus

    amadeus Serenity now!

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    I got takeout from my favorite restaurant for the first time in a while. That was good.
     
  6. GenMarshall

    GenMarshall Blood Elven Ghost Agent

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    My cat just wants to hog the blankets and snuggle me off the bed.
     
  7. Valka D'Ur

    Valka D'Ur Hosting Iron Pen in A&E Retired Moderator

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    I was grateful for Maddy last night. We had a huge storm yesterday, which cooled everything off considerably. Add that to the multiple fans running here to dry out the carpet from the flood courtesy of the upstairs neighbors, and it was a chilly night. A cat's normal body temperature is 103F, so having a cat sleep on you is like having an extra blanket.
     
  8. The_J

    The_J Say No 2 Net Validations Retired Moderator Supporter

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    Corona test was negative :strength:
     
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  9. Synsensa

    Synsensa Deity Retired Moderator

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    Today I learned the way to make iced coffee taste good is to get extra cream in it. Before, I'd just get it normal and then sadly wonder why someone would want the bitterness of coffee but cold.
     
  10. Takhisis

    Takhisis Jinping, wer fragt uns?

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    Have you considered adding sugar?
    Or, maybe, drinking coffee as made in the Middle East, as is right and proper?
     
  11. Synsensa

    Synsensa Deity Retired Moderator

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    It has sugar, in the form of vanilla syrup.
     
  12. Takhisis

    Takhisis Jinping, wer fragt uns?

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    OK, so not ‘right and proper’ then.
     
  13. Valka D'Ur

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    My grandfather had a weird way of drinking coffee. He'd put cream in it, pour it into the saucer, put a sugar cube between his teeth, and drink the coffee from the saucer.

    All the while when he was doing this, he'd insist that the only good coffee there was had to be "strong enough that you can stand a spoon up in it."

    I can't even stand the smell of coffee, so feel free to have my share of the world's supply.
     
  14. Synsensa

    Synsensa Deity Retired Moderator

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    That sounds counterproductive. The stronger the coffee, the more cream and sugar you'd need...
     
  15. Ajidica

    Ajidica High Quality Person

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    [Insert obligatory clip from Airplane]

    Rave: When walking to the bus this morning for work I saw a fox just chilling on the side of the road, next to a copse of trees. Looked like he was watching the cars go by.
     
  16. Hakim

    Hakim Parasocial

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    That's how you did it in Sweden (and Norway) when coffee arrived in the 18th century. Some apparently still do it today although I've never seen it IRL.
     
  17. cardgame

    cardgame Obsessively Opposed to the Typical

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    So I ranted about my previous phone breaking but my new phone is actually pretty dang cool, particularly for a $240 piece of hardware (basically cheapest/2nd cheapest of all options available)
     
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    Lemon Merchant Disinterested Observer Moderator

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    Date night tomorrow night. I'm so excited. We're going to go out for dinner. I made reservations at a nice place, then maybe some dancing at her place (or mine).

    And of course, some smooching. :love:
     
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  19. Birdjaguar

    Birdjaguar Hanafubuki Retired Moderator Supporter

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    What is she like?
     
  20. west india man

    west india man Immortal

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    I drink coffee strong and black myself

    drinking coffee as if it were absinthe :think:
     

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