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Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by sparkingdogg, Jun 2, 2017.
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I just drank the Evel Ale. Meh.
It didn't break any of my bones, but I really feel like pissing in Snake River.
Are you sure it was real Evel ale? Maybe it was Robbie ale, a pale (ale) reflection of the old man...The real stuff would break bones every time.
Whatever it was, it certainly wasn't anything to get excited about. Kind of had a weird wang to it. Maybe Robbie pissed in the vat at the brewery. I sure wouldn't want to drink another one.
The dreaded insomnia came last night. Went to bed around 12:30 and woke up at 3 am. Couldn't get back to sleep. Happens maybe once every two months. Sure feel it now.
Me and the booger eaters went to the warehouse this morning then stopped off for supplies. I haven't had a good cup of tea in ages. Just having a nice cup of black tea... it's really good! Worlds better than that Evel ale crap. Sometimes caffeine makes me sleepy.... weird. Going to have an hour nap, hopefully that will help.
Fuck, I hate waking up at 3 am. I have no idea why it happened. I had no caffeine last night, didn't drink much alcohol at all, and I don't really have any looming thoughts of doom in my head, at least at the moment. I tossed in bed for 4 full hours, then got up at 7.
Thankfully it almost never happens 2 nights in a row. Normally I am asleep about 2 minutes after going to bed, and only wake to the 7:30 alarm clock. I remember waking up with a really dry mouth, maybe it was that shitty ale. No more Evel ale before bed.
Hour nap. Much better. Still not the same as a solid night's sleep.
A sparkingdogg tour of Alaska:
I had a client once from South America, and he kept one of those aluminum cots behind the door if his office. Every day after lunch he'd take a power nap, or siesta. Said it really helped with productivity for the afternoon.
Yeah I do take short power naps sometimes, 15-20 minutes. It does help keep the 2 pm "blahs" away.
Oddly, alcohol doesn't always help me to sleep at night. I would have to get really drunk and pass out, then feel like crap the next day. I had a couple drinks last night, but still woke after 2 hours of sleep. I really don't know why it happens. I'm just glad it's not all that frequent. It wrecks my day.
Wow... sales are great right now! Usually a bad time of year! A $1k day is a big day for a one man shop!
Last 7 days $3,379.67
Must be all the snow, guys sitting inside getting antsy about doing nothing and rolling through ebay! -40 is crazy cold seen it on the news here.
Maybe, cold weather normally kills my sales.
Minus 40 is insane cold. It's actually warming to above freezing on Sunday, if the forecast is correct. It's been 2+ weeks of extreme cold for most of US, including my area. It actually hurts my face, teeth, and lungs when I step outside. If you step out without gloves, it feels like knives stripping the flesh off your exposed fingers. It's nuts.
I have been using the opportunity to teach my kids just how dangerous extreme weather can be. A lost and unprepared person would last maybe an hour in the bush. Maybe less. After that a person would get very sleepy, lay down, and have a very very long nap.
Above all else, we love being outdoors. So it's not much fun. 7 more weeks, plus or minus, it will change. The ice will go away, and the birds will come back.
I've often wondered how the native Americans made it through weather like this. Imagine being in a tepee for weeks on end and eating dried meat and crap like pemmican every meal. Not to mention taking taking a poop in -20 F weather.
That's why they were so quick to start trading for wool blankets and iron or copper cooking pots when they were introduced to them. Try staying warm with just animal skins-not so good. Wool is just so much more superior in every way. And imagine what a revelation a cooking pot was! Before those, they heated stones in a fire, and dropped them into bark containers to cook .
They spent the fall getting prepared, and I'm sure they had ways to keep warm.
Being in Texas, I think about you northern states being so cold in the winter, then I remember that people actually choose to live in Canada and Alaska. Brrrr!
A lot of the southern states just get so damned hot in the summer, too hot for me. Last time I was in Atlanta it was over 100 degrees, and early May. Last time in Vegas it was near 120 degrees in the summer. Either extreme makes life hard!
Hit 36* F here today, what a welcome change!
Shit , that was our low. It's supposed to be in the lower 70's this week.
The NWS said that we were below freezing for 15 days.