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    la vache fantôme phantomcow2's Avatar
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    How can I force myself to go to sleep? *rant*

    I woke up this morning not feeling too great. I couldn't sleep last night because of my knee swelling pain and I was tired. I felt like calling in to work sick today, but I decided to be the good employee and head in. Little did I know this was a mistake....
    About 8/10 miles of the trip to work, about 500ft before an intersection, I noticed my car starting to get very loud. Then came the crescendo...
    THe sound of metal dragging against the ground . I pull over, hazard lights on. The joint from my tail pipe to catalytic converter flange (welded in place) has completely failed and snapped off. I think about calling AAA service, but I remember that there is a very good muffler shop that my parents use nearby. Luckily, I was only 1.5 miles away! So I crawl there, and I am told that I won't have my car all day, that I can pick it up at 5:00PM. I call and somebody from work picks me up. She told me "You know, it seems like you're having a bad day. BUt I'll tell you, when these things happen, they come in 3's". I said "No way, I don't believe that". I was being your typical naive 18 year old at this point.

    I go into work, and the production manager goes "BERNIE BERNIE BERNIE". Everything's leaking, the lathe isn't working right, our ionizing blow off gun isn't working, and they need it all now. Apparently the production engineer, who normally comes in at 7AM, was not coming in 'till 11. So I came in around 9, and people were very unhappy because nobody knows how to fix anything themselves there and the production was held up.

    I did call my doctor about the knee. THe receptionist said I can't get in until Friday. I was hoping for an earlier appointment, but I didn't have a car anyways I guess. I go into the company 'fridge around 1 (after the production people have eaten lunch), and am told somebody ate my lunch! WTF?! Instead of grilled chicken, I eat PB&J.

    Luckily, my car repair only cost me 66 dollars. I go home to call our doctor again to find the phone isn't working. THere's no dial tone anywhere in the house. I go outside to find that the phone line to the house has been snapped. One of the neighbors tells me that during the day, a large utility truck drove by and the carriage piece caught the phone line and snapped it without even realizing it.

    I just want this day to end, but it's too early to fall asleep on my own. Is there some sure way I can tire myself out so I can go to bed soon?
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    Non Tribuo Anus Rodentum and off to the next adventure (RIP) Stacey's Avatar
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    A .22 to the base of the skull works wonders.

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    Take 4 Advil-PM tablets and call me in the morning.

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    Packfodding 3 caloso's Avatar
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    Diphenhydramine hydrochloride, also known as Benadryl.
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    i still have that hammer i was going to hit your toe with...i could whack you in the head too.

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    meh, I can see why some people drink now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by caloso View Post


    Diphenhydramine hydrochloride, also known as Benadryl.
    What he said, while I have no medical training and advice you to check with your doctor and etc, etc, etc, while working in a pharmacy I had some of my own sleep issues, and from chatting with the pharmacists, it turns out Benadryl is the strongest sleep aid you can get with out a prescription.
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    I figured out why your leg is swelling. You are suffering from insomKNEEa!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by caloso View Post


    Diphenhydramine hydrochloride, also known as Benadryl.
    Beh. That stuff blows. Smoke some pot if you want a good sedative. Alcohol as a sleep aid is also not good, you'll be sleepy and go to sleep, but you'll wake up in the middle of the night.

    Go smoke some pot.

    it turns out Benadryl is the strongest sleep aid you can get with out a prescription.
    A really crappy sleep aid. And that is totally not true, go smoke some pot.
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    I dunno. A couple good martinis work for me...
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    By the way, the original translation of that tidbit of feel-good propaganda was "If you love something, kill it and bury the corpse in the woods. If it comes back, congratulations, you found an Indian burial ground and you're pretty much ****ed."

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    Quote Originally Posted by caloso View Post


    Diphenhydramine hydrochloride, also known as Benadryl.
    Did you do that with chemdraw or some other program?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snicklefritz View Post
    Did you do that with chemdraw or some other program?
    If you look at the properties you can see he took the image from the wiki article.

    It is funny to note that over-the-counter sleep aids use the same antihistamine as benadryl but in LOWER concentrations.

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    You know what usually gets me to sleep right away and works 99% of the time?

    Fap fap fap fap fap fap fap fap... even better when my gf does it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    You are suffering from insomKNEEa!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by phantomcow2 View Post
    meh, I can see why some people drink now.
    Actually, although it can help you pass out, alcohol makes for really crappy sleep...and hangovers make for really crappy wakefulness.

    Best solution I've found: read the Bible.

    Seriously, a couple chapters of Chronicles would've stopped the Battle of the Somme on day 1.

    Also, do not under any circumstances take a nap in the evening. And don't think to much about wanting to go to sleep. It's like watching for a kettle to start boiling.
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    Next time ride until you bonk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slvoid View Post
    You know what usually gets me to sleep right away and works 99% of the time?

    Fap fap fap fap fap fap fap fap... even better when my gf does it.
    Oh the humanity! Poor puppies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dragracer View Post
    Oh the humanity! Poor puppies.
    You mean kittens, poor kittens.

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    LOL...Oh ya, kittens. That's it.

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    Benadryl rocks, but I prefer Vicodin to knock me out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Enthalpic View Post
    If you look at the properties you can see he took the image from the wiki article.

    It is funny to note that over-the-counter sleep aids use the same antihistamine as benadryl but in LOWER concentrations.
    Exactly. You could take Advil PM or you could take generic ibuprofen and generic diphenhydramine and get the same exact drugs for much cheaper.
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    diphenhydramine hydrochloride + melatonin

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    I figured out why your leg is swelling. You are suffering from insomKNEEa!!
    Boooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo, Hisssssssssssssssssssssssss!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Why isn't 11 pronounced onety one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ritehsedad View Post
    Boooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo, Hisssssssssssssssssssssssss!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    At least my answer did not kill any kittens, I hope.
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