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I mostly sleep...

by ambrus (Abbot)
on Sep 12, 2006 at 04:42 UTC ( #572452=poll: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

vote on I mostly sleep...

on a bed with a soft mattress
[bar] 96/22%
on a bed with a firm mattress
[bar] 170/39%
on a sofabed
[bar] 6/1%
on a foldable camping bed
[bar] 2/0%
on a hammock
[bar] 1/0%
in an armchair
[bar] 9/2%
on a mattress on the floor
[bar] 23/5%
on the floor
[bar] 13/3%
in a tent
[bar] 2/0%
outdoor in a sleeping bag
[bar] 3/1%
on the street
[bar] 0/0%
sitting on a vehicle
[bar] 2/0%
over work/studies
[bar] 10/2%
in a meeting/conference
[bar] 16/4%
walking
[bar] 1/0%
via 4-arg select
[bar] 38/9%
I never sleep
[bar] 25/6%
I always sleep
[bar] 16/4%
433 total votes
Comment on I mostly sleep...
Re: I mostly sleep...
by chargrill (Parson) on Sep 12, 2006 at 04:50 UTC

    Where's the option for "in a van down by the river"?



    --chargrill
    s**lil*; $*=join'',sort split q**; s;.*;grr; &&s+(.(.)).+$2$1+; $; = qq-$_-;s,.*,ahc,;$,.=chop for split q,,,reverse;print for($,,$;,$*,$/)
Re: I mostly sleep...
by McDarren (Abbot) on Sep 12, 2006 at 04:54 UTC
    /me yawns
      Ditto.
Re: I mostly sleep...
by davido (Archbishop) on Sep 12, 2006 at 05:19 UTC

    The missing options (in no particular order):

    • With my wife.
    • In my parent's basement.
    • While dreaming.
    • On long flights.
    • Through life.
    • With anger.
    • On a houseboat.
    • A true Perl hacker, being lazy, writes a script to sleep for him.

    ...just silly of course. Fun poll, ysth.


    Dave

      Thank ambrus; all I did was spend 4 minutes looking through the poll quest for something nice.
      with my wife? I don't believe that's legal in CA. uhm, how about with my spouse? or my husband. ;) he's my heat warmer!

        Well, in my case it's wife, and it should actually read, "I only sleep with..."

        "mostly" doesn't have the connotation of exclusivity that would be more accurate. :)


        Dave

      With my wife. Or husband. Or partner. Or pet. ;-)

      Also, I was hoping for the tounge-in-cheek option: while (time < $start_time+$sleep_secs) { }

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Re: I mostly sleep...
by jZed (Prior) on Sep 12, 2006 at 05:22 UTC
    I mostly sleep ... furiously. (I am a colorless green idea)
Re: I mostly sleep...
by marto (Chancellor) on Sep 12, 2006 at 08:44 UTC
    Sleep is a symptom of caffeine deprivation :)
Re: I mostly sleep...
by apotheon (Deacon) on Sep 12, 2006 at 10:10 UTC

    Umm . . . futon? I don't see it on the list.

    print substr("Just another Perl hacker", 0, -2);
    - apotheon
    CopyWrite Chad Perrin

      I called my futon a hard mattress; close enough.
Re: I mostly sleep...
by vagnerr (Prior) on Sep 12, 2006 at 10:35 UTC
    Ah I remember sleeping during "studies" I had one course at university that I slept through *every* lecture. As it turned out it was my top subject that year :-)

    These days I'm a working. The boss *thinks* that we have all the strip lights disabled over our desks because we are unix engineers ;-)


    ___________
    Remember that amateurs built Noah's Ark. Professionals built the Titanic.
Re: I mostly sleep...
by tbone1 (Monsignor) on Sep 12, 2006 at 11:40 UTC
    I don't sleep. Not lately, anyway.

    BTW, would the person who said that children are wonderful explain what's so wonderful about a child speaking in your ear at 2:30 AM? We're never going to get that mark off the ceiling. I had no idea I could do a double backflip with a reverse from a completely relaxed, fully horizontal position. I screamed, my wife screamed, the kid screamed, then my wife was mad because I scared the child. Well, fair's fair, the child scared me, and at least HE was wearing diapers.

    This, mind you, after the time where the boy woke us up five times in one night. On the fourth time, I sensed him walk into the room and, without opening my eyes or moving my body, said "boy, you'd BETTER be on fire." After the fifth time, my wife returned to the room, woke me (like I'd be sleeping anyway), and said "Remind me of this if I talk about having another one."

    --
    tbone1, YAPS (Yet Another Perl Schlub)
    And remember, if he succeeds, so what.
    - Chick McGee

      ahh, no doubt many many people will relate to your little tale :)

      When my firstborn came along I was living in Alice Springs, Central Australia. My wife and I were thoroughly enjoying our DINK lifestyle (the first definition). I was a shifworker, and used to spend almost all my (substantial amount of) free time either playing golf, or drinking beer after playing golf :D

      And then Daniel arrived....

      Fair dinkum, during those first few months after we bought him home from the hospital I honestly believed that my life was over. That kid had the most incredible set of lungs, and boy did he know how to use them! ....constantly ...day and night.. sleep? ...hah! I believe at one stage I completely gave up on the idea of trying to sleep, because I knew that I would be woken up almost immediately after I managed to doze off.

      But thankfully, he settled down after a month or two and has been an (almost) complete angel in the 17 years since :)

      I've almost fully recovered now, although as some people have noticed, I still have a tendancy to yawn quite a bit ;)

      As any parent can tell you, the person who came up with the line "he|she sleeps like a baby" to mean "deeply and quietly asleep for long periods" didn't have children.

      Nor did the marketdroid who came up with "0 - 3 month" sizes for babies. Everybody I know with full-term babies could no more put the "0-3 month" size clothes on their newborn than one can put a hawser through the eye of a needle.

      emc

      At that time [1909] the chief engineer was almost always the chief test pilot as well. That had the fortunate result of eliminating poor engineering early in aviation.

      —Igor Sikorsky, reported in AOPA Pilot magazine February 2003.
        There is much in what you say, but I think this world is designed by scrawny rice-cake-chompin' people with ethnic backgrounds that are associated with shortness and smallness. I am 6'2" and descended from German farmers, and they do NOT build this world for people my size. Heck, I have trouble getting in and out of Japanese mid-size cars!

        I can only imagine what people who are REALLY big and tall, like NBA and NFL players, have to deal with: cars, clothes, etc etc etc. It's just the man keeping us down, I s'pose.

        --
        tbone1, YAPS (Yet Another Perl Schlub)
        And remember, if he succeeds, so what.
        - Chick McGee

Re: I mostly sleep...
by kabeldag (Hermit) on Sep 12, 2006 at 11:40 UTC
    My friend wouldn't have given a straight answer to this as he has a hard time admitting that he
    frequently gets a bit too drunk and ends up waking up on the floor in the hallway.
    Me on the other hand, Im quite comfortable with the fact that I sleep in bus shelters on the weekends.
Re: I mostly sleep...
by nimdokk (Vicar) on Sep 12, 2006 at 12:01 UTC
    Hmmmm, my option would be "with my girlfriend" :-)
      Not so loud, your wife might hear you!!!

      --
      tbone1, YAPS (Yet Another Perl Schlub)
      And remember, if he succeeds, so what.
      - Chick McGee

        LOL, that would be a feat since I'm not married :-D
Re: I mostly sleep...
by zentara (Archbishop) on Sep 12, 2006 at 12:17 UTC
    On an 8-foot diameter trampoline........ don't laugh until you try it. :-)

    I'm not really a human, but I play one on earth. Cogito ergo sum a bum

      I've never actually slept on one, but I did lie down on one once, late at night. I could have slept there, easily, it was so comfy... But then I figured the owner of the house might have seen me there and called the cops. ;-)

Re: I mostly sleep...
by Anonymous Monk on Sep 12, 2006 at 13:38 UTC
    public transportation ++
Re: I mostly sleep...
by blue_cowdawg (Prior) on Sep 12, 2006 at 13:44 UTC

    In a bed, firm matteress... my bride since 1977 by my side and surrounded by dogs who keep watch.


    Peter L. Berghold -- Unix Professional
    Peter -at- Berghold -dot- Net; AOL IM redcowdawg Yahoo IM: blue_cowdawg
      hehehe, I would put it as:

      "In a bed, with a pillow top mattress, with my bride since 1989 and surrounded by dogs who watch!" ;-)
Re: I mostly sleep...
by mk. (Friar) on Sep 12, 2006 at 13:54 UTC
    well, i mostly sleep so poorly that, whenever i actually take a nap, i just do it wherever i happen to be.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    "one who asks a question is a fool for five minutes; one who does not ask a question remains a fool forever."

    mk at rio dot pm dot org
Re: I mostly sleep...
by tweetiepooh (Friar) on Sep 12, 2006 at 14:31 UTC
    Well actually we have a medium 2000 spring matress on a fixed devan. Springs are in 2 layers so the matress is nice and thick. No way even the most royal of princesses could pee through it (or something - Terry Pratchett).

    I'd prefer a firm matress on a sprung devan, the wife a soft matress on fixed so this is a compromise.

Re: I mostly sleep...
by Hue-Bond (Priest) on Sep 12, 2006 at 15:41 UTC

    ...on my wrist rest. It's more comfortable that it may seem, and the next day I can continue without having the feeling of having been interrupted.

    --
    David Serrano

Re: I mostly sleep...
by wolfger (Deacon) on Sep 12, 2006 at 15:44 UTC
Re: I mostly sleep...
by samizdat (Vicar) on Sep 12, 2006 at 16:41 UTC
    if ($married eq 'yes') { $location{sleep} = 'doghouse'; }

    Don Wilde
    "There's more than one level to any answer."
Re: I mostly sleep...
by Grey Fox (Chaplain) on Sep 12, 2006 at 17:17 UTC
    In meetings!

    I have sleep apnea, and meetings are killers.

    -- Grey Fox
    "We are grey. We stand between the darkness and the light" B5
Re: I mostly sleep...
by Anonymous Monk on Sep 12, 2006 at 17:27 UTC
    s/..$//

      Or to prevent one from having to look at the browser titlebar to see which characters are being removed:

      s/\.\.$//
Re: I mostly sleep...
by swampyankee (Parson) on Sep 12, 2006 at 18:38 UTC

    ...and where are the options for:

    • badly
    • while driving
    • not enough

    While it may be legal in CT (see Re^2: I mostly sleep...), my wife would get upset if I were sleeping with davido's. Davido may be upset, too, but I know my wife would be quite angry.

    emc

    At that time [1909] the chief engineer was almost always the chief test pilot as well. That had the fortunate result of eliminating poor engineering early in aviation.

    —Igor Sikorsky, reported in AOPA Pilot magazine February 2003.
      while driving

      I have to say that I really love those little rumble strip things on the sides of roads. ... Especially for those times when you've been working 16hr days for 2 weeks straight, trying to get your mail system rebuilt ...

        I once fell asleep driving home from work (1 hour drive after several 16 hour days...) and woke up on the shoulder. Heading for a Jersey barrier. Luckily, I missed the crash. I was also very wide awake after that.

        emc

        At that time [1909] the chief engineer was almost always the chief test pilot as well. That had the fortunate result of eliminating poor engineering early in aviation.

        —Igor Sikorsky, reported in AOPA Pilot magazine February 2003.
Re: I mostly sleep...
by margulies (Friar) on Sep 12, 2006 at 19:37 UTC
    I just sleep wherever i fall when Im drunk....
Re: I mostly sleep...
by shenme (Priest) on Sep 13, 2006 at 01:47 UTC
    ... any time I'm not staring at a screen. Fortunately for driving purposes the 'windscreen' counts.

    Everywhere else I fall asleep easily. Last time at the dentist (they like to impress clients with their "extra care" and so these days are into taking blood pressure) I impressed them with 72/56. The first couple appointments they thought I was kidding that at least there I can get some sleep. How could dental work compare to the pain at work...?

Re: I mostly sleep...
by rdm (Hermit) on Sep 13, 2006 at 02:25 UTC
    Other missing options:
    o on a waterbed
    o in a waterbed (for you niads out there)
    o when I'm dead (thanks Warren!)

    Me?
    On a waterbed, with my wife, listening to the frogs, and watching the stars.

    -Reality might not get out of Beta today. (O.Timas, "Bot")
Re: I mostly sleep...
by doran (Deacon) on Sep 13, 2006 at 06:00 UTC
    On my couch.
Re: I mostly sleep...
by poqui (Deacon) on Sep 13, 2006 at 16:59 UTC
    I find it a constant struggle to stay awake; even with the chemical modification of my metabolism.

    Modifications:
    Caffeine (Coffee, Espresso, Chai, black English tea)
    Music (Techno, Rock, Experimental, Klesmer, Funk)
    getting up and walking around
Re: I mostly sleep...
by PerlBear (Hermit) on Sep 14, 2006 at 04:02 UTC
    I mostly sleep using perl // allow perl to sleep for me :)
    #!/usr/bin/perl sleep(28800);
Re: I mostly sleep...
by Smaug (Pilgrim) on Sep 14, 2006 at 06:58 UTC
    I have a two month old daughter. Everybody says "Sleep when the baby sleeps", but I have to work some time and she sleeps during the day, so now I never sleep!!!!

    HELP !!!! I'm going mad!!!
      Perfect! Things are going just as they ought.

      'Everybody says "Sleep when the baby sleeps"'

      As any parent will tell you, this is impossible: babies only sleep when their parents are awake. The only way around this is to have the grandparents come over, and go to a hotel. This only works with grandparents. Aunts, uncles, cousins, and unrelated baby sitters do not have this magical property.

      Of course, when the parents come back the baby, being well rested, is once again prepared to keep his or her parents awake. And God help those who have twins, triplets, or any other multiples. Then, the babies switch back and forth so they're not sleep-deprived by keeping mom and dad up.

      emc

      At that time [1909] the chief engineer was almost always the chief test pilot as well. That had the fortunate result of eliminating poor engineering early in aviation.

      —Igor Sikorsky, reported in AOPA Pilot magazine February 2003.
Re: I mostly sleep...
by nimdokk (Vicar) on Sep 14, 2006 at 16:16 UTC
    Hmm, I guess I also mostly sleep with "my cat on my head" (I should have a picture taken of this :-D
Re: I mostly sleep...
by planetscape (Canon) on Sep 15, 2006 at 10:17 UTC

    I chose "on a bed with a firm mattress", since I sleep in a cave on top of a large hoard of gold, jewels, magical weapons, and the gnawed bones of unwary adventurers. ;-)

    planetscape
      ... surely i can get that +10 dancing sword out from there, as long as i dont trip over on anything. i went for the boring `hard mattress' option, although mine is a double innerspring, and it's 6' above the floor (and about 3' from the ceiling)
      will: do{ perl programing } for ($cash);

        the dragon bequeaths f00li5h one Ring of Agility +3 in recognition of bravery, but readies the ketchup bottle just in case...

        planetscape

      It's probably my fault that the options aren't clear but I think that counts as "on a mattress on the floor" because the treasure is not in a bed, but on the floor of the cave.

Re: I mostly sleep...
by sweetblood (Parson) on Sep 16, 2006 at 19:00 UTC
    with my face on my keyboard. You don't think that may have anything to do with my sore back, do you?

    Sweetblood

Re: I mostly sleep...
by BrentDax (Hermit) on Sep 19, 2006 at 08:15 UTC
    ...on my stupidly comfortable waterbed.

    =cut
    --Brent Dax
    There is no sig.

Re: I mostly sleep...
by Discipulus (Deacon) on Sep 19, 2006 at 11:37 UTC
    until($my_wife->is_warming_bed){sleep 300} $me->wake_up('grunt'); exit;
Re: I mostly sleep...
by Milamber (Beadle) on Sep 19, 2006 at 11:57 UTC
    ...on week nights. Weekends it's time for all those hours spent playing pacman as a kid to drive me into the night seeking dark rooms and monotonous music.
Re: I mostly sleep...
by Smaug (Pilgrim) on Sep 19, 2006 at 15:22 UTC
    on my Text-Embed?
Re: I mostly sleep...
by kwaping (Priest) on Sep 19, 2006 at 17:01 UTC
    ... with my son sleeping perpendicularly to me, between my wife and I, kicking me in the face and ribs all night. :/

    ---
    It's all fine and dandy until someone has to look at the code.
Re: I mostly sleep...
by kiseok7 (Beadle) on May 08, 2008 at 16:58 UTC
    on a bed with a firm mattress ;)

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