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Magic missile! [Oct. 19th, 2010|07:35 am]
Zoethe
After a week and change of miserable nights, and right on the penultimate eve of getting darkening shades installed, last night I hit upon a temporary solution (involving fleece blankets and lots of binder clips) to plunge our bedroom into blissful darkness. No sleep-disturbing light leakage from the either the neighbor's neglected porch light or the bright halogen security lamps in the halogen station up the street. Once I got to sleep, I STAYED asleep, and hallelujah.

I got up this morning before Ferrett, and did a decent job of dressing by feel. But then I had to find my shoes, so I opened the door and turned on the hall light. I decided to throw some things down the laundry chute while I was at it.

From the bed, a very sleepy Ferrett muttered, "Ho-honey! Why is the door wide open?" In other words, why is all that light coming in?

And I had to stifle my laughter, grab my shoes, and get out of there. Because, yes, my geek friends, I realized that I had, indeed, done it:

I had attacked the darkness.
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[User Picture]From: firebirdgrrl
2010-10-19 11:36 am (UTC)
That is Geek Metal Awesome:)
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2010-10-19 11:57 am (UTC)
I was pretty pleased.
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[User Picture]From: fallconsmate
2010-10-19 12:11 pm (UTC)
You attacked, defeated, and made it do your bidding! :D
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[User Picture]From: theferrett
2010-10-19 12:17 pm (UTC)
Hee!
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[User Picture]From: veedub
2010-10-19 02:54 pm (UTC)
uhh, ya know, there's a simpler method for attacking the dark: wear an eyeshade.
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[User Picture]From: theferrett
2010-10-19 03:27 pm (UTC)
And then try to sleep with something STRAPPED TO YOUR FACE all night. Simpler by far, with the unwanted side effect of "not getting any sleep."
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[User Picture]From: roaming
2010-10-19 08:21 pm (UTC)
I especially love my CPAP when the weather gets colder, and then it begins to create more moisture and I awaken at 4:00 am with streams running down the side of my face into the pillow. Sooo much fun!
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[User Picture]From: veedub
2010-10-19 10:12 pm (UTC)
funny, i do it every night, and in the colder months i also have a knitted cap on my head...

but that's probably waaay too much information.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2010-10-19 10:42 pm (UTC)
I'm impressed. I can sleep with a hat if it's camping and really cold, but otherwise I can barely stand to sleep in jammies.
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[User Picture]From: veedub
2010-10-19 10:48 pm (UTC)
and now i'm gonna have to add a mouth guard because i have taken to biting the inside of my cheek while i sleep. if any burglars break in at night my costume will scare them away for sure...
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2010-10-19 11:04 pm (UTC)
Good heavens; I may go as you for Halloween.
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[User Picture]From: veedub
2010-10-19 11:46 pm (UTC)
i could go as myself :D
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2010-10-19 04:56 pm (UTC)
No, no. I attacked the darkness by letting in light.

And eyeshades sound spiffy, but I am certain that I would not be able to sleep with one - I'm very sensitive to things on my face.
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[User Picture]From: weds
2010-10-19 06:18 pm (UTC)
Win! :D
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[User Picture]From: roaming
2010-10-19 08:20 pm (UTC)
You have a laundry chute! Oh, my kingdom for a laundry chute!

(And then a chute that goes in the opposite direction too!)
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2010-10-19 08:21 pm (UTC)
I love love love my laundry chute. It's one of the wonderful things about my house.

Speaking of which, gotta go get clothes out of the dryer.
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[User Picture]From: miripanda
2010-10-20 08:52 pm (UTC)
WHERE'S THE MOUNTAIN DEW?!?!
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2010-10-20 09:36 pm (UTC)
I wasn't even getting drunk!
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