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I don't know what happened today. I got a decent amount of sleep last night but today I just feel so tired! My lower lids feel like they're dragging down and my eyes feel sore. I'm on the late shift these days so I end up going home and staying up no later than 2 am... I sort of sleep in... cats you see?

Then there's Luna. I really only remember being startled awake but the loudest meow - the equivalent of a human shouting - but I feel like I heard her tear into the room, claws digging into the carpet.

Anyway. I might actually go home and crawl into bed and read and fall asleep. Maybe I'll feel better tomorrow. I almost wonder if I've caught something. My shoulders felt a bit odd but maybe I'm thinking too hard. I just want my bed. I want this shift to be over.

It's been a lot warmer these past couple weeks. Snows almost completely gone. We have a couple days of good sunshine but ever since it's been cloudy and whenever I got to work it seems like it's always raining. The nights are dark and cool. Last night was especially foggy and a little misty. Hard to wear glasses in that kind of weather so I opted for short-term blindness. I'm not that blind, just everything is fuzzy but I can 'see' well enough.

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You just have to love those MEOW alarm clocks - Feed me!
In case you are coming down with something - have a couple of shots of whiskey before you do go to bed. Might kill whatever bug and help you snooze.
standready on Thu Mar 17, 2016 5:35 pm
I've never really taken shots of hard liquor. I've probably had 2 shots in my life right now. I forget where my friends saw it but the four horsemen is what I had. It was oddly easy to take. I was shocked. Although the male friends in our group shuddered and made faces. The ladies just looked at them with the "can't take you anywhere" expression... or something like that. Maybe we missed something in the drink who knows!

On a more serious note. Recommendations? I know nothing of this world.
TheGremlyn on Fri Mar 18, 2016 2:13 am
Well if you mix the whiskey with some ice cream for a nice milk shake - a Don Pedro - maybe that would be a different kettle of fish completely. You'll get hooked quite fast on whiskey. Particularly after a nice meal. Razz

Here's a recipe for the drink:

PS: I noticed it's got one of my favourite whiskeys - Bell's.
deanhills on Fri Mar 18, 2016 11:39 am
That looks kind of nice. It's a good thing I have a blender now too so I could make this. I would ditch the cherry and use grated chocolate though. Those cherries freak me out. And I saw how they were made and it's like I somehow knew why I wouldn't like them before I knew that.
TheGremlyn on Fri Mar 18, 2016 3:04 pm
I would recommend Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey (33% alcohol) so it has a kick. Product of Canada so you should have no problem locating. I have a couple shots when I feel I might be coming down with a bug. Feel better, TG.

@ Dean
I will have to look to see if any places around here have that on their menu.
standready on Fri Mar 18, 2016 6:56 pm
Oh I definitely know about Fireball Whiskey. I also really don't like cinnamon. It's necessary in some baking but I do not like it otherwise. There was a whiskey that had the taste of maple syrup, that was good Very Happy lol! I want to say it was Red Stag by Jim Beam. I miiiight actually have this bottled tucked away somewhere. My friend poured me a shot ages ago and wouldn't let me leave until I had it.
TheGremlyn on Sat Mar 19, 2016 1:39 am
Yes, Jim Beam does make a maple flavored whiskey as well as Cinnamon, Honey Tea, Spiced and Black Cherry. Jim Beam is 40% alcohol so really be careful as that is quite a punch for someone that is not use to alcohol.
standready on Sat Mar 19, 2016 4:15 pm
Well. I have Jim Beam. But my friend left me with the Black Cherry flavour. Bleh! If it had of been maple I might have had a taste. :-/
TheGremlyn on Sun Mar 20, 2016 5:40 pm
Actually, alcohol is not a sleep aid.

Alcohol helps induce sleep, so people thought they slept well, but they did not.
Alcohol is more disruptive to sleep, particularly in the second half of the night.

People use alcohol as sleep aid will not be able to enter the rapid eye movement (REM) sleep status.
This REM is the more mentally restorative type of sleep.
Disruptions in REM sleep may cause daytime drowsiness, and poor concentration.

Other than that, alcohol acts as a muscle relaxant, too.
It will suppresses breathing or pauses in breathing.

There are some sleep aids

1. Get regular exercise, but no later than a few hours before bed.
2. Avoid caffeine, alcohol, or nicotine in the evening.
3. Reserve the bed for sleeping only, and it makes brain to relax.
4. Keep your bedroom at a cool temperature.
5. Set regular wake and bed times.
6. Avoid distractions while sleeping - people, pets, phone calls
rx9876 on Mon Mar 21, 2016 4:26 am
I've been wanting to recommend a whiskey to you ever since you started the thread and for the life of me just couldn't remember the name. I find it a really lovely taste. Quite sweet and unique - yet very warming - like it lives up to its name.

It's called Southern Comfort and when I finally found the name Googled it, and looks as though it originated in New Orleans. Anything coming from New Orleans for me must taste good. Razz
deanhills on Mon Mar 21, 2016 8:28 pm
I don't drink much. I'm usually a 2 drink person, assuming an average percentage of alcohol although I tend to keep those around 5% or more. There's a place around here that brings in a lot of unique beers, ales, ciders, lots of stuff. So I might just have the one drink with a few small glasses of water. If we're there long enough I'll have a second. I just tend to enjoy the drinks they have there. I think I get more out of the flavour of their drinks than I do wine or coffee!

I feel like the menu should be longer than this... I mean, it's a long paper menu, folded at each column and it's double sided!

I will obviously point out I don't indulge in grossly expensive drinks here! I would never spend almost $50 on one drink!! The Rochefort 10 was probably the first drink I had here and I may have made the mistake of ordering a second... Before noticing the percentage... I had jelly legs coming out of there but I still managed to talk home! The Kasteel Donker is another. Pretty dark but tastiest all right when I had it. I think I have a preference for sour ales though. There's another that I was complimented on my choice (apparently it paired well with lamb?). I'm not sure I recall what it was but I remember it was almost completely wrapped in foil and he poured half the drink as is then said to swirl the bottle for the last half because there was a sediment in the beer and it basically altered the flavour a bit. They were right. But it was good.

I think I drink slow enough that I go from giddy to sleepy. Happens over almost 2 hours I'd say. The first drink is always giddy, then somewhere along the second we turn into Sleepy. So I don't bother having more because I don't want to be sick or anything and I am just focused on finding my bed. I can't say how well I sleep or don't sleep. For 3 nights I recorded myself sleeping and I was a bit more regular when I slept. But I could hear myself tossing about, turning frequently. Even my Fitbit backed that up. I'm just a restless sleeper. It would be an interesting experiment to see what my Fitbit might take and what I might record if I had a couple drinks and then went to sleep. How might that turn out?

As for Southern Comfort. It has been a while since I've heard that name. I was probably 19 when I had people drinking that. Wasn't into anything except coolers by that point (now I can't even stand those). I'm not sure if I'd try that one or not... We'll see. I'll have to take a gander throug the aisle of the LCBO and see what is there. Stock heavily depends on the store I got to of course. Irritating that way but not all buildings are the same size... Pity.
TheGremlyn on Tue Mar 22, 2016 6:32 am

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