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What do you do when you have trouble falling asleep?

Asked at Massachusetts Street on June 21, 2011

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Photo of Kelsi Jennings

“I count in Spanish to 100. Sometimes backwards.”

Photo of Rachel Burke

“Sometimes I’ll get up and walk around, get a drink of water and try to go back to sleep.”

Photo of Seth Roberts

“Watch TV.”

Photo of Molly Maguire

“Count sheep.”


RoeDapple 4 years ago

Troll for maroons . . . doesn't take long . .

RoeDapple 4 years ago

"Urban Dictionary"

maroon; A term of derision often uttered by Bugs Bunny when referring to an interaction with a dopey adversary. It is a mispronunciation of the word "Moron"

"What a Maroon!" "Will ya get a load of this maroon"

RoeDapple 4 years ago

autie (anonymous) says… "cast and reel, cast and reel, cast and reel. Strike! reel,reel,reel. Remove hook, place in basket. And again. cast and reel, cast and reel, cast and reel."

Thanks autie. That describes what I do here to a "t"

RoeDapple 4 years ago

"What do you do when you have trouble falling asleep?"

I don't have trouble falling asleep. The voices keep waking me.

RoeDapple 4 years ago

Do you ever wake up with a song goin' through your head, no reason for it but you just can't shake it? Then you kinda wait, thinking maybe you'll have a revelation and it will all make sense. . . . but it never does . . .

♫Anybody here seen my old friend John? Can you tell me where he's gone? He freed a lot of people, But it seems the good they die young. I just looked around and he's gone.♫

LadyJ 4 years ago

Actually have that 45 laying around somewhere.

verity 4 years ago

LadyJ, for a second I thought you were talking about a revolver. Seemed like that solution was a little radical.

Sheryl Wiggins 4 years ago

dork laugh I do that exact same thing. Then I get up and get a Tylenol PM

kateku 4 years ago

I do the same thing! There is a fine time line for correct Tylenol PM consumption. You have to take it early enough that it won't disrupt your ability to hear the alarm.

trinity 4 years ago

i'm about 3/4 of the way through that book-can't stomach more than a few pages at a time. disgusting, the entire lot of them.

LadyJ 4 years ago

Watching tv puts me out. Got some of those new fangled tvs and I just set it to go off in an hour so it doesn't stay on half the night.

LogicMan 4 years ago

It is very handy that you earth hairless apes sleep. That makes it easy for my and other species to sneak in and do experiments on you.

looza 4 years ago

I ask my wife to talk to puts me right out!

Scott Morgan 4 years ago

ditto, then I shudder silently until the light of morning saves me.

RoeDapple 4 years ago

Just for the record I have never intentionally scared the bejeesus out of any street walkers by presumptuous molestation due to my inner creepiness when I turn into an attack dog.

RoeDapple 4 years ago

LadyJ - I have a couple of .45's laying around here too . . .

. . for when the aliens bring their probes . .

K_Verses_The_World 4 years ago

Nobody can get no sleep There’s someone on everyone’s toes But when Quinn the Eskimo gets here Ev’rybody’s gonna wanna doze

RoeDapple 4 years ago

Knew a guy like that. Work, work, work, night and day, type A (actually AAAA). Claimed he would retire a multi-millionaire by age 45. Brain aneurysm got him at 41. The wife and kids did okay though.

somedude20 4 years ago

Masturbation. Great time to meet the stranger again or

If it is before 2:00AM I will head down to Brothers and just drink what is left on the bar and pass out about 20 minutes later. Do not know how it works but I forget most of the night and wake up feeling like I was drugged but hey, it works

rockchalker52 4 years ago

I try to make out the shape of the ceiling fan in the dark while mentally quoting Ol' Ben Franklin. "Early to bed, early to rise...healthy, wealthy & wise." Attaining one out of three is a start, I guess. I fall asleep thinking about the other two. I don't know if the national bird should be the turkey, but I'd be ok with it for either major political party. You see! It's working, isn't it? Give it a try, Ben's a snooze.

gccs14r 4 years ago

I want to know what number Kelsi starts from when she counts backwards to 100 in Spanish.

Flap Doodle 4 years ago

I make myself a margarita. The rim of the glass is salted with the bitter tears of disappointed progressives.

somedude20 4 years ago

you sure it is just the tears from the "disappointed progressives" that leaves a "salted" taste in your mouth?

RoeDapple 4 years ago

Dillon's North Topeka today, reg. gas $3.24 . . . .02 less with Dillon card

Who controls (fixes) the price of gas in Lawrence?

Kent Fisher 4 years ago

RoeDapple...You're material is priceless! Keep it up!

RoeDapple 4 years ago

<<<< writer's block in 3...2...

Kent Fisher 4 years ago

Actually, I was baiting you. Caught you Hook, Line, and Sinker! Touche!

Now stop fishing for trolls!

RoeDapple 4 years ago

I'll get back with you when I get over the writer's block


RoeDapple 4 years ago

How's that blog coming? Oh yeah "There are no posts here yet."

KUHOOPS . . . It's what I do. No one has to read what I write, but trolls seem to think they owe it to me to respond. It got you talking to me . . . didn't it


BigPrune 4 years ago

i video tape city commission meetings, then replay them if i can't sleep.

pace 4 years ago

I read. Don't call me until noon.

Liberty275 4 years ago

Sit around being bored, mostly.

centrist1 4 years ago

Turn the TV on to faux news and have nightmares.

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