Dry have you ever tried sleeping tablets?
Dry have you ever tried sleeping tablets?
Well. I feel terrible. I've been LK running for about 5 hours now. 1 gul, 1 vex, 2 ists. I'm over the 1,000 flawless gem mark in my stash. With about 500 perfects already made. I feel like.. connected to my computer. I know how long I can close my eyes while each run loads up. I know how many clicks it takes between each chest. I know that the second chest is the chest I have to watch out for poofing items. Chests hardly poof from their items alone, it's only the huts with 2 chests in them that matter. And if you're going from left to right, that's the only case where you have to watch out for poofing items. Because if you're going right to left in the double chest huts, all the items on the second chest display because the game prioritizes items on the left top side of the screen.
Anyways. I don't feel good. I feel like getting 2 bers is going to take absolutely ages. Maybe I'll get lucky. The good part about so many LK runs is that my portfolio of mid level runes is really looking good. Lotsa puls, mals, fals, 5 ums, buncha ists, tonsa lems. Dunno why but I love lems. Even the name is satisfying to me. lem lem lem. But with my luck it's been so crappy. Vex is my highest drop in nearly 20 hours. Need a lot of vexes to make a ber. 16. :( Gonna go smoke some death sticks.
Long arse sleep rant - sleep for me comes up every couple of months when it peaks, and then it eases up. I know I've posted sleep rants before, and I will again. Just hitting the peak at the moment, which absolutely wrecks me physically and mentally, but will ease again soon.
SpoilerBriefly tried sleeping tablets, but I disagree with them for a few reasons.
Doctors don't have a clue in regards to this; their method for brands/doses/effectiveness is based on trial and error, all the while, costing a fortune. And the brands that I did try (along time ago, but still...) did nothing.
Secondly, many don't give you the quality sleep. They knock you unconscious, which isn't true sleep.
I'm not sure what stage I am at now, but I know I don't get the quality of sleep. I can sleep for 8 hours, and wake up tired. I can sleep for 5 or 10 hours, and wake up tired. I don't believe I get the quantity my body requires either, as I go to bed at ~9/9:30, waking up at 5:30 - minus time it takes to get to sleep, and disturbed wakings, probably 7-8 hours.
Then there's the part of me which doesn't fall asleep readily - it can take 30mins-1hour+ to fall asleep, although I reckon it's usually around 30-40 minutes. Not currently experiencing, but other times (and not uncommon,) I just won't fall asleep, and I get up and check my mobile to find I've been lying awake for 2 hours. And staying asleep is also a problem, as right now I'm at a phase where I wake up several times at night. At the moment, I'm drifting back readily, but all that adds up to a disturbed sleep which doesn't do what sleep is supposed to.
On weekends, I get around 10 hours sleep, and am still tired.
Basically, I've always had some trouble or other sleeping, including various forms of insomnia (quality, quantity, falling asleep, staying asleep or keeping a normal sleeping regime,) but feeling like it should be Friday arvo on Monday morning just plain sucks. I'm so glad it's a four day week, cos if I don't sleep well tonight, I'm probably going to feel pretty bad... I just sorta live with it.
Finished the second book of Eragon, and I somewhat predicted the final 'twist' way back. It was fairly obvious anyway. It's not a bad book, but it isn't great either. The language/writing style is still very simplistic, but the author throws in quite large words every now and then, which feel more like showing off than using the word for its meaning. Simplistic writing isn't bad as such, as the author does have a decent story, but compared with other writers who really weave a story, it doesn't have that finished polish.
Also, as with many books, there are whole chapters you can skip over without missing too much story. You can clearly see when you can start skimming and ignoring details though.
Oh, and ND - mate, take a break. You're going to burn out quickly if you keep running like that. Most of us here have burnt out at some point or another from running too much, and it turns more into a habit than goal/reward/relax/enjoyment. And from a couple comments you've made, I'd say you've already burnt yourself out, and just haven't thought about it yet. :(
Anyway, I'm off to bed. Night bar. Enjoy your mondayitis as much as you can.
Last edited by Drystan; 03-09-2012 at 10:45.
ND - Read above! Either take a break from D2 altogether or just mix things up and between say 50 runs do a few pit runs or whatever, I constantly run outta patience doing solid running, just mix things up and take a break, you dont want RSI either.
Dry - I also tried tablets once and agree you dont get a 'quality sleep' . My number one thing for sleep if you find it hard to get off is listen to some relaxing music, or atleast something with little to no vocals in it, so then your mind is on the music and with no lyrics to put RL situations to you can just drift into a daydream of sorts and eventually fall asleep, Ive used this before and find it a great idea.
If you like trance music I find ferry corsten to be a good 'bedtime' artist for me, listen to galaxia by him, takes me to the land of nod everytime.
rant about people
I hate people
I hate stupid people especially
I hate stupid violent people the most
almost got really hit by one of those brainfree muscleheads on steroids while shopping for groceries becasue he thought i was driving to fast .... with my bicycle
it seems he thought his little daughter was in danger - but nothing happends - and if your 3 year old kid is trolling on the bike lane you are supposed to watch out or take her by the hand, or?
Well lucky me there were bystanders and civil courage is still not extinct so someone said somthings- musclehead got even more enraged,
In the end i more or less fled - well stupid me - I was to stubborn to just say it was my fault even if it wasn't (because nothing happend - at all) if i did this in the first place i might have gone without knees like yellow.
I really feared he would smash my glasses into my face.
I think i am still under adrenaline shock ....
wow ND you really are doing a lot of uns - why don't you take it slow - mat some of your sorcs - be part in a tournament or so
hmm dry can't help you with your sleeping problems - you probably already looked at all possibilities - otherwise i would say try a different bed or location and another sleeping position - i for my part sleep crappy on my back but wonderful on my stomach - if i haven't eaten to much that is
oh yeah the eragon books ... they aren't to bad - the end is nice i think but i don't want to spoil it for you
all in all there are better books - but also a lot worse ... on some parts i felt like he .. well .. borrowed ideas rather freely from other fantasy books
2 guls since last post.
The human mind and motivation have always been really interesting topics to me. What makes some people fail while others succeed? Can anyone be good at anything given the proper time spent and effort? I always wanted to be a famous musician. I feel like I could have been great. My family is all music educators, which is what I went to school for. I was always top notch within my program, one of the best in my class. My roommate and I (he plays bass, I played trombone for my degree) decided we were going to get more serious than we already were. Which is saying a lot, we were playing our instruments about 10 hours a day already.
Well summer rolls around and we decide no jobs. We set up this very stringent routine. After all, why should someone else be better than us? We have the background, we've spent the time, and we'll spend more time than anyone else. I'm almost certain I could have done it. By the end of the summer I decided that it wasn't for me. I'm not so sure that was the right decision. Being a great artist would have been a fantastic life, but I decided that I was okay being an educator instead, making a whatever salary and living a simple, safe life with good insurance and a good family. Absolutely nothing wrong with that, in fact it's still my plan and I'm very happy with the choices I've made. He moved to chicago to play and he's doing so so. Not so sure he's doing that well, and he was always more devoted than I was.
The point of all this is, when I reach what I consider my limit, I think, "Is this really the limit? Are you telling yourself this is the limit? What will happen if you push harder?"
I ran my first mile november of 2009. I was in college. It was a whim. I had seen the ironman competition from hawii on television, and seeing those people complete something so great was inspiring for me to say the least. Within the first month I was running 5 miles a day. Within the first year I had run 13 half marathons. I'm still planning on doing that ironman competition. I'll be 26, that's the goal I set and that's when I'll do it.
Is it just mindset and attitude? Makes me wonder. Anyways, when I set a goal I really go after it until it's complete. I guess that's the long story long of why I'm pushing so hard at LK. It's for the greater goal of achieving a childhood goal left behind. I'm almost certain I can complete it quickly and move on to the next one. That's why I won't be around this forum long. It'll be the next thing I want to do. My whole life has been like that. Instead of being spectacular at one thing, I think it's far more interesting to be just so-so at lots of fun ****.
Edit: Wall of Text crits you for over 9000. It's super effective!
Last edited by NorthDakota; 03-09-2012 at 11:34.
Wow, lots of walls 'o text!
rax's wife kicking a kid is kinda funny, but the aftermath is even more funny. I also think Tae Kwon Do is silly.
I've never taken any sleeping pills or anything, never needed them. I am very tired this morning, but that's just because I didn't get to bed until 11:30 last night.
ND: the power of the human mind is very interesting indeed. Sounds like you're a bit obsessive compulsive, and I don't say that in a bad or mean way.
isn't everyone who is running for a tyraels or a Zod a little OCD?
and isn't ocd the new sexy ??
*brings sexy back*
*sips Crab juice*
Running D2 on a Mac? This guide answers many questions. If it's tl;dr pm me: I'll help.
*returns it to Usher*