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  1. chasingembers

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    I am an insomniac. I sleep maybe 3-4 hours a day, and that if I'm lucky which is why some of you may see me active on the forum at all hours of the day. Decided to do some more after Christmas cleanup, when my Christmas stocking fell to the floor with a "bang". I reached inside, and found a treasure that some she-elf had apparently hidden there, and forgotten about. Will have to thank her when she wakes for the tin of Pelican. Going to smoke some now.

    Damnation seize my soul if I give you quarters, or take any from you.
    -Edward Teach
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    A nice surprise to find in the bottom of a stocking enjoy.

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    It's pairing very well with a morning cup of Lapsang Souchong tea. Very wintery.

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    Enjoy it, Duane.

    Javan
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    If you can get by with little sleep, I consider that a blessing. More life. Cool stocking stuffer from a she-elf who knows you well, apparently.

    "My own experience has been that the tools I need for my trade are paper, tobacco, food, and a little whiskey." -- William Faulkner

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    Nice find... but that's not enough sleep my friend. A lot of research in the past 10+/- years demonstrates exactly why sleep is so important.

    I had a similar problem. I couldn't sleep. The problem was eventually resolved my increasing my Dopamine levels. I take a nice dose of Wellbutrin each morning.

    One side effect: Helps keep me in a great mood.

    A man that hoards up riches and enjoys them not, is like an ass that carries gold and eats thistles.
    -Richard Burton
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    A lot of research in the past 10+/- years demonstrates exactly why sleep is so important.

    No doubt, but people need different amounts of sleep.

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    Great little elf you've got there!

    I find myself sitting idly on the line dividing past and future,
    as if I could kill time without injuring eternity. -- Thoreau
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  9. chasingembers

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    I knew there was a reason I've kept her around for 17 years.

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    Now that's what I call the end to a perfect Christmas! Ah. Sleep is a conundrum. Too much is supposed to be hard on your heart, all that horizontal pumping. Too little has many potential problems. Individuals have widely different needs physically and/or psychologically. I felt lucky my family had some respect for sleep, didn't drag everyone out of bed before dawn. Sometimes when people drink too much or work too hard, it is because they have been taught to refuse to go to sleep when their body tells them to. Both my wives (I was a widower, now remarried) were/are night owls more than larks (early risers), so comparatively I'm the early riser, though no crack-of-dawn guy either. I go to bed a little later than I'd like, but try to average eight hours sleep, which is comfortable for me. What your physiological needs are, what your wants are, what your body will let you do, what your family allows -- so many factors. Sleep clinics can help, but they also tend to see and diagnose what they know how to treat. I think it takes some research and searching to find help if you feel you need it. My sister had sleep problems, so she started a pre-dawn literary career, and a commendable bibliography.

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    I cherish my sleep. As I do my unavoidable daily nightcap that helps bring drowsiness. And no, I don't mean the Dunhill thing.

    Not the sweet, new grass with flowers is this harvesting of mine;
    Not the upland clover bloom...
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    Ah, the ever-elusive Pelican, quack quack!

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    Didn't have the heart to tell her I have several tins, but wandering how and where she found it.

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    Nice pipe colouring well! Not tried that tobacco, let us know what you think about it.

    A pipe is the fountain of contemplation, the source of pleasure, the companion of the wise ☪️
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    Not tried that tobacco, let us know what you think about it.

    To me it is an Oriental/Virginia forward blend with the latakia in the background, which is where I like it, grassy, sour/sweet with just a touch of leather. I really like this one. The smoke has a full palpable texture that one can chew while smoking, and no drying was required as the tin moisture is perfect.

    Posted 1 year ago #
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    Great discovery, Cap'n! And an extremely thoughtful gift from Santa's Li'l Helper. I hope you're enjoying it, and that both of you have a wonderful New Year.

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    You and yours as well Jeffrey. And Santa's helper that visited you with that Ardor is quite the thoughtful little elf as well!

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    We're doin' somethin' right! I think it has something to do with putting the toilet seat down...

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    Delayed gratification

    Arrrrr, shiver me timbers! International Talk Like a Pirate Day is September the 19th!!!
    Brothers Of The Black Frigate
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    I think it has something to do with putting the toilet seat down...

    Or wiping it off!

    Delayed gratification

    Posted 1 year ago #

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