MENTAL NOTE

Though we cannot make our sun stand still, yet we will make him run.
Blue, resist the urge to use facebook. You can do it. Good luck.
Cats and dogs can be friends. So can cowboys and indians. So can we.
Why try to be the best when there's no hierarchy in heaven?

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Couch Jockeys Beware

So I was thinking... there's an 11.5 year difference between me and the beautiful woman that is sleeping upstairs. That either means I'm a fool or a total stud. I'd like to think it means I'm a stud. A blue stud. A handsome 44-year-young blue stud who means business, that's right. Say it like you mean it, RC. But if I'm such an S.T.U.D., how come I'm sleeping on the couch?

Sound questions aplenty when the party's over before it's even started: yesterday was my birthday and I still got to sleep on the couch. What's that all about, Mister? Well, the buzzword is hippo-snoring. You may have heard of it. As in literally, for my hippo-snoring is so sophisticated chances are you can hear me crystal clear all the way across the big lake. I know my Bollywood princess can. The one sleeping upstairs. Did I mention there's a drop-dead gorgeous woman sleeping upstairs? She's so gorgeous I think she's wearing makeup when in actual fact she is not. If anyone should be wearing makeup, it should be me. Amen.

I need to solve this snoring business. I wonder if Manzanita knows a herb that makes me sleep like the Sleeping Beauty. I wonder if there's a magic Kitty Cat rhyme to break the snoring spell from hell. Amen plus one. Hey, Shoes, let me sniff those sneakers of yours so my Hippo takes a permanent hike. No? Maybe Jules can lure Mr Hippoman away from me. She's so beautiful the only thing she needs to do is wink. I know, I'm pretty desperate. Couch jockeys beware: this could happen to you too. I may be your future. So now I feel it's my responsibility to shield you from my blue hippo fate. I need a shield. Where's Reagan when you need him? I'm just saying it could happen to you too. It all starts with an innocent snore. ZZZZ. Nothing like the tremors I now produce. Hello Mr Earth Worm. Just ZZZZ. But then you turn 40 and ZZZZ turns into

ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ
RRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR
ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ
RRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR
COUGH! COUGH! SNORE
BIEBER BIEBER ZZZZZZ

Yes, you may end up sounding like Bieber on steroids. The horror! It happened to me. So here's the plan. I need to design stealth mode earplugs that I will secretly insert into Angie's delicate ears (she refuses to wear earplugs, how rude!). They will include Bluetooth connectivity, motion sensor-enabled capabilities and voice control. They will switch on automatically when that first ZZZZ escapes from my blue respiratory structures, crosses the space between moi and Mrs Blue with the sole intention of waking her up and making me look bad. My voice controlled Anti Hippo 1.0 will outsmart my snore. Ha!

Or I could find a way to stop snoring. Good point.

Q, any ideas that might work for me? Anyone? Hello?


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107 comments:

  1. Blue I am sure u have checked into the machines that people with apnea have. They help breathing which helps snoring. Hope u get back into bed with the Bollywood Princess.

    I will stick with the Professor. He is a good bed mate. No snoring. And he is a cuddler. And like to sleep with fan on.

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    1. There's no need for those for I already know what's causing my relentless hippo-snoring: sarco. It's something I have been trying to learn to live with for the past, what, three years, unsuccessfully most of the time.

      The Professor with a capital P. No snoring? I love him already.

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  2. Well, that is too bad that you have to sleep on the couch all the time..snoring or no snoring..if you have a drop dead gorgeous woman upstairs that you love why are you on the couch????? Just thinking out loud sleeping Bluety..I love you framed in all those red roses...just lovely Blue..hmm..what can yo do...change your position of sleep they say that helps with the snoring..hopefully, miss Bollywood gives you a comfy pillow and blanket for your nights on the couch..

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    1. Well, we're both ill, so the couch'll do just fine. I used to keep her awake all night, which made her even more tired... Yes, I do have a very comfy pillow and the best blankets in the house. I can be greedy that way ;)

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    2. Well, hope you both feel better real soon..wishing you well always sleepy Bluety..that is so funny..I might have to use that line..You need to recall you dreams Bluety..maybe, Angie will come kiss you and all your dreams will awaken..

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    3. Well, the joke's on me: I am always... always... sleepy. Why didn't I just break both my legs?

      I've not been able to recall dreams for decades. I don't think I ever will. I do day dream about being able to recall them...

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    4. Hey Bluesy,

      How are you feeling today? I hope you and Angie are on the mend..you know I care...sent you a note..

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    5. I read it. Thanks, Truedessa. No, can't say we're on the mend. Angie isn't doing too well right now. My day has been pretty okay though. Thanks for asking and caring. :)

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  3. First things first; Happy 44th Birthday!

    And a little joke to put a smile on your face - 'Because of my constant snoring my husband sometimes gets up and goes to sleep in our son's bed ... which is a bit strange seeing that he's 28 and lives 4 miles away.'

    (Found it on the net somewhere)

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    1. First things first: Thank you very much! Crikey!

      Thanks for the smile. :)

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  4. Hilarious! At least you've not given up! Say, tried any of the grandmother's remedy? Let's see! 1) Try having your head a level below your legs. It simply means having a pillow below your legs instead of your head. The guttural stops of the throat will open up and lo and behold! Air will have a clear passage. May need some skilled manoeverings when lying down before it is perfected. According to Mark Twain the fastest and easiest way to accomplish anything is to do it one thing at a time. So Blue, do this first and we'll think of the next one later!

    Hank
    PS Would like very much to have this in poetry form but it would be confusing. It already is in its present form so bid for time and see how. Btw this can be made known if it works - it is not patented!

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    1. What... no poetry from Hank the Rhyming Tank? Say it ain't so. Pinch me! Haha yeah already tried all of that. The things that I can do with pillows.... Pure poetry!

      Thanks for the nonpatented advice :)

      RC AKA Blue

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  5. OMG my heart teared up a bit when I read you slept on the couch last night too :(
    Can't Angelina just put earplugs in her ears once in a Blue moon? And enjoy Blue's moon? :)
    And you truly is the bluest of studs and the studdest of Blues....

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    1. A tear? Because you were laughing your butt off, I suppose... My moon makes a werewolf split.

      Thanks for your indelible words of comfort. ;)

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  6. The only non-medical way to prevent it is more people are likely to snore if they sleep on their back. I sleep on my stomach, and nobody has told me I snore yet in my life.

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    1. I snore... even when I'm standing. Throw me in a pool and I keep snoring like a boar on Sunday. But I'm for you, Adam. And a tad jealous....

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    2. Blue, shouldn't Adam sleep on a daisy instead on his stomach? What is your expert opinion? :)

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    3. I would say so, yeah. A Daisy or a Jasmine...

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    4. What? There is a Jasmine in his life too? Pray do share the gossip with us, we won't tell anyone.....

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    5. Of course there is... Camellia too....

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    6. what? A Jasmine, and now a Camellia too? Is a Violet next? Or maybe he has his eye on that flimsy Hyacinth?

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    7. I think so. I mean, she is a fox. A double fox.

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  7. Sleeping on your back
    Brings a snore attack
    Eating dairy before you go to bed
    Will make you snore off your head
    No exercise will make you snore
    Why? Beats me at my shore
    But it is what they say
    Beats me who are they
    Manzi may know a herb or three
    There at here sea
    But what works really good
    That I've seen when I visit that other hood
    Sleep on your side and put a fan on you full speed
    It stopped the snoring from the bull moose at the other feed
    As it helps with lack of air
    Also why some snore at their lair
    Over weight can do it too
    But don't think that applies to you

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    1. I snore because I'm ill
      Sarco is ready for the kill
      It's a drag, what can I say?
      May have to live on a couch at my bay
      Eating dairy makes me hairy
      Not even flairy
      Overweight... well ten pounds max
      I need less time to relax
      Working 80 hours a week is all
      Doc, I will soon be making that final call

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    2. 80 hours a week
      I'd send up the creek
      I'd be dead if I did that
      will all the crap at my mat

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    3. Just one more week
      And then I'll speak
      Again at my creek
      Stopping by your mat to take a peek

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  8. Here's one more vote for not sleeping on your back. Ten pounds of extra weight shouldn't make a difference...

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    1. I never sleep on my back and still I snore.... like a boar. Ten pounds of paper dough should ;)

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  9. I have the same problem. My wife just pokes me till I roll over. If she pokes me too much I tend to be aggressive...I don't remember, but she tells me I yell at her. I have a Sleep Apnea machine...in the garage, I can't wear it..Good luck, and pleasant dreams...

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    1. Hi David! Look at you... movin' n' groovin'... Your wife sounds like my wife. She tells me I swear but of course I never remember a single thing she says I said. I tell her she must've dreamed the whole thing.

      Pleasant dreams.... I wish. I never remember my dreams. I mean, at least let me enjoy my dreams! No?

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  10. My dad is a horrible snorer. I mean, REALLY bad. But my mom has pretty much found a way to deal with it. When things get unbearable, she'll wear earplugs, but overall, she's just learned to sleep through it. I think it helps when she falls asleep first. That way she doesn't have any trouble falling asleep, and now--usually--it doesn't wake her up once she's asleep.

    If it's a serious problem, there are doctors for this kind of thing. They have all kinds of treatments that can help fix the issue. Unfortunately, they can be a kind of hit and miss thing. Some of them work, some of them are just really expensive door stops...

    Happy Belated Birthday, by the way. I hope it was fantastic, and that you got the blue cake of your dreams! :)

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    1. I need to order some custom made earplugs for when I snore, things are always unbearable. Or so I'm assured. My snoring is directly related to my neverending jetlag causing me to be exhausted 24/7 and then some.

      Thanks, Candice. Good to hear from you again :) I did get that cake, alright.

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    2. Yes well, don't give up on me when I disappear from time to time. It usually just means that life requires my undivided attention for a while. I'll be back. :)

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    3. Life tends to do that to us. How rude, right?

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  11. Happy Birthday snoring bluety!! Sadly, I got no remedies for snoring. My parents both snore so I guess that worked out for them...well now they sleep in different rooms because they snore...so maybe it didn't ..uhh

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    1. Why am I not surprised? Different rooms... I knew it. Snoring Bluety... I like the sound of that.

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  12. Really?
    Sooo bad, that you must sleep on the couch?
    Really?
    Must really make your love life go "ouch"
    Really?
    Sucks.......
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. Really.
      Yep, that bad.
      Really.
      What love life? I'm exhausted 24/7.
      Really. It's called sarcoidosis and it can kill you. Well, not you but me.
      Sucks big time, alright.
      Cheers!
      Blue ;)

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    2. It's okay, Linda. I was diagnosed with s in 2011 and I'm so happy to still be alive :) And all of you kind people stopping by puts a big smile on my face :)

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  13. See an ear nose and throat doctor. They have a small surgey that can sometimes get rid of the snoring. There are also over the counter plastic mouth guards that keep your jaw pulled slightly forward so that you don't snore. I wear foam ear plugs because my hubby snores so loud.

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    1. I'm not sure I'd like to add a few more to my collection. I'm gonna try that jaw thing. I just hope I don't eat it, suffocate and die a horrible - if snoreless - death. 

      Hubbies tend to snore louder than single studs.... Now, why is that you think?

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  14. Snoring, the couch and a beautiful woman - what a great mix. I feel for you because it either me or my beautiful wife that snores and the other has to go to the couch.

    Great and funny(?) writing. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Sometimes reality is a great mix. Or mix-up... Ah... you're a couch jockey too. Life can be so cruel ;)

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  15. Willy Dunne Wooters is quite the snorer. When he spends the night, I simply take drugs that make me sleep. I seldom hear him.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. He is? Maybe I should slip some drugs in Angie's milk....

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  16. Depending on who is at the top of the age difference, it could also mean that she is a cougar ;)

    First thoughts - you might have a food allergy. My dad stopped dairy and for the most part it stopped the snoring, which you could hear many floors down previously (really.) If that doesn't work, I'd try a sleep study.

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    1. She wishes...

      No, I know what causes it. I've got a neverending jetlag causing me to be exhausted 24/7. No joke. I'm pretty sure my neighbors can hear me... I surprised you can't.

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  17. Oh, and Mr. RK is six years older than I am. Does that make him 1/2 of a stud? Just curious.

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    1. Six? I salute him. He's a definite half-stud. ;)

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  18. Hey Mr hippo...wink, wink, cheeky little smile, a beckoning of the forefinger...why don't you come with me big boy.....RESULT! Snoring stopped!

    Look here my Blue loveliness, if you weren't SNORING then you'd be BORRRRRRRING. And we can't have that. Statistics show that the most well seeded, virile and buff males ALWAYS snore. It's a deep seated instinct that is used for warning off predators from your beauties whilst you sleep. In man caves snores echoed SO loudly that it made people believe in monsters and fairytales were borne. The top twenty hottest men in Vanity mag are ALL big snorers. Be proud. :)

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    1. Oh how I admire your style... a beckoning of the forefinger… big boy… Oh my… That does it for me, I tell ya. Your words are the poetry I was hoping for. The sound of… a real woman. Thank you for that, Jules. Men who don't snore are a bore. I'll have that printed on a mug asap so I can drink my milk with a primal sense of pride.

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  19. First of all, happy belated birthday!! Secondly, I was told by my honey that I snore on occasion as well. I wish I knew what caused it! If you find out let me know too lol.

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    1. Thank you very much. Well, as far as I can tell, exhaustion plays a key role. When I'm enjoying a well-deserved vacation, I usually don't snore. That's because I'm less tired.

      Hey, thanks for stopping by.

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  20. Look Randi you know her by many times.im sure she knew you snored so
    She loves you!
    Only I can say when hubby snore I give him a little beat or move a liitle.
    Usually he stops and I come back to sleep again...so I do t know if he still sleep.
    And sometimes he say I snore too haha.
    Not matter I say is cause Im soooo tired.
    Im bad I know.
    Dont worry dear Im sure she really loves you baby!

    Pd sorry I made chicken and I remember you dont eat.
    Anyway the next post is the nutella and chocolate cake of the twins!:)

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    1. Blue, did Gloria Dear just say that she beats her hubby? :)))
      Gloria, do you beat him with a spoon or with a whisk? :)

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    2. Aw dezzy I beat only a little with my hand silly!

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    3. Gloria Dear, how are you doing today? When Angue met me, I was as fit as a Chippendale on Sunday, meaning I never snored. Oh how I miss those days. She can beat me, pinch me, yell at me... but I just keep snoring. Or so I'm told. Never trust a woman who doesn't like the sound of a real man snoring. Yeah, it's definitely related to exhaustion. 100%. Sorry to hear you're so tired. Good thing you don't have sarcoidosis, though.

      CHICKEN! Nobody calls me chicken!

      Oh wait... you made some chicken. Poor little bird.

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    4. I never call you chicken silly:)
      But now I will post the chocolate cake!

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  21. I sleep next to a snorer (he's five years older, so I'll tell him he's a stud!). I tried earplugs--didn't drown it out and half the time, they just fall out in the middle of the night. I use earbuds plugged into my iPhone that plays white noise all night from an app. Seems to work. Yes, half the time, the earbuds fall out, too, but once you're asleep, you don't care!

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    1. Hi Stephanie! How are you doing? Ah.... another stud! Five years olders than you. Good job, Mr Fellow Stud. White noise? Really? How does that work?

      Thanks for the tip.

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  22. Hey Blue
    Nice to see you
    Finally got here
    That is clear
    Belated happy birthday
    Is what I say
    No sleep for you
    Poor Mr. Blue
    A snore
    For sure
    Can keep you awake
    A remedy you take
    From Manzanita
    What could be sweeter
    So you sleep on the couch
    Then you go ouch
    Your snore wakes you up
    So breathe in a cup
    The snoring will go
    Evidently so

    Gary, Gary
    So very scary...........

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    1. Gary, Gary....
      Always flairy
      Never Dirty Hairy ;)
      Never ever scary
      Thanks for not calling me old
      Caling me young would've been bold
      Calling me old would've been cold
      You're a gentle dude
      Never rude
      Do you ever snore
      As in Snoring Fest Galore?
      Breathe in a cup
      Cute as a pup
      How's Penny Dear
      Let's have a beer
      Um... I mean milk n' stuff
      Gary, Gary... always tough

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  23. You could play loud music so no one would be able to hear you snore...
    You could wear a spacesuit... because, well, spacesuits are cool.
    You could slip something into Angie's drink each night so there's no waking her. Nah, she might find out, then you'd never snore again.

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    1. Exactly. All we need is music. Maestro!!!!
      A spacesuit.... to match my Blue Rocket. Sounds like a plan. Wonder what I'd look like in a spacesuit.

      I'd never snore again. Problem solved haha.

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    2. You'd look awesome in a spacesuit!! You know it.

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    3. Maybe I'll put everybody in a spacesuit! You'e so inspirational!

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    4. the things he would do to avoid putting himself in speedos again....

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    5. You'd go blind. I can't anything like that happening to you, Dezz.

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  24. Why do you feel the actual need to sleep together? Is there no other form of intimacy aside from cohabitative somnambulism? If there's no magical cure to your sleep apnea aside from the infinitely unfuckable CPAP mask, you may consider that loving each other doesn't necessarily have to involve sleeping in the same bed.
    Here's an article about the social misconception about sleeping in the same bed as your spouse: http://joannagoddard.blogspot.com/2014/06/why-we-sleep-together.html

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    1. Of course there is. We tapdance together, play hide and seek jungle style and sometimes I dress up as a certain Pickleope Von Pickleopeland to really spice things up. I'd only wear that mask on Hallowoon. I'll send you a picture for your collection. Thanks for the article. I'll read it on my couch tonight. It'd better be sexy ;)

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  25. I'm afraid I don't have any snoring remedies, but I must say that I think you could have a blockbuster a la Twilight with a film dramatization of the ordeal, if you include the moody, rose-framed mountainous setting.

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    1. Just don't analyze it or the whole wide world will know how scary my life really is. But... roses become me, right?

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  26. Good luck with this, Sleeping Bluety.

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  27. Many changes have occurred in a very short time period (48 hours). I have been in deep and long conversations with my sister regarding my mom's care and mental health. It is hard taking care of and making decisions about one parent's life. I am the matriarch of our family. My family looks to me for guidance and advice when it involves our family as a whole. My sister and I have come into agreement about what we will be doing with my mother's care. I asked my sister to leave the home so I could "lay down the law" with my mom. Mom was not happy with what we decided but it is for my mom's best future. Mom behaves as a child at times immature and selfish. And I told my mom "You may hate me now but I am doing these things so ur future is blessed and as peaceful as possible.". I told her u r headed for a nursing home if u do not get on board and start working with me and Jen. U r making life more difficult than it needs to be. U see I am the beyotch in the family. The heavy hand. The disciplinary. My sister is the nurse and caregiver.

    Our city is going thru havoc right now. They have just taken away some major benefits from our city employees. The police and fire r mad and they will be retaliating and very soon. I have been warned to be careful as to my safety because well the police presence will not be there. It is madness.

    The Professor my comfort and joy as always.

    I visited my grandfather's grave Saturday. He is buried next to an "Elvis". I thought it I don't know it made me smile.

    Tonight I am reading "Spiritual Literacy". It has become a Bible to me.

    And as well something else popped up Unemotional Available Men. That term describes to me someone I am familiar with and it certainly rings true of who I believe him to be.

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    1. Must be tough to have to see your child take charge while one is growing older and more dependent. But she's lucky to have you and your sister. I don't know how I would feel if I were in her situation. You're not only the disciplinarian.

      Right next to an Elvis. Well, what you you know, right? Sweet little Professor Alex.

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  28. Happy Belated Birthday, Blue. You and I are the same age for the moment. I'll be 45 next month.

    Devin and I struggled with this issue for the first few years of our marriage. As soon as he fell asleep, he snored. No matter how he was laying. And, not just snorts or cute little sounds. No. Loud and deafening. I was forced to sleep in the spare bed in my daughter's room. Finally, when he retired from the USAF, he was diagnosed with sleep apnea and now wears a CPAP mask. It works wonders! Now he only snores, (quietly) when he's on his back. It really saved our marriage - well, okay - it really let me get some solid sleep. Best of luck!!

    ~BTW - they sell mouth guards to prevent snoring but I'm not sure they really work.

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    1. Thank you, Elsie. 45... is that a fact? I bet you look younger than I do. Feel free to rub it in ;)

      If I had sleep apnea, that mask would work for me but in my case it Mr. Sarcoidosis causing a neverending jetlag plus, as a bonus, neverending exhaustion. I hope one day they'll invent a magic pill to make my blues go away just like that. BTW good to hear from you again.

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  29. A day full of emotions for me yesterday.

    After dealing with four "assholes", instead of "going off on them". I typed my emotions and what I wanted to say but I did not send it. I had never intended to send it. Just needed to get it off my chest.

    Then later on that evening, I went to Coffeehouse and I was in the freezer counting the inventory for the pastries. I hardly ever see the store manager because he works mostly days and the night crew well we know what to do and he just touches base with us. He is one cool dude. And he has by far been my favorite. He popped into the store last night and opened up the freezer and came in and said "Hey. Well, you will be getting a new store manager tomorrow." Well, little Miss Stormy "Gumshoes" Marples started tearing up and lips quivered. And he was like "Oh my. I'm sorry. I'm sorry. That was a mean joke to play on u. I am not leaving. We are just going to host a co-manager for two months till she gets her own Coffeeshop to manage." And then I accidentally took the store keys home with me. The set with have to run the store with so I had to get up at 3:00 a.m. this morning. Shower. Take the Professor for a walk and then head to the store by 4:30 a.m. so the morning crew could function.

    The good news is I'm off from night job for three nights so I get some down time. And tonight I have been invited to a pool party/bbq. The guys are like u have to come. U keep telling us u are working and I'm like but I am working when y'all ask. However, the weather is stormy. So I plan on going to eat Chinese food after taking the Professor on his walk. Then we are getting our pjs on and reading a good mystery while he watches the storm from the window sill.

    My old lover text today. "Is ur pussy throbbing for me?" Blah--not in the mood. Especially not at 7:01 a.m. in the morning. When I looked at that text, I just tossed the phone on the bed. And was like I don't want to hurt his feelings but truly unless I am in the bed with u in the morning normally I am not thinking about sex. I am thinking about coffee, walking the Professor and getting up and out of the studio. However, I am not a cruel beyotch and I don't want to bust his balloon so I text him an hour later "I always desire being with you." Which is the truth. When we are together we do have good times. I just don't think about him all the time. I have other things to think about in between having mad and passionate sex. But at least he wants me so I think I will be kind and treat him well. He obviously is thrilled we are an item again. I did make it very clear. Sex only. No commitment.

    I am so looking forward to an evening alone with the Professor.

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    1. One cool person can make a whole lotta difference, even if he makes you tear up a bit. It must be a great feeling to not have to work three nights. I never work night - well, maybe I do, but that's only when I work at home. I can get a whole lot done at night. I still have a couple of deadline to meet, which is why I haven't been blogging lately. One has to pay the bills. Yes, sometimes other things are more important. I've got a lot of things on my mind too.

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  30. I want to share three things from my daily devotion for today. I just got to read it but how very appropriate Three Principles of Success

    1. Take into account your temperament (Well, we all know mine. Hot and lighting rod fast. And I am working on it. Aka why I wrote a letter to myself this morning when I was upset with some people instead of railing on them)

    2. Overcome your fear of bering different from others. (Well, I have always been different than others even as a young child. I think I have this one mastered. It does not bother me one bit that I am different from other women.)

    3. Resist the apathy that often accompanies aging. ( I have this one mastered as well. My father once told me that I will continue to go to college well into my 80's and 90's. That I was a seeker and a women whom loves to learn. So true. As well, as I think young. This crowd at the Apartments is in their mid-twenties. And I am thinking to myself why would u want to hang out with an almost 50-year old woman. Yesterday, as I was walking the Professor before going to the Coffeehouse, out across the pool a group of 15 people yelled out "Professor!!!" He is such a charmer, the Professor. And all are getting to know him quite well. They were like come join us by the pool. And I am like I cannot today but maybe tomorrow. They said u always said that and then one of the guys says but she works at the Coffeehouse at night. She is being truthful when she says she cannot. However, we are planning some midnight and early morning hours swimming which I am so looking forward too.)

    I hope u find these three things enlightening. I certainly did.

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    1. I need some anger management lessons too. Maybe we can get a discount if we decide to go together. Being different.... well, what can I say? I've been an outsider all my life and I don't mind. Sometimes I do. Usually I don't. The apathy that accompanies aging... I'll remember that phrase, alright. There are many reasons why they would want to hang out with a 40-plus young woman. It all depends on how interesting you are as a person. Say something intelligent and people will listen irrespective of age. I'm 44. Somehow people always listen to what I have to say. That charmer! (The Professor, not me.) I sure do find your list enlightening, Miss Stormy Gumshoe Marples.

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  31. When you figure it out, let me know. My hubs is about to find himself stuck on the couch too if his snoring doesn't stop. Oh, and he wakes up every now and again screaming and freaking out that there was a little green man standing over him and staring at him. Sometimes I want to punch him in the head when he wakes up like that. Freaks me out for a minute lol.

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    1. I will. Or I will publish it in a book, make millions and all of us can discuss snoring on Bora. How's that for a plan? Did you say he wakes up screaming?

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  32. Crazy. Busy day. Insane. Did not even get a chance to read daily newspaper. Took nap from 9 to 11 p.m. Saw ur friend, Sandra's blog, Blowing Rock. Small world. I lived there and went to Appalachian State in '85 to '87. Feel in love for the first and last time there.

    Was befriended by someone I admired from afar for years yesterday. She is a famous go go dancer from the 60's. Will share that story later. She came again today to visit. We agreed today that it was destiny. Ms. Bunny Lee. There is a video of her on you tube. Look her up. She is quite a character!!!

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    1. Same here. Busy month... Still one deadline to meet before July 15th. You fell in love for the last time? Say it ain't so. Let's see.... 1987.... an excellent year. I was in love with a girl who could've been Janet Jackson's twin. Yes, ma'am. I was a lucky son of a gun too for she liked me too. Ms. Bunny Lee.... I will look her up.

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  33. I just landed on earth for a brief visit and caught your dilemma. Snoring is really between a rock and a hard place. (ahem). I've never paid much attention but I do know of "mostly men" who have attended snoring school and ended up with noisey machines that kept them awake all night..... so I guess if you don't sleep, you can't snore......that is the answer to that one. Ha

    Honestly, I don't know of a sure cure for snoring but I kinda figure it has to do with the balance of air one takes in and one nostril or two, etc, etc. That makes me sound like a really demented witch but I have these old tymie books that delve into this kind of thing BUT snoring was never mentioned and the old books are never indexed. There are certain parts of the body that respond to this energy and especially the breathing when eating. Evidently one can train the nostrils or nostril for the proper mix of energy. Yogis do it, I hear. Come winter and if you're still on the couch, I'll do more research on this.

    According to the all-american age chart, I should spend most of my time in the proverbial rocking chair but I have never, ever, ever been busier in my life. The mothership's landings are few in the summer but I do enjoy my visits to earth.
    I promise I will keep the Blue Man in mind as I peruse my old books. They used to make one really dig for information.

    I must get ready for my skype lesson. Ain't this great technology (even though they watch our every move) the most super-duper thing ever!!!!!!! I can take lessons from all over the world. Boy I'm a lucky person and so are you, my friend. Remember that and for now, snoring is just a small glitch in the works. I have a feeling you have the sun and the moon so what's the big deal about one little star that seems to have lost it's spark. It'll work out..... have trust.

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    1. I love your brief visits. When you stop by, I know I'm going to learn something. Could it be that I attended snoring school unbeknownst to myself? See, I'm learning stuff already. I must've graduated with flying colors being Professor Snore and all. How's the plant by the way? So the idea is to stay awake... Sounds like a plan that's gonna get me in our local hospital real quick haha.

      I was hoping you'd have some special herb in your private stash, but I guess I should first try and baptize a cat in heat. But that's okay. Men must've been snoring since the day one of them smart ones thought it would be a good idea to sleep in a cave. It makes the actual snore sound so much more um... you know, snory and impressive. Oh I'm bound to still be on my lovely couch come winer, Manzanita. Unless it collapses. In that case it'll be a different one. Thanks for the offer. I appreciate it.

      You in a rocking chair..... I don't think so. It's like expecting me to go skiing and smile while I'm at it. Thanks for leaving the mothership. Good luck with your Skype lessons.

      From now on Trust'll be my middle name!

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  34. I have no idea Blue but if she figure out how to get you to stop snoring... Please share the secret. I would love to sleep again also haha

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    1. Will do. I'm all about sharing. Even my snoring... ;)

      Yes, I'm still snowed under. One more deadline to meet.

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    1. Happy July, Sandra! I bet no one's ever said that before.

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  36. LMBO!!! I see I chose a great time to try to renew my blog reading...

    Do you awaken yourself when you snore?

    I hope all is well with you!!

    ~shoes~

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    1. There he is... the man.... the myth.... Professor S. How are you today, sir? I hope you're not planning on becoming the Red Grumpster. Put a smile on that face. What I always do is take a look in the mirror.... ;)

      I'm doing alright. Just a tad too much work to be done, is all.

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  37. Dear grumpy I come to see you and how are you?
    Im sick with a terrible flu an!d for this I dont make any post the last days!
    Send you huggs Grumpy!
    ♡♥

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    1. Hi Gloria Dear! Pobrecita! Are you still ill? :(
      I've been absent for a while too. Work work work. God thing I don't remember my dreams. I bet they're about work work work...

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    2. I've been wondering where has Blue gone too... he's been out of the forest for weeks now.... Want me to help you with your work? I could be a foreign expert at an exam :)

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    3. PS Gloria, sorry to hear you have flu :(

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  38. One more week and I'll be back with a vengeance stalking you day and night.

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