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Apr 23, 2007, 04:04 PM
 
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Right, so I'm on nightshift here for the next 4 nights, from 20:30 until 07:30 in the morning... Not really my idea of fun!

So, how do I stay awake? I mean, I've got my laptop, 4 DVD's, fags and a book. But I'm thinking this might not be enough?

So what did you gys do when you were doing nightshift?
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Apr 23, 2007, 04:12 PM
 
Get an interesting game for your laptop.

Or a couple of midgets.
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Apr 23, 2007, 04:16 PM
 
Meth.
     
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Apr 23, 2007, 04:17 PM
 
Midgets on meth?
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Apr 23, 2007, 04:17 PM
 
What's your job? I mean, what else are you supposed to be doing?
     
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Apr 23, 2007, 04:17 PM
 
booze and pr0n
     
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Apr 23, 2007, 04:25 PM
 
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Apr 23, 2007, 04:27 PM
 

0.7Liter (24oz) of pure energy.

At my last job a friend gave me a can which I drank. I have never been so hyper in all my life. My wife hung out with me for lunch and she said I was sitting there twitching and constantly fidgeting. I was bouncing off the walls.
The only problem is that it makes you need to pee constantly; which might not be a bad thing since you'll be awake walking to and from the bathroom.
     
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Apr 23, 2007, 04:34 PM
 
Originally Posted by Mithras View Post
What's your job? I mean, what else are you supposed to be doing?
I'm working as an customer service co-ordinator.

Taking calls from customers and dispatching the correct engineers.

(yeah, I know, utterly boring)
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Apr 23, 2007, 04:36 PM
 
Originally Posted by vexborg View Post
Midgets on meth?
I smell a new reality tv show.
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Apr 23, 2007, 04:36 PM
 
You'll be needing the meth, then.
     
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Apr 23, 2007, 04:37 PM
 
strong coffee

and get up and walk around every 20 minutes, that'll help.
     
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Apr 23, 2007, 04:45 PM
 
Keep a few oranges around too, nothing like a natural pick me up.

On top of the coffee and meth, of course.
     
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Apr 23, 2007, 04:47 PM
 
Hmmm... I should have gone by the local dealer then.

But in lack of meth, I'll just have to eat some caffeeine tablets then?
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Apr 23, 2007, 04:48 PM
 
I work nights twice a week, apart from doing some financial stuff, I'm currently working my way through classic sci-fi series. But watching series doesn't keep me awake. I usually get tired around 5:30, drinking coffee isn't such a good idea because that disrupts my sleeping pattern(which is f'ed anyway). Well, for my work I can walk around with a mobile phone, taking a stroll through the building revs up my heart a bit, that's enough to keep my eyes open till seven. I guess this isn't useful advice. As for caffeine, I try to drink only one caffeinated drink per day, max.
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Apr 23, 2007, 05:02 PM
 
I think if you put the meth up your butt, it would get into your bloodstream faster.
     
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Apr 23, 2007, 05:14 PM
 
nooo, no caffeine type stimulants. One) you'll get addicted easily. Two) once it wears out, you'll get dead tired Three) if you wanna have a good pick me up, oranges and bananas will do the trick, and so will watching midget pron. Always a wake me up, even more so when the women "spin"!


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Apr 23, 2007, 05:15 PM
 
Or meth, up the butt...
     
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Apr 23, 2007, 05:15 PM
 
Originally Posted by besson3c View Post
I think if you put the midgets on meth up your butt, it would get into your bloodstream faster.
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Apr 23, 2007, 05:21 PM
 
to many midget jokes? :/
     
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Originally Posted by brassplayersrock View Post
to many midget jokes? :/
Everyone loves midgets.
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Apr 23, 2007, 05:26 PM
 
Originally Posted by besson3c View Post
Or meth, up the butt...
Just so long as you don't try that with a hot cup of coffee, you should be ok.
     
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Apr 23, 2007, 05:44 PM
 
Originally Posted by Nicko View Post
strong coffee

and get up and walk around every 20 minutes, that'll help.
yes this. 3am was the worst. I read many good books... bad magazines... mending... writing letters... I also cleaned just for something to do. Shiniest keyboards EVER! It was before the internet so there wasn't much else to do. There were no midgets involved.
     
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Apr 23, 2007, 06:35 PM
 
23:35

Ok, I managed to find some nice tea on my co-workers desk, good Indian spiced tea. Has a nice flavour, a bit like ginger ale.

And The League of Gentlemen's Apocalypse is in the DVD
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Apr 24, 2007, 08:06 AM
 
was this hot or cold tea? or, did you have to make it? and, and, does your boss know you like to steel?

steal? god im tired
     
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Apr 24, 2007, 08:16 AM
 
Originally Posted by brassplayersrock View Post
was this hot or cold tea? or, did you have to make it? and, and, does your boss know you like to steel?

steal? god im tired
He's in Scotland-which kind of tea do you think he's drinking?

And it's "steal" rather than "steel." I'd love for my boss to know I was MADE OF STEEL.

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Apr 24, 2007, 08:35 AM
 
is my mighty hearing catching the sounds of a fishing reel being pulled in? by george! i think it is!
     
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Apr 24, 2007, 12:03 PM
 
sleep?
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Apr 24, 2007, 12:21 PM
 
Originally Posted by brassplayersrock View Post
was this hot or cold tea? or, did you have to make it? and, and, does your boss know you like to steel?

steal? god im tired
Hot tea, and it wasn't stealing, just unauthorised borrowing

You're tired? I'm now sitting at home, I did manage to survive the first nightshift, but god I'm feeling like a zombie - only 6 hours of ...

And tonight I'm back at work again...
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Apr 24, 2007, 12:31 PM
 
6 hours of sleep makes feel like a zombie? Damn. 6 hours of sleep is usually what I get weeknights. 4, now that makes me groggy.
     
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Apr 24, 2007, 01:01 PM
 
Originally Posted by Dakarʒ View Post
6 hours of sleep makes feel like a zombie? Damn. 6 hours of sleep is usually what I get weeknights. 4, now that makes me groggy.
Well, normally I go to bed at 21:00 latest, and then get up at 05:00 in the morning (4 cats needs feeding attention).

So 6 hours are not really enough for me... But I guess people are different when it comes to their sleeping needs?
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Apr 24, 2007, 01:09 PM
 
No, I need my sleep. My body prefers 9. I just abuse it, and am still 80-90% functional at 6.

Anyway, I'd never be able to get up at 5 am for any reason, so you win there.
Well, not really, but you know what I mean.
     
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Apr 24, 2007, 01:45 PM
 
You don't need to stay awake, you said you was a co-ordinator. Co-ordinator someone else to do the work and sleep
     
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Apr 24, 2007, 02:01 PM
 
Originally Posted by Dakarʒ View Post
No, I need my sleep. My body prefers 9. I just abuse it, and am still 80-90% functional at 6.

Anyway, I'd never be able to get up at 5 am for any reason, so you win there.
Well, not really, but you know what I mean.
I'm right there with you. Given all the time in the world to sleep I'll get about 9. Usually I'm in bed at 1* and up at 7:20.

*And home by 4!
     
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Apr 24, 2007, 02:02 PM
 
Wow, that's pretty much my hours exactly.

...this is creeping me out.
     
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May 13, 2007, 01:30 AM
 
A safe and powerful method for staying awake is to use Modafini. Modafini was originally developed for the treatment of narcolepsy. It is also a memory-improving and mood-brightening psycho-stimulant. It's a second generation amphetamine which means, basically, it has all the benefits of amphetamines with little or none of their traditional side effects such as jitteriness or anxiety. This is powerful prescription medication, but it works, and helping to keep oneself awake at the wheel would be an appropriate use of this valuable medication. I've written a longer article about my own experiences with this drug that contains some useful information -- it's one place you can start if you're interested in investigating further: helium.com/tm/315050/great-question-essential-skill.
     
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May 13, 2007, 02:01 AM
 
Originally Posted by Dakarʒ View Post
6 hours of sleep makes feel like a zombie? Damn. 6 hours of sleep is usually what I get weeknights. 4, now that makes me groggy.
I usually get about 5.

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May 13, 2007, 03:44 AM
 
Usually I work 3 pm - 11:30, but occasionally I get suckered into working 3:00 pm - 2:00 or 3:00 am. For me, I start to get pretty tired around 11:00 - 11:30, when its going home time, but I get my second wind pretty quickly, and that usually lasts me until 2:30-ish. Granted, I get to go home by 3, but I've also been working for 12 hours.

I'm not able to watch DVDs at work, but I find that a good book makes the time go by quickly. I also like talking to people, especially the crazy but harmless ones, so when such people wander by, I usually engage them in conversation.

Also, Google "midget fighting" and "albinos". Looking at pictures of the very small and the very white are always entertaining.
     
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May 13, 2007, 04:09 AM
 
Originally Posted by peeb View Post
You'll be needing the meth, then.
     
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May 13, 2007, 07:58 AM
 
Originally Posted by SpaceMonkey View Post
I usually get about 5.
how do you function on that? I usually get around 9 - 10 hours a night, asleep between 10 - 11 up at 8, sometimes more on the weekends.

It only takes me 30 minutes to get ready and 30 to get to work, so i'm loving the sleeping
     
   
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