They're Not Paying Me Enough To Sleep With Me  

rm_ShineOnU2 54M
32 posts
8/24/2006 2:43 pm

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They're Not Paying Me Enough To Sleep With Me

You know, every night when I go to bed (for sleeping purposes). When I first lay down, the lights are off I'm just getting the pillow just right and the covers all comfy. I lay there for a while and revisit my day. I remember the good things the fun things and I smile. I think of whom I might have hurt or slighted and I cringe and make a point of trying to make that right the next day. Well I go through most everything that I can think of, every deed, every emotion, etc. Inevitably I end up reaching that four letter word "Work." Now the reason that I say it that way, is that for me, anyway, my work is a very thought intensive and mathematically intensive environment and this is not conducive to sleep. This becomes especially problematic when I have a particularly big or complex or (of course) important job that I am working on. It has gotten so bad that I have sometimes gone for 5 days at a time with no sleep at all. Of course by then I'm no good to any one else nor myself, you know. So it pisses me off!

Well one night my girlfriend at the time, looks over at me and it's like 3:30 AM & I'm just sitting there in the dark, and she said one of the greatest things I've ever heard. I'll tell you, "Out of the mouths of Babes, it comes. She leaned over, gave me a kiss and said:

You know Shine, they don't pay you enough to sleep with you and they aren't paying rent to stay up there in your head either! Now go to sleep.

She gave me another kiss, rolled over and promptly went right back to sleep. How cool was that? Well it didn't help me with my problem, but it sure was insightful, eh? (that was for Shy.)

ShyWhisper2006 53F
15175 posts
8/25/2006 1:27 am

Yes..insightful...but I do believe you need a another's opinion as well...let me confer with herd and I will get back to you...*wanders away rubbing little wrists*

rm_ShineOnU2 replies on 8/25/2006 2:09 am:

florallei 99F

8/26/2006 12:06 am

WOW Shine, that must be awful to have no sleep for 5 sounds mentally and physically draining...I get perhaps 1 or 2 nights and I am drained.
Your mind is on overtime...Your ex GF was correct in her about a hot warm milk or crackers with jam...I heard Hun that helps!!!
TY for your email...That was so nice of you do send one...Sorry I have not replied...I owe you one...Have a great weekend...Rest the brain!
Big Hug,

rm_ShineOnU2 replies on 8/26/2006 6:58 pm:
Flo, It's so wonderful to have you swing on through. Just remember that it is NEVER obligatory, okay? I mean it. About the sleep issue, yes it really sucks. The only thing that I have found that will help me sleep at those times is alcohol, but then I'm still useless, so why bother? I just figure okay I'll just ride the tiger until he's done. No ones ever died from lack of sleep, that I know of anyway. I just won't drive and things like that.

As usual, you leave my place nicer than it was when you arrived...thank you again. Shine

catkit13 66F

8/27/2006 6:53 pm

she was right, you know! my first visit here, via HI and BOO on today's blogs
your friend in the desert

rm_ShineOnU2 replies on 8/27/2006 10:24 pm:
Yes, she was right. She was an amazing girl. It was just easier said than done, as with many things. But I'd like to thank you for stopping here while out on the

Please, come see me any old time.

dimplesfouryou 45F
24690 posts
9/2/2006 9:35 am

What a wonderful writer you are! I am impressed! That girl was so right, and thank her for me if you ever see her 'cause i have someone I need to tell that to!


rm_ShineOnU2 replies on 9/2/2006 6:31 pm:
Why what a wonderful compliment. Thank you Dimples. Yes, she was a good one that girl. It wasn't a new concept to me, but it was a funny way of putting it, that's for damned sure. I got a laugh anyway. You're right, I'm sure that there are plenty that this advise would apply to, male and female alike.

Thank you for being here, Dimples (Ohhh. Catholic Girls! Ummmm! I can't help it! I'm just a poor twistd man. Huh? Lemmings? What?)

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