I was picturing treading water out in the middle of the deep blue with nothing but a bucket and a knife. You know - drowning, sharks, fatigue, exposure :)
With a shore around, it might take a little longer.
10-17-2008 01:38 AM
yep - my scary. the deep blue.
10-17-2008 04:08 AM
such a cheery subject...which probably means that it's time for a new QOTD
10-17-2008 05:11 AM
vraag van de dag de dato 17-10-2008
have you ever been abducted by aliens?
10-17-2008 08:46 AM
something funny one afternoon of my tenth summer. a daydream thing, yet somehow not - a lot of noise in the treetops, a freak wind and a lost chunk of time. i forgot all about it until recent years when bonnybridge (where it happened) emerged as a world-renowned UFO hotspot. check it.
ACK! ACK-ACK ACK!
10-17-2008 10:00 AM
No ufos.... unless they took all my memory ;)
If they abduct me with leaving my memory one day
I wanna be freed by 'Mulder' cos 'Mulder' is hot :D (being my opinion since 1994!)
10-17-2008 11:07 AM
yes, of course.
10-17-2008 11:32 AM
"abducted" implies lack of consent...so, no.
10-17-2008 02:24 PM
I am an alien
10-17-2008 02:44 PM
On the advice of my attorney I respectfully decline to answer based on my Fifth Amendment right to protection from self-incrimination.
10-17-2008 03:29 PM
i;m in the NLs, i don't give a fwk about your 5th amemdenendmmmtnet.
please asnwer the qotd! :D
10-17-2008 11:53 PM
I lost a day as a kid in about Grade 4. There was a lot of stuff going on that could have led me to make that conclusion, but there was something about phoning someone who later denied that I ever called (and the vivid memory of our black wall phone in the entry with the stretched-out cord that hung above a wire and veneer phone desk with a black-and-brown-patterned vinyl chair in a cozy alcove formed by the staircase landing meeting one of the kitchen walls) in the memory of the lost day. I always wondered about that lost day until
As a pre-teen I often had sleep paralysis. I assumed that it meant I was afraid of the dark and began to read horror suspense novels to cure myself of the fear. At some point in my early twenties sleep deprivation fueled the sleep paralysis to the extent that I mentioned it to my boyfriend at the time. After donning a tinfoil hat and reading a library book or two, he suggested that I had been abducted by aliens on my missing day, and that the sleep paralysis episodes were really efforts by the aliens to revisit their territory and see how I was doing. This notion, however skeptically viewed by me personally, destroyed whatever comfort I had around the act of sleeping. The sleep deprivation got worse and I could no longer even nap without "waking" to vaguely threatening hallucinations, howling in my ears, and paralysis. So finally I went to a mediclinic, and the family practitioner told me my boyfriend was stupid and put me on a short course of low dose tricyclic. Actually, he just prescribed the drug and I drew my own conclusions about the boyfriend. My sleep pattern was restored to normal within two months and I have rarely been visited by the aliens since.
In all fairness I should mention that the boyfriend was well endowed and had a nice cleft chin.
10-18-2008 01:37 AM
No, but I do believe that some people maybe (10 or 5 percent or so) go though a sort of "brain expansion" thingy ;)
for me it was 29 years and 10 months
and 2 or 4 times since then
I once did not sleep for seven days but I was happy and did not feel sleep deprived whatsoever. (trivia>I have basically been laughing even since)