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EvenBob
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February 17th, 2021 at 8:53:54 AM permalink
Quote: kewlj

Who ever told you THAT?



Are you kidding? Only every episode
of every sitcom since the 50's. They
all have happy endings where every
problem of every kind is happily
resolved. Even most drama shows
have satisfactory endings where
the bad guy is punished and the
good guy thrives. The total opposite
of real life. Ever watch Live PD or
COPS? The huge number of people
using narcotics? Their lives aren't
working out like they see on TV so
they need to be high all the time.
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EvenBob
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February 17th, 2021 at 7:54:35 PM permalink
Remember when in the 60's and 70's
it was a national thing for married
couples to go to bed at 11:30 and
watch Carson's monologue and
then go to sleep. And discuss it
over the water cooler at work the
next day.

"It's not enough to succeed, your friends must fail." Gore Vidal
DRich
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February 18th, 2021 at 7:11:29 AM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

Remember when in the 60's and 70's
it was a national thing for married
couples to go to bed at 11:30 and
watch Carson's monologue and
then go to sleep. And discuss it
over the water cooler at work the
next day.



I do remember that and can't imagine how working people stayed up that late. On most days my wife and I are in bed at 8pm.
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EvenBob
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February 18th, 2021 at 9:08:07 AM permalink
Quote: DRich

I do remember that and can't imagine how working people stayed up that late. On most days my wife and I are in bed at 8pm.



8pm? Do you get up at 5am, then?
I haven't been to bed before 11pm
since 4th grade.
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DRich
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February 18th, 2021 at 9:51:44 AM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

8pm? Do you get up at 5am, then?
I haven't been to bed before 11pm
since 4th grade.



I usually get up between 5am and 6am. I usually watch some sporting event until I fall asleep. Although I go to bed by 8pm, I am usually awake until 9:30pm. My wife falls asleep by 8:30pm and gets up at 3;30am.
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AZDuffman
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February 18th, 2021 at 10:25:59 AM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

8pm? Do you get up at 5am, then?
I haven't been to bed before 11pm
since 4th grade.



That is about my natural state. I wake up 5ish all the time, beat by 8. Definitely a morning person.
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EvenBob
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February 18th, 2021 at 12:18:59 PM permalink
Quote: AZDuffman

That is about my natural state. I wake up 5ish all the time, beat by 8. Definitely a morning person.



Hemingway used to say he'd seen every
sunrise of his life. I've seen none, I never
go to bed before 3 am. I get my best
work done at night. It's quiet and
uneventful. Forever people all over
the world slept in shifts. In segments.
They would go to bed at sundown,
sleep till midnight, and get up for
2 hours and do chores, visit with
neighbors, eat, and have sex. Then
sleep till dawn. The lightbulb changed
all that in the cities and gradually in
the rural areas.
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AZDuffman
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February 18th, 2021 at 1:06:39 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

Hemingway used to say he'd seen every
sunrise of his life. I've seen none, I never
go to bed before 3 am. I get my best
work done at night. It's quiet and
uneventful. Forever people all over
the world slept in shifts. In segments.
They would go to bed at sundown,
sleep till midnight, and get up for
2 hours and do chores, visit with
neighbors, eat, and have sex. Then
sleep till dawn. The lightbulb changed
all that in the cities and gradually in
the rural areas.



Lately I am up at 5, 2.5 or so of breakfast and checking on what I check online. Then 30 mins to lie and just sort of meditate/relax. Then work. I start at 0930, way too late for me but it is what it is. After work my eyeballs are shot and I am worn out so I am ready for bed early. Strange part is I always never minded working nights. I just cannot do swing shift.
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EvenBob
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February 24th, 2021 at 2:09:07 AM permalink
My dad drove nothing but Cadillac's
in the 50's and early 60's. We had
no money, he was a factory worker.
But cars were built so poorly then,
even a Cadillac was worth only a
few hundred if it was 5 or 6 years
old. So we had a 49, a 52, a 54,
a 58, and the last was a 62. Great
cars, leather interior, power windows
and seats, huge engines, and back
seats so big it was ridiculous. This
is what a 58 looked like, he always
bought the DeVille's because they
were cheaper.

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AZDuffman
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February 24th, 2021 at 2:51:34 AM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

My dad drove nothing but Cadillac's
in the 50's and early 60's. We had
no money, he was a factory worker.
But cars were built so poorly then,
even a Cadillac was worth only a
few hundred if it was 5 or 6 years
old. So we had a 49, a 52, a 54,
a 58, and the last was a 62. Great
cars, leather interior, power windows
and seats, huge engines, and back
seats so big it was ridiculous. This
is what a 58 looked like, he always
bought the DeVille's because they
were cheaper.



When I was a kid that is what my grandfather drove. He sole one to his daughter and then her husband bought another one. Three Coupe DeVilles in the driveway, 69-72. As a little kid I thought nothing of it. When we were leaving his dog jumped in the wrong one so he told the dog, "Get out of there, right model, wrong year!"

When I was younger I still wanted one, then they changed so much I no longer did. Though I still would like one of those old monster size convertibles.
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