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(The New York Times)   What's on your nightstand? A good book? A phone charger? Maybe your 3-hp electric vibrator?   (nytimes.com) divider line 217
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2013-03-15 03:29:46 PM  
Clock radio, light, 3' tall stuffed penguin.  At night add a book and cellphone.
 
2013-03-15 03:38:48 PM  
A cpap and a clock radio. no room for anything else.
 
2013-03-15 03:42:55 PM  
At 5 in the morning, each morning, my cat sits on the nightstand and knocks everything off until I get up and feed her.

Sometimes she gets way up on the dresser and knocks my money clip on the floor so the dogs can eat all my money:(
/happened twice in the last 2 months
//puts money in the drawer now
 
2013-03-15 04:07:49 PM  
Lamp, clock, tissues (no, for my nose, Jesus), almost always a book, and my phone and glasses while I'm asleep.  Book sits on the clock.
 
2013-03-15 04:53:47 PM  
I have two nightstands, one on the left side of my bed, the other on the right side. The one on the left side has a couple of stacks of books and my alarm clock. The one on the right has a lamp and a box of Kleenex on it, plus it has three drawers where I keep underwear, socks and miscellaneous personal papers. At night my phone is plugged into the charger & goes on the left hand night stand, my glasses on the right hand nightstand.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-03-15 05:19:28 PM  
Light, clock, water, non-Kleenex brand facial tissues, books I have not been reading. My phone does not come into my bedroom.

One "nightstand" has drawers with clothes and condoms if I'm feeling lucky.

/not that lucky
 
2013-03-15 05:23:33 PM  
a smaller nightstand.
 
2013-03-15 05:23:59 PM  
In before "Glock."
 
2013-03-15 05:25:32 PM  

ZAZ: One "nightstand" has drawers with clothes and condoms if I'm feeling lucky.


PSA: Check the expiration date on the condoms, they're only good for 10 years or so.
 
2013-03-15 05:26:03 PM  
A clock, a lamp and a big tube of anal lube.
 
2013-03-15 05:26:03 PM  
a ton of shiat: Clock, phone, hand lotion, advil, tissues, nail file, books, lip balm, hair bands, birth control pills, vitamins, glasses that I haven't needed since I got my eyes fixed in October, the dead sea scrolls, and a pencil.
 
2013-03-15 05:40:31 PM  
how exactly does one measure the horsepower of an electric vibrator?
 
2013-03-15 05:40:53 PM  
A Justin Bieber action figure.
 
2013-03-15 05:41:16 PM  
Your moms panties

\why did this take so long
\\ disappointed in the lot of you
\\\three slashies
 
2013-03-15 05:52:54 PM  
When I left for work this morning, there was a lamp and a clock radio on my nightstand

/I'm sure those are now on the floor, having been replaced by a happily sleeping cat
 
2013-03-15 05:54:50 PM  
Two empty bottles of Jameson, a crumpled pack of cigarettes and a bottle of Aspirin.
 
2013-03-15 06:02:02 PM  
The wife and I have a nightstand on both sides of the bed too, but I don't know what's on her stand as I'm not invited over!
 
2013-03-15 06:02:17 PM  

Timmy the Tumor: how exactly does one measure the horsepower of an electric vibrator?


You just gotta turn that sucker on and test it out. Believe me, us ladies know the power of vibrators.
 
2013-03-15 06:10:57 PM  
That last comment was intended for Ms. Mapes.

/reply button is not working... stupid tablet
 
2013-03-15 06:12:12 PM  
"Maybe your 3-hp electric vibrator?"

Guilty as charged.

/Has several vibes on her nightstand. :)
 
2013-03-15 06:17:14 PM  
img841.imageshack.us

My clock blinking after a brief power outage.

/very funny people at the power company
 
2013-03-15 06:19:44 PM  

sn82: Timmy the Tumor: how exactly does one measure the horsepower of an electric vibrator?

You just gotta turn that sucker on and test it out. Believe me, us ladies know the power of vibrators.


Laughing.  Although around here, you can tell most of the vibrator users/testers by the chipped teeth.
 
2013-03-15 06:28:00 PM  

Timmy the Tumor: sn82: Timmy the Tumor: how exactly does one measure the horsepower of an electric vibrator?

You just gotta turn that sucker on and test it out. Believe me, us ladies know the power of vibrators.

Laughing.  Although around here, you can tell most of the vibrator users/testers by the chipped teeth.


Think... they're doing it really wrong.
 
2013-03-15 06:30:14 PM  

AlwaysRightBoy: The wife and I have a nightstand on both sides of the bed too, but I don't know what's on her stand as I'm not invited over!


That bites.
 
2013-03-15 06:33:54 PM  

Godscrack: [img841.imageshack.us image 684x556]

My clock blinking after a brief power outage.

/very funny people at the power company


That's Latin! Honey, bring me the holy water!
 
2013-03-15 06:38:39 PM  
Our surgeons did what they could, but it took them two hours just to get the smile off his face.
 
2013-03-15 06:39:29 PM  
Wireless charger built into my desk
 
2013-03-15 06:40:55 PM  
My nightstand is two upside down milk crates. All that I have on them is my alarm clock.
 
2013-03-15 06:43:17 PM  
On my nightstand:  An eye-shade and a pair of reading glasses.

On her her nightstand:  A pile or dusty crap.


Don't ask what's inside it . . . I neither know nor want to know.

/ all the "dirty stuff" is in in mine for some reason.
 
2013-03-15 06:43:54 PM  
3 HP? Do you have a VFD with it it to ramp it up? Or do you just ram rod it across the line?
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-03-15 06:44:10 PM  
ZAZ: One "nightstand" has drawers with clothes and condoms if I'm feeling lucky.
Snotnose: PSA: Check the expiration date on the condoms, they're only good for 10 years or so.

I replace them when required. I once had a woman who asked if they were still good. She was just looking for any excuse not to go to bed with me and I was prepared to deny her that excuse.

She didn't go to bed with me, but she had no excuse.
 
Rat [TotalFark]
2013-03-15 06:45:37 PM  

BarkingUnicorn: In before "Glock."


Sig, iPhone, flashlight, boner pills

©
 
2013-03-15 06:46:28 PM  
My vibrator is a diesel/pneumatic modified jack hammer.
 
2013-03-15 06:46:44 PM  
How the hell can you see in my bedroom, creepersubby?
 
2013-03-15 06:50:04 PM  

GAT_00: Lamp, clock, tissues (no, for my nose, Jesus), almost always a book, and my phone and glasses while I'm asleep.  Book sits on the clock.


You named your nose 'Jesus'?

/Jesus
 
2013-03-15 06:51:10 PM  

Timmy the Tumor: how exactly does one measure the horsepower of an electric vibrator?


Is it as big as a horse?
 
2013-03-15 06:52:42 PM  
You people have nightstands?!
 
2013-03-15 06:52:48 PM  
.357 and a roofing hammer.

/lives in FL
 
2013-03-15 06:53:13 PM  
Stack of stroke mags and some crusty socks...
 
2013-03-15 06:54:17 PM  

WhippingBoy: Stack of stroke mags and some crusty socks...


You need a dog

/still lives in FL
 
2013-03-15 06:55:10 PM  
actually dont have a night stand, never have
 
2013-03-15 06:55:20 PM  

Satanic panic in the attic: 3 HP? Do you have a VFD with it it to ramp it up? Or do you just ram rod it across the line?


The more important question is what it cost to have a special outlet and breaker installed in the bedroom for the 3hp vibrator. That's like 23 amps worth of vibrating pleasure. Good for them!
 
2013-03-15 06:55:32 PM  
Coaster, cat hair, empty cup, ass lube, athlete's foot cream, cat hair, bottle of wintergreen, wallet, cat hair, watch, spectacles, foot lotion, sunburn lotion, KY jelly, cat hair, cat, nail clippers, dagger, 3 books, cat hair, jewelry box, a lamp, Mrs. Smurf's panties on the lamp, 4 remotes and a couple ace bandages.

It's not a nightstand, it's a repurposed table.  With a cat bed under it.
 
2013-03-15 06:55:57 PM  
Divorced for 2 years, no night stand, no furniture (unless you count lawn chairs), no mess, no money (well, no real money, farkin biatch), no headaches and I kept the big screen plasma. No worries, no hang ups, no issues and the half your age plus 7 years is an awesome code. Thank god for little blue pills.

/what was the question?
 
2013-03-15 06:56:16 PM  

Timmy the Tumor: how exactly does one measure the horsepower of an electric vibrator?


its got a gear shift and a tachometer.
 
2013-03-15 06:56:54 PM  
Your moms false teeth.
 
2013-03-15 06:57:50 PM  
If you live in earthquake country and don't have a dependable flashlight on your nightstand you should get one.
 
2013-03-15 06:57:56 PM  
Electric? Champs have the gas powered one like from eurotrip.
 
2013-03-15 06:59:08 PM  
TinyFist:
The more important question is what it cost to have a special outlet and breaker installed in the bedroom for the 3hp vibrator. That's like 23 amps worth of vibrating pleasure. Good for them!

Mebe it came with its own genset?
 
2013-03-15 06:59:13 PM  
Lamp, clock, water bottle, lint roller, nail clippers, tums, ibuprofen and a couple of books.
 
2013-03-15 06:59:34 PM  
Timmy the Tumor

Simply measure the current draw (lets say 5 amps) times the line voltage (120 volts North America) to get watts , in this example, 600. Convert watts to HP (745 watts to 1 HP) for about .8 horsepower for a five amp draw.  3 HP is close to the 20 Amps most newer houses use for the breaker for a circuit. You could run the risk of  the breaker popping before the ,uh, "user".
 
2013-03-15 07:00:10 PM  

Dr_Gene: You named your nose 'Jesus'?


Scuze me, I gotta blow Jesus.
 
2013-03-15 07:00:35 PM  

Timmy the Tumor: how exactly does one measure the horsepower of an electric vibrator?


You put it on a dyno, duh.
 
2013-03-15 07:00:50 PM  

Snotnose: Dr_Gene: You named your nose 'Jesus'?

Scuze me, I gotta blow Jesus.


lel!
 
2013-03-15 07:02:32 PM  
1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-03-15 07:03:17 PM  
The wife's main vibe doesn't fit in the nightstand. She has to keep it under the bed.
/true story
//hitachi, baby
 
2013-03-15 07:03:46 PM  

Satanic panic in the attic: 3 HP? Do you have a VFD with it it to ramp it up? Or do you just ram rod it across the line?


It is an industrial model fed from  a 20 amp 220 volt dedicated branch circuit, so even with inrush current she still stays hot.
That is if 746 watts still equals 1 horsepower.
 
TWX
2013-03-15 07:05:23 PM  
From the headline, "Maybe your 3-hp electric vibrator?"

O.o

I don't see how this is possible. My air compressor out in the shop is 3hp...
 
2013-03-15 07:06:36 PM  
Telephone
CPAP
Lamp
Alarm clock
Old copies of Boy's Life
Velcro straps
His & hers electric vibrators
Double-headed dildo
Plastic wrap
 
2013-03-15 07:07:49 PM  

TWX: From the headline, "Maybe your 3-hp electric vibrator?"

O.o

I don't see how this is possible. My air compressor out in the shop is 3hp...


Can't hotlink a pic cos I'll get a timeout. Let's just say "www.farkingmachines.com". And fix the filtered word first.
 
2013-03-15 07:09:58 PM  
I've never had a nightstand, and I never will.

I think it's just one of those idiosyncrasies that shows how non lazy I am.

/park at the back of the lot and walk in a minute and a half before you do because you circle around it 9 times looking for the best spot.
//would never live in New Jersey because they don't let you pump your own gas. This is like telling me someone has to tie my own shoes.
 
2013-03-15 07:11:38 PM  

AirForceVet: Telephone
CPAP
Lamp
Alarm clock
Old copies of Boy's Life
Velcro straps
His & hers electric vibrators
Double-headed dildo
Plastic wrap


Damn... And to think I used to sit in the cube next to you ;)
 
2013-03-15 07:11:51 PM  
My vibrator is my nightstand.

/don't actually have either
//unless a laptop table with a laptop on it counts
///as a nightstand
 
2013-03-15 07:11:52 PM  
...Maybe your 3-hp electric vibrator?


Malossi makes a kit for those?!?
 
2013-03-15 07:15:40 PM  
Lamp, Kindle, clock, pistol safe w/ SA-45  loaded with hydra-shok.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-03-15 07:16:25 PM  
Next to the 3 hp electric vibrator, a belt sander to take off the callus you get from using it.
 
2013-03-15 07:16:31 PM  
Pot in pipe, pack of Marlboro/American Spirits or both, inhaler and computer.  Why have books when you can have a computer?  I have to keep the harder stuff out of the way of my puppy.  He already ate 20 Xanax of mine.  Did you know the Vet told me that Xanax could have an adverse effect on a dog, thus making him freakin' nuts for the rest of the day?
 
2013-03-15 07:17:32 PM  

Propain_az: Lamp, Kindle, clock, pistol safe w/ SA-45  loaded with hydra-shok.


Meant SA XD-45.

/farking booze!
 
2013-03-15 07:18:05 PM  
On top: rocks, candles, books, other stuff that has nowhere else to go, a bowl with more odds and ends, important papers, sometimes an iPod adapter with speakers, and dust.  Occasionally will keep a phone on there, if someone's in the hospital. I keep the alarm clock on the edge of the bed, so the snooze bar is within reach.

In the nightstand, however, are the "personal items" (vibrators, lube, etc.), usually wrapped up with the socks, bras and underwear, to hide their numbers. Also keep one under the pillow for those "only a few minutes" moments.
 
2013-03-15 07:19:23 PM  
shake rattle and roll, baby
 
2013-03-15 07:20:40 PM  
We have a parlor table, no drawers.  It has a lamp, an alarm clock, a box of tissues, and two stuffed woodpeckers that were sent to me by TFDers after we had an amusing woodpecker situation a couple years back.
 
2013-03-15 07:23:07 PM  
A giant fan to keep cool and to drown on the sound of geese, also a red rider spring action BB gun for when the fan isn't enough to keep the geese noises out.
 
2013-03-15 07:23:12 PM  
Since you've asked...

Various pens, a mini notebook, a bigger notebook, a legal pad, my alarm clock, a stack of books on the Civil War and modernization, a pile of receipts, keys, phone, and...that's about it. The stroke mags are in the bottom drawer with the sexy underpants.

/I keep airsoft guns in the top drawer
//Thieves can't tell it isn't real in the dark
///Applies equally to airsoft guns
 
2013-03-15 07:23:25 PM  
Wacker makes the M3000 which is a 3.1 hp model that can be ordered with many different heads up to a 2 1/2" x 12" head.
But they call it a "Concrete vibrator"

Hmm.
 
2013-03-15 07:25:11 PM  
Clock radio, lamp, books, remote for the electric Vietnamese spin fark chair, tissues...
 
2013-03-15 07:26:00 PM  

Smeggy Smurf: Coaster, cat hair, empty cup, ass lube, athlete's foot cream, cat hair, bottle of wintergreen, wallet, cat hair, watch, spectacles, foot lotion, sunburn lotion, KY jelly, cat hair, cat, nail clippers, dagger, 3 books, cat hair, jewelry box, a lamp, Mrs. Smurf's panties on the lamp, 4 remotes and a couple ace bandages.

It's not a nightstand, it's a repurposed table.  With a cat bed under it.


I hate to tell you, but that's a repurposed cat bed that the cat graciously allows you to use as a table and why do you keep moving all the cat hair?
 
2013-03-15 07:26:27 PM  

Ambivalence: A cpap and a clock radio. no room for anything else.


How's that working for you? I'm waiting on a prescription to calibrate a machine for my use. Was shocked to be diagnosed with severe apnea - looking forward to perhaps more productive sleep.
 
2013-03-15 07:27:57 PM  

Satanic panic in the attic: 3 HP? Do you have a VFD with it it to ramp it up? Or do you just ram rod it across the line?


It's an across the line start. Better install better breakers.
 
2013-03-15 07:28:24 PM  
Mine: Alarm clock
Hers: Baby monitor, phone, light, kleenex, books, doily, flashlight

/I hurt anything else that is left on mine when trying to turn off the alarm in the morning. Glasses/cell phone reside in the office.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-03-15 07:28:31 PM  
two stuffed woodpeckers

I have stuffed things near my bed, but not technically on a nightstand.  I also have a bookshelf within reach of my bed.
 
2013-03-15 07:29:44 PM  
garbage bags, duct tape, various passports, cash.
 
2013-03-15 07:30:31 PM  
If I am sleep, alarm clock, my glasses and my phone and lamp.  Not sleeping, alarm clock, lamp.  In the drawers various marital aids.
 
2013-03-15 07:31:18 PM  
In my house, we have only one bedside table, which now holds only an alarm clock and a book.  The 4-year-old and 2-year-old will make off with anything of value (e.g., a portable book lamp, spare change, a Tylenol bottle), and so we keep these objects on higher ground.

I do not understand why a preschooler and an old enough toddler don't know enough not to rummage through Mom and Dad's stuff. Don't people teach their little snowflakes the word "No" anymore?

I'm trying to fathom getting balls enough to rummage through my mother's bedroom at any age and it's simply not possible.

Geesh
 
2013-03-15 07:33:28 PM  
I have multiple nightstands around my bed. Contents at night:

Laptop
DS
3DS
PSP
Vita
Light
Box Fan
Tablet (for reading, usually)
iPod Touch (for music almost exclusively and very quick email checks)
Alarm Clock
Cell Phone (a dumb phone because I don't need a data plan)
House Phone
Your mother's phone number
 
2013-03-15 07:37:05 PM  
 
2013-03-15 07:38:21 PM  

stoppit: Ambivalence: A cpap and a clock radio. no room for anything else.

How's that working for you? I'm waiting on a prescription to calibrate a machine for my use. Was shocked to be diagnosed with severe apnea - looking forward to perhaps more productive sleep.


Team CPAP here. it probably saved my life and my marriage.
 
2013-03-15 07:38:38 PM  
I keep airsoft guns in the top drawer
//Thieves can't tell it isn't real in the dark
///Applies equally to airsoft guns


They sure as hell will be able to if you need to use it. This is a bad, bad idea. You'd be better off with bear spray or something then a toy that's not even a good club.
 
2013-03-15 07:39:32 PM  
Subby's mom's Nightstand held this...

image.made-in-china.com
 
2013-03-15 07:39:32 PM  

ZAZ: Next to the 3 hp electric vibrator, a belt sander to take off the callus you get from using it.


Why not combine the two?
i.imgur.com
 
2013-03-15 07:40:39 PM  
Phones (landline and smartphone)
Tissues
Nose spray
Sudoku book
Pen (otherwise the Sudoku book would be pretty useless, wouldn't it?)
Alarm clock
E-reader
 
2013-03-15 07:44:12 PM  
  From what I was able to glean from Google, 3hp vibrators do in fact exist.  Seems they are meant to vibrate concrete, I assume to shake out air bubbles while it sets.  If you're interested, feel free to try it out and report back to the rest of fark on how well it works out for you.

http://www.whitecap.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?sto re Id=11301&urlLangId=-1&productId=50925&urlRequestType=Base&langId=-1&ca talogId=11101
 
2013-03-15 07:50:40 PM  
I laughed at my bedside table this morning. Lube, empty beer bottle, valium.
 
2013-03-15 07:51:10 PM  

drewogatory: I keep airsoft guns in the top drawer
//Thieves can't tell it isn't real in the dark
///Applies equally to airsoft guns

They sure as hell will be able to if you need to use it. This is a bad, bad idea. You'd be better off with bear spray or something then a toy that's not even a good club.


If it's dark in the house, the mere threat of a firearm is enough to make an intruder wet his pants. Or so I'm told by the NRA.

/Not an idiot
 
2013-03-15 07:52:05 PM  
macaxeirageral.net.br
 
2013-03-15 07:53:48 PM  
Nice try Subs! I don't even own a vibrator and even if I did I wouldn't leave it right there on the night stand. I'd at least have it hidden in a drawer or something right next to the warming lube.
 
2013-03-15 07:55:39 PM  
Fleshlight, alarm clock, lube. Several sado-masochist homosexual devices (with blades). You know. For guests.
 
2013-03-15 07:56:29 PM  
goldenageofmusicvideo.com

Put 220 on the money, honey!
 
2013-03-15 07:56:44 PM  
I saw "bedside battleground" and wanted to see a bedside table with a Waterloo re-enactment taking place in miniature.

As for 3hp vibrators, they do stop your parents from wanting to see what's going on in your room!
 
2013-03-15 07:58:54 PM  
CPAP and a lamp on top.

Condoms, lube in drawer. No vibrators. Wife is freaked out by them.
 
2013-03-15 08:00:08 PM  

dahmers love zombie: TWX: From the headline, "Maybe your 3-hp electric vibrator?"

O.o

I don't see how this is possible. My air compressor out in the shop is 3hp...

Can't hotlink a pic cos I'll get a timeout. Let's just say "www.farkingmachines.com". And fix the filtered word first.


Used to have a free Kink.com account. Good times.
 
2013-03-15 08:00:35 PM  
I don't have a nightstand because I flail around in my sleep and knock shiat over if it's within 2 feet og the edge of the bed.
 
2013-03-15 08:00:57 PM  
Adrianne Curry Rides The Sybian NSFW of course and You're Welcome!
 
2013-03-15 08:01:20 PM  

Ukab the Great: Fleshlight, alarm clock, lube. Several sado-masochist homosexual devices (with blades). You know. For guests.


I'm just curious, when you watch Wheel of Fortune, do you imagine Vanna up there turning the letters wearing a see through nighty?
 
2013-03-15 08:06:07 PM  
Alarm clock, lamp, boxers to cover alarm clock so I can sleep, glasses, and either tablet/whatever I was reading last. The boomstick is leaning up in the corner next to the nightstand. All the rest of my shiat stays on my desk.
 
2013-03-15 08:08:43 PM  
A bottle of B&B, some pemmican, and a trench shovel. I really need to fix my roof.
 
2013-03-15 08:09:46 PM  
My cell phone, a blue tooth speaker, and my sleeping fan.
 
2013-03-15 08:11:40 PM  
Am I the only one around here

t.qkme.me

who doesn't have a nightstand?
 
2013-03-15 08:15:29 PM  
3hp vibrator, mine?  Its starter motor may be 3hp.
 
2013-03-15 08:23:36 PM  
On the nightstand is the TV remote, a lamp, the clock, the Nook, my cell phone and a bottle of the Q.

Inside it might as well be a farking Walgreens.
 
2013-03-15 08:25:19 PM  
Smith & Wesson M&P-45, spare mag, flashlight, phone charger, lamp, book (or two) and usually a glass of water.
 
2013-03-15 08:29:35 PM  
The Glock 19 is in my closet next to the bed on a high self ready with a loaded magazine of hollow points just waiting to be slam in to the gun. I have little kids so guns have to be out of reach.
 
2013-03-15 08:34:42 PM  
Lamp, clock, tums, glasses, book, cellphone and Kleenex. Expired condoms in drawer but I'll never need them.
 
2013-03-15 08:37:14 PM  

Timmy the Tumor: how exactly does one measure the horsepower of an electric vibrator?


Ask subby's mom.

/too easy
 
2013-03-15 08:39:00 PM  
CPAP machiine, table lamp, water bottle.
 
2013-03-15 08:39:51 PM  

randomizetimer: The Glock 19 is in my closet next to the bed on a high self ready with a loaded magazine of hollow points just waiting to be slam in to the gun. I have little kids so guns have to be out of reach.


Should be a little farther out of reach, if you ask me which you didn't but I'm sayin anyway. Kids are notorious climbers, I know, I was one once.
 
2013-03-15 08:40:39 PM  

Timmy the Tumor: how exactly does one measure the horsepower of an electric vibrator?


1 hp(I) = 745.699872 W
 
2013-03-15 08:40:43 PM  
huge clock radio Ive had since my childhood days, after 20 years it still works.
even older lamp
kindle
laptop
kleenex
the 'toy' case
water bottle
cell phone
couple of pens, highlighter for reading papers
 
2013-03-15 08:42:18 PM  

Jimmysolson: randomizetimer: The Glock 19 is in my closet next to the bed on a high self ready with a loaded magazine of hollow points just waiting to be slam in to the gun. I have little kids so guns have to be out of reach.

Should be a little farther out of reach, if you ask me which you didn't but I'm sayin anyway. Kids are notorious climbers, I know, I was one once.


should be in a safe, or at least have a trigger lock.
 
2013-03-15 08:42:45 PM  
a clock, a rock, & a sock.

They all got their uses.
 
2013-03-15 08:43:02 PM  
lamp, ring box, book of the moment, hitachi, pens, steno notebooks ....
 
2013-03-15 08:45:11 PM  
ear plugs, empty bottle of asprin, empty bottle of red wine, empty water bottle, empty glass, other empty things
 
2013-03-15 08:45:54 PM  
Fan, phone, cell phone(serves as clock/alarm,) lamp, water bottle, iPad, and a baseball bat leaning against the nightstand for home protection.

I have a flashlight hanging on the wall near my pillow.

The sex toys/lube/jizzrags are in the chest nearby with some extra blankets/pillows.

The water bottle gets refilled each night.

iPads are awesome for porn in bed!

/too bad about those few sites that still insist on using Flash.
 
2013-03-15 08:46:11 PM  

Timmy the Tumor: how exactly does one measure the horsepower of an electric vibrator?


Jam it into the horse and count how many times she stamps her hoof.


/shiat I say on the Internet.
 
2013-03-15 08:47:15 PM  
 
2013-03-15 08:50:01 PM  

Sir Cumference the Flatulent: stoppit: Ambivalence: A cpap and a clock radio. no room for anything else.

How's that working for you? I'm waiting on a prescription to calibrate a machine for my use. Was shocked to be diagnosed with severe apnea - looking forward to perhaps more productive sleep.

Team CPAP here. it probably saved my life and my marriage.


My son had his initial consultation apointment earlier this week and goes to the sleep lab next Thursday. They're already pretty certain he has sleep apnea and suggested he shave off his beard so the CPAP would be more effective, but so far he's adamantly refusing to do so.
 
2013-03-15 08:52:03 PM  

netgamer7k: Am I the only one around here

[t.qkme.me image 310x283]

who doesn't have a nightstand?


I don't :D

What's on my dresser corner by my bed? Mythbusters calendar XD
 
2013-03-15 08:59:26 PM  
Cell phone charger, phone, books, nook, chapstick, advil, fingerless gloves, tissues, couple of hair ties.
 
2013-03-15 09:03:43 PM  

Bathia_Mapes: Sir Cumference the Flatulent: stoppit: Ambivalence: A cpap and a clock radio. no room for anything else.

How's that working for you? I'm waiting on a prescription to calibrate a machine for my use. Was shocked to be diagnosed with severe apnea - looking forward to perhaps more productive sleep.

Team CPAP here. it probably saved my life and my marriage.

My son had his initial consultation apointment earlier this week and goes to the sleep lab next Thursday. They're already pretty certain he has sleep apnea and suggested he shave off his beard so the CPAP would be more effective, but so far he's adamantly refusing to do so.


mustaches and CPAPs are very unsanitary. chance of fungal lip infection.
 
2013-03-15 09:04:31 PM  
Alarm clock, several books from the library, and a lamp.
 
2013-03-15 09:05:06 PM  
CPAP, lamp, alarm clock, Kleenex, glasses, Aveeno lotion, first three books in the Song of Fire and Ice series, several other books, possibly used contact lenses, dog hair... when I go to bed, my cell phone, FitBit, watch and rings.
 
2013-03-15 09:06:52 PM  
Alarm clock, lamp and the control for the electric blanket.
 
2013-03-15 09:09:26 PM  

Smeggy Smurf: Coaster, cat hair, empty cup, ass lube, athlete's foot cream, cat hair, bottle of wintergreen, wallet, cat hair, watch, spectacles, foot lotion, sunburn lotion, KY jelly, cat hair, cat, nail clippers, dagger, 3 books, cat hair, jewelry box, a lamp, Mrs. Smurf's panties on the lamp, 4 remotes and a couple ace bandages.

It's not a nightstand, it's a repurposed table.  With a cat bed under it.


Shoot a fella could have a pretty food weekend in Vegas with all that stuff
 
2013-03-15 09:10:07 PM  

netgamer7k: Am I the only one around here

[t.qkme.me image 310x283]

who doesn't have a nightstand?


*raises hand*

/have a drawer next to the headboard
//only things there are two stuffed dolls - a teddy bear from my grandma and Kyubey (...don't ask)
///wish I could squeeze the Mossberg somewhere around there
 
2013-03-15 09:11:06 PM  
The gimp and a taser.
 
2013-03-15 09:17:48 PM  

new_york_monty: The gimp and a taser.


Is the taser for the gimp, or for people who want your gimp?
 
2013-03-15 09:19:06 PM  
Alarm clock, Kleenex, a book, lighter, a little flower pot my son made me (filled with various odds and ends), my husbands school badge, a marker, a button, and some of my husbands school notes.
 
2013-03-15 09:22:14 PM  

oukewldave: garbage bags, duct tape, various passports, cash.


Where do you keep the hacksaw?
 
2013-03-15 09:22:49 PM  

AlwaysRightBoy: At 5 in the morning, each morning, my cat sits on the nightstand and knocks everything off until I get up and feed her.

Sometimes she gets way up on the dresser and knocks my money clip on the floor so the dogs can eat all my money:(
/happened twice in the last 2 months
//puts money in the drawer now


Mine just slaps me.
 
2013-03-15 09:23:54 PM  

Ontos: new_york_monty: The gimp and a taser.

Is the taser for the gimp, or for people who want your gimp?


It's multipurpose in that regard. It's the civilian model too, so in a pinch, it even doubles as an electrifying sex toy.
 
2013-03-15 09:29:42 PM  

snake_beater: //only things there are two stuffed dolls - a teddy bear from my grandma and Kyubey (...don't ask)


When you say a negative, you're really implying the positive.  So, who or what is a Kyubey, and do I want one?  Come on, share with the class.
 
2013-03-15 09:39:06 PM  
Glasses, lamp, deodorant, change bucket, Mosin Nagant, keys, flashlight and a water bottle.

/yes, a flashlight, as in "not a sex toy".
 
2013-03-15 09:40:46 PM  

Gyrfalcon: Smeggy Smurf: Coaster, cat hair, empty cup, ass lube, athlete's foot cream, cat hair, bottle of wintergreen, wallet, cat hair, watch, spectacles, foot lotion, sunburn lotion, KY jelly, cat hair, cat, nail clippers, dagger, 3 books, cat hair, jewelry box, a lamp, Mrs. Smurf's panties on the lamp, 4 remotes and a couple ace bandages.

It's not a nightstand, it's a repurposed table.  With a cat bed under it.

I hate to tell you, but that's a repurposed cat bed that the cat graciously allows you to use as a table and why do you keep moving all the cat hair?


For the only reason possible.  To make room for more cat hair.
 
2013-03-15 09:45:52 PM  

Clock Spider Jerusalem: a clock, a rock, & a sock.

They all got their uses.


This...is incredibly awesome.

Also, to the fellas who say they've got sex toys other than a "male" one in their nightstands- do you keep them there for easy access, or to initiate things? My wife keeps them in the one on her side of the bed. Mine's full of books.
 
2013-03-15 09:47:49 PM  
(1) The Lord of the Rings - The Fellowship of the Ring (Extended Version DVD)
(1) The Lord of the Rings - The Two Towers (Extended Version DVD)
(1) THe Lord of the Rings - The Return of the King (Extended Version DVD)
(1) Ginger Snaps (Canadian Special Edition DVD)
(1) Rome Season One (DVD)
(1) Charlotte Gray (DVD)
(1) The Hitchhikers Guide to the Universe by Douglas Adams (mass release paperback)
(1) The Fog by James Herbert (mass release paperback)
(1) Hottest Blood edited by Jeff Gelb and Michael Garrett)(mass release paperback anthology)
(1) How To Survive A Horror Movie by Seth-Grahame-Smith (mass release paperback)
(1) Copy of Human Sexuality Today Third Edition by Bruce M.King
(1) copy of The Shock Doctrine by Naomi Klein
(1) Random House/Webster's College Dictionary
(1) copy of Cronenberg on Cronenberg edited by Chris Rodley (mass produced paperback)(1) CD copy of Call The Doctor by Sleater-Kinney
(1) CD copy of The Long Road Home by John Fogerty
(1) copy of CMJ500 (6 disk 90's music anthology)
(1) notepad
(5) generic ink pens
(1) Gundig Wind-Up-Powers AM/FM/SW1.2 World Receiver Radio
(1) box of Lens Cleaning Wipes.
 
JVD
2013-03-15 10:00:26 PM  
Some books (including the LoTR and Dune series)
auxiliary alarm clock
Remote controls for tv/dvd/cable
lamp
Dagger
folding pocketknife
1911
 
2013-03-15 10:01:48 PM  
My headboard has cabinets so the vibrators get stashed there.
 
2013-03-15 10:16:38 PM  

Hermione_Granger: In my house, we have only one bedside table, which now holds only an alarm clock and a book.  The 4-year-old and 2-year-old will make off with anything of value (e.g., a portable book lamp, spare change, a Tylenol bottle), and so we keep these objects on higher ground.

I do not understand why a preschooler and an old enough toddler don't know enough not to rummage through Mom and Dad's stuff. Don't people teach their little snowflakes the word "No" anymore?

I'm trying to fathom getting balls enough to rummage through my mother's bedroom at any age and it's simply not possible.

Geesh


Baaaaahahahahahahaha
 
2013-03-15 10:23:23 PM  
ctl-f = "fan"

curious how many others besides me
 
2013-03-15 10:42:41 PM  

Frederick: ctl-f = "fan"

curious how many others besides me


Mine won't fit on the nightstand...it's a tall one that moves from side to side.
 
2013-03-15 10:44:10 PM  

Frederick: ctl-f = "fan"

curious how many others besides me


My son has a small clip-on fan attached to the bookcase next to his bed.
 
2013-03-15 10:46:35 PM  

SpookyEyes: Frederick: ctl-f = "fan"

curious how many others besides me

Mine won't fit on the nightstand...it's a tall one that moves from side to side.


(x2)

And I'm so used to it that I find it difficult-unto-impossibility to sleep without it on those not-rare-enough occasions when I must.

/Same with brushing my teeth prior to bed. It's just one of those things that I gotta do prior to slumber.
 
2013-03-15 10:48:34 PM  
ctrl-f == fan

Mine's a miniature fan plugged into a USB port.
 
2013-03-15 10:53:44 PM  
Count me in with the fan brigade.  I think the first restfull nights sleep I ever had was on a visit too Texas from the NW and it was sooooo farking hot (80's lol) that I had to have a box fan propped next to me so I could sleep.  Ever since I havent been able to sleep without one.  Ruined my hearing probably over the decades but its the only way I can sleep.  Got a rotary 3 foot tall one next to the bed, ceiling fan noise doesn't cut it.  White noise generator doesnt work either, gotta have wind.
 
2013-03-15 11:07:14 PM  
Now that I finally read the article, I noticed it commented on the concept of sleeping in shifts. First sleep of about 4 hrs, then get up for a while and then back at it for another 4 I've run across this a few times but no real data to back it up? Any farkers familiar with the concept? I'm fascinated at seeing what the body naturally wants to do.
 
2013-03-15 11:07:24 PM  

Sinbox: SpookyEyes: Frederick: ctl-f = "fan"

curious how many others besides me

Mine won't fit on the nightstand...it's a tall one that moves from side to side.

(x2)

And I'm so used to it that I find it difficult-unto-impossibility to sleep without it on those not-rare-enough occasions when I must.

/Same with brushing my teeth prior to bed. It's just one of those things that I gotta do prior to slumber.


Same here. I have problems sleeping when I travel because of the lack of a fan. Hell, I wake up during the rare power outage because my fan turns off.
 
2013-03-15 11:08:46 PM  

Bathia_Mapes: Frederick: ctl-f = "fan"

curious how many others besides me

My son has a small clip-on fan attached to the bookcase next to his bed.


I have a vornado fan going every night. Sits on my dresser. I have a hard te sleeping without some form of white noise.

Awesome fans btw.
 
2013-03-15 11:11:47 PM  

SpookyEyes: Hell, I wake up during the rare power outage because my fan turns off.


This scenario played out during the last blizzard (so say: last week). Not fun. At all.
 
2013-03-15 11:11:48 PM  

netgamer7k: Am I the only one around here

[t.qkme.me image 310x283]

who doesn't have a nightstand?


Look up
 
2013-03-15 11:14:44 PM  
...played itself out...

'Twas buggin' me.(if no one else)
 
2013-03-15 11:19:35 PM  

BarkingUnicorn: In before "Glock."


How about Beretta M9?

/Plus Chigo remote control and a bottle of water
//Afghan Style!
 
2013-03-15 11:23:20 PM  
A housecat could totally kill that electric vibrator in one round.
 
2013-03-15 11:28:34 PM  
Lamp, a good read, currently it's a biography on Dietrich Bonhoeffer, and a  Springfield XDM9 fully loaded with a tactical light/laser site  attachment.
/yes I'm married
//no, we have no kids
 
2013-03-15 11:28:36 PM  

Coastalgrl: Bathia_Mapes: Frederick: ctl-f = "fan"

curious how many others besides me

My son has a small clip-on fan attached to the bookcase next to his bed.

I have a vornado fan going every night. Sits on my dresser. I have a hard te sleeping without some form of white noise.

Awesome fans btw.


The white noise effect is the main reason my son uses a fan at night.
 
2013-03-15 11:33:13 PM  
Lamp.
Kleenex.
Dust.
Clock radio.
Books.
Reading specs.
Giant freshly-filled water glass.
Liquor-glass rings.
 
2013-03-16 12:02:59 AM  

Coastalgrl: vornado fan


*GIS*

It's about time for a replacement -thanks for the tip!
 
2013-03-16 12:04:03 AM  

BarkingUnicorn: In before "Glock."


dual iphone/ipad charger, and two glocks. one magnetically attached to the bedframe and one on the night stand, replete with suppressor! :D
 
2013-03-16 12:10:54 AM  

Livingroom: BarkingUnicorn: In before "Glock."

dual iphone/ipad charger, and two glocks. one magnetically attached to the bedframe and one on the night stand, replete with suppressor! :D


Glock AR-47 tactical assault fleshlight.
 
2013-03-16 12:21:34 AM  
A small lamp, alarm clock, the tv remote and a box of tissue.
 
2013-03-16 12:23:05 AM  

BuckTurgidson: derp


This is my Hotel Defense kit, and what my nightstand at a motel looks like any night that i travel for business:
s14.postimage.org

if you've ever fired a gun indoors, you know that its 10x louder sounding. so, if i'm ever forced to defend myself in my motel room (as i often spend the night in memphis, jackson, louisville, etc) i'm prepared to do so, without so much as even disturbing the other guests.
 
2013-03-16 12:23:26 AM  

what_now: a ton of shiat: Clock, phone, hand lotion, advil, tissues, nail file, books, lip balm, hair bands, birth control pills, vitamins, glasses that I haven't needed since I got my eyes fixed in October, the dead sea scrolls, and a pencil.


You got your eyes fixed?  What procedure did you get?  Did it hurt?
 
2013-03-16 12:23:29 AM  

Frederick: Coastalgrl: vornado fan

*GIS*

It's about time for a replacement -thanks for the tip!


Agreed. I've had my Vornado for 4 years, and it's the best plug in fan I have ever owned. Even the small ones have a ton of power.
 
2013-03-16 12:27:24 AM  

Livingroom: BuckTurgidson: derp

derp


Go easy, Leonard.
 
2013-03-16 12:30:15 AM  

Smeggy Smurf: Coaster, cat hair, empty cup, ass lube, athlete's foot cream, cat hair, bottle of wintergreen, wallet, cat hair, watch, spectacles, foot lotion, sunburn lotion, KY jelly, cat hair, cat, nail clippers, dagger, 3 books, cat hair, jewelry box, a lamp, Mrs. Smurf's panties on the lamp, 4 remotes and a couple ace bandages.

It's not a nightstand, it's a repurposed table.  With a cat bed under it.


I hesitate to ask this, but what's the dagger for?
 
2013-03-16 12:32:45 AM  

Livingroom: BuckTurgidson: derp

This is my Hotel Defense kit, and what my nightstand at a motel looks like any night that i travel for business:
[s14.postimage.org image 850x635]

if you've ever fired a gun indoors, you know that its 10x louder sounding. so, if i'm ever forced to defend myself in my motel room (as i often spend the night in memphis, jackson, louisville, etc) i'm prepared to do so, without so much as even disturbing the other guests.


is that a light attached to the trigger guard?
 
2013-03-16 12:39:02 AM  

Mi-go amigo: A housecat could totally kill that electric vibrator in one round.


I had that experience once with a vibrator and a cat I didn't realize was in the room at the time.
 
2013-03-16 12:40:19 AM  

Livingroom: BuckTurgidson: derp

This is my Hotel Defense kit, and what my nightstand at a motel looks like any night that i travel for business:


if you've ever fired a gun indoors, you know that its 10x louder sounding. so, if i'm ever forced to defend myself in my motel room (as i often spend the night in memphis, jackson, louisville, etc) i'm prepared to do so, without so much as even disturbing the other guests.


This...this is kind of hot.

I should feel bad.
 
2013-03-16 12:40:21 AM  

Livingroom: BuckTurgidson: derp

This is my Hotel Defense kit, and what my nightstand at a motel looks like any night that i travel for business:
s14.postimage.org
if you've ever fired a gun indoors, you know that its 10x louder sounding. so, if i'm ever forced to defend myself in my motel room (as i often spend the night in memphis, jackson, louisville, etc) i'm prepared to do so, without so much as even disturbing the other guests.


So, as a more or less sane drunk gun-friendly Farker with nothing better to do, I just have to ask:

How will killing a violent intruder with your "silenced" Glock fail to disturb the other guests?

There are now one or more dead or dying persons bleeding out in or outside your motel room.

What's your next move?
 
2013-03-16 12:42:50 AM  
Book about beekeeping.  Weed, hash, weed, bowl, weed, lighter.  Water bottle.  toys.
 
2013-03-16 12:45:17 AM  

Bucky Katt: Smeggy Smurf: Coaster, cat hair, empty cup, ass lube, athlete's foot cream, cat hair, bottle of wintergreen, wallet, cat hair, watch, spectacles, foot lotion, sunburn lotion, KY jelly, cat hair, cat, nail clippers, dagger, 3 books, cat hair, jewelry box, a lamp, Mrs. Smurf's panties on the lamp, 4 remotes and a couple ace bandages.

It's not a nightstand, it's a repurposed table.  With a cat bed under it.

I hesitate to ask this, but what's the dagger for?


Mormons who wake me up at 7am to talk about Jesus
 
2013-03-16 12:46:57 AM  
Top: 9 books, box of Kleenex, small MagLite, lotion, three bottles of nail polish, and a votive candle and holder. At the end of the day it also gets a journal, pen, cell phone, and my glasses.
Drawer: Half boring (zippered pouch of nail maintenance stuff like files, clippers, etc) and half fun (vibrators, condoms, KY, etc.)
Cubby space under drawer: Notebooks, sketchbooks, journals, binders of half-finished stories and disjointed ideas.

My headboard is actually a bookcase of sorts, with the shelf at the head of my bed holding what doesn't fit on my nightstand. Tarot cards, notebook and pen, more books, boyfriend's Diablo III t-shirt, wooden pencil case, mini sketchbook...  Such is the clutter of creativity. :)
 
2013-03-16 12:54:50 AM  

Bucky Katt: Livingroom: BuckTurgidson: derp

This is my Hotel Defense kit, and what my nightstand at a motel looks like any night that i travel for business:
[s14.postimage.org image 850x635]

if you've ever fired a gun indoors, you know that its 10x louder sounding. so, if i'm ever forced to defend myself in my motel room (as i often spend the night in memphis, jackson, louisville, etc) i'm prepared to do so, without so much as even disturbing the other guests.

is that a light attached to the trigger guard?


no, the butterfly switch makes it look that way from the angle, but its on a gen4 glock, which means it has the integrated tac-rail for weapon accessories. the butterfly switch overhangs the trigger guard to give you a safe place to put your finger and turn the light on at the same time.

here's a closer shot of the weapon with light removed so you can see the rail:
s11.postimage.org
 
2013-03-16 12:58:52 AM  

BuckTurgidson: Livingroom: BuckTurgidson: derp

This is my Hotel Defense kit, and what my nightstand at a motel looks like any night that i travel for business:
[s14.postimage.org image 850x635]
if you've ever fired a gun indoors, you know that its 10x louder sounding. so, if i'm ever forced to defend myself in my motel room (as i often spend the night in memphis, jackson, louisville, etc) i'm prepared to do so, without so much as even disturbing the other guests.

So, as a more or less sane drunk gun-friendly Farker with nothing better to do, I just have to ask:

How will killing a violent intruder with your "silenced" Glock fail to disturb the other guests?

There are now one or more dead or dying persons bleeding out in or outside your motel room.

What's your next move?


next immediate move is 911, get the cops out their lickety-split, then order new pants, because i'll probably have shiat mine by that time.
 
2013-03-16 01:14:54 AM  

Livingroom: BuckTurgidson: Livingroom: BuckTurgidson: derp

This is my Hotel Defense kit, and what my nightstand at a motel looks like any night that i travel for business:
[s14.postimage.org image 850x635]
if you've ever fired a gun indoors, you know that its 10x louder sounding. so, if i'm ever forced to defend myself in my motel room (as i often spend the night in memphis, jackson, louisville, etc) i'm prepared to do so, without so much as even disturbing the other guests.

So, as a more or less sane drunk gun-friendly Farker with nothing better to do, I just have to ask:

How will killing a violent intruder with your "silenced" Glock fail to disturb the other guests?

There are now one or more dead or dying persons bleeding out in or outside your motel room.

What's your next move?

next immediate move is 911, get the cops out their lickety-split, then order new pants, because i'll probably have shiat mine by that time.


Then?
 
2013-03-16 01:22:25 AM  

Coastalgrl: Now that I finally read the article, I noticed it commented on the concept of sleeping in shifts. First sleep of about 4 hrs, then get up for a while and then back at it for another 4 I've run across this a few times but no real data to back it up? Any farkers familiar with the concept? I'm fascinated at seeing what the body naturally wants to do.


I find, being a night owl, this is the sleep pattern I'm best with.  Take a 2-4 hour snooze around 10, wake up, do some stuff (Fark, dishes, straighten up, whatever), back to bed between 4-6 a.m.  I feel rested the next day.  Even when I would go to bed at a reasonable time (10 p.m.) with the goal of a full 6-8 hours, I'd still wake up around 2, terribly restless and unable to sleep until after 4 - and I drag the next day.  On the other hand, if I go to bed between 4-6 a.m., no previous slumber, and can sleep in, I'll sleep straight until noon and even after, without the interval.

I'm weird, so take with salt.
 
2013-03-16 01:24:43 AM  

BuckTurgidson: Livingroom: BuckTurgidson: Livingroom: BuckTurgidson: derp

This is my Hotel Defense kit, and what my nightstand at a motel looks like any night that i travel for business:
[s14.postimage.org image 850x635]
if you've ever fired a gun indoors, you know that its 10x louder sounding. so, if i'm ever forced to defend myself in my motel room (as i often spend the night in memphis, jackson, louisville, etc) i'm prepared to do so, without so much as even disturbing the other guests.

So, as a more or less sane drunk gun-friendly Farker with nothing better to do, I just have to ask:

How will killing a violent intruder with your "silenced" Glock fail to disturb the other guests?

There are now one or more dead or dying persons bleeding out in or outside your motel room.

What's your next move?

next immediate move is 911, get the cops out their lickety-split, then order new pants, because i'll probably have shiat mine by that time.

Then?


well, i'm not sure what you're going for, but after all the explanations, paperwork, questions, possible news media (the liberals *love* NFA stories, so they can paint us as 'assassins' or 'machine gun spray-and-pray' types) but i'll probably request a new motel room, reload the magazine if the police havent seized the weapon (or if they have, put my 2nd glock on the next nightstand) and try to go back to sleep, but in all likeihood i'll be on the phone for hours with my manager, his manager, my mom, and my brother. and then i'll never stay at *that* motel ever again. i cant say as to what the long term implications are because i've never been through something this stressful as a life-and-death situation.

whether this situation even happens, i cant say- my work van is loaded full of computers and other expensive equipment, and as far as i care, they can have it- but i'm worried the "bad guys" will think they have to get through me to get it, and thats when i'll be ready. i secretly hope i'll never have to use a gun in self defense, but with the worsening economy, who knows. even quiter places like knoxville and points south on 75 are susceptible to violent crime, since 75 is the "drug corridor" every time i'm on that road (three times just this week) i see a roadside drug bust. those people stay in motels, and their customers visit those motels, and things get ugly sometimes in drug deals.

in the end, i dont want to blow out my ears shooting indoors, and since i wont have the luxury of putting on earplugs before i shoot, this is the best thing to use, imo.

now, the .308 suppressor i'm getting next month, that'll be for wild hogs :D

does that answer your question?
 
2013-03-16 01:26:18 AM  

Duck_of_Doom: Coastalgrl: Now that I finally read the article, I noticed it commented on the concept of sleeping in shifts. First sleep of about 4 hrs, then get up for a while and then back at it for another 4 I've run across this a few times but no real data to back it up? Any farkers familiar with the concept? I'm fascinated at seeing what the body naturally wants to do.

I find, being a night owl, this is the sleep pattern I'm best with.  Take a 2-4 hour snooze around 10, wake up, do some stuff (Fark, dishes, straighten up, whatever), back to bed between 4-6 a.m.  I feel rested the next day.  Even when I would go to bed at a reasonable time (10 p.m.) with the goal of a full 6-8 hours, I'd still wake up around 2, terribly restless and unable to sleep until after 4 - and I drag the next day.  On the other hand, if I go to bed between 4-6 a.m., no previous slumber, and can sleep in, I'll sleep straight until noon and even after, without the interval.

I'm weird, so take with salt.


Take it with the love is given
Take it with a pinch of salt
Take it to the taxman
Let me back let me back
I promise to be good
 
2013-03-16 01:26:30 AM  
Lamp, clock, frame (with photo), and a scent burner. Phone at night.
 
2013-03-16 01:34:03 AM  

Livingroom: does that answer your question?


Doesn't need to.

You live in an alternate universe of which I have no knowledge.
 
2013-03-16 01:43:06 AM  

BuckTurgidson: Livingroom: does that answer your question?

Doesn't need to.

You live in an alternate universe of which I have no knowledge.


i'm pretty sure that line is the answer of someone who's just been "served"

show me where any part of what i wrote is from an "alternate universe"

or can you only liberal-herp-a-derp canned replies?
 
2013-03-16 01:45:05 AM  

BuckTurgidson: How will killing a violent intruder with your "silenced" Glock fail to disturb the other guests?


You won't be yelling at least.
 
2013-03-16 01:49:18 AM  

Livingroom: BuckTurgidson: Livingroom: does that answer your question?

Doesn't need to.

You live in an alternate universe of which I have no knowledge.

i'm pretty sure that line is the answer of someone who's just been "served"

show me where any part of what i wrote is from an "alternate universe"

or can you only liberal-herp-a-derp canned replies?


Pphfffft

Are you not, in fact, Mr. CatScratch Fever his own actual self, ... Mister Theodore S. Nugent, Esquire him self same SELF?!
 
2013-03-16 03:03:11 AM  

Livingroom: BuckTurgidson: Livingroom: does that answer your question?

Doesn't need to.

You live in an alternate universe of which I have no knowledge.

i'm pretty sure that line is the answer of someone who's just been "served"

show me where any part of what i wrote is from an "alternate universe"

or can you only liberal-herp-a-derp canned replies?


There's a pretty good chance you won't be going back to that hotel room at all in a self-defense situation. You'll probably be arrested and be talking to the cops for a good long while.
 
2013-03-16 03:06:48 AM  

BuckTurgidson: Livingroom: BuckTurgidson: derp

This is my Hotel Defense kit, and what my nightstand at a motel looks like any night that i travel for business:
[s14.postimage.org image 850x635]
if you've ever fired a gun indoors, you know that its 10x louder sounding. so, if i'm ever forced to defend myself in my motel room (as i often spend the night in memphis, jackson, louisville, etc) i'm prepared to do so, without so much as even disturbing the other guests.

So, as a more or less sane drunk gun-friendly Farker with nothing better to do, I just have to ask:

How will killing a violent intruder with your "silenced" Glock fail to disturb the other guests?

There are now one or more dead or dying persons bleeding out in or outside your motel room.

What's your next move?


Moaning, even screaming is nothing compared to a heart attack inducing BOOM.
Yeah, dead bodies can be creepy and disturbing, but nothing as instantly shocking as an unsupressed firearm going off on the other side of the tissue paper walls.
Just sayin'
 
2013-03-16 03:11:12 AM  

Livingroom: does that answer your question?


Actually MY question is, Why don't you just spend a little more and stay at a better quality of hotel that you don't need a Glock AK-47 tactical assault pistol on the nightstand to protect yourself with?

I used to have to stay in such places, but now I find that the extra $50 a night is worth the peace of mind and deeper night's sleep afforded by not staying in a rents-by-the-quarter-hour notell motel by the train tracks. You don't seem THAT hard up for money if you can afford such a pricey piece of hardware.
 
2013-03-16 03:27:12 AM  

Livingroom: This is my Hotel Defense kit, and what my nightstand at a motel looks like any night that i travel for business:


When you leave your gun on the nightstand you're more likely just giving whoever creeps in while you sleep an easy way to kill you with a gun that cant be traced back to them. Even if they weren't thinking about killing you, you've now made it very convenient for them to.

But of course in the mind of people who do it, they wake up at the slightest sound even in a noisy cheap hotel next to a highway, grab their gun, and have an epic 5 minute shootout with a terrorist. Then a dame with large breasts needs to be rescued from a helicopter full of terrorists, so they chase it across the city doing sweet powerturns and hit a jump, while midair shooting all the terrorists, then leaping over and taking control of the helicopter, and landing it safely while being fellated.

/then you wake up
//or probably don't, actually
 
2013-03-16 03:27:20 AM  

Livingroom: BuckTurgidson: derp

This is my Hotel Defense kit, and what my nightstand at a motel looks like any night that i travel for business:
[s14.postimage.org image 850x635]

if you've ever fired a gun indoors, you know that its 10x louder sounding. so, if i'm ever forced to defend myself in my motel room (as i often spend the night in memphis, jackson, louisville, etc) i'm prepared to do so, without so much as even disturbing the other guests.


Holy farking crap does it suck to be you.
I toured for over 30 years, and not for a minute of it did I live in fear.
How's that whole living in a state of paranoia going for ya?

Oh and by the way....BOO!

Gotcha. Ya big pussy.
 
2013-03-16 07:30:45 AM  

dahmers love zombie: The wife's main vibe doesn't fit in the nightstand. She has to keep it under the bed.
/true story
//hitachi, baby


Hitachi Magic Wand is nice. I like Aphrodite better. It's similar to Hitachi, but it also warms up. ;)
 
2013-03-16 08:06:04 AM  
Phone, lamp, lube, hot pink digital clock that is unused (not reset after last power outage a month ago), arts and crafty box my wife made me, small bowl with cufflinks and collar stays and approx 5 tall glasses mostly empty. (I bring a glass of water to bed with me everynight and usually forget to bring it down the next day.)
 
2013-03-16 08:08:12 AM  

Livingroom: f you've ever fired a gun indoors, you know that its 10x louder sounding.


Nice. I've been looking for a decent pistol-caliber suppressor. I've got one for .22LR and am looking for one for .223/5.56mm. NFA stuff is fun.

J. Frank Parnell: When you leave your gun on the nightstand you're more likely just giving whoever creeps in while you sleep an easy way to kill you with a gun that cant be traced back to them.


How would one creep quietly into a hotel room? All the hotels I've been in have deadbolts, chains, and other security mechanisms. Sure, they're not vaults and can be forced open, but I'm not aware of any way to do this quietly.
 
2013-03-16 08:15:01 AM  
Subby's Sister's Pantys
 
2013-03-16 08:18:44 AM  

TommyymmoT: Holy farking crap does it suck to be you.
I toured for over 30 years, and not for a minute of it did I live in fear.
How's that whole living in a state of paranoia going for ya?


*shrugs* I'm not living in fear of fire, but I've got smoke detectors and a fire extinguisher at home and one in the car and know how to use them. I'm not living in fear of criminals, but I've got a gun and the training to use it safely and effectively.

Bad things sometimes happen. You've been lucky. Some of my friends have been less lucky: they had two occupied-house burglary attempts within a year and a half. They lived in a modest townhouse in a nice part of Scottsdale, AZ. In both cases the fact that they were armed ended up deterring the criminals, who then fled (one was later caught by the police).
 
2013-03-16 08:37:53 AM  

TommyymmoT: Livingroom: BuckTurgidson: derp

This is my Hotel Defense kit, and what my nightstand at a motel looks like any night that i travel for business:
[s14.postimage.org image 850x635]

if you've ever fired a gun indoors, you know that its 10x louder sounding. so, if i'm ever forced to defend myself in my motel room (as i often spend the night in memphis, jackson, louisville, etc) i'm prepared to do so, without so much as even disturbing the other guests.

Holy farking crap does it suck to be you.
I toured for over 30 years, and not for a minute of it did I live in fear.
How's that whole living in a state of paranoia going for ya?

Oh and by the way....BOO!

Gotcha. Ya big pussy.




Being paranoid and sleeping soundly and knowing you have the upper hand in the unlikely case of an encounter with an intruder are two different things
 
2013-03-16 08:54:05 AM  
wow, there's a lot of shiat on bedside tables these days.....  who needs an alarm clock when you have a cellphone - no more bullshiat of batteries/winding/loss of electricity throwing your alarm clock off...

anybody actually SLEEP in their bedroom?

no television/radio/game system in my bedroom - it's for sleeping.....

on my nightstand:  a lamp, a cellphone and (when I'm asleep) my glasses....
 
2013-03-16 08:54:45 AM  
lamp, kindle, glasses.

the wife's?  it's a re-purposed dresser; I don't even want to know what's in there...
 
2013-03-16 09:16:48 AM  
Cell phone, assorted hair elastics, approx. two crumpled up tissues, giant 3' tall antique lamp with crushed red velvet shade, jewelry box.
 
2013-03-16 09:54:29 AM  
Count me in on the fan crowd, I have a 1940's Hunter Zephair that runs all the time, winter or summer so I can sleep. Learned quickly to not reach blindly to turn it off, since the cage on those is rather open. Also have an alarm clock and a glass of water (till kitty wants food)
 
2013-03-16 10:56:32 AM  

Gyrfalcon: Livingroom: does that answer your question?

Actually MY question is, Why don't you just spend a little more and stay at a better quality of hotel that you don't need a Glock AK-47 tactical assault pistol on the nightstand to protect yourself with?

I used to have to stay in such places, but now I find that the extra $50 a night is worth the peace of mind and deeper night's sleep afforded by not staying in a rents-by-the-quarter-hour notell motel by the train tracks. You don't seem THAT hard up for money if you can afford such a pricey piece of hardware.


oh i agree, but the company i work for has a hard hotel expense limit of $75 (which includes tax) so unless i pay the difference, i have to stay cheaply. if we consider the glock cost me $538 and the suppressor was $800, if i added $50 to each night in a motel, thats only 26 nights in a swankier place, and i've been working for them for two years now, and spend over 200 nights in a motel, well... there we are.
 
2013-03-16 11:15:32 AM  

TommyymmoT: My vibrator is a diesel/pneumatic modified jack hammer.


Wimp. Mine is quick coupled to a Cat 390D L. It's pretty sensuous.
 
2013-03-16 11:20:23 AM  
Cell phone and glasses.

I thought we all used smartphones to replace our books, radios, alarms, weather stations etc.

The hitachi and wash cloths are in the nightstand.  Some people use tissues to clean up?  They must use a lot of tissues or not be very hydrated.
 
2013-03-16 11:20:33 AM  

heypete: Livingroom: f you've ever fired a gun indoors, you know that its 10x louder sounding.

Nice. I've been looking for a decent pistol-caliber suppressor. I've got one for .22LR and am looking for one for .223/5.56mm. NFA stuff is fun.

J. Frank Parnell: When you leave your gun on the nightstand you're more likely just giving whoever creeps in while you sleep an easy way to kill you with a gun that cant be traced back to them.

How would one creep quietly into a hotel room? All the hotels I've been in have deadbolts, chains, and other security mechanisms. Sure, they're not vaults and can be forced open, but I'm not aware of any way to do this quietly.


Yeah, I'm willing to bet hotel doors offer more protection than most police armories.
 
2013-03-16 11:28:04 AM  

Livingroom: Gyrfalcon: Livingroom: does that answer your question?

Actually MY question is, Why don't you just spend a little more and stay at a better quality of hotel that you don't need a Glock AK-47 tactical assault pistol on the nightstand to protect yourself with?

I used to have to stay in such places, but now I find that the extra $50 a night is worth the peace of mind and deeper night's sleep afforded by not staying in a rents-by-the-quarter-hour notell motel by the train tracks. You don't seem THAT hard up for money if you can afford such a pricey piece of hardware.

oh i agree, but the company i work for has a hard hotel expense limit of $75 (which includes tax) so unless i pay the difference, i have to stay cheaply. if we consider the glock cost me $538 and the suppressor was $800, if i added $50 to each night in a motel, thats only 26 nights in a swankier place, and i've been working for them for two years now, and spend over 200 nights in a motel, well... there we are.




Besides, just staying at a better place doesn't make you immune to things. If I was a robber, I may even choose the swankier places to hit.
 
2013-03-16 12:26:00 PM  

jonmurr: Simply measure the current draw (lets say 5 amps) times the line voltage (120 volts North America) to get watts , in this example, 600. Convert watts to HP (745 watts to 1 HP) for about .8 horsepower for a five amp draw. 3 HP is close to the 20 Amps most newer houses use for the breaker for a circuit. You could run the risk of the breaker popping before the ,uh, "user".


For contrast, a Sybian looks to draw circa 0.1 HP.
 
2013-03-16 12:58:52 PM  

abb3w: jonmurr: Simply measure the current draw (lets say 5 amps) times the line voltage (120 volts North America) to get watts , in this example, 600. Convert watts to HP (745 watts to 1 HP) for about .8 horsepower for a five amp draw. 3 HP is close to the 20 Amps most newer houses use for the breaker for a circuit. You could run the risk of the breaker popping before the ,uh, "user".

For contrast, a Sybian looks to draw circa 0.1 HP.


Tech not an engineer but don't you draw amps and produce HP?

Looking at an old 1.5 HP motor for the new "toy."
 
2013-03-16 01:10:32 PM  

StoPPeRmobile: Tech not an engineer but don't you draw amps and produce HP?


That's probably the conventional phrasing, but for fixed voltage it's moot from a physics standpoint.
 
2013-03-16 01:28:30 PM  

abb3w: StoPPeRmobile: Tech not an engineer but don't you draw amps and produce HP?

That's probably the conventional phrasing, but for fixed voltage it's moot from a physics standpoint.


Gotcha.
 
2013-03-16 06:07:44 PM  

santadog: Book about beekeeping.  Weed, hash, weed, bowl, weed, lighter.  Water bottle.  toys.


Okay, I just looked at your profile and you might be the best person ever.
 
2013-03-16 11:26:29 PM  

Duck_of_Doom: snake_beater: //only things there are two stuffed dolls - a teddy bear from my grandma and Kyubey (...don't ask)

When you say a negative, you're really implying the positive.  So, who or what is a Kyubey, and do I want one?  Come on, share with the class.


images.puella-magi.net

This is Kyubey. He is the Don Corelone of magical girl mascots.
 
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