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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 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
 
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