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Sun May 24, 2020, 01:00 AM

Any night owls up?

I'm on call this week. I got eight calls so far today.

It seems some people have nothing better to do with their Memorial Day weekend than ruin my Memorial Day weekend...

Anyway, no point in going to bed if I'm just going to get a call at 1am...



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Reply Any night owls up? (Original post)
Aristus May 2020 OP
chillfactor May 2020 #1
Aristus May 2020 #2
chillfactor May 2020 #5
Aristus May 2020 #6
chillfactor May 2020 #9
diva77 May 2020 #16
TexasTowelie May 2020 #3
Aristus May 2020 #4
emmaverybo May 2020 #7
Aristus May 2020 #8
A HERETIC I AM May 2020 #10
Aristus May 2020 #11
A HERETIC I AM May 2020 #12
diva77 May 2020 #15
Squidly May 2020 #19
Lochloosa May 2020 #23
7wo7rees May 2020 #13
Aristus May 2020 #20
Midnight Writer May 2020 #14
Aristus May 2020 #21
barbtries May 2020 #17
cate94 May 2020 #18
pansypoo53219 May 2020 #22

Response to Aristus (Original post)

Sun May 24, 2020, 01:04 AM

1. Hi there!

I am up sipping on wine and reading another great mystery. My caregiver is asleep so house very quiet.

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Response to chillfactor (Reply #1)

Sun May 24, 2020, 01:07 AM

2. I love the peace and quiet of the night.

I'm more of a morning person. But the morning doesn't have the quiet, tenebrous mystery of the late night. I'm sitting by my open window, enjoying the cool breeze, and listening to the trains go by out by the river.

I have to stay sober and clear-headed for outpatient call. So just some sparkling water for me...

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Response to Aristus (Reply #2)

Sun May 24, 2020, 01:14 AM

5. I am a natural night owl.......

I often read until the early morning hours. I have the patio door open with cool breeze drifting through the living room...sitting in my recliner with my feet up......listening to the coyotes singing.

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Response to chillfactor (Reply #5)

Sun May 24, 2020, 01:18 AM

6. I've been an insomniac since sixth grade.

But, since I have to get up and go to work every weekday, I go to bed at a reasonable hour at night (usually) and take a stab at getting some sleep.

The weekends are nice, because I don't have to pretend to go to sleep by a certain time...

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Response to Aristus (Reply #6)

Sun May 24, 2020, 01:55 AM

9. Being retired has its advantages.

I can be up when I want, go to bed when I want.......sip wine, read, smoke when i want, watch movies to all hours. I worked from the time I was 16 until I retired when I was 66. In between married, raised a family, worked full time, went to school full time. I am always amazed at the energy I had when I was younger.

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Response to Aristus (Reply #2)

Sun May 24, 2020, 02:52 AM

16. Thanks for the vocabulary word: "tenebrous"

ten•e•brous tĕn′ə-brəs►

adj.
Dark and gloomy.
Dark; gloomy.
adj.
Dark; gloomy; dusky; tenebrious.


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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Sun May 24, 2020, 01:09 AM

3. I'll be awake for awhile.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #3)

Sun May 24, 2020, 01:11 AM

4. Hey!



Good song.

I'm not the biggest Elvis fan on the planet. But I like this one.

I think he squandered an immense amount of talent...

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Sun May 24, 2020, 01:50 AM

7. Still up. Easy enough for me. But you are on duty.I wish you sound sleep at some point or to be

able to catch up.

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Response to emmaverybo (Reply #7)

Sun May 24, 2020, 01:53 AM

8. Thank you.

It won't be any time soon. I just got another call...

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Sun May 24, 2020, 02:00 AM

10. WILL YOU SHUT THE FUCK UP, OVER THERE?!?

I'M TRYING TO WATCH PORN OVER HERE, FOR FUCKS SAKE!?!

OH....SORRY....was that out loud?


I'm just sitting here watching kitty and bunny videos on YouTube, I swear.


I am totally not watching whatever you think I might be watching.

At all.


Totally not.


I swear.


Bunnies and kitties.


Totally.

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Response to A HERETIC I AM (Reply #10)

Sun May 24, 2020, 02:07 AM

11. I believe you.

My preferred viewing is tank videos. For me, that is porn...

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Response to Aristus (Reply #11)

Sun May 24, 2020, 02:11 AM

12. As well you should.

I was absolutely and without a doubt watching this instructional video about how to navigate a steep grade with a coal train, because that's how I roll at 3 AM on a Sunday;



There were absolutely ZERO women wearing cheerleader costumes having sex on a couch appearing on my computer screen.

Of that I can testify.



Just not under oath.

Proper tank video;



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Response to A HERETIC I AM (Reply #12)

Sun May 24, 2020, 02:50 AM

15. Ok, this post was worth the trade for some of my precious night owl time



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Response to A HERETIC I AM (Reply #12)

Sun May 24, 2020, 07:00 AM

19. I kept waiting

For something bad to happen, like it falling off the trailer and rolling down the hill!

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Response to Aristus (Reply #11)

Sun May 24, 2020, 10:22 AM

23. Check out an online game. World of Tanks. Free to play.

Lots of history on tanks and you get to blow some up.

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Sun May 24, 2020, 02:13 AM

13. Hey there. Wishing you well. Another night owl person here.

And you called it. Another call at what 1am something.
Love you lots dear Aristus. Can't believe you are so much the elder. 😎🙃 But makes sense with your volumes of wisdom and fun in your "Ask me anything" threads.
I know you are, but it can't hurt saying it again, take care and stay well. You are much loved.

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Response to 7wo7rees (Reply #13)

Sun May 24, 2020, 07:58 AM

20. That's very kind of you to say.



I don't feel worthy of such accolades, to be honest...

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Sun May 24, 2020, 02:40 AM

14. Every night. My favorite time. But I have the luxury of being able to sleep late.

These days I'm not on call for much of anything.

Glad there are people like you out there handling emergencies.









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Response to Midnight Writer (Reply #14)

Sun May 24, 2020, 08:08 AM

21. The problem with out-patient call is that the calls are rarely emergencies.

Ever hear those news stories about how someone called 9-1-1 because McDonald's didn't get their order right? Or because they can't find their TV remote?

I get a lot of calls like that.

Out-patient call is supposed to be for after-hours patient concerns that fall somewhere between "Let's see if it clears up on its own" and "You'd better go to the emergency room right away."

Instead, I get calls from patients who just don't seem to have anything better to do. Once, I got a call from a woman at 3am ( on a work-night, no less ) who just wanted to know what the potential side effects of her medication were ( despite the fact that prescription medications always come with a print-out of potential side effects ).

Twice now, I've received phone calls from patients who had issues that warranted a trip to the emergency room, and I told them so, only to find out that they were calling me from the emergency room, and they weren't happy with the treatment they were getting! That's crazy any time of the day, but when it wakes you out of a sound sleep, you start re-examining your life's choices...

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Sun May 24, 2020, 02:59 AM

17. since 12:49 am

I have insomnia. will no doubt sleep into late morning at least, if i ever get to sleep.
Seems almost weird to say happy memorial day this year. but, may the calls end and you enjoy your holiday.

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Sun May 24, 2020, 03:47 AM

18. I fall asleep

I wake up. This is my life. Only a few hours of sleep per night. I take after my mom in that regard. At least she would fall asleep at the kitchen table during the day. I stay awake.

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Sun May 24, 2020, 08:24 AM

22. oh jeez. its past 8am.

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