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Jay Lake
Date: 2007-12-04 17:58
Subject: [personal] Tired, very very tired
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Mood:very tired
Music:the heater humming
Tags:books, omaha, personal
Let's just say I've felt better than I do tonight. It was a draining day at work, and I missed my planned dinner date with garyomaha and elusivem. I'm worn. No writing or writing-related program activities tonight.

I'm going to finish The Book of Joby Powell's | Amazon ], I think. What do you do when you're worn out and down?
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User: hkneale
Date: 2007-12-05 02:36 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Clue Fairy
I take a break from my schedule. I drop pretty much everything I can (except for bare basics like school and day job) and do something completely different. I'll get on the piano and compose. I'll sprawl myself across the couch and indulge in a season of some TV program on DVD. I'll quilt. I'll hop on the bus and take off to spend the day in Perth. I'll do anything but what I usually do.

Even took a break from my computer one week. Never turned the sucker on. Funnily enough, I didn't miss it one bit during that time, and am tempted to do it again soon.

When one works a busy schedule (like you and I do), we can get weighed down with the tedium of the same things over and over. Same patterns, same thought processes, same-old same-old.

Gotta stretch the ol' mental muscles and engage our brains in an entirely different path of thinking.

Brain holiday.

Then one can go back to doing whatever it is one usually does.
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Kelly Green
User: saycestsay
Date: 2007-12-05 02:46 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Eat potato chips. Hey look, there goes one now!

Feel better soon, and no, I won't help you hide the bodies.
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User: neutronjockey
Date: 2007-12-05 03:11 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I don't watch TV. So when I'm worn out --- like this weekend with the back being out--- I lay up in bed with the laptop and have the gf rent a few dvds and I catch up on all the episodes of past seasons of shows that other folks talk about regularly.
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Brenda Cooper
User: bjcooper
Date: 2007-12-05 03:30 (UTC)
Subject: It happens to me
And I do what it sounds like you're doing -sleep and read. I will send you wishes for good energy.
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User: catsparx
Date: 2007-12-05 03:45 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I park my carcass on the couch and watch episodes of The Saint or The Persuaders. And eat chips.
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User: steve_buchheit
Date: 2007-12-05 03:58 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
normally flip through the 40 odd channels my local cable provides, realize I'm not missing much on TV, then go read until I fall asleep (write or read, that's the rule). Tonight, though, was continued relamping of the Xmas tree (with LEDs, 9' tall tree) and watching/listening to a National Geo program on a Saha Shaman grave they uncovered. Grist for the mill.
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User: csinman
Date: 2007-12-05 04:01 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Hot chocolate, book, blanket, couch. And the feline sneeze-machines are banished to the Other Room so they don't mess with any of the comfort items.

I hope you wake up feeling jaytastic tomorrow. (That is the super-scientific term for your usual energetic nature.)
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User: joycemocha
Date: 2007-12-05 04:46 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Bed or living room with wood stove this time of year. Read. Books. Rest. Sleep. Maybe a Warren Miller DVD.

Depending on the activity mood, I might go play with horse or go skiing, though. Sometimes getting active makes life better. But the past few weeks at work have been awfully draining, and personal life stuff has been crazy. To give you an idea, Orycon (and staying at the con) was actually restful.
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When life gives you lemmings...: 1957 Lagonda Rapide
User: danjite
Date: 2007-12-05 05:39 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:1957 Lagonda Rapide
Moderately weary? Ebay motors, the "other cars" section.

Real weary? Ebay.co.uk, ebay.fr, ebay.it and ebay.de, the pre-1970 sections on all.

You must have suspected.
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Twilight: Smile
User: twilight2000
Date: 2007-12-05 06:17 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Curl up with a good "light" book (nothing that makes me think *too* much) -- often a well read classic or a mystery -- or with mindless cop shows (as those work for me :>). Depends on just how burned out I am...
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Rose Fox
User: rosefox
Date: 2007-12-05 07:21 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I ask my nearest and dearest for hugs and cuddles (anyone else is likely to inadvertently hug me the wrong way and I have no patience for educating people when I'm worn out) and zone out online.

What did you think of The Book of Joby?
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2007-12-05 12:46 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I did finish it last night. Still digesting it. I'll post a review in a few days.
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User: kehrli
Date: 2007-12-05 08:24 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I check my email and LJ f-list compulsively. It doesn't help, and is not recommended.
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User: kara_gnome
Date: 2007-12-05 12:06 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
That's too bad, but you did right by retreating for a bit.

I take a very warm bubble bath and read something fun and light, and then go to bed.

Anyway, hopefully today will be better :)
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User: blakehutchins
Date: 2007-12-05 23:04 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Go out and run for about three miles. Seriously.

When I'm *really* too low energy to do that, I snooze on the couch with the cat sprawled across my chest.
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User: madkestrel
Date: 2007-12-06 01:30 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
What do you do when you're worn out and down?

I drink peppermint tea and listen to songs that make me cry.

Sometimes when it's really bad, I'll guilt my fourteen-year-old into snuggling with me on the couch.
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