Sunday, August 22, 2010

300, 299, 298, 297....

     My friend Grant, a fellow CBC radio listener and fan, shared some very useful information with me about sleeplessness: forget adding sheep, cull them from the flock instead. More specifically, researchers have apparently determined that counting backwards from 300 will help insomnia sufferers. 
     At least I think this is what Grant said. (We were drinking margaritas.) He's a serious mathlete so he may have said counting backwards from 300 in threes. Before I could seek clarification though, the conversation veered another direction (a.k.a. more margaritas were consumed).
     So last night I had the uh, "fortunate opportunity" to test this theory. Unfortunately I wasted ten more sleepless minutes having a tense conversation with myself about whether to count backwards by threes or not. After determining I'm pretty much incapable of counting backwards by threes (and in lieu of punching myself in the head repeatedly), I began the simplified version: 300, 299, 298, 297, 264, 296....     
     It worked.
     The last number I recall was 219.
     Stop deleting sheep people. It's useless. Please share this valuable information with your peeps. And to all a good night.


3 comments:

Laoch of Chicago said...

I have always preferred the ancient practice of counting naked women. This does not help me fall asleep really but it is primally satisfying.

Didactic Pirate said...

Eliminating sheep does seem more efficient. There's too many damn dream sheep cluttering the horizon anyway. Where'd they all come from, anyway?

P.S. You just got yourself another follower.

dbs said...

@Loach Thank you for the new and improved pictures stuck in my head.

@Didactic Pirate Thanks for joining my tiny club and for planning to keep the horizon uncluttered too.

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