Friday, March 17, 2017


Today, March 17th, is World Sleep Day!!

Thanks, River!!

Kittens sleep better when they’re tucked in!!

But some kids can sleep anywhere.

(Reworked from a 9/23/15 post with a whole bunch of new cartoons.)

Did you know that sleeping is the only thing you have to pretend you're doing so that you can do it?  (Think about it—when you go to bed, you lie there quietly & close your eyes!!)

When my granddaughters were about 2 & 4 we were at a restaurant with them having dinner.  The younger one--Nameless III--had just finished her dinner & was very sleepy.  The server came to our table & asked if we wanted dessert.  We told her no, but Nameless III said she wanted some.  Her daddy told her she was much too tired.  She said, very politely, “No, Daddy, I’m not.  I’d really like some…zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.”  She was out like a light!!

Bud learned many things while he was in the Army.  He learned to give & receive orders, how to deal with neurotic superior officers & how to care for & fire a weapon.  (Since he was a Finance Officer, he was required to sleep with a loaded .45 on the nightstand next to him when the payroll was in.  He tossed & turned in his sleep so I learned to stay awake those nights.)  He had to attend many lectures, so he considers the most important thing he learned was how to sit up, keep his eyes open & hold a pen--all while sleeping.

More about Bud, the source of so much blog fodder (Thank you, Honey!!): He used to talk in his sleep constantly.  He doesn't do that now & I'm glad because this can often be the cause of problems.  For instance, there was the night I was awakened by him talking loudly “on the phone”.  He said--& this is a direct quote, “He’s got as much chance of doing that as I have of screwing Elizabeth!”  I took a deep breath.  He continued his “conversation”, “That is the name of the present queen of England, isn’t it?”  I remember another classic.  When I got into bed, he was sound asleep.  He put his arms around me & drew me close, cuddling me.  He murmured, “Take a letter…..”

My son-in-law, Signore Anonimo (Mr. Nameless), loves couches.  He naps on them whenever possible.  Every night he falls asleep on the couch & sometimes--but not often--he later wakes up & goes upstairs to bed.  He & our son Blake are very good friends.  They have decided that if they ever had the opportunity to live like the old Roman emperors they would have a couch room in their palace.  Also a vomitorium, so if they wanted to eat more after a feast they could make room for a refill.  This may happen to Signore Anonimo one day:

When I woke up this morning my girlfriend asked me, "Did you sleep good?" and I said, "No, I made a few mistakes."----Stephen Wright
The amount of sleep needed by the average person is five minutes more----Max Kaufman
After she woke up, a woman told her husband, "I just dreamed that you gave me a pearl necklace for our anniversary. What do you think it means?"

"You'll know tonight." he said

That evening, the man came home with a small package and gave it to his wife.
Delighted, she opened it to find a book entitled "The Meaning of Dreams."

Do you have to have your bed, pillows & blankets
just right before you can fall asleep?
To see dogs that don't have that problem,
click here.

Of course, if you have a cat, all bets are off!!

Do you have difficulty falling asleep?

Staying asleep?

Or not?

Did you know that some snails can sleep
for up to three years?

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!

Laugh & the world laughs with you, snore & you sleep alone----Anthony Burgess (& fishducky)



  1. I am a woeful sleeper. And really, really regret the days when I wasn't.
    And the Simon's Cat video is spot on.

  2. I used to sleep really well. Go to bed, close my eyes, wake up in the morning. Then I got a cat. Things weren't too bad at first, he was a baby and slept on my bed. Then he grew and re-discovered the great outdoors. I'm slowly retraining him and we sleep now from 10pm until 5am. Unless I wake at 1am and sit up reading.
    There's a lot of daytime napping going on here now.

    1. There's nothing wrong with a daytime nap; I occasionally take themzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  3. The amount of sleep needed by the average person is five minutes more----Max Kaufman

    Love it!

  4. Loved the dog sleeping positions. Wonder if any of them would help me sleep. Getting comfortable doesn't seem necessary for them. Wonder if I'd fit in a water dish.

    1. You could try; but make sure there's no water left in it!!

  5. Whew! That cat yawning looked like it was turning inside-out!

    1. That was as much of a cat's insides I really want to see!!

  6. I just ate lunch, I am sleepy, I make some coffee, I sit down and open your blog to this???????


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