Friday, August 9, 2013

How Long A Period Of Sleep Is A Wink??

Or how do you catch a wink as in catching 40 winks?? This morning I woke up and looked at the time on the clock radio and thought I'd roll over and try to catch 40 winks. Then wondered about how long is a wink and almost didn't fall asleep again. Thru sheer effort of will I was able to go back to sleep. I'm usually pretty good at that.


  1. A wink is one of those intangible measures of time, the duration of which is left up to the closed eyes of the beholder. The term "a wink of the eye" is usually meant to mean something happened very quickly. But as I remember some of the wink conversations with my father while making it through my early kid years, I came away positive that a wink is open to debate. An imprecise word that can be manipulated to cover a wide variety of time spans.My dad's version of "40 winks" differed from mine. When said it, he meant it as a brief couple of minutes, maybe ten or so for him to collect himself. My version usually turns into a nap which many folks, if they saw me in action, would call deep sleep. They might even check my pulse to see if I was still alive.

  2. The room has to be pitch black dark and cool. With this shit (a Flowmax work-a-like)I get up and piss like a race horse! And, usually get back to sleep fairly quick. Thursday am I couldn't and was up before the sun and likely the damned roosters too. Some where between 0500 and 0600 my ass is up! Can't say that for the dick - gettin that fixed...

    Now, I will report that the leather couch I have has one evil couch monster living in it that has been known to get my ass for a thirty minute nap...


  3. Damn monkey mind. Early morning brain farts often happens to me; It's where I get most of my post from.
    the Ol'Buzzard


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