Wednesday, April 12, 2006

A Couple of Questions XII

Still haven't figured out our Easter plans.... probably ought to get on that.....

1. Describe the longest stretch you ever went without sleep....

2. What was the last movie you saw in a theater, and would you recommend it?

10 comments:

StephieAnne said...

That's kind of freaky. I just came up with that question regarding sleep, and then saw the ad for "House" (I'm watching American Idol) in which a patient is admitted for not sleeping for 10 days straight. I promise the question was my own-

LiteraryGirl said...

Love the pictures of your trip. Definitely think we will be taking advantage of the recommendation.

1. Gosh...not much because I need a lot of sleep. If I stay up too late or get to the point of exhaustion I will literally start crying and just fall apart. Either Senior All Night Party after graduation or this high school youth group overnight thing (when I was a leader) where I remember the following morning being SO exhausted and just wanting to go home and I had to take a girl home who lived way out in the middle of nowhere and when she got out of the car I cried all the way home I was so tired. Hmm... wonder why my daughter gets so emotional when she is tired? Could there be a connection?
2. I think Pride and Prejudice a few months ago, and yes, I would recommend it. Or possibly I saw Curious George after that (I'm sitting here racking my brain and attempting to figure out a time to get to a movie soon because I seriously can't remember!) and would only recommend it if you are under eight.

StephieAnne said...

1. When I flew to Africa, the flight and anxiety overseas left me sleepless while on the plane. I arrived, middle of night, in Kenya and my then-fiance insisted I stay up all night so that I would get past the time change. Out of excitement, getting to the morning was no problem, but the whole rest of the day I was absolutely delirious. It's almost like an "out of body" experience....it's awful.

2. We just saw "Failure to Launch". I'll say it's a very cute and enjoyable movie, but perhaps not worth the full fare to see in a theater.

JustMe said...

1. Thanks for reminding me, literarygirl - yeah, the all night party was one of the only times I've stayed up all night and went to the sunrise get-together with about 10 other hardy souls. Otherwise I usually decide by 2am that sleep is more important than anything else in the world. If you want to ask how long I can go sleep-DEPRIVED, however...any other mom can relate.

2. "Something New" was OK, maybe for rental. It brought up some interesting points about interracial relationships. One of the scenes embarrassed me to death - I was sitting in the theater by myself and I think I still turned six shades of red. My friend and I are going to see "Take the Lead" this weekend. We are both so desparate for breaks from our kids that we hardly care what we see!!

StephieAnne said...

Let us know what you think - it looks like a neat movie...

Colie said...

1. Well ... I love sleep! In my 6 years of college I have never pulled an all nighter for study purposes! I have gone probably 30 hours or so w/o sleep - Mexico mission trip, senior all night party, beach date w/ Randy in High School (I was suppose to be staying the night w/ Chele:-)), perhaps a few more times.
2. Narnia - we don't get out to movies very often since Caleb showed up. Now that I'm finished nursing we will probably hit one soon (X-Men 3 comes out may 26th). Yes, I would recommend Narnia!

chele said...

1. I too like sleep, but I've definitely had my fair share of moments without it. As for experiences without any shut eye, I think I've had maybe a half dozen all-nighters - perhaps my record might be 36 hours, but I couldn't swear on that. My most memorable experiences were an all night senior party, the night I miscarried (I had to stay up putting together lesson plans so that I wouldn't have to go to work the next few days), and most recently the night/morning when I had Ellie. (MUCH more enjoyable than any of the others - TRULY :)
Like Jodi, more often than not I tend to go for prolonged stretches with just a few hours of sleep at night - so that by the end of four or five days I've only had 10-12 hours of sleep. Not good- and sadly often performed right before a big vacation or getaway that I'd want to enjoy and not have to catch up on sleep....
2. Like Colie, we haven't been to the movies much. Narnia was also the last movie and I loved it. The experience was made even better in that we were watching it as a family with the Rileys in Bend during our annual Sunriver getaway at Christmas time. The snow was just coming down making the experience even more magical and exciting.

HollieHobbie said...

1. I tent to have bouts with insomnia but I usually just have very broken sleep, not long stretches of no sleep. But my first trip to the west coast 9 years ago I didn't sleep for 22 hours because of the time difference then going up to Portland to party with Pete and a couple of his friends.
2. Walk the Line.....Love it! asked for and got it for my Birthday, asked for and got the soundtrack for my b'day too.

HollieHobbie said...

sorry for my typing errors

StephieAnne said...

Happy Late Birthday Hollie! Hope it was a good one....