SoCS — Precious

BB6FE46F-2F8C-4194-91E6-4D13FA45D7D9I’d venture a guess that many other bloggers responding to Linda G. Hill’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt this week, “precious,” will write about the character Gollum from Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings books. So I am not going to write a post about Gollum or the ring or Tolkien.

What I am going to write about, instead of Gollum and his precious ring, is something that is precious to me. And what might that be, you ask? Well, what is most precious to me is a good night’s sleep.

These days, it’s not easy for me to get a good night’s sleep. Why not? Well, three things. First,  like most men my age, I have to get out of bed nearly every night, generally between two and five in the morning, to pee. It’s something I call “OMS” (Old Man’s Syndrome). I posted about it previously, and if you’re interested, you can read more about my OMS here.

The second impediment to me getting a good night’s sleep is my wife. She claims that I snore, which she says wakes her up several times a night. I have never either heard myself snoring or woken myself up due to my snoring. But she uses this alleged snoring of mine to poke me in the back or side or to smack the mattress multiple times each night to shut me up. I also posted about this matter previously in this post.

The final barrier to my getting a good night’s sleep is Donald Trump. I am so angry and frustrated and depressed that he is the President of the United States and about the damage he’s doing to our country and our society that I often wake up in the middle of the night in a cold sweat from what I call “Trumpmares,” or nightmares involving something Donald Trump has said or done. Don’t worry, I’m not going to provide links to previous posts I’ve written about Donald Trump. There would far too many such links.

In hindsight, I probably should have stuck with posting about Gollum and his “precious.”

16 thoughts on “SoCS — Precious

  1. Tim Willow October 13, 2018 / 3:16 am

    you kind of did stick with gollum and his precious. Trump’s precious is his self image,perhaps.

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  2. Sadje October 13, 2018 / 3:46 am

    I really enjoy reading your posts. Well if nothing can be done about the first 2 impediments to your sleep, at least the last one can be removed:
    1. Don’t see any tv or r news related broadcasts.
    2. Vote blue in the mid term elections and then in the general elections.
    3. Don’t read newspapers or political post on social media.

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  3. Paula Light October 13, 2018 / 7:12 am

    I was just getting in a state of Zen about putting that disgusting pig out of my mind for the weekend when I read this morning he’s somehow packing the 9th circuit court with his own horrible judges. Now I’m getting another migraine. 😡😡😡

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  4. newepicauthor October 13, 2018 / 8:44 am

    Mrs. Fandango should get a tape recorder and tape you while you are sleeping, as that is probably the only way that you will ever believe her.

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  5. J-Dub October 13, 2018 / 12:45 pm

    I fear I will never get a good night’s sleep again :(. Can’t go wrong with Gollum ;).

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  6. Michael October 13, 2018 / 1:59 pm

    Hopefully all will seem a little better after November. if not then I am very much looking forward to The Purge which is sure to follow next.

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  7. JT Twissel October 13, 2018 / 3:47 pm

    I’m actually madder at the people who keep on supporting Trump. They seem so proud to be ignorant and classless. And cruel, just plain cruel.

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  8. Sight11 October 13, 2018 / 4:22 pm

    As I said before she should use your IPhone to record you…

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  9. Laura October 13, 2018 / 5:38 pm

    Huh. Our nights sound suspiciously similar, although my point one is due to OWS. When I became an Old Woman I’ll never know but my bladder has clocked out so I’m up and about every single night. My hubby doesn’t believe he snores either – bwahahaha!!

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  10. Jami Carder October 16, 2018 / 8:40 pm

    OMS, OWS… no one warns you about this getting old stuff!

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    • Fandango October 16, 2018 / 10:51 pm

      Nope, it just hits you in the middle of the night!


  11. leigha66 October 20, 2018 / 10:48 am

    Been so long ago that I got a good night’s sleep I am not sure I would know how to handle it. Good post!

    Liked by 2 people

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