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    Talking • Drifting •

    Often I see threads drift away from the original OPs intent. That is a very normal thing to happen, because forums lend themselves to be conversational. So, I thought it would be nice to have a thread without a topic. It can go any direction that you like it to go, just remember: no politics, no religion, no nasties.

    Other than those restrictions, let's just drift

    I will start by asking when it gets dark in the evening now where you live.
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    It starts getting dark at 10pm but not fully a night until about 11pm. The first signs of dawn are seen at around 3:40am (right about now ) along with first birds singing -- a sign to go to bed for me.
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    I know about those long days Saulius, and those short nights, my father talked about those.

    In Florida we have rather long nights in the summer. About 8:30 to 9:00 the sun goes down, it comes up around 6:30, I guess, sleep longer than that, do not like to wake up early
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    In our summer the sun goes down around 9:30pm and comes up just after 5am. I love it.

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    You get up early though, Sarah?
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    I'm at the gym by 5:30 every morning.

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    I admire that a lot. I always wanted to get up early, but my body clock fails me. When I used to work for other people (oh so long ago), or go to school earlier on, I was absolutely miserable because of the early hours. I thaw around noon time, I stay up late as well, was always a night person.

    We are all wired in a different way I guess, and all the wishing to change it will not work.
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    I'm one of those fortunate people that only needs 4 or 5 hours sleep per night.

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    My husband is that way, how I envy you guys. Although I can and have worked years on end with 4 hours a night as well, sometimes through the night, no sleep, when I was younger. But it hits me really hard after a while, I just do not function right any longer. Actually dangerous, I would never drive a car in that condition.

    But when there is no choice, then you just have to push.
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    I don't know what time it gets dark.

    Since I'm out of school now, I tend to go to bed anytime between midnight and 2 in the morning during the week. I still get up at 7:30 or so as well. On the weekends though, well anything goes. I stay up till I can't stay up any longer.

    I've gotten into the habbit of sleeping a few hours at night (say 5 or so) then taking a nap during the day. I like that schedule.
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    In my place the sun goes down at 6.30 PM and comes up at 6.30 AM...it is almost like that throughout the year with a variation of about +or-30 minutes.
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    Here in Paris its getting dark by 10 / 11 pm, no idea about dawn but probably around 4 / 5 am.

    Back home in Silchar, where I'm from, it used to get dark by 5 / 6 pm and dawn at around 4 am.

    Speaking about the sleep, I used to sleep for 5 / 6 hours and that was perfect for me ... but since I'm here, I'm sleeping 8 / 9 hours. I hate it, but don't know how to get back my original habit ... I have tried a few times, but then I'm so worthless all the day, dizzy, headache, I sleep in my chair, etc. Probably due to the difference of temperature and culture.

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    I'm working on a project that will occasionally mean I have to get up really early, and I hate waking up early. You might find this interesting - How I became an early riser on Zen Habits.
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    Well the one thing about living in the tropics... our dusk, dawn and noon times are always the same all year 'round.

    5:30 - 6:00 am -- dawn
    11:30 - 12:00 pm -- noon
    5:30 - 6:00 pm -- dusk

    A lot like what electroskan said he experiences.

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    I don't know what I would prefer actually, my situation is the same as Raffles and Kigoobe as we're in the same hemisphere.

    Though I've visited the tropics and have to say I think it would be nice to have that routine. Here it stays light in the summer really late, and that can lend itself to good things.

    One thing I do envy is the tropical rain, it's warmer and tends to fall downwards, not blown straight into your face like our windy wet weather. Of course the downside to tropical rain are the storms that often accompany it

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    Well, one thing about getting dark at 11pm and getting dark at 6pm, for me, was that mentally it was easier to differentiate, like, hey this is morning, do the day day jobs, and this is evening, do the evening jobs.

    here everything is so mixed up, like in the winter, it can be 8 in the morning and still dawn .. to some extent I need to forget to relate daylight to day and moonlight to night ... its more like understanding day and night by watching the watch, not by looking outside ... But, probably I'm a slow acclimatizer ...

    Speaking about acclimatization, it's going to be 5 years I'm here, but something I am still confused, problem of acclimatization of course, is while crossing the road.

    People in my place drives on the left side, while steering is at the right. Here it's just the contrary ... at times it comes that i'm watching on the wrong direction ... looking towards right instead of left ...

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    Where are you originally from Kigoobe? Your thing there on the left says paris, but I assume this is where you live now?

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    To me, the bed hugger, the best thing to have is an exciting project, that gets me going like nothing else, but that also keeps me awake, spinning in mind about it on and on, sort of a half sleep where I develop ideas. Some of the best things I have done came from this kind of half dream wake state.
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    i dont no wat to post abt
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    Hahaha -- you have more to say than that though?

    Off Topic:

    we can start with your way of saying things. It should be:
    I don't know what to post about

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    I love the sunrise/sunset times here in Florida. It was the most de-motivating thing to walk out of work in winter at 4:30 or 5PM and it being pitch black when I lived in PA and Mass. You feel like your entire day was wasted at work.

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    sorry i've been rude, I meant to say:

    Quote Originally Posted by vgarcia View Post
    ...the most de-motivating thing to walk out of work in winter at 4:30 or 5PM and it being pitch black when I lived in PA and Mass. You feel like your entire day was wasted at work.
    that's what it's like here in the UK during winter

    Especially as when you get to work, it's barely dawn to begin with.

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    ps this thread is now about drift racing

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    Quote Originally Posted by vgarcia View Post
    ps this thread is now about drift racing
    hahahaha! too funny ...

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    What is drift racing? Explain.
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