Are all human sleep cycles really supposed to be exactly the same?

It’s not like we can just press a button to go to sleep or wake up anytime we want, right?

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I am starting to think that my body’s natural sleep cycle may be different than most other people. I have read in studies that some people adopt a completely different cycle of sleep when they are confined to an area where they can’t see whether it is day or night and they have no idea what day or time it is over a period of a few weeks. They end up staying up a much larger amount of hours in a row than just the usual 16 hours and then sleep much longer than the 8 hours once they finally go to sleep. Isn’t that interesting? I wish I could find that study again so I could see what it says. If anyone sees it or knows where I could find it, if you could let me know about it so I can check it out again then I would really appreciate it.

The more we become cyber connected, the more I want to disconnect (and do!)

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A real life artistic creation of Penny’s computer book from Inspector Gadget

I’m one of the few weirdos that doesn’t have a cell phone that I can do things on constantly. For some reason, I don’t want it. I really don’t know why. I guess I just don’t want to be THAT connected. I really don’t even like being as connected as we are just carrying the cell phone portion of our go-go-gadget computer books around as it is. Even having a regular phone in my house feels like people are just allowed to interrupt me at any time they feel like it and I don’t like being so “rudely” interrupted for any reason whatsoever. So, I just have a Blackberry-style phone without a touch screen and very slow internet connection that barely works so I hardly ever use it unless it’s an emergency. I never even have the ringer or tone alerts on at all. I look at it whenever I feel like it and otherwise pretty much ignore it completely. I like it much better that way for some reason. I have actually gotten away from connection via mobile devices more and more as the rest of the world has become more connected. The only time I am on the internet is when I’m at home on my laptop nowadays. Does anyone else feel that way? Is anyone else moving away from it instead of towards it like I am doing? Just curious.

So, THIS is what happened between Gretchen and Walter White on Breaking Bad!

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Gretchen and Walt in better days gone by

I have no idea where this person named Stephanie that commented on an article and had this information got it from or if it is even real but check it out anyway:

The actress who played Gretchen was filled in on the Walt/Gretchen thing by Vince, and she explained it in an interview:

[What’s it like to have Bryan Cranston curse at you?]

“Oh man, he’s a good actor. But it was easy because Vince Gilligan told
us exactly what went down between the characters off screen: We were
very much in love and we were to get married. And he came home and met
my family, and I come from this really successful, wealthy family, and
that knocks him on his side. He couldn’t deal with this inferiority he
felt — this lack of connection to privilege. It made him terrified, and
he literally just left me, and I was devastated. Walt is fighting his
way out of going back to that emotional place, so he says, ‘F— you.'”

http://popwatch.ew.com/2013/09/30/breaking-bad-finale-burning-questions/

Todd acted very weird at the end of the Breaking Bad finale… which I guess is pretty normal for him.

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Todd aka Meth Damon aka Serial Killer Opie aka Ricky Hitler in action

To me it seemed like Todd almost was not that upset that everyone around him had just been shot to death. He seemed far more interested in the cool automatic gun setup outside in the trunk of Walter White’s car instead. He actually crawled to the window and looked out at the car and said “Mr. White” in an inquisitive and curious way before Jesse garotted him. If he had been able to finish his sentence, I seriously thought he was going to say something really weird and off like “Mr. White, that… was…. AWESOME!” just like Chris Farley did in the movie Tommy Boy in the scene when the deer wakes up in the back seat of the convertible. So, was Todd actually acting weird and off as usual or did I just imagine it? By the way, here’s that scene in Tommy Boy in case you don’t know what I’m talking about and have never seen it – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QbSFxlfuf9s

So, does anyone else have any thoughts on this? I’m just curious to know what other fans think. If Vince Gilligan wants to respond, then that would be fine, too. 🙂

I’m a Breaking Bad TREKKIE just like Badger and Skinny Pete!

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Breaking Bad TREKKIES

I made this comment on Allen St. John’s story on Breaking Bad regarding how the finale of the series proved that it truly was a love story after all. After reading something that one of his readers (that I also later found out was his colleague) named Debbie said about having a hard time sleeping and thinking about the show all the time. I commented on her comment and ended up posting so much that I was so shocked that I didn’t even realize that I truly thought that I thought it might be a good idea to post it over here, too:

I’ve watched TONS of entertainment throughout my life especially since I was once in a semi-professional world of acting and music but NOTHING has EVER effected me like Breaking Bad. Nothing. I never understood how people could get sooooooo into a piece of entertainment such as Trekkies or people obsessed with The Sopranos or any of the other shows that people just LOVE like Firefly, etc. but Breaking Bad is doing that exact thing to me. I feel like I literally fell in love with a television show. How can that be? It seems insane but it is truly happening to me. Now I can understand how the people felt that I always thought were completely out of their mind regarding entertainment and being sooooooo into it. By the way, I really like Star Trek, Firefly, Freaks and Geeks, other shows and entertainment like Michael Jackson, who is probably the closest I’ve come to feeling that way about any form of entertainment before this, but Breaking Bad hit a new level with me. I never thought that would happen to me. I just thought all those people were obsessed weirdos but now I really and truly get it. I could almost think of nothing besides Breaking Bad during the last four or five weeks before the finale. It got in my brain and in my mind and in my heart. I’m very glad that it ended up being a story about love and showed me that it was truly about that in the finale. I’m also extremely glad that Allen St. John wrote about it or I may have never realized why I felt this way. Well, now that I sound like a completely insane person dreaming about a television show and trying to predict everything and stressing over every single detail, I’m gonna stop typing. Is there a psychological term for when something like this happens to people? There must be!

By the way, check out that amazingly insightful article about the Breaking Bad finale showing that the show was a love story that written by Allen St. John of Forbes.com right here if you’d like to: http://www.forbes.com/sites/allenstjohn/2013/09/30/in-a-perfect-finale-breaking-bad-proves-its-a-love-story/

Being a night owl is like having a vacation every single night

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Owls by Sabine Scholz

 
I love being up all night. I’m not even being sarcastic this time. There is just something about it that suits me perfectly. I’m very much a night owl and not even close to a morning person unless I just happened to be up all night to greet the sun as it comes up. I guess I truly enjoy being alone with my thoughts without anyone talking to me or even thinking about getting in touch with me in any way because everyone else is either asleep or thinks that I’m asleep. It’s a great way to get away just by staying awake. I actually usually get lots of stuff done in terms of music, looking for houses, applying for jobs, figuring out my future, etc., too, so it’s fantastic for me. I love it! It’s almost like my own personal meditation time without having to actually meditate. I also don’t mind sleeping all day either while everyone else is awake so that no one can bother me then either. Ain’t I a stinker?