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    Eternal Optimist / Cricket Web Staff Member GIMH's Avatar
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    I gotta get some sleep, some time this week, man

    Okay, staying up through the night tips, please.

    I did reasonably well last time, but it looks like the only Test I don't have any working days after is the 4th.

    What is everyone else in the non-evil part of the world planning to do RE staying up etc?
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    I have already told my wife i will be watching the cricket this winter,got a roll of the eyes but it has to be done.Kids to school for 9,dog taken out and fetch kids at 3.Plenty of time for kip inbetween.

    Just need to stop drinking beer after 1st session as it won't go down well stinking like a brewery at school early in a morning.
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    What's a rough idea of the times that the games are on over in England?

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    Start around midnight, except Perth, iirc.

    I'm thinking I need to try to get some sleep between getting in from work around 7pm and midnight, somehow.


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    Most of them start at either 23.30 or midnight, Perth generally around 2.30 I think

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    Well this is a new experience for me, never stayed up for the Ashes before and would also like some tips on keeping awake and the such, considering I'm still working during the first two tests. I should be alright during the hols but how the hell am i gonna stay up when i'm working the next morning! I was thinking of dosing up on speed every few hours but I'm not so sure thats good for the heart... and I'm not the sort of guy who can handle ODing, especially 5 days in a row...

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    Tom,best way is to get to bed early and get yourself up for 2.40 when they come out after lunch.Yes you miss a session but you get 5/6 hours sleep and once you have a few coffees when you are at work it just feels like a poor nights sleep.

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    Corrin during January:
    "I'm so tired, I haven't slept a wink
    I'm so tired, my mind is on the blink
    I wonder should I get up and fix myself a drink
    No,no,no.

    I'm so tired I don't know what to do
    I'm so tired my mind is set on you
    I wonder should I call you but I know what you would do

    You'd say I'm putting you on
    But it's no joke, it's doing me harm
    You know I can't sleep, I can't stop my brain
    You know it's three weeks, I'm going insane
    You know I'd give you everything I've got
    for a little peace of mind

    I'm so tired, I'm feeling so upset
    Although I'm so tired I'll have another cigarette
    And curse Sir Walter Raleigh
    He was such a stupid get.

    You'd say I'm putting you on
    But it's no joke, it's doing me harm
    You know I can't sleep, I can't stop my brain
    You know it's three weeks, I'm going insane
    You know I'd give you everything I've got
    for a little peace of mind
    I'd give you everything I've got for a little peace of mind
    I'd give you everything I've got for a little peace of mind
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    Loved the whole watching experience of the 06/07 Ashes, was just when I was fully getting into cricket (becoming slightly obsessive about it). Would wake up, and watch until I couldn't leave for school any later. Get home and watch the highlights to catch up on anything I'd missed.

    This time I've got nada. No Sky Sports, and no PC internet connection from 11pm until 7am so I won't be streaming.

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    Eternal Optimist / Cricket Web Staff Member GIMH's Avatar
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    Why no web connection at those times?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeraintIsMyHero View Post
    Why no web connection at those times?
    Him

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    Eternal Optimist / Cricket Web Staff Member GIMH's Avatar
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    Does he switch it off?!

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    Yeah, there's a timer on it.

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    Discover insomnia is my tip.

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    Not quite sure how this will fit in with trying to teach, but will give it a go. Will most likely be final sessions only/afternoon sessions and evening sessions.

    I did it in 06 for the First Test with 20-minute kips between sessions and then sleeping early evening round to midnight and by the end of the Test, both my sleeping patterns and faith in England's form were shattered to pieces. Didn't try again.
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