Sleep With Me | Helps You Fall Asleep Via Silly Boring Bedtime Stories

What could be more dream inducing than more match and GoT history? What if the mountain sits in for a few segments? We also talk essential oils and celebrity deathmatch all to carry you away on the wings of pointlessness.

00:00 Open/Into

05:57 Thank Yous aka Good Ship Gratitude

11:48 Episode Breakdown

33:57 Table of Contents

34:40 Volantis

37:13 Listener Erica joins Britney and talks back and becomes a hero

49:16 Ser Lancel

50:44 Celebrity Deathmatch

54:31 Brotherhood Without Banners

57:05 Battle of Oxcross

01:00:51 Gauntlets (and The Mountain sits in)

01:07:50 Essential Oils

01:19:40 Tommen and Ser Pounce

01:32:50  Prayers

Direct download: SWMP168.mp3
Category:Game of Drones -- posted at: 1:33pm PST

Happy Thanksgiving! Tonight (at 22:15) after I get the tangets and an unakward discussion about money out of the way, I do my best to take a somewhat serious attempt at a "Frosty" (get it Robert?) journey into the snowy night. I am so thankful for all of you listeners and I hope this helps you fall asleep.

 

pine tree in snow

A little AV action "The Secret History of the Doily" publushed by Gingerbread Books
How sweet is our relationship where we can have a talk about money and you can fall alseep during it!
Pure Fury
Unadulteraded

Guilded Mediation starts about 22:15

Buffalo Blizzard vs other snowstorms @Forbes

Syracuse NY

buttflap sound of snow

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Sleep With Me is a bedtime story designed to take your mind off of the racing thoughts that keep you awake at night.

As you listen you will find yourself distracted from your worries and drifting off into dreamland..due to the fact the story gets a little bit more boring with each passing minute.

This podcast is a little weird, a bit silly and a tad offensive so beware. It is very similar to ASMR or guided meditation bedtime story that slowly carries you off to slumber.

"Sleep With Me" is a groundbreaking podcast created to help you fall asleep. So get in bed, press play and drift off into dreamland.

If you struggle with insomnia or just getting a good night's rest, you've found the podcast for you.

Music by Christopher Postill @ Sounds Like An Earful Podcast "A Podcast about collecting stories, tinkering with noises and fumbling with really big questions"

Sleep With Me podcast art created by Always Trending Up Scott & Jennifer

Sleep With Me is narrated by Dearest Scooter and written by Drew Ackerman

photo credit: Ennev via photopin cc

Direct download: SWMP167.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:33pm PST

After I spend about twenty minutes with tangents I finally get around to a story (16:15) about taking my hedgehog to the vet. Then all hell breaks loose in the most boring way possible...lots of ferns and buffalo. Not making sense? Wait till Gerard shows up.

This Trending Tuesday Redditation  is based on what was on part of the front page of a reddit app on Sunday 11/23 7:22pm PST.

 Reddit links with timecodes below

Note #1 Click at your own risk...I have not had a chance to check these links, they should be fine but they could also take you anywhere.

Note #2 When recording the show I only had the screenshots so I don't even know what the real story is behind the links.

2:37 Thank Yous

7:45 I talk about moon stuff and music stuff tangets

16:15 Redditation begins

17:30 Been doing it since I was 8. I'm 19 | comments

19:00 Safe to say that my hedgehog doesnt enjoy trips to the vet anymore | comments

21:20 There's no way this was an accident | comments

27:16  At least Buffalo still has its sense of humor | comments

27:59 Odell Beckham jr, rookie..... | comments

32:13 TIL that gamers, playing an online protein..... | comments

33:00 Goat Simulator MMO is Fantastic | comments

34:40 Perfect wall ride stunt in GTAV | comments

38:01 TIL Kubrick considered casting Robin Williams..... | comments

39:04 Tourist fined $30,000 for Colosseum | comments

41:40 Comcast Trolls America Part 4.... | comments

42:50 My buddy too this stunning photograph of El Cap | comments

44:36 Hey redditors in Portugal..... | comments

45:02 T.Y. Hilton is a beautiful man | comments

46:24   have a very rare disease that causes my skin to be extremely fragile. AMA! | comments

47:12 Baltimore residents demand tougher laws on police officers:..... | comments




 



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Eye of the Tiger is on sound of silence

Prauge Castle
Dobry Den

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Sleep With Me is a bedtime story designed to take your mind off of the racing thoughts that keep you awake at night.

As you listen you will find yourself distracted from your worries and drifting off into dreamland..due to the fact the story gets a little bit more boring with each passing minute.

This podcast is a little weird, a bit silly and a tad offensive so beware. It is very similar to ASMR or guided meditation bedtime story that slowly carries you off to slumber.

"Sleep With Me" is a groundbreaking podcast created to help you fall asleep. So get in bed, press play and drift off into dreamland.

If you struggle with insomnia or just getting a good night's rest, you've found the podcast for you.

Music by Christopher Postill @ Sounds Like An Earful Podcast "A Podcast about collecting stories, tinkering with noises and fumbling with really big questions"

Sleep With Me podcast art created by Always Trending Up Scott & Jennifer

Sleep With Me is narrated by Dearest Scooter and written by Drew Ackerman

Direct download: SWMP166.mp3
Category:Game of Drones -- posted at: 3:48pm PST

A Game of Thrones nap.

cat napping
photo credit: Moyan_Brenn via photopin cc

Direct download: napcast13.mp3
Category:Game of Drones -- posted at: 4:36pm PST

Thimbles, Teen Wolves and Terrible Beard Barbers will be the elixir that leads to your slumber. All plucked from this wonderful episode of GoT. Goodnight!

11/23 will be in a delay in editing these show notes sorry!

Will go round in circles

Cilla metampaisps of melatonin

smurmfs and gargamel

peyo

toys

listen to my senseless banter instead of yours

cask of amlatato

snack chocolate cookies with white chips

ziggy and Charlie brown

flowers in the attic

Lady Zuriff

insalbubrious

Pee Wee's Big Adventure

Summer Rental

Year of the Dragon

Fansty fiction Fornicaton

  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teen_Wolf
  • http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0090142/
  • http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/teen_wolf/
  • http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/1985-08-28/features/8502050451_1_screens-teen-wolf-million
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royals_(song)
  • http://feministing.com/2013/10/03/wow-that-lorde-song-royals-is-racist/#preComment
  • http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighborhood/chocolate-report-my-mis-adventures-tomorrowland/2013/oct/11/lordes-royals-not-racist/
  • http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/10/25/lord-o25.html
  • http://www.npr.org/2011/10/19/141526277/amish-community-shaken-by-attacks-from-splinter-group
  • http://www.salon.com/2014/09/14/they_cut_off_his_beard_and_left_him_bleeding_the_cruelest_amish_hate_crime_ever_committed/
  • http://biblehub.com/leviticus/19-27.htm
  • http://biblehub.com/isaiah/7-20.htm
  • http://biblehub.com/jeremiah/48-37.htm
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thimble

Research from Stacy the Glittering Reseacher

Here are some patents that describe improvements made to the thimble:

Publication number US4127222 A
Publication date Nov 28, 1978
Sewing thimble.
An improved sewing thimble having an elongated, tubular body consisting of a pliable material, such as rubber, wherein a plurality of vent holes are disposed about the annular body portion, the inner bore thereof being designed to conform to the average finger, including those having extended fingernails. The forward head portion of the thimble is enlarged with a thickened area of a hard rubber or plastic to allow for forceful engagement with a needle to be threaded. Alternative arrangements include a protective shield embedded within the head portion and a threading-and-cutting device mounted to the thimble at the tip of the enlarged head thereof.

Publication number US4239134 A
Publication date Dec 16, 1980
Flexible thimble.
A new and improved thimble for sewing, particularly a thimble of flexible material; which allows the thimble to conform to the finger for fit and comfort; provides a supple surface to allow the user to actually feel the needle; and provides a protective means located near the closed end of the thimble for covering part of the normal fingertip and fingerprint area, to protect the finger from the penetration of sharp objects.

Publication number US4944437 A
Publication date Jul 31, 1990
Sewing thimble.
A two-sided thimble including an elastic fitting member and a hand pull flap. A first envelope surface permits fine needle work and a second surface including a contained rigid protective member facilitates heavy duty needle work. In an alternative construction, each surface may accommodate either heavy or fine needlework.

Publication number US5954245 A
Publication date Sep 21, 1999
Needlework thimble.
A needlework thimble comprising a shell to receive and encircle the finger of the user. The shell includes a pocket for receiving a supply of beeswax which lightly coats the thread during the sewing process to strengthen the thread and stabilize it against tangling and knotting. An elastic band is attached at an open end of the shell to secure the shell to the user's finger.
These are all direct descriptions taken from each patent.

Older "Game of Drones" episodes can be found here

Sleep With Me is a bedtime story designed to take your mind off of the racing thoughts that keep you awake at night.

As you listen you will find yourself distracted from your worries and drifting off into dreamland..due to the fact the story gets a little bit more boring with each passing minute.

This podcast is a little weird, a bit silly and a tad offensive so beware. It is very similar to ASMR or guided meditation bedtime story that slowly carries you off to slumber.

"Sleep With Me" is a groundbreaking podcast created to help you fall asleep. So get in bed, press play and drift off into dreamland. If you struggle with insomnia or just getting a good night's rest, you've found the podcast for you.

Subscribe in iTunes

Become a fan on Facebook

On Twitter @dearestscooter

Music by Christopher Postill @ Sounds Like An Earful Podcast "A Podcast about collecting stories, tinkering with noises and fumbling with really big questions"

Sleep With Me Artwork by His Grace Scott

"Game of Drones" Only Feed Cover Art by Ken Ackerman

Sleep With Me is narrated by Dearest Scooter and written by Drew Ackerman

Direct download: SWMP165.mp3
Category:Game of Drones -- posted at: 12:41pm PST

Bernie the Butterfly is back, like an infection you thought had cleared up then forgot about then started to ruin your peace of mind yet again. He's back and to help you fall asleep of all things. Bernie still hates Levar Burton and humans and most other things but he owes me one so he tries to be nice and sweet and carry you off to dreamland. If you somehow stay awake (trust me and don't) you might hear his misguided sweet side as he gives media savvy type advice to a member of 5 Seconds of Summer.

Original Visit from "Bernie the Butterfly"

5 Seconds of Summer AMA that Bernie and I watched

Spotify Playlist added "Let's Go Fly a Kite" and "Punk Rock Girl" and "Pretty in Pink"

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Sleep With Me is a bedtime story designed to take your mind off of the racing thoughts that keep you awake at night.

As you listen you will find yourself distracted from your worries and drifting off into dreamland..due to the fact the story gets a little bit more boring with each passing minute.

This podcast is a little weird, a bit silly and a tad offensive so beware. It is very similar to ASMR or guided meditation bedtime story that slowly carries you off to slumber.

"Sleep With Me" is a groundbreaking podcast created to help you fall asleep. So get in bed, press play and drift off into dreamland.

If you struggle with insomnia or just getting a good night's rest, you've found the podcast for you.

Music by Christopher Postill @ Sounds Like An Earful Podcast "A Podcast about collecting stories, tinkering with noises and fumbling with really big questions"

Sleep With Me podcast art created by Always Trending Up Scott & Jennifer

Sleep With Me is narrated by Dearest Scooter and written by Drew Ackerman

 

Direct download: SWMP164.mp3
Category:Nature Talks Back -- posted at: 3:30pm PST

Breathe deep as you start to redditate. What the hell is that and where is twitter, you ask? Stay calm, I can't call this an ohm-mage to "Interstellar" because I'm not 100% certain how to properly use that word BUT let's just say I was distracted by a recent trip to the movies and you'll be distracted by this mallwalker who is truly a fearless flyer...wait technically he would be truly a fearless orbiter but that would not flow off the tongue.

This Trending Tuesday Redditation  is based on what was on part of the front page of a reddit app on Sunday 11/16 5:27pm PST.

Screenshot_2014-11-16-17-27-18Screenshot_2014-11-16-17-27-40Screenshot_2014-11-16-17-27-24Screenshot_2014-11-16-17-27-47

 Reddit links

Note #1 Click at your own risk...I have not had a chance to check these links, they should be fine but they could also take you anywhere.

Note #2 When recording the show I only had the screenshots so I don't even know what the real story is behind the links and I have not had a chance to satisfy my curiosity cuz I'm trying to get these show notes done!

Note #3 11/18 still finishing these links close to publish time....

They evolve (link here to comments on reddit)

NSFW [OC]Superman and Lois knock boots for the first time NSFW

Maasai told to leave historic homeland by end of the year so it can become a hunting reserve for the Dubai royal family | World News (link here for comments on reddit)

A battery caged chicken on the day she was let out of her cage. Here she is, 3 months later after enjoying life as a free range chicken.  (link here to comments on reddit)

We took in this beautiful stray last night, the difference a day make is unbelievable (link here to comments on reddit)

What happens when you scream out your window in the states (link here for comments on reddit)

TIL that to eliminate all the elusive invasive goats in the Galapagos, researchers attached a radio-collar to a 'Judas goat' who would, because of its gregarious nature, seek out other goats. It was then tracked down, the group killed, but with the 'traitor' left alive in order to find more goats.  (link here for comments on reddit)

My new setup. (link here for comments on reddit)

Every morning this time of year (link here for comments on reddit)

40% of Wisconsin 'Frac Sand' Producers Violated Environmental Rules, Study Says (link here for comments on reddit)

School district that has allowed religious groups to hand out Bibles to school kids is seriously reconsidering that policy after the Satanic Temple offers to hand out copies of "The Satanic Children's Big Book of Activities." (link here for comments on reddit)

Jeff Daniels (link here for comments on reddit) Could not find thread

ELI5: Why do Jews not try to convert people like other Abrahamic religions? (Christianity, Islam) (link here for comments on reddit)

Google's secret NSA (link here for comments on reddit) Could not find correct thread

Autumn in the blue ridge mountains. (Unknown photographer) [1024x768] (link here for comments on reddit)

What lesson or moral were you taught as a child that has stayed with you forever?  (link here for comments on reddit)

 

Links from Tangets

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Sleep With Me is a bedtime story designed to take your mind off of the racing thoughts that keep you awake at night.

As you listen you will find yourself distracted from your worries and drifting off into dreamland..due to the fact the story gets a little bit more boring with each passing minute.

This podcast is a little weird, a bit silly and a tad offensive so beware. It is very similar to ASMR or guided meditation bedtime story that slowly carries you off to slumber.

"Sleep With Me" is a groundbreaking podcast created to help you fall asleep. So get in bed, press play and drift off into dreamland.

If you struggle with insomnia or just getting a good night's rest, you've found the podcast for you.

Music by Christopher Postill @ Sounds Like An Earful Podcast "A Podcast about collecting stories, tinkering with noises and fumbling with really big questions"

Sleep With Me podcast art created by Always Trending Up Scott & Jennifer

Sleep With Me is narrated by Dearest Scooter and written by Drew Ackerman

 

 

 

 

Direct download: SWMP163.mp3
Category:Trending Tuesday -- posted at: 4:05pm PST

Direct download: Napcast12.mp3
Category:Game of Drones -- posted at: 3:30pm PST

Nighttime, night lands all good jumping off points for a sleep podcast. Instead I get fixated on Taylor Swift's "Shake it Off" and keep exploring tangential threads that bring me back there. Don't worry there will be plenty of mind numbing moments to break it up.

Shake it Off

Taylor Swift and Spotify

the white room and yo ho!\

Table of Contents

  • 00:00 Intro
  • 07:59 Thank You
  • 15:12 Episode
  • 28:56 Table of Contents
  • 29:17 Pyke
  • 33:46 Podcast HERO Britney Gallivan and Paper Folding
  • 50:45 Lethargy
  • 01:02:20 Giant Squids
  • 01:08:52 Pirates of the Caribbean
  • 01:23:50 Tommen and Ser Pounce
  • 01:36:11 Prayers to Old Gods and New

In an attempt to reduce the super boring over-reliance on wikipedia articles we now have some a "Glittering Researcher" Stacy who is generously helping out. Here's Stacy's outstanding work this week-

Do spiders have hair? (Could be short article)
I'd recommend that you not talk about spiders on the podcast actually since this is one of the most common phobias.  Animal phobias are the most frequently occurring phobias (4.3% of the total population have JUST animal phobias - Becker 2007).  Spider fear has been used in research to examine behavioral approach/avoidance patterns (Rinck 2007).  This was done by asking participants to move a joystick either toward or away from an image of a spider on a computer.  People with spider fear were much quicker to move away from a spider in this way, and much more hesitant to move toward it when asked to approach.  Approach/avoidance patterns are used to gauge peoples' gut reactions to stimuli, as they tend to be a totally non-conscious reaction - they do not need any conscious thought in order to tell the body to move away.  People who have animal phobias such as spider phobia are more likely to also have co-occurring mental illnesses - particularly anxiety and mood disorders, but also somatoform disorders (unexplained pain), substance abuse, and childhood onset mental illnesses (Becker 2007).  That being said, spider fear in particular (as opposed to animal fear in general) is not as clearly linked with other mental illnesses aside from animal phobias (Davey 1991; http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/08917779208248798#.VGZApfldVqU); a bad experience with a spider is not typically the cause of spider fear, and spider fear is particularly resistant to treatment.
 
That being said, spider hair is called sensilla I believe. See attached (Barth 2004) for a thorough discussion on how these hairs work.
 
Temperatures/conditions that cause lethargy and why we get lethargic.
Taken directly from the article (Fakuda 1994) - "Chronic fatigue syndrom is a clinically defined condition characterized by severe disabling fatigue and a combination of symptoms that prominately features self-reported impairments in concentration and short-term memory, sleep disturbances, and musculoskeletal pain.  Recent longitudinal studies suggest that some persons affected by the chronic fatigue syndrome improve with time but most remain functionally impaired for several years."
 
I found an awesome fatigue scale that's extremely commonly used to assess lethargy in research.  Here are some of the items:
  1. I feel tired
  2. I tire easily
  3. Physically I feel I am in bad condition
  4. Physically I feel only able to do a little
  5. I think I do very little in a day
  6. I get little done
  7. I dread having to do things
  8. I don't feel like doing anything
  9. My thoughts easily wander
  10. It takes a lot of effort to concentrate on things.
This scale divides fatigue into several groups: General fatigue, physical fatigue, reduced activity (vigor), reduced motivation, and mental (cognitive) fatigue.  This scale has been shown to be a valid measure of fatigue, particularly due to how well it correlates with behavioral data- namely, how well people are able to perform on a vision test (Lin 2009).
 
Causes for fatigue that I found interesting:
  • Social exclusion can cause fatigue.  "Individuals who are socially excluded enter a defensive state of cognitive deconstruction that avoids meaningful thought, emotion, and self-awareness, and is characterized by lethargy and altered time flow," (Twenge, 2003; http://psycnet.apa.org/journals/psp/85/3/409/).
  • There is a lot of research done on fatigue in cancer patients as well as many other conditions like multiple sclerosis (MS) and erythematosus (lupus).
  • Heat exhaustion along with dehydration can cause marathon collapse (http://link.springer.com/article/10.2165/00007256-200737040-00027)

The rest of the links (my research aka lots of wikii)

Older "Game of Drones" episodes can be found here

Sleep With Me is a bedtime story designed to take your mind off of the racing thoughts that keep you awake at night.

As you listen you will find yourself distracted from your worries and drifting off into dreamland..due to the fact the story gets a little bit more boring with each passing minute.

This podcast is a little weird, a bit silly and a tad offensive so beware. It is very similar to ASMR or guided meditation bedtime story that slowly carries you off to slumber.

"Sleep With Me" is a groundbreaking podcast created to help you fall asleep. So get in bed, press play and drift off into dreamland. If you struggle with insomnia or just getting a good night's rest, you've found the podcast for you.

Subscribe in iTunes

Become a fan on Facebook

On Twitter @dearestscooter

Music by Christopher Postill @ Sounds Like An Earful Podcast "A Podcast about collecting stories, tinkering with noises and fumbling with really big questions"

Sleep With Me Artwork by His Grace Scott

"Game of Drones" Only Feed Cover Art by Ken Ackerman

Sleep With Me is narrated by Dearest Scooter and written by Drew Ackerman

Direct download: SWMP162.mp3
Category:Game of Drones -- posted at: 12:51pm PST

What could be more boring than a cooking lesson? A trip to the grocery store. Add two handfuls of sexual tension with a dash of eighties romcom and you have a dinner party. But that's at the end and you'll be dreaming...of Jon Cryer and Molly Ringwald and Andrew McCarthy....or pork and cream and beef.

Strange quotes

  • "Let my voice trickle away the nasty thoughts in your brain"
  • "I don't want to be oiling you up"
  • Spotify Playlist added "Let's Go Fly a Kite" and "Punk Rock Girl" and "Pretty in Pink" and "

Shopping List

  • Salt and Pepper
  • Olive Oil
  • Garlic
  • Bacon
  • Parmesan Cheese
  • Basil
  • Parsley
  • Heavy Cream
  • Bacon
  • Tortellini
  • Ground Beef
  • Taco Seasoning
  • Eggs
  • Breadcrumbs
  • Taco fixins

The Links

Third Person on Saving Mr. Banks is (with many many apologies to) the wonderful Jason Schwartzman

Minnie Pearl

Cameron Frye from Ferris Bueller's Day Off

Andrew McCarthy has a new book out

Ducky is from Pretty in Pink and Played by

Jon Cryer who starts in

Hiding Out and currently in

Two and a Half Men

Seven Minutes in Heaven

Molly Ringwald

Jiffy Pop

Anthony Michael Hall

Weird Science

Eric Stoltz

Mary Stuart Masterson

Cast Iron Griddle Grill Combo

Snowpiercer

Ally Sheedy in Breakfast Club vs Ko A-sung in Snowpiercer

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Sleep With Me is a bedtime story designed to take your mind off of the racing thoughts that keep you awake at night.

As you listen you will find yourself distracted from your worries and drifting off into dreamland..due to the fact the story gets a little bit more boring with each passing minute.

This podcast is a little weird, a bit silly and a tad offensive so beware. It is very similar to ASMR or guided meditation bedtime story that slowly carries you off to slumber.

"Sleep With Me" is a groundbreaking podcast created to help you fall asleep. So get in bed, press play and drift off into dreamland.

If you struggle with insomnia or just getting a good night's rest, you've found the podcast for you.

Music by Christopher Postill @ Sounds Like An Earful Podcast "A Podcast about collecting stories, tinkering with noises and fumbling with really big questions"

Sleep With Me podcast art created by Always Trending Up Scott & Jennifer

Sleep With Me is narrated by Dearest Scooter and written by Drew Ackerman

 

Direct download: SWMP161.mp3
Category:Real Time Recipes -- posted at: 4:50pm PST