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March 03, 2014


I CAN RELATE! oh, sorry for shouting :-) I too could sleep as an olympic sport - only unlike you I'm a very light sleeper - I need dark, no noise - and preferably 10 hours of it yes!

Anyway. Boyfriend and I had a similar problem. His mattress (it predate me moving in). Had a massive rut in the middle - from where he used to sleep in the middle of it. The rut brought us together - whether we wanted to or not. Eventually we shelled out for what also felt like the world's most expensive new mattress. It arrived last weekend. He loves it! I like it too, but think it could be even firmer :-)

Even as an infant, Tammy was a championship sleeper. I used to wake her up to be sure she was OK!

Take that! to The Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest for worst opening sentence.

I nominate Tammy for Hall of Fame lede (journalism for opening lines in an article) sentence brilliance.

Who wouldn't stop for a cooking article that starts with "We got a new mattress?"

And who could resist reading the rest of the story?

Plus, she gave us a salad recipe! This from a dessert chef. Proof that being in bed is good.

Sleep on.

Is consciousness overrated?

Michael: I have way worse opening sentences than that one. Not even a contest.

Mom: I actually remember you waking me up one time when I was older because I freaked you out with my corpse-like sleeping position.

Maria: Congrats on the new mattress! May you receive your nightly 10 hours in comfort and bliss.

I was afraid to even mention Tammy's corpse-like sleeping position as a teenager, but since she already mentioned it, picture your child lying on her back in the middle of the bed with the sheets and blankets neatly arranged and her hands folded serenely on her chest. Horrifying!

Oooops, Tammy, my apologies for my own misleading first line -- I thought your opening was so good that it was the opposite of a Bulwer-Lytton entry.

So Take That! me. I stand in company with "It was a dark and stormy night."

And in pursuit of clarity: I would keep reading any entry that starts with "we got a new mattress." :-)

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