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Towns Beginning With M [Apr. 11th, 2014|08:46 am]
Tony Grist
When Ailz couldn't get to sleep last night she started making a list of British towns beginning with "M".

Manchester, Middleton, Malton, Macclesfield...

Once you start that sort of thing it's very hard to stop.

Maidstone, Malborough, Middlesborough, Mansfield...
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[User Picture]From: splodgenoodles
2014-04-11 08:05 am (UTC)
For a short while I beat insomnia by counting by 17's.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2014-04-11 08:53 am (UTC)
That would do my head in. I'm hopeless at maths.

I often put myself to sleep composing LJ posts.
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[User Picture]From: splodgenoodles
2014-04-11 08:54 am (UTC)
Oh me too - I think that's why it worked. Brain switched right off!
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[User Picture]From: veronica_milvus
2014-04-11 08:14 am (UTC)
Melton Mowbray (M squared!) Matlock, Machynlleth, Mildenhall, Moffat
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2014-04-11 08:55 am (UTC)
You've got pork pies on the brain, haven't you! By the way, I agree; they're horrid things.
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[User Picture]From: veronica_milvus
2014-04-11 07:06 pm (UTC)
I actually knew they were vile. Sometimes I don't even listen to myself.
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[User Picture]From: strange_complex
2014-04-11 09:35 am (UTC)
I do that, except in my version my lists are usually alphabetical. So my list of British towns would go Aberdeen, Bristol, Cardiff, etc. Some letters are obviously harder than others, and I've observed that although I usually succeed in tackling the first couple of 'tricky' ones (I, J) I often fall asleep during the third (Q). I think that once the basic task of making a list has shut down other thoughts, the speculative casting around of the mind in the face of a difficult letter then creates the blank space which you need to actually fall asleep.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2014-04-11 10:17 am (UTC)
I compose LJ posts and book reviews in my head. I find that usually works.

Sometimes I even remember them in the morning.
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[User Picture]From: huskyteer
2014-04-11 11:28 am (UTC)
Oh, I do the alphabetical version too! Usually with dog breeds, or Pokemon, or titles of Bob Dylan songs.
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[User Picture]From: shewhomust
2014-04-11 10:08 am (UTC)
Much-Binding-in-the-Marsh...
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2014-04-11 10:18 am (UTC)
Yes!

If this were a competition you'd have just won it.
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[User Picture]From: rosamicula
2014-04-11 02:47 pm (UTC)
Mitcham!
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2014-04-11 06:14 pm (UTC)
I spent my childhood in Croydon- and Mitcham was a place we talked about but never visited.
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[User Picture]From: veronica_milvus
2014-04-11 07:08 pm (UTC)
What I actually do when I can't sleep is I travel journeys in my head: country walks, drive to work, that sort of thing. I'm always asleep before I arrive.
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