0361: "Christmas Back Home"

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0361: "Christmas Back Home"

Postby Blipo » Mon Dec 24, 2007 5:03 am UTC

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Alt: Family going to bed at 10 PM is so much worse than jetlag.

10PM? Does anyone's family go to bed at 10PM?

This comic was posted early! =O

Permanent link to this comic: http://xkcd.com/361/

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Re: 'Christmas Back Home' discussion

Postby BNOOOOGERS » Mon Dec 24, 2007 5:05 am UTC

Thats my Christmas eve right there...

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Re: 'Christmas Back Home' discussion

Postby phantom » Mon Dec 24, 2007 5:06 am UTC

I did that all the time in the summer. Now that I have school, I can never stay up later than 1am (except now for Christmas break, I can get back into my old habits :D )
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Re: 'Christmas Back Home' discussion

Postby upstreamcurrent » Mon Dec 24, 2007 5:06 am UTC

Mine does. I just got home from college today and my family was up pretty late (for them), 11:00. Meanwhile, I've been sleeping from 5:00 to 1:00 lately.

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Re: 'Christmas Back Home' discussion

Postby GirlNoir » Mon Dec 24, 2007 5:07 am UTC

Hmm... Oh, wait, that's me right now.
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Re: 'Christmas Back Home' discussion

Postby Govalant » Mon Dec 24, 2007 5:09 am UTC

Wow that's fast posting.

Anyway that totally reflects my life at this moment. Yay vacations!
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Re: 'Christmas Back Home' discussion

Postby marshlight » Mon Dec 24, 2007 5:09 am UTC

Amen, amen, amen, and amen. Can't say that enough. This comic equals exactly what I've been doing for all of winter break.
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Re: 'Christmas Back Home' discussion

Postby aerojad » Mon Dec 24, 2007 5:13 am UTC

Easy way to skip this: skip family.

Though they tend to not like this. :x
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Re: 'Christmas Back Home' discussion

Postby ln|mower|+c » Mon Dec 24, 2007 5:13 am UTC

My parents always think that I have been sleeping for 12+ hours if I wake up late morning/early afternoon. Moving back home for christmas has been nothing but trouble for my sleeping schedule. I am still going to bed around 5am but I am waking up at 9 to make sure they don't start thinking I'm lazy.
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Re: 'Christmas Back Home' discussion

Postby Invisible_Insane » Mon Dec 24, 2007 5:19 am UTC

While on break from school:

Me: We should order some Chinese food.
Mom: It's kind of late. (10:00PM)
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Re: 'Christmas Back Home' discussion

Postby Darcey » Mon Dec 24, 2007 5:21 am UTC

Not only do my parents typically go to sleep at 10PM (11 on weekends), /they make me turn the music down/. ROAR.

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Re: 'Christmas Back Home' discussion

Postby scwizard » Mon Dec 24, 2007 5:26 am UTC

Sleep is for n00bs!

Yes I've actually said that sentence out loud. I probably forgot that your not supposed to say works like n00b in real life because I hadn't slept that night :P

The solution to parental jet lag is to just not sleep the previous night, then you can easily fall asleep at 11PM your first night of winter break, and you'll be asleep by midnight on Christmas Eve.
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Re: 'Christmas Back Home' discussion

Postby LordOtori » Mon Dec 24, 2007 5:26 am UTC

I can relate to this, as I usually read xkcd at 3 AM :wink:

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Re: 'Christmas Back Home' discussion

Postby scwizard » Mon Dec 24, 2007 5:30 am UTC

LordOtori wrote:I can relate to this, as I usually read xkcd at 3 AM :wink:

I usually read it at 4AM ^^

From what I've noticed most of the comments on the topic happen within the first 4 hours. When I get around to posting usually there's usually like 2 pages already, then a day latter there's maybe 3.
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Re: 'Christmas Back Home' discussion

Postby Invisible_Insane » Mon Dec 24, 2007 5:33 am UTC

scwizard wrote:Sleep is for n00bs!


I prefer "Sleep is for mortals." Goes over well with the ladies.
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Re: 'Christmas Back Home' discussion

Postby Syphon » Mon Dec 24, 2007 5:38 am UTC

Sleep is for narcissists.

I ended up becoming completely nocturnal over the summer... Running 8 or 9 k at 5:00 am, coming home to swim a few laps, and then sleeping till 4.

Random fact: All the ugly people work at 7-11 at 4:30 - 5:00.

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Re: 'Christmas Back Home' discussion

Postby Not an Evil Robot » Mon Dec 24, 2007 5:40 am UTC

I have far too much in common with these comics.

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Re: 'Christmas Back Home' discussion

Postby Zak » Mon Dec 24, 2007 5:41 am UTC

Invisible_Insane wrote:
scwizard wrote:Sleep is for n00bs!


I prefer "Sleep is for mortals." Goes over well with the ladies.


nice^^ ill have to remember that one
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Re: 'Christmas Back Home' discussion

Postby aleflamedyud » Mon Dec 24, 2007 5:47 am UTC

3AM is actually in late territory, firmly in the middle. You need four to be up really late, but 2AM ain't late enough.
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Re: 'Christmas Back Home' discussion

Postby Sartorius » Mon Dec 24, 2007 5:56 am UTC

Ahh, I can totally relate. My mother goes to bed at 8 PM, father at 9 PM. Right now I've been going to bed at 2 AM.

Needless to say we don't really understand each other.
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Re: 'Christmas Back Home' discussion

Postby 1337geek » Mon Dec 24, 2007 5:57 am UTC

My friend would always say "sleep is for the weak."

And yes, this comic is me all the way. Except my mom stays up late, too.
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Re: 'Christmas Back Home' discussion

Postby stilldave » Mon Dec 24, 2007 6:05 am UTC

Well, I pretty much have to stay up late to wait for my parent's crappy DSL to pick up after hours!

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Re: 'Christmas Back Home' discussion

Postby DSDM » Mon Dec 24, 2007 6:12 am UTC

When I was still in school I'd stay up till 3 AM or so. Now that I've graduated and have a job at 8 AM every morning, I sensibly hit the sack at around 1:30 AM or so.

Although, when I'm at my parents' house I find myself getting tired by 9:30. I don't know what the hell it is. I find it hard to stay with my normal sleeping schedule and have to actually fight to stay up late. Must be something in the water.

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Re: 'Christmas Back Home' discussion

Postby umbrae » Mon Dec 24, 2007 6:22 am UTC

First comic with a non-stick person?!

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Re: 'Christmas Back Home' discussion

Postby Pinprick » Mon Dec 24, 2007 6:23 am UTC

I finally registered just to post something, I then realized I had nothing to say really. This seems to be a very common trait between us nerds though. The sleeping thing, not the posting thing.
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Re: 'Christmas Back Home' discussion

Postby Ari » Mon Dec 24, 2007 6:26 am UTC

Bwahaha! XD

Seriously, this only happens to you on Christmas Eve?

I'm sure I remember saying "It's only 5am" to someone at some point... I had to redefine the point where today becomes tommorow as either:

a) After you fall asleep.
b) At dawn.
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Re: 'Christmas Back Home' discussion

Postby MyNameIsX » Mon Dec 24, 2007 6:30 am UTC

So yeah, registered because of this comic, etc...

So yeah, I'm visiting the parents for the holidays, it's currently 1:25am here and I'm sitting awake catching up on e-mails and whatnot, still on my whacked out exams style sleep schedule. And about 10 minutes before I checked Google reader and saw this comic, my mom came out to wrap a gift for my sister and I in secret to find me awake at the kitchen counter....

Sometimes XKCD hits so close to home that it's creepy.

Merry Christmas all!

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Re: 'Christmas Back Home' discussion

Postby scowdich » Mon Dec 24, 2007 6:32 am UTC

1337geek wrote:My friend would always say "sleep is for the weak."
I say that all the time!

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Re: 'Christmas Back Home' discussion

Postby hoffmanbike » Mon Dec 24, 2007 6:34 am UTC

my dad usually goes to bed right around 10ish, whilst my mom falls asleep in front of the TV anywhere after 10 and wakes up right after colbert or sometimes much later (4am). i have to agree with someone else here that 3am is pretty much in the middle of late night with 2am being the start and 4am being really late, 5am means you should probably stop writing the engrish paper and go to bed already...... i really am considering having this comic printed on a nice sticker and slapping it on my tablet.

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Re: 'Christmas Back Home' discussion

Postby maishe » Mon Dec 24, 2007 6:37 am UTC

First comic with a non-stick person?!


It doesn't count ...
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Re: 'Christmas Back Home' discussion

Postby TheHalfBakery » Mon Dec 24, 2007 6:54 am UTC

So this reminds me of the comic a while back having to do with the 6 day week. http://www.xkcd.com/320/ I gotta ask, after reading that, did anyone else try polyphasic sleep or the 28 hour day?

I did it for about a month, my roommates thought I was insane, but it was the best thing ever! I got off it because of my work schedule, but first chance I get I'm trying it again. (i did everyman, sleep 3x30 min with 4 hour night) I got a few extra hours every day to organize the house, clean my room, do homework, and relax, and I always felt energetic. (2.5 hours a day x 7 days a week = 17.5 extra hours a week!) I could finally fall asleep within a minute or two of trying and NEVER felt tired. Now that I'm back to normal, I'm regretting it. I felt so lethargic for a long time afterwards and now I'm sleeping more than 8 hours a day and feel more tired than the everyman schedule.

edit: I suck at math.
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Re: 'Christmas Back Home' discussion

Postby Kabann » Mon Dec 24, 2007 6:57 am UTC

Syphon wrote:Random fact: All the ugly people work at 7-11 at 4:30 - 5:00.


Not at all true... I'm ugly and I work in a network support center overnight. It still keeps me out of the general population.

As a result, of course, can anyone guess where I'll be for the next 11 hours? (Xmas morning, and New Years too.)
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Re: 'Christmas Back Home' discussion

Postby Maseiken » Mon Dec 24, 2007 7:06 am UTC

It's funny how fast you can go from
"Eh, I'm bored, I'll check one last comic, then go to bed"
to
"Huh, I'm 17. Last I checked I was 13..."
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Re: 'Christmas Back Home' discussion

Postby EvanED » Mon Dec 24, 2007 7:17 am UTC

umbrae wrote:First comic with a non-stick person?!

/me goes to look at archives

Nope ;-)

Edit: more: 7 11 15 (sort of; there are more with animals but I'm omitting them) 23 31 39 46 50 (only sort of counts) 56 67 78 (sort of)... and I stopped at 100. ;-)

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Re: 'Christmas Back Home' discussion

Postby jepleure » Mon Dec 24, 2007 7:42 am UTC

I've stayed up as late as 8 in the morning on a day I had to work. Got about three hours of sleep...and had hallucinations the entire time I was driving to and from work, as well as throughout the day. Good times, good times.
But yeah, I agree with the comic when he says, "Late? It's barely 3 am!"
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Re: 'Christmas Back Home' discussion

Postby ohnoesmilk » Mon Dec 24, 2007 7:48 am UTC

I remember a time when 9pm was late to me, oh so long ago. During the summer I didn't get to bed until 6am at the earliest, and now during winter break, i can stay up after 1am! One moment you're checking xkcd, the next you're caught in a heated game of curve ball and you just can't stop playing.

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Re: 'Christmas Back Home' discussion

Postby Jahoclave » Mon Dec 24, 2007 7:50 am UTC

All I know is that, sun comes up, the Price is Right is on in about five hours, and then time to go to sleep.

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Re: 'Christmas Back Home' discussion

Postby cranberrytuna » Mon Dec 24, 2007 7:53 am UTC

I tend to do this a lot. I'm trying to stop, since my mom has a habit of coming into my room around 5 or so (just as I'm about to go to bed) and scaring the sh*t out of me. She just sneaks up and quietly asks what I'm still doing up. It's scary when you're not expecting anyone to come sneaking into your room like that. Also, I need to go to bed early on Christmas eve so that I don't see Santa!

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Re: 'Christmas Back Home' discussion

Postby SarcAsM » Mon Dec 24, 2007 7:59 am UTC

Damnit, he's reading my mind again. My parents turn in around 10pm, and recently I've started being up at midnight. Yeah, not 3am, but I'm 14, give me some slack. Anyway, it seems an appropriate enough comic to wish everyone a merry christmas!

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Re: 'Christmas Back Home' discussion

Postby Zak » Mon Dec 24, 2007 8:02 am UTC

actually to be completely Basically Decent you should say "Have a mildly interesting winter"
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