Who else can't sleep the night before their fancy new gears arrive?


I have a BMC Ultradac arriving tomorrow and knowing me, I'll be awake all night. I'll be lucky if I get 3 hrs of sleep. 

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The Buddha teaches us that when we attach ourselves to ’things’, we will eventually become disappointed and saddened, because a belief in the permanence of things is misplaced; things fade and die over time, and they loose their luster in our imaginations once they are acquired. I understand the wisdom. But all that flies out the window when it comes to audio. My pulse increases at the prospect of acquiring a pair of speakers or an amplifier, etc. It’s like Howard Hughes says in the movie, “I may seem crazy [to them]… but it all makes sense to me.” So, yeah, like a child on Christmas Eve…
No, I don’t anticipate the delivery. I’m very analytical about things. It comes, it gets tried and if it’s not everything I imagined it would be it gets kicked to the curb. Then it’s back to the hunt which is much more fulfilling.

@waytoomuchstuff haha TY and I agree with you. Things like this bring out the kids in us.

Also I'm like you. I turn on some universe stuffs and I fall asleep before I even try to fall asleep. My go-to was Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey with Neil Degrasse Tyson before netflix removed it. The Quantum series with Brian Green is also incredibly ENTERTAINING and sleep-inducing at the same time. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. 

I believe it's called Exploring Quantum History with Brian Greene. Not 100% sure. 

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I'm nodding off just reading your reference to "Exploring Quantum History".  I'm brewing some coffee as we speak.  Got a lot of day left.  

Those "universe stuffs" programs can be a bit of a mine field.  While mostly calm (read: boring) some of them involve big things blowing up with frequent flashes of light.  It's a bit like trying to go to sleep with a strobe light going off.  So, I've learned to exclude titles that involve "creation", "demise", "destruction", etc.  Just sayin'.