Thursday, April 08, 2010

Tired, Tired, Tired HNT

I've not been sleeping much recently. Like, over the past few months. Not insomnia, but because I just haven't been going to bed at a decent hour. I can count on one hand the number of times I've been to bed before midnight since the new year. And probably on two hands the number of times before 1:00AM. It seems like 1:30 is the time where I decide it's time to hit the sack. But deciding, and actually getting there are two different things. I've seen the digital clock hit 2:00 far more than I should.

So what's keeping me up? Not really sure, but I do know that many of you are up at that time of night too. Which is worse for you, as most of you are in an earlier time zone! Sometimes I'll get a chat or two in with you which will keep me up. Sometimes it's that "one more round" of favorite blogs/sites, or one last check of email. Because, Lord knows, it can't possibly wait until the morning!

I'm not sure how some of you do it. In my case, I get to sleep in later than most, as I don't need to be at work until 10:30-ish. But since my hospital adventure, I'm up before 8 so that I can take my meds and eat breakfast. A necessary evil that I have to keep on track. Fortunately, I no longer have to worry about hangovers to interfere with my mornings! I also have the opportunity to sneak in a nap before dinner, but not always. So I put it back on you guys...how do you last day after day on so little sleep?

I have to do something about it, I know. I had one of my sisters, her mother-in-law, and my mom each separately make a comment over Easter that I looked tired. Apparently, it's showing. Our last concert of the season is in a couple of weeks. We're doing a full opera. I'm the production manager, meaning I'm "the" guy. I have to keep schedules on track, find props, coordinate everything, and be the guy to take the blame when something goes south. A role I do and will enjoy, but I'm going to have to buckle down and get my sleep in the next 10 days, because I won't be able to function without it.

So here I am, in all my tired glory, and in the place where it's most notable. I'd take a nap right now, but I have OHNTs to get posted...


April 7th

Posh Spice - b. 1975
Jack Black - b. 1969
Russell Crowe - b. 1964
David Frost - b. 1939
Ravi Shankar - b. 1920
Billie Holiday - b. 1915
Kurt Cobain - d. 1994
Henry Ford - d. 1947
P. T. Barnum - d. 1891
Farm Aid IV concert - 1990
Willem Klein mentally extracts 13th root of a 100-digit # in 29 sec - 1981
Today's MG born - 1972
Supreme Court strikes down laws prohibiting private possession of obscene material - 1969
Oklahoma ends prohibition, after 51 years - 1959
Mussolini's Irish wife breaks his nose - 1926
Nebraska introduces 8 hr. work day - 1891
France declares war on Venice - 1509
Attila's Hun's plunder Metz - 451

As you can see, April 7th has been an important day in history, but none moreso than in 1972! Come back on Thursday to find out who/why!
This week's birthday girl/MG is the lovely Carnalis! Her bday was actually yesterday, but she's still taking bday wishes. And you can see more of her knickers!

Four years ago this week, eight ladies took a plunge and sent in the very first pictures for "...the Other HNT". My, what a far way we've come! Of those original 8, only one still does HNT (and is doing OHNT this week!), and that's only occasionally. One has presumably died, a couple do Facebook now, and one or two still blog to some degree. It's an evolution in both HNT and OHNT. People drop out, others take their place.

Those first ones took a huge leap at the time. HNT was still fairly tame, though some had ventured into exposing a breast or a bare behind. OHNT was started because, as people had outtakes from their regular HNT pictures, they had some more risqué ones that had no place to go. Today, the reasons that people do OHNT have changed. Some look at it as a place to do a series of pictures from their regular pictures. Others take an extra "naughty" picture just for OHNT. Yet others will submit only once in their life, sending in something so "unlike" themselves that no one could possibly believe they would do it. But I think the majority of them do it because it's fun, safe, and anonymous. Is it for everybody? Certainly not. But it's an outlet that is available.

Some numbers/facts:
-Prior to tonight's posting, there have been 2,o23 OHNT posts.
-The most hits in one day: 12,000+ (20,000+ if you include the next day).
-Most individual OHNT posts: can't say for sure, but it's either the young lady who sent one in every week of 2008 as her New Year's resolution, or the other one (what? you expected names?).
-Number of photos I've censored: 2 (see the 'no fluids' rule down below).

Have there been problems? Of course. There were some particularly nasty comments awhile back. There are still guys who send in some gross shots who don't even know what HNT is, but happened to run across the site somehow and decide they needed to display themselves (Polt--I might send them all to you for a bday present someday...). I eventually had to institute the "no fluids" rule. I think that one speaks for itself. And of course, the over-the-top comments from a few. But in general, people have been pretty respectful over there.

As of this writing, I don't think I'll hit the 40 submissions I had hoped to get for the 4th anniversary. But that's OK. What we miss out on in quantity has been made up for with quality. A number of people notched things up a level for this OHNT. And a couple of newbies stepped to the plate for the first time. I won't be adding captions for most of them this week, as there's still quite a few of them, and I've got no time to be witty today. Be sure to stop by and support and thank your fellow HNTers! They'll appreciate it! Hopefully we'll get to do this again in a year!

Oh, yeah...it's NSFW!
The latest adventure of the OsShirt is posted. Almost to the end of the adventures of OsShirt v2.0. Look for OsShirt v3.0 to be coming soon! NOTE: The OsShirt just got back from a vacation in Vegas and Hollywood! Check out the pics here!

And make use of that Formspring box over there in the sidebar. Ask me anything! Anonymously even!

62 comments:

Redheaded RidingHood said...

OMG am I first?

I'm up!

Mistress Kay said...

It's amazing how far the OHNT has come. I haven't submitted there yet, but I'm always considering it.

My own HNT is up, though.

Happy Anniversary! :)

Babe Lincoln said...

I had a hard time getting this week's HNT done, otherwise I would've helped to celebrate OHNT's big anniversary! Next year, right?

Anyway, I'm up...

Britni TheVadgeWig said...

I'm up!

Emmy said...

You look so tired. Hope you can start getting some sleep. Not that I'm one to talk. :)

Great MG too!

Happy anniversary!
~Emmy

PS: I'm up.

Elle said...

Ahhh, tiredness! I've caught myself saying "I'm tired" so often, these days. I usually get 6 to 7 hours of sleep. Ideally, I'd get 8... I feel tired all day, but around 10-11 PM I start feeling quite awake and I want to do a bunch of things like read, check emails, blog, etc. How do I get by with not enough sleep? I don't know, I guess I just do. I exercise some and it helps, actually. And on weekends I take naps :)

I'm up!

Vixen said...

Fun times for sure :)

I'm up!!!

xo

Chickie said...

You do look tired! Start getting yourself to bed earlier. :)

The "no fluids" rule? LMAO

Happy HNT!

the eternal list said...

maybe try the ZEO clock

then again...

all health, os

i'm up

Osbasso said...

Be sure to check out Ms. Perky Tits!

http://www.autumnmistspeaks.blogspot.com/

lila said...

I'm up!:)

Osbasso said...

Jobthingy's got a brand new bag...er, dress!

http://jobthingyhnt.blogspot.com/

Sexie Sadie~ said...

I can go for days on little sleep and then I CRASH ...

I am up!

xo~Sadie

Barefoot Dreamer said...

I can do it if I get a half hour to an hour snooze early afternoon - or forget it I am a bear or need to crash for a long sleep.

MG - Holy wow!

Also - I am up. Showing all of me (almost)

Anonymous said...

Sage is MIA again and he asked me if I could "up" him. Consider it done:

http://jsgotgame.blogspot.com

~BFD

13messages said...

I don't get to bed until around 2 a.m. around here either. The good news is I don't clock in at work until 2 p.m. The bad news though is that I am always up for an hour or so at 6 a.m. to help my wife and kids get ready for school. So I always get my eight hours. I just never get it without interruption.

Enough about me. I hope you start getting to bed at an earlier hour soon. Thanks for what you do. I'm up.

His marie said...

Looks like you've been burning the midnight oil. Hope you get some rest.

I'm up and headed to bed. Happy HNT!

Margaret said...

Aww, hugs to you, Os.
Happy birthday to the MG.

I am up.

peace...

Master said...

I understand well what the lack of sleep will do to a person. I'm on call to work all hours, day or night. For me, there's nothing like a good night's sleep -- unless it's a good night's sleep next to my woman.

I'm up. Happy HNT.

Richard, Shhh... said...

Half-Nekkid Monty is up Au Naturel
PLUS lots of other tattooed people showing some cool iink! And a cute Red-Tube-Fellatio-Chick who has NO GAG-REFLEX! I'd marry a woman who could do this cuz my LAST one couldn't! Love all the other OHNT'ers! Happy 4th Anniversary, Fellow OHNTers!

Ms Scarlett said...

Whew! Reading your post made me feel tired too, Os! I routinely go to sleep too late, but I'm learning to force myself to get into bed earlier - even if it's just to read.

Gorgeous MG!! And congrats on OHNT's 4th anniversary!!

I'm up - Almost didn't make it this week, but I pulled a few oldies out and dusted them off!

XO ~ Scarlett

Wayne said...

Hope I'm doing this right, if not, feel free to tell me what to do next time. I'd say get some rest but I know how that goes, the body does what it wants.

I am sending a HNT email to you now.

SapioSlut said...

I'm up and wet.

Happy HNT!

Southern Sage said...

Sage is up. Surprise!

Laura said...

I'm up...

Congratulations on the anniversary. I'm so not ready to post anything on OHNT, but I do wander over that way from time to time.

heelsnstocking said...

I'm Up
Happy HNT and super Happy 4th OHNT!

Come rest your head on my ample bussom and have a sleep x

Mendicatus said...

You know, I've been doing hnt on and off for 3 years (plus the odd ohnt) and today is the first time I've visited O, let alone looked at the comments and 'up' notifications. There's some very nice hnts I've not come across before.... 8-)

Ironically, I'm not up this week, but I might try and do it properly next week, including a link here.

Cheeky Minx said...

I hope your zzzzs sort themselves out. I become a loopy mess without enough sleep.

Love the MG and congratulations on the OHNT anniversary!

I’m up!

Curvaceous Dee said...

It's quite late on Thursday here, but I'm up finally!

Rosy HNT.

xx Dee

Hubman said...

I know what you mean about the night owls- there are some people I follow on Twitter, I wonder if they ever sleep! Get some rest man, you look tired!

I'm up and admiring the night sky- http://hubmanshangout.com/2010/04/08/hnt-stargazing-edition/

I've always enjoyed OHNT, before I had a blog I was submitting pics there. Off to check it out now...

nitebyrd said...

Sorry you're not getting enough rest, you definitely look tired. Poor baby!

I'm up!

Daniel said...

I hear you, Os, it's practically always at least midnight, and I've seen my fair share of 2. I've been known to be chatting with west-coast friends and have them decide they need to get to bed, lol. And as far as how I do it? *shrug* Dunno, just do. Have since college really, I think I'm just wired that way. As long as I can get 3-4 hours of sleep, I'll get through the day, and if I can get 6, I feel like a million bucks.

We're up btw. Happy HNT, all...

-d.

Maggie said...

Get some sleep! I am exhausted this time of year due to work, so I know how you feel. Blech.

Happy Anniversary to all those brave souls over at OHNT.

I'm up.

Midwestern City Boy said...

Congratulations to the original OHNTer who is still participating. Four years is a LONG time in the blogging world.

We are up at Married in Ohio with candidates for our new Gravatar and, of course, a tribute to OHNT.

Pure Temptation said...

Os, You will get use to no sleep. I did it for 10 year or more and came out of it just fine...maybe a little insane, but fine:)

Anyway, I'm up!

HHNT

HyperSexualGirl said...

I used to work nights and hated that feeling of running on empty all the time. Now I'm such a boring person and am in bed by ten most nights.

I'm up -- and with a set uncannily similar to the mystery guest this week. Freaky!

scintillectual said...

Running late and feeling dog tired...but I'm up!

http://scintillectual.com/?p=458

Tepid said...

hydration (WATER) is VERY important, especially when you're running low on proper sleep. make sure you're getting sunshine and fresh air during your day as well. light exercising and/or stretching can also be beneficial.

set yourself some boundaries and stick to 'em (easier said than done, i know).

i'm up, and i think i've got my click-thru fixed, though it's not opening a new window for the clicky. it's the most skin i've shown yet! LOL!

BTExpress said...

If I take a nap, it throws off my internal clock and getting to sleep that night is a chore. Try not napping.

I'm up!

Crystal Girl said...

Hello Sweets!

Better late than never!
And spring has sprung!!!

HHNT sweets, XOXO
Crystal

Saucy Wildcat said...

I'm back... and showing my tan lines.

XOXOX

Jobthingy said...

try not napping.cause i know for me if i nap i have more energy later.

no caffeine in the pm (obvious)

and get yourself in a routine. off the computer by 1030 lets say. i am in bed by 11 usually.

sometimes ill lie there and watch tv for half an hour but then i click it off an go to sleep.

great mg. get some rest :P

mina said...

I know how not getting sleep feels. I'm a sensitive sleeper. I need a comfy bed and a quiet and dark place to sleep. My long weekend in GA gave me a rock hard bed and loud spring morning birds. LOL... Last night I slept amazingly well in my very own bed and my peace and quiet. HHNT and OMG, we are UP!

Sylvia of the Zaftig Chicks said...

One Zaftig Chick is up!

Happy HNT!

http://www.zaftigchicks.com

Millie said...

Happy 4th bday, HNT! I'm up :D

padme amidala said...

Hi Os,
We are up with a sexy HNT picture taken during some play with my two Masters. Check it out!
http://darkside-journey.blogspot.com/
Hugs,
padme

Kyle said...

In anticipation of Roxy's visit today.. list of things we'll do and a picture from my DIY dungeon/love nest

http://www.butchtastic.net/?p=3306

Molls said...

I am late, as always, but I'm up.

MinorityReport said...

Hope you can get a good night's sleep soon. :)

I'm up.

pixie said...

YAY IM UP!!

http://thekinkypixie.blogspot.com/2010/04/hnt-pink.html

Joanna Cake said...

I know that feeling MrO! And even all my expensive eye bag preventing creams can't stop them forever if I don't look after myself! So, I have to get off the computer and start going to bed earlier. Starting... oh, next week :)

Im up in my Birthday Basque :)

Essin' Em said...

I'm up with a pervy picture in the park. HHNT all (and get some sleep sunshine!)

Jade said...

I'm really late this time! Was a bit too tired myself last night...but with a little nudging, I got mine up.

http://piecesofjade.wordpress.com/2010/04/08/hnt-a-handful/

HHNT!

Genevieve said...

I've had issues with sleeping too. Sometimes it's because the dogs are tooo stretched out, or hubby is snoring, other times I've just got wayyyy more on my mind than I should. So ...I've tried a heat pack, a cup of tea, a pill, a movie I've seen a hundred times playing in the background... sometimes one thing will work, other times not.

Even tired, you have nice kind eyes. :) Wishing you some good zzzz's.

Maybe my pic this week should have gone to the other HNT. ??

I'm up.

frenchiestories said...

I'm late but up! Have a great weekend!

jesseebeth said...

Here's mine :D

http://jesseebeth.wordpress.com/2010/04/08/hnt-6/

Kimberly said...

I am starting to look very tired also - here is hoping you get some good rest soon!

I am up, just telling you belatedly as usual.

isadorablaque said...

Hello all! The tail end of Thursday but here is my offering!

http://isadora-blaque.blogspot.com/2010/04/hnt-4.html

Semi-Celibate Man said...

Hi Os. I can relate to tired. I get up too many times a night to get good rest.

I'm up. Slowly working my way back into HNT.

S said...

Hee heee! I do believe I was the first....
I am sorry Os, I wish I had known about the 4 year thing, I might have rustled something up. Perhaps next year you can remind me?

Q said...

I never had time to stop by last week & read this post, since I'm still unwinding from my vacation & adjusting to working a new job.

I can't believe I'm "The One" that is still occasionally showing up on the OHNT site, since the very first post! Not that I was supposed to admit that, but... :)

Lil Bit said...

Ohhhh, sweetie, you DO really look tired in this HNT! Hope you're getting more rest now.
*hugs*