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Old 27th February 2008, 11:47   #16
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Opps i just forgot to mention that different exhaust note files & videos on my phone also keeps me alive be it at work or when i am tired.
hmmm! sounds familiar even i do the same thing - i love to hear my car's exhaust note wala videos in my fone. i have three of them. mind blowing!

during long drives - the exhaust note keeps me awake.

during presentations - i always fall asleep (i cant help it)
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Old 27th February 2008, 11:54   #17
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Over long drives its the music and the beauty of the place i drive thru (provided the traffic is low and I am driving at a moderate speed).

if it gets very monotonous, rev up the vehicle and drive like nuts (only speed wise, not the 'cutting across' / crazy overtaking kind of stuff) for some time - gets the body into alert mode!
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how can driving be boring !!! if somebody feels that he/she should not be driving... but on real long drives water, tang and chocolate help to keep the energy levels high.
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Er.. I NEVER feel tired when I'm driving. Infact, a drive ALWAYS makes me feel fresh and recharged.
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heavy metal music \m/ enough said!
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Old 27th February 2008, 17:44   #21
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On long drives... cupa tea. If that is not there my wife...if she has fallen asleep, the silence

Presentations/Meeting: I dont even attempt to keep myself awake...and so far I havent missed anything important!

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Er.. I NEVER feel tired when I'm driving. Infact, a drive ALWAYS makes me feel fresh and recharged.


But on really long drives, if i get tired and start feeling drowsy, i have an apple. Works better than caffiene.
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But on really long drives, if i get tired and start feeling drowsy, i have an apple. Works better than caffiene.
yes..Ive heard of that it works..
but Im beyond apples now..Im hooked to 160 to 250 mg caffeine stuff now..
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Traveling, in a hotel, or when I am tired a good movie might keep me going. But I do not just get lost in the plot. I try to watch how the actors do their thing, I watch camera angles, lighting, I catch nuances in the dialog, I listen to how music is used, etc. It is not unusual for me to watch a good movie many times to watch the gross and subtle craftsmanship of this modern day art form.
@Dan....that's exactly how i watch a movie.....and i keep irritating everybody with my findings.



....and regarding Looooooong drives, it's the fun of driving that keeps me awake......and ofcourse COFFEE. To me driving is something which needs 100% attention. Even music is a deterrent there.



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how can driving be boring !!! if somebody feels that he/she should not be driving... but on real long drives water, tang and chocolate help to keep the energy levels high.
It can become boring ...let me give u an example ..
8 hr drive in a rental car which has auto transmission and cabin is so silent u dont even hear the road noise..
Im used to driving with loud crisp exhaust note , firm suspension and sound of road noise , u can hear the tone change with rpm..
when I move to rental car its like somebody just turned off the outside world..

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In meetings.. I act as if I am writing down something... and I scribble/write/draw anything related to any topic that can keep my brain excited there by keeping me awake.
In one specific training, i wrote everything that the instructor told in BOLD letters trying to write in different fonts (that was an experience) and that did keep me awake!
hahaha .. that must be the height of getting bored ..

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My Boss! Who else can keep me awake during the meetings. Afterall my performance review is in his hands!!!
meeetings is fine.. no one will fall asleep
we are talking abt presentations also..with a projector switched on and the lights dimmed.

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Peppy music keeps me on my toes over really long drives.
ya it works !!
but peppy music for me is noise freaking noise to ppl around me..I dont have such a environment friendly music tastes..
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meeetings is fine.. no one will fall asleep
we are talking abt presentations also..with a projector switched on and the lights dimmed.
that too post lunch!

come to think of it, I now plan my team meetings at these time!
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have never been to a meeting as such because am still in school, however i face similiar situations when free periods are converted to lectures and add to that the grin on the professors face, i get over the situation by imagining myself taking my professor for a drive with me in a supercharged supra and seeing his face at the end of the drive.

as far as long drives are concerned, good music does the trick for me.
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Never done a boring drive in my 12+ yrs of driving !! All drives have their thrills, spills & chills !!!

Night driving a strict no no.

I have friends or Kishore Kumar keeping me company. :-)
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Music it is. Be it Kenny G, Madonna or Himesh. Enough to keep me awake on long night drives.
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