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Bravo
04-21-2009, 02:38 AM
i need something.

something that won't make me go nuts and doesnt require any snorting.

Perks
04-21-2009, 02:39 AM
Neti pots.

Bravo
04-21-2009, 02:41 AM
and this is why you're on my ignore list.

scarletpeaches
04-21-2009, 02:42 AM
Acid.

Ken
04-21-2009, 02:43 AM
... strong tea. Use two bags and let them sit in the cup for 10 minutes or so.

johnnysannie
04-21-2009, 02:44 AM
... strong tea. Use two bags and let them sit in the cup for 10 minutes or so.

Unless it's herbal, tea has caffeine (except decaffinated).

Ken
04-21-2009, 02:49 AM
yikes; 'non-caffeine.' Overlooked that part of the OP.

(A brisk walk is a good stimulant.)

TheIT
04-21-2009, 02:50 AM
Try red tea (rooibos). Non-caffeinated.

Bravo
04-21-2009, 02:52 AM
i think i'm going to have to just take some red bull.

we all know what happened the last time i was on that stuff, but desperate times...

Perks
04-21-2009, 02:53 AM
I think Monster Energy Low Carb tastes better than Red Bull and feels, somehow, less polluting.

Perks
04-21-2009, 02:54 AM
And, also, those '5 Hour Energy Shot (http://www.5hourenergy.com/)' thingys are good, but I think they have a small amount of caffeine in them.

Bravo
04-21-2009, 02:57 AM
let's just hope i don't go nuts.

caromora
04-21-2009, 03:01 AM
Try a few B12 supplements.

CACTUSWENDY
04-21-2009, 03:01 AM
Been told sex is a good non-caf.

<<<<<<<<<<wonders off......

Wayne K
04-21-2009, 03:03 AM
Try vitamin B-12.

rhymegirl
04-21-2009, 03:15 AM
Been told sex is a good non-caf.

That's what I was gonna suggest.

Angie
04-21-2009, 03:42 AM
Take a short walk. Improved circulation can help wake you up.

Berries, nuts, and crunchy vegetables can all be good pick-me-ups; they're loaded with vitamins and, in the case of the nuts, protein. Plus, the act of eating might help wake you up.

And drink lots of water. Dehydration can cause fatigue.

(I was ordered off caffeine a few years ago and had to hunt down other means of coping. ;) )

KCathy
04-21-2009, 04:08 AM
I'm not sure why, but cold orange juice does it for me if I absolutely can't get coffee.

jennontheisland
04-21-2009, 04:15 AM
Sugar. Lots and lots of sugar.

Matera the Mad
04-21-2009, 04:15 AM
What you need is a good big cup of oxymoron juice, 'cause that's what you're asking for.

Pagey's_Girl
04-21-2009, 04:25 AM
What you need is a good big cup of oxymoron juice, 'cause that's what you're asking for.

It's better if you have a juicer and can make it fresh, though. The bottled just isn't as good. Even better if you throw in a little irony.

Lacking that, the V8 Fusions stuff is pretty good, too.

Angie
04-21-2009, 04:26 AM
Sugar. Lots and lots of sugar.

Yep, that'll work for a little while. But the crash is a killer.

Susie
04-21-2009, 04:40 AM
What, no one said the obvious? Sex! :) (This is Gert, Susie's evil twin). PS Shoulda know you guys would say that.

K1P1
04-21-2009, 05:13 AM
Sex (I see a few agree with me), except that sometimes you fall asleep afterwards.

If that's your MO, then a very loud argument with someone who you either adore or who drives you crazy (or both) should get the adrenaline flowing and the lungs going.

jennontheisland
04-21-2009, 05:14 AM
Yep, that'll work for a little while. But the crash is a killer.
Crash? There's no crash. Just don't stop eating...

Angie
04-21-2009, 05:44 AM
Crash? There's no crash. Just don't stop eating...

Good point. :D

robeiae
04-21-2009, 05:46 AM
Cut off one of your toes.

Angie
04-21-2009, 05:47 AM
But then won't you fall asleep from the blood loss??

robeiae
04-21-2009, 05:50 AM
But then won't you fall asleep from the blood loss??
What do I care if he falls asleep?



Oh, I see...you thought I was answering the question.

Angie
04-21-2009, 06:02 AM
What do I care if he falls asleep?



Oh, I see...you thought I was answering the question.

A silly mistake, I will admit. :tongue

WildScribe
04-21-2009, 06:09 AM
Ritalin. :D

Bravo
04-21-2009, 06:45 PM
i ended up just doing some pushups.

i was so exhausted i barely made it through a full set.

but at least i look a lil better now.