No history lesson today.
Just my envy of those that can grab a quick shut eye, any time, anywhere! I can never sleep during the day. Except when I am in a moving vehicle. Then I slide into deep slumber. Carcolepsy, I believe that is called! Doesn’t kick in when I am behind the wheel thankfully 🙂
Paula’s Thursday Special
The pigeon feeder Of Rue Montorgueil
64 thoughts on “Paris – Power Nap!”
No lessons?? And what do you call teaching me “carcolepsy” term!!?? I am grateful Madhu and this nap is just what I need now. Can I borrow your brain for a sec? What do you think of two-step authentication? Are you using it? I have a strong password and I like accessing the blog fast, but if it is necessary I would apply it.
😀 Have been debating turning it on, but I have to admit, it doesn’t appeal to me much Paula.
OK, can you tell me if you change your mind so I can follow your steps, please 🙂 I rely on your wisdom, Madhu 🙂
Wise and me? Hardly Paula! But I shall keep you posted for sure 🙂
I am not saying that you are old just wise 😀
Another piece of advice please: is it age before beauty or beauty before age? Please say it is the latter – I am sharing the office with two people – we are two female and an older selfish guy that keeps freezing us – he thinks he is entitled cause he is old – or cause he is the only one with the access to window and the heating unit. Well, I am sure if I call him old he will object and probably let me impose my will 😀
Would depend on the circumstances really 🙂
Mad dogs and Englishmen (only) goout in the midday sun.
I bet this Walla is still working till late into the night and beyond…
Ha ha, I bet he is. I am still amazed he can catch up amidst all that noise 🙂
I could never sleep during daytime either…until last year. It just happened. You’ll maybe get older too I guess…Nice shot!
And I couldn’t help but seeing the conversation about two-step….Well, I didn’t want it either, but a friend of mine lost everything (on her blog) last year, so two days ago I started mine. I didn’t want an app or something, so I chose the sms. So far it’s OK! I only need to have my phone by my side. When I click to enter, an sms arrives in seconds with a key number. I type it in and that’s it. I guess …7 seconds longer?
Thanks Ann Christine. And I have to admit, 7 secs. does not seem that much more for a lot more security. Can you turn it off if you don’t want it?
Well, that I do not know…I guess you cannot do that for just a moment. In that case I think (do not know…) you have to turn it offpermanently – not having it anymore. Just a guess. I suggest you check that out first.
And by the way, now I believe it takes about 5 sec or less…
Thank you TM. Appreciate your visit and comment 🙂
Such a fun photo, Madhu! This guy definitely knows how to take advantage of his spare moments!! 😉
Ha ha, he certainly does 😀 Thanks Marina.
The man is probably working long hours and is getting a rest. transporting all these tourists around is probably very tiring.
At least he is working and not living on benefits.
You make a valid point Jane 🙂
This really is a cool shot, Madhu! I can use a nap and no history lesson 🙂
Thank you Amy. I thought I would spare you the information overload 🙂
He looks like I feel! Festive season catching me up, but good fun so far. Hope it’s being kind to you, Madhu 🙂
It is thank you Jo. We will be celebrating Christmas Bengali style, in Kolkata 🙂 You seem to be well and truly into festive mode 🙂
Surely am! Just posted my last on Chatsworth. Need to do some Christmas wrapping now. Have a wonderful time, Madhu 🙂
Thank you Jo. You too 🙂
How I envy those people too. I know I would never be able to nap in a public area like this.
Me neither, however exhausted I am! Good to know I am not alone 🙂
Hehe, rockin it!
Thank you Michael! Pleased to ‘meet’ you….and happy to have made you smile 🙂
Coming from the corporate world – I can attest that power naps are really effective.
I don’t sleep on car rides but always fell asleep for about ten minutes when the aircraft takes off – always. After that, my body automatically attunes to whatever time zone I reach.
I have heard so Eric, and hubby swears by it, but I just can’t get myself to do it. He (hubby) makes dire claims that I am going to pay for it, and the late hours I keep, ‘soon’ 😀
Nice capture, Madhu. I also can’t sleep during the day. I’m so glad your Carcolepsy doesn’t occur when you’re driving. 🙂
Thank you Sylvia 😀
I always feel lousy when I wake up from a daytime nap, so try never to take one. But now that I’ve retired, taking a rest with a book or movie may be just the thing.
I’m glad you don’t carcolepsy while driving 🙂
No chance Angeline…never a dull moment on our packed roads 😀
I’m like you. I can’t nap during the day. I’m always afraid I’ll miss something. 🙂
I feel it is a huge waste of time too! 🙂
Hey, the rickshaws are a lot jazzier than the ones I used to ride in. lol
In Paris? Methinks, you are referring to the ones in India 🙂
I have to be completely exhausted in order to “nap” — however, I married someone who suffers from carcolepsy, ha!
Must be highly annoying, from my dear husband’s reaction 😀
Carcolepsy I would never get, I think I’m a control freak as there aren’t many drivers I feel safe enough with to sleep in a car!
I am uneasy too, when I am the lone passenger 🙂
Sometimes we just need to smile, and you did that. Thanks …. One question .. the location?
Paris…..that is Les Invalides in the background. Happy to have made you smile Frank 🙂
Love the picture Madhu. Beautiful capture – interesting how he manages to sleep even he looks so uncomfortable!
(pleased to know you aren’t going to turn on the two-step authentication)
Thank you Rosie. Delighted to have you back 🙂
Now that’s what I call job satisfaction!
Ha ha, you are so right Patti 😀
Cars and Airplanes, I fall asleep almost immediately. Love the picture.
Good to know I am not alone Valentine 🙂
Cool pic love his relaxed look makes me feel like having an afternoon snooze myself 🙂 🙂
Thank you Dilip 🙂
such a skill! We are currently entranced by the new solar powered tuk tuks … a different kind of ‘power’ accumulating while the vehicle is resting, and indeed even while it is travelling 🙂
What a great idea! Can’t imagine why we don’t have them yet Christine. Our smoke belching engines have all been converted to LPG, but the cylinders at the back make me mighty nervous, every time we hit a pothole 🙂
gosh, is there a chance they could explode Madhu? how nerve wracking!
I also envy that man his power nap. Depending on the day, I can grab some shut eye during the day. Once, at a nature center, I plunked myself down in an Adirondack chair overlooking the back yard and a bird/squirrel/chipmunk feeder. Before you know it, I was out. What a lovely nap.
I love power naps! I take in the morning :D, during lunchtime of course, and at work. I kid. During lunch and in the morning. 😀
Same here… except I can’t even sleep in a moving vehicle! 😀
I love this photo!