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Topic: Anybody own a water bed?
Message: Posted by: Rupert Bair (Jan 4, 2009 08:32PM)
Just curious. Bed-Curious perhaps.
Message: Posted by: Magnus Eisengrim (Jan 4, 2009 08:50PM)
My first job out of high school was in a shop that made waterbed frames. I had one for many years, but finally gave it up. They're cool, but I doubt if I'd ever go back.

John
Message: Posted by: Rupert Bair (Jan 4, 2009 08:56PM)
Did the government know you had one? Maybe Pierre had one, and many other secrets.

Seriously though, was it comfier than a regular bed? I want to put one in a spare room when I get a house, and sleep in alternative beds. I can imagine your whole body shakes for ages when you roll over and stuff.
Message: Posted by: Josh the Superfluous (Jan 4, 2009 09:23PM)
I had one years back. Not worth the maintenance, weight, potential damage. The heat is nice, but kinda like sleeping on a griddle.
Message: Posted by: Rupert Bair (Jan 4, 2009 09:48PM)
Maybe I should just sleep in the bath.
Message: Posted by: Josh the Superfluous (Jan 4, 2009 10:00PM)
I did that years back. Your skin turns pale and falls off in sheets. Water toxicity shuts down your liver. Probably wouldn't do it again.
Message: Posted by: Destiny (Jan 4, 2009 10:05PM)
I got rid of mine when I realised it was impractical to wear either stiletto shoes or spurs.

Destiny
Message: Posted by: LobowolfXXX (Jan 4, 2009 10:07PM)
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On 2009-01-04 21:56, Rupert Bair wrote:
Did the government know you had one? Maybe Pierre had one, and many other secrets.

Seriously though, was it comfier than a regular bed? I want to put one in a spare room when I get a house, and sleep in alternative beds. I can imagine your whole body shakes for ages when you roll over and stuff.
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They come in a few variations - waveless, semi-waveless, and ?? (full wave?!) I don't have one now, but I have in the past, and I prefer them, actually, I think the semi-waveless is a good mix between stability and comfort.
Message: Posted by: Josh the Superfluous (Jan 4, 2009 10:07PM)
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On 2009-01-04 23:05, plasticdestiny wrote:
I got rid of mine when I realised it was impractical to wear either stiletto shoes or spurs.

Destiny
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You also have to be timely with your toenail trimming.


I do think alternating between a semi-waveless and a pillow-top memory foam, would rock.
Message: Posted by: Magnus Eisengrim (Jan 4, 2009 10:19PM)
They are comfortable, but a bit of a pain with regard to maintenance. You cannot move them without draining them, for example. Also, a cat can and will puncture the mattress given the chance.

And yes, the state kept out of my waterbed.

John
Message: Posted by: MagicSanta (Jan 4, 2009 10:33PM)
I had a very nice and expensive waveless one that my wife bought ten seconds after hearing me say on the phone "If you want a new matress fine but you better not buy a @$@() waterbed". I, being a lard arse, couldn't get out of the dang thing w/out hurting myself. When I moved a couple years ago I got so angry at trying to get a pump to empty it I left the bed, full of water, in the frame which I liked, in the house for the new owners to have as a gift. If I had a knife I'd have sliced it up. My wife will never again buy a waterbed or they'll find her in it.
Message: Posted by: Destiny (Jan 4, 2009 10:34PM)
The final straw for me was when we had a cyclone (hurricane to you foreign types) bearing down on us and I tried to follow the official advice and place my mattress against the plate glass doors to prevent injury from flying glass.

Destiny
Message: Posted by: Josh the Superfluous (Jan 4, 2009 10:39PM)
:rotf:
Message: Posted by: kid iowa (Jan 4, 2009 10:57PM)
Select comfort is the only way to go.
Message: Posted by: Douglas Lippert (Jan 5, 2009 12:22AM)
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On 2009-01-04 23:05, plasticdestiny wrote:
I got rid of mine when I realised it was impractical to wear either stiletto shoes or spurs.

Destiny
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Is that so then? :P
Message: Posted by: Rupert Bair (Jan 5, 2009 11:52AM)
Maybe when I'm old and incontinent I won't even have to pay for a water bed.
Message: Posted by: Magnus Eisengrim (Jan 5, 2009 11:57AM)
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On 2009-01-05 12:52, Rupert Bair wrote:
Maybe when I'm old and incontinent I won't even have to pay for a water bed.
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The warmth won't last very long...

John
Message: Posted by: Tom Fenton (Jan 5, 2009 12:32PM)
I bought my wife a waterbed but we drifted apart.

One night we left the electric blanket switched on, we woke up poached.
Message: Posted by: Rupert Bair (Jan 5, 2009 01:07PM)
I hope everything is okay now :(
Message: Posted by: EsnRedshirt (Jan 5, 2009 03:18PM)
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On 2009-01-04 23:57, kid iowa wrote:
Select comfort is the only way to go.
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Agreed. Air has a lot fewer problems than water, as a sleep medium.

In fact, just last night, my wife turned to me and said, "I'm sooooo glad we have a sleep number bed."

"Me too," was my simple reply.

-Erik
Message: Posted by: Tom Fenton (Jan 5, 2009 03:19PM)
Rupert,

Life is a beach!
Message: Posted by: Rupert Bair (Jan 5, 2009 05:28PM)
Maybe I should live on a beach. On a water bed.
Message: Posted by: Josh the Superfluous (Jan 5, 2009 06:40PM)
Try a flower bed.
Message: Posted by: Rupert Bair (Jan 5, 2009 07:45PM)
Is it comfier than a nail bed?
Message: Posted by: Josh the Superfluous (Jan 5, 2009 08:16PM)
Not when they are cactus flowers.
Message: Posted by: Rupert Bair (Jan 5, 2009 09:54PM)
What about a marshmallow flower bed?
Message: Posted by: Destiny (Jan 5, 2009 09:59PM)
I've heard they attract bees.

Why don't you just get a fat girlfriend?

Destiny
Message: Posted by: Freak Prodigy (Jan 6, 2009 03:30AM)
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On 2009-01-05 20:45, Rupert Bair wrote:
Is it comfier than a nail bed?
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No.

As a matter of fact, I've slept on mine. It relieves stress, for real.
Message: Posted by: Destiny (Jan 6, 2009 05:12AM)
But some do more than just sleep on their bed.

Maybe it would seem like fun at first but after a while all those little pricks would have to become irritating.

Destiny
Message: Posted by: Josh the Superfluous (Jan 6, 2009 05:46AM)
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On 2009-01-06 06:12, plasticdestiny wrote:
Maybe it would seem like fun at first but after a while all those little pricks would have to become irritating.
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Are you talking about nail beds or the Café?
Message: Posted by: Rupert Bair (Jan 6, 2009 10:37AM)
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On 2009-01-05 22:59, plasticdestiny wrote:
I've heard they attract bees.

Why don't you just get a fat girlfriend?

Destiny
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Then it would be a sweat bed...
Message: Posted by: mvmagic (Jan 7, 2009 03:43AM)
We did, for two weeks...after being seasick (one of those free-flowing thingys) in bed and sweatting all night we got rid of it and sleep in a Hästens Bed now...expensive but worth every penny and then some.
Message: Posted by: Rupert Bair (Jan 7, 2009 03:32PM)
I think its something you gotta do before you die.
Message: Posted by: MagicSanta (Jan 7, 2009 04:43PM)
I have to say the waveless water bed we had didn't feel like a water bed it is just a pain in the arse to move around and all that.
Message: Posted by: Steve_Mollett (Jan 7, 2009 08:54PM)
Never slept in a water bed...not even by accident.