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UnpredictaBed   (+23, -1)  [vote for, against]
Start the day the random way

Preference becomes tendency, tendency begets penchant, penchant gives rise to habit, habit breeds routine, routine results in... stagnation!

Stagnation, I tell you! How many lives are ruined by habits that became entrenched, how many marriages and friendships slit in two or rendered cold and functional by the drudgery of the routine? I urge you to resist in every way that you can.

And now you can begin breaking the routine at the start of the day with a little smidgeon of entropy courtesy of the UnpredictaBed. Each leg of the UnpredictaBed is extensible and can be raised or lowered automatically. When not in use, the bed is kept at normal height. However, when someone gets into the bed, the onboard pressure sensor is activated and after a user-definable period (set depending on how long it takes you to go to sleep) the bed rises on its legs to a randomly selected height.

When you wake up in the morning, train yourself to keep your eyes closed - this may come naturally if you're anything like me. Now roll out of bed.

According to how the bed is set, you may touch the floor instantly, or you may fall 8ft down to land poised and cat-like on all fours. Either way, you've begun your day by embracing chance and change. Do your best to keep it up....
-- DocBrown, Nov 18 2004

[+] It would also be good if it rotated you in your sleep stopping any same-side-of-the-bed stagnation syndrome from occurring.
-- zen_tom, Nov 18 2004

Simpler would be the random alarm clock. On some days you'd have to rush, on other days you'd have time enough for an extra cup of joe.
-- ldischler, Nov 18 2004

You could I guess [zen_tom] - if you had a big enough room this could be combined with [hippo]'s excellent Revolving Clock Bed idea.

[Idischler]Simpler, yes. But if the variance was small, would you really notice it?On the other hand, if the variance was larger (ie. half hour plus) it would become annoying as hell.
-- DocBrown, Nov 18 2004

If you've stayed up longer than your partner, bring a ladder to the bedroom.
-- FarmerJohn, Nov 18 2004

"habit...stagnation" Yeah, the occasional broken leg, nose or hip ought to kick you right out of that rut.
-- half, Nov 18 2004

The chances of me landing on all fours from an eight foot drop before a cup of coffee are pretty slim.
-- 2 fries shy of a happy meal, Nov 18 2004

That's the spirit [half]! You'd be surprised [2fries]after a few days you'll wonder why you ever worried about falling off anything with your new tumbling skills.
-- DocBrown, Nov 18 2004

A few too many times has physical therapy and emergency room visits marked the end of my normal routines.
-- Letsbuildafort, Nov 18 2004

I would have a webcam aimed towards my bed and charge people a small fee to watch me get out of bed every morning. Should be very amusing, considering the klutz I am.
-- Machiavelli, Nov 18 2004

Yes, [Letsbuildafort], but your normal routines include going around corners at high speed on two wheels....Perhaps we need to cook up some kind of a Halfbakers activity idea, while narrowly dodging it being a list [normzone fails to dodge fast enough, collides with list and falls to the ground, moaning in pain]
-- normzone, Nov 19 2004

I just got a wierd mental image of you, [norm] falling off an idea (as if riding a motorcycle) into a list (road sign). As I have done.
-- Letsbuildafort, Nov 19 2004

No worries there [BB]. We'll have another parameter for maximal raise so the bed doesn't trap/squish you against the ceiling. Unless you want it to. What do you ride [lbaf]?
-- DocBrown, Nov 19 2004

If you wore velcro pyjamas and had a velcro ceiling, your bed legs could quietly extend, stick you to the ceiling and then retract. That would certainly be an unusual place to wake up.
-- stupop, Nov 19 2004

this reminds me that some months back - heaven knows why - I was trying to find a link or a picture of those *tip the lady out of bed* things they used to have at the fair. I am sure Mach would make a fortune.
-- po, Nov 19 2004

If nothing else this sounds like a good way to keep my dogs off the bed every now and then. Though they may not appreciate me landing on them.
-- Worldgineer, Nov 19 2004

Waking up the same time every day has its health advantages.
-- RayfordSteele, Nov 19 2004

"However, when someone gets into the bed, the onboard pressure sensor is activated and after a user-definable period the bed rises on its legs to..."

...move somewhere else in the house!! One day you wake up in the kitchen, another day in the garage. Now, that would be unpredictable. Croissant for anything encouraging people to take chances and stop fearing change.
-- Pericles, Nov 20 2004

(awaking to the sound and feel of sprinklers, [Worldgineer] realizes he's not even in front of his own house)
-- Worldgineer, Nov 20 2004

(and this is not his street).
Been there. No fun.
-- 2 fries shy of a happy meal, Nov 20 2004

A bun for your statement // Stagnation, --------- I urge you to resist in every way that you can. // This has always been my philosophy of life!!

Thank you.
-- xandram, Mar 08 2006

"wahhh. . . hey honey. Damn, im not married! And where the hell am I?!!!"
-- craziness, Mar 09 2006

Though falling from great heights does not sound appealing, beginning each day as a new adventure certainly does! Bun for you!
-- flynn, Sep 26 2007

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