Anecdote of the Moment
My wife tends to have a very fuzzy line between asleep and awake. After
some years of living with this, I have finally hit upon an effective
test to determine which state she is in (because, you see, the fact that
she is standing upright and talking to me is _not_ an accurate
indicator): I ask her if she has feet. If the answer requires thought
on her part -- and particularly if the answer is "no, they're missing"
-- then she's asleep. If she gets annoyed at me for asking such a silly
question, then she's not asleep.
--Rob Ellwood, rec.arts.sf.composition. That's so cool!