aku-aku: v.. To move a tall, flat bottomed object (such as a bookshelf) by swiveling it alternatively on its corners in a "walking" fashion. [After the book by Thor Heyerdahl theorising the statues of Easter Island were moved in this fashion.] source: LangMaker.com. Aku Aku also has another meaning to the islanders: a spiritual guide.
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My Beating Heart
Posted by dav at 2009 August 5 08:23 AM
File under: Thoughts

A year and a half ago I posted about My Beating Heart, a heart shaped stuffed pillow with a computer controlled actuator that buzzes in a manner mimicking the gnarly rhythms of the human heart in a state of meditation. At the time I had not bought one, but I ordered one soon after. My uninitiated review was a bit snarky, so I'd like to set the record straight now: My Beating Heart is one of the best products I've ever purchased. It's saved me time and again over the last year, and last night it did it one more time.

Since Tesla was born, my most precious resource is sleep, a restless night is a curse. When you turn on My Beating Heart, it starts thump thumping and shuts off in 20 minutes. I have never once, in many dozens of times using it to get to sleep, made it awake 20 minutes. It's guaranteed peaceful repose. It is slumbering certainty. I think it may be the best sleep aid ever invented.

A month ago it stopped working. I put in a new battery and it still wouldn't work. I seriously panicked a bit, thinking I would have to send it back and beg them to fix it ASAP. It turned out the new battery wasn't so new though. Whew. I would have bought another one if I had to.

I should note, my friend Ginevera is a fan too.

My Beating Heart


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