Niles laid down on the bed. He laid back his head and looked at the ceiling while he smoked a cigarette. He felt tired from his hard day. He spoke out loud, saying how he felt. He spoke into a mike, recording what he said. He laid bare his feelings about work and home. He laid awake for a long time on the bed. Then he got up, and took off his clothes. He laid the clothes on the bed and walked into the bathroom and took a shower. Then he laid out his agenda for the next day and made changes. At dinner time, he laid the plate on the table very carefully and quietly. This was his regular routine.