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Thursday, July 21, 2005

Old Morning People


OK why is it that as you get older you start to wake up earlier and earlier? Everyone in my family is a morning person, except for myself and my daughter. My grandmother has terrible insomnia so she is up all night reading and dozing. Even then she still wakes up before most farm animals around 3:00 Am. My mother is exactly the same way. She goes to bed rather early in the evening and then wakes up in the middle of the night, and watches all the video of the TV she just missed by going to bed early. Now doesn't it make more sense to actually stay up and watch the TV, then sleep in to a reasonable hour? I dunno let's say...6? Today I was groggily driving to Starbucks on my way to work. I see an elderly gentleman walking his dog along the sidewalk. It's 6:45, and this guy is showered, dressed (poorly I might add) and walking his dog down the road BEFORE 7? What the heck is that about? I mean yes, ok maybe the poor pooch was doing the pee pee dance or something, but I know these people have yards to take their dogs into. That does not require you to get showered, or get dressed in your snazzy straw hat. I just don't get it. I get up at 5:30 every morning, but that's because I HAVE to in order to look this good before work, and get to Starbucks before the rest of the "morning people" so I can get my muffin they are always out of if I run late. If I were retired however, I would sleep in. I mean you work your entire life getting up early, and now you have this wonderful opportunity to sleep in and you walk down the street in your terrible straw hat, while walking your "feeder dog". WHY OH WHY?!?!

Are YOU a morning person? Let me know what you think!

14 Comments:

At 12:28 PM , Blogger Lisa said...

Try living with that morning person. Especially when that person is loud in the morning.

 
At 12:32 PM , Blogger JustaDiva said...

I am a morning person for reasons that you know very well.. my kids sleep for days if I let them, but I on the other hand adore getting up and starting my day off "right" and you know what i mean!

and you busting on that old mans integrity to take care of his pet and love it, even if he does have a yard... shame on you.. you vain hussy! so next time you see him why not stop and ask him heheheheh.....

and Lisa is suppose to want to sleep all day, that is part of the teenage thing

 
At 12:50 PM , Blogger Miss Cambria, 1892 said...

The most important question is...

what kind of dog? was it a dachshund?

 
At 1:00 PM , Blogger Jen said...

Debi, you too are a morning person. You need to accept that. If you don't believe me, let me just do a re-enactment of every Saturday morning when I lived with you.

*9 am or possibly earlier Debi pokes her head into my room*
Debi: (in a disgustingly cheerful voice) WAKEY WAKEY!!!
Me: grrrrrrr
Debi: Time to get up Jen! I already talked on the phone with my mom for 3 hours, Tisha for 2 hours and Jenne for one hour, then I took a shower, which you know takes an hour and did my hair and put on my makeup which you know takes 2 1/2 hours, why the hell are you still in bed?!?! It's LATE!
Me: I hate you.

Oh, and there was that time we went to L.A. and you rode me. That was great!

Oh, and the reason why old people get up early is because as you get older you require less sleep. It's a scientific fact.

 
At 2:13 PM , Blogger Jen said...

Oh and I can't believe you quoted Napoleon Dynamite on your blog! You hated that movie!

 
At 3:01 PM , Blogger Debi said...

I don't hate the movie it's not like TR*Y or Duce Bigalow or something

 
At 3:19 PM , Blogger Jen said...

Deuce Bigalow is a masterpiece. Any movie that makes fun of people with Tourette's AND has Oded Fehr, I'm all over it.

 
At 3:23 PM , Blogger Debi said...

Tourettes funny---gigalos...not so much

 
At 3:25 PM , Blogger Debi said...

Lisa: Me or Grandma? I am charming and sweet in the morning. I just want to have a nice weekend filled with going out to breakfast & shopping is that too much to ask?

 
At 3:48 PM , Blogger Miss Cambria, 1892 said...

Jen, you love Oded too??? Isn't he the hottest thing on earth? sighhh

 
At 5:13 PM , Blogger madman said...

Only when I have a bump of Meth!

 
At 7:01 PM , Blogger Patsy Darling said...

I stay up until 4am pretty much everynight and need like 3 Tylenol Pm's to knock me out otherwise I might never sleep. Then I angrily get up sometime around 11am. Thank god I don't have to be in work until 1:30 in the afternoon. And I'm even late most days. If I had to work in the morning I would just jump out the window.

 
At 8:56 AM , Blogger Lisa said...

Mom: I'm talking about Grandma. Yuo know how loud she is. Especially when at Granny's.... grrr.... its too early as we speak!

 
At 9:07 AM , Blogger Rae Ann said...

No, not a morning person.... I wonder if I will be when I'm old.

 

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