Tuesday, August 9, 2011

How do people do it?

I am a morning person.  I set an alarm but have only used it a couple of times.  Even then, it is just really low music so that I eventually hear it and gently wake up. 

This weekend for whatever reason, I was on sleep mode.  Slept until 5:30 am on Saturday morning and who knows how long I would have slept on Sunday morning... I was awakened by my phone.  My ring tone is not a beep, or cricket chirp, or some song I like.  Nope.  It is a recording of Lani Diane Rich saying, 'No. No. No. Dear gods, NO!'  It generally makes me and anyone who hears it laugh.  But I wasn't laughing Sunday, not at 4:45 in the morning when I'm deep in sleep.

I have a new respect for night people.  Being jarred out of sleep that way is inhumane.  I could not function for hours after.  People do this kind of wake up every day of their lives.  I am so glad I'm a morning person.  I hope to never be woken up like that again.

One day I left my phone at work and asked a co-worker to just put it in one of my drawers for me.  Oh how I wished I knew when the cleaning people came in.  Can you imagine how quickly they'd clear out of the place if they were cleaning and heard a muffled, "No. No. No. Dear gods, NO!"
Yes, I am evil.

Lord of the Ocean has returned.
I had photos, but they were either blurry or dark.  But trust me he is home.


  1. Glad your Lord of the Oceans has returned.
    Great ring tone.
    I hate being wakened abruptly from a deep sleep. Unfortunately it happens often to me as I'm not a morning person. It's actually why I'm up this early. The phone woke me. Jarred me right out of a good dream that I now can't remember.
    I'll go back to bed and sleep a couple more hours, but it won't be the same. Meep.

  2. Was someone dying? Because that's the only reason I can think to justify a phone call at 4:45 a.m. Also, 5:30 is sleeping late? Good gracious.

    I love the thought of cleaning people hearing disembodied NOs. How on earth did you get that ring tone?

  3. Waking up is just DIFFICULT no matter what time I try to do it.

  4. Delia - Lani / Lucy and Alastair have a podcast 'Storywonk' and on one of the programs Alastair said something that Lucy/Lani disagreed with and she said,"No. No...." I loved it so much I asked for the clip. They had to recreate it but it is still funny.

    I have so much more respect for night people now. The ones that come dragging into work an hour or three late and STILL aren't awake.