One of those days


I overslept. Again. I don’t know what’s wrong with me, but for as long as I have been setting an alarm clock, come morning, I do not hear it. I mean, I must hear it at some level of consciousness, because I hit the snooze button. Excuse me, the “SNOOZ” button. Why do alarm clocks leave off the “e”? Or is that just mine?

Wait, is that true? Does my alarm clock really say “SNOOZ”? I think so. I can’t remember. I can’t say that I’ve ever “officially” checked; it just seems like that is what is embedded in the deepest subconscious part of my brain – the part that gives me REM cycles. I’ll have to do some reconnaissance and report back.

You know what’s funny? The phrase “snooz button.” Say it ten times fast, and try to keep from laughing.

You know what’s annoying? The phrase “alarm clock.” I bet that if, instead of a beeping, my alarm clock just said, “ALARM CLOCK. ALARM CLOCK. ALARM CLOCK,” over and over and over, I would get up and get on with my day.

So, late again, I jumped out of bed and threw on a t-shirt and a skirt and my red heels, and ran out the door. Things I neglected to think of:
• My skirt is covered in slop of some sort.
• My white t-shirt has a ketchup stain on it from the spicy fries I ate last night at the French Quarter, where I played a show with the fantastic Meg Allison and Josh Stevens.
• I’m not allowed to wear t-shirts to my BUSINESS PROFESSIONAL workplace.
• Having no time to do any quality control, the hair on the back of my head strangely resembles a mangy badger’s rump. I am so not as cute as this girl today.

I desperately want to be a morning person. They’re so chipper and spry and productive and put together. But I’m not really a night person either – I used to be, but now I am an old lady, in my late-mid-20’s, and go to bed by 10pm most nights.

So if I’m not a morning person, and I’m not a night person, I guess that just leaves me mid-day. And isn’t that the best time to be alive anyway? That’s when things happen. And today, the lunch hour part of my mid-day is going to include a free sample meal at my happy place: Whole Foods Market.


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  1. Marijke on August 13, 2008 at 11:00 AM

    You played another show! You’re a regular show player!! And how was it? Seems like you were lined up with some experienced performers…. Awesome.

  2. erin on August 13, 2008 at 11:09 AM

    it could be worse. you could be wearing the mangey blonde weave of the annoying girl i think of every time you metion Josh Stevens. OH MAN.

    my alarm clock only snooz-es for an hour before it stops going off completely. This has resulted in some extremlely late days myself. My phone alarm is worse, i only get 50 minutes!

  3. Terry McNichols on August 13, 2008 at 8:01 PM

    I put my alarm out of reach and then hit the snooz button with my shoe for an hour before I get up. Must… put… alarm… even… further… away… But I don’t have to get to an office.

  4. THE PARSONS on August 13, 2008 at 9:43 PM

    our alarm clock consists of two little bodies climbing all over us saying “I’m hungry, I wanna eat some breakfast.” or in tyler speak, “I’m hungwy, I wanna eat some bweakfast.”

  5. Lyla on August 13, 2008 at 9:48 PM

    Normal alarm clocks used to scare me to the point that I’d jump and pull the sheets off of the bed. So, I’ve been using my phone alarm for years and usually it wakes me up from it’s vibrating before the tone even starts since I have it on a paint can next to the bed. After several months of my boyfriend’s alarm going off at 5:15 and being the one to roll over and turn it off, I’m starting to get used to it. It’d still like to kill that alarm, though. KILL IT.

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