Wednesday, September 24, 2008

News break

I am taking a break from the news. I haven't listened to NPR in nearly two weeks. I haven't read hardly any news, although the NY Times is my homepage when I open my browser, I've only read the headlines and not bothered to read articles. I need to cleanse or some people would call it, burying my head in the sand. That's fine with me, it's warm and peaceful here in the sand.

Instead of the news, I've been reading nothing but fantasy and indulging in more TV than is normal for me. I have rediscovered Wolverine and all the other X-Men, I'm enjoying thinking that our little economic problems are trivial in comparison with the things that the X-Men or Batman have to deal with on a regular basis. And of course, all the monsters out there roaming the Earth...vampires, werewolves....I mean, who can worry about Merrill Lynch being bought by Bank of America when there are bigger problems, right?

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Morning people

What does that even mean? I hear people say they are morning people, does that actually mean...they prefer waking up, functioning, in the early morning hours? What is wrong with these people? It's completely wrong. Sure, I love the early morning hours but I like seeing them from the other side, the side where you've been up all night and out (sometimes even in) doing something exciting or noteworthy. I loathe having to set my alarm clock and force my body awake before its natural rhythms wake it. I thank God pretty much ever day that none of my children are really morning people either. I suspect the little ones, who are now 6, will eventually sleep away the morning like their older sister does. Them being so small still, they wake up hungry but they don't wake before 7:30am any longer and that I can handle. These people who get up at 5am, on weekends for the love of all things holy, what the fuck? It boggle the mind I tell you.