There are two kinds of people…

by | Jul 21, 2005 | Uncategorized

People who use the snooze button and people that know that the snooze button is just a sorry-ass excuse to rob yourself of precious sleep.

Sorry. I’m a grumbly woman this morning. My husband now has to be at work at 8:30. So he needs to get up at 7:30 and be out the door by 8. Ok, that’s wonderful. A half hour is a perfect amount of time for me to brew coffee, fix his morning egg sammich, pack his lunch, etc. I’m a housewife. That’s part of the job description.

Having the alarm start at 6:30 and ring every 9 minutes until 7:30 is not part of my job description. I don’t wanna play smack the alarm clock. I want to sleep blissfully until 7:30. There is no reason (especially on Thursday) for me to get up before 7:30. I can promise you that he will not actually get out of bed until 7:30. Trust me. So why do we play this game? Does it help him wake up? I don’t understand it. I’d rather really sleep until the last minute.

Audio books are the bomb. Sorry. I’m a 33 year old white woman. I know better than to say “the bomb”. But last night I finished an entire Mariposa strap (aka the intarsia strap from hell) while listening to HP1 on audiotape. It was very nice and peaceful. It makes me wanna really turn my office futon into my knitting nook. This could be a very nice solution.


  1. mamma

    My husband plays the same stupid snooze game. He doesn’t leave for work until 8 or 8:30 but he sets his alarm for 6:30 every morning. And to make it worse the alarm is on my side of the bed so I have to deal with pushing the snooze fifty seven times until he finally gets up. Men, it must be a genetic defect. Congrats on getting your straps done! Intarsia is a pain in the butt, and I ended up doing two separate sets of straps. Can’t wait to see pictures of your busty shirt. Can you wear it with some kahki capris maybe? Or a long jean skirt? I understand how you feel about white shorts.

  2. karyn

    we used to play that game too. it’s just that aaron has to leave at 5.30. yes. 5.30 am. we used to play it from 4.00 to 5.00 until i said ENOUGH. now we only play from 4.45 to 5.00. it still sucks, but not nearly as much.

  3. Laura

    I’m listening to the HP audio books too. Aren’t they great? I just thought it would be an easy way to re-read the books–I didn’t realize what a fun and different experience it would be to listen to them. Plus, it is wonderful to be able to knit and “read” at the same time. Knitting and audio books are definitely a perfect combo.

  4. Nyxxie

    Hey there I got to your blog from the knitty board. I am about 2 Friends re-runs from the straps on Maroposia can you give me any advice about the straps?


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