This seems to happen whenever I stay with a friend. I generally am up before them and sit around wondering where the coffee is until they get up.
I didn’t sleep well last night. I woke up at 4:15am and was up for almost an hour. And despite trying to get to bed at a decent hour I didn’t fall asleep until after midnight, mostly due to the hours I kept over the last week.
It was Spring Break and I stayed up late watching movies and playing video games with Sam. It was cold all break except for this last weekend. During which I did get two rides in on my new bike!!!!
But about my good morning. Well I woke up a little groggy at 6am, but refreshed after having managed to get back to sleep. I headed towards the shower and put on WGR 550 to listen to sports talk about the Sabres game. At no point in my youth would I ever have imagined I’d listen to sports radio, ever, least of all first thing in the morning.
BUT, what made it better than just talk about a Sabres victory last night was that the opening intro music was Bottles to the Ground by NOFX. A little punk music as soon as I tune in before I even hear a voice. Fantastic.
The morning gets even better. I purposely pick out my Space Invaders socks for this morning, and after a shower head to the kitchen to make coffee. Not just any coffee, I ordered whole bean coffee from TIM HORTON’S. Tim Horton’s exist all of western New York, but not in Cleveland (however I’ve seen them in Toledo). I found a two pound bag of coffee on Amazon for $12.99. So I fill my Denny’s mug with Tim Horton’s coffee and sit at the table to read the news.
Next amazing thing happens, WGR plays Brass Monkey by the Beastie Boys for an intro. Fantastic. Couldn’t be better.
Seriously. Bottles to the Ground, Space Invaders Socks, Tim Horton’s Coffee and Brass Monkey. It’s a good combination.
Its snotty. I’m fairly certain it is snotty. Which is what I am this morning. Pretty snotty. One of those snotty mornings where you blow your nose and immediately realize you should have used six tissues instead of one because you completely destroyed the one you used.
That paragraph alone proves this wasn’t a snooty post.
Anyways, being a Buffalo Hockey fan means my nights haven’t been that great lately. I was listening to NHL radio over the weekend and they talked about how bi-polar the Sabres are. When they are there on, there is no defense against them. Unfortunately they aren’t on often, or for even a whole game. Basing my nights around hockey games is getting sad, but dammit I bought NHL GameCenter to watch these games, and like any true fan, I’ll still watch their games, even when horrible.
But… despite the Sabres loss and my snotty morning, Angelo is make me feel better. Cause he’s a cat and can do things like that.
The idea is to slowly wake up earlier, to add to my morning productivity.
Currently I wake up at 5:50 AM, do push ups and sit ups, shower, dress, feed Angelo, make coffee or tea, make lunch, put contacts in, brush my teeth and comb my hair, pack my bag and am out the door at 6:35 – 6:45. It is a lot.
What I want to add to my mornings is some down time to read the news, drink a little coffee while here at home, and maybe write an extended blog entry in the morning. I figure that needs an extra ten minutes. Maybe instead of the Aeropress (best coffee maker made by a Frisbee company – or any other company) and use the french press to make coffee instead so I can have that extra cup of coffee without the extra effort.
We’ll see. Today the alarm went off at 5:30, and then again at 5:45, and I got out of bed at 5:50
And by writing this I’m now running late.
Best of Intentions, Right?