Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Are You Awake Yet?

     My sister is one of those that when she gets really tired and sleepy at night she gets silly.  She has always been that way.  She gets so silly and instead of her getting on your nerves you have to laugh with her.  My daughter, Sydney, does that too sometimes.

     I am not a morning person at all.  I am still walking in my sleep until I have had my first cup of coffee.  This is when I have most of my random, silly thoughts.  Maybe I am still in some kind dream state.  I don't know, but don't ask me anything too serious first thing in the morning.

     My mom was like that when I was growing up, except you shouldn't ask her anything important after 9:00 pm and especially if she had already fallen asleep.  One time when I was a teenager, I was just messing with her and woke her up after she had been asleep for about an hour and asked if it was okay for me to put something in the microwave.  She said yeah, completely not paying attention that it was wrapped in foil.  Luckily, I knew better.  I was just testing her and learned really fast not to ask her anything important if she had been asleep.

     I like to watch Good Morning America.  I really like the people on there and like the way they bring the news to all of us.  I am conflicted about the news ticker running at the bottom of the screen, though.  I like that it gives updated information all the time, but it can make me a little motion sick if I watch it for very long.  It was a good idea, but I think they mess with us too to see if we are awake.

   Like this morning, they had news about so many important things and this was part of their ticker:

***Wall Street bonuses expected to drop 20 to 30 percent this year***Late mortgage payments up for the first quarter since 2009***Toyota's quarterly profit drops 18 percent***South Korea lifts block on donating medicine to North Korea***Large asteroid to pass within 202,000 miles of earth tonight at 6:28 pm et.***

?????  Did you see them slip that in?  So nonchalantly, but they don't expect it just tonight, but at 6:28 pm et to be exact.  You people at GMA didn't think we would notice that did you?

The ticker continues:  ***Former President Jimmy Carter helps build 100 homes for victims of Haiti earthquake***Heavy use of methamphetamines linked to schizophrenia***

What did you say?  

See, they are hoping I am still thinking about that asteroid and didn't see the drug use and mental damage  correlation.  Did they really need a study to find the connection?  Of course it turns people into someone else and they act in a way they wouldn't if they weren't sick. It completely changes your body chemistry.  That's what it does.

And, our Georgia boy, Jimmy Carter's good deeds almost got washed out in all that!

And in my morning silliness (poor Stratton gets caught with most of it because Sydney and Shane leave earlier and I drive him to school) I am laughing about imagining 2 geeky and wierd scientists asking if they have any more money so they can see if heavy butter intake affects the heart.

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