March 14, 2011

Wake Up!

First, let's start off this Monday post by congratulating the winner of the CSN Stores $30 gift code giveaway ... Molly Dunham at Foothill Home Companion. If you haven't read her lovely blog, you are so missing out. She is a talented, creative crafter, an awesome mom and has a wonderful hubby, home and family life. And she's a great read so pop on over and tell her I said "Hi!"



Congratulations, Molly, and happy shopping! I will email you the details.

On the radio this morning, listeners were calling in to tell about the strangest places they've ever fallen asleep. Personally, I haven't done this in any weird spots, but I have a couple of stories about the men in my life ...

When Hubby and I were dating in 1984, he took me to an amazing planetarium for an evening showing of the Beatles Laser Light Show. We are talking classic Beatles songs -- great music, loud music, choreographed to shooting laser lights all across the ceiling. The seats were big comfy captain's chairs that laid back so you could just watch the "sky." It was a fantastic show and the first time I realized that my boyfriend/not yet Hubby would fall asleep during performances. And snore, dear Lord, he snored. During this loud, loud music and crazy, wild, shooting light show. I remember thinking, How cute, he must be exhausted from work. Now I know ... he falls asleep during just about anything and everything, no matter what time of day it is. If we go to a morning movie after he's just woken up refreshed from a good night's sleep, doesn't matter -- he's sound asleep in no time. Actually, he always sees the first and last 10 minutes of any movie, sleeping through the middle. I'm used to it, but the Granddaughter will elbow him hard when she's sitting next to him at the movies and he snores. Makes me laugh. Makes him laugh, too, but we all know he simply can't help it. Turn the lights down and he's a goner.

The other story was from my childhood when my Dad, early one morning during Christmas time, stood in the front room picture window next to the decorated tree drinking a cup of coffee. He fell asleep standing up and knocked our Christmas tree over. I'm not sure what happened next, but I'll bet you a big pile of frankincense and myrrh that Mom wanted to ship him off to the North Pole. I would have!

Maybe it's a guy thing. A man calling in on the radio show this morning said he actually fell asleep standing over a urinal at work while going to the bathroom. The radio hostess asked him if he made a mess, but he said he had his arm braced on the wall until a co-worker came in and woke him up.

Oh boy!

12 comments:

Dazee Dreamer said...

ok, that's the funniest thing ever about your dad.

At night I'm usually good but after about a 1/2 hour of just sitting on the couch, I will make it to a commercial and then I'm out. Thank goodness I have yet to fall asleep on the toilet at work. :)

blueviolet said...

Oh my gosh! My ex sleeps through movies and snores too. Usually he wakes himself up with his noise!

Tightwad Mom said...

My hubby has fallen asleep at Church; for Pete sake! At least, he had the good sense not to snore in the Lord's house!!! He also falls asleep watching television and DVD's. His sleep hormones must be released when his behind hits the leather on the Lazy Boy!

Loren said...

Tooo funny!!! I bet you Daddy was in trouble!!! My Father-in-law was that way and oh boy did it drive the family crazy but we loved him to pieces anyways!

Can you imagine falling asleep at a urinal! Good thing, he wasn't a teen and wasn't at school..... Kids can be sooo cruel and this is a recipe for DISASTER!!! LOL

Congrats to your winner :)

Thanks for the monday laugh!!

Tiffanee said...

How funny! In my famiy we get a good laugh at eachother when we fall asleep during weird times!! I am like your hubby, no matter how hard I try I can rarely stay awake through a whole movie. My family makes so much fun of me!! Good thing we have a sense of humor, Right!!

Baby Sister said...

*sigh* I never win. Congrats Molly.

I've fallen asleep going to the bathroom before...I'm one of those people that, if I'm tired enough (which doesn't take a lot) I'll fall asleep anywhere. My brother has fallen asleep with his eyes open before in the middle of a family meeting...lol.

heavenisabookstore said...

I had a sleepover at a friend's house and sometime during the movie my friend woke me up and said we were going to bed now. I stood up and the next thing I knew I was on the floor and she was laughing hysterically. I had fallen asleep standing up.

Pepsi Breath said...

I work at home as a medical transcriptionist and have fallen asleep while typing a report more than once but just for a few seconds. When I wake up I have to delete all the gibberish I've just typed!

Which brings up the serious side to daytime somnolence. I transcribe sleep studies and consultations (among many others) and have to point out that there could be a medical reason for falling asleep at inappropriate times as well as snoring. If this happens often to you or your loved ones, please check into it as it could indicate a serious medical condition. Don't mean to scare anyone, just want to be informative.

Molly said...

(i see you've been hit by the anti-american women blogger - what a piece of spam!)

those are some funny sleep stories! i can't think of one myself - except for the time my little brother fell asleep in his bowl of rice at benihanas.

thank you for sharing my site - i'm so excited to win the giveaway!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I guess I wouldn't go to the show with him, it's a waste of money.
Can't believe your dad did that, I would have been really mad! My husband falls asleep pretty easy but nothing strange that I can remember.

lisaschaos said...

I can't really imagine falling asleep standing up and knocking over a tree, lol. The only spot I can recall falling asleep was in a movie. Not really that odd I wouldn't think.

Kathleen said...

Wish I could go to sleep that easily!