Two Thoughts for Wednesday

Pippa returns home tomorrow for her Winter Weekend, bringing her British friend home with her. I’m going to meet the two of them at the station, and we’ll have a whirlwind of an afternoon and evening, celebrating Pippa’s birthday. I anticipate lots of chocolate cake, books, and clothing. It’ll be life at its best.

In preparation, I have been cleaning the house and practicing my waking up skills. I’ve discovering that if I set an incredibly loud alarm that plays obnoxious showtunes (particularly of the Disney variety–oh how I revile all things Disney, especially their princesses) on a clock all the way across the room, I can practically guarantee that I will be out of bed and awake enough not to fall back asleep. So in a way, it is best if I start my day off being annoyed.

But for now, I’m dragging myself back off the the writing cave where I am working very hard on the top secret project I blabbed about here (I’m sure you’d love to read my terrible first pass at a new project.). I am a huge proponent of the butt in chair rule with the addition of hourly five-minute Wikipedia breaks. Current fascinations include accents and regional dialects and Inuits.

In other news, working for upwards of twelve hours straight fries my brain.

You can also find me collecting lovely images and words on tumblr at http://emleng93.tumblr.com/. I’d love for you to follow me on my trek into the wilds of tumblr.

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8 thoughts on “Two Thoughts for Wednesday

  1. Since you ate currently into accents, you might find this interesting:

    On waking up:
    As for me, the best thing that wakes me up is when I drag my body out of the bed upon hearing the first alarm of my phone gradually until I finally (and literally) land on my butt on the floor. Its painful but effective.=)

    • That’s a great video! Thanks for referring me!

      I may have to try that. Right now, I set my iPod speakers to play very bad music very loudly and place it across the room so that I have to get up to turn it off. Hannah Montana’s been making me wake up for the past week. Horrifying music, but an efficient way to wake up.

  2. It’s apparently bad for you to wake up to loud sounds because you don’t feel refreshed afterwards, so I read about an effective way to get up in the morning: Set two alarms, one minute apart. The first one should have soft music, but loud enough to wake you up. Most people would just lie in bed, but the second alarm should be across the room and set to a loud, annoying buzzer so that when the first alarm goes off, you know you have a minute to get out of bed and turn off the second before it screams at you.

  3. The best alarm for me is my sweet Willow licking me in the face because she needs to go out. It’s quiet but effective but, unfortunately hard to set for a specific time!

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