Thursday, August 16, 2012

Is it a practical joke if it is unintential?

We use a clock radio for our wake up alarm in the morning. It's tuned to the golden oldies station where I'm fairly certain that they only play advertisements: National Tiles - which has the most annoying voice ever and ... no just the National Tiles commericial.

Every morning, Inspector Climate reaches over (or reaches over me depending on which side of the bed I'm on) and turns off the alarm.  The radio coming on, and the click of it going off are enough to make me be WIDE awake.

So on Wednesday morning, when the alarm went off, Inspector Climate curled up next to me to cuddle me as he does every morning, and then despite feeling REALLY tired, I forced myself out of bed to get ready for my 6 am yoga class. I got dressed, washed my face, put my contacts in, brushed me teeth, and then walked back into the bedroom.

From the dark and comfort of the blankets Inspector Climate said "Why are you getting ready for yoga at 2 am?"

And I had no good answer to that. I stared blankly at the radio in the corner of the room which clearly said 2:06 (to be fair, I couldn't read that with my contacts out). What was HAPPENING TO ME. I never have done that before. I was so confused.

And, so wearing my yoga clothes (after taking my contacts back out), I climbed back into bed confused and distraught "I'm turning into you" I cried! 

If you remember Inspector Climate is renown for his sleep walking/talking capabilities - he'll hold conversations, he'll look for snakes, he'll beat the shit out of some make believe bugs in the bed - but me? Me? I never do those things.

After a few minutes, of trying to fall back to sleep Inspector Climate said, "actually, I think I turned the radio on."

It is the meanest trick ever - and impossible to be angry at him because he did it while he was sleeping.

19 comments:

  1. Ooooh, what an unintentionally mean thing to do! It reminds me of Amelie when she tricks the grocer into getting up and opening his store in the middle of the night.

    And 6 am yoga class? I will stick to my 6 pm class, thankyouverymuch. 6 am is utterly unthinkable to me, but kudos to you for your dedication!

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  2. hahaha..oh, you gotta get him good now.

    That would really be weird to be up that early in the morning.

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  3. Oh my gosh, how funny/sad! The craziest thing is that I've done this to myself. I once got up and dressed for work, rushing as I did so, because my clock said 6:15. It was 6:15 PM not AM and I had fallen into such a deep nap sleep that I couldn't tell the difference. Another time I somewhat randomly woke up and got ready for work at 3 AM. So weird!

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  4. "Hello. Frank Walker from National Tiiiiiiiiiiiiles." It actually used to be worse, because National Tiles used to be called Bargain Tiles, so it was like "Baaaaaaaaaaaaargain Tiiiiiiiiiiiiiiles" *shudder*

    When I was about 6, I once got up at 2.45am and got dressed for school because I thought the clock said 5.45am. My mother was NOT impressed when she found me and my brother (because for some reason he woke up too) playing Lego at 3.30am with me in my shirt and tie and pinafore!!

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  5. @Teacher girl and @Melbourne on my mind - Inspector Climate has done this to himself too, but this was a first all around for me!

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  6. Oh gosh, hopefully one day when you are rested again you'll be able to laugh about this.

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  7. This happened to me once in high school... I set my alarm by mistake for the wrong time and ended up getting up at midnight, showering, and getting fully ready for school before I realized it was still the middle of the night. Super funny.

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  8. Sorry, I am laughing, but I that's too funny.You are clearly conditioned to get up when you hear an alarm, without even thinking about it. One time in junior high i got up, showered, got ready for school and came back in my room to find it was 3am. No alarm, no man to blame. I love that it was unintentional!

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  9. Totally not a practical joke, but I'd probably still be mad like it were. That or I'd bring this up all the time.

    "Yeah but remember that one time you turned on the radio and I woke up at 2am?!"

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  10. You go to yoga at 6am? I have enough problems getting up at 7.30!! I would seriously be planning a slow painful death for my boyfriend if he tried that!

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  11. Hahahaha....that's way too funny! He sleep walked confused you too:) Thanks for the comment on my blog too. Yours is great! I'm a new follower now:)

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  13. Ouch! I'm glad it was unintentional since it's kind of a mean trick, but oh so funny because it didn't happen to me. It reminds me of a time when we were still in school and it was cancelled due to a storm and we didn't tell my brother and let him get up super early and get ready and wait for the bus before letting him know.

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  14. Haha! That is absolutely crazy! :)

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  15. I bet you were angry at first! One time I somehow changed the time on my clock radio to an hour earlier (still don't know how) and woke an hour earlier the next day. And got up the rest of the sleepy family too. Only to realize about thirty minutes after that it was too early. Is there a place where lost sleep goes?

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  16. I did that once. I swore I heard the alarm, so I jumped out of bed and made breakfast and told my husband to get up and eat. It was 6:00. He normally gets up at 7:00 or 7:30. He complied.

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  17. Haha... you two are two peas in a pod. It's like you live double (unconscious) lives that you're not aware of.

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  18. Haha! That would definitely explain why you got up at 2am!

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