December 20 11

Some days I feel like I accomplish more before 9am than most people accomplish in an entire day. It’s true. Some days I’ll look at the clock in amazement (how is it only 9:12am?) because I will have already published 9 articles for yummymummyclub, written a blog post, replied to 17 emails, had two coffees, gotten a kindergartener dressed, fought with a 5th grader about her leggings-as-pants, ironed someone’s hair, poured 2 bowls of cereal, ordered two sweaters from Gap, edited some photos, taken my dog out to pee, and addressed twelve more holiday cards.

Two things I will have not done, however: showered and gotten dressed. Pure waste of precious time, if you ask me.

The funny thing is, if you were to ask me, I would tell you that I’m not a morning person. I love to sleep in, and would do it every single day if my schedule and my three kids allowed it. I would stay under the warm covers for as long as possible and not do a single thing other than smile at the glorious laziness. I am Bruno Mars, someone teach me how to dougie!

The fact, though, is that I am a morning person. Sure, I’m exhausted and I have to drag my sorry bootie out of bed after pressing snooze one too many times on my alarm—but that’s what the two coffees are for. I am fueled by them. And I am probably a morning person now by default. Is it an age thing, I wonder? Or maybe it’s the fact that I spent the better part of the last year waking up at O500 hours (What’s the O stand for? OH MY GOD IT’S EARLY.) but whatever the reason, I cannot stay up anymore. My geriatric internal clock likes to eat dinner at 5:30pm and be in bed at 10 for two episodes of Seinfeld while I work (or have really, really important conversations about which I love more: Seinfeld or Friends and about why the Jon Bon Jovi thing turned into the crazy Twitter hoopla that it did and whether or not I think that photo that he posted about heaven looking a lot like New Jersey looks a little bit like my brother-in-law Joe and about the season finale of Dexter (OH MY GOOD GOD) and about the season finale of Survivor (OH MY GOOD GOD) and how there’s no way I’m going to spoil the shows for people who are sadly behind but still OH MY GOOD GOD I need to talk about them and why aren’t there rules in place for when you ARE allowed to talk about shows because, really, isn’t it the person’s own fault for not having seen the episode yet?!? And also where does the word hoopla even come from? And why people don’t ever leave me comments anymore…I mean, my post about Emily wanting to be a doctor was GOLD and then there was the post about me basically being Amish, complete with pictures of me and Jude Law being Amish? I mean, you guys. I get it…you want posts about feeeeeeeelings.) on my laptop and then a back-to-back Stewart and Colbert love fest, only I rarely make it through the entire Colbert episode. It’s okay, though, because I prefer Jon Stewart.

I AM OLD.

Are you a morning person or a night person?

Also, I prefer Seinfeld to Friends. *ducks*

 

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  1. I love that you quoted “Good Morning, Vietnam”.

    And Seinfeld was much, much, much better than Friends could ever aspire to be.

    I’m four episodes behind on Dexter and the reveal that I just saw with regards to Olmos and Hanks was pretty cool. Can’t wait to see the finale.

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    Comment by Avitable on December 20, 2011
  2. You get more done before 9am than I do all week.

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    Comment by karengreeners on December 20, 2011
  3. I’m a TOTAL morning person. I get all that done, too. And to answer your most pressing question: Seinfeld.

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    Comment by Jana A (@jana0926) on December 20, 2011
  4. Be glad you are having the “leggings are not pants” conversation with a 5th grader. Just yesterday I had that same talk with my soon to be 16 year old daughter. Ugh.

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    Comment by Marci Baker on December 20, 2011
  5. I’m a Friends person but quote both shows non-stop. I’m also commenting since you tweeted you miss blog comments. I can’t help that I’m addicted to google reader.

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    Comment by Jody on December 20, 2011
  6. Loved Friends!!!! We have every episode there ever was and watch them all the time. I love Seinfeld too but…….Friends just feel like….well…..friends.
    I have always been a morning person. I hate it though. I wish I could snuggle up to my husband without a care in the world but my mind races with things I NEED to get done. So it’s torture laying in bed. Now that I have kids, they make me get up. Then I often wish they would go on the other side of the bed to wake up daddy do I coult get 20 more minutes.

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    Comment by TricIa on December 20, 2011
  7. Seinfeld is way better than Friends. But both are great and I think I can relate everything in life to either a Friends or Seinfeld episode.

    I am not a morning person. I wonder if I will ever be.

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    ali replied on

    Maybe when you move to Toronto.. :)

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    Comment by Kristabella on December 20, 2011
  8. While I enjoyed Seinfeld and think that both shows are funny, I think they are very different shows. Seinfeld was more about the surface– you didn’t really get involved with the characters feelings, so Friends was more my speed because the characters tended to have more depth and you really did get to *know* them on a deeper level. Seinfeld might be the funnier show, but Friends is the one that hooked me.

    “And why people don’t ever leave me comments anymore”
    Hmmm….might have something to do with it being December and folks not having the time to read/comment as much.

    And to your *actual* question– morning AND night (I totally SUCK in the early afternoon!). >:o

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    ali replied on

    They are very different…but I think most people I speak to definitely like one more than the other. I love them both…but I definitely think Seinfeld was the better show. :)

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    Comment by Magoop on December 20, 2011
  9. I’m a morning person in the sense that I like to get up early and get things done, but I am not at my best socially in those first few hours. People close to me have learned to just ignore me until I’ve had a few cups of coffee.

    Also, while I enjoy both – I agree, Seinfeld and Stewart are superior.

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    Comment by Danielle on December 20, 2011
  10. I love to say that I’m not a morning person. In reality, I’m like you. I get up early and I get so freaking much done. I despise the actual getting out of bed part. Once I’m up, I’m fine.

    Also? I am worthless after 8pm. Part of that is how early I get up. Part of it is, I’m just ready to lay around and watch TV after I get my kids in bed.

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    ali replied on

    Seriously..some days I think we might be the same person ;)

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    Issa replied on

    I wonder that myself sometimes too.

    Except you are way more stylish than I could pretend to even think about.

    Also? I am a nerd. I watch Big Bang Theory before bed. Or Criminal Minds on nights when I’m not thinking straight.

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    Comment by Issa on December 20, 2011
  11. Friends a million times over!

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    Comment by Dianna on December 20, 2011
  12. I liked Friends better back when the shows were on. Now, I prefer Seinfeld. Could be because I was in high school/college and could relate more to the storylines. Or, maybe I’ve since been brainwashed by my husband.

    And, I’m a morning person. I enjoy the quiet while everyone else is still sleeping.

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    Comment by Alison on December 20, 2011
  13. Yes, the ending of Dexter! Haven’t we all been just waiting for that to happen? And without really revealing anything to those who haven’t seen it yet, I’m hoping that what happened will at least reverse the creepy turn everything was taking because of the therapist’s suggestions.

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    Comment by Anna on December 20, 2011
  14. I think I have to give it to Seinfeld. I watched all the episodes of each series during those late night feedings with my youngest. I found there was lots of little jokes that carried on over several episodes that I missed watching it weekly. I wish I was a morning person, but I’m really not.

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    Comment by Shan @ the fairy blogmother on December 20, 2011
  15. Seinfeld over Friends?

    I…

    Can’t…

    *walks away, weeping*

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    ali replied on

    Hahahaha. I was wondering if you were going to comment on this…

    I didn’t say that I don’t like Friends. I do! And I have seen every single episode at least ten times over…I just, I don’t know, Seinfeld in syndication holds up much better for me. Much better.

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    Meghan replied on

    You know, I just don’t like Seinfeld. Never have. I can hardly stand to watch an episode.

    I KNOW. It’s like I’m Jen.

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    ali replied on

    I think with comedies…it’s very very personal. There are some shows people GET and some people don’t. Community, Parks & Rec, Arrested Development. It SHOCKS me when people say that they don’t like them, because I love them so. But, I guess it’s so subjective.

    Comment by Meghan on December 20, 2011
  16. I am totally a morning person, even more so now that I have a two year old that wakes up no later than 6:15 any day of the week. I like to be showered and dressed before 8, but it doesn’t always happen. I honestly couldn’t quote or even re-call a single episode of Seinfeld, but I can relate any given situation to an episode of Friends. Also, I thought I used to comment on your weekly what you wears, but now I think I only commented in my head. Ha.

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    Comment by Amy on December 21, 2011
  17. I am not a morning person. At all. I am a night owl. I get the most done in the evening.

    Noah’s favorite show is Seinfeld, mine is Friends. I nearly have the entire thing memorized.

    And once a certain person lost a certain immunity challenge, I completely gave up caring about this season of Survivor because really, COME ON.

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    Comment by Mrs. Wilson on December 21, 2011
  18. I’m a morning person too. I just don’t get people who do their best work during nocturnal hours.

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    Comment by Hiten on December 22, 2011
  19. I wish I was a morning person. Sadly I’m more of a night person – but the kind that wastes time on twitter while watching Seinfeld or Criminal Minds reruns – instead of doing anything productive. I hate that. My kids are morning people, so that’d be easier too.

    ps. I’ve never watched an episode of Friends. And I’m a little proud of that.

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    Comment by monstergirlee on December 31, 2011
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