Tranquility @ Bar Harbor, Maine 2013
I thought I should clean my glasses before I got started blogging this morning.
Then I thought I should clean the screen before I got started blogging this morning.
Then I thought I should update my calendar before I got started blogging this morning.
Then I thought I should dance about the office before I got started blogging this morning.
Then start a load of laundry.
Then eat the breakfast of champs.
Then — and this is the ultimate procrasti-writing go to — roll nickels.
This is what happens when you don’t blog for six days.
And yes, I have been up for a while now.
Blogging begets blogging. Hear me on this.
Both the G-Pup and myself are suffering the allergies this autumn. Both of us went to the vet last week. Only one of us was treated. Guess? It wasn’t me. Guess again. G-Pup is on antihistamines, and topical cream and wearing the cone of shame, so she won’t rip the hair right out of her haunch which — Hello! — she already did. And to stop the incessant licking.
But that’s not what this post is about.
I’m a light sleeper. I could say that once you have a child you never sleep again. That’s probably true, but I was a light sleeper before children. Even as a child.
On the weekend, the Geekess of Geekery sent me a link for an app for white noise — Relax M.S.P.
It’s broken down by seasons. Of course, I tested them all. Every single ambient sound. Since I love the sound of rain, I decided to give that a white noise spin on Saturday night. It was hard to choose a rain setting. Thunderstorm, Rain Fall, Fine Rain, Camping Rain. I started with Rain, set it for an hour and plugged in.
If you have a recommendation for really cushy earbuds, shout out in the comment section. I’m begging you!
A few minutes in…
I really need to pee.
Scampers out of bed.
Maybe Rain Fall wasn’t such a good idea.
Switches to Fine Rain.
Too high pitched.
Switches to Camping Rain.
I’m 25 minutes into the hour, so I reset the timer.
The next thing I know my brain is
Siiiiiingin’ the rain! Just siiiiiingin’ in the rain!
I’m Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor, and Debbie Reynolds rolled into one yellow slicker with a black umbrella and… Singin’ in the Rain.
Not sleepin’. Singin’.
Time to regroup.
Let’s try Downtown.
Nope. People are talking. T a l k i n g .
Wipers. Whap. Whap. Whap.
Switch to a different season — winter.
Oh, God. All I can think about is snow-blowing and shoveling.
Traffic in Snow.
I can hear my mother… Always wear clean underwear in case you get in an accident.
Now I’m thinking about laundry.
Winter Wind. Whoooooo. Whoooooo.
Winter Wind + Traffic in Snow.
Yes, you can combine sounds.
I am now clicking sound combos.
I am in the clicking combo zone.
Aaaand… my hour is up.
One last stab.
And we have a winner.
And Monday is in the house!