(in the mornings)
(since the holiday ended)
1. Abandoning the use of my alarm clock. Who needs ’em? When I set my clock, I only hit snooze a zillion times because I don’t want to get out of my warm warm bed. So I’ve got my clock set for the latest possible time I could get up and still make it into work with my hair and teeth brushed (around 8:30), and I find I’m getting up around the time I had set my clock for originally (around seven).
2. The last three mocha chocolate drizzle biscotti from Madame Grand Doigt. Coffee is already pretty amazing, but dip some mocha chocolate drizzle biscotti all in there? Mmmmm. I wonder if Madame Grand Doigt could be induced to tell me where she got these biscotti so that on a rare occasion when I am in the mood for a special treat, I could get some myself…shame she’s a mysterious Santa-Claus-like lady. (Who doesn’t have a Wikipedia page? Come on, Internet! You are failing me!)
3. Watching the BBC’s new Hamlet in brief increments every morning before work. Shakespeare is probably up in heaven going “What – why – WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT?” and “My God, woman, watch it the way it’s meant to be watched!” and “I AM NOT GOING TO BE YOUR FRIEND WHEN YOU GET UP HERE,” but I’m pretty sure that I will be able to wear him down by the constancy of my love so that when I get to heaven, he’ll have forgotten I ever did such a thing. And be my heaven-BFF. Of course. Hamlet might be okayish after all. I do not yet concede that it’s wonderful because I am so scarred from my senior-year English class.
4. Well, this isn’t in the mornings anymore. But this definitely made my life better. The puppy in general; esp. as I am not called upon to be her primary caretaker. Anyway, this evening I was watching Up with my father, sister, sister’s boyfriend, and our puppy, and:
Scary dogs in Up: Bark growl bark bark bark!
Our puppy: DO NOT LIKE DO NOT LIKE
Our puppy: *runs away*
Later she figured out they were inside the TV, and she stared intently at the TV for a really long time. I guess this means she won’t be bothered by barking dogs in movies anymore?
5. I was driving at night, and when I turned a corner, my sunglasses fell out of the place in my car where they are stored, and I could not find them again. I couldn’t find them anywhere, and I got really sad because I thought I had lost them forever. Two hours later, when I headed back to my apartment, my other pair of sunglasses fell out too, following the exact same trajectory. I found both pairs at once!