Monday, May 11, 2009

Sleeping Away

I was watching Jimmy Fallon the other night and his guest Martha Stewart (whose career was somehow not affected by her jail time) was mentioning how she is a bit of an insomniac and can fall asleep anywhere. This reminded me a little too clearly of myself, especially in high school. Luckily, most of the time I fall asleep somewhere I will wake up if there is a sudden change in sound, light etc. It's like my body is listening while I'm asleep because I'll wake up to a turn of a door knob, but I won't wake up to a rock band playing--since apparently a rock band isn't a threat to me hence not worth waking up for? I dunno.

Anywho, I usually wake up when I need to but there was this one time in junior high when I was sitting at the back of the class while we were watching a movie. The next thing I knew the teacher was patting me on the shoulder telling me I should probably be going to my next class because the bell was about to ring. WHAT?! Apparently I slept through the movie turning off (a normal "wake up" sign for me) and everyone in the class walking by me while they were heading out the door.

Now that I think about it, I'm sure everyone was walking by me laughing and stuff (it was junior high and all). Plus, I must have been a real loner to not have any friends in that class. Well, I assume I didn't have any friends or else they would have woken me up right? OK. So that was a long time ago, but I can't help but feel sorry for my poor, loner, made fun of self. Poor, junior high me. My shyness was definitely not helping me out then.

3 comments:

Plowmanators said...

I have been thinking...Martha is nothing if not more popular for her jail time. Just sayin'

The Gruwells said...

hello! it is so nice to hear from you. yes i am headed toward nursing, and school is making me crazy! but i am sure it will all be worth it. hope all is well with you and just in case you didn't know already your son is BEAUTIFUL!

Rachel said...

Rach, You know I loved you in Jr. High as well as now and I would have woken you up in a heartbeat back then to spare you the embarrasment had I shared that class with you! I can't believe you remember that experience still. :)