Saturday, January 23, 2010

Just the way it is around here. Did I mention a give-away?

On Thursday morning, I woke up at 5:30 am and I could tell I was wearing my glasses. 

I'm 99% sure that when I went to sleep at 11:00 pm the night before, I wasn't wearing my glasses.  And I'm extremely curious about what happened in the interim.  Was I dreaming of getting up?  Was I trying to find "the little people" that I once dreamed were clambering under my bed?  I'm just not sure.

But really, this isn't that strange of an occurance around my house.  A few times a month, I wake my husband up from a dead sleep by screaming loudly.  My heart will be racing, and I'll seem awake, but I'm not. After a few moments, I'll go calmly back to sleep while his heart races for awhile.  Actually, he'll sit and steam because yet again, Crazy Asleep Becky has struck again.  More often, I'll be standing in the closet, wondering where I am.  Or turning on lights in the hall, trying to (again) figure out where I am.  I've woken up more often in my own home in the middle of the night not knowing where I am than knowing where I am.  It's pretty fun.  Even better, a few weeks ago, I suddenly shot out of a deep sleep, yelling obscenities that would have embarrassed a trucker.  Shane wasn't too happy about that one, either.

So, yeah.  The waking up, wearing glasses thing isn't too far out of the norm.  But it does have me thinking.

And therefore, I'm turning to you, my dear readers.  I want to have my first ever give-away on this blog.  Come up with a pliable reason of why I would wake up wearing my glasses.  Make it really, really creative and I'll give you two entries. Write the reason in the comments section of this post.  I will select a random winner who will recieve a $10 gift card to either Barnes & Noble or Bath and Body Works (your choice.)  Contest ends Wednesday, January 27th at midnight. I will select and post the (random) winner on Thursday.

Good luck!!!

7 comments:

Amy Sorensen said...

THis is not me applying for your contest because as your sister I am inelligible to enter (isn't that standard blog etiquette or something?) but I do have to say: I am SOOOOO with you. While I don't wake up screaming, I DO talk a LOT in my sleep. And I also drive my husband nuts! Can't wait to read the responses!

fluentbrittish said...

I'm pretty sure that you have multiple personality disorder and one of your personalities in an SNL junkie thatlikes to do a Mary Katherine Gallagher impersonation. You weren't waking up with your glasses on. You were transitioning from Mary to Becky.

Anonymous said...

I think it's because you are just a little bit fruity and you should let you poor, tired, husband sleep.

Apryl said...

Wait a second, Anonymous...
I think that you had a dream you were a Sexy Librarian for Halloween, but only got the glasses part of your costume on before you fell back asleep.

Ginger said...

Hmmmmm. I thought about this over night because I want to give the best answer but all I could think of this and it is lame but...

you wanted to see in the dark.

Lucy said...

Big brother has managed to implant chips into our bodies which allows them to control our consciousness during the night. Each night, we all wake up at a prescribed hour, read a chapter of The Manchurian Candidate, and then go back to sleep none the wiser. In your case, some newbie back at the central office screwed up and forgot to command you to take off your glasses.

Thus - confusion when you wake up. But, really, you are uncovering the truth and will eventually lead the people in revolution.

Jeanette said...

Ok, I guess I am going to be the only risque one, but I think you woke up and McDreamy (Get it, McDreamy HA!) was standing naked at the end of your bed and you wanted to get a better look!