Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Do I Sleep?

Lesley asked me that today on Facebook.

And yes I do.

I usually go to bed between 1 and 2 am.
And sleep deeply til 7:30/8:00 am.

So, that means that some days I get 7 hours, some days only 5 1/2 .

BUT, the weekends.

On Friday and Saturday nights?
Twelve hours each. And It Is Glorious.
It also means I rarely see what a weekend morning looks like.
It's a trade-off I'm willing to take.

I seem to be able to function with this level of sleep. Until evenings like this arrive.
I've been out 9 nights in a row.
Doing fun things with some of my favorite people. But tonight I had nothing planned.
So when I got home from work at 6 pm, I lay down on my couch, and woke up 2 hours later.
These things happen.

And when they do?
I wake up smiling.
Naps are the best.


Can we talk about this video:

It doesn't inspire me. It makes me sad.
Anyone else? Thoughts?


I am not a trekkie.
But, maybe I will be.

I loved the last movie, (with Chris Pine as Capt Kirk) and after seeing this interview? I totally have to see the next one. (Star Trek into Darkness)

Seriously. Take 10 minutes and watch these two clips:
I adore the behind-the-scenes stories of the entertainment industry. Specially this on-set prank.

but if you can only spare the time to watch one - watch this:



In case you were wondering, yes, I finished the first series of New Girl.

It did remind me an awful lot of Friends.

And if you, like I, end up watching 24 episodes in 3 consecutive evenings, then, you miss those guys like crazy on the 4th evening.
And you wonder, did Jess and Nick manage to get together?
And Cece and Schmidt? Are they going to stick it out?

I have no answers.
I'm thinking I might need to get a netflix account. Or a PVR.

In the meantime, I'm now starting Once Upon a Time:

Just watched the pilot so far, and love the premise.

Next up?

The Bible series.
Bought it from work, using my staff discount.
Have I mentioned how much I love my job?

A version of this has been making it's rounds on facebook.
I'm adapting it abit for my own boys:

So I've decided to be proactive and tell my kids what I want for mother's day. Here it is:

What I Want for Mother’s Day

Dear boys, (erhmmm, Dear sons,)

Mother’s Day is coming up, and I thought I should tell you what I want. This way there’s no guilty panic or last minute purchasing of flowers at the closest gas station. So, this is what I want, this year and every year after; it’s pretty simple really.

I want you to be decent human beings. :)

I want you to be who you are, but don’t be sarcastic, aloof jerks.

I want you to work hard at everything you do, because life is too short not to give it everything you’ve got. Go for that "A". Sure, sure ... "C's" are a passing grade; but trust me, it feels fantastic when you get that "A".

I want you to ask for help when you need it. Seriously. Just Ask. Most of the adults in your life are your biggest cheerleaders. WE WANT YOU TO SUCCEED. And we are thrilled for the opportunity to come alongside.

I want you to help others when they need it. Keep an eye open for the guy who's new to the situation. Give him a hand.

When you screw up, and you will, more than once, I want you to own it, because it’s the screw-ups that make the victories sweeter. Learn to say I'm sorry. Say it often. They're like magic words.

I want you to know I will never stop loving you.

I want you to play nicely with others. Practice being kind.

I want you to find a way to do what you love, and realize that that might look different than you originally thought.

I want you to sometimes be more interested in someone else than in yourself. Especially when it comes to your (eventual) wife and kids.

I want you to know that you are flawed and you are extraordinary. There is no one else like you.

I want you to know that Jesus died for you. And God loves you. And I'm praying that you'll surrender your lives to Him. He created you and has a kick-ass plan for your life. Let go and trust.

I want you to realize how lucky you are every once in awhile even if only for an instant.

I want you to know love. I pray that you will meet that someone who is worthy of your love and will return it to you in spades.

I want you to know life can be brutally hard sometimes,but you don't have to face it alone. You've got family who understand and will be there for you in a heart-beat.

I want you to know that you can choose happiness even when the dark side offers you cookies.

And I want you to put down your cellphones when you have a meal with someone. 

And I want you choose your words wisely ... the English language is RICH with options.

And I want to see a movie with y'all next week; either Oblivion or the new Star Trek movie. Either or. You pick. 

See, simple.




Three things I'm thankful for:

1. The moon.

2. Bolthouse Farms Fruit Drinks

3. Decisions that are made.


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