Tuesday, October 26, 2010


I beat my husband up almost every morning.   Maybe I should explain.  I usually get up about an hour earlier than he does.  My alarm clock is set to Beep! Beep! Beep!  It gets smacked into silence on about the third beep so I my spouse (bless his heart) can get his beauty sleep (I’ll just let that one go).

Sometimes –like this morning—DH gets up at some atrocious hour so he can be ready to go with his friends to stand on the side of a lake and catch fish.  I don’t try to understand it.  And he doesn’t try to understand some of the things I do.  It just works better that way.

So instead of Beep! Beep! Beep!  I set my alarm to the radio; anticipating a slow mellow musical wake-up.  Here’s what I got:

Good morning!  The temperature outside is twenty-seven degrees.  The wind is gusting twenty to thirty miles per hour with a chance of snow.  A tidal wave struck Indonesia overnight.  Over a hundred are dead and scores are missing.  Tornados have been reported in Texas, Illinois and Wisconsin and severe weather is reported across the mid-west.  Elections—blah—blah—Democrats—blah—blah—Republicans--mudslinging—more blah—blah.  And then:  Paul the psychic octopus, who correctly predicted the outcome of the world cup semi-finals, has died of natural causes.

Smack!  My clock radio was silenced.  I’ve decided Beep! Beep! Beep! Is much, much better than knowing the condition of the world before I get my eyes open and my feet on the floor. 


DayPhoto said...

I so AGREE with you. I try to wake up before the alarm goes off, I rarely have to hear a beep, beep, but when I do it so JARRING!


Jill said...

Oh Leenie, you made me smile. Sometimes ignorance is such bliss.

Flea said...

Mine wakes me with the news. Since I don't watch TV, it's usually the only news I get all day. Fortunately, my news guys are pretty hilarious.

Anzu said...

Why the early morning radio tells us the situation has taken
a dark turn ? 
Do they test the reliability of our
tireless capacity for work ? (LOL)
Interesting and humorous episode ♪ ヾ(。ё◇ё。)ノ

TALON said...

Not an auspicious start to the day, Leenie, but I hope the remainder of it was glorious! My hubby beats me up each morning :)

I'm going to ignore the four letter word (snow) because I'm simply not ready for it (though we had some wet flurries over night a few days ago).

Kilauea Poetry said...

Hey Lennie..I enjoyed this peek..there is so much going on in this big o'l world..can be overwhelming! In fact it gets oppressive, but good thing His Mercy is new every morning! Boy me and mine have our differences too and its like you just have to respect them and then its good.
Ooo that sounds nippy!

Anonymous said...

Our radio comes on at 6.30 )Mon to Fri - it is very clever and has a 'weekend cancel' button!) We have brief news headlines, then I listen to one record (do we still say that) before I get up (in the summer to go out walking, in the winter to tackle the elliptical trainer and rowing machine) Malcolm gets up 20 minutes later and joins me (he only does the elliptical trainer) We watch the news on tv while we exercise, but it's the BBC, so it's very understated and sedate!!