I really just have an internal clock and normally wake up on my own. I didn't have to be anywhere this morning, but it's a normal Tuesday for Magnum, so the alarm was set per usual. I woke up with the feeling that the alarm should be blaring soon and looked over to see that it was 2 hours later. "GET UP!!"
It wasn't anything major really. We normally get up nerdly early, so he wasn't late or having to rush for work, just had to skip his morning exercise routine. I still took a lovely morning run since the crosswalk is on its own this week.
I think the alarm actually did go off, I just sleep ignored it. So I chalk it up to my internal clock saying, "Heck no! It's spring break!"
That and probably that the weather has me grumpy. But I don't want to whine, it could certainly be worse. I think THAT'S from my internal calendar - the one that rebels against frosty snowy crusty in late March. So now my internal Anti-Whining Department (AWD) is having to deal with the Sad Internal Calendar (SIC). It's chaos in here, I tellya!
Allow me to confess an example from yesterday.
Magnum, Meego, and I went bowling. Good times all around, and the bowling wasn't even too shabby considering we haven't bowled since bowl-all-summer-for-free. But SIC apparently had stowed away, and the following session took place:
SIC: Look at that obnoxious kid, obnoxiously gloating over his "spare".
AWD: So what about it?
SIC: He's bigger than Meego for cripe's sake, and he's using bowling bumpers!
I have no idea who these kids are
AWD: Well, he's probably a beginner. Excessive gutter balls get frustrating for beginners y'know.
SIC: Oh, I get that, it's just that a kid that big should know that he doesn't get gloating rights if he only got the spare because the bumper redirected his ball. This isn't billiards.
AWD: He's just a kid...
SIC: I know, but in a few short years, he's going to be eligible to vote, and [...........political rant.............] this country [.........this isn't a political blog, remember?..........] going downhill [............bear with me, it'll be over soon............] entitlement [...............here comes.............] without having to work for any of it!
AWD: So.... this really isn't about bowling bumpers is it?
SIC: Of course not. He's just a kid enjoying spring break.
AWD: Feeling better after the rant?
SIC: Actually, yes. Thanks.
AWD: Don't mention it. I think I'll also override Internal Clock tomorrow morning, just for extra therapy. Don't tell HeadQuarters.
SIC: Good idea. And can I book an appointment with you for about five months from now?
AWD: Sure. Reason?
SIC: I'll probably be grumpy from the heat at that time