I mean, knowing my usual habits, one would probably assume that the first word starts with “f” and rhymes with “truck,” but it actually stands for “Friend Makin’ Mondays.” Since I’m trying to get back into the blogging habit, I thought I would give it a shot. I discovered this through The Divine Diva , and its originator is found at All the Weigh.
So, today’s topic is “bedroom habits.” Again, GET YOUR MINDS OUT OF THE GUTTER.
1. Do you set an alarm clock? If so, for what time?
Well, not right this minute, since I am unemployed. When I was employed with a start time of 8:30 am, I set the alarm for 6:45 and hit snooze a few times. (I would generally leave at about 8:05 a.m.)
2. How many hours of sleep do you get on an average night?
Again, unemployment is altering my answers. I’m a horrible, horrible insomniac. So when I was working, I generally got no more than 5 hours a night, which I’d make up for by getting around 7-8 on the weekends. Right now, I think I’m at about 6-7. My sleeping patterns are all jacked up.
3. Do you bring your laptop to bed?
No, but I bring my Kindle.
4. How many pillows do you require to sleep?
Uh, I think I have like 5 or 6. Most of them are down and/or memory foam combos, so they are able to be smooshed into new and different shapes. Lando also has about this many, but his are flat and filled with lumpy rocks and I totally do not understand how he finds them comfortable. (Plus, it should be noted that, if I get up first, he steals my nice, soft, squishy pillows.)
5. Do you sleep with socks on?
Not unless it’s really, really cold outside.
6. How often do you change the sheets?
Probably not often enough. I *like* clean sheets, but I don’t have a washer & dryer, and when we’re having a quarter shortage, clean underwear > clean sheets.
7. Do you remember your dreams?
Not unless they’re totally fucked up, or if I’m under a lot of stress and having one of my bad recurring ones. My recurring ones are either (a) the obstacle course of death (kind of like Stephen King’s The Long Walk, where if you stop/fail, you die, but with things like fields of angry bulls and lakes full of sharks and shit), or (b) a school building that goes on forever and looks like a mash-up of every school I’ve ever attended, and there’s a class I haven’t been to all semester and I can’t find the classroom.
8. Which side of the bed do you sleep on?
When I lived alone: the middle. Now: if I’m laying in bed, it’s on my left.
9. How often do you take naps?
Not very often. If I’m tired enough to actually nap, I’m tired enough to sleep for a whole night’s worth. However, this sudden bout of unemployment is making me BORED out of my MIND and I’m fighting the urge a lot. Did I mention my insomnia? Like, I can’t sleep even with drugs that, according to my doctor, should “knock out an elephant.” Sleep specialist is in the future. If I nap, I’m hosed.
10. Do you sleep soundly?
Once I actually get to sleep, I’m very difficult to wake up. I actually slept through a hurricane once, and can sleep through the alarm clock (it’s not on my side and I don’t think it’s very loud) – I do better if I use my cell phone, because it’s annoying and I’m afraid of turning it off instead of hitting snooze so I get up the first time. I used to have alarm clock cat, but sadly, I lost her last year….she wanted breakfast, and she would step on my head and meow (loudly) and generally behave like an asshole until I dragged my butt out of bed. I miss her.