Wake-Up Call – October

Just 5 more minutes...
Just 5 more minutes...

Right, so here’s the deal.  I hate mornings.  I hate mornings SO VERY HARD.  I’ve never been a morning person.

Well, I say NEVER. I suppose when I was a little kid, I was a morning person.  I’d get up at 5 am or something so I could watch the weird oldtimey cartoons that were only run in the very early morning.  Things like Hercules or that cartoon with people on a sub or something…? I don’t know, frankly.

But at some point, I stopped being able to wake up in the morning.  I’d sleep until 11 am or noon or later, no matter how early I went to bed.  Something about how adolescents need more sleep because their bodies and minds are working overtime on the growing, or something.

Now that I’m getting older, I don’t sleep that late anymore, but weekends, no matter when I went to bed, I’ll still stay in bed until 10 or 10:30.  On work days when I need to be up at 6:50am? Torture, sheer and utter torture.

If I had to wake up to an obnoxious BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP, the fucking thing would be out the window and I’d be back to sleep immediately.  Hate that shit!  I’ve found, though, that if I’m waking up to music I like, I’m less willing to hit the snooze button, and more likely to roll my ass out of bed.

I have a clock radio that my iPod can attach to, and I just set it to a playlist, and it goes automatically when the alarm goes.  I let it play for an hour, and when it shuts off, that means it’s time to hurry up my morning routine and get out the door to work.  It’s actually quite an effective system.

Some people, I’m sure, would specifically pick songs every night before going to bed that they wanted to wake up to. Me? I just set my iPod to my Top Rated playlist, and let it go.  I thought I’d share some of the songs I woke up to last month, so you could hear and enjoy. Check it out after the jump.

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