"Lord, lord, lord. Protect me from the consequences of the above prayer." ~Douglas Adams
I am not a morning person. I hate mornings. I wish the world would function at night. I told my good friend Maura that I would get up early today (8-ish) and spend the day with her until she had to go pick up her kids at school. Maura knows when we make morning plans, she will most likely have to call me a hundred times to make sure I'm up. Otherwise, she'll show up at my house and I'll be snoring away in my pajamas. Anyway, I wanted to make sure I woke up when she called, so I put the phone right next to me when I went to bed the night before. However, I woke up in the middle of the night to reach for some water and knocked my phone behind the bed. I was way too tired, too comfortable, and too lazy to get out of bed, get on my hands and knees and grope for my phone in the dark. I knew I would not hear the phone ringing or my alarm on my phone come morning. So, I said a quick, "Oh God, just please wake me before Maura comes over."
"Amid all the forms of life that surround us, not one, excepting the dog, has made an alliance with us. "--Maurice Maeterlinck