Transplanted Life
Tuesday, March 22, 2005
I hate waking up early
It's a real pain in the neck. I was awake late last night anyway (useful information: there's no "drifting off" with a good crossword puzzle like there is with a good book), but for some unknown reason, I wake up at 5:30, a full hour before when my alarm usually goes off.

I try to make the best of it, thinking, hey, get a jump start on the day, but when I start to head to the bathroom to shower and stuff, I remember that Maureen's alarm is going to go off in about fifteen minutes, and even though it's the rhinoceros-like throat-clearing noises from her bedroom that woke me up, she'll probably pour some DayQuil down her throat and head into work, because she's got that kind of work ethic. And the thought of sharing a shower would just absolutely mortify her.

I tried to apply myself to doing some research, but got nowhere. It's like Michelle fell off the edge of the earth in Eastern Europe. I wish I had something to Telly. Sure, he wouldn't believe it, but still, he deserves to know.

So the upshot is that even though I wake up an hour earlier, I only get on the road to work ten minutes earlier, which would be eaten waiting for the train. I stop in one of the newsstands by the Harvard Square T station to pick up some reading material, and wind up getting "Dell's Best Crosswords", because it's got Diagramless in it and I haven't done some of those in a while. I make the mistake of starting from the front, though, and those puzzles are just ridiculously easy. It's pathetic, reallly. Same words for the same clues in three straight puzzles. I solved one without ever looking at the down clues. That's just embarrassing. Heck, they didn't even have the creators names on them.

And now I'm worn out before even getting a chance to watch The Amazing Race off the Replay. Seems like a wasted day.

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