Wednesday, February 06, 2008


You are breakfasty, like a pile of pancakes on a Sunday morning that have just the right amount of syrup, so every bite is sweet perfection and not a soppy mess. You are a glass of orange juice that's cool, refreshing, and not overly pulpy. You are the time of day that's just right for turning the pages of a newspaper, flipping through channels, or clicking around online to get a sense of how the world changed during the night. You don't want to stumble sleepily through life, so you make a real effort to wake your brain up and get it thinking. You feel inspired to accomplish things (whether it's checking something off your to-do list or changing the world), but there's plenty of time for making things happen later in the day. First, pancakes.


Anonymous said...

You are late-sleepy relaxation, the half-awake moment when you realize it's morning, but you don't have to get up, because there's no place you have to be. You are that cozy spot under the covers where everything feels temporarily perfect, even if you know you'll eventually have to wiggle out and start the day. Maybe you're the artistic type, who doesn't function well on a normal schedule. Sleep's important to you, and you like the freedom of sleeping as late as you want (especially since that is closely related to the freedom to stay up as late as you want). You like to roll out of bed, put on some comfy clothes, and get a laid back start to the day. If not everything on your list gets accomplished, no worries. Your only priority is having no priorities – you just want to take things at a slow, mellow pace.

Um, not exactly.

Em said...

I'm 10:02 am also. What a nice time to be.

Maggie said...

Em, yay for pancake people! And you have reminded me that I owe our friend Nina a tag. (though I totally don't understand the tag thing...) SO may I tag you as well?

Filmgeek, you may get up early for work, but you are TOTALLY a sleep-inner when you can be. It's like raising the dead to get you out of bed sometimes, and you know it.

Unknown said...

You're the time of day right around sunrise, when the sky is still a pale bluish gray. The streets are empty, and the grass and leaves are a little bit sparkly with dew. You are the sound of a few chirpy birds outside the window. You are quiet, peaceful, and contemplative. If you move slowly, it's not because you're lazy – it's because you know there's no reason to rush. You move like a relaxed cat, pausing for deep stretches that make your muscles feel alive. You are long sips of tea or coffee (out of a mug that's held with both hands) that slowly warm your insides just as the sun is brightening the sky.

Totally true! We're friends because we can have pancakes when you get in from the clubs, 'cause that's when I'm getting up :)

Anonymous said...

I, too, am 10:02 in the am.
And, given there was buttermilk in the fridge and eggs to be
separated after having made cakes for baby girl's birthday, I made
pancakes from scratch only yesterday!