Fred Leslie as the old Rip (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Have you ever woken up and been completely disoriented about what time it was and possibly even what day? Feeling like a character from some film noir?
The nap I mentioned I planned to take (in an earlier post) was delayed quite a bit as I worked on a little project to help out Benny. Finally, completely bleary-eyed and feeling fuzzy-headed, I turned on the sound machine, closed my eyes to the midday sunlight filtering in and settled down . . .
And I remember nothing after that. For hours.
Except a few disjointed dreams, one featuring my hair (I think this nasty breakout around my hairline might have provoked that). I roused enough to note it was now dark outside before slipping into sleep’s embrace again. No memory of hearing Benny return from shooting more video footage for the opening segment he is putting together for the arts council fundraiser.
I woke up to silence. No sound machine. It was pitch dark. I can’t read the clock without my glasses. How long have I been asleep?
I was suddenly seized with a fear I had somehow missed Friday completely. Missed going online to turn in my weekly unemployment claim. Possibly even worse–had I skipped Guyday Friday altogether? Guy would not be happy. Neither would my readers.
You do NOT forget my special day!!!
Perhaps I had turned into Rip Van Winkle?
So it was with some relief I retrieved my spectacles, opened my laptop and logged in to see it was still Friday. Very early Friday morning. A time when I would normally still be awake. I hadn’t skipped a day, but I had slept close to 12 hours. I guess I needed to catch up?
And now my left click button on my laptop is going bad. Benny says I hit it too hard, I think it’s more of a case of hitting it too often. This laptop is a few years old, but it’s been well and truly used both for work and for pleasure. Guess what the biggest part of the pleasure has been?
Hmmm. I think it has something to do with a certain tall, dark-haired, azure-eyed, exceptionally attractive and intelligent male with lots of talent, charisma, sex appeal and loveability.