Friday, 24 June 2011

Good Morning People

ON Wednesday morning I had to haul my sorry ass out of bed at the ungodly hour of 5.30am.

But it was OK, I’m more of a morning person than an evening person, unlike the dearly beloved who, I swear, would still be in bed when I get home in the evening if he didn’t have my tender ministrations to start his day - a few kicks to the leg and loud swearing in his ear. What would he do without me?

Conversely, if we go out I’m ready for bed almost before I’ve put on my party harvest festivals (all is safely gathered in) while he’s flexing his muscles to prop up a bar until dawn.

I’m fine until midnight then, like Cinderella minus the youth, beauty and gorgeous ball-gown, I’m ready to flee.

So I was more than a little miffed to read that evening people tend to be more creative, intelligent, humorous and extroverted.

Morning people, on the other hand, are more optimistic, proactive and conscientious. Conscientious? How bloody boring is that? Sounds like the class swot – the one who can reel off the causes of the First World War without drawing breath.

I’m sure Anne Widdecombe was conscientious at school but you wouldn’t want her behind you in a conga line at a drunken New Year’s Eve party, would you?

So I’m going to strive to be an evening person. I’ll add a few more brushstrokes to my masterpiece before going to a party where I dazzle everyone with my sparkling repartee and provoke gales of laughter with my witty bon mots.

Then again, I could do the housework before going to work and in the evening fall asleep in front of the television with a book in one hand, a bar of chocolate in the other and a gin and tonic on the coffee table.

Come to think of it, I think I’ll stay a morning person. Don’t wake me when you come in.

  • One or two people have told me off for not posting often enough, which is very kind of them as it implies that they quite like to read my stream of consciousness. Therefore, I'll do my utmost  to get back to my at-least-once-a-week blogging.
  • RIP, lovely Auntie Dilys (1921-2011), an incredible woman, full of personality, who, sadly, died just a few days short of her 90th birthday. We'll miss you.



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5 comments:

Fran said...

I am definitely a morning person. I'm marking a pile of exam papers at the moment and have got up at 4.30 in the morning to get them done. By the time I get home from work, I'm useless. Does that make me conscientious?! Or just crazy?!

Nora said...

I like to sleep late in the morning, but I'm definitely not a party animal at night. I'm a daytime person, I guess. I do like to be up in the middle of the night for a few hours all on my own. I like the peace and quiet. I really like my own company. I don't need a crowd. I do think that I'm very conscientious. And dull.

rachel said...

Lovel that term 'party harvest festivals'!! Now I shall torment myself trying to find an opportunity to use it. Thank you!

Akelamalu said...

On holiday (and at home usually) I'm always first up and last to bed - what does that make me? :0

Barbara Cameron said...

I've always been a "morning person". Even in my much younger days I could never see how fellow university students could stay up all night studying. I'm a zombie after 9:00pm