Posted on July 30, 2009
Posted by John Scalzi
Sleeping in is its own reward.
Sleeping in what?
Yes. Dammit. I’m not feeling rewarded today.
Sleep? What’s that?
The kids sleeping is my reward.
I love sleeping in. It is one of the reasons I am a teacher. A whole summer to practice what I love.
Now if I could just sell that novel and become a fulltime writer. A lifetime of sleeping in!
Well, Christopher, you could always teach night school.
I get a migraine headache if I sleep in for more than half an hour. So no.
If you sleep in, then the AARP have won. Country Kitchen opens at 6.
I agree with this deep thought.
GOOD sleep is its own reward. Crappy sleep, or sleep that gets cut off four hours early because the puppy can’t hold it, or sleep plagued by nightmares that my 12 year old daughter is actually blaming me for everything because I programmed her with impossible parameters… that is not rewarding sleep.
Jasper @6: Teaching night school wouldn’t work. “Sleeping in” doesn’t necessarily mean “sleeping through much of the morning,” it means “sleeping past whenever it is that you’re supposed to get your lazy ass up”, which of course, would be different for those who work later shifts.
(Are the comments purposely off for your “I’m Not Evil, I’m Just Programmed That Way” post? I wanna talk about evil computers!)
Naps are especially rewarding.
For me, the primary difference between sleeping in and crack cocaine is that I don’t have to start each day trying to smoke juuuuust enough crack.
What more is there to say? That right there is an aphorism if I ever saw one. An axiom, even.
Sleep? Is that the thing where you close your eyes and the funny movies play? I’ve heard good things about it.
He always turns off posts for the movie topic, you can post there I believe.
If this is so, then the quality of the reward is surely is a reflection of our innerselves, emphasis being given at this particular point in time. (I still like naps.)
Mmm, can’t discuss, I’m gonna get myself some of that reward.
Surely “with whom” rather than “in what”
Night school wouldn’t work. I like to write at night. Plus, the lazy comment nailed it.
It’s not sleeping in unless I am getting to avoid actual responsibility.
My reaction was the exact same as Todd Stull’s, which probably means I have had to much smartass juice today (no offense intended Todd, talking about myself here).
I first read that without the “in” – and I was quite happy with that. Sleep apnoea: horrid.
I have to get up at 4:45, so on the weekends, I sleep in until 6:00 or 6:30. It’s very nice but then I wonder,
“what happened to my life that 6 fricken 30 is sleeping in?”
What usually happens is that I wake up at 4:45 anyway and have to get up for an hour. Long enough to convince my body that it’s OK to go back to sleep for a while. My habits are ruts as deep as the Royal Gorge…
Totally dependent on the content of your dreams:
Tricia Helfner = reward
Rosie O’Donnell = terrible, terrible punishment
…that is all.
I sleep in that same cave brother.
In my case it is called growing up. As I grow up I develop more and more of my Dad’s habits. He was an early to bed and early to rise kind of guy; drove us all nuts with that. Now, I go to bed at 9:30 ish or 10:00 and get up at 5:00 to 5:30. I don’t even have the excuse of a work schedule to drive this sleep routine; I go to work at 9:00 ish and am approximately 10 minutes away from work.
For me sleeping in is getting up at 6:30 to 7:00.
P.S. Franklin was wrong as I am neither healthy, wealthy nor wise
Kids and small furry animals don’t respect the concept of sleeping in.
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