Thursday, May 14, 2015

Avertissement por vous

I don't know why, but I can't seem to sleep through an entire night. Yet if I push my recliner chair back while watching TV, I fall asleep immediately and the next thing I hear is Mark yelling at me, "Are you sleeping?" Last night I fell asleep between the end of Double Jeopardy, and Final Jeopardy. It is quite a long commercial break so there's plenty of time for me to snooze. I would have totally missed the Final Jeopardy clue if Mark hadn't started screaming at me, ".....I say Ford, but who's the other guy?" That's the problem with my nodding off during television shows and movies, Mark gets angry as if I have abandoned him somehow. So usually I am startled awake by his loud squeaking voice and I try to act like I was awake all along. "Um... it's Edison. Yep, Edison. Ford and Edison were buddies back then." Except that I am wrong. It's very hard to break out of a deep sleep and get your brain operating at one hundred percent. If I hadn't fallen asleep and I had time to see the clue and think about it, I would have known the correct answer was Harley and Davidson. The worst is movies. Those action movies like The Avengers, X-Men, and Transformers are easy. I can sleep for thirty minutes and not lose any plot twists. Mostly because there aren't any. But if a movie has an intricate story line and I try to pretend that I've been awake throughout the whole thing, I usually get tripped up pretty easily. I fell asleep during The Hobbit, Battle of the Five Armies. When I awoke, all I said was, "Why don't they go back to their little town on the island?" Mark looked at me as if I were crazy. It seems that the dragon had burned the village down in the first five minutes of the movie, they couldn't go back. I can't help it if I fell asleep during the French version of the anti-piracy warning.


  1. You and my girlfriend. I've watched the last 15 minutes of every episode of The Following 3 times because she falls asleep and says, "Wait. What happened." Every.single.time.

    1. Yes, Mark gets very upset when I grab the remote and roll the program back to where I think I fell asleep.