September 1, 2005

Early Morning Ramblings

Mia woke up butt-early. Now, I can sleep through most anything you could throw at me. Midgets juggling barking Jack Russels, an impromptu Deep Purple concert in the living room - I can snooze through anything. Except Mia crying. So I got up with Beth and figured, like the sick man I am, that I might as well just get dressed and head into work. So, here I sit, alone in the office having arrived here around 5:15, blasting American Idiot and pounding coffee. Welcome to a random post from what's sure to be a random day.

The Dream: Stoned
Waking up was actually a good thing though. I was trapped in a dream in which I was trying to make it to all my finals. And of course, I couldn't even remember half of them since I was caught in the age-old dream where you realize you've skipped half your classes and don't even know what building they're in. And for one of the finals I had to translate the Rosetta Stone which, yes, I realize has been deciphered but it seemed like one hell of a challenge in my dream. Oh, and I had to do that for a geology class. I think it was the whole stone thing. And then? My dad ended up in the hospital with a kidney stone and he wouldn't tell my mother. As soon as I got him home though? He turned into a coworker. So really it was an okay thing that I woke up when I did.

Pop Culture Education...While Rocking
Last night, we were watching that stupid dance show (shut up) and one couple was dancing to an Elvis tune. I figured it was my duty to educate Mia in the underbelly of pop culture.

That's the King! Did you know Elvis' colon weighed over 50 pounds when he died? Yep. Elvis' colon was impacted. Thank you. Thank you very much. Elvis' colon has left the building

I also completely dorked out when they introduced some disco choreographer.

Me: Who's this? Where the hell is Denny Terrio?
Beth: Who?
Me: Denny Terrio - original host of television's Dance Fever!
Beth: *blank stare*
Me: Of course, they could have gotten Adrian Zmed who took over for Denny.
Beth: God you're a dork sometimes.
Me: I know.

Okay...I've made it though Green Day and Appetite for Destruction just entered the rotation. I might be able to stay awake after all. Although I could use another gallon and a half of coffee.

Posted by Chris at September 1, 2005 5:57 AM

Ok, you had me roaring with the line about skipping so many classes you don't even know what building it's in! I did that once! I went for the final exam - no class! They'd moved it to another building! I made up some excuse about being sick wretching in the bathroom please let me take the exam...and he did, LOL, at his office.

Posted by: Theresa at September 1, 2005 6:53 AM

we don't watch that stupid dance show (although i notice someone in the household who isn't me tivo'd it last night so maybe we will...) but we do watch that show about a rock star going to school. the things we waste our time with, huh?

Posted by: suze at September 1, 2005 7:04 AM

Oh, I have those dreams all the time. Chemistry class specifically. And I'm always begging my teacher to have mercy on me because I'm an English major...

Posted by: jen at September 1, 2005 7:09 AM

Huh? did you say it was too early? Yeah I thought you did..

And I hate to admit it. But I wondered the same thing about Denny Terrio the other day.

Sleep depravation, I am sure.

Posted by: Angelia at September 1, 2005 7:10 AM

WOW...(nothing the hour at which you arrived at work) is this what MD and I can expect when we kickstart the family engine?

PS - I knew who Denny Theriault was too...but there is simply NO excuse to watch that dance show when lame yet quite funny sitcoms like That 70s Show and Everybody Loves Raymond are on!

Posted by: wn at September 1, 2005 7:11 AM

Okay, I also watched the lame dance show and wondered about Danny Terrio from Dance Fever. Who wouldn't recall the light up dance floor and overabundance of tight black pants and gold lame?

Posted by: Boutros at September 1, 2005 7:19 AM

Never heard of Denny Terrio?! Hey, I had his "Night Moves" instructional album to learn how to disco dance! (Oh God, I'm old.)

Posted by: mooalex at September 1, 2005 7:24 AM

i watched that show last night for the first time, not bad...that snow chick looked funky! the big guy did well, i thought, poor guy, he did the lifts and everything..they were so mean to him! that first lady judge is a BLEEP BLEEP, does he ever have anything nice to say!?

Posted by: lizabetty at September 1, 2005 7:40 AM

Know what's even more shocking than you being up at 5:15? The # of comments you've gotten before 8 am - man - we are sick sick people to be up so early :)

Posted by: Marie at September 1, 2005 7:47 AM

Yep, I still have that dream. I realize, during finals week, that I totally forgot to attend one of my classes, panic ensues.... post college traumatic disorder.

I understand knowing Danny Terrio's name but you knew his replacement's name too?? Maybe Beth has a point. :)

Posted by: Kris at September 1, 2005 7:51 AM

Ugh... I HATE dreams like that (all of mine are wacky, too). I have this recurring dream all the time that I am going to class on my first day of school and I have no idea where it is or what room # it is and I'm late. In my dream I'm in my old high school, but of course in the dream it is about, oh, 234837984729 x bigger than it really was. ;)

Umm... 62 pounds. Gross. I have a 33 year old friend that weighs that much.

Posted by: Jaime at September 1, 2005 8:17 AM

Hell, it's now 9:38 am [EST]! It's time for your lunch young man. Bonus: You can also leave at 1:00pm today and hit the bar before going home. I also have some Stihl brand noise mufflers I use for mowing, weed-whipping and chain-sawing. They have been on my computer desk, as I now use them when Mason has a melt-down. I suggest the same.

Blog on,

Posted by: Sam at September 1, 2005 8:26 AM

Appetite for Destruction never leaves my cd player. I have 2 copies so I can listen to one in the car.

I thought I was the only one who still listened to it.

Posted by: shannon at September 1, 2005 8:49 AM

Too funny!!! I had a dream fully five years after law school that I had missed so many classes that I had no idea they had moved the classroom! Gah! American Idiot rocks btw - has a permanent spot in the new 6 CD changer!!!

Posted by: Sue at September 1, 2005 9:29 AM

"Butt early" I think that's my favorite phrase! And since we are such good friends I will admit, only to you (and your hundreds of readers) that I too watch "that dance show"...nothing else is ON! Anyway, I will go even further and admit that I do know who Denny was, I loved him and wanted to marry him, I was hoping that he would fall in love with me when I was actually on the show and won. My fantasies were quite extensive! So I must be a dork then too! Like that was ever a question. I had a lot of fun with your ramblings this morning Chris, thanks!

Posted by: Kate at September 1, 2005 9:47 AM

I will never admit this again, but I used to have a HUGE Crush on Denny Terrio AND Adrian Zmed. So terribly sad!

Also, I like that dance show, which really tells you exactly how pathetic I am!

Posted by: zanie at September 1, 2005 10:03 AM

Tell me, Chris, that you're not going to stay at work until 5pm today. Go home at 1!

Posted by: Heather at September 1, 2005 10:13 AM

:::: Yawn :::: I still need more coffee, how about you? How come today feels like a Monday?

Posted by: Tammy at September 1, 2005 10:25 AM

I think you and I are on the same drugs... the natural kind where your brain manufacturs stuff and makes you notice and remember strange things and you end up seeming like "Captain Full of Useless Information!"

Yeah. You and I are of the same dork blood. ;)

Posted by: Gweny at September 1, 2005 10:27 AM

What's worse is when you have a cool dream and then forget it. But I'm glad you woke up anyway.

Posted by: Spring at September 1, 2005 10:58 AM

OUCH! Five a.m. is no time to be in the office, man.

Posted by: Ginny at September 1, 2005 10:59 AM

That's a hell of a long CD too.

Actually, one I think I'm in the mood for. *goes to fire up iTunes*

Posted by: autumn at September 1, 2005 11:00 AM

Okay I think I am missing something. The only part of that post I understood was that Mia woke up butt-early, something about Green Day and Appetite for Destruction. Maybe I am the one asleep.

Posted by: Jessica at September 1, 2005 11:11 AM

I must say, you have excellent choice in music. I too have listened to both of those today, but alas, there are other people around so I couldn't blast it. :(

Course now I'm glued to the news channel trying to get updates on donation centers in the area and what they need so I can go shopping after work.

Posted by: Kitty at September 1, 2005 11:16 AM

I only wish I had a baby to wake me up early in the morning. I am no longer able to find the energy to even get out of bed now. I don't even feel like work is enough of a reason.

My parents bought me Appetite for Destruction when it came out. When I was like, you know, ten. :D

Posted by: Rhonda at September 1, 2005 11:33 AM

i so remember danny terio! and adrien zmed! do you remember that chick from solid gold with the really really long hair, and she would whip her head around, smacking stuff with that hair?

man, now i'm in a mood to watch love boat and fantasy island back to back.

Posted by: jodi at September 1, 2005 11:47 AM

I actually took a disco dancing lesson from Denny terrio when I was 13

Posted by: Kathryn at September 1, 2005 3:49 PM

Who in the hell dream about Rosetta Stone???

Then again, I dreamed about making out with Stargate's Daniel Jackson in front of Hulk Hogan...

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