SOLC 2019 Day 19: An Annoying…Habit?


March 2019 SOLC–Day 19
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Somewhere along the way, I’ve developed an incredibly annoying….habit? I’m not sure what to call it really. Usually, getting up in the morning isn’t an issue for me. But on those days when I’m exhausted and my morning alarm rouses me to groggy resentment, I lie in bed for a bit, knowing I really need to get up. That’s when it happens. If I lie there long enough, inevitably, the Mexican hat dance starts dancing through my mind. I’ve even added lyrics. They’re not creative, but they are apt. And annoying. I’ve linked in the tune in case you don’t know it, so you can sing along if you’d like…

Get up! Get up! Get up!
Get u-up! Get up! Get up!
Get up! Get up! Get up!
Get u-up! Get up! Get up!

You get the idea. Now repeat this ad nauseam. Yup. That’s what I do, too. Fun, right?

Like I said, I have no idea why I do this, but it happens again and again. In sheer self-defense, I inevitably get up. It may be an annoying habit, but it’s definitely effective!

15 thoughts on “SOLC 2019 Day 19: An Annoying…Habit?

  1. dianeandlynne says:

    Ha! What a good idea. I, too, have “groggy resentment” when I’m forced to awaken by the alarm clock. Luckily for me, that doesn’t happen often in retirement.

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  2. lgrainger125 says:

    Thanks for the description of something I certainly can relate to lately. I tend to just talk to that snooze button.

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    • mbhmaine says:

      I’m not sure why, but I never hit snooze. I think I’m convinced my husband would be very unhappy with me if I did. Also, I usually wake up before my alarm goes off, so it’s not an issue.


  3. You have your own internal alarm clock!! Too funny! I think the tune definitely gets stuck in your head easily, so I wonder who else will be singing this tomorrow morning!

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  4. tenkoranmaah says:

    What a fun tune! I can’t seem to get it out of my head. Enjoy it.

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  5. Amanda Potts says:

    Oh no! Now I have to NOT do this to myself. Effective? Yes! I guess your brain knows what it’s doing!

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  6. Hahahaha that is actually pretty clever in my opinion! I feel like this will come back to haunt me some morning!! Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Alice Nine says:

    Hahaha! I read your words but refuse to listen to the tune while reading them lest the spell fall upon me also.

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