When the alarm went off at 4:23am (yeah, it’s actually set for 4:30 but the clock is 7 minutes fast) all I wanted to do was go back to sleep. That wasn’t going to happen, Becky was wide awake and ready to tackle the day. There was no way she was going to let me sleep in and skip our run.
After our run all I could think of was this clip from Tommy Boy (be warned, there’s mildly inappropriate language at the 28 second mark):
That movie still cracks me up all these years later! It pretty much hit the nail on the head, especially when Farley says “Need sleepy!!!” Anytime I think of this movie I am flooded with memories of watching it over, and over, and over again in the dorms with my friends at Michigan Tech, and then quoting the same lines over, and over, and over again and laughing hard over, and over, and over again! How could my morning get any better with those memories in my brain?
With this already in my head I turned on Pandora for a little music while I was in the shower. Lately I’ve been listening to a station of any song I’ve ever given a thumb’s up to and the first one it fired up was another great mid-90’s song… Idaho by The Bodeans. After jamming out a bit it moved right on to another mid-90’s classic, Hook by Blues Traveler. Ahh… gotta love the songs that you sing along to but really don’t remember the lyrics to.
While the weather may have tried to dampen my spirits just thinking of those songs and the movie Tommy Boy have a smile on my face! I’m very thankful that Becky was the Spade to my Farley and got my butt out of bed and moving before 4:30 this morning.