Sunday, June 24, 2007

The Zzzzzzz... meme

Two memes in one day?? Gosh. I'm giving up all my private secrets ;) Scroll down to see the first meme.

My good friend Shelli tagged me with a meme that I’ve never heard of before, basically, because she got the idea. I think it's fun and decided to do it.

6 Weird things I do while getting ready to sleep or while sleeping:

  1. I always fall asleep on my left side. ALWAYS! I may change my position after that, but to fall asleep, it’s only the left side.
  2. Orange-X and I each have our own duvet (eiderdown). I like to wrap myself in it, so I would keep stealing the covers if we had only one. The other reason why, is that O-X emits incredible body heat so that sharing one duvet would not be bearable.
  3. I sleep in undies and usually a T-Shirt or then a sleeveless top in summer. Because I usually sleep on my side, I can’t stand it when my thighs are skin on skin. During the warm season, I always swing one leg over my duvet and in winter, I kind of wrap my legs in the down blanket, so that they don’t touch directly. My lower back also has to be covered at all times; otherwise, I get up with backaches.
  4. Our bedroom window is always tipped open; winter or summer. We both CANNOT sleep with closed windows.
  5. I always have to leave enough space to the left of my head for Dale to come join me in bed. If I don’t, he will let me know by either lying on my face, or licking my arm or nose until I make space for him. He stays until I fall asleep.
  6. If I go to bed before O-X – let’s say he wants to finish watching a movie – he will find me in the middle of the bed and spread eagle. He somehow manages to move me over without me waking up.

I’ll add a few more for your entertainment:

  • I can snore like you wouldn’t believe, especially after a few drinks or after very garlicky meals. Me loves garlic, but I get this pasty feel on my tongue.
  • I turn and fluff my pillow often during the night; I hate warm pillows and duvets.
  • I love to hear rain and thunderstorms during the night. It relaxes me.
  • If I get up during the night to go to the bathroom, I open just one eye (a mere slit) and will not turn on the light, nor will I ever look at the alarm clock. I don’t want to know that I still have X minutes/hours left.

How much wierder can you get? Well, you tell me.

I don’t usually tag people, but because this is a new meme and because I am spreading the meme love, I will tag Mrs. TBF (just do it when you find the time. I know you travel a lot), Colon Blow (I’m curious to see if something runs in the family), Sal (make sure to do your draft in Word ;)), Christina, Michael, ExpaTraveler, Jay and Tina.

Just let me know when it’s up, okay?


Expat Traveler said...

very funny! Yup I'll try to do it later on today. :)

Ginnie said...

Why am I laughing out loud! I guess if we all knew each other's habits, we could have a big sleep-over and pair up with each other. :D

And hand out earplugs!!!

Ex-Shammickite said...

I just love being in bed. Specially if it's raining. I just lie there and listen to the rain pound on the roof, or watch the raindrops roll down the window. But I always hope it has stopped raining by the time I get up.

tinakala said...

Done! Damn, people do strange things in bed.

christina said...

Ha! Yours are so funny. I'm going to do this one today.

CanadianSwiss said...

ET: Great! Thanks :)

Ginne: Why earplug? It doesn't bother me when I snore. Oh, you mean for the others?? :D

Ex-Shammi: Yeah, it can rain all night, but should be sunny during the day. I'm sure the plants would love it, too.

Tina: Then I can't wait to read yours. HA!

Christina: I'm hoppin' over to read your night oddities ;)

Shelli said...

We are so much alike! It's amazing. My kitty wants to be under the blankets so she will paw and paw until I let her in!

Thanks for spreading my meme. I love that everyone is doing it.

CanadianSwiss said...

Shelli: I told you so ;) ... and it was my pleasure.

Sal DeTraglia said...

I'll get to it soon. I'm not one to blow-off my Tagee duties. I'm just recovering from my last post. Exhausting...especially having to write it twice.

Michael said...

Mines done.....whew, did I make the deadline?

CanadianSwiss said...

Sal: Don't worry about it. Do it when you find the time. I may tag, but I don't put a time pressure to it.

Michael: You made it just in time, my friend ;) Just kidding,see above comment to Sal.

Expat Traveler said...

thanks for the well wishes!!!

And...We will enjoy the wine. :)

Xmichra said...

I did the meme :) I saw it a few places. so decided to comply. hehe.

Ex-Shammickite said...

I haven't been blogging for a few days, we have had a long weekend Strawberry Festival to celebrate Canada Day, lot's of things to do, people to see, check it out on my blog.

Jay said...

These are great - and since it's currently 4 am and I'm here reading instead of sleeping, maybe I should try a few out.

Dirty Bitch Society said...

I think Xmichra, just did this one too. My my, we are a lot alike. I flip my pillow too, looking for the cool side. I've been told I snore when I drink too much but I wouldn't know. These are funny. Hugs and kiss the X for me, eh?

CanadianSwiss said...

XMichra: I went to see, but you were probably still working on it. Or have you got a new site?

Ex-Shammi: I'll pop over for sure :)

Jay: Try what? A few of my tricks to fall asleep? Or should I send you our cat to purr you into a comforting slumber?

Babs: I've ALSO only been told that I snore if I've have one (or two) too many, but I've never heard it myself. Kisses done and H&K back to you, my friend.

vailian said...

It was hard do your meme, because most of the things I do while I am alsleep I don't know about.
Listing the weird things I do while awake however would fill several pages.

CanadianSwiss said...

Then maybe you should do a meme just about that, Vailian :)