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girl_jane I like to do a full body stretch in the morning and then the covers get aaaallllllllllll twisted and funny because I squirm and end up laying across the bed or some days even with my feet at the head of the bed-sometimes hanging off the edge of the bed halfway with just my hips and legs left under the covers-and from there I purposely fall off the bed the rest of the way... 030510
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/anon yawn stretch turn my damn alarm off and sit staring at the floor for a while trying to gather strength to stand up.

on weekends I do the same except at 5 in the afternoon
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birdmad slap the snooze button 4 or 5 times (deliberately set the alarm early enough to justify the extra nap)

make sure i'm not experiencing any carry-over from any of my more dramatic dreams (several dreams of fighting have found me waking up with a bloody nose, and occasionally a bloody mouth)

get up to attend to all the necessary bodily functions and then the usual hygiene and grooming routines
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pobodys nerfect birdmad: you beat yourself up in your sleep?! awww,that sounds positively awful :(

I get the morning sun, so it wakes me up. Since I sleep on my stomach,I stick my leg out the side of the bed and reach for the floor, while being careful not to hit my head on the nightside table. Which leg it is depends on where my bed is in the room.(I sleep on the left and right side of the bed, depending on what side isn't against the wall--right now I'm on the left side.)

Before I go to the bathroom,I usually have to pull my nightgown down because during the night it always shifts up to my waist.

A few years ago, there used to be a cluster of cedar trees near my window, and every day a pair of morning doves would "coo" me awake. It was so pretty! I wish the trees were still there. :(
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jane to the sunlight crashing through the window right onto my left eye 030510
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x as slowly as possible
unhappily
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birdmad "mexican-americans/
don't like to get up early/
but we have to/
so we do it/
very slowlyyyyy."

---cheech from "Next Movie"

i don't necessarily beat myself up in my sleep, at least i don't think. every now and then, though, weird coincidences line up, and every so often, though rarely, the line between dream and real is not as sharply defined as we think
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Casey I wake up on a couch half my size, my head resting on the arm rest and my knees will forever be fucked up from hanging over the other arm rest. My alarm goes off at 5:30 to get to tell me to get ready for work. I roll out of bed and quickly go to shut off the alarm so it doesn't wake my roommate, who talks in his sleep and probably can't hear the alarm anyway. 030510
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so fucking lost filled with hate
blinded by the blackness roiling in my head
unable to breathe
through the screaming in my head
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Nathan88 fuckin bitter...seems the one thoing i always wanna do inviolves rain and i never get to it first but always end up beuin with someone else and a group oif guys...wow i cant believe im this pissed what a shit ass day shpoulda just stayed in bed and never woke u its 7:30 and i just dont wanna do shit cell phones dead not gonna charge it not gonna log on or at leats respond cuz i am one bitter mother fucker and the hell i im gonna put anyone in a bad mood more than i already have...dream was true she was playin in mud with a bunch of peeps i can almost picure the one who kept singling u out great...i hate dreams i nver wanna sleep...hope u had fun on your last free night at college
im leavin the house now where i end up i do not know dont have tom be anywhere for 3 hours...good thing i got subs cuz i need some loud fuckin music
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learning lifes greatest lessons I wake up to two alarm clocks, if not three and I must beable to hit the snooze button on all of them multiple times.
I hate getting up so prolong it as long as I can.
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Death of a Rose sometimes dreading the day ahead, being wide awake and wishing I wasn't, go back to dreaming that happy little dream.

othertimes, swing the legs out, stand up and do everything with a purpose. then I wake up while I'm driving to work.
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Lemon_Soda I feel like I just closed my eyes when I wake up. I snooze until I absolutely have to get up, then rush out the door to get to work, somewhere around 4:30 am. Coffee is good, but half the time I don't set the auto the night before and due to snoozing, don't have time to make a pot before I leave for work. I prefer to lay in my sleep area(don't have a bed. just alot of pillows, a blanket, some fur, and an extremely comfortable piece of cloth I drape of my head pillows.)as long as possible when I wake up. Just staring at the ceiling and thinking about whatever comes to mind. Getting out of bed seems like the ultimate chore because that decision is what sets me upfor the rest of the day. 031010
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wingedSerpent i_got_a_cat_named_tonya
and i_got_a_cat_named_shadow and the thumping and crashing of kitten_mayhem at five in the morning manages to do it almost every time
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misstree the cd player alarm starts going off, and the snooze battle begins... last night i switched from downward_spiral to some dead_can_dance, so my snoozing dreams were a lot more tolerable. :) after a while it switches to radio, and then my little battery alarm starts chirping, it's not too insistent at first, so i don't get that horrible jolting screech that most alarms emit. i wake up at the last possible minute to drag my ass out of bed, throw on clothes, put my hair up, gather my crap, and then look at blather while i smoke a cigarette and suck down coffee (if there's any left from previous batches).

on weekends, i lay about for a really really long time until i determine that it's grown boring.

the sun shines in on me in the mornings, and my air mattress is leaky, so as of late i'm also waking up laying on the floor. not very conducive to the slow snuggly emergence.
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minnesota_chris I fell asleep easily, with the combination of hard physical work and wine. I slept only five hours or so, waking up at 4 am.

Then, I listened to the wonderful BBC (British Broadcasting Service) for an hour, listening to the state of wars in warm countries. I rose, showered and moved some laundry to the dryer. I got back to sleep and slept until 8:30! It was hard to wake up even then.
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User24 I don't, when I can help it..

like today, for instance - only got out of bed at 7PM.
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sans nom it is a mystery 031010
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endless desire tired.
i saw this and i just thought tired.
and then thought of the song.
"sleep
i never get enough
always waking up tired
gotta get up or might get fired"
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stork daddy usually naked and in a cold sweat, surrounded by dead babies 031010
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pipedream sometimes with a snap, sudden opening of eyelid and immediate severing of unconscious. sometimes languidly, slowly drifting back into the world one breath at a time.
but no matter how i do wake up, i always curl up into a ball and snuggle back into the pillow before stretching and kind of burrowing around on my bed and then staring at the ceiling for a while before i reach for my glasses and start the day.
i also require an hour of total silence where i just putter around the loo and my room, fixin' up for the day and letting my body wind up its circadian leftovers and me put my mind in balance. i like that hour; im going to learn some yoga for that hour.
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phil slowly 031011
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click i've just woken up today, my first day being 20 years old, kissed my sleeping, snoring boyfriend and got on here. i always wake up earlier than him at my house, and later than him at his house. 031011
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harumi weekdays (schooldays)

at 5:30am someone taps me on the shoulder. i get up, grab my clothes, go to the bathroom, do the stuff people do in the bathroom like taking a bath, dress up, do last minute stuff and i'm out of the house at 6:00 am...

weekends (no classes)
get up at any time (usu. 8:00), brush my teeth, walk to the table, grab food, turn on the tv, sit on the couch, and do what the normal couch potato would do... but sometimes i ditch that to use the computer....
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Beatific Want to really wake up? Die. 031011
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ferret too fucking slow, too fucking late 031011
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misstree see: strangly 040205
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Nirvanic Blind Usually, to an alarm clock set 10 minutes ahead. I flip myself to the other side of the bed (I sleep with my head on the opposite side of my wall so I can see the mess of pictures and letters as soon as I wake up, although I hardly even notice it anyway) and hit the snooze button. I lay there another 10 minutes until the alarm rings again and I shut off. This is where I'm supposed to get up but I never do. I lay there and keep glancing at the clock until I decide that it's not possible to waste another minute. Then I jump up and rush myself to get dressed and speed my way to work and get pissed off because of all the traffic thats gonna make get there late again. It's embarrasing to get there late everyday but I have to fight with myself every morning to decide wether I want to face the day or not. 040205
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falling_alone i dont have use for an alarm clock.

i listen to my mum scream from the bottom of the steps "time to wake up."

every morning the same.
every. single. morning.

TIME TO WAKE UP!
TIME TO WAKE UP!
TIME TO WAKE UP!
TIME TO WAKE UP!
TIME TO WAKE UP!
TIME TO WAKE UP!
TIME TO WAKE UP!
TIME TO WAKE UP!
TIME TO WAKE UP!
TIME TO WAKE UP!
TIME TO WAKE UP!
TIME TO WAKE UP!
TIME TO WAKE UP!

its bloody annoying.
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birdmad kitten_mayhem has been rescheduled to a more reasonable hour

frequently now it is cat_purring loudly in my ear at six fifteen AM (...tonya)
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Death of a Rose smiles for birdmad 040206
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x radio alarm, 7am. one day, it was too pleasing so i fell back asleep. another day i couldn't remember why i had to get up! so i fell back asleep.
i think elementary school should start around noon.
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megan how do you wake up when your dreams seem more real than your life?
...when you want them to be more real...
when perfection is what you're striving for, and there's no possible way to attain it
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Syrope recently - disturbed, like maybe i roam around and kill people instead of laying in bed while i sleep. unsure of where i am and why i set an alarm and if i really do have to get up. lonely, usually cold, with sore muscles.

but it's still better than
before - matter of factly...not caring, not wanting to be awake but not really into sleeping either. dead. mechanical

and i'm looking forward to -
gradually, curled next to you, with stretches and murmurs. confidently, knowing that you will smile when you open your eyes and see me there.
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witchesrequiem Usally starts with hearing voices of people I find out later were never over. Then a cough, followed by my roomate running in the room rambleing saying "You awake man?" and then me rolling my eyes, cursing in my head and finally responding, "I am now." Then I try and go back to sleep but 30 mins later I realize this is not going to happen. So I stand up grab my head from the hang over and throw myself into the tub. 040603
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once again There's the sunlight and the phone... but any conspiracies carried out before nine am must be thought up by evil geniuses and so the joyous tandem in which they occur shall remain coincidental. My eyes slide half way open and take in the large green numbers of the clock... something inside me that seems to be better at math then I am says you've got to get up now.

At this point I have two options... I can tell my mathmatical genius to fuck off, roll over and return to my early morning dreams.

Or I can lay there eyes open and slowly find my legs. Reach up with my arms and discover a window... put this information into my internal computer and after a bit I discover that while I am still have the correct orientation for my bed, that my leg has wandered over the edge. I retrieve it and roll over... a full roll that if I judge it correctly should bring me to a lumpish ball on the floor... then reaching out I will grab the nearest towel and blearily make my way to the shower...

I awake only after a full five minutes under hot water.
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pete i peek through my eyelids to see the time (i wake up facing west, fall asleep facing east) grimace at it, roll over and wait for someone to call or until i have less than an hour and a half to get to work/school/grocery shopping/ect 040603
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somebody Disappointed
Usually I try to go back to sleep
If only dreams were real and nightmares didnít exist.
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charlie i usually think "oh man...not again..."
right now i don't have anything i have to get up for, so it's more pleasant
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witchesrequiem I hear u sombody. 040603
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notme i don't. 040604
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ferret "waaaaaaaake uuuuuuuuuuuuup" *snooz* "waaaaaaaaaaaaaake uuuuuuuuuuuup" *snooz* "you're gonna miss the buuuuuuuuuus" *get up, take shower, trudge out door*

unless it's a weekend, in which case

*hey, it's 7 at night, might as well go back to sleep*
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xyz lately it's been the sound of my brother playing "colors of the wind" from poccahantus on the piano every morning at 6am. 040604
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spiffy at about 4-5pm from my parents talking or yelling, the dog barking, the tv, or some other noise. then i lay there for a few hours til i finaly convince myself to get out of bed. 040612
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mood ring i wake up falling off the bed, cuz im all tangled in the covers and stuffed animals that i kicked off the bed in my sleep. 040612
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smurfus rex I usually wake up about 1 or 2 minutes before my alarm goes off. It's like my brain is playing with me or something. I crack an eyelid, look at the clock and think,

"that fucker's gonna go off in a minute"

then I wait for it, slap the snooze, wrap my head up in my sheet, roll over for another nine minutes, and repeat x 3...
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seventeen bolting up as soon as I hear the alarm so that i may turn it off before anybody else gets too annoyed (thin walls). feel the edge of my sheet under my fingernails, pull my shoulders back and yawn with my head drooping, locate a cigarette (light it) and step onto blue carpet, eyes finally open. 040613
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Deomis How do you wake up, when you know that life is just going to knock you down again?

How can you bear to pull yourself away from the dark dreamings that are the only happiness you will ever know?

How do you wake up knowing that it will be the same as yesterday and tommorrow, for all of your life?

How do you wake up, when you know that the world is just screaming for you to dissapear?
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mood ring today i woke up at 5 pm...
summer vacation is heaven on earth
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puredream No doubt. I slept all day too. 040615
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thunderbuck ram usually with a raging horn - often satisfied, but more often not. 050106
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