Welcome Dear Readers! I woke up in the middle of the night and was writing my blog in my head. The only line I can remember now went something like:
Daddy is a Friggin’ Genius and Mama Ain’t no Slouch
Of course, at 3 am in the dark this phrase seemed a lot funnier.
Peanuts thought it was hilarious. (Peanuts being my brain’s nickname for itself). I must admit that Peanuts is usually funnier when asleep. Here’s another line Peanuts came up with while sleeping:
Goats on the Skids
I thought maybe I could make this the title of a novel about a group of fun-loving goats who had fallen on hard economic times. I plan to run it by Peanuts next time I’m asleep.
I remember once reading about how you can program your subconscious mind to solve problems for you if you pose a question for it just before drifting off. So one night I asked Peanuts if it would be kind enough to think of a way I could make a million dollars. I fell asleep and dreamed about a new invention:
The underwater bicycle
Which proves two things:
1) You really can program you’re subconscious mind
2) to come up with a lot of stupid ideas.
Of course, my family is never ever ever going to quit teasing me about The Underwater Bicycle idea. Fine. It’s well worth the ribbing if it will keep them occupied and off the streets for another day.
I also hold the family record for making the lamest joke in the history of the Vernon Family. We were driving on a steep, winding road near Yosemite and we met a couple of gray-haired guys in a Model A going the other way. So I quipped: “Hope your brakes hold there, Joe.” OK, maybe it wasn’t a quip as such, but hey — at least I tried.
Somebody had to say something for heaven sakes! Can I help it if Peanuts hadn’t thought up “Goats on the Skids” yet?
Until next time . . . I love you
45 thoughts on “3 A.M. — The Funniest Hour of the Day”
Being awake at 3am is common for me, at present it’s only 1am so obviously too early to be awake. You and Peanuts must have interesting sub conscious chats in the wee small hours.
Peanuts comes up with lots of things during the middle of the night. They seem great at the time, but in light of day not so much! Oh I feel for you Summers! I hate being awake at 3 a.m. I find I have to walk at least two miles a day to stay asleep all night. I never seem to have any trouble sleeping during the day though, HA! 😀
Bwahahaha mom! Good one. I often write my posts in my head at 3 am. I hate when its brilliant at the wee hours and then in the light of the not so wee hours..you wonder if you lost a marble or two when in the wee.. oh nevermind. Some of my best bumper cars of thought have ended up gracing my blog cause I went with it. I should try that again. I think goat on the skids holds a lot of promise.. just make sure you give em brakes..or not..that would.be really fun.. he heh. Much love ❤
Hi Lizzie!!! That’s so true about the things we dream up being much better in the wee hours of the morning and then so disappointing when we see them in the light of day! One time I had a dream where all the people in the dream said I was erudite. I didn’t know what that word even meant so I looked it up. When I found out it meant showing extensive scholarship, I had to laugh since I didn’t even know what it meant. I guess it just goes to show you “dream people” don’t really know what they are talking about! LOL!! Love you Lizzie!! 😀
Love you back .. ❤
I get some great blog ideas in the middle of the night too–which often keeps me up the rest of the night trying to remember them (or embellish them). My brain should probably be called Mustard Seed, since it’s much smaller than a peanut.
Ha! My brain Peanuts just told me to give a shout out to your brain Mustard Seed!
“Look kids, it’s that strange peanut woman again. She’s seen us. Run.”
Ahahahhaha! Wise council, Borgia! 😀
Unlike most here, I actually sleep at night, however I do have some weird dreams and none have involved goats on the skids, that I know of…
I sleep pretty good too. If I don’t get any exercise I don’t, so I always try to get a good walk in. But if you ever have trouble getting to sleep, you could try counting goats on the skids! 😀
ahaha funny you should say that, i haven’t slept much in the last two nights…lol
I do the “Insanity” workout 6 days a week. Have you heard of it? If there’s a word beyond Insanity, that’s what this workout is.
Everything it claims on here is true!!
You really do that Bucky!!!!! No wonder you don’t have any trouble sleeping. I just started taking dressage lessons on my horse! Do I dare start doing the insanity workout! Oh you’ve really given me something to think about here! 😀
I do Hubby and do it together and we just finished our 7th week of it! The hardest workout I’ve ever done but the sense of accomplishment, and the results are amazing! The first day I almost hurled and almost passed out..lol
It show us what we are capable of!
From what I’ve heard dressage is a really good workout too! If you’re actually considering “Insanity” I would not do both!!
You’ve been doing it for 7 full weeks! That’s wonderful. It looks really hard but I bet it’s getting easier and easier as you go along. I think I just may push myself a little bit and give it a whirl! 😀
ha, i have! hard is very much an understatement! actually it doesn’t get easier as the stronger you get the more you push yourself. There’s not been one day in 7 weeks where i’m not really sore. there are very few breaks, but you take them as you need them, everyone in the video struggles so i don’t feel so bad! lol
So you do it every single day! Wow!! It sounds harder than army boot camp! Oh what a wonderful feeling it must be though to know you’ve done it for 7 whole weeks! I bet you look amazing!!
6 days a week. it actually is much harder. they have army guys doing the workout on the video, and they struggle, they have marathoners, and Mt. Everest climbers, and spin bike instructors….they all struggle many brought to the floor! ha!
I don’t know about looking amazing…lol but muscular, stronger, good abs for sure!
Wow! Now that would make me feel on top of Mt. Everest if I could keep up. Maybe you should plan to scale the summit one of these days!! HA! 😀
ahaha no! cold no oxygen i like to breathe…lol
You’re right! Breathing is a lot more fun than not breathing! 😀
glad to know i’m not alone in that thought 😉
Unless your happen to be swimming underwater, that is! 😀
I wonder if Pickles can swim?
yes she can we put her in the bath tube once a week, that’s where she poops…shhhh
Really? Does she like the water, then?
I guess it would be hard to tell . . . .:D
the second 4 weeks is a lot more difficult the the first 4, but after the first 4 you won’t believe how that’s possible…it is!
You mean it gets harder and harder? You must be in the best shape of your life right now!
it does, and i am! lol
That is so cool! ;D
the stronger you get the more you do too right, so it never gets easier. but the second for weeks, is insane insanity…ha
Gosh, the discipline you have for sticking with it is just incredible! 😀
why thank you!
You’re welcome! 😀
I’d read a novel about a group of fun-loving goats fallen on hard times. You could call it…The Goats of Wrath!
Ahahahahahhahaha!!! I love it Michael!!!
I think Peanuts’ idea was ‘Goats on the skiis’ not skids’… does that drum up a whole new story… ?? Diane
Diane! That makes so much more sense. Why didn’t my brain, Peanuts, think of that? You brain deserves props for that one. (Does your brain have a name yet?)
Oh I kept ‘Pickles’ since you said it wasn’t plageurism.. lol
‘Pickles’ is sadly lacking in ideas right now.in oh so many ways… Diane..
Oh yay! Tell Pickles hi from Peanuts! HA! 😀
Being an insomniac 3 a.m. is like 10 p.m. to me – it’s the time I start thinking about crawling into bed to read for an hour or so before trying (often unsuccessfully) to fall asleep. I get a lot of my blogging down between 1 a.m. & 3 a.m.
Oh, Benze! That’s too bad! Being an insomniac would really be hard. I guess the only upside would be that you would have a lot of time to write without distractions — but I’m sure you would rather be enjoying some nice sleep time instead!