April 26, 2007

Do you know just how hard it is...

...for me to wake up at 4:00 a.m.? I usually get up at 5:30 a.m. 4 is exactly 90 minutes earlier.

Oh, sure--I know some of you who work third shift are just then finishing up lunch, and morning broadcast media superstars all are climbing into their limos right about then, but for me, it's a tad on the earlyish side. And it was raining. And I didn't get in the sack until 11 last night.

Now, there are probably some times I wouldn't mind getting woken up at 4:00 a.m. But even then, those times would be highly limited, and really would only be in conjunction with the promise of indulging in the physical blessings of holy matrimony.

But getting up at 4:00 so I could get Middle Girl to school before 5:00 so she could get on a big charter bus to travel to Fairburn, Georgia for the Georgia Renaissance Festival is not one of those times I enjoyed getting up.

Yes, yes--I know--it's for The Child(ren)tm, and it will help her (them) have a better understanding of the cultural significance of the European Renaissance as it effected south Georgia, and for her (them) to see how authentic Renaissance funnel cakes and deep fried turkey legs were made in Olden Tymes, but still, I really, REALLY would have liked having that extra hour and a half of sleep this morning.

Did I mention it was raining?

Nothing like the sleep you get when it's raining.

That is, if you don't have to wake up.

ANYway, she got there on time, and then the buses rolled in, and I assume she's off to see jousting and falconry and mead-fueled debauchery and the curious manner in which ancient peoples gathered for such festivities, with arrays of colorful horsedrawn RVs.

Posted by Terry Oglesby at April 26, 2007 09:56 AM

Do you know how many Renaissance players it takes to screw in a light bulb?
They don't screw in light bulbs. They screw in tents, bushes and behind the funnel cake trailer!

Posted by: Nate at April 26, 2007 10:30 AM

Well, hopefully they'll call a halt to all of that since it's Student Day.


Posted by: Terry Oglesby at April 26, 2007 10:39 AM

My oldest, Jake, is going to DC on a class field trip tomorrow. They don't leave until the far more civilized hour of 7:30 am. However, I don't believe the 5:30 pm return time. DC rush hour(s) starts at 3:00 pm and traffic is stilled stalled out at 6:30 pm.

Posted by: Sarah G. at April 26, 2007 01:11 PM

Just be sure and tell Jake not to touch Congress or he might get some on him.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at April 26, 2007 01:27 PM

Sarah G., you're quite the optimist about DC traffic (note to y'all outside the DC area--I'm not being sarcastic).

Posted by: steevil (Dr Weevil's bro Steve) at April 26, 2007 02:21 PM

DC traffic is the pits, I really don't expect to see him at 5:30. I know the rush hour lasts far beyond 6:30, but they should be on the road before then.

I'm just happy that I'm not picking him up. Max has a t-ball game at 6:00 and has to be there at 5:30. Luckily one of the chaperons just happens to be the mother of one of Max's team mates, so she'll just bring Jake down to the game.

Posted by: Sarah G. at April 26, 2007 02:57 PM