~ ~ A BRIEF MUSICAL INTERLUDE ~ ~
Morning is . . . not always my most graceful time of day.
So sometime last year, I started using YouTube videos as a method to get out of bed in the morning.
Not for the waking-up part. I mean the actual “if you hit that snooze button one more time, Alice, the moss that has already begun growing all around you will finally just eat your face — SO GET UP BEFORE I MAKE YOU DO SOMETHING WE’LL BOTH REGRET!” moment. The point when I finally swing my feet to the floor and fumble around for my slippers.
I often need a little somethin’-somethin’ to encourage me to open my eyes, too. Yknow, before I begin pouring cereal into my drinking glass and water into my cereal bowl. Or seriously considering just sprinkling ground coffee on my toast, on the theory that it’s less complicated than operating a coffeemaker while still functionally unconscious.
Enter music videos.
At first, I just played Sara Bareilles’ “Brave” on a never-ending loop. Gradually I added other songs, according to a rhyme and reason known only to my sleeping mind (and she’s not telling). Some I took off again after a few listens. My current selections have all endured the test of time, though, and seem likely to remain.
I think it’s a weird group of songs.
You should feel free to disagree with me in comments, however, and to reassure me that I have STELLAR AND UNPARALLELED TASTE in ‘Get My Butt Outta Bed’ music.
(And yes, I do realize that the inclusion of at least one of these songs may out me as an assh*le. Thanks for checking!)
The Weather Girls, “It’s Raining Men”
Ylvis, “What Does the Fox Say”
Journey, “Separate Ways”
Sara Bareilles, “Brave”
Madonna, “Don’t Tell Me”
Song by Andrew Huang (video by Fluffle Puff), “Pink Fluffy Unicorns Dancing on Rainbows”
Wiyaala, “Make Me Dance”
Storm Large, “My Vagina Is 8 Miles Wide”
Miley Cyrus, “Jolene”
What about you — any songs that always wake you up? Or that you’d recommend I add to my morning routine? Amateur psychiatric analyses based on this list also welcome, provided they are gently worded.
It’s still early, after all.
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