What kind of riser are you? Leap out of bed or a grump?

@pyewacket (44036)
United States
May 10, 2007 2:01am CST
I'm just curious what kind of person are you when you wake up...are you a bonafide can't wait to get the day started kind of person--just raring to go...or are you like me..a, well bit of a grump and real slow starter...once I'm going and have had my first cup of coffee no problem..but oh...and I a grump when I wake up!--LOL
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• Namibia
10 May 07
Grumpy. I am not a morning person at all. Do NOT wake me up - I will wake up myself. If you have to - do it very gently. I usualy only wake up about an hour or more after I got up. 2 cups of coffee, 2 sigarets, a shower and I barely start functioning. From noon to afternoon I get better and from afternoon till late I am rolling....
• United States
10 May 07
LOL Just because I'm up that doesn't mean I'm awake. Getting anything useful done most mornings is not fun.
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
10 May 07
I haven't gotten up early in the morning either for a long time, unless there's something urgent I have to do at an earlier hour...like you I rather wake myself up by myself...There's so many times when I know it's time for me to haul my butt out of bed..I look at the clock and think to myself...oh, just another few minutes..which usually turns into at least a half hour...
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• Namibia
11 May 07
Yeah, my problem is - I have senior possition in a security bussiness and get called all hours of the night - so I'm in a bad mood most of the time. But it usualy gets better after the first nice row of the morning...lol
@howard96h (11659)
• New York, New York
10 May 07
Oh I am a grump. I have to admit it, then I have my coffee feel a little better and get grumpy all over again with all the noise every morning outside my window. Do you condider yourself a morning person or a night person? I am a night person.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
10 May 07
I too am most definitely a night owl. I sleep maybe 5 hours a day otherwise I get overtired with more than 5.
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
10 May 07
Oh, I'm definitely a night owl too...I don't go to bed as late or get up as late as I used to, but I still don't got to bed get up as early as most people..I've been known to go to bed around 5 or 6 in the morning, especially now that I have my own computer which I'm pretty much glued in front of all the time now
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@rosie_123 (6118)
10 May 07
LOL! I am a grump too. Can't do anything without a cup of tea. and quite slow for the first hour or so. Because my work starts at 6.30am, I do have to get up at 5.00am, and over the years I've got used to that because I need the work, but I am never keen and raring to go for the first hour of the day - whether it is 5.00am or a more normal 8.00am at weekends. I like to lie in bed for half an hour at least, and then go downstairs, have a cup of tea, and then a shower before I can start the day.
@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
10 May 07
LOL--I was quickly scanning down everyone's responses and I'm beginning to think I should call this the Grump Club--Hehehe--And I just bet you let the snooze alarm go off several times..right?
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@rosie_123 (6118)
11 May 07
LOL! Actually no - to be honest. Remember I have 5 little fur babies, that hear the alarm and immediately come rushing in and demanding their breakfast! They are much more efficient than any alarm clock:-))
@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
10 May 07
I need my cup of coffee first thing to get me started. Im not really grumpy just slow and quite. Then I progress into the house chores and I get motiavated. When I was younger like in my teens I was really grumpy and I would wake up late in the morning. Now I wake up altamatically at 6:30. And I never thought that would happen.LOL
@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
10 May 07
Mmmm...I'm a combination of all three...grumpy, slow and quiet--LOL
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10 May 07
It all depends on whether I have had a decent night's sleep or not. Some mornings I am awake and up at 6am, full of energy and coffee :-) Other mornings, when I have had a bad night, I can't face hauling my sorry butt out from under the duvet.
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
10 May 07
Yikes can't remember the last time I got up at 6...I'm sometimes going to bed by 6 a.m.!
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@ESKARENA1 (18299)
10 May 07
for me it depends how much sleep i have had my friend. If i have managed to get the full 8 hours (hardly ever manage this) im fine, i can even manage without coffee, lol. However, when I generally get by on 6 or less it takes me up to the 8 hours to fully recover and i can be terribly grumpy blessed be
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
10 May 07
To be honest I can't remember the last time I had 8 hours sleep...I can more less function on only 4 to 6 hours sleep...and on occasion, not often had to deal with only two!
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@ElicBxn (60879)
• United States
10 May 07
My mother is a lark, my father was an owl. My sister is an owl & my brother is a lark. I got them both. I have trouble going to sleep at night, but when I wake up, I'm awake. I'm not going to say I'm happy, but I'm awake! My neice (bro's daughter) is a grumpy morning person. She's better since she's grown up, but as a child, she was HORRID! I think my mother would've had to kill us if we'd been like that.
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
10 May 07
Seems like none of us here are too keen in getting out of bed.,are we?
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@brendalee (6083)
• United States
10 May 07
I am usually a miserable, rotten, grump. Just ask my boyfriend. I think he ignores me for about an hour.lol. If I need to go somewhere I have to get up about two hours before I need to be there. It takes me awhile to motivate.
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
10 May 07
My grumpiness goes back to even when I was a kid---my mom would have to call me to get out of bed for school an hour earlier than necessary...since it took me that long to finally get my buns out of bed--LOL
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@urbangirl (1461)
• Australia
10 May 07
I usually get out of bed straight away but only because I have to, to get an early start. I do feel much better after a cup of coffee and a read of the newspaper. By the time this happens it's 7 o'clock and time to start work.
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
10 May 07
Are ..but are you grumpy?? Hehhe
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• United States
10 May 07
Most days I just jump out of bed when the alarm clock goes off, not because I am one of those people that can't wait to get the day started, but if I lay in bed trying to wake-up, it is a certainty that I will end up back to sleep in a heart beat, and than my husband will most likely end up late to work. The only time I am ever grumpy is if sometime during the day, someone does something to tick me off, but that don't happen a lot.
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
10 May 07
My your better than me....I always know I should get out of bed as soon as the alarm goes off, but I don't and yes, I do wind up dozing off again...
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• United States
10 May 07
Making sure my husband isn't late for work is a great motivator to get out of bed. I would feel bad if he lost his job, since in general I am his alarm clock. There have been a couple times though that I just didn't feel like getting out of bed, so he'd get pushed out of bed and I'd go back to sleep..hehe
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
10 May 07
I don't even like my cats looking at me when I first get up. I am definitely a big grouch in the mornings. But after I have had my shower and that first wonderful cup of caffeine, life is good and I am much more pleasant to be around. (Hubby won't even try to talk to me anymore first thing in the morning...he's been hit with too many flying objects! LOL
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
10 May 07
Oh my goodness...that's bad if you don't want your cats to look at you when you get up...hehehe....and oh my goodness....your poor hubby! LOL
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• United States
10 May 07
LOL! That reminds me of when my mom would try to wake me for school in the mornings, back than I didn't like getting up at 6 am sometimes 5am so I would end up throwing my pillow at her and telling her to go away.
@emeraldisle (13146)
• United States
10 May 07
Coffee Cup - A coffee cup I created with Eeyore on it along with my name.
I have to get up? Why? I don't want to. That's usually how I feel. I hate mornings and I hate getting up. I usually crawl out of bed. Forget leaping. I'd love to be able to leap at other times but not something for me anymore. I'm very slow moving when I get up; no matter what time of day but mornings are worse then evenings. Now that you mentioned coffee that sounds really good. Going to have to get me a cup.
@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
10 May 07
Do you find winter time is worse...I do...lots of times there isn't enough heat on in our building and it's a bit chilly in the place...so here I am, all nice and snuggled in bed and it's like...oh, O don't wanna get up!
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@emeraldisle (13146)
• United States
10 May 07
When it's cold yes I agree it makes it harder all the way around. I hurt more so it's harder to struggle from the bed and then I also want to stay nice and warm.
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@honeyangel (1992)
10 May 07
first thing in the morrning im a right grump,i hate getting up early.
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
10 May 07
Ah...you are officially in the Grump Club! LOL
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10 May 07
yipppppeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee lol
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@OURDEW (4812)
• United States
10 May 07
I am a morning person. I get right up, then I am usually in a good mood right away. I do need my coffee, but I am awake without it.
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
10 May 07
Oops LOL...another one who is in the minority here....
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@misstree (241)
• United States
10 May 07
I'm ok when I get up mentally, but physically, I am a wreck. I have Fibromyalgia, so I wake up stiff and sore every morning. There are bad days when I feel like someone beat me up too. Sometimes I don't even feel rested. :-( I do have good days where I feel better than others. So on those days, I jump out of bed. I'm just not much of a day person. I would rather do things at night. Greets!
@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
10 May 07
I have a lot of joint pain myself, and seems to be worse when I get up..and I know that feeling..that despite a good sleep I just don't feel rested. And I prefer doing things at night too...another night owl..huh?
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• United States
10 May 07
I'm definitely a slow starter. I have to lay in bed for a few minutes after the alarm goes off to get my barrings and then I have to wait awhile more to relax and try to get motivated enough to start the day. After I get moving, and get dressed and start doing things that signal that I'm starting my day, I usually have no problem getting going. It just takes me awhile.
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
10 May 07
I think it's only after I start getting dressed to go out and do my errands for the day that I start some resemblance of being "awake"--LOL
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@chloe9013 (532)
10 May 07
It varies. Most of the time i jump out of bed my happy self, especially if i have my full 8 hours and wake up before 8.30am. Of course there are hard work days and they are usually the mornings i have to force myself up! I think it deffinatly makes you day alot more positive if you wake up feeling great.
@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
10 May 07
Wow..I think you're in the minority here...first one to post that they get up happy! Hey what's your secret??
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@gabs8513 (48716)
• United Kingdom
10 May 07
I am not a grump lol but I do need time to myself to have my Coffee and wake up properly so I always used to get up an hour before the Kids lol Now I have a little Dog that just loves jumping at me when I am half asleep lol
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
10 May 07
Oh--if I DARE to snooze a bit longer, my cats let me know that that's not okay with them..they jump on my bed to let me know..."Hey, mom...it's eats time"--LOL
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@irishmist (3820)
• United States
10 May 07
Yes I am a grumpy person in the morning, until I have had my coffee, and I really don't like to talk in the morning unless I have to. I like to get my coffee and log on and read the newspapers and check my mail. Then I'm ready to start my day.
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
10 May 07
Goodness...you have that much energy to log on and read the paper??? I can't even do that! LOL
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• United States
10 May 07
I'm the kind of person who faces each day with the wish that it would just go away and leave me alone. I stagger and grumble and can't wait to get my first cup of tea. If it wasn't for my cat I'm not sure I'd get up before noon. But she knows it's her breakfast time, and that has to come even before my tea, durn it! I used to drive my mother crazy when she was trying to get me off to school.
@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
10 May 07
I do the same thing with my cats..I make sure they have a nice fresh bowl of water, refill their bowl of dry food, and open up a can of cat food, all before I even fix my coffee, when I would rather get that cup of caffeine in me as soon as possible...and I was the same way when I was younger...must have drove my mom nuts!
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