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Sleeping In

Sleeping In

Date: Jun 13 2008

Themes: Time

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It would seem that the most natural thing to do would be to wake up at sunrise and go to bed at sunset. But if that’s the case, why does it feel so good to sleep through the entire morning?

Teenagers are famous for their love of sleeping in. But some adults really like to spend the morning in bed as well. Among them are Jason and Amanda.

Dialog

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Amanda

Amanda

Jason

Jason

Amanda:  Do you know what my most favorite thing to do in this world is?

Jason:  What?

Amanda:  Just guess. C’mon, you know me.

Jason:  Uh, frisbee golf.

Amanda:  Close. Sleeping in. Like high school-style. Like 12-plus hours.

Jason:  Oh yeah!

Amanda:  When was the last time you got to do that?

Jason:  Today. I set my own hours. I woke up at noon today.

Amanda:  You did not wake up at noon today.

Jason:  I wake up at noon every day.

Amanda:  No, you don’t!

Jason:  Yeah, I do!

Amanda:  How do you hold down a real job?

Jason:  I work from about 1pm to 10pm, and then I go out until 2am and then I wake up at noon.

Amanda:  Do you kinda feel like a vampire a little bit?

Jason:  A little bit.

Amanda:  When you wake up in the morning, it’s not even morning. People are going out for lunch.

Jason:  Totally. But I also have the jump on people because I can send an email at two in the morning and everyone will get it at seven in the morning when they get up so it seems like I’m on top of it.

Amanda:  So you’re kind of proactive, ahead of the game, or you’re lazy, right?

Jason:  I do feel lazy. Whenever you get to sleep in like you do, do you feel like it’s…I don’t know, do you feel like you’ve done something bad, like a little bit of guilt?

Amanda:  Yes! On the weekends I sleep in to 11 and I feel totally guilty because life’s going on without me. Breakfast, cleaning the house, people are out doing stuff and I’m in bed with the shades down. And then I wake up kind of groggy, you know? And you look at the clock and you take a shower and it’s like 2, right?

Jason:  I think about it. I think about making the switch to a normal lifestyle, but every time I get into that new groove, something knocks me out of it, like a good show I can’t resist going to on a Wednesday and then next thing you know, sleeping till noon again.

Amanda:  Well, you’re lucky you don’t have a 9-5 job then.

Jason:  I know.

Amanda:  Because that’s not gonna work.

Jason:  I know. It’s like one of my main incentives to not get a real 9-5.

Amanda:  Nice.

 

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Discussion

Amanda cannot believe that Jason gets to sleep in every day. She’s so jealous. Like most people she works a 9-5 so sleeping in is something special for her. But Jason decides when he works so he chooses to sleep in ever day.

While sleeping in sure feels good, sometimes you miss things or you feel guilty for wasting the day in bed. Do you like to sleep in or are you an early riser?

 

Comments

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La Princesse de la vie

Egypt

hmm, sometimes I’m early riser and other times I sleep in, but just when I still until late the ex-day for any reason… Also in the middle of the day I can take a sleep-in when I have an exhausting day.. But I really feel guilty as I know that I miss so much things…

02:34 AM Aug 15 2012 |

sabynette22

Algeria

i'm an early riser i get up every day at 6,prepare myself to go to school it's kind of routine

06:58 AM Dec 10 2010 |

miffoo

miffoo

Slovakia

I like sleep but I have job 7 – 3 that I used to get up at 6 in the morning it's not very funny.

12:51 AM Feb 08 2009 |

miffoo

miffoo

Slovakia

nice lesson :)

12:45 AM Feb 08 2009 |

Mickey123

Mickey123

United States

I am a early riser, Honestly, I don't really like to sleep in ,usually I cherish evening time and I always sleep at 11 o'clock and night and I wake up at 7 in the early morning to watch videos and study.Wink

10:23 PM Jul 16 2008 |

Sabiiz

Sabiiz

Saudi Arabia

mmmmmm it's depends on the mood n what I did last night :P because im a destitute of studying :( ..

but in general I like to wake up in the morning , it's refreshing:D

Thanks a lot rose

11:34 AM Jun 23 2008 |

guiltylove

guiltylove

India

sleep is a fantastic thing at night!I don`t wanna spend lots of time go to sleep!But weeked the warm weeked i wanna wake up at noon!

07:20 AM Jun 19 2008 |

smiledly

smiledly

China

I often wake up at 7:00 A.M. and sleep at 22:30  from monday to friday.On the weekend i also wake up at 8:00.Although i want to sleep in in the morning ,i have been used to get up early .my life clock decide me wake up in the morning .:):)

06:04 PM Jun 18 2008 |

adpour

adpour

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

I sleep at 4 a.m. and I wake up at 11 a.m. Because I think there is a deep peace at night, and you can study and think easily. Do you want to try it?

09:07 AM Jun 18 2008 |

Anthony Kid

China

i like to sleep..sleep..sleep all the day

05:05 AM Jun 18 2008 |

Anthony Kid

China

i like to sleep..sleep..sleep all the day

05:05 AM Jun 18 2008 |

moudabou

moudabou

Egypt

Sleeping early, and getting up early is very healthy, but who can do it, unless you're above fifty…

04:13 AM Jun 18 2008 |

Bambucia

Bambucia

Germany

I have a jump on people it means I am faster,I do my job faster than other people,so I am on the top it means so I do my job well. to hold down a real job is to have and keep a real job.

I hope I was helpfullSmile

01:03 PM Jun 17 2008 |

Duran-198523

China

well,i'm a fan of sleeping in since like playing with friends , on internet or working in the mid-night that i always do! i sure feel bad and guilty for wasting the time in bed sometimes,but i found it seem like a way of life especially young men like !

12:00 PM Jun 17 2008 |

aynaz

aynaz

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

very good lesson.thank u ebaby ,i loveuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu

04:45 AM Jun 17 2008 |

Mr wu

China

good

11:00 PM Jun 16 2008 |

bellchau

Hong Kong

I am enjoy in the morning time, I wake up at 6:30 in the morning. I am doing to make excise and then take the shower. It is refresh me. Only the morning time I can get this feeling.

09:22 PM Jun 16 2008 |

bellchau

Hong Kong

I am enjoy in the morning time, I wake up at 6:30 in the morning. I am doing to make excise and then take the shower. It is refresh me. Only the morning time I can get this feeling.

09:22 PM Jun 16 2008 |

ttmt1012

ttmt1012

Viet Nam

I often wake up at 5 in the morning, I like lying on the bed and listening to my favorite songs before I get up at 6 to start a WONDERFUL day.

07:59 PM Jun 16 2008 |

dark_angel1

Morocco

when u are studying or working u cannot get up earily and u wish sth will happen so that u will get back to bed and u imagine how u’ll sleep in,at some vacation, but when the vacation comes that huge love and excitement for sleep just go away…

02:18 PM Jun 16 2008 |

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