posted on February 18, 2014 by Jaycie Cash

Pretty is as Karma isn’t or doesn’t or Something

Happy sleepKarma has plenty to answer for. These days, I blame it for the noise I make while watching television.

When I was in high school I used to tease my mother mercilessly about falling asleep while sitting in front of the TV.  I can’t really say she ever “watched” any programs regularly because typically she zoned out about 10 minutes after the theme song played.

For ANY show.

And it didn’t stop with just sleeping. Oh, no, it was far more noisy than that. So, to be fair to myself, it’s not like it was something I could just ignore.

Here was this slender, petite woman who could make the rafters (if only we’d lived in an English cottage, rather than a plain ol’ house in Oklahoma) rattle when she dozed off. And the zzzz’s were flowing—and her own personal trombone playing—every night, hours before Johnny Carson’s monologue.

Well, now a decade or four later and karma has since raised her ugly mug.

All too often I find myself watching one program, then suddenly regaining consciousness for the end of another.

It’s not unheard of for me to snort awake during a show that doesn’t immediately follow the last one I remember watching. What’s particularly irritating is it seems to happen out of thin air.

Apparently, I don’t need to yawn or even feel tired before suddenly conking out. It’s almost like I’m time traveling, just never more than a couple of hours into the future.

And I’m sorry to report that in the future I don’t stop with just making loud noises. Sometimes I also drool the tiniest bit and smack my lips.

Told you karma isn’t pretty.

HOW ABOUT YOU, DO YOU SOMETIME WATCH TV WITH YOUR EYES CLOSED? OR DO YOU EVER FIND YOURSELF DOING SOMETHING YOU USED TO TEASE YOUR ELDERS FOR DOING? A FREE COPY OF MY DEBUT NOVEL, MRS. GOODFELLER WILL BE RANDOMLY AWARDED TO ONE PERSON WHO LEAVES A COMMENT BELOW BEFORE THE NEXT WRITERSPACE BLOG IS POSTED.

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9 thoughts on “Pretty is as Karma isn’t or doesn’t or Something”

  1. Cindy Hutcheson says:

    I don’t fall asleep watching TV, nut frequently get distracted by another activity I’m doing at the same time (crossword puzzle, etc.)

    1. Jaycie says:

      Yeah, sadly I do that too, Cindy. Middle age (at least in my case) has as much to answer for as karma!

  2. Carrie Pelchat says:

    I can’t fall asleep while the volume is up on the TV I’ve tried, no go. My husband though, even in his early 20’s will be watching and just conk out … let the roof rattling loud snoring begin. “Hey Kev!” “Huh? Wha?” “Wake up!” “I’m awake!” … “Hey Kev” “Wha? huh?” “Go to bed!” “I’m watching this I want to see the end” “What are you watching?” “Uhm, ” “That was 2 hours ago, go to bed.” “Okay” SNNOOOOOOORRRRREEEEE. So I leave him there in his comfy recliner. The next morning. “How come you didn’t wake me up to come to bed?” Face plant!

    1. Jaycie says:

      Ahhh, Carrie, you’ve just given me a walk down Memory Lane. Kevin and my mom would have gotten along great! Thanks for the comment!

  3. Christine L. says:

    I used to get exasperated by the fact that my late paternal grandmother was and my father is hard of hearing. Now I’m in the same boat. Karma is a real booger.

    1. Jaycie says:

      True dat, Christine. So very, very true. Thanks for chiming in!

  4. jane says:

    Definitely, going upstairs or in the basement and having no clue why. Used to tease my dad about this. No more!

    1. Jaycie says:

      Yeah, I’m getting pretty tired of walking into a room and forgetting why I’m there too, Jane. Sigh. Oh well, at least we’re still able to walk! Take care.

  5. Catherine Devlin says:

    I Always said to my children. I can make my own version if this with my eyes closed and ears open.

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