posted on October 31, 2014 by Jaycie Cash

Sleeping it Off

By Jaycie Cash

tv-at-nightI have a new favorite excuse for being terminally uncool: I can’t remain awake long enough to stay up on things.

Just the other night I got home too late to watch the Project Runway finale for Season 13. Since I’m too cheap to pay for a DVR, recording it wasn’t an option. But wait, Project is on Lifetime, a network that repeats their primetime shows later in the evening.

Clearly I had an easy fix: watch the 11:00 p.m. replay, right?

Wrong!

One second I’m feeling smug about staying awake long enough to watch the final four contestants’ Fashion Week collections. Next thing I know I’m drooling on my chin and an infomercial huckster is trying to sell me a juicer.

It was two and a half hours later and all I could think was “Who won?”

That’s right, I made it through three of the four contestants’ collections but quickly realized I had no memory of the fourth.  I’d fallen asleep and missed the best part.

So, minutes ago I Googled the results.

You guessed it, the fourth designer’s collection—the one I snored through, the one I was most looking forward to seeing—won.

Color me bitter.

And sleep deprived.

Even after staying awake longer than I knew I should I still didn’t get to watch the whole show. Oh and once I woke up I couldn’t go back to sleep!

The only good news I have about the whole night is I turned off my TV before I could convince myself I needed a new juicer.

HOW ABOUT YOU, DO YOU EVER FIND YOURSELF NODDING OFF DURING SOMETHING YOU REALLY WANT TO WATCH?  IF NOT, DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE ELSE WHO DOES? 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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