Pre 6 AM wake up
I woke at 5:55 AM in accordance with my alarm clock. The alarm opened my eyes, but the sound of the pipes in my building kept me from falling back asleep. The pipes in a 100 year old building make a good deal of noise the first time they have to produce heat for the year. A combination of sounds – wrenches banging against metal and steam aching to escape my radiator – fill the air. It adds to the charm of the building.
After removing my carcass from my bed (and pre 6 am that is all I am, a carcass) I wandered into my kitchen and ate a handful of almonds. I was so confused as to why I was up so early that I ate nuts.
I went into my bathroom to realize that (just as I do every morning) I had bed head. It was signature Andrew bed head. Left side of my head, hair flipped up like I have wings. What can I say? I’m a side sleeper.
I threw some water on my hair in an attempt to weigh them down to their natural (straight) position. The result – it looked like I had a wet wing.
Under Armour underwear, Under Armour shorts, Under Armour socks, Under Armour t-shirt, Under Armour sweat pants, New Balance long sleeved shirt, and Under Armour sweatshirt.
SAT question – which item does not belong?
Off I went………out the door by 6:08.
First stop. Coffee. Small. Lots of milk. Interesting enough the barista put steamed milk in my coffee. Different, but it tasted great. As a sugar supplement they offered honey. Delicious.
Coffee in hand, I was ready for some pre dawn yoga.
The yoga teacher had a thick German accent.
“Vee vill stretch sie spine and vee vill like it”
Aside from her being an intense teacher who I could not understand I liked how she ran her class. A bit fast paced at times and perhaps advanced for me, but it was a great way to start the day.
I was not my normal lethargic self this morning and my knee pain lessened (though I did ice down my knee for 15 minutes when I got home) I may start taking morning yoga more often.
I got home and got ready for work, packed my lunch (first time in 6 months I’ve done that), and grabbed a library book that is due today.
The public library is one block from my apartment. I am ashamed that I only started using it recently. Unsure of what time it opened, I made the assumption that there would be a drop box or a slot to drop the book in the event that it was not.
Nope. Not open. No drop box. No slot in the door. Nothing. Not even a mailbox. So now I’m carrying this book around all day and I won’t be home until at least 10:30 when (inevitably) the library will once again be closed.
Maybe I was better off buying books. I’m going to rack up late fees at an impressive rate. I guess I’m just not responsible enough to use the public library.