Monday, March 31, 2008

I heard it through the grapevine...

i love naps.  it's pretty evident.  I mean, how much more official does truth get from a statement on your facebook profile? jk.  nowadays though it seems though they are few and far between.  I think the main reason for that is that my definition of a "nap" is a lot different than most people... in order for most to qualify it needs to get a time of at least 60 minutes/1 hour/ one 24th of a day... you pick it.... in fact, my definition sometimes borderlines "short sleep".
I think I had one today.  And it was kind of like a movie. I came home from work hurting... physically.  My back hurt, my shoulder hurt, and my emotions hurt from that MSU loss on friday... okay, so not really about the game... but a nap seemed like a good move.  I went down for my nap at 5:40ish (can people under 2 1/2 use that phrase?)... and woke up @ 9:03...  Now, I've done better.  But this was supposed to be like a 45 minute, "i'm just going to shut my eyes for a minute" naps... ahh well... I woke up feeling good :)  and the best part of the story isn't the minutes logged, no, it's what i woke up to... none other then "I heard it through the grapevine" blasting from downstairs... woofers on, volume up, and my guess... either "music hall" or "rock and roll concert" setting.  Talk about one of those nostalgic songs...  oh... I didn't realize you've never heard anyone classify that song as such... shocking.  For some reason, when I was little, I had a collection of California Raisin figurines that traveled so well that they were a staple set of toys for quite a while.  Needless to say, I got out of bed and followed the music, that if given the opportunity, might make the cut on the soundtrack of my childhood... The story ends even better... I found my dad in our t.v. room, lights dimmed,  just listening to the radio.  It doesn't seem like much... but people don't usually do that.  People don't usually come home from work and do that.  That sound system, or whatever it is, is my dads technological pride and joy.  He loves it... the collection of dvd's he has that compliments it, and the woofers that give it the extra edge.  It was one of those moments that just made me smile....  oh nostalgia... and dads that bring it back in a big way.

you might understand a little better if you watch this video... it makes my love for them so obviously understandable. 


Chris said...

great commercial. oh and by the way, when you wrote "...5L40ish (can people under 21/2 use that phrase?), I thought you wrote two and a half. Oops.

I rarely ever take naps. I never think I have the time to, and whenever I do, I'm always more tired than I was before and I wish it could have been longer. Naps less than an hour are for me are impossible...they have to be long. With at least 2 snooze button taps :)

Dana said...

ok i love the idea of you sleepily coming down the stares to find your dad just chillin with the woofers on to heard it through the grapevine.


Dana said...

emily you are going to pee your pants when you see that now there is latin and a picture of some sort of lady godiva in my blog comments.