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#405466 - Wed Feb 06 2008 02:00 AM Re: When do you get up?
bigsoxy Offline
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On weekends I usually get up around 10:00, but that's because I stay up forever playing around here. I try to stop, but it's always "one more quiz, one more Word Wizard, stay up for another hour, go for the 'country' badge...". This site is like a narcotic, once you start, you can't stop. (although this site is much more healthy and fun than a narcotic)

On school days I get up about an hour and a half before school. That allows me to take a shower, eat breakfast, and play a few quizzes. This time I HAVE to stop.


It's 1 a.m. here and I have school tomorrow, I better get to bed.

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#405467 - Wed Feb 06 2008 09:59 AM Re: When do you get up?
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The alarm goes off at 7.30am but I usually snooze it at least a couple of times before I get up! Usually downstairs by 8.10am. At weekends I tend to get up between 10 and 10.30am but that includes some reading in bed.

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#405468 - Wed Feb 06 2008 12:18 PM Re: When do you get up?
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My alarm is set for 6:22. Not sure why, just is. I am almost always up before it goes off. On the weekend, I often sleep until almost 8 a.m.! Whoo-hoo!
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#405469 - Wed Feb 06 2008 11:52 PM Re: When do you get up?
Diamondlance Offline
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Posts: 407
Loc: Ohio USA
I'm a night owl. Left on my own I would go to sleep around 4:30 or 5 am and wake up between 11 and 12. Unfortunately during the school year that's impossible, so I usually go to bed around 2am and wake up around 7am, then try to catch a nap in the afternoon sometime.

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#405470 - Fri Feb 08 2008 05:01 PM Re: When do you get up?
clayfrd Offline
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Registered: Wed Jun 27 2007
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Loc: Chattanooga Tennessee USA
I stay up far too late, but I usually get up at 6:10. On weekends I sleep much later, but that time is to embarrassing to disclose!
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#405471 - Mon Feb 11 2008 10:42 AM Re: When do you get up?
Beckyel Offline
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Registered: Tue Apr 06 2004
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Loc: Somerset UK
My alarm goes off at 4:40 so that I can squeeze in a round of the global challenge and then get the kids up and ready to leave the house at ten past six. Getting up at six at the weekend feels like a real lie-in!

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#405472 - Mon Feb 11 2008 08:28 PM Re: When do you get up?
Yaarbiriah Offline
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Registered: Mon Jan 08 2007
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Loc: Jerusalem Israel
When I've had enough sleep.. whenever that is, unless something wakes me up! I'll just wake up naturally, never been much for schedules and alarm clocks, as long as I get done what I want.
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#405473 - Wed Feb 13 2008 02:10 PM Re: When do you get up?
slew412 Offline
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Registered: Mon Jan 28 2008
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Loc: Pittsburgh Pennsylvania USA  
I get up at 3:45am Monday thru Friday to start getting ready for work. Weekends are 8:00 am. That was hard at first but after a while you get used to it.

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#405474 - Thu Feb 14 2008 05:47 AM Re: When do you get up?
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I work shift work - so the wake-up time depends on the start time.

Because of the shift work, my bedroom is a carefully controlled environment. It is always dark, and it is always at a constant temperature that is conducive to sleeping. I learned this trick when working on-call. You know - go to work for 8 hours, go home, phone rings, go back to work for as many hours as necessary, report for shift the same time as the day before.

Me - I can sleep in the passenger seat of an ambulance doing 90 with the lights and sirens going. As soon as my eyes are open, I'm awake and fully funtional.

On days off - I can sleep through dogs barking, the lawnmower outside the window, visitors ringing the doorbell, just about anything. I even sleep through the phone ringing - except one ringtone. Everytime I hear the "Star Wars theme" I am fully awake - that's the tune my phone plays when work are calling. Anybody else has to wait until I'm ready to wake up. Or go to my Communications room and call.
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#405475 - Mon Mar 03 2008 05:33 PM Re: When do you get up?
hannamonJONAS Offline
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i usually wake up around 630-730 but im usually laying in bed for about an hour or so. im lucky i dont have to be in to work till about 1030, and i live only 15 mins away! :-D

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#405476 - Tue Mar 04 2008 11:14 AM Re: When do you get up?
staceyleighk Offline
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Registered: Sun Dec 30 2007
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Loc: Gateshead Tyne and Wear UK
On school days I get up at 7:30am and I leave the house at 8:30 to get to school 5 mins later as the school is right beside my house and school starts. Sometimes I grab a cereal bar a thome or I get something to eat at school.
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#1122730 - Fri Jan 15 2016 03:29 AM Re: When do you get up?
sue943 Offline
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As you might guess, I am also reading bigsoxy's posts from back in the day. I decided to re-open this thread (and who knows, I might re-open others too) so that people not posting back then can, if they wish, add to the thread.
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#1122787 - Fri Jan 15 2016 01:15 PM Re: When do you get up?
tiye Offline
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I get up when His Majesty Queen Tiye wants his breakfast (yes, he's a boy with a female pharaoh's name, long story). So I wake up between 5:30 and 7:30 am, with bounces on my back, things getting thrown off my night table and, if I'm still motionless, he jumps on the vanity table and sits by my perfume bottles with a paw raised like a maneki neko. I know he means business by then. On the weekends, I usually go back for another hour of sleep, once he's fed. On workdays, I have plenty of time to get ready, maybe play a little, before I leave for work.

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#1122808 - Fri Jan 15 2016 03:08 PM Re: When do you get up?
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Registered: Sat Nov 13 2010
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Loc: Lancashire England UK         
Funny how it has changed over the years...............

Those who have been in armed forces, know you get up when you are TOLD to get up! So that was variable........worst was 72 hrs on duty...........4hrs on, 4 hrs off for 72 hours. The most sleep I got at any one time during that period was about 3hrs!

Then as a civilian again, I worked nights for nearly 4 years...........but when back to normality as regards sleep, used to get up at 0700, wash/shave, etc....swig down coffee, have "morning cough", out of house at 0740 and at work 0745 (yes I lived that close to work in those days).

Tail end of working life.......often had to get up at 0400, to be at work 0530. Then did a shift pattern for a while, 3 days, 3 nights, 3 off.

BLISS - retirement......"My time is my own I can get up when I feel like it"...........WRONG !!! Alarm goes off at 0600, because wife has NOT retired and that is when she has to get up! I seldom need the alarm to wake me though, as I have been woken by one of our cats long before then! "Come on Dad, breakfast time"....purr, purr!!

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#1122873 - Fri Jan 15 2016 11:46 PM Re: When do you get up?
Copago Offline
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I am an early riser and always have been. I usually get straight up about 5:30 and get the garden and the pet animals done ... big garden and lots of pets. Takes about an hour to do all that and then the rest of the house is up and we have brekkie.

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#1122877 - Sat Jan 16 2016 12:41 AM Re: When do you get up?
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Great to see you back Jill. We missed you lots.
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#1122889 - Sat Jan 16 2016 07:02 AM Re: When do you get up?
Santana2002 Offline
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Another early riser here, I'm usually awake before the alarm rings at 05h30, and often up as well, though I do try to stay in bed at least until 5am. I probably don't sleep enough, averaging 4-5 hours a night.
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#1122894 - Sat Jan 16 2016 07:26 AM Re: When do you get up?
sue943 Offline
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I don't sleep a lot either Toni but I have my lack of sleep the other end of the day so I tend to not go to bed until the early hours and even then I read in bed before sleeping.
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#1123020 - Sun Jan 17 2016 01:26 PM Re: When do you get up?
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I go to bed around midnight and often get up as early as 5-00 a.m. Mostly around 5-45 a.m. though. After a cup of coffee, a watch of the News and a browse around the computer forums, I'll sometimes go back to bed, especially now that we're having some cold mornings. Might doze until 9-OO a.m. Just have to hope nobody comes knocking on the door before then.
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#1123104 - Mon Jan 18 2016 03:49 AM Re: When do you get up?
sue943 Offline
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Might doze until 9-OO a.m. Just have to hope nobody comes knocking on the door before then.


Daft aren't we? Whose business is it if we stay in bed until 9am but I feel guilty if I am not out of my pit by then on a weekday.
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#1123113 - Mon Jan 18 2016 09:20 AM Re: When do you get up?
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I rarely get up before ten. And I don't care! All those years of getting up to go to work, worse still in more recent years getting up before the birds to visit clients at the other end of the country... it was always a battle to beat my body clock into shape. Now, too bad. I'm not an early riser and the world can wait. And I don't care if the postman sees me in my dressing gown. I once apologised to a postie for that and he told me that my neighbours don't get dressed to answer the door, so why should I?
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#1123115 - Mon Jan 18 2016 10:23 AM Re: When do you get up?
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Good for you!

Both of my next door neighbours have both husband and wife working fulltime and the man on my left leaves home at some ghastly hour of the morning, but does finish earlier, the man on my right normally cycles to work but I see that today he has taken his car.
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#1123132 - Mon Jan 18 2016 02:29 PM Re: When do you get up?
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I know it doesn't matter that much but I like to be up and dressed if anyone comes calling early(ish) in the morning. I had a parcel delivery this morning. I got a call from the parcel delivery company at 8-00 to say that they would be calling in about half an hour. I was dressed, teeth brushed and hair combed by the time the knock on the door came. I didn't have a shave though. How rebellious is that?! smile
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#1123193 - Tue Jan 19 2016 03:57 AM Re: When do you get up?
sue943 Offline
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Oooer, you scruffy oik.
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#1123213 - Tue Jan 19 2016 01:51 PM Re: When do you get up?
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Yes, I just don't care. smile
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