Seriously, this is not fair! I was sound asleep when all of a sudden I woke up startled, with my guts making weird noises. I laid in bed trying to ignore the gurgling sound. Then, the urge to poop was overwhelming. I could no longer take it. So, I got up and pooped. Now, I'm wide awake!
Who wakes up to poop??!! Seriously, what is wrong with me??? Why do my bowels need to be emptied when I'm sleeping?? Why can't they wait until I wake up? This is NOT fair! I want to be sleeping right now! I want to be dreaming of William Shatner or Shakira (as you now, I have really bizarre dreams...and I'm yearning for one right now!). I guess with all the running, my body is using up fuel quicker than normal...thus, the urge to poop in the middle of the night. Actually, it's not in the middle of the night. It's only 11:35 PM. I fell asleep reading to Jude around 8:30 PM. At some point, Husband tried to wake me up so I could cut his hair. Husband is a cheap ass, just like me, and refuses to pay for hair cuts. So, I've had to add barber as another one of my jobs titles along side wife and mother. I don't do a great job cutting hair, but it's not bad for free. But, to attempt to wake me up to cut hair is just not a good idea. Husband should no better. So, I told him I would help him with his hair in the morning.
Whatever! I'm totally awake now. Totally effing awake! Well, now I can bother you with the useless pondering's of my mind. Wait, does that even make sense? Can you have useless pondering's of one's mind? Oh, whatever...this is my blog, and if I want to be like Bush and make up words or phrases, then that's my problem, right?! Right! So, let's begin...
The other day I came across something interesting on ABC's 20/20 website. It was about surviving an emergency. Basically it discusses who will survive in an emergency and why. It's very interesting, here's the link:
According to scientific research, certain types of people are more likely to survive in an emergency. Usually those with a plan will survive. Those people who have made a conscious effort to learn emergency procedures will survive...whether it be memorizing the number of rows of seats in front or behind you to the nearest exit on a plane, or learning how to operate the emergency door of an airplane, simply locating all the exits in a particular building, or realizing the signs of danger. Knowing a few simple things or planning things out before the emergency happens gives you a better chance of surviving.
So, with that said, we should all plan now for what ever emergency lies ahead. I know it sounds crazy or cynical to believe that some type of emergency is right around the corner or imminent. But, what if it is?? Would you be prepared for it? Would you survive it? Having a simple plan could mean the difference between life and death. So, take a few minutes and create a plan with your family for the what if scenarios. Look, it's better to be safe than sorry!
If you're in Texas, consider having an emergency plan for a tornado, flood, hurricane, fire, bird flu, etc... Where ever you are, consider what type of emergency is likely. Then plan accordingly.
As you know, I'm scared shitless of earthquakes. Being a Texan, I think it makes it worse. In Texas, the ground never shakes- that's pretty much guaranteed. But, in Tokyo, Japan, the ground shakes often...too often for me. And, according to the experts here in Japan, the Big One (an earthquake of 7.0 or larger) is imminent. It's just a matter of when. I've taken the liberty to believe the experts and plan accordingly. I have my emergency bags waiting by our fire escape door. I've got bottled water, extra clothes, first aid kit, wind up flash light, emergency wind up radio, towels and food ready to go in an instant. All I have to do is grab the bag and haul ass. I even have old running shoes, jog bra, running shorts, towels, extra clothes, bottled water and food in my car just in case something happens while I'm away. If something were to happen and the roads and trains were stopped, I could always run back home or run to Jude at school. I know I could easily run 20 miles with no problem--it's comforting for me to know that I have the ability to do that.
Husband and I have discussed our disaster plan if a fire or earthquake were to happen while we are home or away at work and school. Remember, I am not just responsible for me anymore. As a mother, it's my responsibly to take care of my kiddo no matter what. So, that's the real reason why I've prepared. I would hate to watch my kid starve or go thirsty because I was too lazy to take the time to prepare for an emergency. As a mother and wife, it's my responsibility to take care of my family no matter what. And, having a bag of emergency supplies will allow me to do that if or when the shit hits the fan. Remember, we are our own first responders. It's our duty to take care of what's ours. So, take a few minutes out of next weekend to buy bottled water, a first aid kit, non-perishable food items, wind up flashlights and radios. Put the items where you can easily grab them if you had to run out in an instant. Take the measures necessary to take care of yourself and your family during an emergency. It could save your life!
Okay, enough of that. I've mentioned this before, and I think it's worth mentioning again, but I'm moving on now...
So, I'm supposed to run 5 miles tomorrow, but now I'm going to be tired tomorrow from waking up in the middle of the night to poop and blog. I think I'll skip the 5 mile run at 5 AM and run with Running Babe later in the afternoon.
So...crap! Didn't I say I was going to try and stop saying So so damn often. Well, I tried but obviously not very hard. I think I made it 3 blog entries without writing So. Man, I suck!
Well, I think I've wasted enough of your time today. I think I'll go watch useless Japanese television now.