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Posted on Saturday, April 21st, 2007

Dave!I am not a morning person.

Even though I get up before sunrise, my daily routine is such that I'm not good for much during the early hours. Most of the time I'll just grab my laptop and either read blogs or work for a bit until I am motivated to get out of bed. Usually this is dictated by my need to pee, but sometimes it's because the phone will ring or some other disturbance. In any event, asking me to do anything at 4:30 in the morning is a pretty bad idea. But Jessica over at Daughter of Opinion has asked people to take a photo of themselves when they first wake up in the morning, and she's pretty hard to refuse anything.

So last night before bed, I put my camera on my night-stand on top of my glasses so I would not forget. Here is the terrifying result...

Sleepy Dave

Since it's still dark when I get up, I just turned on my desk lamp and snapped the photo. It's a bit off-center, but considering I am practically blind without my glasses, I feel lucky my head is even in the shot at all.

I find it interesting to note that Jessica looks like she just walked off the set of America's Next Top Model in her photo, which is why I suppose she came up with the idea for this meme in the first place. If I looked that good first thing in the morning, I'd want people to know about it too.

Though, to be honest, I would probably be a lot more crass about it than she is. I'd use it as a pick-up line or something... "Hey baby, I look totally hot in the mornings. But don't take my word for it, why don't you come back to my place so you can wake up and see for yourself... heh, heh, heh."

Men are such pigs.

I suppose I shouldn't complain too much about my photo... I'm just happy that there's not a welt on my face anymore.

Yesterday I was driving down the road while messing with my seat-belt. I needed both hands to turn a corner, so I let go of the belt only to have it slip out of the restraining loop and smack me in the face. Hard. It left a nice red mark that was still there when I went to bed last night.

Nothing quite like being bitch-slapped by life after a hard day at work.

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  1. Manic Mom says:

    How many did you click before you chose that one?

    Hee hee, kidding.

    Nice meme; I’m not brave enough to do it, and my anonyminity is far too important to splash my face in all of its nekkidness all over my blog.

    hee hee, kidding. Again. I do that a lot.

  2. Avitable says:

    Yeah, I usually roll out of bed and go to my office in the other wing of the house and sit at the computer drinking Diet Coke and checking emails and blogs before I can function and think. A photo would be frightening.

  3. Kyra says:

    You know, I have to give you props for being the only person who didn’t look like they combed their hair today. I can’t participate in this challenge, mostly because of severe embarassment… or the fact that my hair likes to tie me to the bedpost on a regular basis and I’d never be able to snag the camera. Kudos 😉

  4. HolyGirl427 says:

    You are so cute with your sleepy eyes and anime hair!

  5. Jessica says:

    Dave, I have a confession…I think this is my favorite “rise and shine” picture yet. LOVE the hair and the one eye closed!

    Thanks for being a good sport.

  6. Hilly says:

    While Jessica is the hottest beyotch ever in the morning, don’t discount your male sexiness. You know that bed-head thing? Yeah, it works for you. Very cute!

  7. The Chad says:

    you seem a tad groggy in that pic. you should bet some more sleep.

  8. RW says:

    I can’t think of anything worse than taking a picture of myself first thing in the morning. Unless it was having to look at it. This is just not OK on a hundred different levels.

    You have dangerous friends. Very dangerous friends.

  9. sizzle says:

    i think your hair looks sexy like that. 😉

  10. Laurence says:

    I propose that you replace your photo of your sidebar by this one ! 😀

  11. bogup says:

    The hair couldn’t have been more like your anime if you had styled it.
    Next time, ask your French maid to use a light starch on the sheets and pillowcase prior to ironing them. 🙂

  12. no3ik says:

    omg!! its been a really long time since i read ur blog! i missed it alot and i missed u too 😉

    anyways ur hair looks soo cute!
    hmmmmmmmm … I’m thinking i might give it a try.

    oh and i remembered u when i heard the news … u know Elizabeth Hurleys wedding .. so how was it?

  13. Stacey says:

    I think my hair looks a lot like yours in the morning.

    I would do this meme but I haven’t posted any pictures of myself on my blog yet and me first thing in the morning is probably not the best one to start off with.

  14. Dave2 says:

    Manic Mom… This was the first and only shot I took. Anything else would be cheating!

    Avitable… Yes, but you’ve been frightening people for years on your blog!

    Kyra… A likely excuse! 🙂

    HolyGirl427… I guess that’s one way of looking at it!

    Jessica… The light was bright first thing in the morning, so I guess that’s why my eye is closed?

    Hilly… I’m glad to know SOMETHING works for me!

    The Chad… I wish I could. If I tried, I’d just lay there wide awake. 🙁

    RW… And how dangerous are YOU, my friend? 🙂

    Sizzle… Maybe I should walk around this way then… though looking like a drug addict at the airport is probably not a good thing.

    Laurence… I would be too scared to look at it each day!

    Bogup… I have a French maid?!? I wish she would dust my book shelves.

    No3ik… I’m still recovering. 🙁

    Stacey… I dunno… Jessica seems to be able to pull it off!

  15. Jeff says:

    And in a moment of classic unoriginality, I’ve just posted my morning face challenge picture as well!

  16. Lewis says:

    You know, people pay good money to have their hair done professionally like that. And, a camera in the bedroom? Rarely a good idea.

  17. Ben says:

    You have the same expression that I have in my drivers license; like that of a squinty pirate.

  18. You are totally rockin the bed head. And you are very hairy.

    And for some reason I loved the story of the seatbelt. The way you wrote that gave me a very clear visual – it just cracked me up. Glad there’s no welt anymore!

  19. jenny says:

    something very boyishly charming about the spiky bedhair… 😉

  20. Karl says:

    Not bad at all, bud. And for the record, I did NOT comb my hair before taking that shot. I just don’t have much hair. That’s the beauty of keeping a short hairstyle. Plus, in Florida it’s pretty much a must for me. Too freaking hot.

  21. Really, your hair looks mighty fine in the morning. I have to pin my hair back, otherwise it gets stuck in my eyes and then it’s glued by the morning crusties. Not nice at all.

  22. Bre says:

    The squinting is my favorite part, because that’s very much what I’m like in the morning!

  23. IRV says:

    Here’s hoping you’re NOT the amorous type.

  24. Dave2 says:

    Jeff… Isn’t that what you are supposed to do with memes?

    Lewis… I had the camera there for one morning only. 🙂

    Ben… Pirates are so cool… I would so totally be a pirate.

    LSL… I suppose I should enjoy it. Who knows how long until I’m bald?

    Jenny… Boyishly charming, or horrendously groomed? I haven’t decided yet. 🙂

    Karl… My hair looks like this every morning. There’s no stopping it!

    Geeky Tai Tai… Thankfully, I don’t have to worry about that. Though you sure make having long hair seem appealing! 😀

    Bre… Bright light! Bright light!

    IRV… Uh. Okay?

  25. Oh Please! This is SOOO unfair. You look good, damn you! In fact, every man I have ever dated looked fabulous in the morning. Me, I look like the Bride of Frankenstein meets a slightly hung-over, near-sighted mole.

    God hates me. That’s what it is…*grumble*

  26. shari says:

    The squinty thing is working for you — sorta pirate-y looking.

  27. suze says:

    I don’t know – I think you quite rock the bed head look…

  28. Kapha says:

    Great shot! Now I think we need to see one of Bad Monkey and Lil’ Dave from their bunk bed.

    Man I bet you had some choice words for that seat belt! 😀

  29. karla says:

    My brother once told me that i look like a little confused furry animal just coming out of a cave when I wake up. I sort of stumble and smack and bounce off walls.

    You sort of look like a furry little critter too.

  30. Suzy says:

    I have a photo shoot coming up the second week in May. There will be $300 worth of hair and makeup, my friend the fashion photographer taking the photos and I will be horrified to look at those.

    So it’s doubtful I’d want to see a picture of myself in the morning.

  31. kristin says:

    that is exactly how I look first thing in the morning! *crosses ‘take morning photo’ off list*

    thanks Dave!

  32. Roberta says:

    That is a great shot.

  33. Jennifer says:

    I thought about playing along until I saw Jessica’s morning photo. I don’t look that good even when I’m all made up. 😉 You look pretty good in the morning, though. I’m thinking it’s a good thing we don’t have the technology to produce smell-o-blogs yet, though. Morning breath.

  34. delmer says:

    Jessica seems to have an early-morning Julia Roberts thing working for her.

    Dave, you look like Brad Pitt … mostly because I think Brad Pitt looks like every guy I went to high school with.

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