So, for the most part, I go through life rather sleepy. Like, lets say the energy level of humans can be rated on a scale of Kristen Stewart to Richard Simmons:

human energy spectrum

My natural inclination is somewhere between Sleepy Dwarf and Jennifer Lawrence. Occasionally, I’ll have a Shiloh Jolie-Pitt moment, but those are rare. And I know I’m not the only person who feels this way (despite what my always-energetic mother tells me.) So that got me thinking- when am I actually, truly awake? I then had a whole text conversation with my friend Elyse about it, because obviously its impossible to have a clear thought without texting it out, and based on a population sample of everyone we know, we both think that most people can identify with the following list.

Top 8 Occasions You’re Surprisingly Not That Sleepy

8. You just had a large amount of sugar or caffeine. Because normal amounts of sugar and caffeine simply get you from “barely conscious” to “marginally functional”.

7. It’s 1am, on a weekday, and you have to wake up for work in 5 hours.

6. Something loud happened on the street as you walked by. Despite the fact it did not affect you in any way, your “fight or flight” response just kicked in like that of a gazelle near a lions den.

5.  Somebody just told you a really juicy piece of gossip. (If you’re like me, it perks up your senses like a meerkat perks up when it sees a snake.)

meerkat popping up

4. When commenting on an awesome blog post. Once again, if you’re like me, you enjoy reading about other people’s lives. And you REALLY enjoy when someone touches upon something that makes you be all “I KNOW” or “OMG I CAN’T EVEN” and then you get super excited in the comments and you just wish that you could gchat that person, because you have a lot to say and it would just be easier that way.

3. It’s 6am on a Saturday morning. Because of course.

2. You’re in the midst of a TV series marathon and you only have 2 episodes left. No matter what time it is, if you’ve spent the last couple days watching hours of Orange is the New Black, par example, there is no way you’re going to sleep once you hit the 2nd to last episode.

1. And as Elyse pointed out when I was then debating whether or not to exercise that day: the least tired she is all day is right after she works out. And that’s when I realized, me too.

Moral of the countdown- yay for exercise!

Where do you fall on the human energy spectrum??

When are you at your most awake?

Has anyone seen Orange is the New Black??

Hello hello! Once again, I’m checking in real quick to let you know I wrote a guest post today for Nicole at:

Work in Sweats Mama

Nicole is on vacation enjoying the last week of summer in gorgeous Maine, so I’m filling in today!  I wrote a Top 8 List on “Momisms” that I hope you’ll enjoy. Head on over!

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Note: I will be back on Friday with a Top 8 List :)

Hello! I’m just checking in real quick to tell you that I’m being featured today in Arman’s International Blogger Spotlight at:

The Big Man’s World

If you’re unfamiliar, the International Blogger Spotlight is a fantastic weekly series that Arman does, and I’m so thrilled and honored to be the blogger in the spotlight this week.

Head on over!

international blogger spotlight

You guys, it’s Friday.

I think we’ve all used our brains enough this week, don’t you?

To celebrate that fact, this post is full of babies and their celebrity parents and that’s it.

You’re welcome.

Little Penelope Disick was terribly embarrassed that her mother insisted on also wearing a diaper.

Little Penelope Disick questions her mother’s motives for also wearing a diaper.

 

North West would like to take this opportunity to say that in the 2 months she's been alive, she has not yet managed to get the hang of "the whole mascara thing" nor has she perfected her cat face and intends to wear a towel over her entire body until the matter is resolved. Thank you for your patience.

Determined to set herself apart from the rest of her family, 2-month old North West prefers to dress as demurely as possible

 

Young Samuel Affleck bet his mother that no paparazzi would be around to photograph him in his PJs. Naturally, now he's bummed that not only was he photographed in his PJs, he also owes his mother $5. Jennifer Garner is pretty pumped she just made $5.

Young Samuel Affleck bet his mother $5 that it was safe to leave the house in his PJs. Naturally, now he’s bummed that not only was he caught in his PJs, he also owes his mother $5. Jennifer Garner is pretty pumped she just made $5.

 

If you think this blue Alice in Wonderland/ Tweedle-Dee-esque outfit is wonky, Skyler Berman would like to show you the first 5 costumes Rachel Zoe tried to dress him in this morning before they reached this compromise.

If you think this blue Alice in Wonderland/ Tweedle-Dee-esque outfit is wonky, Skyler Berman would like to show you the first 5 costumes Rachel Zoe tried to dress him in this morning before they reached this compromise.

 

Gideon Harris is just sending you this friendly reminder that your life will never be as cool as his.

Gideon Harris is just sending you this friendly reminder that your life will never be as cool as his.

Have a glorious weekend, all.

Who’s your favorite celebrity baby?

Who’s your favorite celebrity?

Do you read gossip mags/ watch reality tv/ and all that? (I certainly do)