Thursday, January 04, 2007

Thursday Thirteen (12th)

Stress is when you wake up screaming and you realize you haven't fallen asleep yet!

Thirteen Things to say when......

You are caught asleep at your desk!

#1 ~ I was looking at the desktop real close for my lost contact lens. I found it and I was trying to pick it up without using my hands.

#2 ~ errr, ummm, I ahh, there was a note inside my eyelids and I was trying to read it, yeah yeah that’s it that’s the ticket.

#3~ War flashbacks…guard duty, guard duty, heavy guard duty!

#4 ~ When I was leaving the blood bank they told me this might happen.

#5 ~ I was just taking a 15 minute power-nap like they raved about in that time management course you sent me to.

#6 ~ Phew! Guess I left the top off the liquid paper. (fumes) You probably got here just in time!

#7 ~ I wasn’t sleeping! I was meditating on the mission statement and envisioning a new paradigm.

#8 ~ I was testing my keyboard for drool resistance.

#9 ~ I was doing a highly specific Yoga exercise to relieve work-related stress. Are you discriminatory toward people who practice Yoga?

#10 ~ Why did you interrupt me? I had almost figured out a solution to our biggest problem!

#11 ~ Oh Wow! See what happens when you come in at five in the morning and the coffee machine is broken?

#12 ~ Somebody put decaf in the wrong pot!

I saved the best for last:

#13 ~ Raise your head and say Amen!

Get the Thursday Thirteen code here!
The purpose of the meme is to get to know everyone who participates a little bit better every Thursday. Visiting fellow Thirteeners is encouraged!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

thats a great list I love number 4 I'll have to try that some time lol have a great day.

January 03, 2007 8:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a contact lens wearer, I LOVED number 1!! Happy Thursday!

January 03, 2007 8:41 PM  
Blogger Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Love it! But... I hope it didn't actually happen to you.

Thanks for visiting West of Mars this week. Happy TT!

January 03, 2007 8:54 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Lol! that was real funny ... I love the last one ...

I'm up as well!

January 03, 2007 8:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hahahaha - I really like the last one :)

January 03, 2007 8:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great list...however I would have to have a list for falling asleep while standing....we're not suppose to sit down while teaching!! lol Happy TT!!

January 03, 2007 8:59 PM  
Blogger Karen said...

Those are a hoot! #1 in Utah works ;-)

Have a great day! Love & hugs!

January 03, 2007 9:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think I've used #4 before LOL

January 03, 2007 9:22 PM  
Blogger Rashenbo said...

Lol! Great list... 13 is definitely a good one... that one and the yoga move :D

Thanks for the chuckle. I enjoyed reading your list.

January 03, 2007 9:31 PM  
Blogger Mama Duck said...

Ha, that is way too funny!!

January 03, 2007 9:42 PM  
Blogger Scribbit said...

Amen--chuckle. That would be good.

January 03, 2007 10:15 PM  
Blogger mistihollrah said...

Love the quote at the beginning...

January 03, 2007 10:27 PM  
Blogger LZ Blogger said...

I don't do these... but yours was nice! And by the way a VERY Happy New Year to you TOO! ~ jb///

January 03, 2007 10:47 PM  
Blogger Girlie said...

LOL. This is really funny. thanks for sharing.

January 03, 2007 11:02 PM  
Blogger Joan said...

I think 4 and 7 are my favorites. Throwing around the current buzzwords never hurts.

January 03, 2007 11:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

lol funny list! Happy T13 :)

January 03, 2007 11:28 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

funny funny list..mine is up as well

January 03, 2007 11:45 PM  
Blogger The Cosmic Kid said...

I lagughed really hard at #13.

I can definitely relate to #4 though!! Here at the University of Michigan we have a "Blood Battle" against Ohio State every year that lasts a week. So, I give blood at the beginning of the week...and use the tape/gauze whenever I need to get out of a class for the rest of the week. I've only done it a few times, but it works! haha.

January 03, 2007 11:50 PM  
Blogger Susan said...

#8 is my fave - very fun! tks for visiting my TT - happy new year!

January 03, 2007 11:52 PM  
Blogger ms-teacher said...


As far as your A student goes, tell him that teachers do appreciate the overachievers as unfortunately, we often deal with too many underachievers.

January 03, 2007 11:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, those are great. I may have to use a few of them at work tomorrow. Lazy Daisy

January 04, 2007 12:20 AM  
Blogger Lisa said...

Love this list - will have to use some of these excuses over the coming weeks - still getting over Christmas and New Year

January 04, 2007 12:22 AM  
Blogger Toffee K. Ripple Fuzzypants & Feline American Angels said...

Gosh ... I really wish that those worked when Mom gets home from a hard day teachin' and finds that I haven't left my perch on the back of the couch ...

January 04, 2007 12:26 AM  
Blogger Dane Bramage said...

LOL! Those were great. I actually fell asleep in a meeting with my boss. I had a real excuse, it was sleep apnea. (It makes you snore loud too!)

Thanks for visiting my T13 #24 New Years Resolution Edition

January 04, 2007 12:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Awesome list. Those are hilarious. :)

January 04, 2007 1:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Personally, I prefer, "I'm taking a nap. Whaddaya gonna do, fire me?"



"You know, waking someone unnecessarily isn't a capital offense... the first time." *glare*


January 04, 2007 1:49 AM  
Blogger Barbara said...

#13 is definitely the best!! :)

January 04, 2007 1:55 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

LOL!Those are too funny! If I drink decaf in the morning, I'd probably be falling back asleep too! :)

My T13
is up!

January 04, 2007 2:20 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

you have saved me. i imagine i might use some of these for those ridiculous corporate mandatory ed classes.
thanks for visiting my tt.

January 04, 2007 2:33 AM  
Blogger Nathalie said...

Wonderful TT! You really made me laugh :)

Have a great Thursday!

January 04, 2007 2:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ROFL! Your list cracked me up. Happy TT!

Mine's up, too -- it's a list of words and phrases I loathe. :)

January 04, 2007 4:03 AM  
Blogger Caylynn said...

LOL! :D Those are great! Thanks for the laughs. :)

January 04, 2007 4:12 AM  
Blogger Anne said...

I love this list! Thanks for visiting my TT!

January 04, 2007 4:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LOL, I love the one about the liquid paper fumes!

Happy TT and thanks for stopping by

January 04, 2007 5:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a hilarious list! LOL Thanks for stopping by :)

January 04, 2007 5:46 AM  
Blogger Tink said...

Hahaha, great list! Thanks for a good laugh, I needed that!
Thank you for visiting my TT.

January 04, 2007 6:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Classic! I LOVED #13!

January 04, 2007 6:31 AM  
Blogger Monica said...

Welcome back, Miss Raggedy!

I had faith...never took you off the blogroll! :)

January 04, 2007 7:09 AM  
Blogger ann said...

I love #13 - I have a small figurine that I always kept on my desk at work. It said, "A day hemmed in prayer seldom unravels." That is now one of my favorite sayings! What could be better than praying over your work?!

January 04, 2007 7:13 AM  
Blogger Di said...

I haven't worked in about four they STILL use "paradigm"? Ugh! I think that word should be banned from corporate use.

January 04, 2007 7:25 AM  
Blogger Marcia (123 blog) said...


Thanks for stopping by my place!

loved the list

January 04, 2007 7:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Those are hysterical! Great list :)

January 04, 2007 7:52 AM  
Blogger Sonny said...

That's a great list! I maybe need it some day at college... =)

Hugs and Happy TT from Germany,
Happy New Year to you and yours!

P.S: My TT is up too! Please visit! Sweet like Kitty

January 04, 2007 8:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love this list. I'm so gonna use some of these (except I'll use them at home for now).

January 04, 2007 8:31 AM  
Blogger Lisa @ The Plain-Spoken Pen said...

Oh, man, that's hilarious. Thanks for the laugh as I'm dragging myself in to work this morning! If I don't go find some coffee soon, I'll be using some of these today.

January 04, 2007 8:50 AM  
Blogger Sparky Duck said...

Im using the Blood Bank one the next time I have to

January 04, 2007 8:51 AM  
Blogger Carina said...

Classic! I'll have to share them with my hubby.

January 04, 2007 8:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LOLOLOL! #8 is by far my favorite!

Thanks for the laugh!

January 04, 2007 9:03 AM  
Blogger Carmen said...

i usually just say "i was thinking, and concentrating reall hard!"

January 04, 2007 9:07 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

ROFL!!! That is awesome! I'm printing this off and sticking it in my office.

Thanks for stopping by my site!

January 04, 2007 9:10 AM  
Blogger Sonny said...

Here you are: A big bowl of freshly made (yesterday) Vanilla-Ice-cream! Smoothie! *Yummy*

I hope you'll stop by on and off for another bowl!


January 04, 2007 9:11 AM  
Blogger Amanda said...

LOL! That was a great list! Thanks for visiting my TT

January 04, 2007 9:15 AM  
Blogger N. Mallory said...

I knew someone who used #13 when he fell asleep in a class at a Christian college. The professor really couldn't argue with him...teehee...

Happy TT and thanks for stopping by my TT!

January 04, 2007 9:20 AM  
Blogger Melissa said...

The last one is my favorite and made me chuckle! Thanks for stopping by my TT!

January 04, 2007 9:30 AM  
Blogger Angela/SciFiChick said...

Too funny!

January 04, 2007 9:33 AM  
Blogger Angela Robinson said...

Great list...especially the last one! Did you actually come up with those yourself?!

January 04, 2007 9:36 AM  
Blogger Cliff said...

Good stuff Raggedy, Also sorry about your loss. Seems like you two had a special kind of bond.

January 04, 2007 9:44 AM  
Blogger Joely Sue Burkhart said...

Giggles, what a great list! Happy TT!

January 04, 2007 9:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ah, the perils of qwertyitis, when you have a keyboard imprint on your cheek...

January 04, 2007 9:56 AM  
Blogger Vickie said...

Good Morning Cool One that is a great list.

Thanks for sharing. :)

January 04, 2007 10:06 AM  
Blogger Leah said...

What a fun list. I can totally use some of this excuses right now. Work is so hard to do after a long holiday and joyful vacation.

January 04, 2007 10:09 AM  
Blogger Nature Girl said...

That was awesome! I needed a laugh today..Thank you so much! My TT is up as well.

January 04, 2007 10:37 AM  
Blogger tiggerprr said...

Bloodbank one was hilarious! :)

January 04, 2007 10:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lol! Excellent answers :o) And of course you'd manage to say them with a straight face!

~ Laquet ~

January 04, 2007 11:26 AM  
Blogger Lori said...

Love it! Very funny!

January 04, 2007 11:55 AM  
Blogger Ed Bremson, MFA said...

ha ha, funny stuff

January 04, 2007 12:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LOL!!! Thanks for stopping by my TT. I really liked the last one on the list, I think that would make some people feel pretty silly. :)

January 04, 2007 12:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What an entertaining list. I love it. Happy TT & Happy New Year!

January 04, 2007 12:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LOL! I actually fell asleep while teaching kindergarten. That's hard to do! I was sitting in the story circle waiting for the kids to gather around and the side effect of my cold medicine took over! Never took that again while working. Happy New Year!

January 04, 2007 12:14 PM  
Blogger -atomik kitten said...

4, 6, and 8 are hilarious!! LOL

Thanks for stopping by my TT!

January 04, 2007 12:23 PM  
Blogger Deb @ Sugarfused said...

Hey girl! Welcome back!

January 04, 2007 12:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I accidentally fell asleep in my Biology class in high school once, and I snapped awake and declared to the rest of the class, "I'm awake!" I was sooooo embarassed. :)

January 04, 2007 12:31 PM  
Blogger Skunkfeathers said...

Just tell 'em a little catnap prepared you to be fresh and ready for your supervisor's next project ;)

January 04, 2007 12:44 PM  
Blogger Sunflower said...

that is so funny!
Thanks for sharing!

I will Exercise for Comments!

January 04, 2007 2:11 PM  
Blogger Jamie Dawn said...

I came by earlier, but was unable to leave a comment.

Those are very funny!

I read down a bit. Brrrrr!! The snow looks pretty, but it's toooo cold for me! We've had no snow, thank goodness.

I am so sorry for your profound loss of Orville. Death of loved ones is such a traumatic blow to our lives. Your post was beautiful.

January 04, 2007 2:25 PM  
Blogger Dolores said...

What a creative list. I had a coworker a few years ago who used to fall asleep at her desk on a regular basis. I've sent her a link. :)

Thanks also for visiting my first foray into the world of TT.

January 04, 2007 2:28 PM  
Blogger Blog said...

Good one. Number 13 was, indeed, the kicker! ;)

January 04, 2007 2:47 PM  
Blogger Barb said...

I need to send those to my son! Thanks for dropping by :)

January 04, 2007 2:52 PM  
Blogger Crazy Working Mom said...

*LOL* That was a GREAT list!

Thanks for stopping by.

Happy TT!

January 04, 2007 3:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great list! I needed a good giggle today...Thanks! Happy Thursday and thanks for visiting!

January 04, 2007 3:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Great list!

January 04, 2007 3:31 PM  
Blogger Judy Callarman, Scrabble Has-Been said...

That is a great list! My personal favorite is #4.

January 04, 2007 4:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LOL a great T13- thanks for dropping by mine
lovin' this getting to find new people new blogs through the 13 !!

January 04, 2007 5:17 PM  
Blogger Amy Ruttan said...

#7 I need to use #7. I was so trying not to fall asleep at my desk today, and #7 is full of big obscure words lawyers like to use.

Happy TT!
Thanks for dropping by mine!

January 04, 2007 5:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sooo funny. Happy TT and new year to you!

January 04, 2007 6:05 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

hahahah that had me cracking up! Awesome list (did you come up with those?)

Thanks for stopping by Snarkypants. Have a great weekend!

January 04, 2007 6:15 PM  
Blogger Mary said...

Too funny! I am going to send those to my husband. Happy TT and thanks for visiting mine! :O)

January 04, 2007 6:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like it a lot!!!! I actually caught a power nap today. Luckily I was only babysitting at the time and no one walked in... :o)
Thanks for stopping by!

January 04, 2007 6:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great list. I'll try to remember some of them when I'm caught out.
Thanks for visiting my TT.

January 04, 2007 6:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow! Excellent list! Very funny. I loved thinking about the mission statement and envisioning a new paradigm.

January 04, 2007 7:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

13 is good, I love 5 though. It's their fault!

January 04, 2007 7:42 PM  
Blogger Sword Mama said...

That was great! Your 13s are always so funny! :)

January 04, 2007 7:47 PM  
Blogger Tonya said...

Ohh too funny .. I love the last one.

January 04, 2007 7:48 PM  
Blogger Diane said...

I loved #13!

January 04, 2007 8:04 PM  
Blogger Cindy Swanson said...

(96 comments??? golly moses!!!)

These are great, Raggedy! Thanks for visiting my TT!

January 04, 2007 8:15 PM  
Blogger Lori's Light Extemporanea said...

Way, way too funny!

January 04, 2007 8:40 PM  
Blogger Lindsey said...

Great!! Number 8 was my favorite!!

January 04, 2007 8:43 PM  
Blogger Marcia (MeeAugraphie) said...

Thank you for swinging by my TT list. I cannot believe I almost missed your list. So funny. I loved the yoga and number 13 and could at least pull off the blood bank one with a straight face.

January 04, 2007 9:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How cool I am #99.
I love this list - the contact lens one was great.
I am passing this on to a friend who does a lotta late nights.
Thanks for swinging by my site.
Take care,

January 04, 2007 9:40 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

These are hysterical!

January 04, 2007 9:43 PM  
Blogger Cafe Cats said...

4 & 7! LOL those were great!

January 04, 2007 9:53 PM  
Blogger Gina said...

Very funny! I like that yoga bit =P
Thanks for stopping by my blog site! Happy Thirteening!

January 04, 2007 10:20 PM  
Blogger alisonwonderland said...

excellent TT! besides #13, i like #7 the best! thanks for making me laugh today!

thanks also for visiting my list!

January 04, 2007 10:36 PM  
Blogger Erin the Innocent said...

LOL This is great *s* there are a few on that list I'd like to try.

January 04, 2007 10:58 PM  
Blogger K said...

#13 made me laugh! A great list!

January 05, 2007 1:54 AM  
Blogger Walker said...

Funny girl. but I am writing them down in my excuses list.
I think I have worn down "What I have gone home yet"?

Have a nice day

January 05, 2007 2:54 AM  
Blogger Dragonheart, Merlin, Devi, and Chloe said...

Very funny! :) Those are great. :)

January 05, 2007 2:55 AM  
Blogger Celfyddydau said...

I love these. Wonder how many I can get away with.

January 05, 2007 4:38 AM  
Blogger Samantha said...

THANKYOU! LOL I work a desk job, graveyard shift, at a hotel. These excuses will come in handy! WOOHOO! Also, thanks for visiting my TT yesterday! I've been trying to visit everyone, it's tough because there are sooooooo many :)

January 05, 2007 5:14 AM  
Blogger Darla said...

LOL! Great excuses! I loved #10.

January 05, 2007 7:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Holy Cow, you have 111 comments! You have been busy.

There are so FUNNY! I liked the paradigm shift one. Hope you are sleeping now.

January 05, 2007 8:18 AM  
Blogger Amy said...

this made me really laugh! i may have to print that one out! i love the drool resistance one...haha! thanks for the visit!

January 05, 2007 8:26 AM  
Blogger Trish Ess said...

Lovin' it!

Thanks for visiting my TT!

January 05, 2007 8:42 AM  
Blogger Barbara said...

LOL! Great list.

January 05, 2007 8:52 AM  
Blogger Lindsey said...

Haha! I think I'll try number 4...

Thanks for visiting my T13!

January 05, 2007 9:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh my God, that was hilarious. You should be a comedy writer... Thanks for visiting me :)

January 05, 2007 9:44 AM  
Blogger Justice Fergie said...

hilarious! i totally could have used some of these when i was preggars and could barely stay awake after 3 pm :)

happy friday and thanks for visiting!

January 05, 2007 10:04 AM  
Blogger My Busy Life said...

That was great! I good a good chuckle out of that list. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

January 05, 2007 10:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cute list! I love the Amen one!

Thanks for visiting mine!

January 05, 2007 10:56 AM  
Blogger Shawna said...

Those are good! I take you may have tried a few of these LOl

January 05, 2007 11:00 AM  
Blogger FreddieGirl said...

the blood bank one - i like it! public service and goofing off, all in one.

January 05, 2007 11:23 AM  
Blogger Amy said...

Great list. My favorite was the power nap. Too bad that excuse doesn't work for my daughter....

Thanks for visiting and happy T13!

January 05, 2007 11:29 AM  
Blogger Jill said...

I always fight not to fall asleep at work! Now, if the envy is too strong, I have good excuse!!

January 05, 2007 11:56 AM  
Blogger Lara said...

what's funniest about this is that i *just* got caught asleep in the faculty lounge yesterday at school. i think my excuse was that i was really cold (well, i was - i was still wearing my coat with the hood up and everything), and by folding myself over with my head on the desk i could stay warm while considering the kids' next assignment. :-P at least it wasn't in the middle of a class!

thanks for stopping by my site! i hope you get a chance to come visit again! :)

January 05, 2007 12:06 PM  
Blogger Ankur said...

This is hilarious! I've got to remember some of these for when i fall asleep in class

January 05, 2007 12:07 PM  
Blogger Christine said...

:) Thanks for the comment, and for making me smile with your TT!!!

When hubby got home, it looked like a toy store had exploded in our living room. Heh. ;)

January 05, 2007 12:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My hubby actual feel asleep in a meeting yesterday!! I amn going to email him your list, lol. Good job!

January 05, 2007 1:51 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

Oh my...I just know I've used some of those excuses at The last one is definitely the best one!

January 05, 2007 2:18 PM  
Blogger An Ordinary Mom said...

What a fun and amusing list! I loved #8.

Happy TT!

January 05, 2007 3:18 PM  
Blogger Hen Jen said...

What a funny topic! I liked #6, and #13 is regularly used by the bible college guys who are in and out of our house...I think they have perfected the pondering/spiritual masked sleeping pose. Till they fall out of their seat that is...

Jenny in Ca

January 05, 2007 3:53 PM  
Blogger cube said...

LOL! I need a nap after reading this ;-)

January 05, 2007 4:03 PM  
Blogger Sue said...

Those are hysterical. Thanks for the laugh.

Thanks for visiting!

January 05, 2007 4:06 PM  
Blogger Cinnimin said...

lol, I like this idea! It made me laugh! Thank you for the comment! And don't worry about scarring them, THEY chase the cats off the bed.

January 05, 2007 4:54 PM  
Blogger Dallas Blue said...

that's hilarious! i like the last one the best!

January 05, 2007 5:48 PM  
Blogger Penny said...

Cute list! I love it!
Thanks for visiting my TT.

January 05, 2007 6:29 PM  
Blogger ~**Dawn**~ said...

thanks for the giggle! =)

and for stopping by my T13 & leaving a comment. =) hope you have a great weekend!

January 05, 2007 7:37 PM  
Blogger JAM said...

Cheeze Whiz you've got a lot of comments! You must visit every T13er out there. This is a great list. I keep a Bible on my desk, it comes in handy during stressful times. But now, I'm thinking I might could get away with the "Amen" bit.

January 05, 2007 8:20 PM  
Blogger Teena in Toronto said...

I'll have to remember these for the next time I snooze at the office :)

Thanks for stopping by mine!

January 05, 2007 8:44 PM  
Blogger Rachelle said...

hilarious! :D


January 06, 2007 1:38 AM  
Blogger Heather in Beautiful BC said...

Hey Raggedy, that's a great list!

Thanks for stopping by my 3rd TT - I can see I have a LONG way to go - how on earth do you get over a million hits on your site meter???? And 140+ comments - wow, I'm amazed.

I'm linking you if you don't mind :) perhaps some of it will rub off... I'll be back to read more once I've caught up from my weeks holiday!

January 06, 2007 3:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hahahaha! That's GREAT!

Thanks for stopping by!

January 06, 2007 12:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love it! Especially 13. Wish I'd thought of that in high school.
Thanks for stopping by mine as well. Cheers!

January 07, 2007 1:18 AM  
Blogger MommasWorld said...

That was funny! Number 11 made me laugh loudest. Mine would have been "Ouch, I must have banged my head on the desk too hard. It was out of frustration that you wont upgrade my super slow computer."

Have a GREAT day!

January 07, 2007 2:29 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

LOL, really cute list!

January 07, 2007 4:01 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

oh my goodness those were freaking hilarious!!!

January 07, 2007 5:08 PM  

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