Thursday, March 4, 2010

Staying awake..or alive

There was something intriguing about the poster I saw at the coffee shop today. It made me stop and think. It read ' What do you stay awake for?'
People had pretty diverse things to say.
Five said Jared Stevens(whoever he is!)
Seven said Adam Weber(football quarterback of the Univ of Minnesota Gopher`s team)
One said - For my son Duncan(incidentally, he is one of the cutest kids I`ve seen in a while. He plays with me while his Dad works at the coffee shop!)
One said Love.
Three said - for class! Huh!
And One said something that would put a sailor to shame!
It set me thinking. What do I stay awake for?
Let`s see..
A warm hug, a good book, soulful music, a hot cup of coffee in the morning, the monsoons, some friends, a warm hand clasp, chocolates, a walk in the snow, the smile of a two-year old, psychic highs that arise from distant possibilities(or impossibilities!) and The G. Not necessarily in that order though.

I wonder what you stay awake for..


Sraboney said...

I stay awake to watch TV alone...I like the 'me' time...

Passionate Goof said...

Let me try and list it here -
1. For some me time, these days that's the main reason, and possibly the only.

2. Finishing off my chores.

3. Getting some along time with the GP, if ever.

4. And if the BB is up real late ofcourse.

Most days now, i am too tiered to do it for anything else, but a long while back, I used to be up for
1. Late night calls.
2. Midnight chats.
3. Just an interesting movie or a book.
4. hanging out with friends.
5. because I was not feeling sleepy!

ani_aset said...

1. a good friend to ttalk to
2. giving hugs
3. studying :(

BK Chowla, said...

It may sound funny, but I stay awake to catch up with last news bulletin.

Smitha said...

I stay awake to finish the book I can't put down :)

Piper .. said...

Sraboney: That sounds so warm and comfy!

Goof: :) what I realized from your answers as well as those from the other mommies, is that being a mom is a full-time job! Hats off to you guys really! :):)

ani_aset: ha ha 'giving hugs' sounded so funny! :):) A good friend to talk to sounds great, but for me, not over telephone though. And what are you studying?

BK Chowla Sir: It doesnt sound funny at all. On the contrary, my dad would sometimes do the same too :)

Smitha: me too buddy!! Same pinch!
I`m reading 'The help' by Kathryn Stockett. It`s 'un-put-downable"!What are you reading these days?

ani_aset said...

i'm studying for CFA exam

Piper .. said...

CFA sounds great! You must be knowing probability and statistics then - how about giving me online lessons?? Like a dummies guide to statistics or something? :)

ani_aset said...

anytime :)

Anonymous said...

I stay awake to blog-hop... like now :)

Or when out with friends or family, or rarely watching TV or reading a book.

Anonymous said...

I stay awake to blog-hop... like now :)

Or when out with friends or family, or rarely watching TV or reading a book.

Mystic Margarita said...

I stay awake for - writing, books, movies, cuddling up with R, chatting with friends in India.
Sometimes I am forced to stay awake by popla who hates the very concept of sleep!

Jira said...

It is such a simple question, yet so difficult to answer.
I have to say I stay awake because I don't like to sleep!

Piper .. said...

IHM: Yeah, actually me too - the blog-hop I mean :)

Mystic: Give Popol a biiiiiig hug! :) Your answer seems so right! I cant explain that - but it does :)

Jira: Heyy!!! Long, long have you been, my friend?? Your PhD over?? Can we now officially call you Dr. Jira?? :):) Great to have you back!

Poonam J said...

Staying awake to capture all life has to offer..even at unearthy hours....i capture the silence, the barking of a stray dog,the sound of the beetle, a honk every now and then.....and i feel alive...somedays i stay awake to watch a movie, or finish the book that i cant let go off....feel better to be alive and awake...than just be awake becaz i live.....cute post Piper

Piper .. said...

Poonam Mam: I loveee the sights and sounds you`ve described! Oh how I miss home(India..)! How`ve you been Mam? Long time..

D said...

For conversations. With books, blogs and people.

Amrita said...

My turn now, i too thought i posted a comment on this post. Well i stay up late to read a novel only :) there is nothing else which can deprive me of sleep :D

Piper .. said...

D: actually me too - for conversations(in person only though). How have you been? Nice to see you here, D :):)

Amrita: hee hee :) I love to sleep as well :) even in the day time sometimes! :)