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    Cyburbian michaelskis's avatar
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    Morning person or night person?

    They, whom ever they are, say that some people are night people and some people are morning people. Personally I am more of a night person, but I still wake up naturally at 5am... I just have more energy to do stuff at night.

    What about you? Morning or night person?
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    Morning - without an alarm clock.

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    Quote Originally posted by JNA View post
    Morning - without an alarm clock.
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    Morning, without an alarm clock, but I often get a burst of energy between 9 and 9:30 at night. I think that's from working second shift many, many years ago, and that was the beginning of "count down to quitting time".

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    Quote Originally posted by JNA View post
    Morning - without an alarm clock.
    Ditto.

    It's Saturday, and like any Saturday I was up at 5:30 and on my morning walking rounds of about 6 miles and home in time before anybody else is even stirring. I will do the same on Sunday but the walk is a run.

    I just seem to get so much more accomplished before noon. I loved it when I had Mondays off of work (and then later switched to Fridays off) because there was really nothing in my way to getting things accomplished on those mornings.
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    Up until maybe a year ago I would have easily said morning. Now I am neither. I want to go to bed early and get up late....
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    Morning person. No question.

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    Naturally a night person, who's adjusted over the years between working and now hitched to an anal morning person (I'm still trying to understand his compulsion to wake me at 5:45 a.m. on July 4th to tell me the a/c was on the fritz again...)

    When RJ's out of town, I find myself staying up later and later.

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    Quote Originally posted by WSU MUP Student View post
    Ditto.

    It's Saturday, and like any Saturday I was up at 5:30 ......
    You are wasting an hour to an hour and a half every day. I'm up between 4:00 and 4:30 each morning...weekdays and weekends notwithstanding how much I drank the night before.

    What are you gonna do?

    I will ignore the "anal morning person" comment.
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    Quote Originally posted by Richmond Jake View post
    You are wasting an hour to an hour and a half every day. I'm up between 4:00 and 4:30 each morning...weekdays and weekends notwithstanding how much I drank the night before.
    You are wasting good sleeping time! Nothing is even open at 4:30 a.m. Oh, wait a minute. I should get you to go to Wal-Mart when I need something, the checkout lines are probably really short at 4:30. Brilliant! Thanks, RJ!

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    Sometimes there are not enough hours in the day to get everything done so I'm both a morning and an evening person.
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    I'm more of a night person. I will often stay late at work because I'll get a burst of energy in the late afternoon/early evening.

    I think the combination of college as well as working third-shift for about six months after college helped contribute to this pattern. When I worked third-shift, the 3pm-10pm hour was my downtime/awake-at-home hour, the 10pm-7am timeslot was when I worked, and the 8am-3pm timeslot was when I slept.
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    Morning. No alarm clock needed. 10:30 a.m. is peak energy time, it's all downhill after that. Unfortunately, the wife's day only starts about then.
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    Quote Originally posted by Zoning Goddess View post
    Naturally a night person, who's adjusted over the years between working and now hitched to an anal morning person (I'm still trying to understand his compulsion to wake me at 5:45 a.m. on July 4th to tell me the a/c was on the fritz again...)

    When RJ's out of town, I find myself staying up later and later.
    Ditto!

    Hubby is up no later than 5:30 every day, usually earlier, regardless of day of the week. If he's not awake by then, he's sick and should be taken to the emergency room.

    I am a night person. I prefer to clean, do household chores, etc in the evenings. Mornings, especially on weekends, are for sleeping in! When hubby's traveling, I'm up really late, sleep in and also complain a lot more about having to go to work in the morning.
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    Quote Originally posted by Zoning Goddess View post
    Naturally a night person, who's adjusted over the years between working and now hitched to an anal morning person (I'm still trying to understand his compulsion to wake me at 5:45 a.m. on July 4th to tell me the a/c was on the fritz again...)

    When RJ's out of town, I find myself staying up later and later.
    Me too. I like to go to sleep no earlier than 11pm, frequently midnight or 1am. I am not a morning person at all. The day should start no earlier than 10am. Thankfully I don't have to be at the office until 9:30 and I usually putz around until my caffeine has kicked in. RT is also a night person. The baby and my partner are crack of down rooster types who sleep at 9pm. Guess who gets up with the baby in the morning? It ain't me!
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    I am the morning person. Mrs. P is NOT a morning person. I am her alarm clock.
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    I am definitely a night person.

    However, when I do wake up early, I am usually still a pretty happy guy. I'm not one of those cranky morning people.
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    My natural tendency is to 'do more' and increase the amount of time I spend engaging in various activities. This must come at the expense of something, so sleep is usually the first thing to go. So I guess I'm a night person by nature, but am also a 'zero to 60' type in the morning (but can certainly be cranky while 'going 60')
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    I'm very much a night person.

    I guess I like staying up late because I view at as being a time where I don't have to do anything or be bothered with business.

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    Nigh tperson here. Like many here, I find the late night hours to be one of the only times I get to be alone with my own thoughts. Which I often feel I need in order to process the day. I'm also fairly cranky in the morning, thought I try my best not to be too annoying to the rest of the family. My wife is very much a morning person. She keeps telling me how great it is and how I should get up earler with her, but its just so hard to turn off the day sometimes. I need some me time to close out to books, so to speak.
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    I'm normally up and 6 am and finally crash between 11:30 and midnight. However, I'm on autopilot until about 9 am
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    Hello! I'm night City Planner

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