If you haven’t guessed from title, I’m in uni—University of Texas to be exact. With that being said, I’ve come to the conclusion that I’m nocturnal.
What college students’ eyes don’t tear up when the first light of day hits their red (and often bagged) eyes?
However, like any college student, I do enjoy some elements of that dreadful time you civilians tend to call **wince** the morning.
Alana’s list of semi-tolerable aspects of mornings
- Coffee- Mmmmm. How can one not like coffee? It’s essentially over priced, hot caffeinated happiness, wrapped up in a disposable cup ready to be consumed by nocturnals all around the world. (If it has a Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Starbucks, or Blenz logo on it, even better.)
The blog, Stuff White People Like, said it best: “I promise you that the first person at your school to drink coffee was a white person. You could kind of tell they didn’t enjoy it, but they did it anyways until they liked it – like cigarettes.”
- Brunch- (Sorry, mom. I’ve never been a breakfast person. But if I wake up at 11, that makes my first meal breakfast…right?). For my family, brunch always meant Sunday mornings (and by mornings, I mean at 12pm) over at the grandparent’s house. The food was always the same: bagels, eggs, blintz casserole, fruit, and fresh juice.
Tell me this does not sound amazing: One everything bagel (obviously from a Jewish bagelry), toasted twice, cut in to 4ths, with tomato, avocado, lox, and a smidge of onion. Or if you’re not in to a s#!+ ton of carbs first thing in the morning, a two egg, one egg white Denver omelette with hash-browns, toast and fresh fruit sounds equally as delightful.
Brunch was made for the nocturnals. Who in their right mind wants to wake up and immediately dive in to lunch? That’s right. Nobody.
Brunch, my friends, is the answer to all of your worries.
… I spent at least twenty minutes trying to come up with a list of semi-decent aspects of the morning, and besides food, jack nothing came to mind. Whoops.
Sorry I’m not sorry, early risers. If you can think of anything remotely positive about that ungodly span of time between the hours of 6am and 12pm, be my guest.
I speak on behalf of the nocturnals out there when I say that night-time is our time to shine.