Monday, October 16, 2006

Moments with Mum... (1)

My bedroom is in darkness and I sent my mum an email earlier to remind her to buy new globes, her response;

"Did you have a lightbulb moment? Hahahahaha!"

I have this proclivity for falling asleep in the car in the mornings when I'm not driving to work. As much as I may be ruining my chances at snagging a spouse here, I have to be honest and admit I'm not an attractive sleeper; mouth open, head lolling from side to side, no prince charming is going to want to exercise his chivalric muscle.

"When you fall asleep like that, you look spastic. The other commuters must think I'm on my way to drop my daughter off at Special School."

Ah, I love my mum.

36 comments:

Muhammad said...

Haha... Your mum is So Cool. :P

be careful, next time you fall asleep you'll be enlisted into a the Gauteng vegetable competition :P

Probably win first prize too :P

Well that's my dig for the day.

M.

The K-man said...

lol@lightbulb moment and spouse snagging.

Your mum rocks and your prince charming will just have to exercise his "chivalric muscle" to close your mouth whilst fixing your head in place. :)

K

kimya said...

lol

*light-bulb moment*

aaah...
so this is the gene pool, hey

haPpy spLaShin

Anonymous said...

sweet*

Anonymous said...

lol@lightbulb.
your mum is cute man!
awesome :)

i could never fall asleep in traffic...so i used to people-watch instead.
it was interesting...there was a lady...whenever she would have to pause in traffic, she would always peek at herself in the rearview mirror....all the time...without fail. i used to go nuts watching her do it.
then there was a couple of other people eating their cereal while driving...
my fave were the ones that used to sleep with their mouth's open...with drool coming out...i often wished i had a piece of kit-kat and that i was in close proximity to stick in there...just to see what they would do(psychotic..i know..but it was a crazy thought at 6am in the morning...the time i get my craziest thoughts).

dam, i miss jhb and people-watching in the midst of traffic.

Z said...

hehe...points to the mum!
yikes man, i'd have trouble falling asleep in front of ANYONE let alone traffic naps!
yes yes after the gargoyle on prayer mats post clearly some work to do here! :P

oh and fatima - i didnt know you were a voyeur? ;p

Bilal said...

Aah, soo schweet:-P
It looks like this week has become post about family blog week:)

Ruby :) said...

Bilal: now that you mention it, i guess we all Proud to have family.. Its wierd though, that we all have written something about our family though hey?

Z said...

ruby: obviously,you're not following our incestous blogging community closely enough...i havent posted a sweeeeeet family post at all i dont think!
and i dont reckon i will
im dissapointed in the scientists research capabilities :)

'liya said...

At least you don't fall asleep WHILE you're driving..

I've observed many people looking like crazies when they're sleeping in the car. Maybe it's just a car thing? Or do you always sleep looking like that ? :D

cellardoor said...

LOL - i bet u drool in ur sleep 2??

yes yes, sadly i speak from experience

Ruby :) said...

Z; i apologise profusely.. guess the scientist in me is sleep-deprived and not very attentive right now..

saaleha said...

I take solace in that Angelina Jolie drools in her sleep.

God's fair like that.

Death, farting, burping and the need to answer nature regularly, are the great levellers, along with the fact that absolutely everyone looks shite first thing in the morning.

qdee said...

cute...
my mum has recently become acquainted with my flash disk :)
they're inseparable now...

Hanna said...

firstly.. what's a globe??? lol.. haha, I'm sure ur sleeping self isn't THAT bad! Bed hair is hot anyway!!

saaleha said...

hanna - a globe is to lightbulb what a robot is to trafficlight, a souf-efricanism:)

I love your name by the way, if i'm ever blessed with a daughter, so shall she be named (and i'm not just saying that coz i want you to bequest stuff to me in your will ;p)

zee said...

awwww....your mum sounds awesome.
its so great that u guys have such a close relationship:)

nice saals:)

mortalmuslim said...

salamzzzzzzzz
wow!!hehe
sleep well to the work!!

Anonymous said...

Not everyone looks shit when they wake up hey...

www.alpham3.blogspot.com

saaleha said...

alpham3-

Mr R?

:)

aren't you or whoever you're waking up next to fortunate:)

you may well be the exceptions to the rule.

antonym said...

Funny mummy.

Also psychic, to know what other drivers think. Unless they shout spaz at you?

Hanna said...

aw, thanks! "Hanna" isnt even my first name actually.. it's like.. my third name lol, but I thought I'd use it to maintain a little anonymity as my blogs are too personal to share with loads of ppl who KNOW me :O

queen_Lestat said...

lol I wish I could sleep, let alone sleep in the car :/

Everyone sing with me (to the tune of the Italian national anthem)"in-som-nia, iiin-som-nia, iiiii-som-niiiiiiia"

brainhell said...

As long as polygamy doesn't upset you (or my WIFE?!), come to California and I'll be chivalrous.

Anonymous said...

Ur mum sounds bril :) sleepin in cars early in the morn is a way of life esp wid da traffic probs *sigh* only one prob...I cnt sleep argh :)
HAppy zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzssssssssssss

Ahmed said...

Eid Mubarak! :)

Bilal said...

Eid Mubarak!

Cevris said...

Eid Mubarak to you and your family, Saaleha! :D

Cevris:)

Anonymous said...

hey belated EID MUBARAK!!!
hope was awesome day with lotsa yummy food:)

Hanna said...

Hey girl, hope u had a good Eid.. are u planning to update any time soon?

Saaleha said...

I love your mom too!

Faaiq said...

speaking of mums... well my mum's mum stays with us. she asked me the other day why i left my key in my room door on the inside. she wanted to get my washing basket.
i asked her politely - how can i be outside of my room and leave my key in the door on the inside? AND SHE ACTUALLY WANTED TO EXPLAIN?!?! she gave up after thinking about it. :p love u naani :D

Dreamlife said...

is there a part 2 to this post?

Haider Droubi said...

v:)

sumayya said...

saal, where are u?
and where's the 'lunchbar' post?
;)

cheesemeister said...

That's how I sleep too!

Profane. Profound. What's your poison?