This morning started off pretty much like any other weekday morning, though I was a little happier than usual because I’m using half a vacation day to go to a writing workshop at the local community college. I was happy, but still kind of sluggish pre-caffeine intake. It takes a lot of caffeine to get me fully functional in the morning.
I was drying my hair when flames suddenly shot out of the hairdryer. That’s a wakeup! I turned it off quickly, and moved on to other parts of getting ready. I then turned it back on; in retrospect I realize this was a very bad idea, but I was distracted by thoughts of the writing workshop and the fast food breakfast I had decided to treat myself to since it’s Friday, and the giant Coke with said breakfast. Fortunately for me, the hair dryer didn’t shoot out flames again, just blasts of icy cold air. I’m not sure what was up with that. Maybe the flames from earlier cooked whatever is in there that makes it heat up? The blast of icy cold air was another wakeup, though not nearly as effective as the flames. Talk about an instant wakeup!
I was able to get the travel hairdryer out and still get my hair dried in time for work, so all is well on that front. I can’t remember when I bought this hairdryer, so I’m taking that as a sign that it did its job well for as long as could be expected. So may my hairdryer, whose final contribution was getting me fully awake in the morning, rest in peace.