Luckily it's been lots of hours but not many all nighters like earlier in the series. Until last Sunday that is. I was at home watching scary shows on television while working...fully expecting mario to come home. So of course he called to tell me he would be working through the night!
I was already freaked out. It's that time of year that I watch ghost shows and I'm always a sucker for real life murder mysteries. So of course I was watching the murder mystery that was about the woman at home alone, who's home gets broken into and she is killed. Figures. Of course this is after I had watched some ghost hunters and some other murdery shows.
At that point I knew I should just stay up. I had work to do still and there was no way in hell that I would be sleeping that night. I think I made it to about 5am. That's when I started fading, but I figured at that point I was tired enough to get in bed and fall right asleep without worrying if someone was going to break in and kill me. I started the normal door locking routine...checking twice because I had also watched that show where the husband and wife both think the other had locked the doors and a dude broke in and she woke up to a man standing at the end of the bed then beat them both and WHY DO I KEEP WATCHING THESE SHOWS!!!!
Doors are locked. Windows have been checked. I get in bed and then realize that it might be smart to have a weapon close by. Well, I just happen to have this wooden vase on the dresser...
So, I moved the vase down to the floor next to the bed. Easy for me to get to and fairly concealed. My secret weapon...if you don't happen to think that a big wooden vase next to the bed is weird. I felt pretty good.
Then I realized that there was a pain in the ass fly in the bedroom. So I went to the kitchen and got the fly swatter. I killed the little jerk. Flushed him and then realized that I might keep the fly swatter next to the bed also just in case. It's not going to knock an intruder out, but I can certainly bitch slap them around. Yup weapon number two!
I felt confident. I fell asleep pretty easily. Only to wake up two hours later to Mario climbing into bed. A quick kiss and I was already passing out again... then Mario noticed something.
Mario - "Why is the fly swatter in the bedroom?"
Me - "Killed a fly"
Mario - "Ah"
Me - "and for protection"
Mario - "Think a little swatting is going to stop someone?"
Me - "It's to discourage an intruder"
Mario - "Do I need to get you a tazer?"
Me - "Nah I have this!" (pulling up the wooden vase from next to the bed)
Mario - "I was wondering where that went....Do you really think a hollow lightweight vase is really stopping anyone? It's just gonna echo and bounce off their head when you hit them with it"
Me - "Look it works really well in my head. Plus I swing really hard...cause I'm strong!"
Mario - "Go back to bed...Thank god I don't have to pull all nighters very often. I was already in the house and in bed before you noticed! You were kissing me before you even opened your eyes to see who it was."
Me - "Shut it or I'll hit you with my vase!"