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17 January 2014 @ 10:49 am
Too early in the morning  
Do you have a favorite phrase for "too early in the morning"?

I used "o-dark-thirty" for ages but in the last few years I've taken to "stupid o'clock."
 
 
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Janet Miles, CAP-OMjanetmiles on January 17th, 2014 04:34 pm (UTC)
I love watching the sun rise - as I'm on my way to bed. (I have become much more responsible in my behavior and generally go to bed at 10:00 like a Good Do-Bee.)
Tom the Alien Cattomtac on January 20th, 2014 08:28 pm (UTC)
(I have become much more responsible in my behavior and generally go to bed at 10:00 like a Good Do-Bee.)

(And we are very proud of you. https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTJXt2U5lOp-TMKhNY8JZ6qZSaZs8CCswBjyftxY1vUr-2gBfcPgQ )
Tom the Alien Cattomtac on January 17th, 2014 07:00 pm (UTC)
I like that one. I too have a phrase, but it's really unrepeatable.

Still, I'd offer:
"Fishermen's Time", having been woken up at 4 am in a motel once by fishermen starting up their pickup trucks to get out on the water before the fish woke up.
"Twenty-Nine O'Clock", which is five hours past midnight, if midnight is "twenty-four o'clock".

... and refer back to "Guys and Dolls", when the lead sings "My Time of Day", which is just before dawn, but that's because he likes that time. So do I; I used to be a paperboy, and saw lots of stuff then.
Jim Hetley: portraitjhetley on January 17th, 2014 05:30 pm (UTC)
"The hour of the wolf." It's usually predawn, for me . . .
fatcookfatcook on January 17th, 2014 06:15 pm (UTC)
My Husband's "its still a quarter to bed!" Usually uttered any time he has to get up and it's still dark outside.
Jettewolfette on January 17th, 2014 08:13 pm (UTC)
"crack o' sparrow fart"

starcat_jewelstarcat_jewel on January 17th, 2014 08:50 pm (UTC)
I generally use "waytoogoddamnearly" -- yes, it's all one word.

"Stupid o'clock" -- is that from the Tanya Huff Enchantment Emporium books? One of my friends has started using that after reading them.
Janet Miles, CAP-OMjanetmiles on January 17th, 2014 09:06 pm (UTC)
Not consciously, as I've not read those books; I thought it was original to me, but I may have heard it from someone else and not remembered that.
Ayesha: me sortabrowngirl on January 17th, 2014 10:37 pm (UTC)
Stupid o'clock is a good one.

I know I have expressions I use but I only remember them when I get woken up at oh-fuck-o-clock! As it were :
Maggiesillymagpie on January 18th, 2014 02:34 am (UTC)
I've borrowed "[whatever] o'clock in the ack em" from Lee.
Syona aka the Silicon Shamansiliconshaman on January 18th, 2014 12:08 pm (UTC)
The only phrase I use that's repeatable in polite company is 'before coffee'... time is subjective after all.

[note for me, 4-5am is bedtime, and early is before 10am.]
cebceb on March 4th, 2014 10:03 pm (UTC)
"Oh God A.M." (and also "stupid o'clock")