ShellieMay, that’s my girlfriend, likes the snooze button on my iPhone Clock App! As soon as the alarm goes off, I hear her sweet little voice say,
“Hit the snooze button again Duffy, please…”
… and off she goes back into her land of slumber for some, eh hem… extra “beauty rest”.
I don’t know what it is about ShellieMay and sleeping, but she sure likes it!
Little did I realize, and I don’t think ShellieMay knew it either, that asking me to hit the snooze button every morning would win her an Olympic Gold Medal!
Yep, I know….. I can hardly believe it either!
I learned about the Olympic Sleeping Competition from one of my Twitter friends, @JappTheBear. @JappTheBear tweeted that he was in the #olympicsleeping #semifinal.
Even Duffy the Disney Bears need to keep their girlfriends happy. You see, I can’t always take ShellieMay to Walt Disney World with me, so I try hard to do nice things in other ways. (That’s Girlfriend 101…..) So when I saw that there was an Olympic Sleeping Competition, I had to find out more about it.
and @JappThe Bear said…
ShellieMay qualified from the picture that I posted on my Facebook account. She didn’t talk to me for awhile after I posted that picture, but now, she’s giving me lots of huggies and kisses!
My twitter conversation with Japp continued….
I was so excited I could hardly wait to tell ShellieMay that I forgot to see if @JapptheBear answered another one of my Twitter friends Pink Bunny, @pinbunnyr.
Well, I learned lots and lots about the Olympic Sleeping Competition. Olympic Sleeping is both a timed sport and a judged one too!
There were two main groups of judges. The first group of judges watched the clock to make sure the timing was counted right. The second group of judges was much larger. They had a really tough job. They had to judge lots of stuff in five (5) subjective categories. These categories were….
- Sleeping Style,
- Sleepwear Style…
- …and would you believe it… Snooze Button technique!!!
Snoring and Drooling are pretty complex categories. There’s all kids of snores. ShellieMay has developed quite a few of specialty snores, but she doesn’t really drool all that much. She’ll have to work on that for next time.
Sleeping Style is really interesting…. You know like – rolling over, hogging/not hogging the bed covers, looking dead to the world, sleeping with your eyes open and interesting movement during dream sequences. There are also You Can Sleep Anywhere or in Any Position and Sleep Walking judging categories. ShellieMay is pretty hardcore with this portion of the Sleeping Style judging. Some competitors brought soft beds or lounge chairs with TV sets. All ShellieMay brought was a pillow and blanket. I lent her my special blue binkie for luck. Pretty neat category ‘eh?
ShellieMay has great Sleepwear Style! Normally, ShellieMay would have been really excited about a Sleepwear Style portion of a sleeping competition. But, since we found out about the competition the last minute, she didn’t get to shop for any new sleepwear outfits. Yet, like I said, ShellieMay has great sleepwear style, so she enjoyed earning points for her pretty pajamas. Actually, she got lots of points because her pajamas reflected comfort, practically and… tada……. great style!
I think what really clinched the gold medal for ShellieMay was her snooze button reactions and response time. The snooze button judges said they can tell if the competitors were super genuine in their snooze button technique. I don’t think ShellieMay gave this part of the competition a second thought. After all, she uses the snooze button every day.
I was really happy ShellieMay got an Olympic Gold Medal. She hopes to compete again, but she has to wait 4 more years for this Olympic Competition to come around. I know– I know– what about the Olympics in 2 years? – well…. bears aren’t allowed to compete in the sleeping competition in the winter Olympics. Sleeping comes very natural to bears in the winter months, humans call it hibernation. The Summer Olympic Sleeping Competition is for bears that excel in their sleeping capabilities. Just about every bear could a win medal in a winter Olympics.
Some take this Olympic Achievement very lightly, after all, who doesn’t like to sleep. But since bears don’t normally sleep so much in the summer, this is a HUGE accomplishment for ShellieMay!
I was so proud of my ShellieMay that I had to put it out there on the TwitterVerse!
Now every morning when ShellieMay tells me to hit the snooze button, I do so with Gold Medal Olympic Pride!
Huggies to All!
A.K.A. Duffy the Disney Bear