Ear Worms

Good Morning world and thanks for tuning in to another day here on Planet Magnet!

And by Jupiter its an EARLY morning and no mistake.

Last night I went to bed knowing that I was to get up early. Now this isn’t usually a problem for me but on occasion my sleep behaviour gets weird and as soon as it realises I have to wake up early for something specific then it doesn’t let me sleep. Especially when I go to bed and all that is twisting around my head is a worm of darkest depths of memory and/or most peculiar origins:

One fine day in the middle of the night, two dead men got up to fight. Back to back they faced each other, drew their swords and shot each other…..

Go figure!

I have zero idea where that came from but boy it sure was annoying!

Eventually I suppose I must have fallen asleep (albeit fitful) after shutting down for the night at about 9.30 or so having exchanged a few text messages with different people whilst trying to read some pages of my new book, Uncommon People and drink some water to insure I didn’t get too thirsty during the night – oh such are the follies of us young middle aged folk 😉

However, a broken sleep is not what I was looking for and certainly not one that led me to be wide awake at 3.45am with yet another ear worm going round and round and round.

That said, an ear worm can be okay, but I always think it’s nice to know more than two lines of the ear worm song and of those two lines maybe be even nicer to be able to get them both right?

Oh no, not me.

The song that brought me to rise from my slumber at such an ungodly hour (two hours early I hasten to add) was one Jack in the Box by The Moments where the first verse should be this….

Jack comes out of the box. The bears came home and caught Goldilocks. That horn belongs to Little Boy Blue; And it’s a fact, girl, yes it’s a fact, pure natural fact, that I belong to you.


All I kept singing was:

Jack fell out of a hat, Little boy Blue kicked a cat…


Over and over.

In fact I am still doing it now.


Stop already!

So anyway. Maybe I should explain why I have decided to get up at such an ungodly hour. No, not the 3.45am but the 5.45am that I should have woken at.

Well as you guys already know I have been a gym member on and off for many years and in the summer I joined a new local gym called The Fitness Space which I have been attending off and on since joining back in May of last year.

I admit I could have used my membership a little more frequently but I have had other things occupying my mind and time, the main one being my new business and building it into my own little empire. So although I must accept this still takes up some time, I now realise that it can no longer encroach upon all of my hours and realising early mornings are free I now find myself at the point of using the said time wisely.

So here I am at 5am, writing my blog, filling in time before I head off to Boot Camp err no, sorry, Fit Camp. I have no idea why it feels like it might be a bit boot campish if you now what I mean, it just does and the thought of a Sergeant Major type hoofing around shouting in my ear, telling me to get up and then get back down (and I don’t mean dancing) to give him or her 50 more press ups etc etc… doesn’t fill me with joy :-/

Anyway, today is the first day of a four week course. Each morning Monday to Friday 06.05 to 07.05.

What the hell have I let myself in for?


At least I will be doing it with my friend but that means I must turn up EVERY day as I have to collect her on the way to the gym.

Oh well.

My fate is sealed.

To be honest, I am looking forward to it all very much indeed (apart from the going out into the cold bit) as for the past week I have really been watching my food intake after getting the results of my DNA test.

Each morning I have eaten my Cruciferous smoothie (and I can confirm its very nice, NOT bacon sandwich nice but nice enough) and either a couple of poached eggs or some porridge, followed by a salad of some description for lunch and a vegetable based meal (usually stir fry) for my evening meal. I have never eaten so much greenery. But I haven’t even lost a pound in weight yet!

Whats that all about?

Surely after six days of my diet I should be at least several stones lighter? 🙂

So maybe it is simply that I require some organised exercise to change things up a little so this morning I kick start the sedentary Magnet up the backside and get him going again. I shall continue eating properly keeping lots of greens in the diet and I will give my very best to Boot Fit Camp and remain positive even if it finds me sitting in front of my computer at some ungodly early hour, with a throw around my shoulders as I wait for the house to warm up…….

So guys, as Bob Dylan sang The Times They Are A-Changin’ here we go for the next phase in the life of the the Worlds Biggest Fridge Magnet

Oh no, not another bloody ear worm….

‘Till next time,

Stay out of the fridge.





8 thoughts on “Ear Worms

  1. Osyth says:

    I hear you loud and clear …. if I tell myself I have to be up early all hell breaks loose. I don’t tend to have the earworms, I have to say and I really would have been asylum ready with those two! Good luck with the bonnes résolutions – sometimes we just have to change the wheel to get things moving better. I am sure you will b successful – just look at what you achieved the last time

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    • Worlds Biggest Fridge Magnet says:

      Thanks Trunch, you are kind to give the support. In fact, as you said in your last message, everyone on this “network” is so kind and supportive that it really is our own fault if we fail because everyone if behind us all of the time 100%
      This was the second day of being up early and although I didn’t get out of bed until 5.15, I was still awake an hour earlier than that so had plenty of navel contemplation time (one of life’s simpler pleasures 😉 ) Anyway, second class taken, 18 to go…..!
      Breakfast of a single slice of toast with peanut butter prior to class and then a single slice of toast with two poached eggs on top for main breakfast. Cruciferous smoothie is made and awaiting me in the fridge for mid morning snack.
      I may still have it…..!!

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      • Osyth says:

        Well done. Petits pas …. small steps, one day at a time. I find that the thing that really works is to interract with others, encouraging them and taking the encourage they give to me. In that way, I feel I am giving as well as being given to. It seems like a fair deal and it seems to be a recipe that works. I know people are happy to have you back!

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  2. New Journey says:

    Hi….my biggest ear worm is Jingle Bells…over and over…no matter the time of the year….pretty sure its from childhood…Sounds like you have a plan and are making it work. I hate knowing I am going to get up early, might as well stay up the night….sending you a great big bear hug!! Kat

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