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Fast Day Nap
This is not a reference to the speed, time, or length of the nap...should I have hyphenated?
“They couldn't have ordered up a nicer day, I'll say that for them”, says a male spectator in Best in Show, Christopher Guest’s classic mockumentary.1 “I woke up this morning. I was so glad,” responds a female spectator. It’s all in the delivery, but I can tell you it’s very funny. And also true. It’s nice to wake up in the morning.
That doesn’t mean that the day ahead is going to be a terrific one, but it beats the alternative. Today for example, I was very happy to wake up, but not so thrilled about what was in store: the continuation of a 25 hour fast that ends at 9:01pm tonight. The self-sacrifice2 is for the Jewish holiday of Tisha Ba’av, which commemorates the date where many terrible things have befallen the Jewish people,3 most notable among them is the destruction of both Holy Temples. So as I sit here typing, my head hurts, my feet stink and I don’t love Jesus;4 and I’m generally crabby and annoyed. I can do without food or water, but the no caffeine is a real bummer, man.
Except…no caffeine meant that I easily slipped into a flex at 9:30am. And no caffeine meant that I easily slipped into my typical afternoon snooze. A flex and a double in the same day? I am so glad I woke up this morning.
I think I read somewhere that Guest does not like the term mockumentary, since he doesn’t believe he is mocking his subjects, but rather, shining a light on them. If that’s the case, good to know, but I’m still calling it a mockumentary.
Including no showers, deodorant, teeth brushing, etc. Unlike the colonoscopy, you don’t need all the details.
Either coincidentally or by design