As this is a spanking and D/s blog, you will probably not be surprised to learn that I am awakened in the mornings with a spanking. Nothing serious, mind you – a dozen hand swats is just enough to get me all the way awake and alert. Of course the “snooze” feature is hell. If I don’t get my butt out of bed within ten minutes he comes back with a vengence and really lets me have it.

In order to avoid this, I do keep a clock radio set beside the bed. It sounds off to the tune of the BBC news in the morning and usually provides enough noise that I don’t fall back asleep. “Usually” is not the same thing as “always” though.