Getting to Know Me: Bed-Head Edition

posted by Momo Fali on July 17, 2009

This is me in the morning. You screamed, didn’t you? Because of my insomnia, I’m both a night-owl and an early bird. You would look bad too.

Note the oily skin, black circles under my eyes and the surly expression which stays until I’ve had a cup of coffee. Thank you, God, for electricity and for whoever had the idea to grind up coffee beans and run hot water over them.

Ironically, back in the 80’s I tried to get my hair to look like this…only with bigger bangs. Thank you, God, for curling irons, teasing combs and Aqua Net.

Tell me boys and girls, do you get up early or stay up late. Or, if you’re a sorry sucker like me, both?


  • Gunfighter

    Both, my dear.

    I'm off today, and I have been up since 4

  • Piper of Love

    It's a good thing there's no time to sleep at BlogHer anyway.

  • Immoral Matriarch

    Is there something wrong with me? Because I think you look great.

  • melissa

    see, i think you're gorgeous!!
    just don't breathe on me, ok?
    i can NOT wait to meet you!!!!!!

  • jenny from mommin' it up!

    you are HAWT! crossing my fingers I get to see you looking this way at BlogHer! *wink wink*

  • russ

    When I am in a play I regularly get only 3 hours of sleep a night. Eventually it takes a toll.

  • Maureen


    😉 J/K… we could be sisters with that look.

    This past week I've been both a night owl and early riser… or to be more precise, an all-night cougher-never-get-to-sleeper.

    Stupid flu.

  • Liz Colosimo

    I think I look like that right now.
    But you definately make it look better than I do!

  • the planet of janet

    you look infinitely better than i do in the morning, hon.

    wish i were going to blogher this year. i'd totally make out with you.

  • Monica

    I'm both too. And you look fabulous.


  • Amy

    I think your hair looks pretty awesome.

    I'm normally a sleeper – tucked in my 11 and I'll sleep as late as I can possibly get away with.

    The last few weeks I've been to bed LATE – 12 or 1 – and up at normal time – 7ish.


  • Comedy Goddess

    You are brave lass!
    I have never really outted myself on my blog.
    Well there was the one time when I showed off my face while wearing a miracle face cream. People said I looked like a Mime. Such insults!

    It's true, bed head was so desirable, who knew it was just as easy as late to bed, early to rise.

  • Comedy Goddess

    You know of course, that when you click on the picture it gets big. Really big. I knew I liked your style!

  • Black Hockey Jesus

    Your enthusiasm is infectious. Lately, I've been doing that sleep for 4 hours but feel like you went for a run thing. I love it so sarcastically.

  • Tom

    For me, it depends upon a lot of factors. Most often, the predominant factor is the disposition of my five-year-old, and whether he goes to bed late or gets up early.

    On my own, I'm a morning person. I think I'm the only one in the family.

  • Merritt

    That look says you're ready to eat any small children that may cross your path. I have the same look. Mine helps me to reinforce to my kids I'm not a morning person, I'm not interested in breakfast, and I don't function without coffee.

    Perhaps I'd be better if I didn't stay up all night, but it seems late night is the only time I can just have peace and quiet. Why waste that time sleeping, right?

  • Hockeyman

    Well, I'm a night owl but with kids I'm forced to get up way earlier than I should. We need a pill that will allow us to stay up late, wake up early and get the rest needed. Someone needs to get on that…

  • DadGoneMad

    Sleep is for the weak. All the best infomercials are on overnight anyway.

    You look cute.

  • Rachel

    You rock!
    Is it wrong that I'm sitting here thinking that your skin looks great?

    I stay up way too late and get up way too early.. thank goodness that nobody expects me to sleep at BlogHer 😉 I'll run on the giddy high of all y'all and then crash when I get home!
    BTW ~ love that green color on you 😉
    and a picture of me in the morning.. yowza.. MWAH

  • Lynn @ Walking With Scissors

    I'm a night owl. I wouldn't be an early riser AT ALL except for a pesky little thing known as my children.

  • Steph at Problem Solvin' Mom

    you look great – especially if you haven't had any sleep or coffee?! And I remember that hairdo…

    I'm currently stuck in an insomnia state as well, this baby belly is getting to big to get comfy!

  • surprised mom

    Please, I don't look that good even after my first cup of coffee! I don't think you can take a bad photo. Ok, the surly expression isn't nice, but the rest of you looks fine. Even the black circles under your eyes have a certain finesse.
    I'm an afternoon person if left on my own. But, I've been doing the insomnia routine for so long, I don't know what I am anymore. Get up early, stay up late, yes that's all me.
    Now go get some coffee.. .

  • Kim

    You're adorable. I wish my hair looked that good when I woke is all bunched up in a hair tie that went wacky.

  • Tara R.

    I'm glad I had swallowed my tea before opening this post. You are my new hero. Awesome look you've got going there.

  • Deb Thaxton

    –>There is NO WAY I would post a picture of what I look like in the a.m. It would scare small children.

  • Middle Aged Woman

    Yer still hot, chickie. And nothing a good cup of joe wouldn't take care of.

    I am usually a morning person, but have been working on staying up past nine to prep for BlogHer. Do you think I'll look funny at the People's Party wearing pj's?

  • Single Parent Dad

    You carry it lady.

    And I'm from the permanently tired stable.

  • Debbie

    This summer I have definitely been burning the candle at both ends!

  • Melisa with one S

    You are HOT! 🙂

    Though I normally go to bed by about 10:30 under normal circumstances (i.e. when my husband is home & not traveling), I really enjoy staying up late late late because I am very productive late at night.

    But I also am productive early, so I get up super early too!

  • Jared

    Smokin! 😀

    Last night I went to bed at 2 and got up at 6. A bit less than usual, but still..I don't sleep much either.

    I don't know how people that go to bed at 10 o'clock get anything done. 😀

  • Lisa@verybusymomwith4

    You look better than I will after my weekend of plays 😉
    I prefer to go to bed early and get up early–rarely happens in the summer :0

  • Devri

    Both… You look better than me in the morning time gal! lol

  • LiteralDan

    I also think you look great– I smell a rat. I wanna see the real picture, now.

    I stay up way too late and get up at what most people would consider a normal time, around 8 usually. But I stay up so late it FEELS really early. Does that count?

  • AlisonH

    I would love to look like that first thing–you're beautiful. I know you're not fishing for compliments, and I know that photo looks less than ideal to you, but, add a smile to it and you're what I aspire to. Hang in there!

  • Isabella

    You call that "bedhead?!" Oy. Your hair looks like what Hollywood tries to pass off as bedhead in movies. I'm not buying it. 🙂

    I'd like to say I'm a night owl, but the child changed all that.

  • Aunt Juicebox

    Sadly, for my husband, I do both. Sad for him because if I can't sleep, he doesn't get much either, wink wink nudge nudge. I'd give it all up for some real sleep though.

  • Jodi

    It's a sexy look! You look hawt Momo!

  • James (SeattleDad)

    No, I didn't scream. I am used to looking at myself in the morning so I quite used to the moring look.

    Me = Sorry Suka

  • BeautifulWreck

    I am like you. I do both.

  • Bad Momma

    I get up early AND I make the coffee!
    After 2 cups, I'm good to go!

  • Xbox4NappyRash

    Both, all the way.

  • Kat

    OOOOO Lord, girl, you need some sleep for sure!

  • Dapoppins

    Oh darling, I feel as if you have thrown down a gauntlet. Because I Know I look worse in the morning. Where is the crease on your face, the hot side flush and the cold side? The drool? The fuzz and frizz?

    Oh I am so very tempted to prove that I look way worse in the morning.

  • The Devoted Dad

    Momo- That is some bed head. On my site, on the pictures on the side (it rotates between pictures so may not be up there on first click) where my daughter is in front of me with winter boots and a t-shirt on- I believe that is bed head that I have there too. It's not as apparent with shorter hair. I am more of an evening person. I used to be a morning person, a long time ago. If I don't get a change to say it- Have fun on your trip next week! -Jason

  • The Devoted Dad

    Momo- That is some bed head. On my site, on the pictures on the side (it rotates between pictures so may not be up there on first click) where my daughter is in front of me with winter boots and a t-shirt on- I believe that is bed head that I have there too. It's not as apparent with shorter hair. I am more of an evening person. I used to be a morning person, a long time ago. If I don't get a change to say it- Have fun on your trip next week! -Jason

  • FrankandMary

    I was expecting something irrepressibly matronly. Not. You look defiant but cute. Don't sweat it.

  • Jenn

    Now that is hawt hair. Admit it.

    Hey, is that an Ambien stuck in your hair?

  • Mrs4444

    The other day, I had to get up at 6am. Having been sleeping in all summer, it was QUITE a RUDE awakening. I don't know how I'm going to get up at 5am ever again. I'm a night owl-If I could stay up til 1 or so every night and sleep til ten, I'd be in heaven.

  • Heather

    You are ADORABLE! I heart you <3

  • geeksinrome

    you totally look like a back up singer, dancer for AC/DC. and I mean that in a good way!

    My sleep schedule is dictated by the little people. If I could have my way I'd go to bed at 8pm wake up at 8am, have a nap from 3-6pm and start the cycle all over again.

    My sister got over her insomnia with acupunture. she is a whole new person.

  • Jason

    Wow, that's some crazy bedhead!

    I'm an early to bed early to rise kinda guy(though before kids it was the exact opposite. I was up at 5:30 this morning, ran, and got showered before the coffee pot even turned itself on!

  • meleah rebeccah

    Awwwwww. I love this photo of you. Poor thing!

    I am a night person by nature, but lately I've been getting up earlier and earlier which I am NOT liking!

    PS: I KIND OF miss the days of Aqua Net!

  • Jaina

    I'm kind of neither. I'm usually up naturally before 8 (but for work around 6:30), and I generally try to be in bed early. I'm just weird. I like my sleep and am not overly pleasant when I don't get enough of it.

  • DysFUNctional Mom

    That's HOT.
    And, I work night shift, because I'm a night owl and was born for this stuff.

  • mrsmouthy

    I HATE insomnia. I had 30 great years of sleep until I had kids and I have slept through the night maybe eight times since then. And my kid is 4.

  • newnorth

    this early bird finally gave up after about 20 years of hanging out with night owls :/

    you look great

  • oscar

    I'm kinda diggin the look….

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