I lay down and go to sleep about 1100PM.
At 1215AM, the phone rings. I pull myself out of sleep and force my eyes to focus on the caller ID so I can read.
It's my parents.
I hype. When I get a call from family in the middle of the night, only one thought comes to mind -- death in the family.
I answer. Hello?!?
"Hi, Pete! It's your mom. What was that movie out earlier this year?"
Long long loooooong beat. ...whut?
"It had Steven Colbert in it."
From my mom's side, I hear my dad say, "It was Date Night. Wait...who are you on the phone with?"
My mom asks, "Were you doing something, honey?"
Somehow, I manage to say, I was sleeping.
Long beat. "Oh. I woke you?"
Yeah. To ask me about a movie.
"Well, we wanted to buy it tomorrow."
And you couldn't have asked me in the morning?
The rest of the conversation was extremely short.
So now, I'm sitting here, drinking a cup of chamomile tea and trying to get my heart rate back to normal. Jesus....