Lou Overslept for the First Time
Well, they told me it would happen if I'm working in morning radio. This morning, it did. I overslept.
I woke up to my dog Ilya nosing me awake, requesting we get up already. I thought it was 3 in the morning (I'd have a whole hour to sleep in!) until I rolled over and checked my phone.
It was dead!! While plugged in! Once it goes through the slowest boot-up process ever, I realize I was supposed to be at work 20 minutes ago. I have a text from my boss, "U ok?" and I text him and my cohost Lori "MY PHONE DIED WHILE PLUGGED IN?! Getting dressed and ordering Uber!!" I don't have a car and now is not the time to walk to work.
Lori was already on her way to pick me up, having called my phone *on air* and realizing it was dead. "We probably shouldn't talk about this more on air in case something bad actually happened," she said to Jeff. "That would be just our luck," Jeff replied, ever the sentimentalist. Fearing the worst, she scoured the streets for my body en route.
Luckily, it was just a dead phone, not a dead Lou.
And now I'm in the market for a good old-fashioned plugged in alarm clock.