I realized it was because my body thought it was actually 12 o'clock.
That did not really explain anything though, because I'm always up at 12 o'clock, and usually until at least 3 o'clock.
I said this to Thomas, while I turned on The Office and stumbled into bed, adding something like, "I shouldn't be tired at any of these o'clocks." Which caused him to stare at me like I was crazy.
I have always loved the word o'clock. I enjoy spelling it out all the way. Partly because there is an apostrophe at the beginning, which is so much better than an apostrophe at the end of the word. So I always write it out, even when it looks a little awkward or formal.
Any word can be apostrophed at the end, it takes a special word to rock it in the beginning.
Apostrophed is not a word.
(You didn't need me to tell you that.)
I have a hard time with contractions, because we were not allowed to use them in writing when I was in elementary school. The only exception to this rule was the word o'clock.
It feels a little naughty to write something with a contraction, and not go back to edit it into two separate words.
(If contraction guilt is the only problem in your life, you are doing pretty good.)
So it is almost nine o'clock this morning.
And I am trying to remember if I told Katarina she is not allowed to use contractions, because I am still not entirely sure if they are okay.
And I am ready to conquer a new day and a new week, apostrophes and all.
Do you use contractions when you write?