GRANTNAP (grant’ nap) n. The extra five minutes of sleep you allow yourself that somehow makes all the difference in the world.
So we had to set our clocks back and hour, and I’ll bet many readers are enjoying that extra hour we picked up last night. I tried my best, but when you have to get up at 4 A.M., even a grantnap seems pointless. Why is it that on the nights when you know you need the sleep the most, you just can’t do it? So enjoy your little sleep-in that the calender gave you today when we switch back to standard time. Come tomorrow, you will be hitting that snooze button once again and getting the proper grantnaps. Sometimes, they really do make a difference.
Paul Newman founded the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp for children stricken with cancer, AIDS, and blood diseases. One afternoon, he and his wife, Joanne Woodward, stopped by to have lunch with the kids. A counselor at a nearby table, suspecting the young patients wouldn’t know Newman was a famous movie star, explained, That’s the man who made this camp possible. Maybe you’ve seen his picture on his salad dressing bottle?’ Blank stares. ‘Well, you’ve probably seen his face on his lemonade carton.’ An eight-year-old girl perked up. ‘How long was he missing?’