What's the First Thing You Do in the Morning?

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    Apr 17, 2008 3:08 PM GMT
    So, I am lying here in bed, just woke up, totally unmotivated, my dog lyin on me and whimperin because he knows we will soon be headed to the coffee shop together.

    It got me wondering what people do first thing each day when they wake up. Sadly, my computer is usually in arm's reach, so I fire it up and come to a site like this to procrastinate.
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    Apr 17, 2008 3:20 PM GMT
    I lie in bed still to procastinate about going to work.
  • ShawnTX

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    Apr 17, 2008 3:30 PM GMT
    I set my coffee maker so that a pot is ready to go when I wake up. There's nothing better than waking up to the smell of fresh-brewed coffee.

    So it's coffee and the computer.
  • Timbales

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    Apr 17, 2008 3:32 PM GMT
    Got to the bathroom and pee.
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    Apr 17, 2008 3:32 PM GMT
    So that's how you get to 1,000+ posts, caffeine and computer first thing in the morning.
  • ShawnTX

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    Apr 17, 2008 3:35 PM GMT
    Not quite. He only asked about the morning. Now that I'm not working, here's my routine:

    Morning: drink coffee, sit at computer
    Afternoon: drink coffee, sit at computer
    Evening: drink coffee, sit at computer
    Right before going to bed: sit at computer, can't wait to get up in the morning to have coffee
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    Apr 17, 2008 3:39 PM GMT
    I heard you were a live one in bed, but I never imagined it was because your coffee soaked brain can't get to sleep. icon_biggrin.gif
  • ShawnTX

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    Apr 17, 2008 3:47 PM GMT
    It's not the effects of coffee that keeps me awake at night. It's trying to decide which brand to brew in the morning that keeps me up.

    You can't take these life decisions lightly, you know.
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    Apr 17, 2008 3:51 PM GMT
    Well - nobody in my bed with me right now - nothing to stay in bed for, so -
    I grab shorts and shoes and take the dogs for a run,
    Come back - drink o.j. and eat oatmeal - steel cut oats sometimes,
    Check out RJ and CEO Express.com - while eating,
    Shower and get going!
    It's almost always sunny in Arizona so that makes it good to get up & get rolling.
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    Apr 17, 2008 3:54 PM GMT
    You losers need to get a life yo. Totally kidding.

    Me? I roll out of bed, stumble blindly into the shower, and emerge fifteen minutes so later somewhat awake. Then I get dressed, downing my first cup of coffee then. Like Shawn, my pretty shiny coffeemaker has the stuff all ready for me when I wake up.

    Then I jump in the car and use the forty minute commute to wake up and drink another few cups of coffee. By the time I get to the office, I'm awake, caffeinated, and ready to spend a rigorous day on RealJock...er...working.

    And Shawn - aren't those mornings when you pour a big cup of hot coffee-flavored water because you had a Newfie moment and forgot to prep the machine the night before the worst???
  • ShawnTX

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    Apr 17, 2008 3:57 PM GMT
    Funny you should say that zdrew, I actually did that yesterday evening. Of course that was after I brewed coffee forgetting to put the pot in the machine yesterday afternoon. Coffee and grounds everywhere...it was fun. icon_evil.gif
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    Apr 17, 2008 4:00 PM GMT
    And you call me Newfie. icon_razz.gif
  • ShawnTX

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    Apr 17, 2008 4:01 PM GMT
    What can I say? I have my moments. But when you're this pretty you don't have to be bright all the time!
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    Apr 17, 2008 4:04 PM GMT
    Let's see, I usually JUMP out of bed because I slept through my alarm again, stand there for a second because I got up too fast, grab underwear and head to the shower to scub all the product out of my hair (so I can put more in), get dressed, if I'm lucky grab a to-go cup of coffee, and speed the whole way to school/work.
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    Apr 17, 2008 4:04 PM GMT
    ShawnTO saidWhat can I say? I have my moments. But when you're this pretty you don't have to be bright all the time!


    Oh, good. All that being bright was getting sooo taxing. I like, had to think a few minutes ago. And I think I almost had an aneur....anuer...aner....ummm...brain clot after it.
  • ShawnTX

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    Apr 17, 2008 4:07 PM GMT
    zdrew said[quote]

    Oh, good. All that being bright was getting sooo taxing. I like, had to think a few minutes ago. And I think I almost had an aneur....anuer...aner....ummm...brain clot after it.


    Don't sweat it...it's practically an accessory.
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    Apr 17, 2008 4:09 PM GMT
    usually, i swear because my roommate is knocking on the door because yet another one of "his"(my) pens has exploded in his mouth from chewing on it and he needs to borrow one.

    did you guys know that in Newfoundland, instead of saying "OPEN HERE" on the milk carton spout it says "OPEN AT HOME".... crazy newfies.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Apr 17, 2008 4:11 PM GMT
    Well its stretch, crawl out of bed, pet the beagles, visit the bathroom, fix breakfast, turn on TODAY and do cardio...

    That is if I don't have other things on my mind




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    Apr 17, 2008 4:28 PM GMT
    Roll out of bed, have a huge glass of warm water, and turn on the TV.
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    Apr 17, 2008 4:45 PM GMT
    go back to bed and rationalize how close I can cut it getting into work on time.

    Rinse. repeat.
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    Apr 17, 2008 4:49 PM GMT
    My morning routine starts at 7:00am;
    1-throw on fresh shorts,
    2-make coffee, brush teeth,
    3-shower,
    4-pour coffee,
    5-get dressed,
    6-drink coffee and maybe read,
    7-15 min of yoga,
    8-go to work at 8:00.

    got up late this morning, so I missed my yoga. icon_mad.gif
  • EricLA

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    Apr 17, 2008 4:54 PM GMT
    Inner,

    During the week, I hit the snooze bar once before getting up. On the weekend it's probably at least twice. But, since you have a dog you understand that I do need to attend to her needs. So we go outside for a short walk. Then I make our breakfasts and my coffee. I read (more like skim) the paper and watch a bit of the Today Show M-F, then it's time to hop in the shower, get ready, take Ripley for a longer walk, give her a treat, then off to work.

    During the weekends I'm far more lazy. I probably watch a bit more TV, and like you I turn on my computer and start surfing the net. I try to get out the door by late morning to run errands like doing my recycling, going to the supermarket and then the gym.
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    Apr 17, 2008 4:54 PM GMT
    ShawnTO saidNot quite. He only asked about the morning. Now that I'm not working, here's my routine:

    Morning: drink coffee, sit at computer
    Afternoon: drink coffee, sit at computer
    Evening: drink coffee, sit at computer
    Right before going to bed: sit at computer, can't wait to get up in the morning to have coffee


    man I hope there's a pee break in there somewhere! LOL
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    Apr 17, 2008 4:56 PM GMT
    zdrew saidMe? I roll out of bed, stumble blindly into the shower, and emerge fifteen minutes so later somewhat awake. Then I get dressed.


    Same here but I don't get that cup of joe until I get to the office (except on the weekends).
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    Apr 17, 2008 4:56 PM GMT
    I find something to eat! icon_biggrin.gif
    Like i just did now