How do you start your day?

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    Jul 08, 2015 2:12 AM GMT
    This is how I start mine.

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    Jul 08, 2015 2:31 AM GMT
    Once things calm down....I jump rope, push ups and get some green tea brewing.....then

  • mybud

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    Jul 08, 2015 3:13 AM GMT
    Lift dem weightz..Duh heavier duh better..
  • mar0302

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    Jul 08, 2015 6:35 AM GMT
    Wake up at 5:30.. coffee.. pre-workout drink.. read emails.. check facebook.. leave for the gym at 6:20 to arrive when they open at 6:30.. workout for an hour.. come home.. shower.. go to work.. routine..
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    Jul 08, 2015 7:12 AM GMT
    Wake up to my radio alarm, hit snooze until I can't anymore. Shower and rush out of the house to get to work by 6:30 am. icon_confused.gif
  • DarkWoods

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    Jul 08, 2015 8:00 AM GMT
    My eyes snap open and I begin to scream.
  • WrestlerBoy

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    Jul 08, 2015 8:08 AM GMT
    4:30am: Rise, row (10,000 meters or 40 minutes, whichever comes first);
    5:15am: Sit down, shut up, and think;
    6:00am: Work.
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    Jul 08, 2015 9:05 AM GMT
    DarkWoods saidMy eyes snap open and I begin to scream.
    What do you do after Ice Cream?
  • NightwingDoct...

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    Jul 08, 2015 9:21 AM GMT
    Grogily, but once i'm up i check e-mails and most of the time i'll be calling up family members halfway round the world to chat with em
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    Jul 08, 2015 9:26 AM GMT
    WrestlerBoy said4:30am: Rise, row (10,000 meters or 40 minutes, whichever comes first);
    5:15am: Sit down, shut up, and think;
    6:00am: Work.
    The 4:30 routine sounds pretty fun.
    The 5:15 routine is so-so but doable.
    The 6:00 routine needs to be revised. icon_razz.gif
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    Jul 08, 2015 9:31 AM GMT
    mybud saidLift dem weightz..Duh heavier duh better..
    So you like to pick things up and put them down?

    Well I like to pick guys up and slam their wrists down armwrestling and take their drinks while they're dumbstruck at my incredible armwrestling skillz. icon_razz.gif
  • Antarktis

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    Jul 08, 2015 1:53 PM GMT
    Take my dog to the beach
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    Jul 08, 2015 2:46 PM GMT
    Turning on the news to see what's going on in the US and beyond.
  • Lincsbear

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    Jul 08, 2015 10:06 PM GMT
    Cup of tea.
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    Jul 08, 2015 10:15 PM GMT
    With a good hearted piss.
  • HottJoe

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    Jul 08, 2015 10:17 PM GMT
    UndercoverMan saidWith a good hearted piss.

    I take a mean piss myself.
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    Jul 08, 2015 11:33 PM GMT
    HottJoe said
    UndercoverMan saidWith a good hearted piss.

    I take a mean piss myself.


    We have so much in common!
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    Jul 08, 2015 11:50 PM GMT
    Up at 4:00am, pack breakfast and out the door at 4:20. Start work at 4:30.
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    Jul 09, 2015 12:41 AM GMT
    Cigarette, coffee, take the dog out, another cigarette, another coffee, and then back to bed. Mornings should only happen to other people.
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    Jul 09, 2015 4:10 AM GMT
    runnerjc saidUp at 4:00am, pack breakfast and out the door at 4:20. Start work at 4:30.
    The time to leave sounds fun. Do you work at a medical grow house? icon_wink.gif
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    Jul 09, 2015 4:17 AM GMT
    SteveWBCanada saidCigarette, coffee, take the dog out, another cigarette, another coffee, and then back to bed. Mornings should only happen to other people.

    You have a very healthy life
  • oldfart

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    Jul 09, 2015 4:33 AM GMT
    0500 NPR Morning Edition
    ...while my better half is going down on me, or me on him, and the Spaniel is licking his way into the middle...
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    Jul 09, 2015 4:47 AM GMT
    I usually awake at first light of dawn. I can't sleep once the room lightens. I suppose an old Army habit.

    Next I look out the window from the bed to see what the day is like. Hold my husband's hand for a little while (reading that, SB? ), usually find he's still deep asleep.

    Finally get out of bed, go to my bathroom to pee. Then go to this office to awaken my computer, and check all my favorite news sites, to see what's happened overnight. Last I log onto RealJock, and check what's new there.

    The rest of the morning depends on our schedule. Maybe nothing, maybe a ton of errands or other obligations.

    I'm getting old & lazy, would prefer staying naked or wearing boxers in the house all morning. But sometimes I gotta get dressed & presentable, which increasingly is becoming an effort.

    This morning we may be meeting an RJer for breakfast, depends on his schedule, he flies back home later today. Then we're giving a tour around noon for friends at Florida's largest HIV/AIDS agency.

    But I'm really running out of steam. I've told my husband I'd love to wake up some morning, and just go right back to sleep, no annoying telephone calls waking me up, no scheduled obligations. Just like when I was a little kid on summer vacation at home. I could sleep past noon back then. I wish I could today.
  • WrestlerBoy

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    Jul 09, 2015 10:46 AM GMT
    AD is being way too modest here. One of the best kept secrets on RJ is that, once, he and his husband generously invited me to spend the weekend at one of their manors, in Wilton, I think it was, yes. Their life is nowhere near as quotidian as he makes it sound.

    He does indeed awaken at first light of dawn, but that revival from fitful sleep in the arms of Morpheus is announced by his young catamite, Ali, (discovered not so long ago on a trip to purchase carpets at the old bazaar in Rabat.. the Persian Gabbehs in the guest wing bedrooms had begun to fray) who taps gently on the large mahogany doors to his bedroom suite, (handmade many years ago in India), and enters with a sterling silver tray bearing a pot of reserve Darjeeling and morning petit four freshly baked by his chef, Ling Ling, overnight in his Bulthaup kitchen.

    He takes this first refreshment of the day reclined on a chaise lounge on his bedroom suite terrace (weather permitting), an intimate space made deceptively formal by a breathtaking arrangement of the many bonzai carefully cultivated over the years by his gardener, Mister Po.

    The chaise itself is upholstered in genuine faux cloth of gold, inlaid with the rarest Majolica mother-of-pearl, a fabric won by his grandmother at a Mahjong game in Shanghai, shortly before the Second World War, when her third husband, Fang, was Honorary Consul of Iceland in that great port city.

    Ever sartorially elegant - even at this hour when the lark at break of day arises - "home days" (so-called by both him and the Queen of England) find him robed in one of his collection of silk yakatas (he himself mercifully wrapped, below decks, in fundoshi), gifts each and every one from General MacArthur on his deathbed, in thanks on behalf of a grateful nation for future services to the United States Army.

    But on days when he and his husband are "at home", he will without fail be swaddled in more refined regalia yet, often one of a set of three kimono presented to him in a formal ceremony in Biloxi many decades ago by Hirohito, late Emperor of Japan, for the blessings his service bestowed upon the people of Nippon.

    This "first hour of the day" is brought to its close when Ali returns in the company of the household's social secretary, Hsing Hsing, who discusses the day's visitors and obligations, refining some, canceling others as needs be (AD is getting lazy, this part was true, and such pressures are beginning to weigh on him).

    Moving to the formal breakfast room, the walls of which are bedizzened in a one-off wallpaper of Zoffany's best Ketti taffeta, he and his husband are then served - by the omnipresent Ling Ling himself - a breakfast of fresh Norwegian salmon. (During my visit I idiotically wondered why Nova Scotia salmon would not do, and AD was kind enough to guide me: "Child," he gently chided me, "it's simply too....bitter, for the mornings. Now, on a finger sandwich along with some foie gras at high tea, yes. And only then if it has been flown down fresh, overnight. But never in the mornings." A lesson I shall never forget.)

    The card table in the After-Morning Room is then arranged by Ali for a few rubbers of bridge or canasta (often with close friends met on RJ), usually with an accompanying glass of 1928 Krug, or cheap amontillado, again depending on the weather.

    So, as I have said, too modest by half, and this really is only "the first hour of the day." I have witnessed these things with my own eyes, and they are true.









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    Jul 09, 2015 11:03 AM GMT
    paulflexes said
    runnerjc saidUp at 4:00am, pack breakfast and out the door at 4:20. Start work at 4:30.
    The time to leave sounds fun. Do you work at a medical grow house? icon_wink.gif


    I'm morning manager at a health club. We open at 5:00am.