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February 11th, 2003

Morning Routine

Everyone needs a few minutes to “ease” into the workday, whether it’s grabbing a cup of coffee and chatting with someone in the office nearby or visiting a few news sites to see what’s going on in the world. For me, the “get started” routine can be summed up in three words: “tea and blogs.”

What’s your morning work routine?

Posted in Everyday Life

FROM: Chris [E-Mail]
DATE: Tuesday February 11, 2003 -- 12:42:43 pm
Coffee, email, and blogs. In that order.

FROM: Dave Walls
DATE: Tuesday February 11, 2003 -- 2:44:23 pm
Email, ESPN, Daily Ping (duh), check the radio news, and start my day at the station. If I miss a step, something doesnt really feel right for the entire day...sounds weird, but its true.

FROM: Matthew
DATE: Tuesday February 11, 2003 -- 2:44:52 pm
Coffee, then email, then the grind.

FROM: jk
DATE: Tuesday February 11, 2003 -- 2:51:01 pm
Identify the cause of the chaos, then manage the chaos.

FROM: Ryan
DATE: Tuesday February 11, 2003 -- 4:27:03 pm
Dave -- Have you ever mentioned the Daily Ping on your radio show?

FROM: Dave Walls
DATE: Tuesday February 11, 2003 -- 6:14:40 pm
Ryan -- it's gotten a couple of mentions in the past couple of months, especially when the topic of the day coincides with the current topic of the show. It's amazing how many times that you can mention something completely out of the blue, that no one has thought of in quite a long time, (like some of the topics that come up here on TDP), and the phones can ring off the hook with folks saying "Oh yeah, I remember that!"

FROM: Dave Walls
DATE: Tuesday February 11, 2003 -- 6:25:37 pm
Another thing I thought of -- It's amazing how many "serious" talk shows there are out there, that do well (Rush Limbaugh, Bill O'Reilly, etc), but the shows that do the best ratings wise are usually those that can cover the offbeat and nostalgia subjects...Don and Mike (Infinity Radio) is a great example..I think TDP needs to get some royalty checks. ;)

FROM: Robert [E-Mail]
DATE: Tuesday February 11, 2003 -- 6:29:35 pm
Codeine, glue, and you.

Oops, that was Chemlab. Sorry . . .

FROM: Joseph
DATE: Friday February 14, 2003 -- 10:44:48 am
I'm a law student. If I sign on to certain research sites I get points that I can trade in for fabulous prizes. So that's my first thing in the morning.

Then it's study until bedtime with classes in between.

As for the prizes, they're not really fabulous--they're more like the prizes that were advertized in the comic books back in the day for selling seeds--you know, 2,000 points gets you a junky watch--but 10,000 points gets you a TV. However, you only get 10 points a day which is almost three years of logging on--who ever gets the TV?

I'm up to 3,500 points--at this point I think I've earned a cassette-playing walkman with manual tuning and fast-forward only. Woo-hoo!

So I guess the second step of my daily ritual is asking why I bother with doing the first part. And then I wonder if I'm stupid.

This is getting depressing...

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