Monday, February 18, 2008

Hop Skip and a Cyber Jump

Life is filled with rituals, but I think my most tried and true is my morning online ritual while inhaling nicotine and guzzling caffeine. Those places I check in first thing every morning. I work through my "favorites" folder and go down the list, one at a time, doing my daily check for all the things out there in cyberland that make Brenda smile, or at least things that make me go "Hmmm".

I've been trying to find new places to add to my usuals, and of course, the easiest way is to blog hop. Then my morning checklist goes from that above to looking more like this:

(And I have no idea why when I upload an image here, it automatically puts it at the top and I have to go and copy all that flippin' code and cut it to where I had it originally destined to be placed. Grrr.)

So what does your morning ritual consist of and where are you favorite cyber spots? They may be places I'd love to visit too and who knows - may accidently bump into you there.


Charles Gramlich said...

Let's see, up between 6:30 and 7:00. Drive an hour and 15 minutes to work. Check emails while eating a couple of handfuls of peanuts. Plan my first lecture of the day. That's pretty much it.

pjd said...

Up around 5 a.m. usually. At the office by 7 a.m. if it's a city day, or by 6 a.m. if it's a work-at-home day.

Check email and netvibes feed reader to see who's posted. The favorite places to visit before the end of the day include of course our evil overlord (no link required), Agent Kristin, Agent Nathan, and Editorial Ass. Also friends BSP and a few others. Plus some sports. Sometimes I also check Write Stuff, but not always. There are others on my "favorites" list that I haven't checked in months. Guess maybe it's time to visit them or take them off.

Then it's off to the salt mines.

Travis Erwin said...

my morning ritual? Sleeping too long, hitting the snooze too often and then hurrying like hell.

Brenda Bradshaw said...

Ha, Travis! I'm quite intimate with my snooze button - it's on the side of my cell phone. How did I survive in my Life Before Cell Phones?

writtenwyrdd said...

My morning ritual? On days off, sleep until I wake, feed the cats, drink coffee, and about 4 hours later consider getting my ass out of the chair and doing something.

On work days, get up at six, feed cats, clean cat boxes, get into work uniform, carpool an hour to work and drink coffee. About 4 hours later, consider getting my ass out of the chair and doing something.

Chumplet said...

Get up.

Take my son to school.

Come back, ignore the dog and the cat, make a mental note to nag one of my teenagers into cleaning the cat box.

Pour my coffee.

Fire up the ol' Powerbook.

Check my email.

Check my crit group gals at RWU to make sure nobody got swallowed up by a tornado or a snowstorm.

Go through my favourite blogs which
include Chris, Moonrat, Josie, Evil, Jessica and our dear Bernita.

Look at the clock and realize I should have left for work five minutes ago.

Jump in the car that's running on fumes and make the five minute drive to work. Yes, I drive to work otherwise it's a forty minute walk. Wanna do sumpin' about it?

bluesugarpoet said...

My morning ritual includes the following, but not in this particular order:

Drink coffee

Wrangle three school aged girls out of bed and prop them up in front of cheerios (or pancakes if my better half wakes up first)

Frantically whip together lunches for the three school aged girls

Drink coffee

Push three school aged girls out the door by 7:30 so they can run to school

Drink coffee

Find something to occupy three year old so that I can can read the paper, check out what is going on over at PJD's (and at other misc blogs), then perhaps think of something witty or sarcastic to post on my own blog

Oh, and then there is the feedthecatfeedthedogdothedisheslaundryfoldtheclothes etc., etc., etc. if I get around to it.

Sometimes my morning looks more like this:

kids with the cheerios
lunch money
kids run to school
more coffee

bookfraud said...

morning ritual? depends on the morning.

typical weekday:

1. go to work. 2. drink coffee, stare blankly at computer screen. 3. surf blogs for 45 minutes. 4. surf web sites for 45 minutes. 5. actual do work. 6. contemplate robbing a bank and moving to brazil. 7. call wife to hear complaints about baby. 8. drink more coffee. 9. go to lunch.

weekend: 1. sleep in to 6:30. 2. change diaper. 3. work mr. coffee with one hand as baby squirms in other arm. 4. try no to drop baby on head. 5. hand baby over to wife for 15 minutes while i drink coffee. 6. repeat for next 12 hours.

Anonymous said...

My morning ritual:

1. Alarm clock goes off. I listen to the BBC news and determine that I am still alive, unlike a number of world leaders and entertainment personalities.

2. I go to the kitchen and make coffee.

3. I go over to the computer and dial in to the office. I check my email and finish up anything I left undone the previous day because of exhaustion.

4. I open my personal email and read the good stuff. Believe it or not, I now have an 18 inch penis.

5. I usually do about two hours of work, then take a shower and drive in.

Well ... that's it.

Ello said...

My morning ritual is just like Travis' - we could be twins, except he has a beard, sometimes.

And you know if you are copying pics from another webpage, you can copy and paste it right into blogger. It doesn't always work, but when it does, you can put it whereever you want, not just the top. Also, if you upload pictures, you don't have to reformat the code, just select the picture and drag it below where you want it to go.

ChristineEldin said...

*Jumps up and down and hugs Chumplet*


Wake up at 5:30, Make children's lunches, coffee, wake kids, get them ready for school, go to gym (trying to lose some weight), shower, check emails, blog for 10 hours (hahaha), housework, writing, reading, get kids from school.