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You tear down my reason

You tear down my reason
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I think I need to move to the UK; I've gathered a couple new watchers to my Flickr account in the last few weeks all from Scotland or England. I suspect the universe is telling me again to considering fleeing the country etc etc. Well, maybe I just want it but I'm looking for a more compelling reason to go; fans of my photography notwithstanding, I think I need better incentive.

Maybe I should, perchance, look for said incentives. Funny that you don't find anything like that when you're not seeking it.

Today was curious. I attempted to have a morning. I forced myself to slow down and relax into my day. The most notable effect was a calmer drive to work where I didn't grumble or silently curse the Very Stupid Drivers I encountered in the snow - yet more snow - who insisted on swerving into my lane after gunning it on ice. I let it slide today. If this is the most obvious benefit, that's worth it entirely as most of my stress comes from surliness at bad drivers.

I also enjoyed some NPR, to which I actively listened; a cup of good coffee I made myself; a purring and insistent cat who shut up when given lap space. The only issues I have with the morning is that I have to use my clock radio for NPR unless I turn on my media center which I don't necessarily wish to do. Using my clock radio means I must change the volume to hear it outside the bed room which means I changed the volume for my alarm as well so tomorrow I"ll likely be blasted awake instead of gently wakened by my alarm. I think I need to setup an alarm on the NPR feed so it turns itself on and off. That would be cool, automating my life like that. Very Matrix without the pills.... or Johnny Mnemonic without the whining.... or Time Cop without the Van Damme buns-o-steel.

I am lazy in the morning. I need my mornings to work for me.
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lady_fox From: lady_fox Date: February 12th, 2008 03:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yay slow morning! I'm glad you were able to relax into your day.

*hug*
abmann From: abmann Date: February 12th, 2008 03:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, now I just need to adjust my routine. Drinking coffee after brushing my teeth isn't acceptable.

A number of things need to change, I think, to make mornings easier and better. I need good pajama pants so I can comfortably get up and wander about the house without having to put on clothes. If I put on clothes, I'm less likely to shower but if I have to remove something I won't wear outside I'll still shower. That way I'll get up and get coffee and have breakfast before showering which triggers the "get to work" message in my brain ending with brushing my teeth.

Bet you never figured a morning routine could be so complicated.
lady_fox From: lady_fox Date: February 12th, 2008 03:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
We can probably do that... Pajama pants are easy to find... :)
abmann From: abmann Date: February 12th, 2008 03:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
See previous post re: pants and strangulation....
lady_fox From: lady_fox Date: February 12th, 2008 03:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
You don't have to wear them IN BED.

Just have them ready when you're getting up.
zesty_pinto From: zesty_pinto Date: February 12th, 2008 03:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
Maybe it's a sign that ABM is going global! :O

Remember, I still want to be acknowledged when you become some high art avant-garde superstar of photographers.
abmann From: abmann Date: February 12th, 2008 03:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
Why do you want to be acknowledged again?
zesty_pinto From: zesty_pinto Date: February 12th, 2008 03:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
Because your neglect will allow me to become virtually invisible under your naked eye, rendering me a human shadow.

With this newfound power, I will no doubt wreak havoc around your house by doing things like leaving the toilet seat in positions you did not originally leave them, eating food from your fridge without permission (since I could not ask anyway since I'm invisible and all), and the ability to steal the loose change you no doubt keep in some sort of receptacle.

I am not ready to accept this power without it corrupting me to the very center of my soul. I'd rather later, when it could be used to more useful abilities like helping a 6-foot man with a flaming carrot for a noggin and some guy made out of human bondo.

Edited at 2008-02-12 03:34 pm (UTC)
abmann From: abmann Date: February 12th, 2008 03:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
You're strange.
zesty_pinto From: zesty_pinto Date: February 12th, 2008 03:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
...and that is the other reason why I should be acknowledged (I needed to do a Mystery Men reference at least once this year). ;)

Oh, and you're welcome.

Edited at 2008-02-12 03:57 pm (UTC)
zesty_pinto From: zesty_pinto Date: February 12th, 2008 03:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
Also,



Not even the cats could be trusted anymore, my friend. Not even the cats.
rianwyn From: rianwyn Date: February 12th, 2008 03:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hurrah to you for good mornings.

Honestly, a nice, unrushed morning makes all the difference for me. I've been trying to set clothes out for the next day and have my lunch all set together in the fridge, ready to grab. I've also been filling my kettle with water, getting out and plugging in my grinder, and putting it next to my french press and beans so it's ready to go in the morning.

What about some pants hidden under your pillow or something for easy grab in the morning? You can put them on under the covers and still be toasty when you get up. (I do that, sometimes, when I turn my heat down at night or open up the windows.)

I think that once I get my dining room table -cleaned- and cleared and taken care of, I'll work on slow, sit-down breakfasts. All of this rushing means yolks dripped down the fronts of my shirts.

Also, if you moved to UK, it would make absolutely no difference to me. *thumbs up*
abmann From: abmann Date: February 12th, 2008 03:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
The problem with putting on clothes is that I'm way to lazy to want to put on clothes in the morning. And sets in my brain that the day is beginning and, if I'm putting on clothes, I'm not going to shower.

It's weird. I'm probably thinking too much about it.
rianwyn From: rianwyn Date: February 12th, 2008 05:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wait, why do you need pants at all, again?
I mean, until you go to work?

Or just stop showering.
lady_fox From: lady_fox Date: February 12th, 2008 05:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
Because we keep our apartment too cold to go wandering around in our birthday suits.
rianwyn From: rianwyn Date: February 12th, 2008 05:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
Doesn't it build character, though?
lady_fox From: lady_fox Date: February 12th, 2008 05:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
If you like building character that way, who am I to argue?
lady_fox From: lady_fox Date: February 12th, 2008 05:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
And I am VERY anti the whole stop showering sentiment. Showering good.
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