Thursday, October 26, 2006

Workin' 9 to 5 ... what a way to make a livin'

1. What do you do the minute you walk in the door after a day of work?

2. What do you do when you first wake up in the morning on a work day?

3. What do you do when you first wake up in the morning on a weekend?

4. Do you always take the same route to work? Or do you try and mix things up? If you take the same route, are there certain cars on the way that you always pass or end up behind?

For those of you who work from home, make up something ;)


At 10:07 PM , Anonymous maille said...

the first thing i do when i walk in my door and turn around and lock my screen door and then deadbolt my other door - i don't trust my wierd neighbors kids. and then i put my keys on my little key post - and say "hi babies, mommy's home!"

god damn it - didn't i just got to sleep - five more minutes won't hurt me - but then callie gets in my face saying "MEOOOOOOOOW" guess that means no more extra sleep for me!

cuddle up next to my handsome! i know i'm a dork!

usually it is the same route - i'm boring like that. there is one car that i always seem to pass - a gray passat - it is wierd cause before i got my passat i kept looking at that one - and now i pass it every day to work!

i wish i worked at home god damn it!

At 10:22 PM , Anonymous Joey said...

1) Play my guitar...and sing

2) Go for a bike ride...when its not freezing cold that is :P

3) Go get a coffee...then repeat items 1 and 2 above

4) I have a kick ass scenic (although short) route to work...that I try to fully experience every I don't notice other cars.


At 11:09 PM , Blogger southerngirl said...

1. kick off shoes and any and all other non-necessary items of clothing.

2. slam the "snooze" button

3. wish i could sleep even later!!?

3a. are ya noticin a sorta theme, here?

4. where i live, you can go "up the bayou" (north), or "down the bayou" (south).

therefore, routes cannot be varied. :)

At 4:25 AM , Blogger Kafaleni said...

1. Feed the cat (I value my life.. and I KNOW she would eat me if an alternative wasn't provided.. she's not too discriminating!)

2. Feed the cat (see previous). Then boil the kettle to make coffee, and make a dash for the bathroom.

3. On Saturday, everything in Q2, but then I take the coffee back to bed and read for a while. On Sunday, I have to get up and be ready for church so, it's pretty much like a weekday, but with less pressure and more "me time"

4. I take the bus to work, so it's pretty much the same route every day. When I used to provide my own transport (usually a bicycle) I'd find the prettiest, most mentally soothing route, and I'd take it, even if it added time to the trip. Tree-lined streets, biking round rivers.. all bonuses.. and a great way to centre yourself on the trip in, and de-stress on the trip home.

At 6:35 AM , Anonymous Jeff Meyerson said...

1. When I walk in the door? Well, first I walk out of the den where I'm surfing the net and walk into the living room and turn on the TV.

2. Surf the net. Check the blogs.

3. See #2

4. Yes, I always walk from the bedroom right to the den. Sometimes I detour to the couch and check the weather first.

At 7:29 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

1. I usually wonder how I managed to let Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, and Dolly Parton tie me up AGAIN. If it's a "Work from home" day, I wonder what I was doing outside, then remember it was probably playing lumberjack to feed the insatiable boiler. All bow down to the boiler. If it's a travel day, I politely ask the Swedish bikini team to sing more softly while giving me my back rub, and careful not to spill my beer. Then I explain to the confused check in clerk that I was just kidding, though he does have nice tits, and he throws my key at me and I go away.

2. Go get the kids up for school. One of the coolest things about being a dad, that I don't think enough people take advantage of, is tucking kids in at night and waking them up in the morning.

3. Drink coffee, prepare myself for my "real labor". I sit at a computer for pay, but weekends are for building, chopping wood, etc.

4. When not working from home, I usually take the same route, but it's a long one. There's a guy I often pass in Valparaiso who has one of those recliner bikes, but with a full enclosure so he has some cargo space too, and is protected from the elements. He has a sign on it that says "burn calories instead of fuel", with a phone number. I've thought about calling him to say that caleries are fuel, but usually I just run him off the road.


At 8:47 AM , Anonymous johnd said...

1. First I change clothes (I put on my lounge around the house clothes) then I check to see what homework my kids have that requires my help.

2. On a work day, I wake up the boys for school and take a shower.

3. On weekends, I play on the computer until the wifee is ready to get up (usually a couple of hours).

4. I have a few different routes I could take to work, but I always take the shortest one because it is quicker, more scenic, and less trafic. I often vary the route home though. there are 5 or so vehicles that I see several times a week.

At 9:35 AM , Blogger Trillian DBB said...

grab something to eat and plop down in front of the tv and laptop

stumble into bathroom to brush teeth, wash face, take morning pills

lay in bed and thank about what to do about breakfast

only one route to work, along Lake St. Clair and through a marsh. I always pass this old guy who's walking along the side of the road wearing brightly colored shirts with reflective tape.

At 2:19 PM , Anonymous Sallyacious said...

1. Drop the coat & backpack on the floor and hang up my car keys.

2. Hit the snooze button. When that doesn't work anymore, I pop my lumbar vertabrae and then lie there for a minute as things readjust.

3. Snuggle with whichever of the cats has decided to curl up with me.

4. I usually do take the same route. Just because it's fastest and because it's the only way to get to the parking lot closest to my office. On the days when I'm not going to my office first, however, I do take a different route.

But I live in a very small town and work on a pedestrian-friendly campus. So if I take a different route, I have to drive all the way around the university to get where I'm going, and it's just not worth the dealing with college-aged drivers.

At 10:06 AM , Blogger Slyeyes said...

1. Change clothes, check the caller ID to see if Prince Charming called while I was at work; decide if I'm nuking something for dinner, actually cooking something or meeting friends at Kaldis.

2. Try to convince myself I WILL go to the Y and swim, then roll over and sleep for another half hour, thinking "tomorrow is another day."

3. Depending on the weather, I fix myself a cappucino and go sit on the porch with my laptop and try to dodge the Amorous Neighborhood Guy (with the alleged "understanding wife"); or walk up to Kaldi's for breakfast.

4. I take the Metrolink to work. The variables are whether I drive 10 minutes to the train station, or walk 2 blocks to catch the bus to go to the train station. Weather and after-work plans enter into the equation.

At 1:29 PM , Anonymous boo augustus said...

1. Empty the contents of my pockets into a big bowl on the coffee table, say hello to the cat and wash the subway and bus germs off my hands.

2. Hit the snooze button, fall back asleep then, when I wake up late, I spring from bed and run around in a frantic mess to get to work.

3. (aside from a bathroom break), open the blinds and make a cup of coffee or tea.

4. I take the shortest possible route to the bus stop. i'll usually hop on the first bus that comes along headed to either the pentagon or pentagon city station. then it's usually the yellow line to the gallery place/china town station. i could take the blue line to the metro center station, but that route is longer. besides, the yellow line crosses over the potomac, rather than under it. much better, sweeping view of the capital. note, i can also take the 16Y bus all the way into the city, but then i have to take a second bus to the office. it's alot longer.

what, you thought everyone drives their own personal pollution machine to work? ;)

At 10:06 PM , Blogger Kafaleni said...

Boo.. I bus, too.. but I'm limited in my bus choices. There are two routes I can take from town to work, but the prettier route is very twisty and takes twice as long as the other, so I generally skip it.

At 9:34 AM , Anonymous Dan said...

1) hug and kiss my dogs.
2) say 'fuck' and then sigh.
3) smile because i dont have to go to work.
4) same route. i am a creature of habit.

At 2:29 PM , Blogger Higgy said...

1. I usually go and play with Owen.

2. Either go and change Owen's diaper, or go for a 30 min walk.

3. Snuggle with my wife!

4. I always walk the same way to the spare bedroom where my office is :-) Yes, I work from home - hate me now...


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