Friday, April 5, 2002

This Week's Friday Five

1. What are the first things that you do in the morning to start your day? Weekdays, I hit the snooze button, generally five or six times; each time, I ooch up higher in bed and turn the radio louder until eventually I am sitting upright and reading a book. Then I make coffee. After that depends on what I need to do...shower if I'm smelly, shave if I'm scruffy, eat if I'm hungry. Eventually I get dressed and go to work. Weekends, the same but no alarm and no going to work, just television.

2. What are the last things that you do at night before going to bed? If I remember? Brush my teeth, wash my face, moisturize, get in bed, read a book, masturbate, sleep...usually in that order. I often forget two or three out of the list (except sleep, of course...and masturbating—I have to be awfully tired to get to sleep without that).

3. What daily routine have you recently added to your day? I have a hell of a time adding things to my day...routines have to be instituted on me from outside. But I have managed to get into the habit of eating lunch every day. That's a vast improvement. Today is fish & chips, and O! it smells so good! To quote Dame Maggie Smith's character, Lady Constance Countess of Trentham in Gosford Park: "Oh, yummy-yummy-yummy!

4. What routine do you wish you get rid of? Going to work. I hate having to work. Oh, to be a woman of leisure and independent means! Then, of course, I would be bored out of my mind. But I'm usually bored at work, anyway, and at least I wouldn't have to get dressed for it.

5. What's the one thing that makes you feel like something is missing if you don't do it some point within your day? Praying and/or meditating. And the funny thing is, I never think of it at the time, never realize that this is the thing I didn't do and that's why I feel like the Gordian Knot. It's a sort of stupidity, this inability to see the obvious. Perhaps if I had a more structured routine, I would remember? And if I had wings I could probably fly.

And now this week's Friday Five Beefcake:

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