Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Wordless Wednesday - So juicy

OJ...the drink, not the Simpson
London, ON, March 2009

About this photo: we're finishing off the Thematic Photographic drink theme (click here for more) and preparing for a new theme that goes live tomorrow. What will it be? Read on, McDuff...
I'm so not a morning person that I use every trick in the book to segue into the waking day with a little bit of happiness. This strategy includes, but is not necessarily limited to, the following:
  • Lighting - I sit in our south-facing kitchen with the table bathed in sunlight to chase the shadowy cobwebs of sleep out of my head.
  • Drinking - orange juice. Because anything this color can't be anything BUT bright and happy.
  • Listening - to the morning sounds of the house: kids pattering around, dog talking, kettle boiling...
  • Discussing - anything and everything with my wife and kids. Morning banter has a unique rhythm to it, doesn't it?
Sometimes I also pull out the camera and try to take a picture that somehow captures the spirit of this transitional time.

Your turn: How do you do mornings?

Oops, almost forgot: Our next Thematic Photographic theme will be:


Check back here Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. ET, as I'll be posting the first entry for this theme at that time.


Anonymous said...


I hear a loud clanging in my sleep. CRAP! it's not in my sleep, it's the %$#@*?%$ alarm clock.
I throw it against the wall, which gets the dogs barking, which wakes up the wife, which gets the cat howling.
I stumble down stairs to get coffee which by the Blessings of Odin has already brewed. It hits my gut like The Hammer of Thor, providing a moment of relief.
I get my bottle of Bushmills out from behind the toilet tank and take a guzzle. Sweet, sweet nectar.
I get dressed and lumber to the car with a cup of whisky and coffee to start my day. Soon I will be driving my rounds on the school bus.
I swear one of these days I'm going to take that thing off a bridge.

Ed Crankshaft

kenju said...

LOL....drab? I can probably do that!!

Carmi, I don't do mornings at all if I can help it. I've been sleeping later and later these days. I'm up too late and in bed so late in the a.m. that I have my days and nights mixed-up. Good thing I'm not working these days!

Anonymous said...

Funny you should ask.
I got woken up this morning to the sound of the freakin' Google van driving by.
If you go on Google Earth and come across a picture of an angry red-faced man barreling down the driveway, bathrobe flapping in the breeze, waving a snow shovel at the camera, that would be me.

Carmi Levy

NJ said...

I greet the morning at the early hour of 4:45 a.m. I usually start the morning with a cup of coffee and knit a few rows of something before heading out to work. I am a morning person and personally love morning.

Gyrobo said...

Once the weather gets a little warmer, I plan to start my day off with an hour-long nature hike.

By the time I'm done walking, I'm in town! Huzzah!

wendy said...

What I intend my mornings to be and what they have been lately live in completely different universes.

I am working on mastering "early to bed early to rise" ... which lately looks like staying up til at least 1 a.m. and getting up at 8 a.m.

But soon, I'll be a morning wonder.

I wonder when that will be? :)

Ready to do "drab".

dianne - bunny trails said...

So. Where's the photo?

Cloudia said...

Transitional or
trance - itional time.

Hilary said...

With coffee or tea and a hot shower. Then I'm mostly human. The orange juice looks so good. Maybe tomorrow I'll opt for some of that instead. :)

Hey it's Amy Shipp said...

Why does visiting your blog always seem to make me thirsty.....

(your buddy Ed is a hoot!)

And I might need to know more about that google earth van. I'm just sayin.

Amanda said...

Pretty cool although I would have gone for the Earl Grey myself "LOL"

Sorry about the url I changed sites (long story) but I am happy with it so far!

Daryl said...

My mornings are quiet .. me and the talking heads on TV .. Gus gets into bed with Husband as I vacate .. Rose wants to be fed NOW .. NOW NOW NOW ... I turn on the coffee machine, shower, dress and head to the office ...

Drab... well that's going to take some work ..

Sleepypete said...

Lol at the Google Orwellian Opel comment :-) If you have a peek at www.the-register.co.uk you'll hopefully see El Reg's take on Google Earth. They're not too impressed, as you can probably tell by them calling the picture taking vehicle an Orwellian Opel.

My mornings - staying in bed until I can't possibly stay any longer. Snatching a bit of a glass of water. Nibbling on a biscuit or two. Navigating my way through rush hour traffic while rubbing the sleep from my eyes.

Sleepypete said...

Oops - I've been giving bad information out again :

www.theregister.co.uk for the story on the Orwellian Opel, no hyphen in the middle.

Debbie @Like a Rose said...

I love the way you captured the morning light with the juice.

kcinnova said...

Coffee and blogs. Or wrapped up in a blanket in the recliner pretending to watch the morning news as I fall back asleep.

Perhaps if I had a sunny window and a glass of orange juice, I would be a happier greeter of the morning?

I'm working on this 'drab' assignment. Apparently I'm not as negative as some people might suppose, because I'm having trouble coming up with drab subjects!