0490: "Morning Routine"

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Re: "Morning Routine" Discussion

Postby includemaliciousintent » Fri Oct 17, 2008 5:24 am UTC

This has been my boyfriend's schedual for a year now. I talk to him in the afternoon and he is like "I need to get some clothes on brb" and I'm like "Of course, you were in bed all morning again...". I don't mind, its just last time I left my computer in bed with me for TOO long and overheated the poor babe. Besides, my desktop is less than a yard away from my bed...I just move the chair over to me and hop in...then roll over. ^^"
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Re: "Morning Routine" Discussion

Postby Japa » Fri Oct 17, 2008 5:28 am UTC

I'm too cheap for a laptop, so i have to do this with my desktop..... though the line is fuzzy: http://pix.sparky-s.ie/images/ot1lo1zovnoo9gbzcnh.jpg

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Re: "Morning Routine" Discussion

Postby millhill » Fri Oct 17, 2008 5:34 am UTC

This is so me, except for the friends part... and the get out of covers part...

ps. yes I made this account just to write this post... want to be my friend =^_^=

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Re: "Morning Routine" Discussion

Postby Bulvox » Fri Oct 17, 2008 5:35 am UTC

I would just like to say this: Randall, Stop stalking me!!!!!
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Re: "Morning Routine" Discussion

Postby ameretrifle » Fri Oct 17, 2008 5:37 am UTC

Switch "morning" to "night" and you have me. Well. Maybe subtract a couple internet friends too. But still. What d'you think I'm doing right now? I'm sure as hell not sleeping, like my parents keep insisting normal folk would be...
Cynical Idealist wrote:That used to happen all the time to me. One of my parents would stumble in, glare at me, and say "don't you know what time it is?"

What he said. :D I actually got into the habit of using closed-captioning because my parents were right across the hall and I didn't want them to know I was awake watching Adult Swim... Now I'm 20, and they've resigned themselves to it. For the most part.

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Re: "Morning Routine" Discussion

Postby '; DROP DATABASE;-- » Fri Oct 17, 2008 5:54 am UTC

I'd do this, but I'd just end up falling asleep again, and dropping it, and being late for work. My morning routine is basically this:
  • Get up, shut off alarm clock, drag blanket to couch, curl up and fall asleep on couch.
  • Watch animé that comes on about 5 minutes later on a timer. If bread was available the night before, prepare and consume toast while doing so.
  • After watching, decide I should get up and go.
  • Sit for 10-20 minutes staring at screen, thinking, or falling asleep again.
  • Shut off second alarm clock. On Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, get up. Other days, spend another hour or so sleeping on the couch.
  • Put on clothes, go to work/school, profit.

Falling asleep again is not part of the plan, but I'm absolutely terrible at getting up, because I stay up too late posting here. D: Should have gone to bed an hour and a half ago.
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Re: "Morning Routine" Discussion

Postby Kazuke » Fri Oct 17, 2008 5:54 am UTC

Yeah, I've had days like this, 'cept it's check dA to see if the ''art'' I posted before going to bed has gotten any comments.

Then Facebook, GMail, XKCD, and then I hit the shower.

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Re: "Morning Routine" Discussion

Postby 0x783czar » Fri Oct 17, 2008 6:11 am UTC

whoa.... way too true.

There's something cool about knowing that you're not the only person losing his mind! :p

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Re: "Morning Routine" Discussion

Postby Jach » Fri Oct 17, 2008 6:12 am UTC

I've fallen asleep with my laptop on the bed. Big mistake, I woke up in the middle of the night, shifted a leg, and it took a tumble. Luckily only the power cord broke and not the screen or motherboard, but the battery was promptly drained. Still need to either fix it or order a new one...
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Re: "Morning Routine" Discussion

Postby ntt » Fri Oct 17, 2008 6:23 am UTC

I don't get the reference to the "...profit!". Is it referring to an older strip??

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Re: "Morning Routine" Discussion

Postby Gojoe » Fri Oct 17, 2008 6:24 am UTC

ntt wrote:I don't get the reference to the "...profit!". Is it referring to an older strip??
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Re: "Morning Routine" Discussion

Postby guyy » Fri Oct 17, 2008 6:26 am UTC

This one doesn't work for me, because:

1. No laptop.
2. Morning classes every weekday.
3. ...Friends? What are those?

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Re: "Morning Routine" Discussion

Postby phlip » Fri Oct 17, 2008 6:45 am UTC

ntt wrote:I don't get the reference to the "...profit!". Is it referring to an older strip??

South Park wrote:Cartman: So what are you gonna do with all these underpants that you steal?
Gnome: Collecting underpants is just phase 1. Phase 1: collect underpants.
Kyle: Sooo, what's phase 2?
Gnome: [has no response. Looks around, then calls out to the other gnomes on the underpants mound] Hey, what's phase 2?
Gnome 2: Phase 1: we collect underpants.
Gnome: Yeah yeah yeah, but. What about phase 2?
Gnome 2: [says nothing, then] Well, phase 3 is profit. Get it?
Stan: I don't get it.
Gnome 2: [walks up to a large chart] You see, Phase 1: collect underpants. Phase 2: … Phase 3: Profit.

Hooray for the Internet.
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Re: "Morning Routine" Discussion

Postby Cartofel » Fri Oct 17, 2008 7:28 am UTC

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Re: "Morning Routine" Discussion

Postby caje » Fri Oct 17, 2008 7:48 am UTC

phlip wrote:
ntt wrote:I don't get the reference to the "...profit!". Is it referring to an older strip??

South Park wrote:Cartman: So what are you gonna do with all these underpants that you steal?
Gnome: Collecting underpants is just phase 1. Phase 1: collect underpants.
Kyle: Sooo, what's phase 2?
Gnome: [has no response. Looks around, then calls out to the other gnomes on the underpants mound] Hey, what's phase 2?
Gnome 2: Phase 1: we collect underpants.
Gnome: Yeah yeah yeah, but. What about phase 2?
Gnome 2: [says nothing, then] Well, phase 3 is profit. Get it?
Stan: I don't get it.
Gnome 2: [walks up to a large chart] You see, Phase 1: collect underpants. Phase 2: … Phase 3: Profit.

Hooray for the Internet.


Underpants gnomes know ALL about business.

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Re: "Morning Routine" Discussion

Postby llnnin » Fri Oct 17, 2008 8:11 am UTC

phantom wrote:
madhollywood wrote:
phantom wrote:This isn't quite accurate for me. I have to get out of bed and move the two feet to the desk where my laptop is before I can check up on my friends all around the world.


That's just inefficient. You totally need to rectify that situation.

Gah, I completely forgot about my eee pc that i keep on the bookshelf right next to my bed. So I actually can surf the net from bed. *hits self*

lol, I rearranged the furniture in my room last month, and i moved my bed right next to my desk. i actually am typing laying on my bed with the laptop on the desk right now. sometime i wake up in the middle of the night, turn my head and do something on the computer, and goes right back to sleep

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Re: "Morning Routine" Discussion

Postby lexsaur » Fri Oct 17, 2008 8:42 am UTC

I call it "taking a naptop"

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Re: "Morning Routine" Discussion

Postby Red Hal » Fri Oct 17, 2008 8:45 am UTC

This cartoon works for me although I don't use a laptop, I use a Nokia Internet tablet. But yeah, pretty much that routine, with added xkcd.
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Re: "Morning Routine" Discussion

Postby Gelsamel » Fri Oct 17, 2008 8:57 am UTC

I do this every morning, except I don't really check up on friends. I just check out xkcd...
"Give up here?"
- > No
"Do you accept defeat?"
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"Do you think games are silly little things?"
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"Is it all pointless?"
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Re: "Morning Routine" Discussion

Postby Ping » Fri Oct 17, 2008 9:28 am UTC

This comic makes me glad I have a desktop.

My desktop is more then enough reason for me to get out of bed each day.

I do usually keep my blanket wrapped around me however.

Laptops just don't fit my tastes.

The comic on hand, not great, but serves a point.

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Re: "Morning Routine" Discussion

Postby ThemePark » Fri Oct 17, 2008 9:37 am UTC

Ha! And here I thought I was the only one sleeping with my laptop in my bed. :D
VHBT wrote:I think I want a laptop now.

On the other hand, I might never get to sleep with that next to my bed...

I do that every night. It loves to snuggle with me, but some night it gets offended and turns its screen the other way. :(

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:(

My battery died. Then my PSU died. Now my laptop has been shipped off for repair, and hopefully they'll repair the dings that the case has picked up along the way.

man I wish I had a laptop.
My parents are ridiculously light sleepers and they have, on occasion, discovered my nocturnal nature upon hearing the *typity typity typity* at 3am :P The keyboard for my PC is so loud D:

That used to happen all the time to me. One of my parents would stumble in, glare at me, and say "don't you know what time it is?"

Then I moved to the basement, and that stopped happening, except on rare, rare occasions. ("Michael? You're up at 7? ...oh.")

Of course, now that I'm off at college, it doesn't happen anymore...although my roommate gets annoyed occasionally.

Same here! Except for the basement, but name, story, all of it. GET OUT OF MY HEAD, Cynical Idealist!
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Re: "Morning Routine" Discussion

Postby GemT » Fri Oct 17, 2008 9:37 am UTC

GodShapedBullet wrote:
IW4 wrote:
VHBT wrote:I think I want a laptop now.

On the other hand, I might never get to sleep with that next to my bed...
You get used to it, actually.


Getting used to it hasn't been my experience.

You get used to never getting to sleep.

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Re: "Morning Routine" Discussion

Postby Tzekelkan » Fri Oct 17, 2008 9:53 am UTC

I'm suremany people have said it, but I too was under the covers with my laptop when I read today's comic. Oh, and I also usually take it with me when I sit on the loo (either that or a book) and sometimes when I take my bath.
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Re: "Morning Routine" Discussion

Postby luketheduke » Fri Oct 17, 2008 10:19 am UTC

My laptop is broken :(

Gonna get me an EEE PC soon. Ha!
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Re: "Morning Routine" Discussion

Postby Pidgeot » Fri Oct 17, 2008 10:55 am UTC

Pfft, that's nothing.

Back in May, my left knee dislocated spontaneously. I had to use crutches for 2 weeks, because I wasn't allowed to use that leg to support any of my weight - or even bend it.

Now fortunately, my computer (tower, not laptop) is close to my bed, so getting over to it wouldn't require much effort. Unfortunately, I couldn't very well sit at it due to the whole "no bending" thing.

The solution? Drag the keyboard and mouse over to the bed and lie there while using it. I could even use my crutches to turn the computer on.

Granted, I had to use Magnifier to even TRY and read any regularly-sized text... and I never actually turned on the computer first thing in the morning... but it beats the laptop in bed thing. (Not that I haven't done that as well.)

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Re: "Morning Routine" Discussion

Postby Kayube » Fri Oct 17, 2008 11:31 am UTC

So does Randall know what the "R" in routine stands for?

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Re: "Morning Routine" Discussion

Postby l_bratch » Fri Oct 17, 2008 11:34 am UTC

Japa wrote:I'm too cheap for a laptop, so i have to do this with my desktop..... though the line is fuzzy: http://pix.sparky-s.ie/images/ot1lo1zovnoo9gbzcnh.jpg
This is by far the greatest thing I've ever seen. A spent a good few minutes staring at it, marvelling.

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Re: "Morning Routine" Discussion

Postby MysticTerminator » Fri Oct 17, 2008 12:19 pm UTC

I know this has been said but ... damn.

That is exactly what I am doing right now.

As I read the comic.

...time to get out from under the covers ?

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Re: "Morning Routine" Discussion

Postby SirMustapha » Fri Oct 17, 2008 12:25 pm UTC

I'm thankful for Randall's affirmation that laptops are weird - one more reason for me to stay away from them. Me trusty ol' desktop is far, far more than enough for me.

Weird and expensive, too.

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Re: "Morning Routine" Discussion

Postby Adhemar » Fri Oct 17, 2008 12:29 pm UTC

phlip wrote:
ntt wrote:I don't get the reference to the "...profit!". Is it referring to an older strip??

South Park wrote:Cartman: So what are you gonna do with all these underpants that you steal?
Gnome: Collecting underpants is just phase 1. Phase 1: collect underpants.
Kyle: Sooo, what's phase 2?
Gnome: [has no response. Looks around, then calls out to the other gnomes on the underpants mound] Hey, what's phase 2?
Gnome 2: Phase 1: we collect underpants.
Gnome: Yeah yeah yeah, but. What about phase 2?
Gnome 2: [says nothing, then] Well, phase 3 is profit. Get it?
Stan: I don't get it.
Gnome 2: [walks up to a large chart] You see, Phase 1: collect underpants. Phase 2: … Phase 3: Profit.

Hooray for the Internet.


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Re: "Morning Routine" Discussion

Postby Susy » Fri Oct 17, 2008 12:58 pm UTC

...but, is it not what we all do??? I mean, it is quite normal right??? hahaha

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Re: "Morning Routine" Discussion

Postby acusticthoughts » Fri Oct 17, 2008 1:10 pm UTC

This is absolutely my routine, but it is with an iPhone instead of a laptop...and this is my routine before I go to bed as well...

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Postby VelociraptorEvader » Fri Oct 17, 2008 1:20 pm UTC

4. ..........
5. Profit BABY!
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Re: "Morning Routine" Discussion

Postby gypkap » Fri Oct 17, 2008 1:35 pm UTC

Slight change for my morning routine:
Turn of alarm and wake up.
Get the coffee brewing.
Then go to the laptop, which is on a desk near the kitchen.
Read stuff that's come in.
Drink coffee, and then maybe post.

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Re: "Morning Routine" Discussion

Postby victor_4k » Fri Oct 17, 2008 1:55 pm UTC

ok 3rd time lucky!
thanks to Azrael for finaly getting my to the right place
and this is not an introduction post, not much point, ppl will figger out who or what i am if they so chose,
"a repost of my first post about 5 min ago, im thinking maybe someone figgered it was in the wrong spot last time, as i cant see any other reason for it to be deleted, but meh,
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my spelling sucks, i know, correct me if you must but it wont help,

seeing the current comic inspired me to join the fourm and post
(considered posting it here, but this post will be well outa date befor ppl forgeting the comic is an ishue)

looking at it, (as ya do) i though well, that exactly what i do,
then i relised the laptop referance,

just gota point out, i manage it with a desktop,
but then again ima generic live at home 23Yo gamer geek(not quite living in the basement, but only cos there is no basement, or id so be there) who uses 3d mark to heat his room,

little sidetracked there, anyhow, love the work,

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Re: "Morning Routine" Discussion

Postby mootinator » Fri Oct 17, 2008 3:11 pm UTC

sterces48 wrote:1. get up
2. shower
3. ...profit


Most adult lives:

1. wake up
2. ???
3. profit!

Incidentally, this is also where most religions come from:

1. universe is created
2. ???
3. prophet!

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Re: "Morning Routine" Discussion

Postby Pesto » Fri Oct 17, 2008 3:23 pm UTC

This comic made me think of this video:

Privacy Is Dead – Get Over It - Pt 1
Privacy Is Dead – Get Over It - Pt 2

It's Steve Rambam, a PI, talking about how he and law enforcement officers are able to use all the information gathered on the web to track people down. Be forewarned, the whole lecture is three hours long.

If you want to skip to the interesting part, go to 14:00 in part two. A guy, Rick Dakan, volunteered to have all his personal details discovered based on only his name. Rick and Steve then agreed to go on a year long cat and mouse game. It's pretty awesome.

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Re: "Morning Routine" Discussion

Postby chalms04 » Fri Oct 17, 2008 3:48 pm UTC

ConMan wrote:I have a chair sitting next to my bed. On the chair, my Macbook. On the plus side, the chair is a plastic one with a pattern of holes in the seat, so the laptop stays relatively well-ventilated. And yes, my daily routine starts with me struggling to open my eyes, hit snooze on my alarm (which is actually located away from my bed in a misguided attempt to prevent me using snooze too much), and doing a quick check of things on the computer (mostly the state of my torrents, which I leave running overnight). Then at night, more computer until much too late, and collapsing into bed (which I am conveniently already in).


we're the same person, except i have a pc
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Re: "Morning Routine" Discussion

Postby aleiby » Fri Oct 17, 2008 4:30 pm UTC

hahaha, I say from under the covers of my bed.

(hurray iphone!)

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Re: "Morning Routine" Discussion

Postby Xenobiologista » Fri Oct 17, 2008 4:57 pm UTC

Kain wrote:I have my laptop on the opposite side of the room from my bed, right next to the alarm. I've probably smacked it once or twice trying to get the alarm off...


My laptop IS my alarm clock. Stand-alone clocks don't provide enough of an incentive to get out of bed, and unless you're dumb enough to buy a really expensive clock radio with an DAP dock you can't get them to play thematic music like this:
Blemishing mirror fright, gonna take a bit of a fall tonight
Dreamed that I was underneath a naked woman saying something that I cant repeat
Awakened by the runway noise, suck it up kid, assume battle poise
Its a lonely time for yours truly I know
I don't need to stay awake

In my nightmare I feel so alive
In my dreamscape escapades
I make the grade I save the day
Eve 6, "Nightmare"

Or 12 Girls' Band cover of Coldplay's "Clocks"...or Holst's "Mars, the Bringer of War"...etc.


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