First Things First


Turning to a prompt from BlogHer for tonight’s post:

What is the first thing you do every single day (I mean, after you hit the snooze button)? When did that step in your routine begin?

This one is almost too easy, as anyone who knows me outside the internet knows — or at least suspects — the answer to this one: I grab my phone. First stop there is the NPR app, so I can stream the news. Next, I either play whatever Words with Friends games came in overnight (sometimes really good words pop into my brain before its fully awake) or I take a spin through Facebook or Twitter, depending on how much time I have.

The question of how much time I have doesn’t depend, as the prompt suggests, on how many times I’ve hit the snooze, as I don’t ever use it. In fact, I am almost always awake when my alarm goes off, and in the rare instance that I’m not, it puts me off my game all day. (It’s seriously, impossibly disconcerting and I just can’t recover from it.) Continue reading