The big wind-up has started

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  1. Peter Hoggan profile image70
    Peter Hogganposted 8 years ago

    I have a ton load of work to get through today, no rest for the wicked even on the weekends. But I need to have at least 2 cigarettes, two coffees and a poke around my favorite sites like HubPages before I can get my head around starting anything that would actually put food on the table.

    It is a daily ritual and although I work 12 hour days on average I could spend a lot more time on the job if I didn’t have the coffee, tobacco and HubPages thing going on. But I guess I need the stimulation and the downtime to stay productive. So here I am first cigarette and first coffee, 100 times more satisfying than any others I may have during the day.

    I wonder how many others are out there are going through the same ritual - winding up for work. If I was non smoking and caffeine free I wonder what I would do?

    So, how do you wind up in readiness for the day?

  2. Susana S profile image96
    Susana Sposted 8 years ago

    Peter - that's the exact same ritual I have smile A few cups of coffee and a few fags while I have a quick look at my earnings for yesterday, check out the forums, my page views and the feed to see if I've missed anything interesting.

    I'm on my first cup right now and my second fag is calling me tongue

    I'm going to be having a few working nights over the weekend as I've got so much to do....aaargh! So I'll be back to the ritual at about 8.30 tonight, lol smile

  3. sunforged profile image71
    sunforgedposted 8 years ago

    Its 352 am here, you guys are discussing my bedtime ritual!

    Cup of coffee, check the end of day at adsense (3am EST is 12am Mountainview, California time)

    So cheers (shaky over caffeinated hand in the air)

  4. Mark Knowles profile image61
    Mark Knowlesposted 8 years ago

    That used to be it. Now I have quit smoking - I have the same ritual, but without the fags. big_smile

    1. Susana S profile image96
      Susana Sposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Fab that you kicked the habit big_smile

      1. Mark Knowles profile image61
        Mark Knowlesposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I impressed myself. I was hard core, but when I crossed the 45 year age divide - I really started to feel the ill effects that I had not noticed before. Then I watched one of my 65 y.o. neighbors carrying his oxygen bottle around every day and decided I did not want to end up like that.

        10 months of hell - now I feel great. smile

        1. Peter Hoggan profile image70
          Peter Hogganposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Yep, i kind of feel my time to stop is approaching, I recognise I am dependant on nicotine, and the health issues, breathlessness and  the morning cough are obvious, yet I still enjoy it.

          1. Misha profile image68
            Mishaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            LOL We all did enjoy it - for dozens of years. But then suddenly comes a moment when you understand - now it's time to quit. Just don't miss it. smile

  5. Peter Hoggan profile image70
    Peter Hogganposted 8 years ago

    I have recently started rolling my own fags for health reasons, i mean, all that saltpeter can't be good for you.

    1. Susana S profile image96
      Susana Sposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      LOL - they're definitely "healthier" lol

    2. Mark Knowles profile image61
      Mark Knowlesposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I used to roll my own as well. Ah - the good old days. big_smile

  6. CMHypno profile image93
    CMHypnoposted 8 years ago

    I don't smoke, but am just about to get my second cup of coffee and start on the toast


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