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Title: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on December 18, 2007, 11:50:28 PM
When you woke up this morning what was the first thing that entered your head?

She lay there beside me ... sleeping, a wisp of hair across her cheek like a stray orphan ... I moved it to one side thinking "she's beautiful".

T
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: PaulW on December 19, 2007, 05:55:55 AM
AAAAARGGGGHH WHATTHEHELLISIT GERROFF GERROOOOOOFFFFFF!!!!

This was because one of the cats had half-killed a bird, so when wifey opened the bedroom door (she's up early today), the damn thing jumped on my face to show me it's kill. Not a good way to wake up.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: sara on December 19, 2007, 06:06:43 AM
my first thought was
god! its cold!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on December 19, 2007, 07:20:57 AM
My first thought today, after a bit of a rough night when my mind never really shut down, was "At last, it's morning."
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Tony on December 19, 2007, 07:32:33 AM
Why did somebody have to invent the alarm clock?
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: rewh2oman on December 19, 2007, 09:26:40 AM
God, my head hurts! (too much wine)  :(
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Nadine L on December 19, 2007, 10:24:25 AM
The birds are singing (in the tree outside the window). It sounds like Spring.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: SarahC on December 19, 2007, 10:48:42 AM
"I thought you were getting up early" to OH who was still in bed at 6.30am!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: SuzieHarris on December 19, 2007, 12:15:54 PM
'Someone please tell me everything has been a bad dream' It isn't, but I'm alive!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Calvin on December 19, 2007, 12:40:00 PM
It's today?


Had something planned, long awaited.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on December 19, 2007, 07:11:05 PM
Bloody hell, where's the light switch?
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: pamela07 on December 19, 2007, 10:59:40 PM
I'm hungry!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Amie on December 19, 2007, 11:04:37 PM
It was probably something like:  I hate this job.  Why am I waking up in a hotel room again?  I wonder if the offer of employment from that other company has arrived in my e-mail yet? 

Or it might've been something like:  snorggle...ck. ck rrrmmmmmmmm pickle juice wombat juice job skkkl snk kitty witties awwwww :)  snck snck 

(depending on how awake I was - I can't remember now.  I think I was pretty awake, so it was probably the former)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Spell Chick on December 19, 2007, 11:28:25 PM
I smell coffee.

Or perhaps, was that the coffeepot finishing up with the brewing.

Or simply, coffee.

(I think I detect a pattern)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Talisman on December 20, 2007, 04:59:17 PM
My first thought was not more frost to scrape off the b***% car ! 
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Frogg on December 20, 2007, 05:31:57 PM
Mine were: Goddam the cold, the lack of coffee, and the power cut... >:(
 
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: sune on December 20, 2007, 07:24:47 PM

" Great..it's only a dream..this whole thing is a dream!!"
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: bob414bob on December 20, 2007, 07:28:05 PM
Shit, I'm late
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on December 20, 2007, 07:36:00 PM
Dusty pink dawn slowly raises slumbering eyelids over Quang Ngai (Kwan Guy) Province in Vietnam.
A mixed bunch of thoughts in the first hour of my day;
Practical: Kill the mosquito that kept me awake half the night
Political: Why don't terrorists attack the Communists?
Funny: (Well for me it is)... read on ...
There is a local beer brewed here called Dung Quat, it is cheap, about 20 pence a bottle, and tastes great when chilled. Most of the people I work with are ok, but, as in every situation there are those who aren't. Silly, stupid people not prepared to listen or formulate/present a coherent argument only give opinionated excuses, etc. Most of us would probably refer to them as RSoles. In my wisdom I have renamed them Dung Quats! -  Much in the style of Billy Connelly's "Getifer ya wee bassa"!


Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: pamela07 on December 20, 2007, 11:27:32 PM
I don't feel like getting up :'(
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: DC on December 20, 2007, 11:44:34 PM
Urgh! Is it that time? >:(
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: DC on December 21, 2007, 12:00:55 AM
Second thought of today: Ah! Payday! ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: DwWin on December 21, 2007, 08:25:11 AM
When will she understand there's a 7 hour time difference?
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: pamela07 on December 21, 2007, 08:32:08 AM
I have to apologize to my boss. :-[
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Spell Chick on December 21, 2007, 02:06:51 PM
I hope everything goes okay.  (My husband was scheduled for some extensive tests at the hospital today. And all was okay.)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: pamela07 on December 21, 2007, 04:30:22 PM
Congratulations to you and your husband.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Christopher Silva on December 21, 2007, 04:53:44 PM
Ohhhhh---too much red wine!


Chris
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Spell Chick on December 21, 2007, 04:56:36 PM
Pamela,
thanks
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: ellie on December 21, 2007, 06:17:26 PM
My first thought today ( and every morning lately), is "Oh, my aching leg" and then that first painful moment I put my leg to the floor and hobble to the bathroom...and the sound of the cock pheasant in back garden  ;D
Merry Christmas everyone ;)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on December 21, 2007, 06:52:34 PM
First thought today was "Christ.  It can't really be half past noon."  But it was.  And it was still only six and a half hours since I went to sleep.

By now I should have learned that my poor bod sometimes just says 'Enough', especially after a series of late nights, but it still surprises me. ;-)

I wish I could hear a cock pheasant in the garden.  It would be better than the bloody motorway noise.  For the last thirty or so years people have been telling me 'You'll get used to it'.  Well, I haven't.

Gyppo
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: ellie on December 21, 2007, 07:05:00 PM

I wish I could hear a cock pheasant in the garden.  It would be better than the bloody motorway noise.  For the last thirty or so years people have been telling me 'You'll get used to it'.  Well, I haven't.

Gyppo

Ahh, the joys of country living Gyppo ;D..you should hear the old bull in the field on the corner when he gets going..is it the mating season d'you know? :o

(sympathise with you, I lived next to a very busy road once, in Essex)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on December 21, 2007, 07:56:31 PM
you should hear the old bull in the field on the corner when he gets going..is it the mating season d'you know? :o


What for?  Bulls, or just in general ;-)

I gather that most cows don't even see a bull these days.  Just the man from the Ministry of AG (or whatever they call it these days) with a pair of rubber gloves and a plastic bag of frozen 'bull juice'.  Could explain 'Mad Cow Disease', couldn't it?

Country living...  When we first moved here, about 45 years ago, the road outside was just a gravel track and there was woodland - with bluebells and all the other stuff we used to take for granted - just the other side of the track.  Then they built a row of old folks bungalows.  It was a typical 60s experiment in social engineering, sticking old folks opposite families with kids.  All the houses had a little alcove built on for storing bicycles.  Gradually the estate grew around us.

We could hear owls hooting at night, and sometimes the cows coughing in the fields beyond the woodland.  Very distinctive, a cow's cough.  Gamekeepers and poachers learn to cough so it sounds like a cow, if they have to ;-) 

About a mile away down the hill and beyond the river there was the proper town with several large factories, and at 6am you could hear the rumble as machinery started en-masse.  But it wasn't as obtrusive as the motorway noise.  There were still a lot of farms around and a lot of open ground.  All gradually eaten up by housing and factories.

I've been away and come back a few times, and after being down in Cornwall the first few weeks back with the motorway noise were a nightmare.

A few years back we went for a short break at a place in Cornwall called Lansallos, and, not only was it quiet enough to hear a fox walking past in the night, there was virtually no light pollution from street lamps.  I could walk down to the beach at night through the fields by starlight.  It's only in the wild places that you realise just how much light stars can provide, even without a moon.  Just sit outside for a while to let your eyes adjust and away you go.  Magic.  Of course, on a cloudy night it was as black as the inside of a bag ;-)

Damn, I need to get back there...

Gyppo   
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on December 21, 2007, 10:31:30 PM
Great insight Gyppo thanks.

First thoughts:
Today, I finish at 12 .... hooray!
Beer at 13:00
Shopping .... after the beer ... No closing time!!! Could be a wobbly evening.

T
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Spell Chick on December 22, 2007, 07:06:09 AM
first thought: Shit, someone is landing a C-17 in the back yard (those are the huge transport planes the US Air Force uses and they are horribly, terribly, loud) Peeked at clock to see 5:39 AM

next realization, some idiot has some souped up car with a barrel muffler to make it sound like a C-17 and they are not driving away anytime soon. I must track them down and kill them.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: pamela07 on December 22, 2007, 10:50:07 AM
Did the next round of snow storms start yet?  I still have shopping to do.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Talisman on December 22, 2007, 02:57:18 PM
my first thought was 'wish I didn't have to go to work'.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on December 22, 2007, 03:52:08 PM
first thought: Shit, someone is landing a C-17 in the back yard (those are the huge transport planes the US Air Force uses and they are horribly, terribly, loud) Peeked at clock to see 5:39 AM

next realization, some idiot has some souped up car with a barrel muffler to make it sound like a C-17 and they are not driving away anytime soon. I must track them down and kill them.

You need to walk out casually, smash their windscreen, on the driver's side, with a sledge-hammer or perhaps a felling axe, and when they jump out to remonstrate - or perhaps run away - say "Now I have your attention...".

On the other hand this may not be good advice for a female...

When I worked nights I stalked across the carpark outside my house one day, wearing nothing but my underpants and carrying a felling axe to 'have a word' with two noisy gits who were 'balancing' their new car stereo, they weren't inclined to argue.  Nor was my then wife, who stood in the doorway watching and didn't know quite how to react.  I think she knew I was acting the part, but perhaps she wondered.

It was all a very careful act, but down in Cornwall they have a morbid fear of axe-murderers so it worked really well.

"I'll gladly cut it in half if it will help you balance things..."

Then I suggested a layby/pull-in about half a mile away where they could do the job without waking me again.  After that I put the axe away and went straight back to sleep.  The absence of adrenaline wakefulness proved it was just an act.

If you do something like that every couple of years it keeps the 'natives' on their toes and properly respectful ;-)

Gyppo
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: CarrieSheppard on December 22, 2007, 05:18:58 PM
First thought today...

Turn the alarm off, it's Saturday!

Second though - oh gawd, Carol will be here in half an hour and we're going shopping....

Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Paula on December 22, 2007, 06:19:07 PM
My first thought was probably unrepeatable. My dog decided it was time I was up, hopped up onto my bed and danced a merry little jig. Shes a particularly big collie cross who didnt care that she was trampling me. Pah
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on December 22, 2007, 06:19:48 PM

Turn the alarm off, it's Saturday!


Thank the gods for that.  Most of today I've been thinking it was Sunday.  It's been a strange week, but I've just gained another 24 hours I thought were gone.

Gyppo
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Talisman on December 23, 2007, 04:18:39 AM
first thought today - can't wait for Christmas Day so I can actually have a day off !

If you go shopping at Currys today anyone spare for a thought for me, and if you go to Dorking then pop in and say hello !  ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: CarrieSheppard on December 23, 2007, 07:18:08 AM
I went to Currys - couldn't find the TV I wanted!   :(  Dorking's a tad out the way for me though.

Used to go to the folk club there though, long ago.  http://www.chanticleerfolk.co.uk/

As for finding that TV - I think internet search about to commence!

OK - back on topid!  First thought this morning?

How nice it is to be loved.

Second thought:

I don't wanna get up! 

Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Spell Chick on December 23, 2007, 07:43:43 AM
My first thought: Why am I looking at a clock with the first number a 3? I am hating these hot flashes. I hope I can manage to get back to sleep

Second first thought: Well, the first number is a 5, maybe I will just close my eyes for a moment longer.

Third first thought: Why is the phone ringing in the middle of the night? (time now 7.28)
I guess I could get up. I wonder if there is coffee yet. (there wasn't, but it was started)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Ken100 on December 23, 2007, 09:44:18 AM
My first thought...
'Hmm, I actually feel ok, considering how much I had to drink last night!'

 ;D ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Don on December 23, 2007, 10:54:01 AM
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If you do something like that every couple of years it keeps the 'natives' on their toes and properly respectful ;-)

Lol.  Occasionally, I will rent a moving van and park it in front of the house just to get the neighbors' hopes up.  I love seeing their long faces when I drive it away, unused.

First thought today:  Ack!  Dinner with the in-laws.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Spell Chick on December 23, 2007, 11:11:36 AM
Oh, my. After reading this, I realize that *I* am in the in-laws.
Sad, but true.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Don on December 23, 2007, 11:37:11 AM
Hahaha.  That's very funny.  Actually, dinner with the in-laws isn't bad.  Driving from Connecticut to New York on a Sunday with only two shopping days left until Christmas is truly terrifying.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Rob Hopcott on December 23, 2007, 12:07:15 PM
AAAAaaahhh!

I've slept like a log ... No tossing and turning ... No 3am story inspiration .... What am I going to write about for a flash fiction today?

Oh who cares ... Nobody's on the Internet over Christmas ...

Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: CarrieSheppard on December 23, 2007, 12:57:45 PM
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Nobody's on the Internet over Christmas ...

Wanna bet?!!

Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Rob Hopcott on December 23, 2007, 01:31:17 PM
Just you an' me then Carrie ... Cheers :-)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: ellie on December 23, 2007, 05:21:00 PM
I woke to what I thought was 'morning'..but when I looked at the clock it was just 3.30am, looking out the window there was the most enormous moon! :o(is this to do with Gyppo's solstice? ???)..
it really was almost as bright as day!
Then when I woke at 'getting up time' 7.45am...like Carrie, I just didn't wanna get up,so sneaked another 5 under the duvet ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on December 23, 2007, 07:32:50 PM
... Monday and back to work urghhh!
... Wot no water??? = no shower, no coffee, no breakfast = BAD start to the day!

One of the advantages of being an expat is that nobody in the family (in the UK) expects a present or even a Christmas Card ... xmas shopping is behind me.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on December 23, 2007, 08:11:31 PM
I woke to what I thought was 'morning'..but when I looked at the clock it was just 3.30am, looking out the window there was the most enormous moon! :o(is this to do with Gyppo's solstice? ???)..
it really was almost as bright as day!

It's like a Harvest Moon. Huge!. I tried to get some halfway decent pictures of it.

Gyppo
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on December 23, 2007, 08:42:50 PM
It's like a Harvest Moon. Huge!. I tried to get some halfway decent pictures of it.

Gyppo

And I am left pondering why didn't you try and get some 'fullway' decent pictures?
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on December 23, 2007, 08:49:37 PM
Good point.  It's a curious turn of phrase, because I was indeed trying for  decent pics. 

Mind you, it turned out they were only 'halfway decent'.  (See 'Christmas Greeting' in coffee shop.)

Gyppo
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on December 23, 2007, 08:52:04 PM
already seen and replied!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Age on December 23, 2007, 11:38:32 PM
My first thoughts:

Ugh, why did I drink both of those Monster's last night?  And what is that playing over the radio??
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on December 24, 2007, 12:54:29 AM
My first thoughts:

Ugh, why did I drink both of those Monster's last night?  And what is that playing over the radio??

I think you'll need to describe the 'Monsters' before we can answer the question  ::)
Did you figure out the radio tune?

T
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: DC on December 24, 2007, 03:08:24 AM
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Oh who cares ... Nobody's on the Internet over Christmas ...

Wanna bet?!!



Yep, I'm a single sad old git, so I'll be around as well. (Though I have been invited to Linda's for dinner tomorrow)

Have a good what ever you celebrate day, and see you around..

Dave.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Age on December 24, 2007, 04:00:24 AM
I think you'll need to describe the 'Monsters' before we can answer the question  ::)
Did you figure out the radio tune?

T
Sorry, as in the 16 oz. Monster Energy Drinks.  And my radio alarm clock goes off my iPod, and since i don't put it on random, it plays the same songs when i wake up...But i'd left it playing on low all night.  Freaked me out, thought i slept too late and was late for work.  Had to convince myself the clock was right, haha!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: DwWin on December 24, 2007, 04:33:25 AM
This couch is comfier than my bed.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Nadine L on December 24, 2007, 04:05:59 PM
First thought: Geeze, what time is it? I have a job interview this morning (Christmas Eve).

Moon info from NASA: http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2007/20dec_christmaseve.htm?list848321

Nadine
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: CarrieSheppard on December 24, 2007, 04:43:33 PM
My first thought this morning was remembering the dream I'd had - and it featured Nadine and Cathy C!  Oh dear oh dear... anyone know a good therapist?   ;D

Carrie
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: McWawa on December 24, 2007, 05:08:20 PM
F in Great !
I'm on Holiday.
Back to Sleep.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Nadine L on December 24, 2007, 09:48:13 PM
Cathy and me! That could be interesting...!  Betcha we had fun, right Cathy?

Nadine
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Don on December 24, 2007, 11:37:18 PM
First thought:  Snarklzyxblugkufingrastorgulatarah...

That's all I can remember.  The rest of it made no sense.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: McWawa on December 25, 2007, 03:07:36 AM
First thought:  Snarklzyxblugkufingrastorgulatarah...

That's all I can remember.  The rest of it made no sense.

yeah, know what you mean.I've  had the same yet without all the consonants.

bryan
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on December 25, 2007, 04:34:30 AM
"Bugger,  I forgot Mum's book token."

Gyppo
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Talisman on December 25, 2007, 05:07:03 AM
I think I'll stay here a bit longer - it's so cosy and warm !
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: CarrieSheppard on December 25, 2007, 05:46:11 AM
Can't remember my first thought this morning - probably something uncharitable about having to face the day.

However.. it has turned out fantastic!

Yeah, already.

happy Christmas all.

Carrie
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Narnian Prince on December 25, 2007, 08:43:40 AM
On behalf of my family and myself, I would like to take this opportunity to extend to all my fellow writers all the very best hopes and wishes that all your dreams will be fulfilled and that the coming year will hold unprecedented best selling success for all of us!  Enjoy the day!  Seize the day!  Never, EVER give up!  Love and best wishes to all of you!  :D

Chris, Julia, Elizabeth and Bernadette
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Larree on December 25, 2007, 09:01:57 AM
Merry Christmas, WORLD! (Now, GIFT ME!) hahahaha, j/k

May I gift all of you with my music? Peace!


Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on December 25, 2007, 01:58:17 PM

Seize the day!


Carpe Diem.  (Don't forget to feed the Goldfish!)

Gyppo
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on December 25, 2007, 07:12:12 PM
My Christmas Day was spent in a local hospital trying to get a work colleague released. Surrounded by a lot of pain and suffering, it wasn't the most pleasant day in my life. Started to 'celebrate' around 4 in the afternoon, so my first thought this morning was

"My head hurts"
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: CarrieSheppard on December 26, 2007, 03:15:05 AM
You make it sound like a jail break, big T.

Mine this morning?  Wow! I'm going to America! (singing tones)...

Cx
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: DwWin on December 26, 2007, 03:51:52 AM
What makes people go mad? In alberts case it was betrayal.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Spell Chick on December 26, 2007, 08:47:17 AM
My first thought: Ah, back to normal now. Sleeping in was luxurious.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on December 26, 2007, 10:16:30 AM
You make it sound like a jail break, big T.

Mine this morning?  Wow! I'm going to America! (singing tones)...

Cx

Congrats on your 'pressie' Carrie. have FUN, FUN FUN!

A 'jailbreak' would have been easier to organise. Eight hours of frustration, language difficulties, red tape (communist style), all contributed to a miserable Xmas Day. The final outcome was the saving grace, managed to get him out and into a comfort zone ... his recovery will testify to the effectiveness. Sooner rather than later I hope!
The celebratory beers after the event went to my head o:))

T
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on December 26, 2007, 10:49:18 PM
05:30 ... first cigarette of the day (yeah I know ... yuk!) I only smoke outside the house, so, dark thunderous looking clouds proclaim rain! Progress slowed at work - not bad because no work = no accidents = job done!

"Gotta get my author's (ha ha) profile to Citabria this morning".

T
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: DC on December 26, 2007, 10:56:50 PM
"Oh shit, is that the time? I'd better go to bed..."
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Nadine L on December 27, 2007, 01:39:07 AM
Carrie is coming for a visit! Yippie!

Nadine
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on December 27, 2007, 07:15:56 PM
Good morning world, my last work day in 2007 ... off tomorrow to Thailand, returning on 3rd Jan.

"Gotta get that report finished"
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Narnian Prince on December 27, 2007, 11:16:26 PM
How about my first 2 thoughts for today...?

1.  Carrie's visiting the U.S.... Hmmm... mental note to self; get dates of visit and try to arrange meeting...  LOL!!!   :D  (Carrie, don't be surprised if a huge fan club is eagerly awaiting your arrival at the airport... LOL!!  :D )

2.  Contemplating doing a story on handicap people who abuse their position of being handicapped.  (Don't get me wrong, I am compassionate but if I do the story I'm pretty sure you'll understand my view.)

Chris
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on December 28, 2007, 01:37:04 AM
Hi Chris,
Do the story, I for one would be interested.

2.  Contemplating doing a story on handicap people who abuse their position of being handicapped.  (Don't get me wrong, I am compassionate but if I do the story I'm pretty sure you'll understand my view.)

Chris
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Talisman on December 28, 2007, 03:04:51 AM
My bladder is really full !  ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on December 28, 2007, 03:20:58 AM
My bladder is really full !  ;D

I do have a couple of suggestions ... hmm better not. ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: CarrieSheppard on December 28, 2007, 06:15:31 AM
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Carrie's visiting the U.S.... Hmmm... mental note to self; get dates of visit and try to arrange meeting...  LOL!!!     (Carrie, don't be surprised if a huge fan club is eagerly awaiting your arrival at the airport... LOL!!   )

Cor, NP - you are the other side of the country aren't you?!   ;D

Ah, I'm going to sneak into the US - just in case they decide not to let me in!

Don't tell, OK???

Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: thatollie on December 28, 2007, 06:18:38 AM
My first thought today, Laura.
Every god damn day, it's the same.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: CarrieSheppard on December 28, 2007, 06:20:56 AM
Laura - is that a good or bad thought?

My first thought this morning.... "Where am I?"  Oh yeah... on a fold up bed in a friends house because I had more than I should and wasn't going to drive.

Stayed up playing board games till 2 am.... what a wild woman, eh???
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: thatollie on December 28, 2007, 06:21:52 AM
I'd never call it a bad thought.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on December 28, 2007, 06:35:17 AM

1.  Carrie's visiting the U.S.... Hmmm... mental note to self; get dates of visit and try to arrange meeting...  LOL!!!   :D  (Carrie, don't be surprised if a huge fan club is eagerly awaiting your arrival at the airport... LOL!!  :D )

I'm picturing Homeland Security getting their knickers in a twist, logging all kinds of repeated references to 'Carrie' and thinking it's a codeword for something dangerous.  Come to think of it...

a) known to fly
b) has been photographed with a gun proudly claiming 'Mine's the biggest'
c) consorts with known 'freethinkers' (MWC)
d) folk musician

Need I go on?  I think the reception party is inevitable ;-)

Gyppo
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: DC on December 28, 2007, 08:35:15 AM
Good point Gyppo, especially if any of the Homeland security lot have read Stephen King...  ;D ;D ;D

Dave.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on December 28, 2007, 09:41:38 AM
I left that angle out on purpose.  The case is compelling enough without ;-)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Spell Chick on December 28, 2007, 01:23:14 PM
People who can read are getting jobs with Homeland Security? When did this start?
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: DC on December 28, 2007, 01:43:10 PM
People who can read are getting jobs with Homeland Security? When did this start?

Well my post was originally going to read:
...especially if any of the Homeland security lot (assuming they can read) have read Stephen King...

but I thought that might be a bit insulting. Apparently not.    ;D ;D

Dave.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Don on December 28, 2007, 02:04:10 PM
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People who can read are getting jobs with Homeland Security? When did this start?

When they upgraded the multiple-choice job test to require A, B, C & D answers instead of the ubiquitous X.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: CaddyJ on December 28, 2007, 02:51:34 PM
When they upgraded the multiple-choice job test to require A, B, C & D answers instead of the ubiquitous X.

Ubiquitous X... Malcom's lesser known brother or the sequel to Exodus?  ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Don on December 28, 2007, 05:40:58 PM
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Ubiquitous X... Malcom's lesser known brother or the sequel to Exodus?

Actually, the ubiquitous Ex just called to ask about her alimony check.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: CaddyJ on December 28, 2007, 05:55:24 PM
Actually, the ubiquitous Ex just called to ask about her alimony check.
She's everywhere!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on December 28, 2007, 07:27:36 PM
People who can read are getting jobs with Homeland Security? When did this start?

So we don't have to worry if the next UK census results are processed by an American firm?  Because nobody will be able to read it even if it does stray into the wrong hands? 

That's good to know.  I can sleep more soundly knowing that my revelations about being a writer, a hedge-druid, and occasionally travelling to work by canoe won't have any bearing if I ever apply for a Visa.

Returning this to topic my first thought this morning was...  "Why's it still dark?"  Followed by the realisation this is quite normal at 3-30am and I could go back to sleep.  Snuggle back down into the sleeping bag.  Very nice ;-)

Gyppo
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: CaddyJ on December 28, 2007, 07:38:01 PM
Well actually... I thought it a bit more entertaining than... "My bladder is full and I really should do something about it!"  Be happy your UK census can be done with closer tolerances than plus or minus 2 or 3 million. We have our gutless politicians still failing in border security!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Narnian Prince on December 29, 2007, 02:53:01 AM
"Cor, NP - you are the other side of the country aren't you?!"

Actually, Carrie, I live in Ontario, Canada (Toronto to be exact.)  :D

I also happen to work for Air Canada which flies to Arizona daily so it's just a matter of having my hotel fare set, getting the right days off and hoping the standby line up is short.  After that.... it's merely a matter of where and when.  :D

After all, all things are possible if you truly set your heart on them.  :D   
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Spell Chick on December 29, 2007, 07:41:57 AM
First thought today, "Please let it still be the middle of the night, I don't want to get up yet" but alas it was morning and the dogs were pacing.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: ellie on December 29, 2007, 03:46:33 PM
Exactly my feelings this morning SpChick ;D....
and also 'Ive ate too much rich food this week, so something simple today like salad & fruit juice'! ::)
I did stick to it but..gave in to 2 chocs :-[
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: thatollie on December 29, 2007, 03:53:48 PM
After the thought I've had each morning for 6 years, this was next.
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"Please let it still be the middle of the night, I don't want to get up yet"
Thankfully it was 4 am.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: ellie on December 29, 2007, 05:17:28 PM
After the thought I've had each morning for 6 years, this was next.Thankfully it was 4 am.


and what was the thought you've had for past 6 years Ollie? or daren't one ask?! ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: thatollie on December 29, 2007, 05:22:47 PM
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My first thought today, Laura.
Every god damn day, it's the same.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: ellie on December 29, 2007, 05:29:08 PM
She must be very special Ollie,

nite & sweet dreams
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: thatollie on December 29, 2007, 10:21:35 PM
You too, and sweet first thoughts. I know mine will be.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Don on December 29, 2007, 11:28:28 PM
My first thought today: it's Sunday.
My second thought today: crap, I didn't go to the bank yesterday.

It was after 11:00 before I realized I got an extra day in my life...and yes, I made it to the bank.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Spell Chick on December 30, 2007, 06:52:59 AM
My first thought was: It's my birthday, I'm older again. Who needs that?
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: sugy on December 30, 2007, 07:25:03 AM
My first thought: 'Why has he(my husband) got me coffee so early? Why doesn't he let me sleep a little longer...?'

  It was 8 am!

Sugy
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: ellie on December 30, 2007, 10:02:12 AM
A happy birthday to you SpChick, have a good one! ;D

Ollie, my first thought this morning was 'Boy, am I hungry!' (and then,selfishly sneaked out to kitchen and made myself a lush blueberry pancake ;)

Sugy, you lucky thing..I always ( & I mean always) make the early morning tea & long for the morning I get one in bed (it'll never happen)..so d'you blame me for being crafty about that pancake? :D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Spell Chick on December 30, 2007, 11:11:52 AM
Thank you Ellie, I intend to have as much fun as an old lady can.    ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: thatollie on December 30, 2007, 04:11:00 PM
Wow, what coincidence. It's also my mother's birthday. Happy Birthday Patti.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Spell Chick on December 30, 2007, 05:03:00 PM
Wish your mother a Happy Day for me.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: McWawa on December 30, 2007, 05:15:26 PM
First thought: How the **** could i have dreamt something like that ?
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Narnian Prince on December 31, 2007, 01:25:11 AM
My first thought, "I have got to get down to the MWC Bar and get that song played!  I'll include the link so everyone can enjoy it!"

Chris
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: ma100 on December 31, 2007, 05:55:39 AM
My first thought Today. Where can I go to get away from my interfering bitch of a sister in law?  Roll on Wednesday.
Ma
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: McWawa on December 31, 2007, 06:36:08 AM
First thought : It doesn't seem that long ago, and nothing much has was happened since this time last time. :-\ 


bryan
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: ellie on December 31, 2007, 04:29:40 PM
First thought: How the **** could i have dreamt something like that ?

I know what you mean Bryan..I have the weirdest of dreams lately (and I don't eat cheese before bed ;D)...
I wonder if its the tablets I take for my twinges? ???

My first thought this morning was,' I must get out for a walk today and get my butt moving'
and I did, managed quite a longish one..the countryside was very quiet, almost spooky!..so Ill probably have even more weird dreams tonight :o
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Rob Hopcott on December 31, 2007, 04:45:09 PM
First thought today:

'Yawn!'

Wow that's a fantastic idea for a short story.

Wonderful characterization, fabulous twist.

'Yawn!'

Must write it down ... where's my notebook?

Where's my pen?

'Yes dear, thanks for the tea!'

'Have you seen my glasses?'

'Don't know dear, I'm doing something.'

'Oh, OK!'

'Yawn!'

Ah got them ...

'Can we talk about it later?'

Now what was that idea?

'Aaaaaah! It's gone!'

'Aaaaaargh!'

Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Spell Chick on December 31, 2007, 04:47:51 PM
I had a thought for a story this morning too, but I kept it intact. Futuristic teapot for a feudal Samurai. It actually makes sense in The Station. And then I didn't have to look up ceremonial tea ceremony, so how cool is that. I love it when my brain lets me be lazy.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: DGSquared on January 01, 2008, 12:41:55 AM
First thought today was, "Why doesn't that man who was sleeping in his bed in this hotel room believe me?" I had accidentally transported into his room and he was understandably surprised and a little annoyed to see me standing there. He peeked out from behind his blankets like I was some kind of a lunatic. I must make him believe I can turn into a silver thread and magically disappear into the telephone line to be transported...."Watch this." I told him. I tried in vain to snap into a silver thread again...but my magic wasn't working. One more time..."Change! Why isn't this working?"

Wha? Oh man! I really wanted to finish that dream..."Hi sweetie." My little one had crawled in to snuggle with me.

Second waking thought...."What a sweet child I'm blessed with. I owe it to him to stick it out and...."

I think I'll use the dream and silver thread in a story. Story = escape.



~Deb


HAPPY NEW YEAR FOLKS AND NEW FOUND FRIENDS!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Narnian Prince on January 01, 2008, 02:48:22 AM
My first thought was how much I regret working on special holidays but then I remembered it wouldn't be much fun spending it at home alone.  My wife and kids are visiting her brother in the U.S. until Thursday and there's the promise of rich homemade cheesecake at work for those of us reporting for duty.   :D

Well, it's now well past midnight here in Toronto (Canada), 2:45 a.m. to be exact and the cheesecake combined with our customary one glass of champagne (provided by one of our brokers) is having its dozing affects on the majority.  I really need a few flights to come in so that I can wake up and actually pay attention to my job.  It would also justify the company paying me for the time I'm just sitting here brooding when I'd much rather be in the MWC Bar with all those delicious women...  :D

Happy New Year, everyone!  :D

Chris
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Nelodra on January 01, 2008, 08:30:57 AM
Dang! When will they finally stop those stupid fireworks.  >:(
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Nadine L on January 01, 2008, 08:34:48 AM
First thought, "Wow! Carrie arrives one week from today!" Someone please pinch me.

(Had my cuppa coffee and my MWC fix. I'm going back to bed.)

Happy New Year's to everyone!

Nadine
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: DC on January 01, 2008, 09:28:01 AM
'Oh shit, did I really do that??'
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on January 01, 2008, 10:41:49 AM
I sincerely believe I didn't have a first thought this morning.  Several 'second thoughts' but not a first one, unless at a very deep subconsious level which never even rippled the surface.

Second thought was, "Oh bugger, this is the year I promised myself I'd upgrade to XP (on a dual boot setup so I can still use '98 to run various even older and still useful emulators, utilities and progs.)  Plus finally moving to broadband because it's now nearly as cheap as my dialup.  Plus perhaps a few new bits in the black box itself.  Why the hell did I set myself up for this hassle?"

Third thought...  It doesn't have to be done today...

Fourth thought...  It won't be done today, but I might spend some time looking for bargains.

Gyppo
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Narnian Prince on January 01, 2008, 10:47:31 AM
Actually my first thought upon arriving home from work this morning was, "lovely!  three days off to kick back and get some serious work in on my writing... after my hot morning feast, of course!"   :D

This was then immediately followed by, "oh bugger!  the weather girl was actually right for a change! (I misjudged that blonde hair for something else...) by days end I'm going to have at least 15cm of snow to clear off the drive and pathways...."  :(


Have a very Happy New Year everyone!  :D

Chris
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: DC on January 01, 2008, 11:23:11 AM
Gyppo,

Good luck with the upgrade, I know the feeling. I was 'forced' in to an upgrade to 'Vista' when I bought this machine a week or so back, because that's the OS it came with. Okay, I could have ordered one from Dell with XP installed, but this was an impulse purchase; I wanted it now!.

Impressions are, it's not bad. I haven't fully explored it yet, but it seems to work in its different way. One vast improvement they've made is to the 'search' function in Windows Explorer. On XP, I could type in 'EngineersView', then go and have a five course meal while it searched through 'My documents'. With this one, I typed 'Eng', and the file was there, even without hitting 'return'.

One thing I have noticed, courtesy of a little tool that's included, (a CPU/Memory usage meter; great, sits in the corner unobtrusively, looking like a speedo and rev counter on a bike  :D ) is that this machine is currently using  41% of its memory. That's 820 Mb. I've got Firefox open with three tabs, one of which is playing 'Classic FM'. In other words, in order to just sit still, this machine is using 60% more memory than the old one possesses!

The old machine is still dead, but before its demise I was getting the impression that Vista is to XP what XP is to 3.1. This next statement goes completely against my preferred Luddite tendencies, but I actually think I like it. Hope you find the same with XP. By the way, go for 'Professional'.

Right, now I really must go and change that gas bottle, and probably light the fire as well.

Cheers,

Dave.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: ellie on January 01, 2008, 12:15:43 PM
Quote from: DC link=topic=11819.msg128963#msg128963

Right, now I really must go and change that gas bottle, and probably light the fire as well.

Cheers,

Dave.
[/quote

I remember that well Dave,when we lived in a caravan for a year..the winter period, when the gas fire was on the go all the time..spent the Christmas there and was rather cosy!

My first thought today was 'What a grey very misty,damp day'..looking from bedroom window over the fields at the back and could just make out the shape of my neighbour's horses...
and with that thought put all ideas of a long walk outta my head ::) and took my cuppa back to bed ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: thatollie on January 01, 2008, 12:20:59 PM
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I know what you mean Bryan..I have the weirdest of dreams lately (and I don't eat cheese before bed Grin)...
I wonder if its the tablets I take for my twinges? Huh

My first thought this morning was,' I must get out for a walk today and get my butt moving'
and I did, managed quite a longish one..the countryside was very quiet, almost spooky!..so Ill probably have even more weird dreams tonight.


I haven't remembered a dream since November, I was being attacked by bulldogs. It was really a character's dream that I was having because he was leaving Britain.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on January 01, 2008, 01:53:57 PM
My latest strange dream was a truly wierd one.  I was going to marry a good friend's ex-wife, it was the morning of the wedding and all the appropriate family and friends were gathering, including the good friend who claimed to be 'quietly pleased' by the turn of events.  But at the back of my mind there was the niggling thought that I'd forgotten something.  It wasn't until one of my female cousins - it was a real gathering of the clan - asked me when I'd 'popped the question' that it fell into place.  I'd told everyone else about the wedding, but never even asked Carol to marry me..

So I nipped round to her house, but she was out.

After a few minutes thought I solved the problem by phoning the Vicar to cancel the wedding, but the reception and feasting went ahead anyway because of all the guests, and a good time was had by all.  My family - especially one of my girl cousins - teased me a little but didn't seem at all surprised when I confessed to my 'oversight'.  Carol - the bride who never was - never turned up at any point in the dreaml, but seeing as no-one had remembered to invite her this wasn't surprising.  In the curious context of dreams, this all seemed perfectly normal.

In reality I don't even know where Carol is these days.  She was a friend, nothing more.  Not even one of those 'I wonder' cases.

What the hell was all that about?  ;-)

Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: thatollie on January 01, 2008, 01:59:01 PM
And before that it was the Zombies pillows.
And before that it was the Disassociation Snake.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: ellie on January 01, 2008, 04:24:55 PM
And before that it was the Zombies pillows.
And before that it was the Disassociation Snake.

Ollie Querido, you've lost me..are these dreams?

But that reminds me, I have had recurring dream of snakes in the bed..wonder what that signifies? ???..
apart from the fact I have a big phobia of snakes :o
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on January 01, 2008, 04:59:52 PM

But that reminds me, I have had recurring dream of snakes in the bed..wonder what that signifies? ???..
apart from the fact I have a big phobia of snakes :o

That's probably your medicine. If you have a hang-up some medicines will trigger it whilst your sleeping.  Night Nurse cold remedy is famous for summoning spiders, snakes, vicious dogs, etc.

Gyppo
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Don on January 01, 2008, 05:35:02 PM
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...goes completely against my preferred Luddite tendencies, but I actually think I like it. (Windows Vista)

I think that makes you a cult of one, Dave.


My first thought today: I have to go back to work tomorrow. 
Eleven days of living like a writer and now I have to go back to being a galley slave.  Oh well, the memories should last...well, fifteen or twenty mintues, at least.

Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: CaddyJ on January 01, 2008, 07:30:22 PM
I wanted to be a Luddite, but I found the cult had been outsourced!  ;)

My first thought today: What the heck was that about!?

I had dreamed of numerous automotive related encounters. I recalled shifting from being on a drag strip motioning a car forward into the burnout box, to driving a mountain highway in a Triumph Stag and looking over the guardrail. I haven't seen a Stag in 20 years!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: thatollie on January 02, 2008, 02:02:14 AM
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Ollie Querido, you've lost me..are these dreams?
Yep, the snake one was unusual, even for me.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: DC on January 02, 2008, 03:25:16 AM
Well I was actually at work, but this short train occurred just after midnight, so I suppose it qualifies.

First thought: 'Remember Linda!'
Second thought: 'Buggrit; I really could have done with that thought 24 hours ago!'

Maybe some of you could work out what I'm gibbering about... :D

Dave.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Spell Chick on January 02, 2008, 06:36:30 AM
First thought: This stupid dog is taking up too much real estate on the mattress front. <at which point I may have kicked just a little and then there was a terrible clatter like someone dumping a restaurant tray of flatware onto the floor)

Second thought: This not-real-hardwood floor is a lot more noisy than the old carpeting was.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Age on January 02, 2008, 08:47:40 AM
First thought:

"The hell?  2:30?  This alarm clock works??"
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: ellie on January 02, 2008, 09:11:54 AM
Yep, the snake one was unusual, even for me.
Im still trying to figure out a 'dissasociation snake'? ???Ollie(sorry if I appear dim ::) :D)
Ive had associations with a snake..an Adder I trod on,which reared up at me :o and you didn't see my derriere for dust! talk about roadrunner ;D
Thanks for the answer Gyp about meds & hang ups..Ive a feeling you are right ;)

First thought this morning..I must wash my velvet-type black casual trouser which Ive worn constantly this week as they're so comfy...then putting head out window thought 'it smells cold today'! ( apparently some snow on way tomorrow)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Leigh on January 02, 2008, 04:09:51 PM
'I wonder if I have any new messages?'  :P :-[
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: DGSquared on January 02, 2008, 07:31:58 PM
"What is that under my pillow?

"I hope the wind isn't blowing like hell again today."

Opened one eye and pulled out a card.

"Hmm...How sweet."
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: thatollie on January 02, 2008, 09:12:42 PM
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Im still trying to figure out a 'dissasociation snake'? ???Ollie(sorry if I appear dim
So, I was lying on my bed listening to music, and this little snake pops out from somewhere. We stare at each other and it starts to dance. So, I'm watch this little snake dance and it begins to turn itself inside out, there's acid flying about in all directions, my carpets ruined. It keeps turning inside and becomes four tiny inside out snakes. Then it becomes a mass of flailing tentacles and it disassociates itself further and further until it becomes a tray of chemicals.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: DGSquared on January 02, 2008, 09:31:36 PM
Better lay off that diet soda Ollie - too many chemicals. ;)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: thatollie on January 02, 2008, 09:32:38 PM
I think the dream is about Alchemy.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: DGSquared on January 02, 2008, 09:35:25 PM
Interconnectedness. Medieval or modern?
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: thatollie on January 02, 2008, 09:37:28 PM
I wrote a short story about interconnectedness, the Main character was a peanut.
What's the difference between Modern Alchemy and Medieval?
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: DGSquared on January 02, 2008, 11:24:22 PM
I wrote a short story about interconnectedness, the Main character was a peanut.
What's the difference between Modern Alchemy and Medieval?


According to WordWeb:


Alchemy:

1. The way two individuals relate to each other.modern

2. A pseudoscientific forerunner of chemistry in medieval times.

Synonyms:

chemistry
interpersonal chemistry
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: thatollie on January 02, 2008, 11:25:35 PM
Then both.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: cleopatra on January 03, 2008, 12:01:29 PM
Ollie I have those sort of dreams when Ive had one Zibib too many 8)

First thought today was - wheres that slave Demetrius got to with my -------------coffee?
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Narnian Prince on January 03, 2008, 01:02:52 PM
My first thought today...?

Where is that woman with my breakfast...?   Wait a minute!  Where did this loin cloth come from and why is everyone acting like I should be doing something for them...?  What's that?  A woman is demanding I do... what...?  Uh huh... right.  Tell her to get over the hangover and remember HER place!

Never mind!  I'll tell her myself.  And I repeat, whose insanity brought about these pathetic looking loin cloths??? 


Chris


Have a nice day 'your highness'...   :D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: DGSquared on January 03, 2008, 05:57:14 PM
I don't have a single thought in the morning or at anytime really. My thoughts fire all at once, sometimes in a cascade and other times as an explosion. Think waterfalls and fireworks. A gift, and a curse but mostly a gift.

Today’s morning cascade:

I ask myself, "What will today bring?
Hope Mom’s pain is under control today. God, I hate going to that hospital but I must. (She went back in again last night to manage the pain.) I’ll take her my latest story as a distraction. She loves to hear my stories and I love to hear her go on about what a wonderful writer she thinks I am.”
Note: (She’s prejudiced of course and has been my writing cheerleader.)

Final thought before I get out of bed. “I’m really going to miss my dear friend, mother-in-law and biggest fan. I wish she weren’t suffering so much”
Then I blink back the tears and climb out of bed to “face the day.”

Note:
It has occurred to me as I write this that I never felt I had to “face the day” before. Most days are tackled with enthusiasm. A changing tide.

My apologies for wearing my heart on my sleeve these days and I thank you all for your compassion and understanding. I have met some truly incredible friends and mentors here. Even though the intention of this site is to help nurture writers, it is, by way of writing and sharing, helping me through a troublesome time. This also offers a blessed distraction. My pain is so much less than my husband’s, his mom, and brothers and my children. This (writing and sharing) gives me the strength to be supportive. I worry that that this is not the proper way it’s done and some of you in other cultures may look at me as weak or weird and this open display inappropriate. That’s your prerogative. I don’t mean any disrespect or annoyance. If someone can share with me a better, more dignified way to get through this, I’m open to all suggestions. Perhaps I should keep it to myself but that’s not what we writers do, is it?

Fondly,
Deb
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on January 03, 2008, 08:30:44 PM
My apologies for wearing my heart on my sleeve these days and I thank you all for your compassion and understanding. I have met some truly incredible friends and mentors here. Even though the intention of this site is to help nurture writers, it is, by way of writing and sharing, helping me through a troublesome time. This also offers a blessed distraction. My pain is so much less than my husband’s, his mom, and brothers and my children. This (writing and sharing) gives me the strength to be supportive. I worry that that this is not the proper way it’s done and some of you in other cultures may look at me as weak or weird and this open display inappropriate. That’s your prerogative. I don’t mean any disrespect or annoyance. If someone can share with me a better, more dignified way to get through this, I’m open to all suggestions. Perhaps I should keep it to myself but that’s not what we writers do, is it?

Fondly,
Deb


There is no need for an apology Deb, I use the same medium (writing) and it has helped me in the past ... unfortunately at that time MWC did not exist and with 20/20 hindsight I wish it had.

My first thought this morning has now been rejected ... My second thought ... I hope all works out for Deb and her family.

T
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Narnian Prince on January 03, 2008, 09:02:18 PM
All I can do is echo Big T's words.  No apologies are ever necessary between friends, Deb.  Always know that we will always be here for you should you ever need us.  Best always with everything Deb.

Chris
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: sune on January 03, 2008, 11:14:16 PM
Hi, Deb,

What is the need for an apology?
You're  just pouring what’s in your heart at the moment…though it’s about a  painful experience…
No human being can deny that pain … We all know that..We all gone through that too..
Hope all is going well with you and your dear friend…making the situation smooth and easy for you and her!
Hope for the better..All the blessings for both of you…

Love from heart

sune
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Don on January 04, 2008, 12:37:23 AM
Deb -

Did you ever stop to think that listening to your stories and talking about them might be the best medication of all?  The others are correct: no apologies needed.  Plenty of big shoulders around here should they be needed.

On another note:
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What's the difference between Modern Alchemy and Medieval?

Medieval Alchemy:  In return for trying to turn lead into gold, you are burned at the stake by Torquemada.

Modern Alchemy:  In return for finding junk and selling it on eBay, you make a fortune. 


First thought today:  I really have to go reinvent myself...soon.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Nadine L on January 04, 2008, 01:01:57 AM
Deb,

all I can say is here is a (cyber) hug.


First thought: teen driver + five speed Jeep + garage wall = *sigh* gotta get that fixed today.

Nadine
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on January 04, 2008, 01:16:46 AM
Deb,

teen driver + five speed Jeep + garage wall = *sigh*
Nadine


"Sigh" is not the word I would have used  ::)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: CaddyJ on January 04, 2008, 01:45:41 AM
Deb,

Bless you in this time of need and pain. I think I speak for us all in wishing you strength and support.

Writing is indeed therapy and therapeutic. I have counseled friends and myself to write out fears, feelings or whatever troubles you. See it in your mind's eye flowing down your arm. Feel it moving through your fingers to the pen or pencil and then see it out of your body on the paper. This is using visual, mental and manipulative skills. You can now symbolically destroy the paper/problem by fire or frame it and post it as a reminder you have removed it.

My first thought's this morning... What the heck is happening outside? My back yard is a 90 acre wheat field and 30 mph winds were sweeping across disturbing the patio furniture... and I was thinking it was the cats!
(http://a512.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/65/l_0a5d3deed06385ffdf278c269a57220f.jpg)
Mr Socks
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: sune on January 04, 2008, 01:55:18 AM
Well said, CaddyJ..
Your cat looks sleepy..
What have you done?
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: CaddyJ on January 04, 2008, 01:58:19 AM
Well, it's almost 1am here. This is an old picture. He's a much bigger kitty now.  ;)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: DGSquared on January 04, 2008, 02:46:14 AM
Thanks Big T, Narnian Prince, Sune, Don, Nadine, and CaddyJ. You all are very sweet and kind. I apologized because it feels and seems like it (cancer and it's stress and devastation) has taken over most of my writing these days. A constant whiner gets to be somewhat of a bore at times. I'm getting some heavy poetry written though. I may have to break down and share it. You are all lights in the darkness and I thank you for that from the bottom of my heart.

Wow! Now I'm getting corny and mushy. Corny and mushy...add some butter, gravy, and sweet tea, then it sounds like a good, southern, stick to your ribs meal, doesn't it? ::)

Went to see Mom today and she looked better than I expected. What a relief. I asked what her fist thought was today and she said she was glad to still be here. Me too.

I'll go to sleep thinking good thoughts and wake up with an alarm clock and a promise to take the kids to McDonald's for pancakes to fulfill. Life is sweet. :D  and sticky, like syrup.


~Deb
 :-*
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on January 04, 2008, 03:41:47 AM
Stay sweet Deb, don't forget to share the 'heavy' stuff. 
T
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: sune on January 04, 2008, 04:09:27 AM
Hi, Deb, ;)
So glad to  see you in this settled peaceful mood..
Hope all is going well..Blessings for you both!!
All is well ..

Love from heart
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: thatollie on January 04, 2008, 04:20:31 AM
Just remember Deb, everyone here loves you.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: DGSquared on January 04, 2008, 04:47:14 AM
Thanks Ollie...just as long as I keep those checks coming. ;)


Seriously. That is very sweet of you to say. You make me blush. :-*
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: thatollie on January 04, 2008, 05:23:10 AM
Hey, we're here if you need us.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Spell Chick on January 04, 2008, 06:28:37 AM
One of the difficulties of online relationships is that they are so distant. There are people here from around the globe. All too far away to give a hug or offer to make some GOOD pancakes with warmed syrup.

One of the good things is that we are here from around the globe which means that someone is here to respond quickly at hour of the day or night because somewhere it is always day.

It is so hard to be the care-taker. I watched Mom taking care of Dad and Dad got tons of sympathy and help and good wishes while Mom was dragging around looking like Mr Socks had been using her for a catnip toy. I wish you strength throughout your day and peace in your heart.

And share your dark poetry.

Happiness shared is doubled; misery shared is halved. It's one of the miracles and mysteries of the Universe.

Peace,
Patti
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: CarrieSheppard on January 04, 2008, 06:46:23 AM
Hey Deb,

This round the world friendship thing is wonderful, isn't it?  We are all here for you.   

My first thought this morning:

I'm going to America!!!!  Wheeee!!!!!!...........

Oh boy, Odderator met Godderator, now Odderator gets to meet Podderator!  Watch out world.... well, MWC at least.

Carrie
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: CaddyJ on January 04, 2008, 12:04:33 PM
Wow Carrie that's great! You'll only be 500 or so miles away. That's a stones throw in these parts.  :D You should swing by for a cuppa.  ;)

First thought: Where's that thing-a-ma-jig I used to make life easier? I had it a minute ago when I was a kid!

For once a first thought that reads like a first line! What a dream.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: DGSquared on January 04, 2008, 04:22:21 PM
Thanks Ollie, Patti and Carrie. :-* :-* :-*

Hey Carrie, where abouts in the US are you coming to?


My first thoughts today:
7:00 AM Phone Rings (We have it up loud these days for obvious reasons)
"Who in the world is calling this time of the morning? Hope everything is okay." I jumped out of bed to rush for the phone to find an automated sales call. "Grrrr! Lousy company. At least figure out which time zone you're calling! I think I'll ban them and all of their associated products."

I crawled back between my warm sheets and, "Hey kiddo, what are you doing in my bed?" Snuggled up with my eight year old and went back to sleep, "For one more blissful hour...maybe two. We are on holiday after all."  ZZzzz

9:00 AM

I better get up. This sleeping in business is gonna get me when school starts back up in mid January.

Looks like rain. Yes, I love the rain! Oh dear, pancakes promised to little ones. Time to get moving.
          *   *   *

Have a great day everyone and thanks again for your care and support. You're the best.

~Deb
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: CarrieSheppard on January 04, 2008, 06:13:40 PM
I'm headed for Arizona, but a quick trip to California too.


There's loads of people I'd love to see in the US - in Texas, Minnesota, Covington, Nashville....  I guess I'll have to save them for next time!

First thought now - I love MWC!!!

Carrie
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on January 04, 2008, 07:11:44 PM
First thoughts today.
Be thankful for what I have in my life ...
no major concerns, health, happiness, family ...

Thanks Deb for making me think a little!

T
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: ellie on January 05, 2008, 01:13:29 PM
First thought this morning...whats that round yellow thing looking down on my garden? No its not Big T its....wait for it...the SUN !   Yeah,coming from the dark grey of recent days I felt like the mole, thats invading my garden  and almost reached for the sunglasses ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on January 05, 2008, 05:32:48 PM
I hesitate to call a Lady a liar, but surely you are mistaken?  The Sun?  That Semi-Mythical object which sometimes skips a generation or two before showing its face to the assembled tribes of Britain?

No way!  It's the pills again ;-)

Gyppo
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: ellie on January 05, 2008, 07:04:29 PM
I hesitate to call a Lady a liar, but surely you are mistaken?  The Sun?  That Semi-Mythical object which sometimes skips a generation or two before showing its face to the assembled tribes of Britain?

No way!  It's the pills again ;-)

Gyppo

 ;DT'is true Gyp me dear, quite a pleasant sunny morning here in the Wolds ( a shock after the grey murky days)..and had a very pleasant walk..
nite nite :-*
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: DGSquared on January 05, 2008, 08:52:36 PM
Alarm goes off at 7:00 AM

Hit the snooze..."Ten more minutes."

7:08 AM Alarm

"That wasn't ten minutes!"...Hit snooze button again.

7:16 AM Alarm

"Oh crap! I've got to rush now.

Why do they have basketball games for the kids at 8:00 AM on Saturdays? Why?"

(My youngest is on a recreation team. It's quite amusing to watch 3rd and 4th graders play basketball. Short people doing layups.) :D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Spell Chick on January 05, 2008, 09:43:55 PM
I remember those games. Big scores. 12-14 or so was a great scoring game and all the little guys were just sure they were the next big thing in the sport.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: ronshannon76 on January 05, 2008, 10:50:40 PM
    My first thought today was, " I got to get back on my laptop and continue writing my story." I stayed up until 4 am last night writing my first short story and I felt like I was in the zone, the writing zone. I couldn't stop writing and I didn't want to go to sleep 'cause I was worried I would forget what my last thought was for for my story.
    Well, I remembered alright, and I wanted to keep writing it down. This was my first thought for today!
-Ron
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on January 06, 2008, 12:26:33 AM
Shower?
Coffee!
Shower?
Coffee!

I love Sunday mornings and the freedom of choice. The shower won!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: thatollie on January 06, 2008, 12:27:59 AM
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    My first thought today was, " I got to get back on my laptop and continue writing my story." I stayed up until 4 am last night writing my first short story and I felt like I was in the zone, the writing zone. I couldn't stop writing and I didn't want to go to sleep 'cause I was worried I would forget what my last thought was for for my story.
    Well, I remembered alright, and I wanted to keep writing it down. This was my first thought for today!

I love those thoughts.

T, I'm glad to hear shower won, wouldn't want you stinking up the forum.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on January 06, 2008, 12:46:03 AM
I love those thoughts.

T, I'm glad to hear shower won, wouldn't want you stinking up the forum.

Who me? I'm smelling of roses ... gotta change this room freshner I'm using and buy some proper deodorant!
T
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Spell Chick on January 06, 2008, 08:29:43 AM
Unlike Big T, I have no choices. First thought: coffee, coffee, coffee
Second thought: must have coffee

Crawled out of bed willing to reheat yesterday's leftover coffee while making a fresh pot but I was a pig yesterday and there was no leftover coffee to reheat.

After three cups of coffee, I took a shower and now feel pretty much close to human.

Big T, I find that the pine scent lasts longer and at this time of year offers a rather festive air, as it were.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: ellie on January 06, 2008, 12:15:38 PM
    My first thought today was, " I got to get back on my laptop and continue writing my story." I stayed up until 4 am last night writing my first short story and I felt like I was in the zone, the writing zone. I couldn't stop writing and I didn't want to go to sleep 'cause I was worried I would forget what my last thought was for for my story.
    Well, I remembered alright, and I wanted to keep writing it down. This was my first thought for today!
-Ron

I had these thoughts as I went to sleep and as I woke up this morning Ron..that I must get on and write new story for 'the Corner', a column that I write for a Portuguese (Algarve) website..

and as for 'forgetting', that happened to me the other day whilst out walking, an idea for the children's ones Ive started. When I got home, it had gone! >:(
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: DGSquared on January 06, 2008, 05:55:28 PM
Woke up alone. My husband went to the hospital at the crack of dawn.

"I miss my husband. Wish he was here to snuggle and romp with."

Look at the clock.

"You have to quit sleeping this late. Looks like we won't make it to church again today. Wonder how Mom's night was."

 (She's sharing a room now, so family isn't allowed to stay all night in the hospital room as was the plan. She is one day into a 96 hour chemo drip.)

"Time to feed the boys. Wonder if Darren (my husband) had anything besides coffee before he left. How considerate of him not to wake or trouble me but I wish he would. He's not eating right these days."
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: CaddyJ on January 06, 2008, 06:27:39 PM
Ellie! You must carry a digital voice recorder!

First thoughts: I don't hear the wind howling! I hope it's warm. Go work on the short story....  :D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: ellie on January 06, 2008, 06:41:30 PM
Ellie! You must carry a digital voice recorder!

First thoughts: I don't hear the wind howling! I hope it's warm. Go work on the short story....  :D

You're right Caddy.Ill have to get one as Im beginning to have quite a lot of 'blonde moments'! ;D
Hope your short story is going well ;)
My first thought this morning was 'oh lord its Sunday', followed by the thought 'boring'.. but I did shake myself and managed to start another tale for 'The Corner'....if anyone here is interested in the Algarve, its a site called  Carvoeiro.com.
nitey nite xx

p.s Deb ,I know how you're feeling, my late mum-in-law suffered in the same way..in fact in 2001, Hub and I lost both our Mums.. Mum-in-law on Valentine's Day and my Mum in the June.
God bless your Mum in law and give her comfort and ease her pain, elliexx
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on January 06, 2008, 07:38:39 PM
Big T, I find that the pine scent lasts longer and at this time of year offers a rather festive air, as it were.

I'm surprised I didn't think of that before, I changed to roses after the Lavender proved overwhelming.

Today's first thought ...
Great meal last night ... I must reek of garlic, now where's that loo brush?  ;)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: CaddyJ on January 06, 2008, 09:01:55 PM
You're right Caddy.Ill have to get one as Im beginning to have quite a lot of 'blonde moments'! ;D
Hope your short story is going well ;)
My first thought this morning was 'oh lord
Finito Completo! Just letting it rest to hold all the juices! Just a little fat.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: ellie on January 07, 2008, 10:46:35 AM
Finito Completo! Just letting it rest to hold all the juices! Just a little fat.

Caddy, I just love your mode of expression ;D....unique ;)

My first thought today,as I drowsily forced eyes open..I shouldn't have had that Horlicks last night..then pulled duvet up round ears and zzzzzzzzzzzz
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: CaddyJ on January 07, 2008, 11:03:35 AM
Caddy, I just love your mode of expression ;D....unique ;)

Shucks maam, it's a whole nother country over here...  ;) :D

First thoughs: Calm and warm and quiet... I must've died or this is just the eye of the hurricane.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Spell Chick on January 07, 2008, 11:28:05 AM
list of things to do today:

1. write a station short for my blog
2. write real stuff for RGQ and book
3. get pictures of the grandbabies mailed out

done
done
done

now the rest of the day is going to be easy.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: allyrose on January 07, 2008, 12:29:28 PM
I'm going to feel good today.  I was sick over the Christmas holidays.  I was diagnosed with Non-hodgkinson Lymphoma recently and I am supposed to stay healthy, but over the holidays I was in contact with a lot of people.  Spent all Christmas in bed.  Now I am on the mend and I am going to feel good today.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: DGSquared on January 07, 2008, 01:18:59 PM
Gee Allyrose, I'm so sorry to hear that. I hope you are getting better every day. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Stay strong.



I woke up this morning with a vague reason for a pronounced sadness and the distinct feeling that I wanted to crawl under the covers and stay there all day. Then I remembered.

Last night around midnight, on my return home from the hospital, my husband told me that my husband's brother and his wife informed the rest of the family, day before yesterday, that they, "Don't trust me to stay the night with their Mom. What is my reason for 'suddenly' wanting to help out?" What the hell!?

Now, I've got to get to the bottom of this.

It also explains why my sister-in-law (someone I considered a trusted, close friend) volunteered to stay the night last night at the last minute, after Mom was moved to a private room. She was very convincing and at the time, I felt, genuine with her, "Oh, I'll stay Debbie. I don't have any little kids at home to worry about. You go on ahead and go home."

 When I offered to stay Saturday night, my sister-in-law insisted I couldn't stay the night (per the nurses) because Mom was sharing a room. I offered to sit in the waiting lounge and check on her every few hours and be there as a family sentry. I didn't stay because my sister-in-law was adamant that the hospital would not even let me sit in the hallway when I offered to do that, just to be there for Mom in case she needed a hand to hold. We wouldn't want to piss the staff off, after all. Turns out Mom had an awful night that night and really needed someone there.

I love my brother-in-law and his wife. Hell, her and I were best friends for years, starting in high school. We went to Hawaii together and were bridesmaids in each other's weddings. She's a dear friend, or so I thought. I just don't get it.

We have yet to get an explanation for this lack of trust.

As the realization of this sunk in this morning after a mostly sleepless night, I am left feeling terribly hurt, offended and bewildered. I hate unnecessary family bullsh*t. Now, how to delicately approach it without causing a further rift? I don't want to be, but I wake this morning feeling deeply wounded.

I find myself fighting depression. Flippin' drama. Who needs it?
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Spell Chick on January 07, 2008, 01:28:06 PM
Maybe the two brothers need to talk and clear some air and then all four of you get together and see if you can't resume your friendships.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Cathy C on January 07, 2008, 02:51:19 PM
Ah, Debs, how horrible for you.

I'm not surprised you feel 'wounded' (I would be too) but remember that everyone is feeling fraught at the moment. The best thing to do is try and get it sorted out as quickly as possible so it doesn't fester.

Get your hubby to speak to his brother, find out what is really going on. (As this seems to have come out of the blue I'm thinking there might just be something more behind it. :-\)

Or just ask your sister-in-law straight out. You say, up to this, you had a really close relationship?

I hope it all works out for you. :-*
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Cathy C on January 07, 2008, 02:52:56 PM
First thought today....

Ah, kids aren't back to school until tomorrow

At which, I rolled over and went back to sleep.

Bliss! ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Nelodra on January 07, 2008, 04:19:08 PM
I'm DYING! ... Oh darn, I'm only sick!  :o


Poor little me can't stand on me own two feet for longer than a few seconds at a time...  :-\
But watch out! I'll be well again soon!  ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: DGSquared on January 07, 2008, 04:46:00 PM
Get well soon Nelodra.

Thanks Patti & Cathy.

Called my sister in law. Long story. She's stressed and judgmental. Apparently, I'm not 'stepping up' enough in her opinion. So, why refuse when I do? Makes no sense. She forgets I have children. I refuse to get into score keeping and finger pointing. I loathe family BS drama, especially at a time like this. This (whole thing) is going to be worse than I thought. Why do people have to cause rifts? Completely unnecessary energy sapper.

Ever have one of those days where you feel you just don't have the energy to proceed? Apathy sets in.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: ellie on January 07, 2008, 05:11:20 PM
I'm going to feel good today.  I was sick over the Christmas holidays.  I was diagnosed with Non-hodgkinson Lymphoma recently and I am supposed to stay healthy, but over the holidays I was in contact with a lot of people.  Spent all Christmas in bed.  Now I am on the mend and I am going to feel good today.

Allyrose,Im so sorry to hear that and will remember you in my prayers tonight...my first thought tomorrow will be 'I hope Alleyrose has a better day today,and tomorrow and the day after that and onwards',
stay well
lotsa love elliexx
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: allyrose on January 07, 2008, 05:16:25 PM
Thanks Ellie for your kind words.  I just have to stay healthy at least I don't have to have chemo yet, and hopefully never will.  I'll die of old age before the cancer.  I am a pretty up beat person so all is well.  Thanks again.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Spell Chick on January 07, 2008, 05:19:27 PM
Quote
Why do people have to cause rifts?

There is a good reason for this. It shifts focus. Gives you something else to worry about. When Thing A is too scary but there is nothing else around something has to give. So create a Thing B and you can shift to that and get some relief from the bigger, real worry.

That's the shrink reason for it, anyway.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on January 07, 2008, 07:20:52 PM
Tuesday 8th Jan 2008
Never try and sleep when I know there's a mosquito in the room. Tossed and turned all night.
Big day today, the Deputy PM (or whatever his title is) of Vietnam is visiting the site. Gotta get up, but sod shaving!

Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: DGSquared on January 07, 2008, 09:39:23 PM
Why do people have to cause rifts?

There is a good reason for this. It shifts focus. Gives you something else to worry about. When Thing A is too scary but there is nothing else around something has to give. So create a Thing B and you can shift to that and get some relief from the bigger, real worry.

That's the shrink reason for it, anyway.


That makes sense.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on January 07, 2008, 09:48:09 PM
Come on DGS ...  ;D

Give us your first thought for today ... waiting .... patiently ...
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: sune on January 07, 2008, 10:12:37 PM
Dear  Deb, :)

Forgive them [In-laws] Dear..They do not know really what they say or do..
You see much better..
Forgive them in your minds' eye and just leave their remarks off your head..
You'll feel much better and they'll realise it later..Easier to say than done, but possible if you choose!  :-* :-*
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Don on January 07, 2008, 10:46:37 PM
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Apparently, I'm not 'stepping up' enough in her opinion. So, why refuse when I do?

To shift focus.  Patti is 100% correct.  I believe your sister-in-law has been viewing you as the "strong one" and her own efforts as inadequate.  In order to feel better about herself, she has to tear you down. 

I ran afoul of this once before and I simply stepped aside and let the others burn themselves out.  It took less than a week and they were thrilled when I offered again to help.  Of course, I had to clean up the mess they made of things, all the while telling them how grateful everyone was for their efforts.  Human nature.


First thought today:  Ack!  Monday.   
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Nadine L on January 07, 2008, 10:52:08 PM
First thought today: Whoo-hoo, Carrie arrives tomorrow.
Second thought today: Whoo-hoo...final interview for that job.

Nadine
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on January 07, 2008, 10:56:29 PM
Nadine/Carrie
Have a great time, I expect to see regular updates on MWC ... start a new thread and keep us informed.

Good luck with the interview Nadine.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: allyrose on January 07, 2008, 11:02:07 PM
Good Luck with your interview Nadine.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Nadine L on January 08, 2008, 12:32:14 AM
Thanks! I got the job! They thought I'd start tomorrow (Tuesday). Ha! Fat chance.

I'm going to be down at the airport...then...oh, I'll let Carrie tell you. Plus, I think she is going to put stuff on her blog.

Nadine
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on January 08, 2008, 12:43:18 AM
CONGRATULATIONS Nadine
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: DGSquared on January 08, 2008, 01:42:42 AM
Come on DGS ...  ;D

Give us your first thought for today ... waiting .... patiently ...
Well, I have to go back to bed to get up and give you my first thoughts Big T.  :)
         
           *   *   *

Sune and Don, thank you so much for your kind words and reassurances. I'm not the judgmental type and I don't hold grudges. Life is too short and precious for that. Besides, that takes way too much energy that I'd rather direct at something positive. I have to make sure I don't get sucked in defending myself with comparing who's done what and why or why not.  :-X  Looks like I'll keep that chain mail on and polished. The next step is a shield to deflect the **i* as it hits the fan.  No coat of arms of course. ;D

*Sense of humor back in check.

           *   *   *

Have fun Carrie and Nadine. If you're in Los Angeles, I'm within an hour of the airport (traffic permitting) and would be willing to drive there if you have a long layover Carrie. PM me if that's the case. As long as my family schedule allows, I can spare a few hours. I'd love to meet you.

         *     *     *

Congratulations Nadine!

~Deb
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Nadine L on January 08, 2008, 02:31:26 AM
You guys are so sweet. Very artistic, Big T. Thanks!

Carrie isn't flying into LAX. She is coming to Phoenix, then we drive to the coast. Probably hang out on one of the Orange County beaches.

RE: In-law issues; from experience, I'd say...do what your mom-in-law wants you to do. Keep her (and your kids) your focus. Ignore the rest. They are going to do what they are going to do, regardless of what you do to try to please them. It probably won't be pretty. So, just do what mom wants and what you want. You aren't likely to win on the other issues.

Nadine
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: CarrieSheppard on January 08, 2008, 05:08:16 AM
My first thought today....  Eeeeek!  Halfway round the world all by my little self!  And at the same time... YIPPEEE!!!!!

Great news on the job Nadine.  What a shame you are busy with some foreign visitor and can't start right away....

Carrie
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Nadine L on January 08, 2008, 07:34:56 AM
First thought (can't you guess?)

OMG! OMG! OMG! Carrie arrives today!

(Carrie, screw the job, I'd rather spend time with you. Besides they nearly tripped over themselves during the three interviews yesterday ~ acting like they hadn't made a decision to hire me. Hard for me to keep a straight face with some of the things they tried not to say. I'll start work the day after you leave. I get fingerprinted this morning. Sheesh...probably no criminal record, ya think?)

Nadine
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: DGSquared on January 08, 2008, 04:18:42 PM
First cascade of thoughts today:

Should I don that silly snow gear (in my avy) bundle up the kiddos and take them to the mountains to play in the snow today...by myself? Boy won't that piss everyone off. How dare we go have fun at a time like this.  ::) What if we have car trouble? A walk in a snow covered forest would be healing for my soul. Wonder if it's snowing today. I'll check the weather web cam and see.

Wonder how Mom's night was. I'm sure I'm on everyone's list today. Knowing my sister-in-law, she was probably burning up the phone lines yesterday with the details of our conversation. Oh well. I need coffee.


                               ~  *  ~                                                                     ~  *  ~                                                 

Thanks Nadine. You're right about the family.    *      You two are driving to California! What a fun road trip that will be! Check your messages in a few minutes. I'll PM you.
 
                                                                   
As for the ridiculous family drama, I already know I'm damned if I do and I'm damned if I don't. I'll just do right by Mom and my family. My poor husband is so perturbed at his brother right now. What a shame.

~Deb
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: sune on January 08, 2008, 05:09:18 PM
CONGRATULATIONS, NADINE !!  :) :-*

BON VOYAGE, MAKE THE MOST OF IT ,CARRIE !!  :) :-*

BIG HUG TO DEB... You are GREAT!!  :-* :-*

Just take your time and do what you really feel like doing for your mom..
Do not waste your time and energy for remarks and opinions of others that do not resonate with you at this time.... A walk in snowy forest..Breathtaking sunset..Refreshing warm bath..Whatever it takes to bounce back to Peaceful Center Within.. You deserve that to yourself!!

You have the power to observe, change anything in your THOUGHTS.. to feel the Peace within YOU!!  :)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: ellie on January 08, 2008, 06:28:30 PM
My first thought early tomorrow will be 'come on get out of that bed..its market day in Boston'!
have a great trip Carrie and hope you all have a super meetup..remember to drink our health here on MWC ! ;D
nite x
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on January 08, 2008, 07:21:39 PM
Wednesday 9th Jan 2007

At the time of writing this Carrie and Nadine should be well pissed and enjoying themselves   :o

Jealous thought of the morning ... where's my JD???   ;D

T
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: CarrieSheppard on January 09, 2008, 10:15:22 AM
My first thought this morning, when an alarm went off at 5am (I went to bed at 2am) was

Eh?  Wha??..... (stumble, clunk, how do I turn this thing off?)

My first thought this morning, now I am awake... WOW!  I'm in America.  Biggest smile on my face you've ever seen.

Carrie  ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: allyrose on January 09, 2008, 10:36:50 AM
I would imagine it is a sureal feeling.  I know when i go to another country i have to pinch myself.  Have a great time Carrie. 

It's another beautiful day in the neighbourhood!!!!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: SarahC on January 09, 2008, 11:17:58 AM
Why isn't the radio playing?  It was playing a minute ago, why isn't it playing now?  Turned out OH and I had both turned over and gone back to sleep and it was 30 minutes later than we thought!!!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on January 09, 2008, 07:40:45 PM
Thursday 10th Jan 2008

Disaster ... my dear wife got control of the snooze button and turned it off ... I re-awoke 25 minutes later than usual ... arghhh I hate rushing in the morning.

Entries to Poetry Comp #10 are arriving ... I'm pleased with you lot ... for a change   :-\

http://www.mywriterscircle.com/index.php?topic=12083.0 (ftp://http://www.mywriterscircle.com/index.php?topic=12083.0)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Age on January 10, 2008, 02:09:26 AM
5:00??  No way...can't be...
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: sugy on January 10, 2008, 03:47:53 AM
6.30 am: 'I should have slept early last night. I'm sooooo tired!'
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: CaddyJ on January 10, 2008, 03:56:08 AM
First though: How did I end up in Saturnine's hotel room?  :o
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: thatollie on January 10, 2008, 03:56:34 AM
Good Luck
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: CaddyJ on January 10, 2008, 03:59:45 AM
Whew! Ok now I'm awake..... ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on January 10, 2008, 04:05:02 AM
I hope you took your lesson well   :D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: CaddyJ on January 10, 2008, 04:16:52 AM
I'd share but it's a line in the poem....  ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Wurdsmyth on January 10, 2008, 04:40:52 AM
"I'm so glad my best mate's date went well but I wish he'd remembered the time difference between the UK and Australia before texting me at 6am!"  ::)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: DGSquared on January 10, 2008, 04:53:21 AM
"Ouch, my aching back!" (I fell asleep in the living room on the recliner. Husband away on travel.)

"What time is it? Oh, I can sleep another hour. Yea!"

Crawled into bed, my youngest crawled in with me. He woke me up on the couch because I 'wasn't in bed to snuggle with this morning.'

45 minutes later: "What the heck? How come the clock is flashing 12:20? It didn't go off...oh man! I hope we didn't oversleep and miss our appointment. The power must have gone out last night.

Check the time on the Television. Good, it's still early.  My internal alarm clock saved me, whataya know.  Burr, it's cold in here. The kids will be fun to wake up...I wish I could go back to my warm, cozy bed. Wonder how Mom's night was and if Kim stayed with her.

Look at my little one. He's so precious. What a sweetheart."
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: CallForCries on January 10, 2008, 07:15:32 AM
Oh no...exams...psychology exams D;
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: ellie on January 10, 2008, 04:07:08 PM
Gotta take car in for service..hopefully to have it back this afternoon

and I did....we're absolutely STUCK here without wheels!
 :D ;)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on January 10, 2008, 07:12:39 PM
Friday 11th Jan

Coddled in early morning fog, the town of Quang Ngai, on the Eastern seaboard of Central Vietnam, rubs its shoulders against the chill, as if in anticipation of the warmth to come. The verdant emerald of the rice paddies is shrouded by silver grey mist like steam hovering above a simmering pot of soup. I get the urge to waft it away with my hand to reveal what is underneath. First thought ... A dangerous journey awaits any road user this morning.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: RMurkot on January 10, 2008, 08:02:41 PM
Today:

Why so freaking early!?
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on January 10, 2008, 08:07:41 PM
Today:

Why so freaking early!?

That's what we all think ...  :D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on January 11, 2008, 09:42:41 PM
Saturday 12th Jan
Hooray .... only working half a day today! Weekend is upon me and I am happy.

Gotta chive those MWC guys to get more entries into the poetry comp!

http://www.mywriterscircle.com/index.php?topic=12083.0 (ftp://http://www.mywriterscircle.com/index.php?topic=12083.0)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Age on January 12, 2008, 12:14:22 AM
My dreams LIED to me last night, so this morning is was a lot of swearing...
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on January 12, 2008, 03:26:51 AM
Been awake for about two hours and haven't had a single thought yet.  It's amazingly relaxing ;-)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: allyrose on January 12, 2008, 09:15:37 AM
It's so dark out, I can't wait till Spring!!!!!!  It is 7:00 a.m. in Canada.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: waterman54 on January 12, 2008, 09:35:10 AM
6:00 am in Alberta Canada. Do I have to get up start the truck and fill the boiler again?? What only -5c not bad.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Don on January 12, 2008, 11:59:10 AM
Brr-rrrrrrrr...why is this bed so c-c-cold?

Then I remembered...no wifey.  Lady Cookie and her girlfriend are off for a Thelma & Louise weekend before said girlfriend goes back to med school.  Had to shower alone and make my own breakfast.  Ahh, roughing it. 
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: ellie on January 12, 2008, 01:40:40 PM
Skegness DIY here we come - to buy wallpaper & paint (we have no end of excitement here ::))  ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: ronshannon76 on January 12, 2008, 01:53:57 PM
  I got woke up by a screamimg 4 yr old. I didn't have the luxury of thoughts.
-Ron
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Xerika on January 12, 2008, 08:43:09 PM
First thought? Coffee.

Second thought? Oh no.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on January 12, 2008, 08:58:58 PM
I've woken up twice today, having given in part way through the day and then woken up again at 6-30 feeling utterly bewildered for  a few seconds.

First thought - for the second time - upon looking at the darkness and rain outside my window...  Is it still evening today, or is it already morning tomorrow?

It is now about 2am (tomorrow) but to me it still feels like today.

Gyppo
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: DGSquared on January 13, 2008, 01:40:13 AM
Is that clock right? Is someone in the shower? Who turned off the !@*%# alarm clock? Ack! I've only twenty minutes to brush teeth, wash face, hide bed-head and drive the kids to Dillon's Basketball game!

Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on January 13, 2008, 06:58:42 AM
Amazingly enough...

"A good sword and a trusty hand,
 a merry heart and true,
 King James's men shall understand
 what Cornish men can do."


Why I should wake up with a rousing chorus of Trelawney - the Cornish 'National Anthem' bellowing through my head I've no idea.  Maybe it was the grey sky outside the windows and the screaming of a Seugull.  But I was up and sat at the the keyboard within minutes.  There are times when even morning coffee or whatever can wait.  It's Sunday, the day of rest, so I can do what I want.  And right now I want to write.

I dressed to the extent of pulling on my jeans, straightening my ponytail from the inevitable sideways slant it adopts during the night and put on my headband.  Food, washng, drink, they can all wait.  I stuck one hour on my timer to remind myself to take my morning pills, but that's as far as the outside world was allowed to intrude.

Half a dozen ideas which need to be captured on paper or disc before they escape.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: RMurkot on January 13, 2008, 11:23:01 AM
Normally I bounce out of bed, get ready and run out the door for first formation and PT.  I am a morning person.
But last week I have been dragging myself out of bed, not wanting to do anything.

Today I figured out why...  I woke up with a headache and a fever.  Blah!  This last week is a norm for me before I get sick.

Gyppo:
If I had a half a dozen ideas in my head at one time, commit me...  :P
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: CarrieSheppard on January 13, 2008, 11:53:51 AM
Sunday... hmm... yeah!  Grand Canyon here we come!

Ooooh, I need a pee.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: allyrose on January 13, 2008, 12:03:44 PM
Lucky you going to the Grand Canyon.  Almost made it there last year, but life got in the way.  From what I hear you will love it.  You sound like you are having a great time.  Enjoy every minute.

I woke up this morning and there was blue sky and not too cold, time to walk the dog and enjoy the day.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: DGSquared on January 13, 2008, 05:55:29 PM
Wonderful way to be awakened. I'd love this every morning. Bliss.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on January 13, 2008, 08:09:00 PM
Monday 14th Jan
Broken cloud formations, harbingers of rain, scudding underneath from the West. I can pick out the Witch's face ... pointed nose like a finger poking through cardboard, wide cackling mouth with upturned bottom lip. Ears, long and pointed are laid back over her head like an admonished Labrador puppy. By the time I have finished my cigarette she has morphed into a bottle nosed dolphin (Citabria will be pleased!). Nature is amazing and I continue to enjoy observing.
First Thoughts ... Monday again ... run out of eggs and bread ... no brekkie ... ever thought about losing weight T?  :-X

I get to work ... and the rain pours!

Wonderful way to be awakened. I'd love this every morning. Bliss.

This deserves a show not tell explanation ...  ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: DGSquared on January 13, 2008, 11:22:46 PM

This deserves a show not tell explanation ...  ;D
You know what they say...always leave your readers wanting more. ;)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on January 15, 2008, 10:28:52 PM
Wednesday 15th
Missed you guys yesterday ... server went down ... rain poured all day and most of the night.

First thought  ... I bet the site is flooded!

and it is.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: CaddyJ on January 15, 2008, 11:03:56 PM
MUST HAVE CAFFEIN!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: DGSquared on January 16, 2008, 03:34:08 AM
Welcome back Big T!

Tues., Jan 15th

Ugh! Back to the grind. Kids back to school, my volunteer day, lunches..
(something good vaguely tugs at my memory)...Oh yeah! I'm published again. Must write another story...deadlines ack!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Spell Chick on January 16, 2008, 06:51:28 AM
Ta Da! I totally survived having the flu. It was only about 9 hours of actual symptoms, but then it took an entire day of feeling wiped out and weakened and afraid to eat anything.

This morning I'm alive and well. The well part being the most important part.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: DwWin on January 16, 2008, 09:49:43 AM
I still ache!

Not so lucky as you SpChick. Hit me Sunday, two days of chills and sweats then started to recover Tuesday. Back at work today but running at about 80%.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: CaddyJ on January 16, 2008, 10:02:56 AM
YIKES! I teach at the college this week!

Glad Patti and D are pulling through! ;)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Spell Chick on January 16, 2008, 10:18:04 AM
CaddyJ    What do you teach?

DWin, sorry it took such a toll. It wasn't a nice thing to happen, now was it? I should be healthy and all that forever and ever, amen.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: allyrose on January 16, 2008, 11:05:43 AM
Ugh! I'm off to Edmonton today, and I hate the drive.  The Highways are supposed to be good but I am always leery driving in the winter.  Going to visit my sons and daughter, won't be back until the end of the month.  Going to Cancer Clinic, wish me luck.  I'll miss MWC as I don't take my computer with me, maybe I'll find a way to get in touch.  Have a great week.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: ellie on January 16, 2008, 04:48:29 PM
Dear Allyrose, wish you all the best at the cancer clinic..will think of you and pray all will go well,elliex (drive safely ;))

Had bad night, then on waking and seeing the weather, I thought 'Oh how Id love to stay here snug & warm'...
and Ive been 'dozey' all day zzzzzzzzzzz
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: CaddyJ on January 16, 2008, 06:37:14 PM
CaddyJ    What do you teach?

DWin, sorry it took such a toll. It wasn't a nice thing to happen, now was it? I should be healthy and all that forever and ever, amen.

I teach new cops radio and emergency communication techniques. I also train and recertify users of our computer network that interfaces with CIPIC-RCMP and INTERPOL. Alphabet soup stuff... :D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on January 16, 2008, 07:19:07 PM
Thursday 17th Jan
Restless night ... no known cause just tossed and turned. Rain continued overnight.

First thought ... how can I get rid of the bags under my eyes?  8)
Second thought ... I might need a boat to get to the office.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: CaddyJ on January 16, 2008, 07:22:43 PM
Sorry T! Didn't mean to jinx you with the monsoon comment! ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on January 16, 2008, 07:28:34 PM
CJ ... Looks like you did ..  :D I thought it was over, there's a tropical depression off the South coast of 'Nam and it's bringing the rain. Fortunately I didn't need the boat to get here ... going home may be a different story.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: CaddyJ on January 16, 2008, 07:32:38 PM
I don't suppose that a stiff upper helps with soggy... ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on January 16, 2008, 07:44:36 PM
stiff and soggy in the same sentence ... total confusion reigns ... pun intended.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Nadine L on January 17, 2008, 04:26:06 AM
First thought, "Gawd, I miss Carrie."

Living with four guys all these years (football and all), it was very nice to have some girl time...shopping and such.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Spell Chick on January 17, 2008, 07:28:02 AM
It's raining. Thank God it isn't snowing. South Carolinians can't handle the snow.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: SarahC on January 17, 2008, 07:39:24 AM
"Is it really that time? Better get up"
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: DGSquared on January 17, 2008, 11:41:15 AM
This bed is so warm and cozy....damn alarm clock. I better get up and make some lunches. Meetings today, story due. What to write?

Why is it so dry in here? Oh! The rackin'-frackin' high wind warnings. It's been the windiest year I can remember. Grrr wind = negative ions = irritable people....must change mindset...Happy thoughts...oh happy thoughts where are you? Think of water....I gotta go!



*All that at once! ADD is fun. ;D


Good morning MWC Lovelies! 8)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on January 17, 2008, 11:56:07 AM
This is the day I intend to try and install XP Pro with Win 98 as a dual boot system.

Second thought.  Maybe I'll get my daughter's geeky little partner over to lend me a hand.  A bit of back-up in case I get lost part way through.  Fish & Chips or a Chinese taleaway as a bribe/fee ;-)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Spell Chick on January 17, 2008, 02:34:50 PM
I worked for a year as a computer technician in a college and then ran the computer labs in two different schools and taught adults computer crap. I think that I may be a certifiable geek. Although lovely.

And I can say without pause, that geeks will work for food.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: ellie on January 17, 2008, 06:56:31 PM
My first thought today as I prized my eyes open about 7am..' Im SO hungry'!..
so made a large fruity pancake with apple,banana and blueberries(with a little golden syrup dribbled over it :P) luverly
nite :-*
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on January 17, 2008, 07:11:26 PM
Friday 18th
Frustrated by the ISP last night ... tried 7 times to post a reply to Cit's line on Mr. Kipling, eventually had to give up.
No major rain this morning, only a misty fine drizzle that would not dampen a handkerchief so no need to think about boats. Tomorrow is Saturday and the weekend approaches with haste.
First thought ... Hurry up!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on January 17, 2008, 07:25:48 PM
Well, it's a new day even if I haven't been to sleep so, first thought...

Thank the gods for keen little geeks.

The dual boot W98 and XP PRO is up and running despite one or two scary moments during the set-up.

Marie-3 is still an '98 computer, and Marie-4, selected from a simple two choice menu, is the PRO.

So far it's looking good ;-)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: DGSquared on January 18, 2008, 01:31:35 AM
So, you've got a PRO named Marie on your desk and she's running XP? Sounds like a Cita dream. ;)


Glad to hear the upgrades are working for you Gyppo.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on January 18, 2008, 01:38:27 AM
So, you've got a PRO named Marie on your desk and she's running XP? Sounds like a Cita dream. ;)

He's got 2 Marie's ... I guess one is older than the other ... Cit would have a field day if he knew Gyppo was trying to handle the dual boots as well. I never knew he had foot fetish.   :D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: DwWin on January 18, 2008, 02:46:30 AM
Was that the alarm or has the world just come to an end?
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on January 18, 2008, 02:50:35 AM
Was that the alarm or has the world just come to an end?


We're all still here mate ... but ... where's your entry to poetry comp #10 ... 3 days left!  :)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: ellie on January 18, 2008, 01:11:40 PM
First thought today was 'Must get on with washing down kitchen walls,cupboards read for re-decorating'....and I did :D
Why is it women get the dirty jobs making it all ready for 'MAN' to do his bit??!

But at least no cooking tonight....Fish & Chips yeahh!!!! ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: cleopatra on January 18, 2008, 04:22:20 PM
Wheres Mark Anthony or maybe Big T or Drad or ...? 8)
 ;D :-*
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on January 18, 2008, 04:31:42 PM
First thought today was 'Must get on with washing down kitchen walls,cupboards read for re-decorating'....and I did :D
Why is it women get the dirty jobs making it all ready for 'MAN' to do his bit??!


Because, 99% of the time they volunteer.  They pretend it's because they know 'nothing will ever get done round here unless I bloody well start the ball rolling', but in reality it's the Martyr gene ;-)

Yesterday and this morning I defrosted and cleaned the fridge - cleaned, not cleared, for the benefit of any hungry hobbits who may assume I'm a kindred soul - and Mum is worried sick I might have sprinkled something strange on my cereals.

Sometimes 'a man's gotta do what a man's gotta do', but not too often ;-)

Gyppo
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on January 18, 2008, 04:41:33 PM
He's got 2 Marie's ... I guess one is older than the other ... Cit would have a field day if he knew Gyppo was trying to handle the dual boots as well. I never knew he had foot fetish.   :D

Two Maries with only one 'box' between them, a shiny black tower no less.  There's a thought for you word wranglers to conjure with.  I never knew I had a foot fetish either ;-)  But maybe it's a subconscious thing...  Some deep inner compulsion.  As possible supporting evidence, for those of you haven't seen it before, is something I wrote earlier.

http://www.mywriterscircle.com/index.php?topic=8987.0

Gyppo  (Watching a download click slowly past the 88% mark.  Ooh, 89, it's getting there.)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on January 18, 2008, 07:26:51 PM
Saturday 19 Jan
Morning all!~
What have these in common ... Dung Quat, Tiger, Saigon? I'll tell you ...
They are all Beers, they are all availabe, they are all drinkable, they are all tasty, they are all mixed up in my stomach and giving me a terrible headache! Bah! Team building Pool competitions are not for the faint hearted.
First thought ... Thank goodness it's Saturday ... home early, but I have to get up first ... struggles!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on January 18, 2008, 07:31:58 PM
Wheres Mark Anthony or maybe Big T or Drad or ...? 8)
 ;D :-*

Guess who's made my day!   :-*

Two Maries with only one 'box' between them,

Sorry Gyppo far tooo early to get me snagged into that discussion  :D ... now your foot fetish may be another matter entirely!

Why is it women get the dirty jobs making it all ready for 'MAN' to do his bit??!

I have never regarded foreplay as a dirty job ....  ;D

Go back to sleep T
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: DGSquared on January 19, 2008, 02:37:06 AM
I did it! Got all three stories done under a deadline in spite of Mom's Taxi service, meetings up the wazoo and other ugly family business. I won't let anyone burst my bubble today. With a little encouragement from my friends, we'll make a successful writer out of me yet.

I wish that wind would stop blowing. Ugh...I have to drive to Ventura this morning. I hope there is gas in the van. Mom and I will have a nice visit. I can't wait to read my submissions to her. She will be so pleased. Hope she's feeling good. Yeah, it's Friday.
(She's my biggest fan.)

Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Spell Chick on January 19, 2008, 07:22:17 AM
I have a horrible headache. (And I did - not enough caffeine yesterday and boy does it show)

Later thoughts: I wish that coffee pot would get finished.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: thatollie on January 19, 2008, 07:29:26 AM
Quote
Two Maries with only one 'box' between them, a shiny black tower no less.  There's a thought for you word wranglers to conjure with.

I could say something here but I won't. But I just wanted you to know that I could.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: JAS on January 19, 2008, 08:12:00 AM
It's Saturday morning......I should be sleeping.......lol
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: ellie on January 19, 2008, 05:17:19 PM
Guess who's made my day!   :-*

Sorry Gyppo far tooo early to get me snagged into that discussion  :D ... now your foot fetish may be another matter entirely!

I have never regarded foreplay as a dirty job ....  ;D

Go back to sleep T

You are a naughty boy Big T..................but I like you :-*
(Now whos being naughty? 8))

Miss Grandma 2008
 ;)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on January 19, 2008, 11:45:18 PM
First thought - at 3am - was "Don't go back to sleep!"

At 10pm the night before I'd taken a break from the screen and laid down for ' a little stretch', with no feeling of tiredness, just weary eyes and a few aches here and there.
 
I don't often have nightmares, but this one was a real belter.   It's now 4-40am and time for another drink and maybe some toast.  There are times when a good imagination can be a little too much of a good thing ;-(

I was trapped underground, being pursued by a killer.  A dirt tunnel no more than eighteen inches high.  It had reached the point where I'd managed to turn and face my enemy and realised it was going to be a 'kill or be killed' moment.  We were both armed only with entrenching tools.  (This suggests a wartime Sapper 'setting', but the details were vague despite the clarity of the situation.)

Just before I managed to wake myself - drenched with sweat and so glad I'd fallen asleep with the light still on - I'd just realised that even if I managed to kill the other man his body would be blocking my exit and I'd have to dig around him to escape.

Scary stuff ;-(  If this is what having installed XP does to me I'm going back to 98 ;-)

Time to put the kettle on again.

Gyppo
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: DGSquared on January 20, 2008, 12:42:10 AM
Interesting Gyppo.

I woke up with the thought, "What a bizarre dream. I'm going to write it down before I forget. It'll make a good story someday."
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: thatollie on January 20, 2008, 12:44:19 AM
No, it's classic action thriller fare.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: DGSquared on January 20, 2008, 01:04:16 AM
No, it's classic action thriller fare.
It was a thriller alright.  :D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on January 20, 2008, 07:48:07 PM
Monday 21 Jan
Closing date for Poetry Comp #10 is upon me, gotta sort out the entries, not a bad response! The problem will be how to get people to vote  ???

First thought ... don't forget the towel! Yesterday I finished showering before realising there was no towel, I dripped all over the bedroom before I found it  :)

Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on January 20, 2008, 07:53:20 PM
You are a naughty boy Big T..................but I like you :-*
(Now whos being naughty? 8))

Miss Grandma 2008
 ;)

Mornin' Ellie   :-*
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on January 20, 2008, 08:38:20 PM
This morning is still yesterday for me, so no thoughts yet.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: CaddyJ on January 20, 2008, 10:58:48 PM
OMG was that Deb in my dream!?  :D ;)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: sune on January 20, 2008, 11:02:19 PM
Oh, Dear, what's wrong with this  web server...
Is it a mad dream?  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on January 20, 2008, 11:16:13 PM
Oh, Dear, what's wrong with this  web server...
Is it a mad dream?  ;D ;D

Anything that CJ has can be classed as "mad"  ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: CaddyJ on January 20, 2008, 11:21:12 PM
Mornin' T! What happened to your tan and mohawk?  ;D :D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on January 20, 2008, 11:25:42 PM
got scalped!  :)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: CaddyJ on January 20, 2008, 11:31:41 PM
OMG! You have restless natives it seems! Have the rains let up?
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on January 20, 2008, 11:34:31 PM
Beautiful day today and the forecast looks good for the rest of the week.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: aliasgrace on January 20, 2008, 11:42:21 PM
"Am I hungover?"
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on January 20, 2008, 11:44:46 PM
"Am I hungover?"

This is your headache speaking ... "I told you about that last B52 but you ignored me, now vengence is mine!"
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: aliasgrace on January 20, 2008, 11:49:27 PM
This is your headache speaking ... "I told you about that last B52 but you ignored me, now vengence is mine!"

My reply to said headache - "Fine... at least I'm in my own bed, alone, and all clothing is accounted for!"
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on January 20, 2008, 11:56:31 PM
My reply to said headache - "Fine... at least I'm in my own bed, alone, and all clothing is accounted for!"

Only because you never invited me ....  ;)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: DGSquared on January 21, 2008, 03:14:12 AM
OMG was that Deb in my dream!?  :D ;)

I plead the fifth! Or did I drink it? ...Hmm. Well, you tell me. What happened?

Anything that CJ has can be classed as "mad"  ;D

Wait! He had a dream about me! What is that supposed to mean? :P


My reply to said headache - "Fine... at least I'm in my own bed, alone, and all clothing is accounted for!"
Where's the fun in that? ;)

This is your headache speaking ... "I told you about that last B52 but you ignored me, now vengence is mine!"
[

If my head talks like that to me in the morning..(I've had way too much wine tonight) I'm sending it back to bed!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Nadine L on January 21, 2008, 04:43:12 AM
First thought: "Whoo-hoo!"

Yeah, don't know what that means either. It is, after all, Monday.

Nadine
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Spell Chick on January 21, 2008, 07:35:16 AM
First thought: Still unemployed.

Thoughts from here. It is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day here in the US and y'all are talking about "having a dream."
The irony is overhwhelming.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: JAS on January 21, 2008, 09:05:07 AM
First thought:  Ahh...relax...no work today.  Miss Molly goes to the groomer at 9:00.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: SarahC on January 21, 2008, 09:08:07 AM
Get up and go!!!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: thatollie on January 21, 2008, 09:11:25 AM
Dex, what were you thinking?


Of course at the time I was reading Dearly Devoted Dexter, I hate how that ends so much.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: ellie on January 21, 2008, 01:56:39 PM
At 6.40am 'bl--dy raining again!' :o - then hobbled to the bathroom ;D
...........Evening Big T ;)

miss grandma 2008 :D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: aliasgrace on January 21, 2008, 03:44:04 PM
"He's so attractive, even in my dreams.  Sigh."
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: DGSquared on January 21, 2008, 04:17:35 PM
It's been 14 years since the Jolly Green Giant tossed our house about in the Northridge Earthquake. We're overdue for a biggie.

Hmm. No hangover. Very good. Does that mean I'm still drunk or that I wasn't as drunk as I thought I was? Perhaps it was the copious amounts of H2O I had before going to sleep. Bah, I was just a little tipsy.

Oh man! I got on-line last night after I got home, better go run damage control. :P Hey! I'm not stiff or sore from riding the ATV either. Whoop-de-doos! Must call our friends and thank them for a lovely dinner and grand time.

There's something else I need to do. What is it?

 ;D





Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: sune on January 21, 2008, 05:41:03 PM
Anything that CJ has can be classed as "mad"  ;D

Oh, Dear..What a compliment..  ;D ;D
You better be proud of that CJ.. madness is kind of invincible..  ;)
Good for anything..or is that so??  ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: CaddyJ on January 21, 2008, 07:30:12 PM
Oh sune dear I'm ecstatic! My true deviance finally appreciated!
Exceptional versatility... yes!  :D ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on January 21, 2008, 07:57:21 PM
Tuesday 22 Jan

At 6.40am 'bl--dy raining again!' :o - then hobbled to the bathroom ;D
...........Evening Big T ;)

miss grandma 2008 :D
Morning Ellie. :)

"He's so attractive, even in my dreams.  Sigh."
Thank you  ;D   As if ...

Today I have to get Comp 10 on the boards so you guys can start voting ... look out for it later.

First thought ... Blank ... I was on auto pilot this morning...
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: thatollie on January 22, 2008, 12:26:19 PM
I don't know, I was asleep.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: aliasgrace on January 22, 2008, 01:20:04 PM
Why did I dream about being pregnant and a spider trying to attack me?
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on January 22, 2008, 03:31:19 PM
AG,

Your subconscious obviously tapped into a floating 'adult' version of the Little Miss Muffet tale ;-)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: sune on January 22, 2008, 05:30:04 PM
I'm ecstatic! My true deviance finally appreciated!

You're welcome..!  ;D ;D
Madness Rules...isn't it??
Let the fun begins  with that!!!  ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on January 22, 2008, 07:57:02 PM
Wednesday 23 Jan
"He's so attractive, even in my dreams.  Sigh."

Why did I dream about being pregnant and a spider trying to attack me?

I think confusion reigns aliasgrace  ;D

No dreams for me last night, slept like a snoring babe, up at the first trill from the alarm clock, then the aromas hit me ... fried bacon and coffee .... what a start to the day!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Spell Chick on January 22, 2008, 09:21:10 PM
This just always seems so unfair. Here I am very far from the International Date Line. Not as far as California or even Hawaii, but still ...  BigT always gets to go first. Life is cruel. I'm half way around the world and it's still yesterday for me if it's today for him. Or else it's tomorrow there if it's today here. Somehow it's just all not right. I'm not even all that close to bedtime and he's eating bacon. And having coffee.

Shucks   or some word that rhymes.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on January 22, 2008, 09:26:26 PM
This just always seems so unfair. Here I am very far from the International Date Line. Not as far as California or even Hawaii, but still ...  BigT always gets to go first. Life is cruel. I'm half way around the world and it's still yesterday for me if it's today for him. Or else it's tomorrow there if it's today here. Somehow it's just all not right. I'm not even all that close to bedtime and he's eating bacon. And having coffee.

Shucks   or some word that rhymes.

There must be some guys down in Oz that beat me to my 'get up and go'  :D Never mind SpChick ... take a *HUG*
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: CaddyJ on January 22, 2008, 09:30:35 PM
Good morning T! Howz life in the land of the moped SUV?
Hi Patti! Do you ever watch NASCAR?
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Spell Chick on January 22, 2008, 09:35:21 PM
No. But when we lived close to Indy, both my husband and son had pit passes for the 500 one year.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: CaddyJ on January 22, 2008, 09:42:59 PM
Why did I dream about being pregnant and a spider trying to attack me?

Hmmmmm.... I've been accused of having tentacles or perhaps multiple arms and hands....
as for the other part....

A woman is both a work of art and a musical instrument. NOt only do I admire artwork, I am also a musician... ;)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on January 22, 2008, 09:50:56 PM
Sweetmouth!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: sune on January 22, 2008, 09:53:47 PM
Well said CJ..What's next?  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on January 22, 2008, 09:55:34 PM
Well said CJ..What's next?  ;D ;D

And here was I thinking you are a good girl sune!  ::)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: sune on January 22, 2008, 09:58:03 PM
Oh, Dear Big T,...sorry for the Heart break..

As Good as it can be.. just kidding!!   ;D ;D

Wha....ttttt??
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: CaddyJ on January 22, 2008, 10:30:34 PM
Well said CJ..What's next?  ;D ;D

The stairway to heaven of course...  ;)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on January 22, 2008, 11:20:12 PM
The stairway to heaven of course...  ;)

Bahhh ..... humbug!

Oh, Dear Big T,...sorry for the Heart break..

As Good as it can be.. just kidding!!   ;D ;D

Wha....ttttt??

down at the end of lonely street   :(
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: aliasgrace on January 23, 2008, 08:58:51 AM
Someone should be bringing me breakfast in bed.  Cat?
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: thatollie on January 23, 2008, 09:08:17 AM
Ollie?
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: aliasgrace on January 23, 2008, 09:17:14 AM
Ollie would bring me breakfast in bed?
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: thatollie on January 23, 2008, 09:17:37 AM
Yep
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: RINKA on January 23, 2008, 09:19:58 AM
not again! i ve to go to work.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: aliasgrace on January 23, 2008, 09:28:06 AM
10 points to Ollie!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: cleopatra on January 23, 2008, 11:37:05 AM
"Whats that Demetrius is waving at me?" :-\
Oh its okay its his palm - boy it was hot last night,even up on deck :-*
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: thatollie on January 23, 2008, 11:40:40 AM
I got ten points, hooray. What do I do with them?
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: CaddyJ on January 23, 2008, 01:13:03 PM
I got ten points, hooray. What do I do with them?

Add them to your other two and you'll be a 12 horned demon!  ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: aliasgrace on January 23, 2008, 01:22:56 PM
Not sure Ollie, but maybe you should save them up.  I might give out more!  You won me over with that breakfast in bed thing.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: CaddyJ on January 23, 2008, 01:24:52 PM
Ah, but did he prepare it aslo or meerly bring it? I also cook.... well I might add... ;)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: aliasgrace on January 23, 2008, 01:31:29 PM
Oh, I don't know CJ.  I just have this image of a handsome young British man serving me some delicious breakfast-type food with a lot of calories and a steaming cup of coffee, all while I'm still half asleep in a very comfortable bed. 

A girl can dream, can't she?
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: CaddyJ on January 23, 2008, 01:36:19 PM
That sounds like Sir Ollie..... I do make a wonderful cinnamon sugared french toast with whipped cream and a wild cherry glaze.... add a couple of perfectly poached brown eggs to the side... ;)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: aliasgrace on January 23, 2008, 01:39:48 PM
.... I'm hungry!  :)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: thatollie on January 23, 2008, 01:41:32 PM
Yes Caddy, let's not take the dream away. And I can also cook.

It's an interesting breakfast J, but I'll try to top it.

I'm thinking a light fluffy omelet with Tomato, red peppers, and courgettes.
The coffee  must be freshly ground and percolated, of course.
I think I'll leave it there to prepare Lunch.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Cathy C on January 23, 2008, 01:44:12 PM
It's no good talking about breakfast, you've got to actually MAKE it for the girl. ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: CaddyJ on January 23, 2008, 01:45:34 PM
This is not the place for it but perhaps we should start a thread devoted to meals and their descriptions as they relate to stories? Food is a great topic to hold interest and stir imagination...
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: aliasgrace on January 23, 2008, 02:02:14 PM
.....   ;D

Be still my heart. 

Good idea Caddy. 

(I'm working on a poem, yes yes yes!)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on January 23, 2008, 07:20:40 PM
Thursday 24 Jan

I am going to have to get rid of that butler CJ ... here I am half an hour into my waking routine and still no bloody breakfast!
CJ you're fired, tho' I do believe you'll have no trouble finding a new employer.

First thought ... It's Thursday, where has the week gone  ???
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: CaddyJ on January 23, 2008, 07:23:37 PM
Good Morning T! Time is certainly flying by! Thursday is my Friday!  ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on January 23, 2008, 07:52:57 PM
Morning CJ, my mouth is watering ... where's brekkie  ???
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: CaddyJ on January 23, 2008, 08:06:09 PM
Just had bananas and peanut butter.... May have some hot noodles in a bit... with some chopped jalapenos of course....  ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Mark H on January 24, 2008, 10:53:14 AM
My first thought today was -- 16 voters for fiction challenge #37 is pretty good but we could do better. I wonder where I could post next to try and get some extra voters?

http://www.mywriterscircle.com/index.php?topic=12304.0
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Spell Chick on January 24, 2008, 11:06:49 AM
First thought: God, I've simply got to get rid of the gray roots on this hair. I hate to color my hair. Whine. Why did I ever start this after I had it all grown out once already. Damn, I have to color my hair today. I simply have to.

Second thought: I need coffee

Much later in the day: <fluffing now all brown hair, right to the roots> I've already voted. <patting self on back>
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: JAS on January 24, 2008, 11:23:46 AM
First thought:  What a lovely dream....I must remember this one.
Second thought:  Do I really have to get up???   :-\
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: CaddyJ on January 24, 2008, 11:33:53 AM
When I open my eyes what will it read on the clock; 8:30, 9:30, 10:00?
Ok 9:30 it is... Feed me!!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: ellie on January 24, 2008, 12:11:41 PM
Bleary -eyed, looked at clock and thought 'Its only bl--dy 5am and still pitch dark!'

Then happily snuggled down again ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on January 24, 2008, 05:28:45 PM
First thought - as I emerged from one of those silly dreams which seems to have no root in reality - "Why the hell am I lying down and being force fed green peas, (rather tasty incidentally), scoop after scoop from a seemngly endless supply, by some Malaysian lovely?"   No idea how I knew she was Malaysian and all I can salvage from the now faint memory of the dream is that it was some kind of health cure.

Strange, most strange.

Second thought, "Sh*t!  My knee hurts."  Woke up with a stiff and painful left knee without any obvious cause.  It wore off during the day.  (Maybe the Malaysian bint had kneecapped me with a dream sledgehammer to make me stay still.  Who knows?  I don't."
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on January 24, 2008, 08:27:01 PM
Friday 25 Jan

My first thought today was -- 16 voters for fiction challenge #37 is pretty good but we could do better. I wonder where I could post next to try and get some extra voters?

http://www.mywriterscircle.com/index.php?topic=12304.0

Did we wake up in the same bed? I had the same thought about poetry Comp 10!  :D

Pleased with last night, managed to get 2 poems written in the space of 30 minutes ... inspiration ... rain and a mango dessert! Will be posting them later.

First thought ... one week more ... 7 more get up's and one get up and go! I'm taking advantage of the Vietnamese Tet Holiday - home for a whole 10 days.

Congrats on the hair do Patti - did you vote?
Gyppo - Malaysian lovelies - well known for taking care of their menfolk - did you take care and vote?
Ellie - when you get unsnuggled - go cast a warm vote!
CJ - No vote ... no food!
JAS - Forget the dream - did you forget to vote?
Cit - I did - so must you!

Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on January 24, 2008, 09:52:58 PM
Yep, I voted.  Rather amused to note that when I voted, although we have three votes each, the total number of votes cast was 20.

Gyppo
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on January 24, 2008, 10:03:58 PM
I noticed that too. Guess someone didn't use all 3.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: CaddyJ on January 24, 2008, 10:23:24 PM
You think someone is holding out to be a tie breaker? Morning gents! :)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on January 24, 2008, 10:28:40 PM
I think not ... votes cannot be changed after they are cast. Morning CJ
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: CaddyJ on January 24, 2008, 11:09:42 PM
Good morning T! How is Southeast Asia this fine day?
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Spell Chick on January 25, 2008, 06:22:13 AM
Southeast USA is going okay. I've been up since five and finally got out of bed by six when i noticed i was not falling back to sleep and I might as well go and get some coffee.

I wish I could remember my dreams. I almost never do and never have. I wake up freezing or melting and I assume it has something to do with my dreams, but I never know what they were.

No large um muscled, yeah - muscled, men are ever serving me um breakfast, yeah - breakfast, in bed. Nothing.

Patti
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on January 25, 2008, 07:56:41 AM
Not a first thought, but definitely a writer's thought.  In the adverts below the thread was one for 'Guiseppe Ginnotti Scorpion', brands of footwear I think, but the ad has vanished now so i can't be sure.

My immediate reaction was  'What a name for a character.  Maybe Mafia.  Definitely a hitman."

Gyppo 
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: PaulW on January 25, 2008, 08:04:47 AM
Ahhhh the vampire doesn't have to travel back in time to solve the case, he just has to accept the role of pope so he can get into the vatican library!


Ok, it makes no sense to me either - I'd been having one of those wierd half-dreams where you are convinced they are reality - probably inspired by intense flu - flu medication - and working on a vampire story the night before. ;D

You asked...

;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on January 25, 2008, 08:13:15 PM
Saturday 26 Jan
You've got to picture this ... (or maybe not as the case may be)

05:00 and Chinese style chimes burst from my mobile phone - the call to rise. I am warmly wrapped around Noy, right hand strategically placed and cupping ... when ... from the depths of my brain comes this ...

Just one cornetto
Give it to me
Delicious Ice Cream
From Italy

Where it came from I have no idea, but 3 hours and 10 minutes later it is still going through my head.  ???

Ahhh well it is Saturday again, only a half day of work to face.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on January 25, 2008, 09:15:20 PM
Just one Cornetto ;-)

Magic.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on January 25, 2008, 09:45:30 PM
And Noy was left wondering why I giggled all the way to the shower.  :D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: DGSquared on January 26, 2008, 01:07:07 AM
Saturday 26 Jan
You've got to picture this ... (or maybe not as the case may be)

05:00 and Chinese style chimes burst from my mobile phone - the call to rise. I am warmly wrapped around Noy, right hand strategically placed and cupping ... when ... from the depths of my brain comes this ...

Just one cornetto
Give it to me
Delicious Ice Cream
From Italy

Where it came from I have no idea, but 3 hours and 10 minutes later it is still going through my head.  ???

Ahhh well it is Saturday again, only a half day of work to face.

Bwahahahaha!  ;D ;D ;D Put your little lady on here. We need to chat. :D Now, I'm humming the tune to O Sole Mio...wish my keyboard had musical notes I wouldn't have to search for in the fonts menu.
       
***

First thought. Mmm, I smell coffee. What time is it? The alarm was turned off. Ahhh. *The fog lifts* Hubby got up and made coffee and the kids lunches today so I could sleep in until 7:30. Sweet. :)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Nadine L on January 26, 2008, 09:11:28 AM
Sat 1/26: *phone* 06.05am OMG! staff didn't show up. I have to cover morning shift now.

First thoughts: I'm not sure I like this job. Wonder who else is working today. First week: already been written up for doing what boss said when someone else wanted me to be somewhere else. Where did I put that resume. Yes, I'm stalling. 10 more min and I have to leave the house. Hope the freeway is not backed up. Surely not. Who else is up this early on Sat? Mutter, mutter... something about men with white coats with very long sleeves ... mutter ... coffee ... glad I stopped on the way home for fuel last night ... ah, coffee finished *smiles* I miss my MWC time...

Nadine
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Don on January 26, 2008, 12:02:37 PM
Get your lazy butt outta bed.  It's rewrite day.  Two submissions this week without fail.  Mmm...I smell coffee.  So glad I don't live alone anymore...
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Jakey on January 26, 2008, 12:43:22 PM
I need the loo!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: cleopatra on January 26, 2008, 01:07:28 PM
My first thought today was 'Mmmmm nice....' 8) ( a dream of man with beard..)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: aliasgrace on January 26, 2008, 03:29:54 PM
Why did I drink so much last night?
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: CaddyJ on January 26, 2008, 05:01:04 PM
I think I shall bead-blast and paint that transmission dipstick tube finally!!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on January 27, 2008, 05:35:11 AM
Something to do with Elephants.  (See rubbish joke thread.)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: kathinfrance on January 27, 2008, 06:01:43 AM
Happy I didn't drink too much red wine last night

Got to download the photos from the performance

What time is it in Australia?

Oh god, I have to prepare tomorrow's lessons
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Symphony on January 27, 2008, 06:28:19 AM
"What's for lunch?"

(tragic - since it was only 6.30 a.m. on a Sunday morning LOL)

(but the answer lies in ... 'to slow cook or not to slow cook' ...)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Spell Chick on January 27, 2008, 07:46:08 AM
Thank goodness the first number is a 6 rather than the 5 or even 4 of the last couple days. In fact, it is almost a 7.

We had such a great time with the grandbabies yesterday. Middle one turned 3 yesterday and it just happened that we had a chance to play in the snow. This may not seem very strange, but the kids (and their parents) live on Hilton Head Island in very southern South Carolina. A local mall brought in a dozen or so blow up slides, jumping games, fun things, and then they had two snow machines that permitted southern kids to play in the snow even though it was in the mid-50s (11-12 degrees Celsius). It was such fun. And apparently tired me out enough to actually sleep all night.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on January 27, 2008, 09:18:41 AM
A local mall brought in a dozen or so blow up slides, jumping games, fun things, and then they had two snow machines that permitted southern kids to play in the snow even though it was in the mid-50s (11-12 degrees Celsius). It was such fun. And apparently tired me out enough to actually sleep all night.

I was on a refrigeration course once and the tutor, a complete enthusiast for all things cold-making, had the students cobble together a snowmaker from various scrap appliances.  Great fun, a hot sunny day and snow billowing out through the classroom delivery door.  An hour later we had a six foot plus snowdrift piled up against the wall opposite and people from other classes coming by to see what 'had gone wrong'.

No doubt it was a Health & Safety nightmare, with trailing leads, exposed electrics, and an 'unexpected slip hazard',  but it was great fun.  Snowball fights in June aren't an everyday event in the UK.

Gyppo
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: CarrieSheppard on January 27, 2008, 09:24:00 AM
Oh Gawd, what am I going to play at the folk club tonight? 

Hmm... wish I was still in Arizona.

Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: LauraM68 on January 27, 2008, 11:53:33 AM
Why did I drink so much last night?

I had the same thought!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: aliasgrace on January 27, 2008, 12:04:45 PM
I feel so much better today.  My abs are sore, that means the workout worked!!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: JAS on January 27, 2008, 04:01:15 PM
What strange dreams last night!  Must have been due to drinking wine and watching strange movies!....
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: ellie on January 27, 2008, 04:42:08 PM
Didn't wake up till 8.30..then saw it was a bright,dry day and thought 'Yes, its the garden for me..clear out pots and fill with new compost..and sew some seeds in propagator...'
which I did, French Marigolds, Calendula and sweet peas...
but when I looked in my kitchen window box, I found that some French Marigolds had seeded and there they were, some new tiny plants growing..
amazing how much is still growing, have rosebuds opening on my Zephirine Drouhin rose and the lobelia in window box still has some flowers and hasn't died off...
all this and loadsa Snowdrops....natures amazing ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: DGSquared on January 27, 2008, 08:15:49 PM
We have a lot of weeds and some wild sunflowers popping up like crazy with these rains Ellie.


First thought today: Nooooo! Don't wake me from this dream.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on January 27, 2008, 08:44:19 PM
Monday 28th Jan

A nice quite weekend.
Saddened last evening ... one of my brothers sent me a photo of my Dad's grave, yesterday would have been his birthday.

First thought .... Roll on Saturday!

Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: CaddyJ on January 27, 2008, 09:59:32 PM
Good monday morning to those of you on th eother side of the globe! I'm starting the day with some new ideas on a story I started... Now to just get them written...
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: sune on January 28, 2008, 12:57:17 AM
Good evening..it's 7.00pm here,
GOOD LUCK for the new story..!!
You are a brilliant writer, CJ.. :) :)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: thatollie on January 28, 2008, 01:13:54 AM
How am I going to get my little Hobbit backside outta this one?
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on January 28, 2008, 04:02:48 AM
"Can this really be the skull of Jesus Christ I'm holding in my hands?"

Honestly, that was my very first thought upon waking, but it's not as crazy or imaginative as it might seem.  Last night I was reading a book called Cross Bones by Kathy Reichs, and the lead character is a forensic anthropologist examining some 2000 year old bones with a possible claim to being those of Jesus.

(I'm halfway through the book so far...)

Gyppo
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: SarahC on January 28, 2008, 06:37:12 AM
Why can't I move?  Ans: Cat sitting on my chest!!!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: ma100 on January 28, 2008, 07:57:14 AM
Why can't I sleep 5th night in a row?
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on January 28, 2008, 10:49:13 AM
Why can't I sleep 5th night in a row?

Because the row is too loud?  Funny old language, English ;-)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: CarrieSheppard on January 28, 2008, 10:50:02 AM
Not my first thought - but hey, Ma100, have you tried image streaming?  It helps me sleep.  Yell if you want more info.

Carrie

My first thought this morning .... 'Noooo!  I wanna stay in bed!"
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: ma100 on January 28, 2008, 10:55:34 AM
LOL. Gyppo I could have done with you at 3am this morning when doing the housework very quietly cos rest of house was snoring an I was a miserable bitch!!!! hehehehehe

Carrie YELLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!!!!
I haven't got a clue what your talking about but I am now up for anything as long as I sleep.
Mairi
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: waterman54 on January 28, 2008, 02:57:54 PM
My first thought today was ugg! do I have to go outside in -47 degree weather?
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: sune on January 28, 2008, 05:24:49 PM
Arghh.. Do I have to go outside in burning sun today??
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on January 28, 2008, 08:10:43 PM
Tues 29 Jan
The weekend gets closer ....

I've just been paid a massive compliment .... a work colleague has asked me to do a proof read and edit of his 62 page book .... pleased??? I think so! I am not so sure that I need to know this much about his life  :D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: CaddyJ on January 28, 2008, 08:22:42 PM
Sorry you are sleepless Ma! Maybe trout streaming is the answer! You can do that in Seattle I hear... :D  Congrats on the edit job T! You are an ace! My first thoughts: Why didn't I stay up writing while I was motivated...... well, typing more blunders than words would be the answer there I guess... What have you gotten your little hobbit butt into Ollie?

CJ
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Spell Chick on January 29, 2008, 06:29:22 AM
Well, yesterday sure zoomed by at top speed. I hope I have more time for play today.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: thatollie on January 29, 2008, 07:23:01 AM
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What have you gotten your little hobbit butt into Ollie?
Let me see, we were all safe back at Bag End by 2am so it must have been... Of course, the Goblins, no, the Spiders. Yes, it was those damn Spiders.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: JAS on January 29, 2008, 10:31:24 AM
My gosh.......the wind is howling......and it's only 4:00 am!!

And now....at 9:30 am - 50 mph gusts!........skirt alert!..... ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on January 29, 2008, 10:01:34 PM
Wednesday 30 Jan

03:00 ... phone rings ... first thought ... unprintable :) One of my brothers in the UK forgetting the 7 hours time difference!

The server has not improved this morning ... taken me over 30 mins just to get here to type this ... not even sure it will load after. Humbug.

skirt alert!..... ;D

JAS, first time I've heard that expression ... made me smile.

Well, yesterday sure zoomed by at top speed. I hope I have more time for play today.

I've got the time SpC ... but certainly not the speed.

Have a good day y'all.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Don on January 29, 2008, 10:13:43 PM
1st thought:  Why is the sunrise always impervious to my need for sleep?
2nd thought:  Sunrise?  Crap, I'm late.

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50 mph gusts!........skirt alert!.....

All the better to see your knees, m'dear. 
Big T, did you know JAS had gorgeous knees?
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on January 29, 2008, 10:27:16 PM

Big T, did you know JAS had gorgeous knees?

Nahhh ... Never been invited to look  ;D  Mind you, when I read her 'skirt alert' post I had visions of Marilyn Monroe  ::)

BTW ... don't you mean HAS gorgeous knees ... or have you pinched 'em?? ... Don the knee nicker ... Think about it!  :D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Don on January 29, 2008, 10:51:02 PM
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Don the knee nicker ...

Lol...I may have that made into a name tag. :)

Yes, I meant HAS.  My fingers were momentarily dyslexic.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: CaddyJ on January 30, 2008, 12:11:15 AM
It was a tense situation!!!  :D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: sune on January 30, 2008, 12:13:23 AM
Electrifying  situation!!  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on January 30, 2008, 03:55:30 AM
"Why is there a dragon crawling down the side of my monitor?"

One of those curious early morning moments when perspective initially seems all wrong.  When small looks big, etc.

A second later I realised it wasn't a dragon at all, merely a crocodile, so it was 'situation normal'.  This is, after all, Gyppo's World ;-)

A two inch long plastic croc, a lucky mascot of sorts, securely stuck in a lump of Blu-Tack.

And so the day began...

PS:  Maybe it's a Monitor Lizard?
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: allyrose on January 30, 2008, 10:46:37 AM
Oh! it's so nice to be home!!  The weather in Edmonton was horrific, snowing and temperatures of -28 degrees C, with a windchill of -43 degrees C.  Came into Banff yesterday and it was -9 C, felt like i was in a banana belt. 
Had a wonderful time visiting with my children.  Unfortunately didn't make the Cancer Clinic, it snowed all day Sunday, and the roads were too slippery on Monday, so missed my appointment. 
I think I'm giving up winter driving it is too nerve wracking in this part of the country, and it seems every time i decide to travel it snows.
Everyone have a great day
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: JAS on January 30, 2008, 12:41:25 PM
Ahhh..it's so nice to be able to sleep in today.  All warm and snuggly...the sun is shining and the winds have calmed down.  Don't have to be at work till 1:00.  It's going to be a beautiful day!   :)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: CarrieSheppard on January 30, 2008, 02:56:35 PM
First thought... Nope.  I am not getting out of bed!  Ohhh... yes I am, bladder insists.

Second thought... hmm... bed still warm, it's still only ten to... I can have another quick snooze.

Third thought.  !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! **&(**^(*^(^*(^*!!!!!!

Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: aliasgrace on January 30, 2008, 10:18:10 PM
Oh my god, am I late?
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on January 30, 2008, 10:19:09 PM
Thursday 31 Jan

First thought ... Only Friday left ... then I'm off.  ;D

Second ... the server is being more cooperative today (so far)

Good morning everyone ... how are you all?
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: JAS on January 30, 2008, 10:22:39 PM
Good Morning T!   ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on January 30, 2008, 10:28:48 PM
Good Morning T!   ;D

Hiya JAS ... you're looking very flowery today  ;)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: JAS on January 30, 2008, 10:32:55 PM
Thank you kind sir.......and you are looking exceptionally sunny...all decked out in yellow!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Don on January 30, 2008, 10:34:41 PM
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Good morning everyone ... how are you all?

Morning for you, T.  I'm still on Wednesday night.  I'll do three more pages and pack it in.  Too bad I'm not on Texas time.  JAS still has a few more hours to write.  

How am I?  Tired but quasi-prolific.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on January 31, 2008, 01:04:18 AM
Morning for you, T.  I'm still on Wednesday night.  I'll do three more pages and pack it in.  Too bad I'm not on Texas time.  JAS still has a few more hours to write.  

How am I?  Tired but quasi-prolific.

Methinks you need a Jack or 2, 3, 4, .... hmm I'm thirsty now ... you keep writing I'll go drink your share!  8)

Thank you kind sir.......and you are looking exceptionally sunny...all decked out in yellow!

I promise you I do change ... every day ... yellow, yellow, yellow ....  ;)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: sune on January 31, 2008, 01:35:07 AM
I LIKE YELLOW..BRIGHT AND SUNNY!!!   ;D ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Spell Chick on January 31, 2008, 07:54:50 AM
I slept through the whole dark part. It's actually light out there. Take THAT, insomnia.

Our baby is turning 29 on Saturday. Boy, I'm married to a really old man - old enough for that.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: JAS on January 31, 2008, 09:42:28 AM
   I wonder if it snowed last night....I don't hear the usual flow of traffic...better get up and check it out.
  It DID! And it's a beautiful snow on all the trees, shrubs, roof tops....but it's deceiving.  Just heard on the radio - a 30 car "pile-up" on the highway, at least one fatality, many injured.  I better get ready for work and allow some extra drive time.
   The boss just called....wait till after lunch to go to the office.
   So here I sit.....ready for work.......and a free morning.......inside of course!   
   I wish you all a safe day!   :)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: allyrose on January 31, 2008, 10:51:51 AM
It's snowing again and very cold.  The days are getting longer, I can hardly wait till Spring.  I know I'm wishing my life away.  One thing about this kind of weather, i can stay home without feeling guilty and do lots more writing.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: CollegeGuy on January 31, 2008, 11:08:10 AM
my first thought today : "this alarm clock is too loud." (Hits snooze and sleeps for 9 more minutes, because everyone knows ten is way too much)

~~Collegeguy~~
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on January 31, 2008, 08:36:43 PM
Friday 1 Feb

Numerous 'firsts' today
Poetry comp 10 over and done with ... phew ... Congrats Deb
Last day before I go on my break ...  :)  what do I need to pack?
Love your humanity sune!
Got to finish off work ... timesheets ... ohhh and expenses  ;)

I feel absolutely bloody wonderful ... have a great day everyone!

Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: CaddyJ on January 31, 2008, 08:40:33 PM
The blizzard stopped! T goes to Thailand this weekend?
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: sune on January 31, 2008, 08:59:18 PM
We miss you Big T...
Hope you have a GREAT Holiday..Big Time Out..
Make the most of it..All the Best..  :) :)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: allyrose on February 01, 2008, 12:28:54 PM
Going walking with my dog today, as it is a beautiful sunny day.  February is when the groundhog shows it's face.  How many more weeks of winter do we have?  Lots of things to do today.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Nadine L on February 02, 2008, 08:10:00 AM
First thought: Finally, a day off. Thank God! (I hate my new job)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: JAS on February 02, 2008, 10:30:07 AM
Yes Molly girl....I hear you scratching on the side of the bed.  (Miss Molly is my sweet 14 yr old Cocker Spaniel...and doesn't know the difference between a week DAY and the weekend!..lol)  And I was having such an interesting dream......OK Molly......I'm getting up!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: rewh2oman on February 02, 2008, 11:20:39 AM
(I hate my new job)

I know how that is.

I got woke up again this morning at 5am by a phone call from work. Another computer system is down.   >:(

It's supposed to be the weekend and I'm tired already. Being on-call 24/7 sucks!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: ellie on February 02, 2008, 11:42:45 AM
I woke up in a trance this morning thinking 'Wow what a peculiar dream'!
I dreamt I was queen Victoria and that I was meeting famous musicians like Handel,Hadyn and others.....that was really weird :o

But before bed we had been discussing classical music(my husband has a vast library of it..and our car is always tuned into Classic FM)

and we had also talked about Scotsmen in kilts and going 'commando' in them ;D
and Hub said he recalled reading that when Victoria went to watch the Highland games,she demanded that the men wore 'undergarments' 'neath their kilts!

So I suppose that led to my dream............. 8)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: allyrose on February 02, 2008, 11:50:53 AM
I woke up to a phone call.  Are you ready to go walking?  My friend Sandra was ready at 9:00 a.m.  I was barely dressed.  But here I am ready for a nice brisk walk with our two dogs at 9:30.  It certainly is a great way to start the day.  Must remind Sandra not to phone me so early!!!  Have a great day everyone.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: RMurkot on February 02, 2008, 01:25:23 PM
Stupid alarm.   Stupid, stupid, STUPID alarm!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Cathy C on February 02, 2008, 02:21:20 PM
Oh dear, stupid 11+ results out today - What on earth will I use to bribe youngest son when he doesn't get the mark he expects. :(
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Ken100 on February 03, 2008, 05:13:16 AM
Oh dear, stupid 11+ results out today - What on earth will I use to bribe youngest son when he doesn't get the mark he expects. :(

They still do 11+??
I thought those disappeared years ago!
Anyway, tell him not to worry about it. At this age in his young life he should be having fun, and learning through exploring and using his natural curiosity to learn, not by cramming for exams.
That's my opinion, anyway...

My first thought today?
I wish my son would stop making so much noise in the top bunk and let me get a bit more sleep. (And no, I hadn't been banished to the bottom bunk in my child's bedroom by my wife after an argument...)

Cheers,
Ken :)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: RMurkot on February 03, 2008, 12:26:15 PM
Absolutely no thoughts...  I was brain dead!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on February 03, 2008, 12:36:50 PM
"I feel good this morning.  Not bad at all for someone who didn't go to sleep until 4am.  Wonder what time it is?  Eleven O'Clock!  Ah well, it's Sunday.  It is Sunday, isn't it?"

Seeing as I intended to spend most of the day at the keyboard I ambled downstairs, skipped breakfast except for a slice of toast to help the pills go down, and did myself a micro-wave curry.  One of Iceland's finest.  Sometimes an early dinner - which will head off the 'Munchies' at the pass - and then buckling down to work can be pretty productive.

Gyppo 
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: aliasgrace on February 03, 2008, 12:42:37 PM
Why does my eyelid keep twitching??  WHY?? 
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: JAS on February 03, 2008, 03:08:25 PM
Oh my......what time is it?  Must finish watching the movie started last night....or was it early this morning.....  Not too much to do today except bake the brownies for the Super Bowl party.  Ahhh....life is good........
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Ken100 on February 04, 2008, 03:34:44 PM
Is it Friday today?
Oh b***ger!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: waterman54 on February 07, 2008, 08:37:43 AM
What's the temp. outside? What -28c again and with a strong wind, do I have to go outside today? I can't wait for winter to end.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Spell Chick on February 07, 2008, 09:24:02 AM
Why is the dog pretend barking in her sleep? She rarely barks when awake - only if someone comes to the door. Otherwise she is a very quiet dog. Unless she is dreaming. Then she half barks, half howls, and makes far too much noise. This would be okay if she slept somewhere far away. She doesn't. She is either in bed with the humans, or in her own bed across the room. Or in her own bed in the kitchen or her other bed in the living room - but when she is that far away, the noise isn't a problem.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on February 07, 2008, 10:52:38 AM
"Who the hell smacked my knee with a sledgehammer during the night."

It hurt like hell when I woke up, but fifteen minutes later it was fine.  I must have been lying with it twisted or something.

Strange.

Gyppo
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: DGSquared on February 07, 2008, 11:36:43 AM
Wonder if my picture is in the paper today.

I must go buy one.


(I hugged an astronaut yesterday) ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: allyrose on February 07, 2008, 02:06:53 PM
I've got Yoga today, do I really want to go?  I went and feel really good.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: PaulW on February 08, 2008, 05:14:53 AM
What was my last thought last night? I need to stick it on the 'What was you LAST thought today' thread!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on February 08, 2008, 08:43:43 AM
"I must ask Brynja (photographer) if she'll take some pictures of Allison (my daughter) kicking me in the nuts and smacking me over the head with an 'iron bar'."

Not quite as daft as it seems, because I fell asleep thinking about adding a couple of pictures to my advertising package for tutoring in Theatrical Violence.  Maybe even a short video on a CD which I can hand out to interested parties.  I'll probably put it on my thumb drive too.  I'm beginning to see how I can make technology work for me when going after tutoring jobs.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: allyrose on February 08, 2008, 11:11:34 AM
I looked out the window and we're having a blizzard, another winter wonderland.  I can hardly wait till Spring!!! 
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: McWawa on February 09, 2008, 06:55:05 AM
Surely the election must have been a fix !

i had spent the previous evening looking at the results (on the official website) of the voting in California in the USA presidential elections for last tuesday. The results for the Republican Party were just about exactly the same percentage wise  for the same candidate  in EVERY district. Not one district, never mind county, voted out of the same pattern and there are fifty three seperate districts, 53.... And each district voted exactly the same, percentage wise, for each of the eleven candidates? ?   I went to bed dumbfounded, hence my first thought on wakening. Take a look for yourselves.
edit; schucks i forgot the link that had caused me to have such thoughts
http://vote.ss.ca.gov/Returns/rcd/index.htm (http://vote.ss.ca.gov/Returns/rcd/index.htm)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: SteveJ on February 09, 2008, 07:25:22 AM
It's those cursed Diebold machines!  ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Spell Chick on February 09, 2008, 07:36:48 AM
I believe it was Mark Twain who said, "If God had wanted us to vote, he would have given us candidates."
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Ladyhazle on February 09, 2008, 11:18:30 AM
"Too much beer last night... Why does Jerry have to make coffee so loud?"  ::)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: waterman54 on February 09, 2008, 11:58:35 AM
At 2:00 am I heard a rap, rap, rapping on my door. My first thought upon waking up to the sound was, no not again we’re mudded up now, and surely I don’t need to haul more water. But I did.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: jbond on February 12, 2008, 11:52:35 AM
What are my dogs barking at NOW?!?! (4am)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: thatollie on February 12, 2008, 11:58:20 AM
I think I just got a normal night's sleep. Hooray.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: allyrose on February 12, 2008, 01:21:18 PM
I'm Alive!!!!!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: thatollie on February 13, 2008, 03:22:02 AM
"Where have my arms and legs gone?"

A few moments of movement later I thought.

"There they are, ow, go away. Stupid limbs."
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on February 13, 2008, 07:18:25 PM
Feb 14

Happy Valentines Day ladies.

Back into the swing of work ... yesterday was catch up time, I hope the server helps more than it did ... fastest download speed yesterday was an amazing 99 bytes per second ... worse than watching paint dry.

first thought ... got to find a laundry
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Cathy C on February 13, 2008, 08:12:51 PM
Big T, welcome back - you have been missed, my friend. :-*

First thought today (Seeing as I'm still up)

Darn, where did I put that card for my 11 year old, and how will I disguise my writing. ::)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: MsBook on February 13, 2008, 10:06:20 PM
"I hate getting up in the morning, I don't want to go to work, where's my insulin."
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: sune on February 13, 2008, 10:39:04 PM
WELCOME BACK BIG T..


                                                   
;D    :)   ;)   ::)   ;D   ;D   ;D   ;D

Hope you've enjoyed your holidays a lot..
What's the surprise for today..?  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on February 14, 2008, 07:16:59 PM
Friday 15 Feb
Morning all
Thanks Cathy and sune I spent most of yesterday trying to reply to you both ... never succeded ... sorry!

First thought this coffee is really bad, and I still need a laundry, wish Noy was here :(

thatollie ... still limb struck?  :)

My surprise for the day will be if I can sustain access and my server quits messing me around.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: sune on February 14, 2008, 07:31:35 PM
Apologies not needed..
We have the same experience with the Server sometimes..

Hope you can sustain the access nicely today..
Expect miracles..!!  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: JAS on February 15, 2008, 12:53:41 PM
Oh no....I think I'm getting the flu bug that's going around... :( 
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: allyrose on February 15, 2008, 01:02:16 PM
Got to get moving my family is coming for the week-end to ski.  Beds to get ready, groceries to buy.
It's family day in Alberta.  I'm really looking forward to them coming.  Everyone have a great day!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on February 15, 2008, 09:05:42 PM
Saturday 16 Feb

Not exactly my 'first' thought but ... hells bells who kicked the server? I've got good access today.

Saturday, a half working day ... not that I ever 'full' work anyway  8)

Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on February 16, 2008, 06:19:26 AM
At 3am.  Damn.  That bugger with the sledgehammer's knee-capped me again.  I almost didn't manage to hop to the toilet in time.

Still no obvious reason for the dodgy knee, and it was fine by 9am.  Is one of you lot sticking pins in a wax doll?
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Don on February 16, 2008, 08:35:06 AM
I hate cell phones.

A perfectly good "sleep in" day ruined at 6 a.m. by a moronic tenant with no power.  I told him to turn the circuit breakers off and back on and he insisted he had already done so.  After a 30 minute drive, I asked him to show me what he had done. 

Opening the closet door, Mr. I-know-what-I'm-doing said, "See, doesn't work," as he flicked the closet light switch off and on.

"Actually, the circuit breakers are in the big metal box next to the light switch."  I pushed past him, opened the box and reset the breaker.  As the lights came back on, a small glimmer of understanding began to penetrate his stodgy brain.

This afternoon, I'm going to evict him for being stupid.

   
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: PaulW on February 16, 2008, 09:21:38 AM
  Is one of you lot sticking pins in a wax doll?

<whistles innocently>

First thought - I seem to be running short on black candles again. ;D MUAHAHAHAHA
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: thatollie on February 16, 2008, 09:31:31 AM
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Is one of you lot sticking pins in a wax doll?
On an unrelated note, I am but not a Gyppo one.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on February 16, 2008, 06:03:39 PM
<whistles innocently>

First thought - I seem to be running short on black candles again. ;D MUAHAHAHAHA

It must be hard keeping candles solid, even in the upper levels of Hell.  Or has it frozen over since Griselda Minge was called back home by her father ;-)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: DC on February 16, 2008, 06:46:06 PM
It's still 23:45 here, so first thoughts today (Saturday)? Well, several incoherant threads, memories from yesterday, gradually coalesced in to the realisation:

'Oh bugger, it's happening, I'm starting to 'fancy' Linda.

 :o :o :o

Dave.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: MsBook on February 16, 2008, 08:05:30 PM
Thank God, it's Saturday I can sleep as long as I want.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on February 17, 2008, 06:16:19 AM
Bloody pager  >:(
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Spell Chick on February 17, 2008, 07:12:54 AM
My son and his family are coming today. I haven't seen the babies for two weeks now. It will be: fun, loud, messy, chaotic, loud, exciting, loud, terrific, and loud.

I get to celebrate Valentine's Day all over again. Hooray.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: RMurkot on February 17, 2008, 09:34:55 AM
I'm out of beer and I want a doughnut!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: JAS on February 17, 2008, 09:49:56 AM
I had a restless sleep....however...I've learned that if my right nostril is stopped up and I lay on my left side, it will open up and I can breathe again.  And just the opposite works as well!...Eureka!.... :o....I hope to see the sun today......
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: allyrose on February 17, 2008, 12:10:53 PM
It's a beautiful sunny day, my grandkids are here for the weekend to go skiing. All is well with the world.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on February 17, 2008, 06:57:32 PM
Where did my Sunday go?

It's a brand new week ... have fun everyone!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Spell Chick on February 18, 2008, 05:58:16 AM
Why am I awake at at 4.02? Whoa, that was some impressive thunder. And lots of rain. Ah, thunderstorm woke me.
...

Still awake at 5 and still raining.
...

5.45 and still awake. I might just as well get up and have some coffee. Today will be a great nap day.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Talisman on February 18, 2008, 05:23:53 PM
wish I was still on holiday and didn't have to go to work ! 
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on February 18, 2008, 05:51:33 PM
Groan.. its morning. Hang on, no work yipppeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee. Going for coffee at ten  ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on February 18, 2008, 07:32:41 PM
Morning,
First thought ... secret ... I had an idea that I just have to get down on paper ... see ya  :)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on February 19, 2008, 09:43:44 PM
Wed .. Feb 20

It's mid morning now, my first thought disappeared long ago, probably due to the haze of beer fumes from last night's session. It started off as 'a couple before I go and eat' ... I don't remember eating!  :D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Age on February 20, 2008, 01:15:27 AM
....2:50?  Holy crap, my watch alarm actually woke me up...
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Spell Chick on February 20, 2008, 05:35:13 AM
Even at this ungodly hour, I must get up to see my husband off to a job interview. He is driving 5 hours away to talk to people about employment. That would be nice. Someone here should be employed.

All last minute details were in place when he left. I got online and Yippee!!!!   my lulu order shipped. I hope this is a good omen.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on February 20, 2008, 06:05:08 AM
Didn't have one.

Just caveman grunts ;-)

Flying on autopilot for at least the first hour.  Just as well I wasn't in charge of machinery or fast moving objects.  One Gyppo with his brain temporarily emptied by last nights late arriving and totally unexpected story (1am onwards) isn't fit company for man nor beast.  (It just had to be written though.  Good or bad I coudn't get to sleep with those ideas frewheeling around in my skull...)

What passes for sanity in my world - if you look at it quickly through half-closed eyes in a poor light - has now returned, patiently re-installed by several mugs of lemon tea and a modest mountain of toast  generously decorated with ginger conserve.

Life is good again ;-)

Gyppo
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Cheryl M on February 20, 2008, 08:44:51 AM
Damn it. I STILL have a headache...

...I went to bed with a migraine last night and was hoping that a good nights rest would take care of it.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: allyrose on February 20, 2008, 10:37:20 AM
Tonight is the Eclipse of the moon.  Hope the Sky is clear.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: thatollie on February 20, 2008, 10:51:25 AM
Damn, that's going to play hell with my head. I'm in full moon mode.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on February 20, 2008, 06:57:03 PM
Sun shining, birds singing, wheres the bloody concreter????? >:(
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Cathy C on February 20, 2008, 07:12:16 PM
It's morning?

Gawd! Where did my evening go? ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on February 20, 2008, 07:37:58 PM
Bah ... humbug ... training course starts at 8 ... no MWC for me today (well maybe a quick dive before I start)  :D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: DC on February 21, 2008, 12:33:54 AM
"Oh bugger, no Cat food..."

(Inspired by ten needle-like claws digging in to my foot under the duvet...)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Nadine L on February 21, 2008, 03:26:49 AM
one more week of this job, then I have a life again! Yippie!

Nadine
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: CarrieSheppard on February 21, 2008, 06:21:01 AM
what a weird dream!

A forest where a reality creation programme was being trialled.  Reality was 'solidified' around you as it was required, and scenario created.

A caravan, a bus, but all overgrown in a weird rain forest type thing.

Big plants with huge spikes - not quite thorns.  Thick, rank, encroaching.

Snakes, lying in a great heap, their eyes closing slowly - and reality crumbling as I passed.

Triangular turtles, a watery black, that snapped onto strings with their beaks, that I then used to beat the snakes like a whip. 

Reality crumbling.. and reforming.  Brittle, green, an exploration into danger and an experiment and ...

oh boy,

what a weird dream. 

Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on February 21, 2008, 06:27:13 AM
Carrie,

It sounds as if you've been swigging 'Night Nurse' cold/flu medicine straight from the bottle ;-)

Gyppo
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: ma100 on February 21, 2008, 07:30:09 AM
This flippin headache won't go away.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on February 21, 2008, 10:19:31 AM
Your 'Brandy Balance' is out of synch ;-)

Too much or too little causes a headache, the trick is to get it just right ;-)  (If memory serves correctly,  But I could just be seeing things through the amber-tinted wonderfully aromatic glasses of nostalgia.  Phrases such as 'Tasted like warm liquid silk, even straight from the bottle' spring to mind ;-)

Gyppo
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: ma100 on February 21, 2008, 10:42:44 AM
Ermh!! Anythings worth a try hehe. :)
Mairi
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: shellie_baby on February 21, 2008, 10:45:14 AM
First thought was...
" WHAT 9! I'M LATE FOR WORK!"
...only to realise I'd been dreaming and I don't have a job. It was half disappointing and half relieving.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: thatollie on February 21, 2008, 04:59:29 PM
Quote
First thought was...
" WHAT 9! I'M LATE FOR WORK!"
...only to realise I'd been dreaming and I don't have a job. It was half disappointing and half relieving.
Yes, you do. You're a writer.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on February 21, 2008, 05:06:46 PM
"I didn't know I was asleep" muttered after answering the phone again while in blissful slumber. Lucky I'm such a lady, it coulda been worse  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: shellie_baby on February 21, 2008, 06:09:12 PM
Yes, you do. You're a writer.

 :-[ How embarrassing. You're absolutely right. Sorry for being a bit of an idiot.

The dream in question was a job in a cafe, which I don't work in, possibly that is what I should have said. ;D 
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on February 21, 2008, 07:12:40 PM
Fri Feb 22

One 'snooze button push too many' running late ... skip the coffee ... get one in work.


Sips .... Ahhhh that's better!

Had an email from one of my brothers in UK .... My copy of Station Shorts is on it's way  ;D and .... he's ordered one for himself!  Yeah!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Spell Chick on February 22, 2008, 03:53:26 PM
First - turn off alarm, it's volunteer day and I have to be up at a specific time
Second - make coffee. I need coffee (This happens every morning)
Third - check email (This also happens every morning) Oh look, my niece sent bunches of pictures of her son and daughter.
Fourth - Dear God, I'm almost late for the volunteer thing cuz I was so busy looking at the precious babies. Hurry.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on February 22, 2008, 09:02:01 PM
Satyrday ... typo intended.

Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Spell Chick on February 22, 2008, 09:13:23 PM
Good grief. It's only 9 PM on Friday here and BigT is already being a satyr. It's just not fair.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on February 22, 2008, 09:23:59 PM
Good grief. It's only 9 PM on Friday here and BigT is already being a satyr. It's just not fair.

Not yet sweetheart, after work  ... 2 hours, 35 minutes and 55 seconds , 54, 53, 52, 51,  ;)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: CollegeGuy on February 22, 2008, 09:49:47 PM
I woke up today and right away spent three hours writing more than 100 pages based off a dream i had about me being in one of my work-in-progress masterpieces (im optimstic obviously) and realized I hadn't eaten.

~~Collegeguy~~
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Talisman on February 23, 2008, 04:24:16 AM
knew I shouldn't have eaten that fish last night !  >:(
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: thatollie on February 23, 2008, 04:28:36 AM
Quote
I woke up today and right away spent three hours writing more than 100 pages based off a dream i had about me being in one of my work-in-progress masterpieces (im optimstic obviously) and realized I hadn't eaten.
100!!!
Le sigh, I'm such a slow writer.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Spell Chick on February 23, 2008, 08:06:22 AM
first thought: 6 is too early to get up on a Saturday.

second first thought: 7.30 is better. I wonder if there is coffee made out there yet.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on February 23, 2008, 05:36:06 PM
Who's on my computer? Not happy Jan, no bloody manners  >:( (  I not a morning person )  ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Age on February 24, 2008, 07:03:14 AM
...2:50?  Holy crap, it woke me up AGAIN!?
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Spell Chick on February 24, 2008, 07:24:46 AM
I. will. not. be. awake. yet.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on February 24, 2008, 11:37:38 AM
Must edit at least two more of the scanned chapters today.  One before breakfast to set the tone for the day.

Fascinating to be reading something I wrote thirty years ago.

Gyppo
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on February 24, 2008, 06:50:13 PM
I HATE MONDAYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: jbond on February 24, 2008, 07:13:23 PM
Ouch!
Fell asleep with the heating pad on my sore back and woke up with a burn on my hip... they should put a warning label on those things-- oh wait, they DO!  I'm a dork...  :-[
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on February 24, 2008, 07:38:20 PM
Monday 25 Feb

Lulu Order Receipt #2050630  8)

Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on February 24, 2008, 08:48:14 PM
Was someone a clever boy?  :o
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Spell Chick on February 24, 2008, 08:52:17 PM
I've been dragging my copy all over the state of South Carolina    LOL    It's wonderful.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on February 24, 2008, 08:55:22 PM
Was someone a clever boy?  :o

Not me ... a lot of MWC people ... "Station Shorts"  .... get a copy now on Lulu ... SpChick has the link in the message above.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on February 25, 2008, 08:53:42 PM
Tuesday 26 Feb

I am already 20% of the way through my working week!  8) and only 5 days from payday!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on February 26, 2008, 07:28:04 PM
Not my first thought today ... but important ... to me ...


Welcome back Pocahontas!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Spell Chick on February 26, 2008, 07:31:15 PM
Oh my, it's tomorrow already    ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on February 26, 2008, 08:33:18 PM
They forgot to put enough hours in the day again!!!  ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on February 27, 2008, 03:43:00 AM
Bugger.  Probably won't get much writing done today.  But sometimes we have to deal with the Big Bad World outside our creative bubble.

Time for toast, lemon tea, and a double-sized helping of that old Hippy Acceptance.

'That which cannot be cured must be endured, until you get a chance to give it a good kicking.'

"Let it be, let it be, let it be, let it be..."

At least it's not raining...

Gyppo
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: DC on February 27, 2008, 04:07:04 AM
Why, exactly, am I going to Blackpool this afternoon to look over an FJ1200  ???

Its because I went out on the back of Linda's new Honda 1000 on Sunday, and it set the memories rolling. The BMW is a great bike, but it doesn't have that 15 - 150 mph in top gear 'grunt'.

The FJ does.

 ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: jbond on February 27, 2008, 09:21:18 PM
Oooouuuch!  :'(

('Course that's my first thought most days LOL)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: thatollie on February 27, 2008, 09:24:04 PM
Quote from Five word story game, first of the day.
Quote
into my Playstation, then I'd
I think it says all that needs to be said.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on February 27, 2008, 09:33:04 PM
Morning all ...

First thought ... Where's the light, who switched the fan off? Power cut ... the 2nd in 12 hours!
Second thought ... No internet access ... again! Server needs resetting after power cuts.

Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: shellie_baby on February 28, 2008, 09:37:02 AM
first thought?

Thank God I'm Alive.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on February 28, 2008, 09:51:35 AM
Why, exactly, am I going to Blackpool this afternoon to look over an FJ1200  ???

Its because I went out on the back of Linda's new Honda 1000 on Sunday, and it set the memories rolling. The BMW is a great bike, but it doesn't have that 15 - 150 mph in top gear 'grunt'.

The FJ does.

 ;D ;D ;D

Bollocks...  The real reason is you'd rather buy a new bike than fix the awkward oilseal on the Beemer ;-)  Admit it ;-)

Plus the 'Hooligan Factor' of course.

Statistically the FJ1200 is the bike which most biking journalists, who get to ride all sorts of wonderous devices free of charge, are willing to spend their own money on.

Gyppo
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: DC on February 28, 2008, 12:20:43 PM
Quote
Bollocks...  The real reason is you'd rather buy a new bike than fix the awkward oilseal on the Beemer ;-)  Admit it ;-)

Well, there is an element of that to it, because I'd really like to take the beemer off the road for a major dose of TLC. I'ts been basically neglected for the last seven years in that department. But
I still need transport, so an FJ would be nice. This one is particularly nice; only done 21700 miles (1991 model), and I put the last three of those on on a test ride. I haven't ridden one for seven years, but when I sat on it it felt like seven minutes. ;D ;D ;D Linda liked it as well, she can get both feet flat on the ground, more than she can on her CBF. I did my favourite trick of putting it in fifth at about 20, then just winding the throttle back.

"Yep, it goes!" was her comment when we got back.  ;D

Right, just need eighteen hundred quid now... ::)

Dave.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: jbond on February 28, 2008, 01:02:38 PM
Crap- the sun's already up.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: thatollie on February 28, 2008, 01:04:20 PM
I'm a lovable little maniac.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on February 28, 2008, 01:15:32 PM

"Yep, it goes!" was her comment when we got back.  ;D

Right, just need eighteen hundred quid now... ::)

Dave.

a)  Clearly a lass who appreciates the good things in life.

b)  There's always a snag, isn't there? ;-)

Gyppo

Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: DC on February 28, 2008, 02:34:26 PM
Quote
a)  Clearly a lass who appreciates the good things in life.

Yep, she's really grand lass. she also likes climbing and camping...

A couple of people I've mentioned this idea to have commented that the FJ, though a good machine, is 'old technology'. 'Exactly', is my reply. It's air cooled (no need to remove radiator/drain and refill cooling system just to change a spark plug, al la several Honda's and Suzuki's), the valves can be adjusted relatively easily, and it has carburettors rather than fuel injection; one reason it can run smoothly at low speeds in high gears. And carbs don't need a computer to set them up.

Not so much with my model, but with the newer models, I think BMW have lost the plot a bit. The new GS1200 for instance has a 'Canbus' electronics system. Great when it works, but... if for instance the system detects the battery dropping below about 11.8 volts, it just shuts the whole bike down, even though it could 'get you home' quite happily running on the alternator. And it needs a BMW technician to sort it. This on a bike that is pushed as a 'go anywhere, any time' machine. (See 'Long Way Down', with Ewan Macgreggor and Charlie Boorman). Whereas the old 'Airhead' boxers had the claim to fame that they could be reduced to their constituent parts (and subsequently reconstituted) simply by using the tool kit under the saddle.

OK, the FJ is chain drive, but a Scott Oiler sorts out 90% of the  hassles associated with that; the other 10% I can live with. I sometimes think there are advantages to having a Luddite tendency... :D

Dave.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on February 28, 2008, 05:17:27 PM
5am and I, we just don't gel. :P
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on February 28, 2008, 05:25:49 PM
Dave,

There's a lot to be said for 'Luddite technology' with all the problems long since solved and the cures well known.  "Set the points with a fag paper to judge the opening, and a thumbnail to set the gap."  This is why I was happy with W98 until very recently, and why I'm now using 'trailing edge' technology in XP Pro.

My youngest daughter has a fancy to travel around the world in a VW 'Dub Bus' when she finishes at Uni and her Mum had a fit at the thought, saying she would need something more modern and reliable.  I think the old VW, provided it starts off in good nick woud still be viable.  Good 'low tech' engine, and there's probably still old Berber tribesmen out there who could knock up a spare valve by hand from camel hoof or whatever to get them to the next oasis.  Modern 'black box' motors don't lend themselves to 'get you home' cures.

My Uncle Alf needed a new valve guide for his ride-to-work Enfield 350 and couldn'r easily get hold of one.  This was in the dark years when such bikes were old but hadn't achieved the 'Classic' status which ensures new parts are available again if you have enough money.

A workmate 'turned one up' from a lump of copper on the lathe during one lunch break at they fitted it during lunch the next day.  Now, these things are usualy made from cast iron, bored to pretty tight tolerances...  Once they'd tapped it into place the valve no longer fitted, so they reamed it out in situ a bit at a time until they got a 'nice sliding fit'.

It worked well enough, but would 'nip up a bit' after about ten miles, maybe twelve on a really cold day. Identified by a reduction in power and 'a chuffling noise'. But this didn't matter, as it was only a seven mile journey to work.  The copper guide lasted a couple of years before finally being replaced with a proper one when he wanted to sell the bike.

Lo-tech usually has a solution to the problem.  Hi-tech solutions sometimes are the problem.  I like engineering you can see , where bits of metal whizz around bashing and sliding against each other in some kind of harmony.  Mysterious 'black boxes' fill me with a superstitious dread ;-)

Gyppo
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on February 28, 2008, 09:37:46 PM
Feb 29th ... the extra 'Leap Year' day ... the day we all work for nothing to contribute to our employers' coffers  ;) not a rant, just an observation.

Now, what was my first thought .... forgotten!

I'm a lovable little maniac.

Say's who? Delete the lovable bit and you get my vote!  :)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: ma100 on February 29, 2008, 03:35:41 AM
Argh!!! There's a mouse in the utility room... I'm not going out there again. :o
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Spell Chick on February 29, 2008, 07:03:52 AM
Three more hours til the alarm goes off. Would I please go back to sleep?

and I did.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: jbond on February 29, 2008, 10:01:47 AM
Can't...wake...up...
Did somebody drug me?!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: DGSquared on February 29, 2008, 04:28:12 PM
I wonder if anyone is interested in my Poetry Challenge and if it's been stickied yet...
 
I double dog dare ya' to give this a try...http://www.mywriterscircle.com/index.php?topic=13013.0 (http://www.mywriterscircle.com/index.php?topic=13013.0)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on February 29, 2008, 06:45:13 PM
What the hell is that?????  >:( Five past midnight and who could be sending an sms at this hour, grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. Back to sleep and than I slept in  ;D ;D I like that.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on February 29, 2008, 08:42:17 PM
Satyrday again ... I love weekends!  :P

What the hell is that?????  >:( Five past midnight and who could be sending an sms at this hour, grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. Back to sleep and than I slept in  ;D ;D I like that.
Not me, not guilty!  :o

I wonder if anyone is interested in my Poetry Challenge and if it's been stickied yet...
 
I double dog dare ya' to give this a try...http://www.mywriterscircle.com/index.php?topic=13013.0 (http://www.mywriterscircle.com/index.php?topic=13013.0)
I keep tellin' ya ... I'm workin' on it  ;)

Have a good weekend everybody.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: shellie_baby on March 01, 2008, 09:11:15 AM
(to alarm clock) Didn't you get the message, I need a sleep in. Alarm clocks are workings of the devil. ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on March 01, 2008, 04:43:30 PM
"Boing...." (thats me jumping up in one bound)  "What in the blue blazes is that?".......

Both myself and my fella have pages and phones that blast when we get a callout and at six am his blasted on playing "Rock Lobster" by the B52's.

I'll Rock Lobster him later grrrrrrrrrr.  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Andrewf on March 01, 2008, 05:23:15 PM
first thought...


"Oooo... It's the 1st of March..."



Andrew
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Talisman on March 02, 2008, 08:34:15 AM
As it happens, my first though was a brilliant name for an article I will write this afternoon seeing as it is fairtrade fortnight - fair trade for writers !
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: shellie_baby on March 02, 2008, 11:10:33 AM
First thought today was..

How the hell, did Nathanial Cross manage to worm his way into the demon's story. Isn't he happy with his own?

... That's character's for ya.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: CollegeGuy on March 02, 2008, 01:05:59 PM
first coherient thought today...

Man, if I wrote as much as i overslept, I'd have more books than a library
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: sune on March 02, 2008, 06:25:53 PM



Welcome back Deb!!

Welcome.. back
The lady with the hat
A shaft of light,
with love and delight.  :) :-*
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on March 02, 2008, 07:39:06 PM
Another week commences ...
Last week finished on a high ... a 'thatollie' award and a comment from Saturnine that didn't need me to change anything in 'Raining Memories' ... boy am I happy!   ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Spell Chick on March 02, 2008, 09:33:27 PM
Quote
boy am I happy!   


we will just have to see if we can change that    >:(
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on March 02, 2008, 09:36:09 PM
5.45am is not the best time of the day regardless of what the boys try and tell me!!!!  ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Cathy C on March 03, 2008, 02:43:05 PM
Hey! Where did all that snow come from? :'(
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on March 03, 2008, 05:22:49 PM
I slept in today do dah do dah  ;D ;D ;D

Snow shouldnt make you cry CathyC. I never see it  :(
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: sune on March 03, 2008, 11:58:02 PM
The Day is nearly over..I haven't really started yet!!   ??? ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on March 04, 2008, 03:30:05 AM

we will just have to see if we can change that    >:(

No you didn't   ;D ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: DC on March 04, 2008, 04:35:59 AM
I'm probably dropping myself right in the s**t by buying these flowers for Linda on her Birthday...
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Spell Chick on March 05, 2008, 08:56:11 AM
Quote
No you didn't

I would think that I was gloomy enought to darken the entire planet.

I. must. try. harder.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: CarrieSheppard on March 05, 2008, 09:09:28 AM
Wow, another weird dream!

Why were Zoe and I in Spain, and what was Syliva doing there?  Why did we queue up thinking it was a shop, and found out it was a launderette?

Oh my oh my ... too much cheese do you think, Gromit?

Carrie
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Mark Sweet on March 05, 2008, 12:22:30 PM
"Wow - it is far too bright to be 5:30 in the morning..."

Largely because it was closer to 7 AM.  But at least the birds were singing and the sun was shining
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: allyrose on March 05, 2008, 02:11:10 PM
Wow! it's another blue sky day with lots of Sunshine.  It won't be long until Spring.  Daylight Savings Time is due anytime. Where does the time go?
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Nadine L on March 05, 2008, 03:02:13 PM
First thought: Yeah, I'm unemployed! I can sleep in until 8:00 today!

Nadine
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: DGSquared on March 05, 2008, 04:32:24 PM
What happened Nadine?

       *  *  *



My first thought was, "I wonder if anyone else is brave enough to stretch a little and try my Poetry Challenge?"

Go here http://www.mywriterscircle.com/index.php?topic=13013.0 (http://www.mywriterscircle.com/index.php?topic=13013.0) and have some fun. You'll grow as a writer and a person.

........Really. I'm serious. Would I kid you?

Nothing ventured, nothing gained.

http://www.mywriterscircle.com/index.php?topic=13013.0 (http://www.mywriterscircle.com/index.php?topic=13013.0)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on March 05, 2008, 06:21:04 PM
Ahh only two hours work than coffee time followed closely by playtime... ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on March 05, 2008, 07:03:38 PM
First thought: Yeah, I'm unemployed! I can sleep in until 8:00 today!

Nadine

Congratulations, Nadine.  I gather it was one of those jobs which sounded great but quickly turned into a nightmare.  Sometimes the only thing which makes sense is to walk away ;-)

Gyppo
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on March 05, 2008, 07:26:04 PM
Where have all my 'first thoughts' gone this week??
Hmm ... change of lifestyle needed ... go back to drinking beer in the evenings, at least if I wake with a hangover I'll have something to moan about.  ;)

Mornin' all
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: thatollie on March 07, 2008, 04:40:07 AM
First thought today: What a goal!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on March 07, 2008, 05:17:55 AM
Whats that noise?  Baby birds?  Whatever is nesting in the roof above my room - which sometimes woke my by stomping[1] around in the night - seems to have a cutch of youngsters there now.  They were all hollering for food after the light thump which announces the arrival of Mum or Dad, and during the two or three seconds it takes the parent birds to duck under the eaves and wriggle through the gap in the tiles.  I'll stand in the garden for a while later and see what they are.  Probably Starlings or Sparrows, they're the usual occupants of that corner.

[1]  In the silence of the night even a little bird can STOMP, believe me.  Usually it's just a little scrape of claws against wood as they move, but sometimes I'll swear they dance the CanCan on the rafters.

Also, a pair of Blackbirds have been checking out our Holly tree, which will be a far safer nesting site than the one they usually choose.  The hedge is still a little too bare for nesting, so perhaps this year they will choose more wisely and avoid being eaten by the visiting hawk, which has already had a few Sparrows and smaller Collared Doves locally.

This could be a good year for the casual bird watcher, more ingterested in their antics and personalities than their strict labelling.

Gyppo 
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on March 07, 2008, 07:29:43 PM
Satyrday 8 Mar

Weekend is upon us once more. I love em.

Finally finished editing John's book. I never realised how time consuming it would be, or the mental effort involved. My sympathies to anyone going through that process. It raises a question ... hmm post it in the Writers Forum.

Good morning all!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: DGSquared on March 07, 2008, 07:38:13 PM
Yeah! My hubby is off and we may be able to steal a few minutes of quality time together while the kids are in school.  ::) :-*

A good sitter is hard to find. Granny was free and loving, now we'll have to pay for torture.
 :'(

I'm glad it's the weekend.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on March 07, 2008, 07:51:44 PM
Good morning. Its Saturday.  ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: ma100 on March 07, 2008, 11:08:56 PM
What the flippin heck am I doing up at 4 am in the morning?
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on March 07, 2008, 11:30:46 PM
What the flippin heck am I doing up at 4 am in the morning?
emmm, let me guess ... waking up  ???  Morning!  ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: ma100 on March 07, 2008, 11:47:25 PM
 ;D ;D Smarty pants  :)
Mairi
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on March 08, 2008, 05:02:22 AM
Why am I trapped?  Why am I cold in the middle and boiling at both ends?

Somehow I'd managed to get the duvet wrapped so tight around my chest and feet they were like 'boil in the bag' portions and my midesction was virtually uncovered.  At 6am [1] my bum was feezing, and for the first few seconds I was still too sleepy to work out how and why, or how to untangle myself.  Eventually I straightened it all up, but if it keeps happening I'll get my sleeping bag out instead.  Except that, being a goodun, the bag's generally too hot when used indoors.

[1]  Mind you, a few years ago I would have already been at work for half an hour by then, sorting mail, or even further back entering the home straight after a long night shift as a baker and planning a fast blast across a fairly still deserted Salisbury Plain, a leisurely breakfast at the transport cafe at Sparkford whilst the 'mornng rush died down, then back home.  Nothing else quite like a fast run on a motorbike in the early morning to clear the nightshift cobwebs and stresses before going to sleep for  couple of hours and then having a fairly normal day with family before another short sleep and back to work.  Looking back, I must have had the constitution of an Ox.

PS:  Mairi, re your avatar.  Yes, you've got the beast on the run  ;-)   
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: ma100 on March 08, 2008, 06:20:10 AM
Hi Gyppo

 You don't know how much your comment means to me. Thank you. :)

I will even be good. I won't ask how the flippin heck you got tied by the chest and feet in your duvet and managed to miss you rear end. ;D  ;)

Mairi
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on March 08, 2008, 09:53:35 AM
Even if you'd asked I don't know the answer.  Its a complete mystery to me too.  I normally tend to throw covers off rather than wrap them around me. I'm the exact opposite of a quilt hogger. My Missus would sometimes wake up as red as a lobster where I'd piled all the quilt, blankets, whatever on top of her.  I'd be cool and comfortable and she'd be close to hyperthermia.  During the winter of course I was in great demand as a king-sized hotwater bottle.

Mum says Dad was the same.  Sometimes during a really hot summer he'd get out and sleep on the bare lino floor, quite contented.

Probably those Northern genes ;-)

Gyppo
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: ma100 on March 08, 2008, 02:01:15 PM
Even if you'd asked I don't know the answer.  Its a complete mystery to me too.



Yep!! The mysteries of sleep. I just wish I could remember my dreams. It could explain a lot to me. ;D

Mairi
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: DGSquared on March 08, 2008, 02:09:27 PM
I've got so much to do today and I hardly slept at all last night. Today it's the dreaded brain-fog. No! Must fight the brain-fog.



P.S. I'm losing the battle - can you tell? ::)



Now I'm curious about Mairi's beast. :)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: ronshannon76 on March 08, 2008, 07:46:07 PM
Hey ma,
   I hope youa can start remembering your dreams soon. That's where i get my best ideas from. Try to get a dig recorder and put it beside your bed at night. when you wake up, grab it, and then talk about your dreams. It fun! I've tried it a few times. Though I could barely understand myself when i listen back on it. Your voice sounds muffled and incoherent. you can also here yourself nodding beack off.

It's a load of laughs either way, and it gives you tons of ideas for stories. That's how I got the story for "The Traffic Light", in which i posted on this forum. good luck to ya.
-Ron
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Nadine L on March 08, 2008, 10:33:19 PM
Middle of the day thoughts since I don't think I've had any thoughts until now.

1) I quit (the job)
2) it was actually bloody 'ell (the job)
3) Special Olympics was fun (last Saturday)
4) Went to the reservation (today) and bought Cathy C a Native American piece of art...not telling her what I got for her B Day!!!
5) I sort of remember writing a note to the school this week. Note to self: ask kid if the note he woke me up to write actually made sense.
6) very happy to have time to be on MWC

Nadine
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on March 09, 2008, 01:55:08 AM
Its way past wake up time for me now. Had two of my three daughters birthdays in the last two days. Family planning is advisable to those who have not bred.. ;D

Nadine how good is it to leave a work invironment that is so toxic!!!! Onward and upward is the way after that. Do you have another job to move on to?
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Spell Chick on March 09, 2008, 07:43:03 AM
I must try to look presentable. No time to sleep in, even with the time change. Going to meet the prospective, possible, maybe co-in-laws today. This should be an exciting day.

My husband was fired seven weeks ago. Still no job. Lots of talking, but no job. He still has money and insurance coming as part of a severance package. He hated the job. Every moment of the job. But it has been awful not having a job and not knowing what is coming next. I may soon have to go and look for a meaningless, low-paying terrible job, just so that we can live.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: ma100 on March 09, 2008, 08:03:25 AM
Wahayyy!!! It's sunday. I can slob about im my pyjamas all day if I want. No kids. no husband, woooh!! heaven. ;D

Ron I reckon I have the best dreams ever. I just can't remember them. :)

Psst!! Deb. Nothing exciting mate. Just means I am finally getting my head clearer on the punctuation and viewpoint front. It's been my nemesis. Don't tell anybody though I don't want everyone to know I'm a thicko. ;D ;D

Hope things are easing for you
  :)

Mairi
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Frogg on March 09, 2008, 11:08:30 AM
Yipee Yoodlay!

Sunday, I love Sunday!

I can sing as loudly as I want and none of my strict religious neighbours can complain!!!

Dumdidoo Ladida...
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on March 09, 2008, 08:19:47 PM
Monday morning and back to the grind. Started at six but coffee time by ten. Doesnt get any better than that.  ;D

Have an amazing week everyone  ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Frogg on March 09, 2008, 08:22:20 PM
I seriously can't get my head round the time differences!
It's only 20 mins past midnight here!

So I guess it's time for a first thought...

I should be going to bed soon  ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: ma100 on March 09, 2008, 08:24:08 PM
I was thinking the same thing myself BW. But I'm not tired yet. ;D
Mairi
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on March 09, 2008, 08:25:46 PM
It's 20 mins past 7 in the morning here.

First thought ... I wonder when Pocahontas will give us something to read?   ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on March 09, 2008, 08:28:28 PM
Morning T. I just ordered a latte in MWC. Strong one for the start of the day  ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on March 09, 2008, 11:55:40 PM
3:33am?

That's what the clock says and the wind noise outside has woken me up.  Apart from a curious whistle, as the wind seeks gaps in the window frames and howls around the eaves, there's a regular Thump, Thump, Thump, as 'lumps' of air smack against the front of my house and shake the glass.

For the first time since leaving Cornwall I've seen the phenomenon of my bedroom light swaying in the wind.  Except when I look up the light isn't really swaying at all, it's the glass bowing slightly under the wind pressure and creating an illusion as the reflection moves.

But what hell, I'm going back to bed, although I dare say I'll read for a while until it maybe quietens down somewhat.  So glad I don't have to cycle to work and deliver mail in this.

May all the gods perserve all sailors and homeless folk on a night on a night like tonight.

Gyppo
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: shellie_baby on March 10, 2008, 10:47:17 AM
3:33am?

Isn't 3.30am meant to be the demon witching hour? (correct me if i'm wrong)

Maybe it's a sign. ;)

shellie x
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on March 10, 2008, 11:02:27 AM
No idea.  But perhaps it's halfway there, seeing as 6:66 can't be a real time.

Oddly enough I often find myself waking up at palindromic times, 1:11, 2:22, 3:33, 4:44, 5:55.

Gyppo
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: shellie_baby on March 10, 2008, 11:05:55 AM
That is odd.

I, on the other hand, often find that it's rare I wake up at all.  ;)  I'm kind of the opposite to an insomniac, what ever that is?

Oh my song's on Radio City  :D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Frogg on March 10, 2008, 01:18:59 PM
Today, my first thought was...

Oh God, my poor, poor garden, even worse, poor, poor me! I have to fix the poor poor garden!

I wonder how bad it is....


Having now inspected the damage, and called my big brother to do all the sawing of tree's, and hauling away, whilst I stood nearby cheering him on, I have discovered that I will need to repaint my house, and call over good old Puddleglum and a few of his Marsh-wiggle friends to come and live in the swamp that used to be my garden.

Goddamn falling trees...  >:(
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on March 10, 2008, 08:21:39 PM
My head's a jumble this morning.

Couldn't sleep last night, in bed by 21:30, tossed and turned ... finally gave in at eleven and got up for a smoke. Checked my email and found a rant from my son he's just been duped out of 40,000 Euros. Apparently the bank paid out on a cancelled cheque, I don't know all the details  :(

Tried to connect into MWC, got through ok, but could not post a thing, continually timed out.
Decided to try and write something ... failed miserably, then a weird thought entered my head ...

I can get connected to MWC via the server at work, the server is controlled by a Government organisation. When I try as an individual on an open server I can't access a website for writers (MWC) ... curious ... then I thought ... communist country ... government controlled internet access ... censorship?  Nah... don't want to think about it!!

Oh God, my poor, poor garden, even worse, poor, poor me! I have to fix the poor poor garden!
I wonder how bad it is....
Having now inspected the damage, and called my big brother to do all the sawing of tree's, and hauling away, whilst I stood nearby cheering him on, I have discovered that I will need to repaint my house, and call over good old Puddleglum and a few of his Marsh-wiggle friends to come and live in the swamp that used to be my garden.
Goddamn falling trees...  >:(

Good luck with the repairs bw ... What colour are you going to paint the house ... I would, of course, suggest a nice shade of yellow.  ;D

Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on March 10, 2008, 09:37:56 PM
I too had a restless night T.  :'(

Than had to get up for a dentist appointment grrrrrr >:(

Sorry about your son. Should the bank not be responsible for that mistake though?

I'm off to have lunch with my daughter, its her birthday today  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Nadine L on March 11, 2008, 04:23:33 AM
SpChick,

I know "a meaningless, low-paying terrible job" -- email me for details.  ;D  (Even my former boss quit today.)

Nadine
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on March 11, 2008, 08:57:18 PM
Hmmm
Last night never happened, but fair do's he did call me this morning. So later we meet.

Sorry about your son. Should the bank not be responsible for that mistake though?
I'm off to have lunch with my daughter, its her birthday today  ;D ;D

He's talking to the bank apparently, but that doesn't replace the money (yet).
I understand your lunch yesterday was a success!  :D

Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: ma100 on March 11, 2008, 10:07:51 PM
Is my greenhouse still in one piece? The wind is howling and I can't sleep 2.00am >:(
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on March 11, 2008, 10:56:46 PM
Well I missed my first thought, rudely interrupted by my blaring pager. :o

Lunch was fine thanks T.

Hope that bank coughs up.

Its lunchtime now  ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: CQWeave on March 12, 2008, 08:21:03 AM
Well, good morning all.
  Although I've been up for hours now,  for some reason (probably Daylight Savings Time getting me up at 4 am instead of 5).  Three cups of
coffee, and hours (I'm still too fuzzy to compute).  The first thing I want to do is see how all the friends on MWC are up to.
   You are all getting ready to have lunch or having it.  I am still stumbling
around in the dark.  Anyway. . .
   Gyppo:  Nothing worse than waking up every hour during the night.
I see you are not on yet.  Are you finally sleeping in?  I think the times
are very interesting that you wake up.  Years ago I realized that I woke almost every morning at 5:55.  When I had occassion to look at my birth certificate it did not surprise me that 5:55 was the time I was born.
   My daughter-in-law once confided that the times 7ll and 747 caught
her attention twice a day.  Humm jet times....
   Not my first thought - but my first coherent thought: "I better weave
today or I'll forget how!"  I think I should dust off the wheel too and
spin some yarn.....
    I'll check back in on my lunchtime. 
CQ Christine

 
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: shellie_baby on March 12, 2008, 10:55:09 AM
Where's the morning gone? (woke up far too late again)

Thanks for whistling down my earhole Timothy, For a small budgie you certainly have a powerful pair o'lungs...
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: SteveJ on March 12, 2008, 11:09:27 AM
Scientific studies (well, theories posted by some mad bloke on the internet) has proved that days are officially getting shorter! It's obviously a conspiracy of some kind...I'll post again when I work out who's responsible, but in the meantime, I'm going to blame Shellie and George Bush.  ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: shellie_baby on March 12, 2008, 11:56:18 AM
Damn you Steve, now you've gone and blown the whole thing up. Looks like i'll have to find some other conspiracy to organise. ;D ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: DGSquared on March 12, 2008, 12:36:47 PM
 Just a random off the cuff thought:
It's not wise to read a thread backward. Makes sooo much more sense the other way. ::)


First thought: "I wish he could stay here in bed with me and snuggle just ten more minutes. Damn alarm."

He kissed me, then stripped for the shower...."Mmm nice butt." ;D

Got up to make lunch and coffee for my handsome husband and before I did so, I drank some Naked Juice - no, it's not sexy. It's a super healthy, natural, fruit packed drink without added sugar. Kissed my husband goodbye, then I went back to bed to sleep for another thirty minutes. As soon as I laid down, my stomach told me something was very wrong. I checked the date on the carton of juice, expired - but only by two days. That can't be so bad, can it?  Spent the rest of the morning in the bathroom and I still feel awful. I wonder if I have food poisoning. My stomach actually hurts. I've never felt like this before. Ugh - and I have so much to do today but when I move ohh....rackin' frackin' #@!%Z$@#*!!!  This is NOT good. >:( :( :-\
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: ronshannon76 on March 12, 2008, 01:33:18 PM
my son did the same thing.

DRINK MILK!

IT's the ONLY cure! Trust me.
no meds will help.
the only that will help a little is a laxative. Yep, more time on the potty.

Milk and time, that's it.

Good luck!

-Ron
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: DGSquared on March 12, 2008, 02:55:59 PM
my son did the same thing.

DRINK MILK!

IT's the ONLY cure! Trust me.
no meds will help.
the only that will help a little is a laxative. Yep, more time on the potty.

Milk and time, that's it.

Good luck!

-Ron


Thanks Ron. A laxative! Yikes. I'm afraid, very afraid. ;) I can't do that, I wanted to go to the gym today.
Hope your son is better and I might try the milk. I always heard you needed the BRAT diet, Banana -Rice - Apple -Toast for a bad tummy. Maybe that's just when it's coming out the other end.
Thank you. :)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on March 12, 2008, 07:14:21 PM
Good morning all!!!

Thats all I can muster  ;D

Three fire calls last night, all by drunks calling in falsies to all services.  >:(

Sleep, wake, sleep, wake and each time the sleep becomes harder....what am I saying, so does the wake  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Frogg on March 12, 2008, 07:38:12 PM
Good morning!

Hmm, I'm just off to bed  ;D

What time is it at your end? It's only 11:40pm, but Emily is a tired bunny today!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on March 12, 2008, 07:39:47 PM
10.40 am here. The day is young.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Frogg on March 12, 2008, 07:42:31 PM
My day is old :(
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on March 12, 2008, 09:30:38 PM
My day is old :(
So am I!  ;)

The results of my first thought today ... damn!
Choked on my coffee this morning as a funny thought entered my head at the wrong time.
Sprayed the tablecloth, drowned my nasal passages and dripped on my clean shirt!
Moral ... you can't laugh and contain a mouthful of coffee at the same time.

Three fire calls last night, all by drunks calling in falsies to all services.  >:(
Someone has to do it!  ;)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on March 13, 2008, 06:29:12 AM
I dialled 999 (UK emergency services number) by accident once.  I have someone listed in my mobile phone as ZZZ but I forgot to tell the phone to seach first, so I got 999 in response to the stabbing digits.

Boy, are they quick to answer ;-)  Very understanding when I said sorry though.

First thought today?  I sure as hell feel better than yesterday.  Yesterday was prety much what I call a non-day.  One which I would gladly erase from my memory.

Gyppo
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: DGSquared on March 13, 2008, 03:48:32 PM
Hope you have a better day today Gyppo. :)


First thought- this extra little person in my bed sure is sweet and quite the cuddle-bug, but I sure would enjoy my bed back so I can actually get some sleep.

~Deb
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: thatollie on March 13, 2008, 04:11:04 PM
Sorry, I'll go back to mine now.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on March 13, 2008, 08:53:29 PM
Good morning all. I was off line most of yesterday and having a good giggle catching up on the funny comments today  ;D

First thought..... I'm glad I stopped at three drinks  8)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on March 14, 2008, 08:10:21 PM
First thought yesterday .... Who pinched my plant pots - and left the soil piled on my doorstep?
Second thought yesterday .... Bloody server!

First thought today (Satyrday) ... Only a half day working today  :) got to do my laundry and move some soil   >:(
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on March 14, 2008, 08:58:09 PM
Arising at nine am is hardly worthy of calling it morning really is it.

I would still be there I think if it were not for the phone

Which brings me to my first thought of the day


BLOODY PHONE!!!!!! ;D

Morning T.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Michaels Reflection on March 14, 2008, 09:06:34 PM
Ah the sometimes blissful moments of rising through the layers of consciousness to the point where you have the ability to perceive things. There is a spot somewhere in between dreaming and awake where anything is possible. You have this distant yet increasing feeling of warmth and comfort from your bed, and whoever may be sharing that bed. You also have the dream world lying vaguely behind you yet still encircling you with its tender arms. I love it!

This morning was nothing like that at all. I did not have much time for first thoughts as my bedroom door opened suddenly and the dog bounded in. After he spent a minute trying to burrow under the covers at my feet I relented my defence and resigned to listening to his muffled snores until I got up. I remember thinking about how noisy the birds are here (this is my second morning in my new home) and laughing because I could see a kangaroo ambling about through the window.
This morning process will probably continue for some time I imagine.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: DGSquared on March 16, 2008, 01:26:49 AM
Sorry, I'll go back to mine now.
You clever devil. ;) You can stay if you keep my feet warm.

First thought...This time next week, I'll be in Texas. I won't worry about the tornadoes, I refuse to listen to the weather reports. I've got so much to do...
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: CarrieSheppard on March 16, 2008, 06:40:32 AM
Why is the alarm going off at 7am on a SUNDAY?!!  Oh... groan... yeah, Bryan has to get up early.  Hmm... wonder if he'll manage it?  He's just had a hernia op and is still very stiff and has gone some very funny colours around the wound.

Oh gawd... why is he doing a gig only five days after surgery?  Bloody musicians, mad the lot of them!  Oh, that includes me... Darn.  I have to help him put on his socks.  I'd rather stay in bed.  Nope... he managed it!  Ah, sign of improvement.

Hmmm?  Oh, headache.  Yeah... stress or...?  Probaby the wine I drank last night.

Gawd that's enough thinking first off ... tea, toast, and peace and quiet as soon as he's gone out.  Oh yeah, I wonder if my daughter's boyfriend sneaked into her room last night or not?  Nah... surely not.. we'd have heard..
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: "lorraineofkeli" on March 16, 2008, 09:01:00 AM
It's too early....again!!

(Son getting me up as usual) :)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: CarrieSheppard on March 16, 2008, 10:12:53 AM
and would you have it any other way?   ;D

Ahh, he's such a cutie.

Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on March 16, 2008, 08:44:05 PM
Morning all.
Interesting news late Satyrday morning ... I will be moving on from Vietnam ... probably at the end of the month! Next potential location ... China.

You can imagine what my first thoughts have been since I heard that news!  ???

Have a great day everybody.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on March 16, 2008, 11:17:29 PM
Hi T

Come to Oz, your job would have to bring you this way wouldn't it?
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on March 17, 2008, 02:19:10 AM
Hi f-f, I think Oz is in the wrong direction (South), China is North of me! Nice try gal!  ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: naturewalker on March 17, 2008, 04:47:52 AM
Hi T...  :) :)
Good to be back!

My first thought for the day... Thank God for healthy kids... one kiss for each little head. I promise myself," No matter what the provocation, I shall not raise my voice today!"
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: DGSquared on March 17, 2008, 11:12:04 AM
Good Morning All! :) ;) :D  ;D

Today, I go to the eye doctor. I hate to get my eyes dilated but this will help my vision in the long run. It's going bad in a hurry. ....8)

Hope you all have a bountiful day!

~Deb


PS Welcome back NW! :)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: naturewalker on March 17, 2008, 12:01:56 PM
Hi DG!
Thanks. Good to be back...
What is it with your eyes that makes dilation of your eyes necessary? Hope you are ok.
NW
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Frogg on March 17, 2008, 02:49:21 PM
Does the first thought you have when you log in to MWC count as your first thought?

If so... this is mine:

In precicely 38 minutes I will have been on MWC for 2 whole days...which is... hang on... umm... 48 hours!!!!!!

Yippeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!


Yes, I really do have no life! ::)

DG, poor you, I HATE eye doctors... when I was 13 my optician told me my eyesight was deteriorating worse than normal... as if I hadn't noticed! Hope it goes well, (and hope you resist killing him...) ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on March 17, 2008, 03:19:14 PM
You've made 455 posts in only two days? 

Only 45 more and you'll join the ranks of the heroes...

Then you'll find out what it's like to really have no life ;-)

Gyppo
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Frogg on March 17, 2008, 03:40:28 PM
A hero? Me?

I always knew I was special! ::)

I don't think I've made 455 in 2 days, some of them were from before...

but at least 100 of them were in the last few days! ;D

Can I be a Superhero? But without the weird tights and underwear thing? ::)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on March 17, 2008, 03:51:39 PM
BW,

There is no official Superhero category on this circle, but you will be pleased to learn that the tights with underwear worn on top aren't compulsory even amongsy ordinary heroes, whatever some people will try and tell you.

Gyppo
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on March 17, 2008, 08:30:58 PM
Only Big T can pull that one off  ;) ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on March 17, 2008, 08:46:08 PM
Only Big T can pull that one off  ;) ;D
Only if the elastic is loose .... Mornin' f-f   :D

First thought .... ahem? .... second thought ... emmm? Blankness fills the grey matter this morning.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on March 17, 2008, 09:00:58 PM
Been up way too long to remember my first thoughts.

My next lot of thoughts at ten am were "Yahooooooooooo finished work for the day"   8)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: sune on March 17, 2008, 11:33:45 PM
Hmmmmmmm.........No first thoughts....All gone!!
Half of the day is already gone..Oh well!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Symphony on March 18, 2008, 03:31:00 AM
Is it morning already?
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: naturewalker on March 18, 2008, 11:59:02 AM
Already well into the nighty night here in India... had a really long day!
My first thoughts for today? Have to be in time for my extra long operating list today for the OR.

Had a great day, too!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Astra on March 18, 2008, 12:22:14 PM
Oh god!  Another year older and still not published!  >:(
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: i8ur_pie on March 18, 2008, 01:43:21 PM
Gosh Darn freaking cat, stop playing with that plastic bag!


Yes, this is a common wake-up call for me. My kitty, thinks its rather funny to play with walmart bags and make a racket enough to wake the dead.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on March 18, 2008, 04:25:11 PM
You're a little fibber...

I read your profile and it claimed you were under my bed.  I looked and you weren't.  Perhaps the Bogeyman ate you.  He does tend to be a bit territiorial ;-)

Nice eye by the way...  Do you have a matching one?
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: i8ur_pie on March 18, 2008, 04:28:43 PM
hah. Perhaps the bogeyman ate me. Or perhaps you DID in fact see me and YOU are the fibber.

I wish I did have a matching eye, it's very cool. My eyes are green, but let's say more natural.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on March 18, 2008, 04:33:44 PM
Who knows?  I am a Storyteller, after all ;-)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on March 18, 2008, 08:20:27 PM
Whoops, I slept in today. Have to move my butt, got heaps to do.
My daughter is now moving back in to live with us again.  ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on March 18, 2008, 08:35:33 PM
What a loss....  :(

Arthur C Clarke dies at 90 years old in Sri Lanka.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: sune on March 19, 2008, 12:07:07 AM
Hmmmmmmmmmm........
Day is already passing by..oh well!!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: CollegeGuy on March 19, 2008, 12:18:29 AM
why is it so bright in my room?
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Nadine L on March 19, 2008, 01:10:00 AM
First thought:
Ducky (Paul W) is very smart.

(He PMd me a fab answer to my question about email.)

Nadine.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: DGSquared on March 19, 2008, 09:55:33 AM
What a loss....  :(

Arthur C Clarke dies at 90 years old in Sri Lanka.

Sad indeed Big T. What a legacy he has left us though.

  ~  *  ~

First thoughts: So much to do before I leave for Texas, why do I feel so blah? Usually I'm hopping excited about travel. Feeling a bit depressed and eager to shake it. Frustrated...I know it's a normal reaction to loss but ugh...I have no time for lethargy. Hope to get more accomplished today.

~Deb
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: ronshannon76 on March 19, 2008, 06:44:31 PM
Hey DG,
    I just thought I would report that we are having great weather here in South Texas. I am sure in a few days time, you will be happy to be back in Texas enjoying the sunshine and nice, hot weather. But, not too hot. Getting close, 4 days in counting, eh?!!

 My only other thought today is: " Hoorah, I finally got free from my wife and and son to write something. I sat down for 3 hours last night to write and it felt exilerating once again to be writing."

Ok, that's it! no more thoughts.

-Ron
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on March 19, 2008, 07:34:51 PM
Rush tear is the order of the day. Finished work now and its here there and everywhere for the rest of it.
Looking foward to the four day break ;D

Enjoy yours DG. Relaxation is good for mind, body and soul.  ;D :-*
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on March 19, 2008, 09:14:17 PM
Morning people.

First thought .... I will be leaving here on 1st April ... April Fool's Day ... ohh the irony!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: sune on March 19, 2008, 09:41:58 PM
Good afternoon...everyone!!  :)
Oh, dear..Where are you going this time T??  ::)
China, Thailand, Aus, NZ, .....??
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on March 19, 2008, 10:00:31 PM
Right now ... not sure.
Only positive thoughts ... another opportunity looms, wherever it takes me I'm determined to enjoy it!  8)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: sune on March 19, 2008, 10:06:04 PM
That's the way to go T..  :) ;D
Then nothing is a big deal..this way or that way..you accept it as it is..!!
That's the spirit..Good Luck T..!!  :) :)

p.s. Have you checked your messages  T??  ::) :)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: allyrose on March 20, 2008, 12:33:14 PM
It's the first day of Spring, and it is a beautiful sunny day in Banff, Alberta, Canada.  Just had a trip to Victoria, B.C. and it was actually green there and the flowering trees were beautiful.  Can hardly wait to see all the newborns in the fields.  Happy Easter Everyone.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: naturewalker on March 20, 2008, 12:38:27 PM
AAAAHHH... my stomach hurts... it woke me from beauty sleep! :'( :(

Thankfully I am better now... food poisoning? ???
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: thatollie on March 20, 2008, 12:48:40 PM
It's best if I don't tell you.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on March 20, 2008, 02:20:55 PM
Don't think I had any first thoughts today.  I found myself having breakfast with no recollection of how I got there.  Then things started to go wrong...  After half an hour or so of unco-ordinated disasters and dropping things (Severe localised gravity surges snatching my pills and my stapler from my hands for example, plus the damned borrowers having emptied the stapler overnight - again!) I went back to bed for an hour and started again, feeling much better.  So my second thought of the day would be, "That's better."

Gyppo
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: DGSquared on March 20, 2008, 02:24:50 PM
My first thought: Get to the gym, come back to MWC and get the last push in for Poetry Challenge #11:
http://www.mywriterscircle.com/index.php?topic=13013.0 (http://www.mywriterscircle.com/index.php?topic=13013.0)

Second thought (it's taken me all morning to get here).. I've gone and done it back-wards.


Have a bountiful day folks!


~Deb

PS. Ron and FF...thanks. :)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Nadine L on March 20, 2008, 05:47:39 PM
First thought: When does the time change in the UK.

Right, I know...  ::)

Nadine

Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on March 20, 2008, 06:23:31 PM
Holy mackeral, I have overslept.

I have ten people for lunch and I slept till nine.

As ususal I left the housework till today as well  ???

Wont be looking on here too often today, but maybe when they are all full of prawns and wine.... ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: DGSquared on March 20, 2008, 06:36:02 PM
Holy mackeral, I have overslept.

I have ten people for lunch and I slept till nine.

As ususal I left the housework till today as well  ???

Wont be looking on here too often today, but maybe when they are all full of prawns and wine.... ;D

I want to have lunch at FF's.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on March 20, 2008, 08:29:31 PM
I want to have lunch at FF's.
I'm already hitch hiking my way there.  :)

First thought ... It's all alone ... ahhh
Some thieving bum has nicked one of my matching set of trees outside the front door. Last week they nabbed a couple of pots and left me the soil ... now they've orphaned a tree ... scoundrels.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: CaddyJ on March 20, 2008, 09:23:47 PM
Sounds like a vicious band of root huggers!  ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on March 20, 2008, 09:35:33 PM
Hey bug-a-lugs ... where have you been? Nice to see you around again.  ;)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on March 20, 2008, 11:10:40 PM
I want to have lunch at FF's.

How cool would that be to have all you guys here... A room full and imagine the stories!!

I'm already hitch hiking my way there.  :)

Teaser!!! ;D

Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on March 21, 2008, 06:03:35 AM
Some thieving bum has nicked one of my matching set of trees outside the front door. Last week they nabbed a couple of pots and left me the soil ... now they've orphaned a tree ... scoundrels.

Set a trap and scare the crap out of them.  If they've been twice they'll think you're a soft touch and probably come back again.  I hid in the garden a few years back and terrified the little git who was regularly nicking our milk off the doorstep.  Boy, could he run ;-)

About 1am.  It was like a cartoon.  He leapt in the air when I spoke from the darkness and hit him with the beam of a 3,000,000 candlepower torch.   He manged to cover his face and turn in mid air before he hit the ground already running.

All I said was "Good morning, you thieving little bastard."

And yes, there really was a lingering scent of crap in the air.  I think I really frightened him.

It was the best fun I'd had in ages ;-)

Gyppo

PS:  First thought today.  "You really need to get on and write that business plan..."   
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on March 21, 2008, 08:30:13 PM
Thanks Gyppo, I'm just too idle to sit and wait for the buggers.
With only my orphan left to go .... and my imminent departure ... I should be pleased that I know they will be looked after ... at least until sold.  :)

First thought ... I went to bed early, minimised my beer slugging to three cans ... so why do I feel like death warmed up this morning? hmmm  ???
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Don on March 21, 2008, 08:35:39 PM
Quote
so why do I feel like death warmed up this morning?

Because no good deed goes unpunished.  So much for abstinence.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on March 21, 2008, 08:37:31 PM
Do you reckon a quick .... no make that a slow ... JD might help.  ???    "BONES!"
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on March 21, 2008, 09:10:31 PM
Morning all, well its arvo here now ;D

T its five o'clock somewhere so go to the bar and I will shout. It will make up for the guinness cake ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on March 21, 2008, 09:11:21 PM
I'm there already!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: naturewalker on March 23, 2008, 01:19:21 PM
Nadine!
Maggie deserved more! I honestly thought that as the first thought today... and teh last thought yesterday!
NW
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Andrewf on March 23, 2008, 05:51:00 PM
My first coherent thought this morning was...  “WOW... It snowed!”

Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on March 23, 2008, 06:04:47 PM
Good morning all!! ;D

My first thought:  "No work and all play makes me a happy girl!!!!"
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on March 23, 2008, 09:24:34 PM
Morning all.

First thought ... Why didn't I start packing up yesterday?
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on March 24, 2008, 11:32:49 PM
Morning ...

First thought ... If 16,000 Dong = 1$US ... what is a single Ding worth?
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: thatollie on March 24, 2008, 11:36:29 PM
Quote
what is a single Ding worth?
A more expensive insurance policy.

First thought today, "Why was Joe Pasquale in that dream?"
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Nadine L on March 25, 2008, 05:03:21 AM
mmm...I like my new job soooooo much!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Spell Chick on March 25, 2008, 06:50:52 AM
Getting my hair colored today. I'm putting the gray (grey) back in so that I can quit coloring my hair. If it doesn't work, I can always cut it all off and just let it grow back in with all the highlights. But I'm nervous.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: allyrose on March 25, 2008, 09:51:37 AM
It's the first morning after my cataract surgery in one eye.  I can see, things are so much brighter!!!!
Still a little nervous, have to go back to Calgary to get it checked out.  Wish me luck, I hope all is well.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: naturewalker on March 25, 2008, 11:58:03 AM
All the best, Ally! Why is my whole body hurting so much? Must have my medicines for the day... before I start...
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: flashgordon on March 25, 2008, 01:08:57 PM
I'm with naturewalker, why am I so foggy this morning, need to rehydrate...
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: naturewalker on March 25, 2008, 01:32:51 PM
Hi! Flash,
Superheroes are not supposed to feel like us ordinary mortals!!!! Welcome!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Astra on March 25, 2008, 01:58:04 PM
Uuurrrggghhh ... too many chocolate eggs over Easter weekend.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on March 25, 2008, 05:32:03 PM
It's the first morning after my cataract surgery in one eye.  I can see, things are so much brighter!!!!
Still a little nervous, have to go back to Calgary to get it checked out.  Wish me luck, I hope all is well.

I was at the eye hospital with Mum a few years and a patient two cubicles along was having some kind of laser treatment.  The doctor told him to take off his glasses and have a good look around, which he did.  The doctor then did whatever it was doctors do, and then said, "Now have another look."

The patient was literally gobsmacked, and kept saying "That's F***ing amazing, it's really F***ing amazing.  I can't believe it."

"Yes, it is a rather spectacular improvement, isn't it?  I had it done myself a few years ago."

Then he gave him the aftercare spiel, a bottle of eyedrops, and sent him on his way with an appointment to have the other eye done later.

What a job.  How satisfying that must be...

I've known a few people who've had cataract surgery and none of them have regretted it.  My uncle - who has been worn glasses since he was about five - has recently had his eyes fixed and at 70 is enjoying a new lease of life as a wildlife and aviation photographer.  He managed okay before, but now he's like the proverbial puppy with two tails.

Gyppo 
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on March 25, 2008, 09:44:18 PM
Good luck Ally.

Gyppo, dead right, job satisfaction is a wonderful feeling. It usually hits me when a project is finished and nobody has been killed or seriously injured ... then I walk on air.

First thought It didn't work ...

Tried an experiment last night, ate a couple of chunks of Emmental cheese, dipped in Dijon mustard ... objective ... to see if cheese really does make you dream.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Nadine L on March 25, 2008, 09:58:54 PM
Cheers Ally. Happy for you.

Nadine
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: allyrose on March 25, 2008, 10:04:49 PM
Thanks everyone for caring.  I get the other eye done in May and can hardly wait because my eyes are not on the same wave length.  Have to take the lens out of the good eye now to be able to see properly.
Everything is good tho' and if you ever have to have cataract surgery, it's a snap.  Have a great day everyone!!!!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: naturewalker on March 26, 2008, 11:26:04 AM
The alarm goes off with a shrill ring... Oh no! already? I wish I could pull the covers back over my head...
Then, reality catches up with me. If I donot wake up NOW, children's tiffins will not be ready in time, infact the children will not be ready in time... I will have to drop them off to school. I will get late for my own work. The first appointment for today is at 8:30... then I wonder how far the thoughts take me in the span of the few seconds that have elapsed since that #$%^ alarm. By now I am ready to wake up and tackle the day head-on!

Hi! Ally...
I have no experience of cataract surgery- but my husband is an Eye surgeon... it is quite a gratifying procedure for the patients. All the best for your second eye, too!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on March 26, 2008, 10:41:49 PM
 ::)
Tonight, I really am going to get packing!

Just need to decide whether it's before or after I drink a beer  ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: dynodreamer on March 26, 2008, 10:44:56 PM
How can somebody be so unsettled with the arrangement of their furniture that ever morning around 6:30 AM or so they decide they have to re-arrange it. Get a new apartment! Get new furniture!  (The upside? Sometimes I don't even wake up.) ....Get out of my dreams!
 >:(
Are they nuts?
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: dynodreamer on March 26, 2008, 10:54:54 PM
My brother a couple of weeks ago had his cornea replaced by a plastic one. He's having to deal with the awkwardness of the - ONE EYE AT A TIME policy. He doesn't get the other one replaced till the end of April. Meanwhile he can't function with his glasses or without them.
'Turns out that after 58 years of wearing them he's gonna have 20/20  after it's all over. He'll be like me. 'Need the reading glasses. :)
And was he anxious about the operation? None more nervous than that man!



It's the first morning after my cataract surgery in one eye.  I can see, things are so much brighter!!!!
Still a little nervous, have to go back to Calgary to get it checked out.  Wish me luck, I hope all is well.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: sune on March 26, 2008, 11:46:31 PM
I got this today..and it made my day!!  ;) ;D ;D

http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/229

About this Talk
Neuroanatomist Jill Bolte Taylor had an opportunity few brain scientists would wish for: One morning, she realized she was having a massive stroke. As it happened -- as she felt her brain functions slip away one by one, speech, movement, understanding -- she studied and remembered every moment. This is a powerful story about how our brains define us and connect us to the world and to one another.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: DGSquared on March 27, 2008, 01:40:42 AM
Aw...I wish I had one more day in Texas. Time got away from me so quickly. So much to do, so little time.

~Deb
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: ronshannon76 on March 27, 2008, 10:00:29 AM
Hey DG, I forgot you were supposed to be down here already.

How is it going? Are you enjoying the weather? It's been pretty nice down here by the coast. My city, Victoria, gets a lot of wind. here lately though, it's been quiet. How is your area? It can be quite relaxing if you take advantage of it.

I just saw an article on yahoo news, and it says that Texas received the number one slot for the hottest place to live. People are literally flocking their way down here in all parts of Texas, because it is so much cheaper to live and they have a more stable local economy.

Anyway, enjoy what you have left! Make the most of your days or you'll regret it.

Have fun!

-Ron
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Age on March 27, 2008, 10:39:17 AM
Wasn't one, i pulled an all nighter.   :o
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Cathy C on March 27, 2008, 03:55:19 PM
Why, oh why, did I tell the kids I'd take them on a picnic today? :'(
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on March 27, 2008, 05:13:14 PM
Informed at 7.30am I was supposed to be working at 6.30am. Nice if I had known. Oh well, I'm here now. I thought I was sluming it today :-\
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Age on March 28, 2008, 12:15:31 AM
Ahh, fire-fly, are you a work-surfer as well??
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on March 28, 2008, 02:50:10 AM
Ahh, fire-fly, are you a work-surfer as well??

Very much so Age. Having to go to work is bad enough, have to find some enjoyment  ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on March 28, 2008, 04:39:59 AM
How can I post a first thought at 15:30 hrs ...  ???

I'm running out of time.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: naturewalker on March 28, 2008, 02:03:56 PM
Hi! T... atleast you are running!!!

"BIG conference tomorrow... must finish my presentation today"...
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: ronshannon76 on March 28, 2008, 06:50:49 PM
Why, oh why, did I tell the kids I'd take them on a picnic today? :'(


I too find myself promising my kid something that either, I don't have time to do or didn't really want to do. It always seems to backfire on me when I say those things. He bugs all day long until I follow through with it.

Those little brats! They remember too easily these days! LOL!

When I was a kid, I just simply forgot or gave up and did something else. I wish my son did that. The little spoiled brat! Gotta love 'em though!

-Ron
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on March 28, 2008, 07:10:08 PM
"Good, my knee's moving again."  (Full story over in the MWC Bar)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on March 28, 2008, 07:22:25 PM
Awakened once again to the sound of "work". I dont like that sound :(
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on March 28, 2008, 08:40:05 PM
Morning all.
Managed to get a connection, but goodness knows for how long.

First thought ... I GOTTA get packing  ???
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: McWawa on March 28, 2008, 09:01:04 PM
isn't it still yesterday ?
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on March 28, 2008, 09:09:22 PM
Hi T,

Need some help with the packing?  ::)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on March 28, 2008, 09:30:11 PM
Morning f-f ... can you get here ... before Tuesday?  :D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on March 28, 2008, 10:07:48 PM
Just throwing my sun hat in and I'll be on my way. Have to stop and collect Sune or I will be in trouble  ;D ::)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on March 28, 2008, 11:14:55 PM
Yeah right ... bring her along ... hmmmm how long you both planning to stay ... I've only got one (very big) bed. ::)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on March 28, 2008, 11:16:42 PM
Mmmm she thought to herself..... :o
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Age on March 29, 2008, 02:05:59 AM
My first thought as a series of explitives and swear words as i hobbled over to the bathroom, the arches of my feet stretching (What seems to be) unnaturally.  pm me for a full list  ;)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: rakkie on March 29, 2008, 03:23:00 AM
The sun is shining,looks like it is going to be a nice day,or will the rain come again???
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on March 29, 2008, 08:15:05 AM
"Bleeding' hell....  Did I really sleep for ten hours?"

Retrospective thought revealed that I had made a 5am pilgrimage along the landing, but that was purely on instinct and required no conscious thought so it doesn't really count as 'waking up'.

My head feels a bit muzzy but my body has definitely appreciated the rest.

Second thought:  Why does it feel as if I'm in a tent?  Answer.  The plastic bin liner stuck across the gap in my damaged window has untaped itself from the frame and the breeze is merrily bowling into my room.  At 5am this would probably have felt like a disaster. At 11am it just felt like an inconvenience, something to be fixed 'some time before nightfall'.

Life is good(ish) ;-)

UPDATE:  Found a roll of duct tape and really stuck the damned thing down.  I'll probably curse when I have to scrape some of it off the glass later, but that is then, this is now.

Gyppo
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Talisman on March 29, 2008, 08:19:33 AM
my head hurts !
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Cathy C on March 29, 2008, 11:33:48 AM
Is it EVER  going to stop raining! >:(
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on March 29, 2008, 08:40:56 PM
Morning...

No two clocks in this house are the same.

Daylight saving allegedly finished today but they changed it for another week and forgot to tell the computer and mobile phones. I thought I had more time on my hands than this. :-\
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: shellie_baby on March 30, 2008, 06:52:28 AM
...YAWN....
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Frogg on March 30, 2008, 09:47:28 AM
FINALLY!!!!!!!

MWC wouldn't let me on for a few days! :'(
I am now crawling from my pit of despair, as my 'puter has allowed me back on...

And finally, the rain has stopped!!!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: naturewalker on March 30, 2008, 01:27:12 PM
gotta practice for my music class!!!!

guitar? vocal? guitar? vocal?

guitar! good...
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: dynodreamer on March 30, 2008, 06:56:43 PM
'Sounds like someone who'se launched out into the deep; beyond your usual C - F - Am - G , ( or doh - ray - mee )
 
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on March 30, 2008, 10:12:32 PM
Ive given warning, and asked for help enough times now.
All to no avail.
So it has come to this, the flooding.
You delete my posts for no reason and expect me to give in?
Unlucky.
You messed with the wrong person.

I think somebody has got a tantrum on! If you were my KID I'd smack your arse!

My first thought evaporated ... in disgust!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Don on March 30, 2008, 10:22:24 PM
Mosey over to the bar Big T.  Alcohol cures most stuff and makes the rest tolerable.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on March 31, 2008, 12:12:41 AM
Wide awake at 3:15am.  That'll teach me to go to sleep about 10pm.

After an hour or so I got up, got dressed, had breakfast, and am sat at the computer listening to early morning radio and waiting for it to get light outside.

Shall I do the desk-tidying bit now, to make room for the new toy?  Nah, too early for that kind of clattering and banging.

The birds have started singing outside and bumping around in the nest under the eaves so they think it's morning and I'm inclined to agree.  Time to fling the windows open for a while as well and turn the radio off ;-)

Gyppo
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on March 31, 2008, 01:03:40 AM
First thoughts - Part Two.

The birds have been bellowing their little heads off for over an hour now.  By the time it's light enough to hunt worms they'll be too knackered to do much more than just flop on the lawn with their mouths open and hope some gullible little worm crawls in by pure chance.

Is it ever going to get light?  Even allowing for the clocks going forward I would have expected it to be a bit lighter by now.  Maybe there's a lot of cloud cover.  Or perhaps some extremist 'Green' terrorist group has turned the sun off for an hour.

Or even kidnapped it to hold the world to ransom.  "Yah, Boo, sucks to you.  If you don't cut pollution we won't let you have your big golden ball back.  So there!"  [Thumbs nose.]

Gyppo

UPDATE:  6:15 and it's now just light enough to stand outside and see the lines on my palm.  Yes, I know it's a bizarre morning ritual ;-)

I was right about the cloud cover.  The chap across thre road has put his lights on, looked out of the front door, and put his lights off again in disgust.

What now, a Second Breakfast a la Hobbit, or perhaps turn the lights off again and lie there watching the light grow for a while before the noises of civilisation become too intrusive and I find myself closing the windows again to keep them out?

Decisions, decisions...

More toast.  And another experiment.  Is it light enough to sit on the doorstep and read by naturall light.  That'll freak out the milkman ;-)

Okay, that's me gone for a while.

Gyppo 

Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: thatollie on March 31, 2008, 01:28:15 AM
Second Breakfast, not a bad idea.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on March 31, 2008, 03:00:38 AM
It was a good decision.

Experiment:  Could read by natural light outdoors at just after 6-30am.

Couldn't freak out the Milky, it's not his day.  Sat there and watched a hawk hunting in the distance instead.

Gyppo
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Frogg on March 31, 2008, 09:23:47 AM
I have come to the conclusion that I am a hermit.
I have not left the house for five days.
This is bad.

Also, another thought:

Why? Why must an hour be taken from us... :'(
And why am I always the last to realise?? :-[
Hmm, I can't remember if my 'puter changes the time by itself, so is it 2:21, or not?

Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on March 31, 2008, 10:05:32 AM

I have not left the house for five days.

Why? Why must an hour be taken from us... :'(

And why am I always the last to realise?? :-[

1)  Why?  Can't you trust it to behave itself?  Does it run around the garden kicking the flowers to bits with its foundations.  Or nip down the road and start canoodling with other houses?

Learn to trust it. Most houses stay pretty well where they werre originally built.

2)  So they can give it back to us later in the guise of a gift.  Like tax refunds.  People get so excited over them, but it's your own money anyway.  If a man came up to you in the street and stole 25% of your wages and then offered them back to you a year later you'd be more likely to thump him - after taking the money - than thank him.

3)  I doubt it...  I have a friend who is probably still two hours adrift from the rest of the UK.  Whether it is forward or back he invariably gets it wrong.  Being self employed he has no time clock and works odd hours anyway.  Having a car he never needs to worry about train or bus times and has sometimes managed nearly two weeks before 'spotting the slight anomaly'.   
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on March 31, 2008, 02:21:20 PM
4am is not a human time. It is as black as pitch and I am wandering the streets to go to work. Not happy Jan >:(

Thank the Lord for coffee though  ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: WESTON on March 31, 2008, 10:41:43 PM
hey everybody! if the moon were made out of cheese, would you want a bite? i know i would!

w
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: thatollie on March 31, 2008, 10:43:10 PM
What, after all those people had stepped on it.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: WESTON on April 01, 2008, 02:58:45 AM
what people?
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: thatollie on April 01, 2008, 03:05:02 AM
You know, the moon landing, it was in 1994.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on April 01, 2008, 03:51:43 AM
"Bloody rain.  Sod this for a game of soldiers.  Back to sleep."

No idea what time it was because yesterday's reshuffle means the clock is in a different place and I couldn't see it without moving.  It may have to end end up on a little custom-made shelf under my desk.  Or perhaps just duct-taped to the wall ;-) 
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Spell Chick on April 01, 2008, 01:29:27 PM
How wonderful to be back home and sleeping in my own bed.

Second thoughts ran to all the things that needed to be done to get caught back up with my regularly scheduled life.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: WESTON on April 01, 2008, 07:20:51 PM
ah, moon landing people...thought for a minute you ment food inspectors or something. or maybe you know more than you are letting on!  :D ??? :'(

w
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: shellie_baby on April 01, 2008, 07:56:40 PM
I think I should get sleep sometime soon....My iPod might put me to sleep...Oh, but I've got to finish that plan before I forget the plot!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: naturewalker on April 02, 2008, 02:22:34 PM
Another day! Mmmmmm... fiiiive more minutes to sleep? ;)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on April 02, 2008, 04:09:55 PM
6.30am and the wind is whistling so loud. There should be no wind in April.  :-\
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on April 04, 2008, 05:40:40 PM
Its Saturday and a sleep in was planned but I have Girls. God loves me.  ;D ;D ;D

Really, she does.  ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: DGSquared on April 05, 2008, 06:32:08 PM
If I continue to lay in this bed and put off what needs to be done today, I will be running around like a maniac on Monday. Although, that's when I do my best work - at crunch time. I will be glad when this NASA Family Science Night is done. Four more days...

Dozes off....ZZZzzzz    ACK!  :o Son's science experiment. Must drag self out of bed.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on April 05, 2008, 07:56:43 PM
I slept in, how good is that.  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Frogg on April 06, 2008, 07:47:22 AM
SNOW!!!!!!
In APRIL!!!!!!

YIPEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!

SNOWBALL FIGHTS!!!!!!!!!

---------------------------
20mins later:

S..s...so c..c..cold..... :(
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Annmarie on April 06, 2008, 07:50:33 AM
Why...

...does my daughter wake up  every morning ready to play...

....at 4:40 a.m.??????????????   ??? ??? ???
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Spell Chick on April 06, 2008, 07:54:24 AM
It is too early to get up.

2 and 1/4 hours later.

Ah, that's better.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: dynodreamer on April 06, 2008, 03:40:33 PM
How long has the alarm been buzzing? Will I make it to the church on time? Will a few butterscotch caramels with liquid chocolate centers and a half glass of orange juice tide me over until after the service.

Twenty minutes/yes /and yes, respectively. [But a last minute Tim Horton's coffee  :-* aided the cause for sure.]
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on April 06, 2008, 05:00:33 PM
4am alarm is not a good thing..zzzzz....snooze button is great. How do I turn this thing off?

Shower, coffee in hand and out the door to sit in a fire station at 5am and play on the computer on MWC  ;D ;D

Thank goodness I have boys to send out and do all my work  ;) ;)

(very evil laugh in the background  8) :o)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on April 06, 2008, 09:50:16 PM
Morning all!
Now back in Thailand with 6 days rest under my belt.
No major movement towards another contract ... although Hong Kong is looking positive.

First thought ... In which order do I post all those new poems I've written  :D

Spare time is a wonderful thing ... people watching is even better!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Nadine L on April 07, 2008, 02:30:45 AM
What a good weekend for something that started out so bad!

NL
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on April 07, 2008, 03:31:42 AM
Several thoughts in rapid succession, like machine gun fire.

What am I doing asleep on a neighbour's sofa?.  Why is she stood alongside with a cup of coffee and grinning her head off?  How come the clock says 10am? What am I even doing here?  Sure, it's great to wake up to a grin like that, but how? "Hello...  You looked so peaceful I didn't want to disturb you, but I need to go out."

It was strange, liking waking from an anaesthetic.  Slightly dislocated from reality, aware that time must have passed but with no subscionscious record of the minutes or hours having ticked by.

Then I rolled over to take the cup and woke up properly.

What a curious little bit of a dream.  Apart from the fact that: a) I have never fallen asleep in her house, b) her sofa is nothing like the one in my dream, c) she doesn't have a clock on the wall, everything else seemed so straightforward and 'normal'.  Odd, definitely odd.

I still feel vaguely robbed that I woke when I did.

Gyppo

 
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Spell Chick on April 07, 2008, 07:15:18 AM
The five-year-old's beach birthday party was a huge success. The sunburn I acquired was less fun. Maybe by tonight I will sleep better.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: simonjjames on April 07, 2008, 08:20:41 AM
"I'm not going to work today, I will do my telephone conferences from here and spend the rest of the time working on my writing. And Listening to Music. And setting up a haven to work in that is warm and safe from distraction."

Didn't work out really, I built a fort out of a cardboard box and defended it from an invasion of dust bunnies.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on April 07, 2008, 05:26:09 PM
Another day, another dollar.  ;D

I'm sure when they do the daylight saving thing, they actually steal hours and sell them to Cuba or some such place.

There is not enough available today. The talk of dust bunnies made me cast my eyes around my home and I realise I have a dust bunny breeding programme to be riviled by none. I haven't even got a breeding licence.  :-[ :-[
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on April 07, 2008, 06:23:25 PM
I tell you, Dust Buffalos are the ony way to go.  Once they're big enough you can pick them up and sling them out the nearest door or window without even having to bend your back ;-)  Or open front and back doors, get a nice through draft blowing, and just herd them out with the occasional gentle prod from your foot.

Or spray them with hair lacquer and set them alight once they're in the garden ;-)

Gyppo

Bummer, I wrote draft instead of draught.  Been reading too many american novels ;-(    
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: simonjjames on April 07, 2008, 06:31:25 PM
Gyppo, you are the first Dust Hustler, a Dustler if you will.....

Uh oh, time for bed.

SJJ
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: pamela07 on April 07, 2008, 07:21:27 PM
Damn, it's Monday already!! >:(
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on April 08, 2008, 01:23:14 AM
Damn, it's afternoon already!
The first thought disappeared in the steaming mist of my shower.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: DGSquared on April 08, 2008, 12:37:41 PM
Oh, my aching back.  :( How am I going to get through this day with my back in spasms?!  :-\ Today is the big NASA Family Science Night. We've been preparing for this for a year. I have responsibilities. Must find decent muscle relaxant or good pain reliever that won't make me dopey and forgetful. Remember, your fasting for blood test...so wait until the vampire is done with you.

Let's see...list in head. What do I have to do today?
Must have clean clothes. Do a load of wash...but I'll have to bend. Oh-hh.
Get blood test first thing so I can have my coffee (wake up) and get pain relief (relax back). Doesn't make a lick of sense.
Get last minute items for my crater impact demonstration & for parent/child involvement in experiment.
Stop by and have lunch with my handsome husband (if time permits). :-*
Send (extensive) list to superintendent on pros/cons of current school district for Reconfiguration Meeting tonight that I won't be able to attend.
Make cookies for tonight's third grade bake sale table (received the note asking for baked goods yesterday afternoon). May have to pass on this one or break down and buy cookies to support them.
Deliver science experiment materials for my youngest & help him set up after school.
Attend judges meeting.
Judge science fair projects and interview the other young scientists. :)
Go home, make sure my boys eat.
Help Darren set up for his interactive experiment station.
Set up for my demonstration (more bending) and interactive crater impact experiment.
Demonstrate, instruct, supervise for two hours, then clean up.


Oh...I wish I could crawl back under the covers and relax. The day has barely begun and my body is already telling me it is spent. Must have overdone it lifting yesterday.

I refuse to let it slow me down today at the risk of paying for it tomorrow. Tomorrow I'll go to the chiropractor. Today I need medication.

Just think, all of those thoughts in the first few seconds of consciousness. Hyper is okay sometimes but never when your body disagrees with your brain. Now that I've procrastinated for half an hour - I need to get my rear in gear.

Ta Ta

You folks have a fine and wonderful day and if you haven't already, don't forget to vote in Poetry Challenge #11.....PLEASE. ;) http://www.mywriterscircle.com/index.php?topic=13404.0

Muchas Gracias
~Deb
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: John Yamrus on April 08, 2008, 01:47:45 PM
now how the hell did THAT get there?
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: dynodreamer on April 08, 2008, 04:24:49 PM
No sound from my brother's room.
He's OK ... I'm sure he is.
Can't seem overly concerned by rapping on his door 'though
I know he appreciates me as a brother 'cause I don't get on his case and overly admonish him.
My spare pillow has an irrevocable blood stain on it.
I need to pick up another one anyway.
God! was that ever loud though!
He a lot closer to the Gates than I am.
Still I really think God's not all that interested in seeing him just yet.
But I do heave a few more sighs than usual lately.
Gotta mix up some more orange juice - He'll want a tankard full this morning.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: pamela07 on April 08, 2008, 06:30:19 PM
what the hell is that noise?

Our neighborhood is being overtaken by large utility trucks and hole digging rigs removing and installing new gas meters on the outside of everyone's home.  But do they have to start so damn early? >:(
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on April 09, 2008, 12:49:10 AM
4:14am?  Why am i awake?  Tht'll teach me to go to sleep by midnight ;-)

5-20am:  Give in, get up, turn on the computer.

Check out imcoming emails.  Check out MWC.

5:50am.  Turn off computer, check alarm is still set for 9am for the planned 'lie-in' so I could recover grom yesterday pick up book, fling window wide open, watch the dayllight arrive and listen to the birds waking up.

Gyppo
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: DGSquared on April 09, 2008, 01:38:02 PM
One more Science Fair mission. Help Dillon's teacher take the third graders through the Science Fair projects and explain, discuss, and/or field questions. I love working with the kids. Pick up Dillon's project and then I can say, "Yeah! It's over."
All appendages and sanity still in tact. My station was a success. Wish I could have seen the others. Next year, I will not work a station but will volunteer as a "Floater" so my kids can experience the whole Family Science Night.

The Soma helped. My back doesn't hurt nearly as much as it did yesterday.

Beautiful day- crisp and clean.  Looks like a perfect day to surprise my husband with a picnic on the beach for lunch. Maybe a bit chilly but I'll bring an extra blanket.


~Deb
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: DC on April 09, 2008, 02:47:57 PM
Heehee! No work tonight!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on April 09, 2008, 03:10:06 PM
5am and been awake for ages.

Had a haunting dream that Sir Paul died of a heart attack. Had me so stressed I had to get up and check the news to see if it was true.

Might as well stay up now  >:(
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: DGSquared on April 10, 2008, 11:24:21 PM
My first thought. I can move!

Second thought: I sure hope more people have voted in the Poetry Challenge. If you haven't yet, go here and do so.

http://www.mywriterscircle.com/index.php?topic=13404.0
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: thatollie on April 10, 2008, 11:31:23 PM
That damn potato is going to get it.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: bajowriter on April 11, 2008, 04:00:26 AM
Morning all

My first thought was mumble jumble, Jeez that was some weird dream I had...errr, bujjery, time to get up, oh boy it's gonna be cold getting into the shower. 

but now I'm up and the birds are singing and the sky is blue and i have work to do.  Procrastinate, procrastinate, procrastinate.

Quick question, how do i go about reviewing work?  Not necessarily twinning, just ad hoc, now and then (for starters).

cheers
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: bajowriter on April 11, 2008, 04:17:15 AM
have just figured out how to review work...will skip right over to the review work board now, duh!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: DGSquared on April 11, 2008, 12:39:06 PM
That was the oddest dream.

I'm so relieved I didn't have to continue my account for the missing scrap book in the moldy cement locker in the cemetery. Cement on hinges that squeaked. Something out of Gotham City only centered in a peaceful, moss covered cemetery. I could not explain to the owners how the scrap book went from the safe place I put it in pristine condition to the terrible condition it was in when I found it in a locker that looked like a headstone.


Is there something I've forgotten? Hmm.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on April 11, 2008, 08:00:19 PM
Goodmorning Australia, what a glorious April day. Still in shorts and tshirt when we should be in jeans and jumpers.  ;D ;D

If I wasn't at work I would believe my own blabber.  :(

But it is a lovely day, warm and inviting for a Saturday. Work is over by midday and it is now 10am here so I can't complain much. ;) ;)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on April 12, 2008, 03:59:49 AM
"If that F***ing builder come s near my house again..."  I woke up with my fingers clenched around a makeshift quarterstaff I'd been using to drive off a gang of roguie builders who had promised much - to Mum - and made a complete botch of things.

Fortunately it was all a dream, but I came home, found the front door wide open, and it looked as if burglars had been in and ransacked the place.  I couldn't get to the phone to phone the police because my bed had been upended and burying the phone.  The wooden frame of my bed looked as if it had been half-hertedly attacked with a chainsaw.  My computer was somewhere under a pile of rubble.

I rampaged through the wreckage looking for someone to blame and made my way out of the back door into the garden where Mum was sat in chair under one of the trees looking a bit pensive.

My garage had somehow vanished completely, and the space it had previously occupied was in use by a gang of men cutting wood and assembling huge cupboards which clearly weren't going to fit through the doors to take them inside.

Mum smiled at me and said, "I'm glad you're home.  I'm not sure these blokes really know what they're doing."

I told her not to worry and went across to have words with them.  One of the older ones tried to reason with, saying they were only doing whjat the 'old lady' had asked for.  One of the younger ones wagged some kind of pointed tool at me and said there was no way they were stopping now, a job was a job, and that I had no right to tell them what to do.

It was then that I picked up the clothes-prop...

After a brief flurry on both sides - and scaring the crap out of the youngster with the pointed tool - some sort or wrecking bar I think - casting my mind back to the image which is still clear in my mind - the oldest one of the gang told them that there had clearly been a misunderstanding.

I told them they were pefectly at liberty, (yes, those were the very words I used, and as family would tell that's a sure sign that I'm really livid.  Just one step away from going Bereserk), to collect their tools and any materials they'd left inside, but that was all.

After that it fades into a jumble but I don't mind admitting that almost as soon as I awoke I opened the back window and checked to see if my garage was back where it should be.  It was.  And Mum was her usual bright-eyed and and fairly boisterous self instead of the vague and rather helpless 'little old lady' intimidated by a bunch of rogue traders.

It's funny because in reality she's very good at dealing with people who try and offer her unwated work/repairs.  If they're too peristent she just tells them "You'll have to come back later and talk to my son.  He makes the decisions like that.  And it will be his money."

If they do come back we assume they're genuine.  But even then the answer is usually no.

Gyppo
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: thatollie on April 12, 2008, 04:16:48 AM
Interesting dream, are you currently suffering from misdirected anger?
Aim it at me, I make a good E-target.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on April 12, 2008, 05:48:39 AM
No, I don't think so.  I'm pretty happy with life at the moment.  But I've looked at what I dashed off whilst the memory was still fresh and know one thing.  I sure as hell make a lot of typos when I've only been awake a few minutes and am still wrapped in the tangled coils of a dream.  Fingers that could still 'feel' the smooth wood of a staff obviously didn't take readily to the keyboard ;-)

Gyppo
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: dynodreamer on April 12, 2008, 07:34:24 PM
Dear Gyppo~

Sounds like something from the East Enders. Marvelous reading ... Yer Mum didn't happen to get it on video I suppose?
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: dynodreamer on April 12, 2008, 07:48:02 PM
Upon awakening I was struck by a realization that a tree can fall in the forest and not be heard. Being struck by such a realization neither hurts nor is audible but ... if a fallen tree carcass is in evidence, yer busted.
I'm speaking about telling people that you don't snore when they know otherwise.
Bearly breaking the surface of the consciousness state, I kept hearing a rhythmic chirping bird outside. What? Oh yes, every few seconds he would call out to his friends.
I thought it to be the most unusual bird I'd ever heard.
Then came the realization that I was playing the flute through me nose. [and without the flute to boot.] 
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: DGSquared on April 13, 2008, 05:23:56 PM
Good grief, it's so hot already! Ugh. Best get a new air conditioner and install it today.

Ahhh bliss. An entire night of cuddling. It's so nice waking up in the arms of this man. After all of these years, I'm more in love with him now than ever. I'll remember to count my blessings today.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on April 13, 2008, 08:24:30 PM
Its now 10.30am now and way to late for a first thought. ;D ;D

But work is finished and now another dentist trip  :'(
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on April 13, 2008, 11:30:56 PM
4am:  Leg hurts like hell.  Get up.  Take pills.  Stay awake for a while until they kick in.

How to pass the time.  Read all my books and it's far too early to be bumping around on the landing opening up the big black trunk where we keep our 'rotating stock' of well-loved and 'worth reading again' books.

Nip over to the MWC bar for an early breakfast!  That's a good idea ;-)

Gyppo - awake and rather disgruntled ;-)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: thatollie on April 14, 2008, 09:23:54 AM
Yes, that writing exercise last night was a good idea.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on April 14, 2008, 05:09:04 PM
Good morning sunshine??  >:(

Its raining again and its still dark. Soooo uncivilized.  :(
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on April 14, 2008, 09:56:04 PM
Why have I got a Christmas song buzzing through my brain?
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: guess on April 15, 2008, 05:14:38 AM
Phil Collins sounds good in my head phones and Ken was b*ithcing so much about my book taking up so much of his computer I printed it all out and now at 3 a.m. in the morning I've decided to write and my books on paper and not computer. He's a well ***********
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: sune on April 16, 2008, 12:11:36 AM
Great to be back for a play...
Very nice to see you all again..!! :) :) ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Brix on April 16, 2008, 12:14:31 AM
My legs kill from hardcore basketball practice.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: simonjjames on April 16, 2008, 04:14:14 AM
What country am I in?
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on April 18, 2008, 11:38:35 PM
My first thought could well be my last for today.
Struggling with the internet connection ... slow, slow, slow!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Don on April 18, 2008, 11:48:08 PM
Need some bandwidth, T?
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on April 18, 2008, 11:53:32 PM
Need something Don .... maybe a new connection!  :D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Don on April 18, 2008, 11:55:37 PM
Hop over to the bar for a drink.
It won't make your computer run faster but after the fifth one, you won't care.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Brix on April 19, 2008, 12:39:06 AM
Crap, it's time to get up...
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on April 19, 2008, 05:01:03 AM
I find it's generally more pleasant all round to get up before one craps ;-)

Gyppo
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on April 19, 2008, 05:07:35 AM
I find it's generally more pleasant all round to get up before one craps ;-)

Gyppo


 ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Brix on April 19, 2008, 02:10:15 PM
I find it's generally more pleasant all round to get up before one craps ;-)

Gyppo

Probably a good idea. Yep.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: rhea08 on April 19, 2008, 07:55:23 PM
My first thought was today to get some writing done and clean house and Thank God for another Great Day.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: JenJen on April 19, 2008, 07:59:29 PM
Big T, that was really pretty and beautiful line there.  Mine was, well, it's four a.m., I'm up, so I might as well turn off the alarm and start writing.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on April 19, 2008, 10:08:15 PM
I know its a bit late in the day to have a first thought but no one gave me time to have a first thought this morning. :(

They were all concentrating so hard on bloody well waking me up.  >:( >:(

Sundays nearly over now and Monday looms.  ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on April 20, 2008, 10:50:28 PM
Morning all!

First thought today My bed's empty ... what's that noise?

Gardeners are in ...  :)

Noy hasn't returned from taking Becky back to school ...  :(

Ahhhh maybe some time to catch up on MWC
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on April 20, 2008, 10:52:31 PM
3:28am?  That'll teach me to go to sleep about 10pm.

It's still dark outside, nobody's stirring except me, ad for the next hour or so I'm probably going to be wide awake.  It's a funny old world.

Gyppo
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: sune on April 20, 2008, 10:54:50 PM
Hmmmmmm.......Too late to think any thoughts...
Just let the flow moving ...learning to RELAX AGAIN...!

Hi Big T,  I saw you around here..!! How are you?
Life is good in Thailand..??  ;) :) ;D

Isn't that too early to wake up Gippo? But sometimes I do that too..
Fun to be in own-little-world..?? Hmmmm... ;) ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Don on April 20, 2008, 11:00:39 PM
Good Morning, Gyp.  Good Morning, T.

T, you're 12 hours ahead of me, and 5:00 a.m. is going to come early.  Hope I sleep sounder than Gyppo or it's going to be a very long Monday.

Good Morning, Sune.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: sune on April 20, 2008, 11:06:19 PM
Good Morning..Good Afternoon, Don.. ;) :) ;D
Here it's 3.00pm in NZ...
You have a full day still..
Pl. check for the days'  message for you here.. click on the card pl..!!

http://www.heavenletters.org/gods-cosmic-loveletters-universe.html

Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on April 20, 2008, 11:19:02 PM
T, you're 12 hours ahead of me, ...it's going to be a very long Monday.
Mine is flying past! Morning mate!

Hi Big T,  I saw you around here..!! How are you?
Life is good in Thailand..??  ;) :) ;D
Life is wonderful sune thanks!

Second thought for today ... I wonder if DWin made it to Thailand ... if so I'm expecting a call!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on April 20, 2008, 11:34:35 PM
4:30 now and the birds have started singing.  Maybe I'll make a drink, then turn off the lights, open the windows and listen to the world come awake.   The wind's a bit gusty though, so I'll have to wdge my room door to stop it banging in the breeze.  Decisions, decisions ;-)  Some mornings are like this ;-)

Gyppo
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on April 20, 2008, 11:44:55 PM
Morning Gyppo ... welcome to your new day!  ;)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on April 21, 2008, 12:01:22 AM
Hi, Big-T.

Lemon tea and toast, and the birds singing before the traffic noise gets too dominant.  What more could a man ask?  Well, quite a few things actually, but sometimes it doesn't hurt to just sit back and enjoy the simple things for a while.

Quite a bit of cloud so it's going to be a sluggish kind of dawn, otherwise I might be out there with my camera trying to catch the moment when the silver birch trees turn into shimmering gold for a few minutes as the sunlight angles in almost horizontally.  In the evenings the other side glows red as the sun goes down, but there's only a few minutes when there's a chance to catch it, and the perfect conditions don't happen every day.

Probably not worth trying today, but my camera is within easy reach if the conditions change..

Gyppo   
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: dynodreamer on April 21, 2008, 01:05:18 PM
Ken was b*ithcing so much about my book taking up so much of his computer I printed it all out and now at 3 a.m. in the morning I've decided to write and my books on paper and not computer. He's a well ***********

Q) Ken needs his space?       ::)
A) A San Disc flash drive for the Guessman.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on April 21, 2008, 05:49:48 PM
7.47am and where are the birds?  :(

Something to do with the rain that has been falling for more than a week now I would say. No complaints though, the drought we just came out of was devastating.

Oh well better be readying myself for work. The quicker I do it the quicker I get home.  ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on April 21, 2008, 06:44:04 PM
A little update from this morning:

At 5-30 it was still dark and the birds which had been singing for well over an hour were beginning to falter a little and sound pretty pissed of about the the non-arrival of the dawn.  Sharing their feelings, but being less driven by the biological imperative, I just went back to bed and slept until the alarm went at Eight ;-)

Gyppo
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on April 22, 2008, 08:55:48 PM
Morning!

First thought I wonder what Korea is like?

Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: sune on April 22, 2008, 09:35:14 PM
Good Morning, Good Afternoon, T..  :) :)

Big T is going to South Korea...?
Is that a part of a Dream or not..Hmmmmmmm...!!  :) ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on April 22, 2008, 10:52:40 PM
Unconfirmed as yet! Hi sune, top o' the morning to you!  ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: sune on April 22, 2008, 11:02:29 PM
Thanks T.. :) ;D ;D
Hey,T,   you are going there..aren't you???
That's a lovely place, modernised,.. you'll like it..!! I have few friends from S.korea too....
Enjoy the ride T.. You're lucky!! :) ;D
sune
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Brix on April 22, 2008, 11:48:15 PM
First thought of the day: Good night
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on April 23, 2008, 12:10:50 AM
I'm awake!!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on April 23, 2008, 01:59:59 AM
I'm awake!!

So am I.  But I wouldn't bet on it staying that way.  A grey, wet, miserable morning.  Even the birds can't find much to sing about and they're usually the kind of irrepressible enthusiasts that piss everyone else off with their gaiety on a morning like this.

Think I've got a chat-room hangover ;-)

Gyppo
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on April 23, 2008, 06:15:48 AM
Thanks T.. :) ;D ;D
Hey,T,   you are going there..aren't you???
That's a lovely place, modernised,.. you'll like it..!! I have few friends from S.korea too....
Enjoy the ride T.. You're lucky!! :) ;D
sune
sune ... I'll keep you posted.

Fully awake yet Gyppo??    ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on April 23, 2008, 06:27:58 AM
I did a few bits of typing and then went back to sleep until about 9am.  And felt much better for it ;-)

Gyppo
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: sune on April 23, 2008, 05:34:35 PM
Good Morning to everyone!!
Glad to be here..
Hmmmmm.....Are there any more thoughts??  No thoughts..!!

sune ... I'll keep you posted.
T


Thanks T..  I look forward to..!!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on April 23, 2008, 05:40:21 PM
More bloody rain, thirteen days of constant steady rain.  ???

No work today, oh well, find that cafe that sells coffee and french toast.  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: sune on April 23, 2008, 06:47:24 PM
Hello FF..
Great to see you!!
Have you found the cafe yet??  :) ;D ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Brix on April 23, 2008, 07:40:21 PM
First thought: UArgh. Morning already? I just went to bed...I don't wanna go to school! At least its a nice sunny day though!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on April 23, 2008, 09:51:50 PM
Come on DWin call me ... I'm waiting ... been up since 05:00 ... it's taking a long time   ;)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Spell Chick on April 24, 2008, 07:30:04 AM
I have a massage scheduled for today.
Maybe by tonight my neck won't feel like it is made of barbed wire.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on April 25, 2008, 01:23:46 PM
What the hell am I doing logging into MWC at five past midnight ... I guess that makes it Friday already.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on April 25, 2008, 08:39:59 PM
Its late for a first thought but it was buggar.  ::)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: sune on April 25, 2008, 10:06:58 PM
Go MWC..even in midnight!!  ;) ;D ;D ;D
Hiya, T, FF...Glad to see you!!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Don on April 26, 2008, 12:02:11 AM
Gosh, now it's Saturday.  I guess that means my first thougt is I need sleep.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: thatLous on April 26, 2008, 02:49:42 AM
My first thought today: 'Hmm... I'm hungry. I wonder what's happening in MWC.' :D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on April 26, 2008, 04:31:49 AM
"I know I got a lot of work done yesterday...  But what day is today."  (It's been that sort of week.  Productive but...

Gyppo
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: McWawa on April 26, 2008, 04:36:05 AM
Ah, pillow !

( i think i need to find myself a partner )
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on April 26, 2008, 05:11:03 AM
But at least a pillow never asks about any other pillows you may have known previously.  Well, not normally.  Although I was at school with a girl who had the unfortunate surname of Pillow, so it's just possible.

Gyppo
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Spell Chick on April 26, 2008, 07:22:09 AM
Why is he swearing at the coffeepot?  Well, something like that only less coherent.

second thought:
I need coffee.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: dynodreamer on April 26, 2008, 04:32:03 PM
That crucial space of time between the last dream and total consciousness.
Will I rewind and review the images or let them auto-delete, [as they have a want-to-do]?
I rewind and review.
I say to myself... What the heck have I done? Some Chinese lady needed a Canadian connection in order to regain possession of her pedigree pooch. Since I hadn't anything significant to do with my singleness at the moment I redeemed it for a "good"? cause.
I'm neither unhappy or happy in this marriage but ...
It's too late now to go back and revamp or edit the dream. (Some people are actually able to do that I've heard. )
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Spell Chick on April 27, 2008, 06:11:00 AM
April 27, 1973 at 5 PM my Dick and I got married.

There's 35 years that I'll never get back.

Going to HHI and seeing the babies today, hooray.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: flashgordon on April 27, 2008, 03:05:24 PM
Why did I have that fourth Sapphire and Tonic????
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: thatLous on April 28, 2008, 04:26:55 AM
'Damn. School.'

And I'll share the first thing that went to my head when I logged in MWC: Hmm, I wonder what happened to Rowena's-- oh god! Worms! @$%!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Ninny on April 28, 2008, 05:10:36 AM
Teeheehee..... ;D  The plan worked..I love this cloak!! ;D ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: simonjjames on April 28, 2008, 06:28:41 AM
'I think I will stay home today. I want toast.'
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Ninny on April 29, 2008, 01:41:46 AM
Louie's a girl !!! ??? ???
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: domenic on April 29, 2008, 02:11:49 AM
Gosh...I thought her shape gave that away.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Narnian Prince on April 29, 2008, 11:18:59 AM
That Mariah Carey should be strung up by her overpainted false toenails and hung out to dry over a moat of sheep dung!  Her singing of "Touch My Body" to wake us at 5:00 a.m. on a work day left the wife and I with completely different interpretations from which I am still questioning recovery time hours later...  :)

That was my first thought.  My second is completely unprintable.  LOL!!!   :D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on April 29, 2008, 11:49:26 AM
Once again I managed a whole morning without any conscious thought.  All due to the wonderful power of self-hypnosis.  I set my subconscious mind a problem to solve overnight and told it not to bother me until it had a solution.  The answer arrived at about 10am, after two hours of running around on pure instinct/habit.

I must remember to set the parameters a little more carefully ;-)

Gyppo 
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: thatLous on April 29, 2008, 02:40:07 PM
Quote
Louie's a girl !!!  ??? ???

;D I'm usually a part of the guys. Playing tricks on people and all that. And it's my uncle's fault, really, he taught me how to shoot guns. I loved it and wanted to learn more. My other uncle showed me his fascination with cars and I'm becoming quite a bit interested myself, and airbrushing too.

First thoughts: Damn. I will not go to MWC today. I spent too much time on it yesterday and I haven't done my report! And by Jove, I have a presentation today! Holy cr!p
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: rhea08 on April 29, 2008, 09:34:44 PM
My first thought was that Is it saturday so I can sleep in?
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: thatLous on April 30, 2008, 02:26:14 AM
I am definitely going to finish my report today! And homework. And I promise to never go online on MWC today.

ugh.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Ninny on April 30, 2008, 02:30:17 AM
I need a hero....hmmm revenge, revenge .....it consumes me.... ::)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Narnian Prince on April 30, 2008, 08:10:15 AM
Why is Gyppo dancing around with a dishrag on his head like a missing off-angle toupe?  Why does it look so familiar with the colours of my mum's old kilt which went missing in the MWC Bar last evening...?
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: CarrieSheppard on April 30, 2008, 08:20:07 AM
I woke up this morning and thought 'MOVE OVER!'

Why - oh WHY?!!  does he have to take up 9 10ths of the bed and leave me clingingn to the edge in terror of falling on to the floor?

Second thought ... I really shouldn't leave my shoes there, it will hurt when I fall on 'em.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on April 30, 2008, 09:23:38 AM
Why is Gyppo dancing around with a dishrag on his head like a missing off-angle toupe?  Why does it look so familiar with the colours of my mum's old kilt which went missing in the MWC Bar last evening...?

I think you may be confusing me with someone else.  Unless you've formed a psychic link with events last Summer when I was so damned hot I wore a wet tea-towel to cool my fevered brain.  So unless your Mother's old kilt was a micro-kilt...

Gyppo
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: rhea08 on May 01, 2008, 05:58:34 PM
My first thought today was I feel like someone hit me all over and had a hard time turning the alarm off, I slept good all night. ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Narnian Prince on May 01, 2008, 10:33:23 PM
My first thought was how easily my circadium rhythm is fooled when I'm working the night shifts.  I have no trouble sleeping during the day but half-way through my shift a little voice inside starts arguing that no respectable writer or otherwise is seriously awake at 3:45 a.m. so what the hell do I think I'm doing.  The entails the battle of responsibility to which my inner self responds with ridiculous thoughts that may some day become a book but for now they merely resemble gibberish.... oh drat!  I'm babbling again...   :)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on May 02, 2008, 04:00:24 AM
6:69?

No, there's no such time.  I looked at the clock again and it gradually readjusted itself to a more believable 6:59.  One minute to alarm time.

Next thought...  Why did I set the clock for 7am?

Ah yes, I wanted to try and catch the sunlight on the May blossom before the wind got up and started wagging the branches.

Check:  Sky clear.

Check:  No rain.

Response:  Roll out, get dressed, grab camera and tripod, go outside without any further hesitation.  Those post-hypnotic suggestions work ;-)

NP:  I did permanent nights for several years, and it can do really strange things to your body clock, and - eventually - your body. 
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: McWawa on May 02, 2008, 08:52:17 AM
Oh boy, i'm waking up BIG TIME ! ! !   :o ??? 
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on May 02, 2008, 05:47:02 PM
I hate phones, I was going to sleep all day.  ???
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Brix on May 03, 2008, 12:16:11 AM
Uagh, half days are the longest day in history.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Ninny on May 03, 2008, 02:22:19 AM
I'm not going to sucked into MWC today.  Oh crap!! ::)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Nadine L on May 03, 2008, 09:41:20 PM
Wow!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Narnian Prince on May 03, 2008, 11:34:00 PM
okay... I've managed to touch base with Fire Fly... now, what's the best way to impress and seduce her at same time... I'm soooo tempted to hop a plane first thing in the morning and make my way down to her....  :)

p.s. Rowena Dawn?  Too late!  I saw you sneaking into that back corner.  And why was the Red Barren following you so coyly...?  :)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: dynodreamer on May 10, 2008, 11:57:57 AM
My first thought this morning, figuratively speaking, was to enter into an agreement with myself to quit wasting time and get into writing instead. With my egocentric outlook and all, I agreed to curtail further postings in MWC until I felt I had something of value to contribute, or I was truly in need of direction.
I reflected upon the unfortunate pleasure I took in saying things which I thought might serve to lead people to think more of me than is realistically warranted. I then thought about how this was becoming increasingly important to me. Within that thought came the inescapable realization that I need to closet myself away and pay some dues.
It’s worth thinking about the leaders here who watch and selflessly  wait on the sidelines with no apparent intent but to come to the aid of those in need of answers or guidance of some kind. This I see as very grown up and responsible.
In a sense I see myself as a kid running around loose in the shopping mall causing his mother embarrassment. ‘Makes me wonder if I have enough time to grow all the way up before some austere looking individual starts putting my going away suit on. I’ll drop in from time to time but only to monitor the flow. Ta ta for now. ~ Rich
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Brix on May 10, 2008, 12:38:11 PM
My first thought today was: Hey its Junior/Senior day!!! Greeeeaaat-I am sick....*mumble, mumble,hack/coug-choke* Then I went back to sleep for an hour-ish. :)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: thatLous on May 10, 2008, 12:38:44 PM
My first thought for today was: 'Yes! I'm finally going to see Iron Man!'  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on May 10, 2008, 10:44:35 PM
Time I got myself back on MWC ... I have been neglecting them for a while now!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on May 10, 2008, 11:15:38 PM
Mothers Day, I love it and time to be spoiled.  ;D ;D

Good to see you T  :-* :-*
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Narnian Prince on May 10, 2008, 11:40:47 PM
To remember to wish a very Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers in here.  Especially those who have had less than perfect lives or have been abused in any way.  Here's a hope and a prayer that today will be special and the start of something good for all of you.  :)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on May 11, 2008, 05:19:38 AM
Did my tame geek really set up a blog, a website, hosting, and all that other stuff yesterday in return for a glass of coke and a fancy icecream down at the local pub/eaterie?  The answer it seems is yes.  All will be revealed shortly, probably by Monday evening (UK time).

He also turned off the unnecessary wireless part of my router, which seems to have stopped the crackling on my phone, and tidied up a few other bits of my 'sprawling electronic empire'.

After he had 'tweaked a few bits of code' to add that special twist or two he can't resist (this is a hardcore geek we're talking about) we all went out for the evening.  Apart from rather sloth-like service on the food side of things - "I reckon they've only just impregnated the cow which is going to produce the calf which will eventually grow up to produce the cream for your icecream, and just planted the spuds which may, hopefully before we die of old age or become too infirm to eat for ourselv, become the two dishes of chips we ordered..." - we had a great time.  A 'wordy' family, playing with words.

But the waitress was cute, which is always a bonus, and we were all in a good (silly) mood anyway.  I was worried about the poor girl's hair though.  When I looked properly she had it done up in a very tight and very little bun, but at first glance it looked as if she's pulled long hair up into a ponytail  and then had it crudely sheared off just below the band.  Like a stumpy little docked tail on some sporting dogs ;-)

So I just lay there for a while this morning, replaying the evening in my head.

Gyppo
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: violetmidnight on May 12, 2008, 03:13:52 PM
My tonsils hurt...wait a minute, I don't have tonsils! Could it be my wisdom tooth acting up? Could be cancer??
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: pamela07 on May 12, 2008, 04:41:27 PM
whew, I got to go p**.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: DGSquared on May 15, 2008, 12:08:27 AM
Make my list -stick to it. Make my list - stick to it. Make my list -stick to it. Make my list -stick to it. Make my list -stick to it.


*Phone rings.*

"Hello? Right now? Coffee sounds great. See you in fifteen minutes."

Now, what was I supposed to do today?
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on May 15, 2008, 12:10:49 AM
Still no time for first thoughts, considering its 2pm here in Oz, a bit late for it anyway.  ::)
Coffee sounds great though DG, wait for me  :P :P
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Spell Chick on May 15, 2008, 10:23:02 AM
My arm still hurts. How much is the cost of stupidity and why am I still paying for it?

Coffee? 
Did someone say coffee?

Thud, Internet died and took me quite a long time to get it back working again. Dang power surges, cantankerous routers, and Time Warner.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: DGSquared on May 17, 2008, 06:14:32 PM
Yes Patti,

Come join FF and I for coffee. We'll drive through my favorite local place, the Koffee Kiosk. They have a pumpkin spice coffee that I love and can get blended which is wonderful because it's so flipping HOT here today. I'd never heard of pumpkin spice coffee until SpChick cheered me up with a cup in the MWC Bar a few months ago. Thanks Patti.

Okay girls now that we have our coffee, where shall we go and what kind of harmless yet entertaining (for us) mischief can we get into?

*   *   *

My first thought today at 6:15 am? What time did this child crawl into my bed and why are his heels digging in my back?
My next thoughts were, I wish it wasn't so hot especially for my oldest son in the marching band. Today is the big parade day. The poor kids are going to roast in those heavy band uniforms. All the band parents will have roasted kid for dinner tonight. Wont' that be pleasant?

Which brings me to a question regarding marching band uniforms. Why are they so heavy and hot (we live in Southern California for goodness sake) and why do some marching bands have those fancy feathers on their hats? Who's tradition was this borrowed from and why?
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: CarrieSheppard on May 17, 2008, 06:15:37 PM
This time last week I was in Ireland with Cathy C having a blast.  Wish I was back there!

Carrie
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Cathy C on May 17, 2008, 07:28:42 PM
Ssssshhhh, don't say the word 'blast' too loud, Carrie or they might thing I have taken you over to the dark side. ;D

First thought today:

Jeeze, do we really need to move that oil tank?

Ok, it is blocking the door to hubby's new shed but it works!!!!!! :-\
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: TristanNewsome on May 19, 2008, 12:17:01 AM
Another beautiful morning, another empty bed
Another day of a headaches from the wine i poured down my neck  :P
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: ronshannon76 on May 19, 2008, 02:28:33 AM
    My first thought: "Man, what have you people been talking about while I was away.? LOL!"


-Ron
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: TristanNewsome on May 19, 2008, 02:32:34 AM
Fair point!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on May 19, 2008, 07:12:10 AM

Jeeze, do we really need to move that oil tank?

Ok, it is blocking the door to hubby's new shed but it works!!!!!! :-\

Couldn't you have just cut an extra door into the shed?  (I've seen this done...)

Gyppo
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Cathy C on May 19, 2008, 01:43:27 PM
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Couldn't you have just cut an extra door into the shed?  (I've seen this done...)

I was tempted, Gyppo. ;D Mind you, I could squeeze through the gap - if hubby had just gone on a diet he'd have had no problem either. ::)

First thought today: Man, it can't be Monday AGAIN!!!!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on May 21, 2008, 01:57:51 AM
Maybe, just maybe .... MWC ....
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: TristanNewsome on May 21, 2008, 02:00:17 AM
Where am i? And who are you? ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Spell Chick on May 21, 2008, 06:05:44 AM
My arm hurts
I can't stop coughing
I need coffee

Only not as clear as all that.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Brix on May 21, 2008, 09:19:25 AM
mrgmfff. I want to go back to bed....*mumbles to herself*--Freaking school....mumgrablfff
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: TristanNewsome on May 21, 2008, 09:22:38 AM
what are you doing up alreay brix!! ???
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Brix on May 21, 2008, 04:19:18 PM
:P I am...*snore* grmagdfff....*rolls off her bed with a rather loud THUMP*
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: TristanNewsome on May 21, 2008, 08:28:59 PM
NOT AGAIN!!  ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Brix on May 21, 2008, 11:26:32 PM
I have to wake up for school around 7-ish. I am NOT a morning person....
Let me repeat that...I AM NOT A MORNING PERSON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
*curls back up in a cute little ball and goes back to sleep*
>.>
<.<

 ;D ;D ;D :P
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: DGSquared on May 21, 2008, 11:55:32 PM
N0Ooooo....I didn't want that dream to end.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Brix on May 21, 2008, 11:58:20 PM
N0Ooooo....I didn't want that dream to end.

Don't you hate it when that happens?
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on May 22, 2008, 01:31:28 AM
After looking in the mirror ..... I need a haircut!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Narnian Prince on May 22, 2008, 02:46:07 AM
Only 2 nights shifts left... so why do I have mixed feelings about a transfer that I personally requested and fought for 18 moths ago...?  :)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on May 22, 2008, 03:34:33 AM
Only 2 nights shifts left... so why do I have mixed feelings about a transfer that I personally requested and fought for 18 moths ago...?  :)

Where are you off to??
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Narnian Prince on May 22, 2008, 05:31:04 AM
"Where are you off to??"

Ahhh.. the problem with first thoughts is that they never really give the whole story...


Actually I've been working for Air Canada for nearly 20 years now.  The first 10 was in the absolute pits cleaning the aircraft after each flight.  The last 9 1/2 has been in Customer Service in the Cargo department.  Beginning on Monday morning I will be in Customer Service in the Baggage department.  I've been after the change for a while and despite my seniority I really need to get off midnights for a while so I can get more writing done.

Same company just a different department and some easier shifts.  Two different buildings on opposite sides of the airport though.  I've made a lot of friends over the past decade though and many of them I won't be seeing again as they are retiring later this year or just won't be able to get over to see each that often.  Apparently there's to be a party tonight for one last blast.  Forgive me, but I'm just a touch sentimental as some of these people have been extremely supportive during bleaker days many years ago.

Have a great day!  I'll be seeing you all in the Bar soon!  :D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on May 22, 2008, 05:32:09 AM
Only 2 nights shifts left... so why do I have mixed feelings about a transfer that I personally requested and fought for 18 moths ago...?  :)

Working regular nights is a culture, a whole way of life, it gets into your blood, into your mind..  You begin to identifty with it and it becomes part of your persona.  You get used to seeing the world from a different angle, seeing the world settling down as you go into work, and waking up as you come home.  I did full time nights for about seven years, six nights a week, which means you never get a complete day off except for bank Holidays, annual holidays, and illness.  Plus many years of 2am starts as a baker.

It gets into your soul, and when you have to stop it comes as quite a wrench.  (Just the way some convicts allegedly miss the security and routine of prison life after being released.)  A few years down the road you'll look back on it with a fond nostalgia, remembering only the camaraderie of fellow nighthawks, especially if you were part of a tight-kniit and effective team.

Enjoy your day shifts, but expect them to feel decidedly odd for a few weeks until your body clock adjusts.  You'll probably find your body temperature dropping unexpectedly in the middle of the day - irrespective of the ambient temperature or your current physical activity - because your internal clock still thinks it's the middle of your sleeping period.

Also, your world may seem very crowded for the first week or so, with far too many people milling around ;-)

Best wishes,

Gyppo
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: SuzieHarris on May 22, 2008, 05:46:28 AM
Good luck in your new job NP. It will be a big change, but one it sounds like you'll enjoy. I could never do night shifts, I'm not a night owl. That could have something to do with my illness (RA), but I'm flat out by 11pm!

Suzie x
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Yvonne on May 22, 2008, 01:31:22 PM
I was dreaming about a samurai when I woke up this morning.  I don't remember the dream and I know nothing about samurais except the movie with Tom Cruise but this popped into my head:

A samurai falls in love with a beautiful American girl.  Her skin is silky smooth. Her hair the color of honey.  Her voice was soft and such a strange accent.  "She must be one of those angels that some of the ancient people told stories about" He thought to himself.  He jolted out of his stare when she glanced at him.  He realized he better attend to the buisness his master sent him to the city for.  Little did he know the beautiful angel was in alot of danger and HE was her danger.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on May 22, 2008, 07:29:25 PM
Three sleeps to go, whooooopeeeeee  :o
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: DGSquared on May 22, 2008, 08:07:46 PM
Did I really agree to help out with the relay events in the Recycle Olympics today? Must be that flashing sign on my forehead. ::)

Get up, go with it, and have fun.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on May 22, 2008, 10:20:53 PM
Friday morning What do I need to remember about today?
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Don on May 22, 2008, 10:45:44 PM
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What do I need to remember about today?

Buy beer for the weekend.

Repeat after me: Buy beer for the weekend.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Narnian Prince on May 22, 2008, 10:47:38 PM
beer?

Forget the tap water!  We've got chapagne to wash down the pizzas!  It's PARTY TIME!  :D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on May 22, 2008, 10:54:03 PM
Buy beer for the weekend.

Repeat after me: Buy beer for the weekend.

Buy beer for the weekend...Buy beer for the weekend...Buy beer for the weekend     :D

beer?

Forget the tap water!  We've got chapagne to wash down the pizzas!  It's PARTY TIME!  :D

mmm ... something missing here NP .... as for Party Time ... far toooo early for me!  :P
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on May 24, 2008, 01:40:02 AM
hmmm, seems there are not too many early morning thinkers this week!
That's an observation not a first thought.

Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: DGSquared on May 24, 2008, 01:49:15 AM
I woke up this morning physically and emotionally terrified by a nightmare. I cried out and woke my husband. Prior to this, I can't remember my last nightmare so it's been ages.

Once my fear subsided, I thought, "I have to get this on paper."

It was such a compelling scene, I've written it down to use somewhere, someday in one of my novels. I may even have to start another novel that begins with this scene.

Heck of a way to get material.

Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on May 24, 2008, 02:24:07 AM
Yay still three sleeps to go.  :o I missed one yesterday, doh.  :P
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: CarrieSheppard on May 24, 2008, 02:28:56 AM
Wow DG - I get ideas from dreams, but haven't from nightmares (as yet).  Maybe you should post it!   ;D

My first thought this morning 'd'oh... it's six am.  Just because YOU have to get up early, do you have to wake ME?'

Carrie
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: DGSquared on May 24, 2008, 03:01:25 PM
Oh, it's grave decoration day. Joy, joy!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on May 24, 2008, 07:10:09 PM
Bloody dogs, do they have to play under the window??  ???

Only two sleeps to go, and I counted right this time. Won't have to worry about dogs or anything after that.  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on May 24, 2008, 08:58:54 PM
This should probably be a 'last thought' but seeing as today's already arrived, sneaking up on my like a poacher in the darkness around midnight...

Family gathering tomorrow, with a couple of birthdays to celebrate.  Weather isn't looking promising, but there's a big tent out in my sister's garden so we can still do some of the outdoor stuff, unless the wind which has been getting up for the last few hours wraps the tent around the fence, or the neighbour's chimney pot.

We shall see ;-)

But I have no doubt a good time will be had by all, no matter what the weather.  And if the men end up frantically wrestling with several square yards of run-away canvas it won't be the first time.  Nor, probably, the last.

Note to self.  Must remember to tease Sis's neighbour, who has a big shiny pole in her living room, and ask if she'll do a demonstration 'dance' on the tent pole.  If she's recovered from her accident a couple of weeks back when she slipped down headfirst and smacked herself against the ground.  She blamed it on their ancient dog, which she claimed had walked in and pee'd on the lower part of the pole just as she reached for it ;-)

Gyppo 
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on May 25, 2008, 04:23:25 AM
Note to self.  Must remember to tease Sis's neighbour, who has a big shiny pole in her living room, and ask if she'll do a demonstration 'dance' on the tent pole.  If she's recovered from her accident a couple of weeks back when she slipped down headfirst and smacked herself against the ground.  She blamed it on their ancient dog, which she claimed had walked in and pee'd on the lower part of the pole just as she reached for it ;-)

Gyppo 

Don't forget the video camera Gyppo!

Bloody dogs, do they have to play under the window??  ???

Only two sleeps to go, and I counted right this time. Won't have to worry about dogs or anything after that.  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

What about the 'roos?  :D

First thought .... Where is that bloody job?????
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: noelgama on May 26, 2008, 12:52:04 AM
What a wonderful day it's going to be - no allergy-triggered sneezing in just 3 weeks of switching over to homeopathic medication!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Brix on May 26, 2008, 01:40:41 AM
I don't wanna work on my stupid final for English...STUPID SPEECH PAPER!!! T_T
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on May 28, 2008, 12:33:19 AM
Hmmm, Kuwait sounds interesting even tho' I've been there before ... think positive T   ???
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on May 28, 2008, 10:17:48 PM
She did ... time to turn it back on  8)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Brix on May 28, 2008, 11:28:38 PM
Lord have mercy on my soul...basketball practice is tonight...
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on May 29, 2008, 01:01:11 AM
My second thought ... we need more entries! Only 2 days left.

http://www.mywriterscircle.com/index.php?topic=14726.0
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on May 29, 2008, 06:06:56 AM
I wonder if it worked?  (Last night I went downstairs, picked up my 6lb Felling Axe, took it back up and showed it to my computer.

"Marie, My Dear" I said...  (To alleviate any sudden panic amongst those who don't know, my computer is called Marie, in fact the current update/rebuid/manifestation is Marie-4).

"Marie, this object is a feeling axe, designed to cut down bloody great big trees.  It hasn't been personified with a name, so it doesn't give me any hassle, unlike you, you little Gallic Hussy.  Therefore it will do exactly as I ask it.  Do you understand?"

Marie's flatscreen monitor gazed back at me with a rather appropriate flat stare, but I thought I detected a faint tremble.

"Because if you don't start co-operating a little more than you have the last couple of days, if you don't start showing some cordiale as well as some entente you and this lump of metal are going to become rather suddely and very intimately acquainted.  Understand?

(Damn me if the thing didn't beep at this point.  Communication really is about finding the right language.)

"I realise you may be pining about the recent loss of your soundcard, but you'll just have to live without for a while longer.  The operative word here being live.

"So you have a little think about it overnight.  Okay?"

(No beep this time, but a definite lightening of the monitor colour.)

Much to my delight Marie is behaving a little better this morning.  Or perhaps I'm just feeling more tolerant after a good night's sleep.  But I've left the axe propped up nearby as a subtle reminder.

I'll have to go and chop a log or something later though so the poor axe doesn't end up feeling deprived.  A stroppy computer is one thing, but a frustrated axe bearing a grudge is the stuff of legend!

Gyppo 

Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on May 29, 2008, 06:11:39 AM
Ooooooooooohhhhhhhhhhh Gyppo .... you make me laugh, sometimes when I might not want to ... but need to. Thanks!

This reminds me of my piece about 'A Good Axe' ... wonder where that went to!

Be patient ... both you and Marie 4.

Wanna make me laugh some more .... go here;

http://www.mywriterscircle.com/index.php?topic=14726.0
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: midnightcandle on May 29, 2008, 06:19:06 AM
http://www.mywriterscircle.com/index.php?topic=14724.0
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on May 29, 2008, 06:30:56 AM
Ooooooooooohhhhhhhhhhh Gyppo .... you make me laugh, sometimes when I might not want to ... but need to. Thanks!

This reminds me of my piece about 'A Good Axe' ... wonder where that went to!


Not far...  http://www.mywriterscircle.com/index.php?topic=5196.0

There's a new bronze statue outside Hampshire Fire & Rescue Headquarters, with an old time fireman holding an axe in a pretty near perfect throwing stance.  I can't think of any good reason why he would be throwing an axe, but it has given me an idea.  A dark one perhaps, but an idea.

Gyppo
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on May 30, 2008, 02:08:24 AM
I wonder how much flak I'm going to get today ... riled MWC members ... not a pleasant prospect  ::)

Thanks Gyppo.I'm waiting for your dark idea to emerge.

Dare I ... oh what the hell ... http://www.mywriterscircle.com/index.php?topic=14726.0

One day left
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on May 30, 2008, 04:10:13 AM
Dark idea is sat bubbling nicely on the back burner at the moment.  I have all the ingredients in there, but the flavour isn't quite right just yet   I may take a picture of the statue to go with it in the next few days.  Don't hold your breath, but it's a story which will happen.

Gyppo
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on May 30, 2008, 08:53:55 PM
Looking in the mirror ...

First Thought ... Now THAT is ugly

Second thought ... It's the 31st

Dashes to computer and gets ready for wanton promotion

Last chance .... http://www.mywriterscircle.com/index.php?topic=14726.0



Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: DC on May 30, 2008, 09:36:04 PM
God (whom I don't accept as a viable deity because I'm atheist) I'm pissed. So pissed in fact that, once I've recovered from reading of Gyppo actually contemplating becoming an Axe murderer, I might even be able be able to understand poetry enough to go and vote in the much publicised competition:

http://www.mywriterscircle.com/index.php?topic=14726.0

But don't hold your breath, there's as much chance of me understanding poetry at an intellectual level as there is of Gyppo Axeing Marie to oblivion...

P.S. To any Americans reading, this is the English meaning of 'pissed'... i.e. drunk out of my skull.  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: DC on May 30, 2008, 10:00:01 PM
Thinking about it, you know, while I've got nothing really against most Americans (I'll make an exception for GW, as most Americans would, though to be honest he did re-motivate the space exploration programme), I do feel that 'Americanisms' (which is probably one in its own right) are creeping in to our native tongue far too much.

I was sitting outside the pub earlier, enjoying a pint of Guinness on a balmy May evening, when I commented on the fact that I used to be a 'fat git'. Now Sam, or Samantha, who was sitting nearby, once she'd recovered from a bout of hysterics, explained that she'd thought I'd said 'when I used to be a Faggot'.

Now I know Sam is blonde, (albeit out of a bottle), but I don't think that even she could imagine me as something that Good King Wenceslas might, or might not, once have carried over his shoulder.

( Bring me Bread and bring me Wine, bring me Pine Logs hither...)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: DC on May 30, 2008, 10:03:20 PM
Oh dear..and I've still got two and three quarter bottles of Grenache Shiraz to go at...  :o
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: DC on May 30, 2008, 10:24:35 PM
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Now I know Sam is blonde, (albeit out of a bottle), but I don't think that even she could imagine me as something that Good King Wenceslas might, or might not, once have carried over his shoulder.

And before any of you comment, I've never been a Page boy, either!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on May 31, 2008, 04:12:02 AM

I was sitting outside the pub earlier, enjoying a pint of Guinness on a balmy May evening, when I commented on the fact that I used to be a 'fat git'. Now Sam, or Samantha, who was sitting nearby, once she'd recovered from a bout of hysterics, explained that she'd thought I'd said 'when I used to be a Faggot'.


Dave, you must have been pretty pissed to slur 'fat git' into something which sounded like faggot ;-)

When Mum was in the Women's Land Army she worked for the Timber Corps.  One of the tools they used was called a faggoting hook.  Basically a billhook but with a flat striking edge along the back.  She was describing its use to a group of visitors one day.  "We used the flat edge to knock the faggots into shape and then just straightened their ends with the edge."

An American listener voiced strong approval.  "That's what I like about you Brits, you don't mess around."

If I'd chipped in about some old fashioned bakeries using 'faggot ovens' I think he would have salivated with excitement ;-)

Gyppo
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Spell Chick on May 31, 2008, 07:05:20 AM
The world is muffled, silent, cocooned.

Fog did not come in on little cat feet but on the backs of tigers, lions, cougars, pumas, panthers, and perhaps a stray elephant or two. I am encased in a fog so thick it is like, as the Brits say - pea soup.

But since fog is really just a cloud that has finally gotten down to business, perhaps I am instead, on Cloud 9.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: eve-naive on May 31, 2008, 07:20:41 AM
I was just thinking about what I was thinking - and I realised to my pleasure that when I wake, usually I'm not thinking anything for a few minutes. How wonderful is that! ;D

Then, this morning as always I looked at my watch and thought in a panic 'What time is it?' (Alarm clocks are useless inventions that never wake me  :-\)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Nadine L on May 31, 2008, 12:34:32 PM
Good, my jury duty has been dismissed for next week. Yhoo-hoo...more time for MWC!

Nadine
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on May 31, 2008, 10:01:09 PM
God my head hurts

I was a bit stupid yesterday, went overboard with the liquid refreshment ... and I can't blame those guys in the MWC Bar either, this was self-inflicted.

Lesson learnt ... don't let your wife go home for the week-end ... you'll probably spiral out of control  ::)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on June 02, 2008, 02:39:58 AM
I was up and about before 7 this morning ... it's taken this long to get a good connection (7 hours) grrr I am going to proclaim a:

Hate Servers Day!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Symphony on June 02, 2008, 03:45:27 AM
Is half-term ever going to end?????
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: ma100 on June 02, 2008, 03:57:05 AM
Where are my flippin' shoes? ???
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on June 02, 2008, 04:10:32 AM
I was up and about before 7 this morning ... it's taken this long to get a good connection (7 hours) grrr I am going to proclaim a:

Hate Servers Day!

This is genuine news...

The citizens of Bournemouth (UK) will soon be getting their broadband access through a new network of fibre optic cables.  To avoid unnecessary digging and disruption these new cables are being routed through the existing sewage pipes.

So, no matter how good the service turns out to be the old cry of "I've got a shit connection" will still be appropriate.  In fact it may even become something to brag about.

Gyppo
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Nelodra on June 02, 2008, 09:26:02 AM
Is that the cat puking?
Ewwwww!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on June 03, 2008, 12:19:54 AM
This is genuine news...
The citizens of Bournemouth (UK) will soon be getting their broadband access through a new network of fibre optic cables.  To avoid unnecessary digging and disruption these new cables are being routed through the existing sewage pipes.
So, no matter how good the service turns out to be the old cry of "I've got a shit connection" will still be appropriate.  In fact it may even become something to brag about.
Gyppo

 ;D how appropriate!

Feelin' good this morning ... things are moving in the right direction on the job front.

I have to ask you Gyppo did you put a 'hex' on me? Since your post yesterday about me needing to work ... three different (good) things happened ...
1. A call to set up a telephone interview ... (it happened last night and I passed!).
2. Another call advising that I was being put forward for a job in Thailand (awaiting feedback on this one).
3. Two emails arrived, telling me "Clients have accepted your CV".

Whatever it was Gyppo ... thanks  ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on June 03, 2008, 04:07:04 AM
I can take no credit, but that's good news.

Gyppo
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on June 04, 2008, 09:09:05 PM
I wonder how many voters I can drum up today ... only 15 so far ... but there's still time!


http://www.mywriterscircle.com/index.php?topic=14925.0

Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on June 05, 2008, 09:47:29 PM
I can take no credit, but that's good news.
Gyppo

Thanks for that Gyppo ... I've just visited your tutoring webpage ... looks very interesting and I've got you added tomy favourites now... I loved the detail in your photo ... never could figure out your avatar.  :D

First thought today ... Why is the alarm going off?
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on June 06, 2008, 10:00:21 PM
Interview at 10:00
Wish me luck.... bye for now.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Brix on June 06, 2008, 10:35:30 PM
Why is my friend hitting my thigh and yelling to my other friend to come hit it because it is rock hard...? My poor thigh...
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: ma100 on June 07, 2008, 05:56:12 AM
I hope that flippin' fly has gone that kept attacking me last night. >:(

Fingers and eyes crossed fro you Big T. ;)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on June 08, 2008, 02:25:59 AM
I hope that flippin' fly has gone that kept attacking me last night. >:(

Fingers and eyes crossed fro you Big T. ;)

Thanks ma ... did you get the fly?  ;D

First thought Do the presentation get it out of the way ... and so I did, a 34 slide diatribe, be interesting to see if they offer to pay me for it  ::)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: ma100 on June 08, 2008, 04:44:13 AM
Operation fly attack ;D not yet but I will ;D

That sounds like a good plan T  :)

Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on June 08, 2008, 05:29:07 AM
ma ... When all else fails .... get the fly spray!  ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: ma100 on June 08, 2008, 05:33:15 AM
Haha Big T tried that... The plot to assasinate said fly, went down in the bar last night... Oh some vicious stuff mate, specially Gyppo. ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on June 08, 2008, 06:58:30 AM
You can in fact kill them with your hand ... it's about patience ...

If the bugger is just sitting there waiting, you have little chance... wait until either a) it startes to clean its front (not back) legs, or b) it starts to walk. For both activities a fly will focus immediately in front of him, his peripheral vision becomes less effective. All you need now is a readily poised hand and a swift movement!

Alternatively I love the rat glue twisted around a thin stick and stuck in a beer can, emptied of course. The smell attracts them, you waft them off, they never go far, always seek a landing spot nearby. They're stuck when they land on the stick ... I watch them for ages as they try to detach themselves. Am I sick or what? ... but there is a sense of achievement when I do get 'em!  ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: ma100 on June 08, 2008, 07:46:18 AM
Do you realise T this is turning into 'When Authors Attack' ... :o

We got sooooooooooo many characters. Gyppo, Cathy C, Solitaire, Andrew, Don86, BigT and Ma ... What an army ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Solitaire on June 08, 2008, 08:41:05 AM
Flies of the world--you ain't got a chance
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on June 08, 2008, 07:07:18 PM
Beware of the AA...  Authors Alliance.  Some people may kill you in cold blood, some with rage and hatred. Authors Kill With Imagination.

Gyppo
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: DC on June 08, 2008, 08:16:12 PM
Ohshitohshitohshitohshit.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on June 08, 2008, 08:45:32 PM
I reckon Dave has either leaned too hard on a spanner and broken something hideously expensive in his BMW, or, alternatively, proposed to some poor unsuspecting female ;-)

Gyppo
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on June 08, 2008, 09:36:20 PM
Neither ... I reckon he stubbed his toe (or something) whilst taking a flying leap at that poor unsuspecting female.

Monday is upon me again ... a brand new week ... a whole new future - whatever happens in it.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: DC on June 09, 2008, 03:53:17 AM
I reckon Dave has either leaned too hard on a spanner and broken something hideously expensive in his BMW, or, alternatively, proposed to some poor unsuspecting female ;-)

Gyppo

It came pretty close to that on Friday in the pub, when I found a certain exquisitely attractive lass was in there. But several pints of Guinness came to the rescue and restored my inferiority complex.  ;D  Her mother and father still can't understand why I didn't take them up on their offer of taking my bike round to their garage to work on it....

Last night? Just my usual 'holiday curse' again. I've got a week off work, so I get a lurg to go with it.  >:( Either that or I breathed in too many French petrol fumes when I took the tank off yesterday...

Dave.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on June 09, 2008, 08:31:20 PM
It's the 10th ... gotta close the caption challenge at midnight ... can I stay awake that long?

I'm supposed to meet a Financial Adviser this morning ... when he asks about my income and savings I already know his advice ... 'Stick with the Piggy Bank'    ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: DC on June 10, 2008, 02:53:17 AM
YEUK! I hate Lurgs... >:(
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Lerwick Street on June 11, 2008, 10:45:16 AM
My first thought today has been the same thought that I have woken up with for the past eight months;
 "No, this is not a bad dream, this is really happening. So, to whoever it is that is up there or out there, please don't send him away, don't take my man away from me, don't send him to prison."

My last thoughts of the day are pretty much the same, (so no need to post on 'last thoughts of the day' as it would bore you all!) after I've spent yet another 16 hours or so 'Wading thruogh glue'  -this is the little term that I have coined to try to describe what life is like when you are just waiting for the powers that be to make decisions that will change your life forever.

I'm sure there is a book somewhere in the midst of all of this.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Brix on June 11, 2008, 10:50:59 AM
I'm sorry Lerwick, about your husband. Would you like a comforting hug? :)

My first though was something like so:

"Why is there a racket downstairs?! Make them shut up, I want to go back to bed...no Nilla(my dog) go away, I don't want a face wash...yes, there you go, leave me alone! Crap, I've got camp..."

There you have it. My brain jumps around in the morning. :P
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Lerwick Street on June 11, 2008, 11:02:46 AM
Awww, thanks for that Brix - I need all the hugs I can get right now! Sending noe back to you!

Are you in the U.K or USA?

Your dog sounds cute -I have just got an English Bull Terrier puppy. I've called him 'Ralph' He is helping me with life a lot just now bless him.

Regards

Laura X X
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Brix on June 11, 2008, 11:07:03 AM
Anytime. If you ever need a hug, I am always here to give 'em.

I am in the U. S. And where are you? Uk or U.S?

I actually have 2 dogs, Nilla-golden retriever and Lucy-black lab. They are so sweet, I love em too much. Lol.

Your dog sounds cute too. :) And if you ever need someone to talk to, you can always PM me. I'm willing to help, always. 
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on June 11, 2008, 10:16:50 PM
It's taking a long time ... two successful interviews under my belt ... but nothing back in writing  ???

Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Akeith (Gray) on June 12, 2008, 03:33:00 AM
Quit it. Get out of my way. Where in the HELL is my caffine?
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: ma100 on June 12, 2008, 03:41:28 AM
Can I do this?
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Spell Chick on June 12, 2008, 09:59:13 AM
I sure hope I can top yesterday.

What did you do yesterday?
I got older. WOW
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Nadine L on June 13, 2008, 12:47:13 AM
Sorry Laura, here's another hug.

First thoughts, hmmm unusually pessimistic for me. Best not post them.

Nadine
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: smartparenting on June 13, 2008, 05:08:41 AM
where is my babyyyyyyyyyyyyy :o
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on June 13, 2008, 06:55:54 AM
where is my babyyyyyyyyyyyyy :o

I hope you've found it by now ... it's sure to be hungry.  :D

Internet went out yesterday afternoon so my first thought was

When are they going to get here?

They arrived one hour ago ...
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Spell Chick on June 13, 2008, 07:23:46 AM
today has to be better (yesterday I had a surprise root canal as afternoon entertainment)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on June 13, 2008, 11:00:27 AM
Well done SpC ... you just posted reply #1,000 on this thread!  :-*
Hope the tooth and gums are ok  :D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Spell Chick on June 13, 2008, 02:35:59 PM
TA DA!!!!!

Who knew it would be milestone? The world's most expensive tooth makes number 1,000 which is no where near what the dang thing cost.

 ;D
showing off all my pretty teeth
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on June 13, 2008, 11:47:08 PM
4-30am and wide awake?  That'll teach me not to go to bed before midnight.  I might as well make use off it for an hur or so and then probaby go back to sleep until a more civilised time.
Windows are open, sky is cloudy, birds are singing, but not the full dawn chorus yet.

Gyppo
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on June 14, 2008, 12:15:17 AM
I have this mental image of Gyppo slipping out of his back door, noiselessly, trying not to let the world know he is up and about. Is that a rabbit snare I see in his left hand?

Today's first ... hmmm, that feels nice   :-X
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Brix on June 14, 2008, 12:37:48 AM
Holy crap! Did I sleep 'till 12:00? Man, I was tired...
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: ma100 on June 14, 2008, 04:35:57 AM
I live five miles from the nearest shop. I don't drive, no bus service. So how is it,that the drivers in my house,who will not set foot in a shop, figure it's my my friggin' fault that we have run out of milk and sugar? >:( >:( >:(
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Spell Chick on June 14, 2008, 07:14:21 AM
Maybe they think you should learn to drive and then commandeer one of their cars

First thought,
My arm is bent all the way and isn't hurting. I may recover yet.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: ma100 on June 14, 2008, 07:20:54 AM
Maybe they think you should learn to drive and then commandeer one of their cars

Yeah!! Tried but could never get the co-ordination right  ??? Failed test ehm! a few
 times :-[
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on June 14, 2008, 09:22:07 AM
Like my Sis, then.  She can ride a motorbike.  She can cope with traffic.  But not both at the same time ;-).  Excellent pillion passenger though, which is more than can be said for many riders.  I make a good sidecar passenger though, especially when I can climb around on it and act as 'moveable ballast' so as to explore the 'outer limits of cornering'.   Rather frowned upon by the police though, most of whom have no understanding of the curious dynamics of an 'outfit'.

Mairi, bully them into buying you one of those electric bicycles, with a shopping basket.  No road tax etc, and there should be enough range to get you to the shops and back.

Gyppo 
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Cathy C on June 14, 2008, 11:00:59 AM
Aw, that is so sweet - Gyppo's first thought today was about Ma ;D


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Like my Sis, then.  She can ride a motorbike.  She can cope with traffic.  But not both at the same time ;-). 


My husband can beat that - he can't walk and talk at the same time.  ;D

First thought:

Yipeeee, it's Saturday!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on June 14, 2008, 12:21:40 PM
Aw, that is so sweet - Gyppo's first thought today was about Ma ;D


Skip back a bit and Gyppo's first thought was at about 4-30am.  (But what the hell, I'll take accidental kudos for being a thoughtful guy a bit later in the day.)

Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on June 15, 2008, 12:54:46 AM
It's approaching midday now, a busy morning has absorbed the five hours since I showered.

First thought Need shampoo!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: ma100 on June 15, 2008, 04:45:31 AM
never again >:(
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Akeith (Gray) on June 15, 2008, 05:04:55 AM
Has the sun set yet?
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: DC on June 16, 2008, 08:16:33 AM
Oh bugger, back to work tonight.  >:(
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Spell Chick on June 16, 2008, 09:15:53 AM
Something is wrong with my alarm clock. It it 17:LJ. But it is light outside so I guess I will get up. Sigh.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on June 16, 2008, 10:20:59 AM
Something is wrong with my alarm clock. It it 17:LJ. But it is light outside so I guess I will get up. Sigh.

It might be the start of a takeover by the clocks.  Or perhaps it's just a sporadic bout of anarchy.  Mine  said 6:97 th other morning.  It's behaved itself since I gave it a good talking to and threatened to pull the plug.

Gyppo
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Spell Chick on June 16, 2008, 10:38:19 AM
I just replaced the battery even tho it is an electric alarm clock. It has a battery for back up in case the electricity goes out. With a new battery, I can now see time as written in the standard manner. However, the battery does not keep the clock working when it is unplugged.

I believe it is over ten years old and may need to go to the Old Clocks Home in the local dump.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on June 17, 2008, 05:28:12 AM
17th June ... I'm sure I have to remember something ....  :'(

Did I hear someone mention poetry competition?  ::)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on June 18, 2008, 08:22:13 AM
There's a job offer on my computer
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Spell Chick on June 18, 2008, 08:28:48 AM
I'm leaving for four weeks. I can't wait to play with my sisters again.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on June 18, 2008, 11:34:05 AM
Bloody hell.  I did too much yesterday.  Today is going to be a 'tickover' sort of day.  The engine is running, but it's not up to climbing any real hills ;-(

Gyppo
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on June 20, 2008, 04:15:55 AM
Received an early morning 'panic' call from one of friends.... "Today's my wife's birthday, I bloody forgot ... do something ... mate"

So we did, and he's off the hook ...  :D

And you know something ... Made me feel good too! What a great start to any day!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: ma100 on June 20, 2008, 04:37:20 AM
Not another pill change. Is the Doctor using me as a guinea pig?. Do they refund on unused tablets?.Is he on commission? ???
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Spell Chick on June 20, 2008, 10:45:03 AM
Sister time is so much fun. Who would have ever guessed this when we were all young and fighting over the bathroom mirror.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on June 21, 2008, 12:22:09 AM
Sister time is so much fun. Who would have ever guessed this when we were all young and fighting over the bathroom mirror.

We used to fight over Tottenham Hotspur and Man U ... being the oldest I won, but my brother never changed allegiance.

Enjoy yourself SpC.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Akeith (Gray) on June 21, 2008, 12:28:36 AM

Let's see. What to do first.

I really should check my messages and see if anyone has submitted a poem for the #15 competition.   ;D

Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Orpheus on June 21, 2008, 02:16:30 AM
Money money money

I need I need I need
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Ninny on June 21, 2008, 02:17:59 AM
Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate!


I need, I need, I need!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on June 21, 2008, 08:37:00 AM
At 10 am this morning...  Bloody hell, have I really only been asleep for one and a half hours.  We didn't get back from the Solstice Celebrations, cold, wet, and struggling to keep our eyes open until 8am.

Got up, had the morning pill 'cocktail', checked Mum was still alive, (It was a pretty rough Solstice for an 82 year old), tucked her up and told her to go back to sleep again.

Slept for two more hours, got up again, feeling a bit more civilised, fed myself, nodded of in the chair and nearly spilled lemon tea in my lap.

Hung various items up to dry - indoors - cleaned out Thermos flask, made another drink, and checked today's mail,

Today will be a leisurely recovery day.

If Mum's still asleep at about three I'll wake her up wth tea and biscuits otherwise she'll feel 'rough' from sleeping too long at the wrong time of day.  But I can hear her bumping around a bit, so she'll probably be awake soon.

Gyppo
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Brix on June 21, 2008, 12:29:21 PM
I played a wicked awesome 2 games yesterday, and have 3 more games today!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on June 21, 2008, 09:50:42 PM
I played a wicked awesome 2 games yesterday, and have 3 more games today!
22ft salutes you  ;D

Sunday, what am I doing up so early?

The right side of my face looks like I have a gobstopper stashed away inside my cheek, overnight abcess ... ouch!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Akeith (Gray) on June 21, 2008, 10:19:10 PM

The sun has finally set and now I can get down to business.

I wonder what's happening with the poetry challenge #15?

 ;D

Gray
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: ma100 on June 21, 2008, 10:29:11 PM
Well theoretically it's morning 3.30am . Why can't I sleep? ???
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Brix on June 22, 2008, 12:19:30 AM
22ft salutes you  ;D

Lol, Big T, thank you. :P I have 2 game tomorrow, besides the 3 I had today.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: flashgordon on June 22, 2008, 12:48:00 PM
Why, oh why did I have that last Makers Mark? Or was that my last thought last night?
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on June 22, 2008, 11:19:40 PM
antibiotics and coffee in that order

Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Akeith (Gray) on June 22, 2008, 11:21:30 PM
Ouch, Mr. T.

How's the tooth?

Gray
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Nelodra on June 23, 2008, 07:01:21 AM
Aaaargh, my head!
I want to stay in bed today.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on June 25, 2008, 09:26:13 PM
Ouch, Mr. T.
How's the tooth?
Gray
Healing well thanks!

Why do I feel different this morning?  :-\

Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Spell Chick on June 26, 2008, 05:50:27 PM
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Why do I feel different this morning?

New hands to feel with?
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on June 28, 2008, 09:59:16 AM
New hands to feel with?

 ;D I have enough difficulty with the ones I've got.

Today I'm going to start a blog!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on June 28, 2008, 08:32:02 PM
Good morning Sunday

The first coherent words I heard this morning were "Talay, Talay, Talay" which roughly translated means 'take us to the beach now, now. now.

It could be another long day.  :D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Akeith (Gray) on June 28, 2008, 08:53:30 PM
Man, o, man.

Just like clockwork.

The sun has finally set.

Gray (in the morning   ;D  )
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on June 29, 2008, 04:28:35 AM
Wow, what an amazing sight out the window this morning. The sunrise sure is different in this part of the country. :o
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on June 29, 2008, 09:28:34 AM
First thought:  Panic!

Second thiought:  It's Sunday, not Monday.  Another 24 hours to play with.  No probem..."
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on June 29, 2008, 03:43:46 PM
It's 02:45 ... what am I doing  ???
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: sune on June 30, 2008, 12:27:25 AM
It's Monday here...soon to be Tuesday..!
Go and sleep T...What are you waiting for?? ;) ;D ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: McWawa on June 30, 2008, 07:34:04 AM
Oh Hell ! I really screwed up my life this last thirty five years.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on June 30, 2008, 07:36:55 AM
Oh Hell ! I really screwed up my life this last thirty five years.

 ;D Why should you be any different than the rest of us?  ::)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: McWawa on June 30, 2008, 07:53:50 AM
I wouldn't have mentioned it here if i hadn't thought that some of us were on common ground.  ;)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on June 30, 2008, 08:03:15 AM
I wouldn't have mentioned it here if i hadn't thought that some of us were on common ground.  ;)
Now I am giggling out loud.  ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Wicked Redhead on June 30, 2008, 01:38:10 PM
What the h*** is pulling me hair!?!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on July 01, 2008, 10:18:32 PM
Need to drum up more entries for the Fantasy Comp ... disappointed at the vast emptiness of my 'Fantasy' folder.  ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Akeith (Gray) on July 02, 2008, 12:28:28 AM
I'll be closing the poll on #15 in a few days.
I'm sure they will be heading your way,
very soon now.

Gray
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Brix on July 02, 2008, 12:31:29 AM
Need to drum up more entries for the Fantasy Comp ... disappointed at the vast emptiness of my 'Fantasy' folder.  ;D


fantasy? what about it?! O.o I'm interested!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on July 02, 2008, 02:21:21 AM
It's right here brix

http://www.mywriterscircle.com/index.php?topic=15397.msg195716#new
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Wicked Redhead on July 02, 2008, 10:56:15 AM
My first thought as i escaped my scary dreams to be free
there was yet another pile of pee!

(i'm in a rhyme mood.  :P)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on July 03, 2008, 12:19:36 AM
My first thought as i escaped my scary dreams to be free
there was yet another pile of pee!

(i'm in a rhyme mood.  :P)

And I know whodunnit!  :D

I could have sworn Brix would have entered the Fantasy Comp by now!  ;)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: DC on July 03, 2008, 12:34:27 AM
Urgh, yack, another day. Right, time I got that gearbox sorted, I've been off the road long enough...
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Wicked Redhead on July 03, 2008, 02:48:11 AM
Technically it is another day.
This night is sleepless.
whatelse is new.  >:(
at least with those scarey dreams i am free.
I still did not escape the pee.  ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on July 03, 2008, 09:30:38 PM
It's Friday already, where did this week go?
Isn't today a special day for our American friends?


I've already checked my pm's this morning ... what a disappointment. Nowt there from Fantasy writers. I should be surprised, but I'm not.  :-\

However, I have to wonder where all the voices ... those that complained about the last competition being non-fiction ... have gone to.  ::)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Wicked Redhead on July 03, 2008, 09:33:28 PM
If you want i can put in another entry under..um..idk a different name.  ;D

My first thought today....it is still yesterday. An interesting day either way.  :P
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Wicked Redhead on July 04, 2008, 02:44:29 PM
WOOHOO i slept! :P
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on July 04, 2008, 09:51:27 PM
Things are improving, the number of entries in the Fantasy comp just doubled  8)

Satyrday is upon me ... yeah!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Orpheus on July 05, 2008, 03:00:36 AM
There's a fantasy comp?
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on July 05, 2008, 11:15:09 AM
It's here Orph ...

http://www.mywriterscircle.com/index.php?topic=15397.0
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Wicked Redhead on July 05, 2008, 03:54:56 PM
My first thought today was...

Oy, My head hurts.  :P
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on July 06, 2008, 12:23:23 AM
Fantasy ... orangutans   ... where to start?

Two weeks today I should be on a plane. I don't know whether to be happy or sad.  ???
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Orpheus on July 06, 2008, 03:11:52 AM
I wonder how big the prize is for the fanatasy comp? ::)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: ma100 on July 06, 2008, 03:34:53 AM
I wonder how big the prize is for the fanatasy comp? ::)

You can fantasise what ever prize you like. ::)

Will it ever stop raining?
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on July 06, 2008, 07:05:38 AM

Will it ever stop raining?

When it's ready to.  We have no say in the matter.  Odin seems quite obliging when I ask him if he can hold off the rain for a while during outdoor events, but sooner or later it has to come down.  The Gods have a twisted sense of humour anyway.  If you asked them to stop the rain they just might.  For ever.  And then we'd all dry up and blow away like dust in the wind.  As they say, be careful what you wish for ;-)

Gyppo
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Wicked Redhead on July 06, 2008, 07:33:03 AM
Oy...my head still hurts. Damn you migraine, damn you!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on July 06, 2008, 10:31:27 PM
Morning world - this coffee tastes good

Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: LovelyLucretia on July 06, 2008, 10:35:47 PM
Wow that was a really strange dream I had and I really hope it wasn't trying to tell me something...I'd be creeped out.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on July 07, 2008, 06:52:03 AM
What a crazy dream ;-)  I was supposed to taking pictures of my desk to accompany an article but for some reason my room had grown to enormous proportions.  The desk was so far away across a monstrous expanse of blue carpet - mine isn't blue - that I was having to use a massive white barrelled telephoto lens -in the one metre class if not bigger - and two tripods.  One for the camera and the other to stabilise that monster lens.  I've no idea why I couldn't just get closer - my usual technique when taking photographs - but there was some good reason.

In the end I went outside, walked around the house, which seemed a perfectly normal size from outside, intending to take my pictures through the open window next to my desk.  Not the preferred angle, but, with a deadline looming, it seemed a reasonable compromise.

Upon sticking my head through the window I saw that the desk had moved across the vast room to other side, leaving me with exactly the same problem as before.

At his point a gentle tap on the shoulder distracted me  and there stood an old friend and lover wearing that familiar half smile.

"I'be been watching you faff around for the last half an hour.  What are you doing?"

I explained and she leaned in through the window - which incidentally was just a hole in the wall, no glass or frame, just a neat square hole.

"! see the problem," she said, "and I'm surprised you didn't realise I have the key.  Let's sit on the wall for a while and talk about it."

So we sat on the nearby wall in the sunshine - where I could keep an eye on my equipment and make sure no opportunist thief tried to stagger off with the monster lens - and chatted idly about the old days for a while.  Then I reminded her I had a job to do.

"Exactly.  That's the key you see." She answered gently and with something dangerously close to pity in her voice.  "You always have a job to do..."

And that was when I woke up.  If I see her today - always possible as she lives locally - it is going to feel rather odd.

I have a pretty good idea what the dream was all about but why she, in particular, should be the one to deliver the warning, I have no real idea.

Gyppo
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: ma100 on July 08, 2008, 12:38:25 AM
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I have a pretty good idea what the dream was all about but why she, in particular, should be the one to deliver the warning, I have no real idea.

Have you figured it out Gyppo? Perhaps you never will. ???

Why has my sleep pattern gone all out of wack again. >:(
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Wicked Redhead on July 08, 2008, 07:47:07 PM
Ma: You should try some sleepytime tea...that used to help me a bit. Good luck.  :-\

Today is a friggin beautiful day... ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: DwWin on July 10, 2008, 03:22:41 AM
Autopilot - toilet - shower - shave - dress - car - wake up
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Wicked Redhead on July 11, 2008, 01:03:21 AM
I sooo don't want to get up. THe puppy is still sleeping...
*shuts off alarm, goes back to sleep* lol
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on July 14, 2008, 09:37:44 PM
Good morning world ... back to normal today ... I hope.

Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Wicked Redhead on July 14, 2008, 10:08:05 PM
I wonder if Big T will be back today......

 ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Akeith (Gray) on July 14, 2008, 10:58:05 PM
"All's well that ends well"

...wait, I mean "All's well that begins well."

...hhmmm, the first one sounds better.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on July 17, 2008, 09:54:04 PM
Better start sorting things out, only two days before my departure

I've just checked out the voting for the Fantasy Comp and Poetry Challenge ... not too many voters in either category ... if you haven't voted ... go do it now! ... please ;)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Akeith (Gray) on July 17, 2008, 10:38:13 PM
He's back. Busy man is Mr. T. His world must really be yellow these days.

Hey Mr. T,

Will you still be in touch after you leave?

Gray
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Wicked Redhead on July 18, 2008, 12:10:17 AM
Yes T will you?

O and waking up i though...S**t she'll be here tomorrow!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Ninny on July 18, 2008, 02:37:57 AM
Where's our LouLous???   :'( :'( :'( :'(
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Spell Chick on July 18, 2008, 07:42:36 AM
God, it turns day early here. My head is still in a different time zone.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on July 19, 2008, 09:46:41 PM
My bags are packed, I'm ready ... I think

Catch up with you all once I've settled in.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Akeith (Gray) on July 19, 2008, 11:44:05 PM
May you have a safe trip, Mr. T.

Gray
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: ma100 on July 20, 2008, 02:30:58 AM
Take care T
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: sune on July 20, 2008, 02:53:08 AM
Hey, Big T...  :) :) ;D
Have I missed the Train..?  ??? :o
Where are you going..?
Where ever you go ..have a enjoyable, fun ride T...
GOOD LUCK!!! :)
sune
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Ninny on July 20, 2008, 03:31:49 AM
Is still where's our LouLous??? :'( :'( :'(
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Spell Chick on July 20, 2008, 01:02:05 PM
Driving around in the backwoods of South Carolina, USA I found a street named Big T.

I didn't know he was so famous.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on August 13, 2008, 08:20:54 AM
Driving around in the backwoods of South Carolina, USA I found a street named Big T.

I didn't know he was so famous.

So where's my photo?  :)

It's been a while since I penned a first thought ... had many of them believe me.
Now 3 weeks into the heat and humidity of Dubai. Amazing place, it has changed so much over the past 10 years that I haven't seen anything I recognise from before.
Jobs going okay, very busy, but that's to be expected.
Hope to pop in from time to time and catch up.
To all of you I have missed ... Hi and take care!  8)
T
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Wicked Redhead on August 13, 2008, 08:16:11 PM
Glad your from you big T. You made our days by popping in and saying Hi. Glad to hear you are well over there.  :)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Akeith (Gray) on August 13, 2008, 08:21:59 PM
Big T.

I think they may be Fed-Ex'ing the sign itself to your home in Thailand.  Do you think it will get pass customs?  ;)  :D  ;D

Glad you alive and well. And good to hear from you.

Gray
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on August 13, 2008, 08:44:34 PM
 >:( >:( >:(

I hate housework!!

But I looooooooove seeing Big T back.  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Brix on August 17, 2008, 02:46:14 PM
OH MY GAWD I"M HAPPY!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: McWawa on August 17, 2008, 04:09:31 PM
A pity that was a dream !
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on September 06, 2008, 07:28:28 AM
Thanks to fire-fly I received an invitation to the virtual party ... boy were you lot wiped out or what!  ;D

Nice to see familiar names ... and a lot of new ones ... a belated welcome to you all from me.
T
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on September 06, 2008, 07:35:06 AM
Hey T, welcome home.  :-* :-*

Have to give you kisses, they dont have hugs.  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on September 06, 2008, 07:45:08 AM
Kisses accepted!  :-*
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Kate B on September 06, 2008, 08:50:25 AM
first thought today was "I'm swapping this pesky kid for a hamster".
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on September 07, 2008, 11:35:12 PM
Thanks f-f and SPChick ... problem solved  :-*  :-*
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on September 08, 2008, 12:02:14 AM
Thats great T, but you could never be a problem.  :-*
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Annieashley on September 08, 2008, 01:07:00 AM
If I can go back to sleep, maybe I can catch the end of that delicious dream!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Lerwick Street on September 08, 2008, 04:58:39 AM
I think I have posted on here before and I don't want to dampen all you lovely happy early morning thoughts -but the fact that you are all so cheerful in the mornnigs gives me great hope and courage.
My partner is facing a court case in a few weeks time -something that has been hanging over our heads for nearly two years now, he got into a situation way over his head and did something very, very stupid and now he has to face the consequences and he knows that. His case is very very 'borderline' he might go to prison, he might not.
So, every morning my first thought as I look at him is: "Please, please, please don't send him to prison. I love him and need him and want to stand by him and support him and help him through this, but to do that I need to have him with me"
This thought has become my little mantra over the past two years.
Sorry to be so depressing on a Monday morning; not a great start to the week, but one day I'm sure I will wake up with another happy cheerful thought, and I will be straight on here to tell you all what it was!!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on September 08, 2008, 05:49:55 AM
Hi LS,
I haven't 'officially' welcomed you ... I guess this will have to suffice.  ;)

Sorry to hear about your dilemma, I hope things turn out alright for you and your partner. I recall when my son was locked up for 3 months while I struggled to prove his innocence ... at the time my world crashed ... looking back I am still bitter, but everything fell back into place. Yes, he was innocent, but over here they follow opposite principals to those we are used to.

I think what I'm trying to say is "This too shall pass" ... it's just a question of when.
My thoughts are with you.

Long ago I adopted a philosophy that, irrespective of how badly I felt on a particular day, I would always respond to a greeting with a smile and the words "I'm absolutely f***ing wonderful thank you". Before long I began to believe it ... and so did others. Don't worry about depressing us ... we can take it!  ;)

T
T
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Lerwick Street on September 08, 2008, 09:53:05 AM
Hello Big T,
Thank you so much for your kind words. I am going to try more and more to do what you say, tell people I am fine and see if it works! Yes we have certainly faced the 'guilty until proved innocent' approach over here too and usually I have to say from people who should know better, and that is so unfair. If you have been in a simliar situation with your son then I know that you can relate to my feelings of hopelessness and despair at times peppered with more positive feelings at other times. Such a roller coaster of emotions when it  is a loved one. Brings up so many issues, but I am writing about it which is helping.
Thank you once again for your support, and hey guess what? One of these days I am actually going to post some of my work on here! Promise!
Laura X
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Vienna on September 15, 2008, 07:22:41 AM


hmmm nt posted in this thread b4 but
my first thought of the day is the same every day............................

another day yessssssssssss someone has given me another day and it feels pretty good
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: CRN58 on September 15, 2008, 09:53:30 AM
OOF! Why does bella always have to jump on my chest to wake me up?
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on October 02, 2008, 12:28:49 AM
Good mornin' all ...

Popped in to answer a pm from Deb and check you guys out!

Miss Fire-fly now a Mod ... oh heck the blue stars suit her. Edit: Just noticed SPChick has been 'promoted too. Congrats to you both!

I have now moved out (of the hotel) into an apartment and started to really settle into the new job. I find my time is very limited ... most evenings have been spent house hunting, weekends trying to recharge life batteries. I think I'm over the hump! Need to sort out an internet connection in the flat. I have been (still am) missing my soujourns on MWC ... hope to get back onboard soon.

Meanwhile ... take care!
T
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Akeith (Gray) on October 02, 2008, 12:31:52 AM
Good to see you around here again. Hurry back, Mr. T.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on October 02, 2008, 03:32:55 AM
T, YOU'RE BACK...AGAIN.
[/b]

 :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: ma100 on October 02, 2008, 04:40:14 AM
TTTTTTT good to see you :-* :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on October 07, 2008, 11:40:23 PM
"This is bloody ridiculous!"

I was in bed just after 11pm, and by 4am this morning I was wide awake again.  Not just awake enough to roll over, look at the clock and think 'What?' but really wide awake.  So after reading for  awhile I've given up, pulled my jeans on, and I'm sat here with drink and a slice of toast.

I may well be asleep again by six, but for now I'm as bright-eyed and bushy tailed as a squirrel.  It's still pitch black outside, the moon having gone down long ago.  I'll probably open the windowa bit more in a moment.

Hey Ho!

Gyppo
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Cheryl M on January 10, 2009, 11:08:38 PM
I woke up this morning thinking about a character. I haven't done that in several months since I went on hiatus from writing. (Suffered from severe burn-out/depression toward the end of September last year)

It was the oddest feeling.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: good_stuff on January 11, 2009, 01:25:05 AM
i wake up in the morning, i think about "Wow what a dream i had" or "wow, what dream did i have!?"

 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on January 11, 2009, 09:40:45 AM
"Bugger!  My elastic band's broke again."

I was tangled up in my own hair because the elastic band had snapped.  I must have spun arounf a few times in the night and the hair was wrapped around my face.  Fortunately it doesn't happen all that often.

Gyppo
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Narnian Prince on January 11, 2009, 12:59:09 PM
"I definitely need to have a word with the person(s) who decided to hose down the walkway near our home.  Granted the 4 1/2 storey igloo taking up every square inch of their lawn and most of the driveway is impressive and one does see the reasoning for solidifying it by spraying it with water as the sub zero temps will make it like concrete but the walkway was unneccessary as it has made several yards of the street a virtual skating rink.  Mind you, seeing the cat lady from down the block go sailing with skirts akilter is more than worth it.  Now if only old man Hagman would drop his cane and venture off his front steps...."

It's -23C.  Trust me people, games are afoot today!  LOL!!!!   :D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on January 11, 2009, 02:00:49 PM
I'm sure I went to bed last night and forgot to sleep.  :'( :'(
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: good_stuff on January 11, 2009, 11:11:54 PM
hmm and how does one manage to forget to sleep Fire - fly!?   ;D ;D ;)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on January 12, 2009, 12:10:54 AM
 ;D ;D

Its a sad tale I know but nothing is impossible in the Land of Aus.  ;)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on January 12, 2009, 05:12:54 AM
Don't think I had one.  A completely thoughtless morning.  I woke up and the rain was lashing at my window, which was pretty thoughtless of it ;-)

Gyppo
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Narnian Prince on January 12, 2009, 05:56:09 AM
"What in heaven's name is Norikoann doing awake so early...?"  I'm concerned for her health.  :D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Nelodra on January 12, 2009, 06:05:51 AM
Bloody Hell!  >:(
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Rob Hopcott on January 12, 2009, 04:18:05 PM
If only I could have carried on dreaming ...

I wonder what was her name?

... and her friend's ...

Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: CaddyJ on January 12, 2009, 11:39:34 PM
I wonder if I'll see ole Rob again on the boards...  :D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on January 13, 2009, 06:02:30 AM
"What the hell am I laughing for?"

Presumably something in my dreams must have amused me - although I've no idea what - because I woke up chuckling away to myself.

Then I felt pissed off for a while because my conscious self had obviously missed the joke.  Bummer!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Narnian Prince on January 13, 2009, 06:03:24 AM
"What???  It's morning already?  Just five more minutes?  Please?"
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Spell Chick on January 13, 2009, 07:06:53 AM
I finally warmed up some time during the night. Wonderful.
Now I have to get up to the cold house. Not so wonderful.
There will be coffee. Wonderful.
Stale, left over coffee from yesterday. Not so Wonderful.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: GondorianPrincess on January 13, 2009, 11:54:01 AM
"What the hell am I listening to...????"

I usually sleep with the telly on, I don't know why, the quiet just makes me nervous for some odd reason. Anyway, yeah, sometimes I listen to the oddest things. *sigh*
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Spell Chick on January 14, 2009, 08:14:50 AM
A new day.
It's getting on toward sunrise.

Things to do today. I am going to actually be productive. Even if it kills me.

Funeral to be held in two days time.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on January 14, 2009, 05:52:21 PM
Sms from a great friend with leukemia and he is back in hospital but with his appendix this time. Gee I can't spell these medical words can I.  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Vienna on January 15, 2009, 04:58:44 AM


hey wow great another day has been given to me, deal with them carefully, days are soooooooooooo precious..........
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: DC on January 15, 2009, 05:07:56 AM
12:30 a.m., I've been in bed for fifteen hours now, I really should get up. Maybe go shopping; it really winds the guys up when I do that... ;D ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: ma100 on January 15, 2009, 05:14:37 AM
I am going to write 3000 uninterrupted words today if it kills me.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Narnian Prince on January 15, 2009, 07:05:42 AM
What in the world is my 10 year old daughter doing up, writing a short story at 4:30 in the morning???  It's not even for school!  It's "just something she likes to do"?
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Norikoann on January 15, 2009, 07:10:09 AM
Why did I decide to get up this early?
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Nelodra on January 15, 2009, 07:21:19 AM
need... to... go... pee...
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Narnian Prince on January 15, 2009, 07:45:20 AM
Why did I decide to get up this early?

Because you knew that I'd soon be back in the bra and you needed to snuggle again...?
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Norikoann on January 15, 2009, 07:46:54 AM
I think you meant bar  ;D
And yes, I need the snuggles.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Spell Chick on January 15, 2009, 07:54:38 AM
I will NOT get on MWC until after I get done with the elliptical, am showered, and dressed.

[I was here as soon as I fed the dog and got my first cup of coffee]
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: CarrieSheppard on January 15, 2009, 08:00:38 AM
I need to cut my toenails.  One of them snagged on the sheets all night.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on January 15, 2009, 10:12:11 AM
Ist time: 4am.  Damned knee.  My old arena 'war wound' woke me up.  Puffed up like a football.  I think I rolled over and banged it against the wall

2nd Time:  8am.  That's better, just a dull ache and hardly any swelling.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on January 15, 2009, 04:16:05 PM
All the good intent out the window, coffee, toast and computer, I NEED A SHOWER.  ;D ;D

Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: GondorianPrincess on January 15, 2009, 10:33:00 PM
I didn't actually think anything, it was more of a feeling.
My Mom got stressed and then she started nagging, yeah, that was the feeling I got when I woke up. *sigh*
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Narnian Prince on January 16, 2009, 06:07:00 AM
"Why is the Circle so empty this morning?  Was there yet another holiday announced that I missed?"
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Spell Chick on January 16, 2009, 07:13:27 AM
I only HAVE to get up at a specific time one day a week. So of course, this was the day I wanted to sleep in.
darn alarm clock
that was a close approximation.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: ma100 on January 16, 2009, 07:26:25 AM
Who nicked MWC ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Narnian Prince on January 16, 2009, 07:34:06 AM
Who nicked MWC ?  ;D

Nick Dawes?  LOL!!!  ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: DGSquared on January 23, 2009, 07:29:00 AM
Why am I up so early?
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Narnian Prince on January 23, 2009, 07:39:02 AM
It's Friday!  :D

Love to all the fine ladies here at the MWC Bar and greetings to all the gents!  :D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Nelodra on January 23, 2009, 08:00:08 AM
C-c-c-cold!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on January 23, 2009, 10:49:57 AM
My first thought:  "That bastard sure can kick!" closely followed by the realisation that although I'd been dreaming my left side really was aching as if someone had put the boot in.  Maybe I'd been lying on my fist or something, because it took several hours for the sore patch to wear away.

Lying there working it out I realised I had been dreaming about fighting.  Quite literally 'fighting in the streets'.  It was pre-election time and the BNP had put up a candidate.  The pre-canvassers who knock on the door and ask if you'd like to talk to the candidate had been around and already annoyed me, as do all of them irrespective of party.  I'd told them no, but the clown still knocked in my door, at which point it gets rather strange.

The candidate was wearing a mask - to protect his identity - and I suggested this wasn't a very good start to his campaign if he was already hiding from the voters.  One of his helpers grabbed me by the arm and told me this was 'No  way to talk to a great man who was laying his life on the line for his country'.  I shook his hand free, told them all to "Bugger Off!",  and then the fun started...

And it was fun - in the dream anyway, athough reality would have probably been pretty messy and nasty - because I was rolling around in the road outside, wrestling and punching away at the tall lanky one who'd grabbed my arm earlier and been ill-advised enough to try it again.  We were pretty evenly matched so neither of us gained any real advantage, although at one point I was banging his head against the road with great enthusiasm whilst an impatient bus driver was banging on his horn for us to get out of the way.  Other traffic was also piling up, and some people got out to watch and shout encouragement.

At this juncture we both stopped fighting by unspoken aggreement, sat up, flashed the driver a perfectly synchronised pair of V signs, and then went back to scrapping.  After a little more rolling and a few close-quarter elbow strikes the candidate finally decided to help his worker bee, by stepping into the road - still masked - and delivering a kick to my ribs which lifted me clear onto the pavement. 

The bus driver promptly drove over the other chap.

I'd love to know what happened next, but this was when the pain in my ribs finally woke me enough to stop the dreaming.

Gyppo   

Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Spell Chick on January 23, 2009, 03:18:47 PM
Gee
my morning started out really boring after all that.

Half awake
   snuggle some


fall back to sleep.

that's it.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on January 23, 2009, 05:54:25 PM
(Did you dream in colour Gyp?)

My first words were not as bad as my first thoughts so lets go with them.  ;D ;D

"Why the stuffing hell are you two dickheads making so much bloody noise??"

Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: GondorianPrincess on January 23, 2009, 06:06:41 PM
Who the heck is yelling at Mum at...eight in the bloody morning!!!!????
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on January 23, 2009, 08:18:24 PM
(Did you dream in colour Gyp?)


Yes, the ones I remember are usually in full technicolour.  The masked candidate was wearing a black mask - balaclava type - a brown leather jacket and light brown trousers.  The lanky bloke I was fighting was wearing various shades of blue, fairly nondescript.

If I see anyone dressed like either of them in the next few days I'll probably freak out.

Gyppo
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Nelodra on January 24, 2009, 05:09:51 AM
Peter's B-day.
Gotta fix him a nice breaky.

("Morning, sweetheart. Happy birthday."  :-* )
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Spell Chick on January 24, 2009, 05:59:34 AM
Good lord, my Dick is snoring loudly.

[so I got up. And then I come here and find out Nel is married to a Peter.

True story.
We were living in a neighborhood of very friendly families, all of us close to the same age. There were two Freds living on the street. The house right next to ours sold and a lovely couple moved in. They had one daughter a little younger than my younger son. The exact age of one of the Fred's daughters.

We were at a pool party (the neighborhood had a park area) and we had been drinking. My new neighbor kept calling my husband Fred. He didn't respond to that and so Debbie came to me and complained about my unfriendly husband. Since Dick isn't unfriendly, I didn't understand. Debbie called to him, yelling "FRED."

I told her his name was Dick and that's why he didn't respond to Fred. Helpfully, I suggested she "think body parts."

The day continued on, we picnicked and went thru a couple kegs of beer. At some point Debbie wanted to again talk to my husband and he was quite far away. She yelled "PETER." Right part, wrong name.

He was Peter Dick for the rest of the time we lived there.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Nelodra on January 24, 2009, 06:13:57 AM
Oh dear, oh dear! Patti, that's too funny!  ;D

Well, seems like I did marry my father after all, then.
My father's name is Dick.   ;)  :D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on January 24, 2009, 09:14:44 AM
My first thought today?

Why did I get a kitten?

That was as a result of her deciding I needed to get up an hour before I had planned.

She jumped on my pillow, walked back and forth around my head, stepping on my hair and pulling it in the process, purring to beat the band.

She would then disappear for a minute or two, giving me false hope, then return and do it all over again.

It was either wake up enough to fuss at her and put her off the bed - at which point I would be totally awake - or just give up and get up.

I did the latter.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Don on January 24, 2009, 09:26:32 AM
One side of my bed is too cold. *sigh*
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Spell Chick on January 24, 2009, 10:29:42 AM
One side of my bed is too cold. *sigh*

I guess that tells us how the hunt night at the bar went.
Sorry to hear that.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: GondorianPrincess on January 26, 2009, 12:49:52 PM
Caspian is HOOOOTTTTTT!!!!!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Norikoann on January 26, 2009, 02:02:27 PM
When will NP be on today?  I want to talk to him.

(Although I have to agree that Caspian is hot)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: GondorianPrincess on January 26, 2009, 02:08:05 PM
It must be that Scottsh accent. Somehow, when a dude has an accent and he's good looking to boot, sexy, is the word that comes to mind! *lol*. I was thinking of a poster just because I thought the actor was hot! *sniggers*
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: DGSquared on January 27, 2009, 03:28:30 AM
Where did the night go?  I need more sleep. Ugh. That's it. I'm firing my sandman.

Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: PretzelGirl on January 27, 2009, 04:20:51 AM
Why is my desk making rumbling noises...O, it's the alarm on my phone
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Narnian Prince on January 28, 2009, 07:08:26 AM
I'm so glad that mixture of sewage that was clogging my throat and nasal passages is finally done!  I've been wanting to breathe without a ventilator ever since I learned how to spell the word.  :)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on January 28, 2009, 09:46:17 AM
Shoot, I over slept. Got to let the dogs out!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: DC on January 28, 2009, 09:57:14 AM
'Oh shit...'
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on January 28, 2009, 02:45:01 PM
Wheres my sandman, come baaaack.  :'( :'(
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: GondorianPrincess on January 29, 2009, 03:07:33 PM
What was it agian....

Farther or furthest?????????
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Narnian Prince on January 31, 2009, 07:49:13 AM
Okay... let's see now... my  teeth are in my mouth (as opposed to gathering lint in an open shoe box in the closet), my glasses are in their proper place on my face (as opposed to being used as a reflective torture device for the hamster), the hearing aids are plugged in and working (as opposed to being used in some banal scientific experiment to conduct radio signals to other planets), my canes are beside my bed (as opposed to being strung along the shower rail)...okay Lord, I think I'm ready to face the day.

Oh wait!  Perhaps I should also switch on a light before getting out of bed.  I heard glass breaking in the night and the last time I stepped on something I spent several hours at the clinic getting tetanus boosters, a blood transfusion and being stitched in various unmentionable locations  while the house was being fumigated.  Granted, the wife and kids spent several weeks at the in-laws bringing about much peace and quiet but atrocity of the energy bill for a house that was supposed to be vacant still mystifies me.

Aww... forget it!  I'm going back to bed, Lord!  It's just not worth it any more! 
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: GondorianPrincess on January 31, 2009, 02:32:42 PM
OMG! I have no shirt on!!!

(my bro came into my bedroom, didn't knock and I was still sleeping. I am so glad that I like to cuddle my blankets! *lol*)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on January 31, 2009, 02:38:08 PM
Not the pager grrrrrrrrrr I'm sure I just got into bed.  :'( :'(
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Spell Chick on February 01, 2009, 07:57:26 AM
Off to see the babies today. Hooray.
Just me and three kids for an entire evening while the Birthday Boy celebrates turning 30.

Just me and three kids.
I may be too old for this.

I'll take pictures and tell them stories.
I hope I live.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Don on February 01, 2009, 08:09:12 AM
What the hell am I doing up at 6 a.m. on a Sunday?
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Spell Chick on February 01, 2009, 08:10:51 AM
What the hell am I doing up at 6 a.m. on a Sunday?

Apparently got to bed too early on Saturday.
Or, conversely, you brought home a live wire.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Don on February 01, 2009, 08:37:04 AM
Quote
Or, conversely, you brought home a live wire.

She's trying to impress me with her culinary skills. I can't remember when I bought those eggs.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Spell Chick on February 01, 2009, 08:45:37 AM
question: How do you like your eggs in the morning?
answer: Unfertilized.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on February 01, 2009, 09:31:13 AM
She's trying to impress me with her culinary skills. I can't remember when I bought those eggs.

Oh no, a DMB!  (Dedicated Morning Bustler.)

Gyppo
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Narnian Prince on February 01, 2009, 10:13:29 AM
The worst thing about waking up is knowing that now that I am awake, there are things to be done that I can no longer avoid.  And it brings me much sadness to know that, well within their rights, someone at the MWC is going to have me hung by the short and curlies for my nonsensical and destructive sentence structure.  LOL!!  :)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: GondorianPrincess on February 01, 2009, 10:24:09 AM
no! sheets! blankets! warmth!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on February 01, 2009, 02:43:59 PM
Too hot to work, too hot to play, too hot to sleep.

Might go to the pub. ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Azarafrouz on February 01, 2009, 03:41:27 PM
First thought....


MMMMMMmmmmmmhhhhhh....comfy...

snuggle, snuggle...

blankets good, pillow good....

roll over...



Chris
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Nelodra on February 01, 2009, 03:43:24 PM
OH sh*t! Visitors today!  :o
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on February 01, 2009, 07:38:39 PM
Bummer!  It's only half past midnight and I'm awake already.  Serves me right for falling asleep at about 9pm.  I wasn't planning on galling asleep then, just stretching our for a while to unkink my back.  It's cold, and I'll need to have a drink and a cup of something before I can get back to bed again.

I also need to go utside and put the bin by the kerbside for the lazy bin men who no longer step six feet off the alleyway (service road) to pick it up.  They tell me it's called efficiency ;-)  If I don't put it out tonight it will be another fortnight (that's two weeks for any of you heathens who don't know the terminilogy) before they get around to it.

Let's check the list and see which bin...  Ah, the black one, which they call grey.  As opposed to the green one for recyclables, which, amazingly enough, truly is green.  Half a mile away they also have a blue bin and a brown bin, giving them four different bin days to remember.  I'll swear th\t for some people bin management is  a hobby.

Gyppo
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Narnian Prince on February 02, 2009, 06:36:00 AM
MMMMMMmmmmmmhhhhhh....comfy...

snuggle, snuggle...

blankets good, pillow good....

roll over...


I echo that Azara, as the woman with me molds herself to become one with me... to hell with this day, I'm staying right where I am...

back to my nibbling on the nape of her neck.... :)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Vienna on February 02, 2009, 06:45:49 AM


why do people complain about waking up? what is wrong with waking up? My first thoughts of every day go out to those people who wanted to wake up and didn' t and those who wanted to get up but couldn't. Come on people please, you are alive.........get those arses out of bed in the morning the clock is ticking......don't waste what's left
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Narnian Prince on February 02, 2009, 06:49:20 AM
opens one eye and glares at Vienna, feels sorry for the lonely poor old sod and then considers throwing a large brick at him to put him out of his misery  :D

(sorry, Vi, I'm just far too comfortable here and couldn't  resist that... )  :D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Vienna on February 02, 2009, 06:56:51 AM


ah im not a lonely old sod np, the missus plays hell too when I start singing and whistlling first thing in the morning and has thrown many a thing in the general direction of my head.........thankfully not yet a brick...... ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on February 02, 2009, 10:05:34 AM
Why is the TV on?

I have a sleep mode on the remote that allows me to set it to turn off anywhere from 30 minutes to two hours after it is set. If I'm watching something in bed, I set the timer.

Apparently I didn't feel sleepy and didn't set the timer. Can't even remember now what I was watching.
 
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Spell Chick on February 02, 2009, 11:31:26 AM
First time I woke up.
     Awwww    the birthday boy and his wife are still sleeping on the couch in front of the now turned off TV and DVD player. It was good movie we were watching.

Next time.
     Oh, all is dark now. Birthday boy and his wife must have finally opened their bleary eyes and trundled off to bed.

Last time.
     Ah, daylight, sounds of coffee being made, small voices. Here grandbabies, come play with Nana.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: CarrieSheppard on February 02, 2009, 12:10:37 PM
BRRRRRRR!!!!!!

Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: GondorianPrincess on February 02, 2009, 12:15:18 PM
who the hell is screaming now??????
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on February 02, 2009, 03:52:11 PM
"Damn me, it's snowed."

There was a light dusting on the bins at 2-30am when I did Captain's rounds before going to bed properly, but during the night about four inches of light powdery snow fell.  Very pretty, especially on the trees with the sunlight glinting.

This only a light snowfall compared to the places where they measure it in feet, but we don't see it all that often in Southern England.  So we make the most of it whilst it's around.  Looking at the sky I wouldn't be surprised if we get some more tonight, after a fairly light but steady fall during most of the day.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: RandomAmber on February 02, 2009, 04:49:47 PM
Why am I in the bath...and where's my kidney?
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Azarafrouz on February 02, 2009, 06:52:30 PM
My poor swollen face...

A bad cold is like a hangover without the regrets of the night before to keep you warm...lol

Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Narnian Prince on February 03, 2009, 08:46:32 AM
I've heard of women hurling the morning after a good round of sex, but with as incredible as last night was why am I the one with a bad case of nausea this morning?  It couldn't be someone I ate, could it?    :o
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Spell Chick on February 03, 2009, 09:05:09 AM
I've heard of women hurling the morning after a good round of sex, but with as incredible as last night was why am I the one with a bad case of nausea this morning?  It couldn't be someone I ate, could it?    :o

NP, if after a night with you they are 'hurling' - you're doing it wrong.

first thought: too early, back to sleep

second first thought:  ah, morning is here. I see the light. Coffee, I need coffee.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Azarafrouz on February 03, 2009, 09:45:51 AM
yup...sniffle...face still full...

poor me...lol
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Narnian Prince on February 03, 2009, 10:03:00 AM
NP, if after a night with you they are 'hurling' - you're doing it wrong.

Thanks for this, Sp.  Can it be safely assumed then that because it is I, not her, who is losing last week's lunch this a.m., that she, not I, is the one not doing it right?

I think I'll go back to bed and start this day over...  ooooooohhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Narnian Prince on February 04, 2009, 07:01:36 AM
Ahhh... well rested, feeling much better (the selection was greatly improved), time to get up and get stuff done...there's the weather channel...  oh, lord!  -23C and more snow???  okay, that's it!  back under the blankets and forget the world until this ruddy winter is finally done with......
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Russell on February 04, 2009, 09:21:38 AM
The first thing I thought of when I woke up was 'I can't wait to start my work day so I can work through some of this backlog'

Here I am, some 5-6 hours later and I'm slowly working my way through it. Trying to keep my clients happy :-)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: GondorianPrincess on February 05, 2009, 11:38:00 AM
am I decent?
where the hell did Jack go?
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on February 05, 2009, 03:20:59 PM
I've heard of women hurling the morning after a good round of sex, but with as incredible as last night was why am I the one with a bad case of nausea this morning?  It couldn't be someone I ate, could it?    :o

Hey, Banarnian.

I've only just seen this.

If you're really close to your Missus it could be sympathetic morning sickness.  Not trying to frighten you or anything...

Gyppo
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Narnian Prince on February 06, 2009, 09:32:12 AM
If you're really close  to your Missus it could be sympathetic morning sickness.  Not trying to frighten you or anything...

Thanks for the input, Gyp.  Thankfully, the turmoil of the tummy (the current working title of a children's book I'm working on), is now over and done with.  As it happens the missus and I are closer than a lot of people are comfortable with at our age.  (We have teenage children who find it horrifyingly disgusting that anyone over 40 is still having extensive forays into sexual activity, especially and despite not being able to produce any more offspring.  LOL!!!)  Sadly, dear friend, the rabbit factory has been closed but it hasn't stopped our very human nature.  My experience a few days ago did give us much cause for mirth though.  Thanks for the help, pal!  :D   
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on February 06, 2009, 01:39:52 PM
Good man.  Use it or lose it ;-)  Kids are funny about stuff like that.

Gyppo
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on February 06, 2009, 01:40:19 PM
Four am does not constitute morning.  >:( >:(

Coffee will be my only saviour.  ;)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on February 06, 2009, 01:56:10 PM
Having a vision of FF as a Coffee Acolyte, prostrating herself on the floor, arms outstretched, worshipping a pot of coffee as it bubbles and seethes like some mythical cauldron, the rich aroma filling the air like incense.

Gyppo
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on February 06, 2009, 01:59:55 PM
 ;D ;D ;D ;D

Don't tease Gyp, I never realised your vision was quiet that good.  ;)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on February 06, 2009, 02:21:59 PM
Vision?  Or Astral Travelling?  You'll never know ;-)

Gyppo
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on February 06, 2009, 02:24:49 PM
pulls the blinds shut tight.

 ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Andrewf on February 06, 2009, 03:25:44 PM
"where's my arm?"


because i couldnt feel it. I had slept on it at a funny angle and it was numb to the shoulder....


Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: CarrieSheppard on February 06, 2009, 03:59:17 PM
It snowed again!!

Brrrrrrr.....

(this sounding familiar?_
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: twisted wheel on February 06, 2009, 04:12:58 PM
still tired
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: RandomAmber on February 06, 2009, 04:41:47 PM
it all a ****ing dream ******ks
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Narnian Prince on February 08, 2009, 10:32:00 AM
it all a ****ing dream ******ks

After last night, I couldn't think or say it any  better.  Thanks, Amber
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: RandomAmber on February 08, 2009, 11:45:46 PM
It's always the way, NP

Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: oliver on February 09, 2009, 12:15:44 AM
Hey Big T,

Long time no speak!! My fault for not being in the zone.

First thought this morning.........

'What's that in my eyes.' (the sun streaming through my bedroom window.)

Oliver
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: silver_feather on February 09, 2009, 12:17:52 AM
OMG!!!! :o I can only see outta one eye!!  The other is stuck together and I can't see!!!!!  This is going to be a bad typing day for sure lol :D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on February 09, 2009, 05:16:41 AM
Damn me!  This feels like a hangover, and me not having had an alcoholic drink for around thirty years.

Time to fling both windows open and let some fresh air in for a while, even though it's raining.

Gyppo
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Spell Chick on February 09, 2009, 06:02:39 AM
Ouch! Oh! Ouch! What happened? Ow.

I must have slept on my arm wrong and now my shoulder really, REALLY hurts.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on February 09, 2009, 09:41:34 AM
"What's that sound?"

After the kitten jumped around the bed, managing to draw me fully awake, I realized it was a gentle rain on the roof.

It has been so long.  :)

It's the kitten's first experience with rain and she's sitting near me, looking out the window, her attention focused on what's going on outside.

I wonder what she's thinking.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Writewayze on February 10, 2009, 05:44:30 AM

Blimey! I must have fallen asleep!  ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Narnian Prince on February 10, 2009, 06:10:12 AM
I HATE winter!

Oh, wait.  That's already been done.  Okay, I'm going back to bed.  As you were.  Carry on.  :)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Writewayze on February 10, 2009, 06:42:23 AM
I did remember I had a dream.. And I thought, 'When I next see the girl next door, if she blushes, I will believe in mutual dreaming!'
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Spell Chick on February 10, 2009, 07:42:02 AM
Ah, another day. Nothing to do.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: CarrieSheppard on February 10, 2009, 07:46:00 AM
Oh gawd, how's mother?  Why did she go out in the snow!?

Let's hope her newly broken wrist isn't giving her too much pain (alas, it was).

I would have LIKED my first thought to be today:

Ah, here I am on my luxury yatch and nothing to do but cruise this lovely blue ocean and drink tequila with that handsome young hunk I picked up in Barbados...

Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: silver_feather on February 10, 2009, 12:23:14 PM
OMG!!! :o It's not raining!!!!  :o::looking up into the sky:: (background daily news blarring)  :D Wake up L.A its the only day without rain this week so get out there and get all those chores done!!!!!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on February 10, 2009, 12:57:40 PM
"Hey, nothing hurts."  Knee still felt a bit stiff, when I moved it, but no pain.  Felt really odd for while ;-)

Gyppo
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Narnian Prince on February 10, 2009, 04:02:43 PM
"Hey, nothing hurts."  Knee still felt a bit stiff, when I moved it, but no pain.  Felt really odd for while ;-)

Now, listen carefully Gyp, old fellow...it's only a dream....you're really gong to regret it when you wake up proper... it's only a dream... RATFLMAO!!!!!!!!!!   :D

p.s.  Sorry, bud, simply couldn't  resist... :D 

Chris
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on February 10, 2009, 09:58:44 PM
That's what I thought as well, but if so I've been sleep all day.

No doubt I'll pay for it later.

Gyppo
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gayle on February 11, 2009, 12:29:45 AM
"I need to pee."

Don't you hate it when your bladder wakes you up 5 minutes before your alarm is due to go off. ::)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Writewayze on February 11, 2009, 02:29:41 AM
I hate it even worse when my bladder wakes me up 5 minutes after my dream about Angel Falls!  ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Narnian Prince on February 11, 2009, 06:09:08 AM
**groan** I've gotten so lazy the past few months (Been off for 4 1/2 months on injury time) and now work has called to inform me that they have some clerical work for me, starting today.  I'm going to miss the time that I've had in here and with some new friends that I've made.  I wish everyone well.  :)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on February 11, 2009, 06:17:08 AM
**groan** I've gotten so lazy the past few months (Been off for 4 1/2 months on injury time) and now work has called to inform me that they have some clerical work for me, starting today.  I'm going to miss the time that I've had in here and with some new friends that I've made.  I wish everyone well.  :)

Ha, the infamous 'light duties'.  It's quite a shock going back after a longish lay-off.

Best wishes,

Gyppo
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Narnian Prince on February 11, 2009, 06:21:28 AM
Thanks for that, Gyp.  I've gotten lazy in here and had too much fun.  :)

Chris 
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on February 11, 2009, 10:20:06 AM
Chris, it sounds like you'll be moving from one chair to another. Hope the new one fits.  :o
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: silver_feather on February 11, 2009, 03:02:51 PM
It's gonna be a rough one to start with but in the end the feeling of a great victory will change things forever! Everything you do then helps the wheel to continue to roll in the right direction seperating your emotions from what needs to be done.When two positive energies combine only good will come from the work that you do. Its not 'I' or 'me' it becomes US.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Narnian Prince on February 13, 2009, 07:25:43 AM
Chris, it sounds like you'll be moving from one chair to another. Hope the new one fits.   :o

Actually, it's more a matter of climbing down out of my ultra-comfy sky chair (http://www.skychair.com) and gettng used to one that feels more like it just came out of pottery kiln with spikes digging out of it at all sorts of odd angles.  Oh, my back!  :)

Thanks for the well wishes though! :)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: allyrose on February 13, 2009, 11:35:56 AM
Company's coming I better get my butt in gear.  Been away from MWC for months, glad to be back.
Hi to everyone who remembers me!!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on February 13, 2009, 04:12:32 PM
Its raining, cold and the perfect weather to sleep. So why am I awake?  ???

I remember you allyrose, glad to see you have returned to the fold.  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: silver_feather on February 13, 2009, 08:09:32 PM
Oh my electric blanket is keeping me so warm.  :D It's black and gloomy with rain outside, do I dare leave this safe little warm haven ?  Dang! :-\ There comes the kids lol....I jinxed myself with thoughts of being warm and alone and now I'll have to leave this warm haven to a bunch of snot monsters who can't go to school because they are sick!  :o All the more reason to stay in bed lol :D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Narnian Prince on February 14, 2009, 11:04:21 AM
My daughter has a strange habit lately of disgusting the old man enough to make him get out of bed to see what exactly she's up to....

This one is her latest exploit on the internet....

http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/reuters/090212/odds/odd_us_urine_drink_odd

I think I'm going to be ill....
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: silver_feather on February 14, 2009, 02:27:36 PM
Oh my!!!I would be ill for you too! It seems that life has taken many turns as the future comes to us one day at a time. After reading your post I don't think I can drink anything 'yellow' lmaooo
Sending you all my positive thoughts and wishes that this may not be so.
The first thought of my day was to sign in and see how everyone is doing and Prince's post made me forget lol....
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on February 14, 2009, 05:19:59 PM
I'm up, thats all.  ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Cathy C on February 14, 2009, 05:21:15 PM
I should never have got out of bed! :'(
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on February 14, 2009, 07:15:23 PM
My daughter has a strange habit lately of disgusting the old man enough to make him get out of bed to see what exactly she's up to....

This one is her latest exploit on the internet....

http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/reuters/090212/odds/odd_us_urine_drink_odd

I think I'm going to be ill....

I've always had my suspicions about Lucozade.  I think the Indians are way behind the Brits on this one.

Gyppo
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: silver_feather on February 14, 2009, 08:55:14 PM
lol as long as they are Indians...we have this thing about cowboys ya know lol
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on February 14, 2009, 09:51:02 PM
I have some on each side, so, even though divided, I still side with the Indians
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: DGSquared on February 16, 2009, 01:47:02 AM
Wow! ;D What a night. Is that the sun coming up? We better get some sleep before the kids wake up and want breakfast.

 
Company's coming I better get my butt in gear.  Been away from MWC for months, glad to be back.
Hi to everyone who remembers me!!

Hello Alley! How are you feeling these days? Great to see you again. :)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: DGSquared on February 16, 2009, 01:50:06 AM
I should never have got out of bed! :'(

Cathy! How's the chain mail holding up? That procrastination saying used to be on a homemade refrigerator magnet given to me by a friend.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: RandomAmber on February 16, 2009, 01:51:12 AM
first thought red
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on February 16, 2009, 06:42:05 PM
How the hell did I sleep until 11am?  (Waking up and finishing the book I was reading the night before is one thing.  But sleeping straight through like that makes me feel as if I've missed half of the day.)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on February 16, 2009, 06:43:38 PM
 ;D ;D ;D

I think you may have Gyp.

You must have needed it though mate, thats how I look at it when I sleep through.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on February 16, 2009, 06:58:28 PM
;D ;D ;D

I think you may have Gyp.

You must have needed it though mate, thats how I look at it when I sleep through.

True.  Until this evening I gave myself a day off (or what was left of it anyway) from the computer and went walkabout down town.  I actually saw some 'real life' people, and even spoke to one or two of them.  Sat in a cafe and had a meal.  Stuff like that.  Took some real money from the 'hole in the wall' machine, just so I could remember what it felt like.  Ordered a new cheque book, the absence of which was the real reason for drawing out cash.  Read my bank statement.  Smiled.  Read it again just to be sure.

It's good to visit the 'real world' occasionally.  Don't think I'd like to live there full-time though ;-)

Gyppo
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on February 16, 2009, 07:00:38 PM
 ;D ;D ;D ;D

Agreed.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on February 22, 2009, 10:20:54 AM
My first thought this morning was that I needed to take the newest member of my household out so she could relieve herself.  ;)

Two days ago I was given this little lady, a Chihuahua mix. She is a real love. But I can't let her out into the back yard yet. Letting her adjust to the cats indoors first. Plus, I discovered one of the reasons she may have been given away, she's in heat. Oh, the woman told me she hadn't been fixed - she just forgot to add that last little bit of info.

I don't care. She can stay indoors with the needed trips outside on a leash until later.

Another plus due to my new friend, as we stepped out the door I hear a bird calling. Beautiful clear notes cutting through the quite Sunday morning air.  Looking around, searching through all the bare tree limbs lifting toward the sky, I spotted him. A brilliant cardinal perched high in a tree across the street. He seemed to glow in the morning sun as his notes filled the air. Not sure if he was welcoming the morning or searching for a mate.

Maybe both.   
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Neil on February 22, 2009, 04:29:03 PM
I am a great believer in passing problems over to the subconcious (whenever she needed an idea for a book, Barbara Cartland always told herself she would have a new idea when she woke up.)

And before I went to bed, I did actually turn a writing problem over to my subconcious to see if I could come up with a suitable alternative.

So when I woke up, I remembered the problem I was trying to solve - and no solution had yet come to mind  :(

but, as I was getting dressed (and maybe had woken up more) the exact solution I needed did come.  :)

To some, this might all seem nonsense but turning problems over to your subconcious and then waiting for answers can be very effective and is well worth doing - or at least trying.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Narnian Prince on February 23, 2009, 09:21:02 AM
rewrite... I've always got to do a damned rewrite... why doesn't the world just accept my unholy word as gospel...?
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on February 23, 2009, 09:23:24 AM
NP:  Maybe there's a clue in the juxtaposition of those two words, unholy and gospel ;-)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Narnian Prince on February 23, 2009, 09:25:45 AM
... possibly.....just possibly.....or perhaps publishers and editors deserve a fate similar to most lawyers...?  :)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on February 23, 2009, 09:32:48 AM
... possibly.....just possibly.....or perhaps publishers and editors deserve a fate similar to most lawyers...?  :)

Wax dolls and long shiny pins are always worth a try...  Makes you feel better anyway.

Gyppo
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Narnian Prince on February 23, 2009, 09:36:12 AM
true indeed, friend... :)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: DGSquared on March 08, 2009, 10:14:19 PM
I am a great believer in passing problems over to the subconscious (whenever she needed an idea for a book, Barbara Cartland always told herself she would have a new idea when she woke up.)

And before I went to bed, I did actually turn a writing problem over to my subconscious to see if I could come up with a suitable alternative.

So when I woke up, I remembered the problem I was trying to solve - and no solution had yet come to mind  :(

but, as I was getting dressed (and maybe had woken up more) the exact solution I needed did come.  :)

To some, this might all seem nonsense but turning problems over to your subconscious and then waiting for answers can be very effective and is well worth doing - or at least trying.

I think, I thought I'd try this. I forgot. I will try to remember to think it again before I go to sleep tonight. Thanks Neil.


My first thought? I forgot that too. :-[ :-\ ::)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: allyrose on March 09, 2009, 12:36:10 PM
I'm sick to death of this cold weather.  It's -27 degrees here in Banff.  Hope Spring is just around the corner.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: oliver on March 10, 2009, 01:35:55 AM
I am and I'll be there shortly.

Hope Spring  ::)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: DGSquared on March 10, 2009, 01:47:23 AM
I wonder what Nick's Challenge will be today.  (It didn't take me long to find out.) ;)

Good luck to you all but I am wearing my chain-mail for these competitions. Where is Cathy, my happy, shining opponent? Hopefully polishing her own chain-mail. I don't want to be the only goof-ball around here in full medieval regalia.  8) ;D :D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Narnian Prince on March 10, 2009, 07:12:17 AM
I'm sick to death of this cold weather.  It's -27 degrees here in Banff.  Hope Spring is just around the corner.

I'm with yo on the sentiments, Ally.  However, here in Toronto, we've (finally?) managed to break out of the minus double digit temps and achieve the balmy bikini weather of -9 this morning.  Of course, having said that, it's supposed to drop again to minus 14 with a combo of sleet, snow and rain.  Can we spell YUCK?  :)

Never mind though... the fire in the MWC Bar is always nice and warm and there's always a drink and some snog on for you there, Ally.  Just tell Bones I sent you and that it's on me.  :)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: DGSquared on March 10, 2009, 01:50:59 PM
After all of these years, I'm still so much in love with that man. :-*
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: RandomAmber on March 10, 2009, 03:24:00 PM
I hate this day, it started ok then free fell into the mire.  Still back to writing I go and damn thier eyes...
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on March 10, 2009, 05:08:39 PM
Damn, have to babysit a sick kid.  ??? ???
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: ellie on March 10, 2009, 05:58:29 PM
Groan......Ive still got this flu............. :D

nite nite xx
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: RandomAmber on March 10, 2009, 06:11:42 PM
Get well soon
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on March 10, 2009, 09:00:41 PM
Five past midnight?  What the hell am I doing waking up at five past midnight?  I didn't even realise I'd gone to sleep.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: RandomAmber on March 10, 2009, 09:03:35 PM
Hello gyppo.

One of my thoughts today was that I thought I'd manage to get a lot mre writing done than I did...oh well an all nighter coming up it loooks like.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on March 10, 2009, 09:08:53 PM
Hello gyppo.

One of my thoughts today was that I thought I'd manage to get a lot mre writing done than I did...oh well an all nighter coming up it loooks like.

There will always be days like that.  As long as they don't string themselves together into 'a week like that' I can live with them.  Sometimes the answer is to just say 'Soddit' - other expletives are available, in varying strengths to suit the affliction - and do something else for a while.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: RandomAmber on March 10, 2009, 09:11:57 PM
Yep, I know what you mean.  I just got side tracked by some things I have to deal with.  Anyway ot helps that I have something to write. 
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Narnian Prince on March 11, 2009, 09:00:09 AM
Something special is going to happen today, I can feel it and it will make many people, including myself very happy indeed!  :)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: DGSquared on March 11, 2009, 05:21:45 PM
Ugh! It's 5:30 already!? No!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on March 11, 2009, 05:29:38 PM
The house is empty  ??? ??? ??? ??? I looooooooooooove it.  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Narnian Prince on March 12, 2009, 09:58:54 AM
YES!   (dances all around everyone with my happy dance!)  I knew it!  I was right!  I did get some great news yesterday and a lot of people benefitted.

Btw, need some company FF?  I can board a plane at a moment's notice you know...:)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: RandomAmber on March 12, 2009, 11:38:05 AM
Good for you NP

one of my thoughts today was 'Today I want the dragon'
don't ask
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: ellie on March 12, 2009, 01:19:01 PM
Get well soon

Thanks RA......first thought today..I feel bit better. Beautiful spring day here, sunny & warmer and the bulbs bursting....
drove into town and the daffodils were flowering along the hedgerows..lovely ;)
elliex

p.s. R A..whats that dragon you're wanting? ??? :D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: RandomAmber on March 12, 2009, 01:46:06 PM
The dragon thing just means that the things we deal with in life canmake us either crazy with worry or you can face the whatever Dragon you have have, today I decided that I want the dragon as in bring it on I can deal...if that answered the question...
I forgot a dragon can be something you need to get done as in your writing or that bookshelf that needs mending...
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: alienauthor on March 12, 2009, 02:09:30 PM
I hope I can get chapter 19 finished. Three days stagnant is too long!
wait, that's two thoughts isn't it!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on March 12, 2009, 05:53:47 PM
First thing, I had no thoughts i can recall.  Waking later in the day from my nightmare - described  in the MWC Bar - my first thought on seeing my undamaged room was " Stay calm.  You've dealt with worse than this."

Gyppo
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on March 12, 2009, 06:35:21 PM
Strike day today, how much fun is that.  ;D ;D

Soooo what happened Prince, spill.  ::) ::)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: DGSquared on October 02, 2009, 01:48:30 AM
 :) Resurrecting yet another topic to keep us...er me procrastinating.


My first thought today was straight to my severe abdominal pain. Must get relief. And I headed strait to the pain relievers then went back to bed.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Vienna on October 02, 2009, 06:12:33 AM


Sorry to hear that DG get well soon!

my first thought today.........yippeeeeeeeeeeee the weekend starts here...........
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: DGSquared on October 02, 2009, 06:34:16 AM
Thanks Vienna. It passes. Now I need to get to sleep so that I can have a new first thought.

Enjoy your weekend!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: alienauthor on October 02, 2009, 12:22:47 PM
uuuggghhhh!  Doctor's apppointment today. 8)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: DGSquared on October 03, 2009, 09:20:16 PM
I turned on the CD and was asleep before the thing started to play. ???  Feeling better today. Maybe I'm on my way out of this lousy funk I've been stuck in for so many weeks. I hope so.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on October 03, 2009, 09:34:56 PM
I'm still in late night mode rather than morning, so I can't be having first thoughts yet.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on October 04, 2009, 09:52:52 AM
:) Resurrecting yet another topic to keep us...er me procrastinating.


My first thought today was straight to my severe abdominal pain. Must get relief. And I headed strait to the pain relievers then went back to bed.

I hope all is well with you now DG  :-*

My first thought this morning (12 hours ago) ... Chinese beer goes through me like a dose of salts.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: ellie on October 04, 2009, 12:31:09 PM
My first thought was 'How did I get this swine 'flu?' (been in bed most of this week)

Wish you better Debbie xx
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Pocahontas on October 04, 2009, 04:24:45 PM
Will this dang grass ever stop growing this year???  I am talking about the kind that grows in your yard and has to be mowed!!   ;D  Hope you feel better real soon, Ellie.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: alienauthor on October 04, 2009, 06:47:18 PM
I really like my new comforter. 8)


Sorry about the flu ellie, hope you get well soon!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: DGSquared on October 05, 2009, 12:39:29 AM
Thanks for the well wishes  big T and Ellie.  :) I am all better. Only lasted two days.

*Waves to Big T*  Hi Stranger!  :)

Ellie, the Swine Flu?  :(  I hope you recover fully, very soon.  :) Take your vitamins and drink your tea. If your doctor says it's okay, mega dose (maximum recommend dosage) on vitamin, C, D, echinachea, probiotics and increase your zinc. Okay, I'm done mothering.  ;) Take of yourself. Here is a link to a site with some good information. http://www.raysahelian.com/immune.html (http://www.raysahelian.com/immune.html) I'm not vouching for this doctor's products but he has researched based information that may be helpful to you. And another: http://healthfieldmedicare.suite101.com/article.cfm/supplements_to_boost_the_immune_system (http://healthfieldmedicare.suite101.com/article.cfm/supplements_to_boost_the_immune_system) <-These guys are hiring writers too.


My first thought as the alarm was going off at 7:00 am was, why did I agree to this eight mile hike? I wanna stay in bed.

*Did the hike anyway. 8)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: alienauthor on October 05, 2009, 05:44:04 PM
Honey, would you please release your grasp on my neck?  ( apparently the wife was dreaming something vengeful,...I did nothing!) 8)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on October 06, 2009, 10:47:37 AM
Honey, would you please release your grasp on my neck?  ( apparently the wife was dreaming something vengeful,...I did nothing!) 8)

I dread to think what would happen if you do something  :D

My first thought ... Eddy has his operation today, must call later.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: alienauthor on October 06, 2009, 04:02:13 PM
So much to do today!  Finalizations before surgery tomorrow. (wait, that's two, oh well, call it a compound thought; that or I have MPD!) 8)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: ellie on October 06, 2009, 04:30:28 PM
First thought this morning was what nice folk you are here....feeling bit better today apart from cough.

love from me XX
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on October 06, 2009, 04:55:24 PM
First thought this morning was what nice folk you are here....feeling bit better today apart from cough.

love from me XX

Glad to hear you've perked up a bit.  Was it really Swine flu, or just a nasty lurgi?

Gyppo
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on October 08, 2009, 03:19:47 AM
Nobody should have to get up at 4am!!!! :'( :'(
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: ma100 on October 08, 2009, 03:48:57 AM
Come hell or high water, I will write something today.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on October 08, 2009, 05:58:13 AM
Bugger.  It still hurts.

(I've been suffering a bit the the last few days - just a bit - from my occasional gout.  By bedtime it had suddenly flared up, which is quite often a sign that it's on the way out until next time.  So I took the painkillers and went to sleep, hoping it would be gone in the morning.  Sometimes it does this, peaks and then vanishes. But no, it's still dragging on so it looks like the other scenario this time, a two or three day build up and then an equally long slow fade out.

It's a bummer, but it won't kill me.)

Gyppo
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: ellie on October 08, 2009, 05:26:49 PM
Wish you better Gxx
Doctor diagnosed me with swine 'flu.....
first thought today was 'What a beautiful sunny day'...and tho I feel a little weak, I managed a little walk up the lane and watched the bunnies at play ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: alienauthor on October 08, 2009, 10:45:58 PM
Where the hell is the percocet! 8)  (On the bright side, the surgery went well!)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on October 09, 2009, 06:04:37 AM
I. Want. To. Sleep.

Gerroff, you bloody bastard! (stupid cats  ::) )

Give them a shock with Firefly's Kitty Launcher...

http://www.funny-games.biz/kitten-cannon.html

=====

A little sequence which spanned from about 4 am until 6-30 am.

First thought:  Why is it still dark?

Second thought:  Why is it still still dark?

Third thought:  What!  Still bloody dark?

Fourth thought:  If it's still dark next time I wake I'm getting up anyway.

Fifth thought:  Bloody daylight, I'm going back to sleep.

Gyppo
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: alienauthor on October 09, 2009, 11:01:07 AM
Holy crap how much bigger can my leg swell! 8)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: ellie on October 09, 2009, 05:48:11 PM
Holy crap how much bigger can my leg swell! 8)

wish you better AA.... :-* xx

my first thought today was 'oh lord its 7 am..Im going back to sleep'    zzzzzzzz
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: journolady on October 10, 2009, 02:54:54 AM
Got a back ache, let me sleep a little more.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Vienna on October 10, 2009, 03:09:23 AM


better get up it's my Saturday morning at work..............
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: pencil on October 10, 2009, 03:11:04 AM
is it day already? 
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on October 10, 2009, 04:27:48 AM
"Dust coloured carpets.  That's the answer.  Reduce the need for housework."

Gyppo
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: ma100 on October 10, 2009, 05:03:52 AM
Who nicked the night, I still want to sleep. :'( :'(
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on October 10, 2009, 06:59:42 PM
I am not getting out of bed on a Sunday, this jolly well early!!!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: alienauthor on October 12, 2009, 10:02:02 AM
Owww f*&k, HONEY!  PERCOCET NOW!  Bloody hell!  I have phsyical therapy today! :'(



(yeah, I know, it's a little graphic, but so is my life right now.)  8)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on October 12, 2009, 12:33:03 PM
Still coughing well, but not the deep chest rattling one any more.  Things must be looking up.  But why is it only 5-30 am?
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on October 12, 2009, 05:27:20 PM
Himself has a tummy bug, hope he does not share.  >:(
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on October 15, 2009, 10:09:04 AM
Don't do that ... go take a cold shower   ::)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: alienauthor on October 15, 2009, 10:15:00 AM
Physical therapy again, ugh! 8)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on October 16, 2009, 10:25:40 AM
T.G.I.F.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Spell Chick on October 17, 2009, 01:53:12 PM
Once again, too late in the day when I got here.

But if I remember correctly, it was something along the lines of ... it's chilly in here, I should shut the windows.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: alienauthor on October 17, 2009, 03:08:06 PM
Finally some decent rest! 8)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: undeadpetals on October 17, 2009, 07:39:35 PM
I've got to finish that essay, or else I am a failure for life. ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: ma100 on October 17, 2009, 09:17:25 PM
I can't sleep, so I might as well get up. :(
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gayle on October 18, 2009, 12:39:49 PM
"My lips are dry. I guess that means I still can't breathe through my nose."

I've been battling a nasty cold for the last week.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: undeadpetals on October 19, 2009, 06:22:20 PM
I woke up berry late.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: alienauthor on October 19, 2009, 09:14:36 PM
Monday again? 8)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: noelgama on October 20, 2009, 01:19:25 AM
"Now for that big cup of tea!"
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: alienauthor on October 20, 2009, 01:09:26 PM
Oh beautiful sunshine! 8)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on October 21, 2009, 05:24:06 AM
Wee haw, we take the van in today for a rego check and have the brakes and bearings checked, its nearly time to hit the road again.   ;D ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Mark H on October 21, 2009, 05:57:09 AM
Were did I leave my SHOES!
http://www.mywriterscircle.com/index.php?topic=23748.0
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on October 21, 2009, 01:06:05 PM
Shite! Is that a mosquito I hear?  :o  >:(

No it's Mark's shoes, humming quietly to themselves in the porch ;-)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Mark H on October 21, 2009, 04:02:23 PM
Leah, All I have to say to you is ... CLOGS.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: alienauthor on October 21, 2009, 05:00:03 PM
Eventually I have to stop procrastinating,...I just have such a hard time being a quitter! :o
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: AliceBliss on October 22, 2009, 10:51:46 AM
My first thought?  Will someone tell the dogs to quit grumping (growling) at each other?  My second thought is, if I actually get up, I might have to do something today!  Yikes!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on October 22, 2009, 01:27:38 PM
Bugger!
Have to start looking for a new job.  :(
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Pocahontas on October 22, 2009, 01:42:36 PM
That reality must take the 'yellow' right out of your day!   :( :(
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on October 22, 2009, 01:47:53 PM
That reality must take the 'yellow' right out of your day!   :( :(

NEVER ...  yellow is mine ... forever!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: ma100 on October 22, 2009, 01:49:00 PM
Whose yellow :o :o :o ::)

Sorry about the job T :-*
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on October 22, 2009, 01:53:57 PM
Whose yellow :o :o :o ::)

Sorry about the job T :-*

Gotta admit ma ... mine is brighter!   :-*
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: ma100 on October 22, 2009, 01:56:11 PM
But mine is prettier. ::)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on October 22, 2009, 02:01:45 PM
But mine is prettier. ::)

Pretty !!!  That's not in (my) vocabulary   ;D

But you can try I guess.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: ma100 on October 22, 2009, 02:08:33 PM
Sharp, sparkly and sophisticated. :P ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: DGSquared on October 22, 2009, 03:02:39 PM
I think I can, I think can...

*note to self* Toxins kill! Especially the metaphoric ones.

Why is it when one is feeling down, it is referred to as being blue? I don't think of blue as depressing. I rather find blue to be tranquil, inspiring, engaging, and full of life. I cannot associate a color with depression. All colors have merit.

Waking up and trying to shake off the fog that has shrouded my vision.

Oh!

I guess it helps to take the bucket off of my head. ::)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: alienauthor on October 22, 2009, 05:00:46 PM
Did I really write that?  8) ( a metaphorical story from last night)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: undeadpetals on October 22, 2009, 10:10:33 PM
Someone in the world hates me for sleeping 10 minutes more.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: PeggyNolan on October 23, 2009, 12:31:21 PM
It's that time again?

Seriously, I don't remember my first thought this morning...it's been too long since I woke up and I'm suffering from CRS today...

Oh well...
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: undeadpetals on October 23, 2009, 06:00:17 PM
I don't deserve to live in this beautiful place! ( ::))
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on October 24, 2009, 05:02:01 AM
'They were right.'  They being the weathermen who had predicted a wet and windy morning.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: DGSquared on October 24, 2009, 07:00:02 AM
I had a good thought - but then I changed my mind.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: undeadpetals on October 25, 2009, 06:04:40 PM
I can't remember. :'(  lol
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: DGSquared on October 26, 2009, 06:48:56 PM
Coffee, lunches - make coffee lunches? Wake up and make the kid's lunches - then get your coffee.

Still wondering what I put in those lunches...
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: herron on October 26, 2009, 07:32:28 PM
Another Monday!  (groan)  ::)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: sliver of a shard on October 27, 2009, 02:21:18 PM
It's a coffee and hot tea day; steadily raining and cold here.  ;)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: alienauthor on October 27, 2009, 04:53:40 PM
Caffiene, nicotine, and medication.  Not neccisarily in that order.  My physical therapist is a masichist! 8)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: mistywrites on October 28, 2009, 12:15:24 AM
Did I just hear my kid crying?
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Spell Chick on October 28, 2009, 08:01:40 AM
Why am I up so early.... go back to sleep (repeat for an hour)

give up and get out of bed.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: DGSquared on October 28, 2009, 03:55:47 PM
I can move today! Minimal pain. Hurray!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: herron on October 28, 2009, 04:36:51 PM
Allergy shots.  Again.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on October 28, 2009, 06:28:05 PM
Great day, might go for a walk and do house work................nah, don't wanna get too keen.  :D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: alienauthor on October 28, 2009, 06:42:21 PM
Sunlight, sunlight!  I don't need no stinkin' sunlight! 8)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: undeadpetals on October 30, 2009, 04:07:01 PM
It is the day before Halloween!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on October 30, 2009, 08:32:23 PM
Whoops, I slept in.  ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: DGSquared on October 31, 2009, 05:06:36 PM
I was actually dreaming a real dream...wish I could remember it.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Pocahontas on November 02, 2009, 08:57:22 AM
Before I open the blinds to have a look---'Dear Lord, I hope all the leaves left in the yard have blown into the neighbors overnight!  I would hate to have to spend another 4 hours today sweeping and burning leaves!!  Amen.'

I took a look---'Ah RATS!!!  I think the neighbors' leaves blew into OUR yard overnight!!!   :( :o :'( 
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on November 02, 2009, 09:01:45 AM
Get your brush out T ya got work to do  :-*

First thought ... interview at 15:00 ... casual smart or just plain casual? ... ain't got a suit here.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: DGSquared on November 02, 2009, 11:39:23 AM
Wide awake at 6:00 am. Ah, yes....daylight savings. Dark early- :(
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: herron on November 02, 2009, 02:55:59 PM
Insomnia sure makes the morning take a long time to get here.  :-[
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on November 02, 2009, 03:48:26 PM
Two hours sleep isn't enough.  See you again later.

2nd thought, a few hours later...  "If I'm going to stay up late typing I may have to switch to being a night person for the rest of November."
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: alienauthor on November 02, 2009, 06:45:21 PM
Oh beautiful sleep, why must you keep evading me? 8)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Vienna on November 03, 2009, 02:41:37 AM


oh bloody hell, November 3rd, 6.15 am and its bloody snowing!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on November 03, 2009, 10:01:08 AM
Where did I leave Sam and Evan last night?  (NANO characters.)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: alienauthor on November 03, 2009, 03:02:55 PM
Wow!  I actually slept!  Did I, yes, I actually caught up on my Nano yesterday!  Woo hoo! 8)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: emma112 on November 03, 2009, 03:17:30 PM
Ugh, it's too early!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: DGSquared on November 04, 2009, 04:35:33 PM
What the heck did that dream mean?  ??? :-\ Good thing I'll forget it before I remember to write it down.  :P Now, what was I talking about?
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: alienauthor on November 04, 2009, 08:01:57 PM
Eight A.M., it's too early for NaNo.  What trouble can I get into? 8)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: DGSquared on November 05, 2009, 12:48:49 PM
How sweet of him to call me personally to wake me up and make sure I don't sleep through the alarm.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: eric on November 05, 2009, 01:19:54 PM
WOULD YOU SHUT UP?  I'll let you out in a minute.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: DGSquared on November 05, 2009, 01:48:34 PM
WOULD YOU SHUT UP?  I'll let you out in a minute.
Heh heh heehee. I was going to have some fun with this Eric...enouigh said. ;D ;) :P :-*
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: alienauthor on November 05, 2009, 08:59:10 PM
I'm gonna kill someone!  Don't f*&king text me at 7:30 am!  I don't go to bed until 2-4 am. 8)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: DGSquared on November 05, 2009, 10:06:54 PM
It wasn't me. ;)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: emma112 on November 06, 2009, 10:19:27 AM
Aw, what a sweet dream I had of my boyfriend... :)

And... Yay, it's Friday! ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Vienna on November 06, 2009, 10:21:34 AM


yessssssssss it's Friday, the weekend starts!! budgies shut the f**k up!!!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on November 06, 2009, 04:54:05 PM
When did that happen? ? ?
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on November 06, 2009, 06:14:33 PM
"Shite."  Breaking in through the security fence to rescue Allison's Mini was fun, but that pulled muscle damned well stings when I roll over.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: DGSquared on November 07, 2009, 02:32:05 AM
Searching, searching...what am I searching for?
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on November 07, 2009, 05:20:03 PM
I really should still be asleep.  ???
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: herron on November 07, 2009, 10:06:48 PM
It's the weekend, right?   ::) 8)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: DGSquared on November 08, 2009, 03:14:49 PM
I was not thinking that thought! Wish it to the corn fields.
Whew!

Last night made for a happy morning.

Ding! Ding! Ding! Hello world! I'm smiling today. ;)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: alienauthor on November 08, 2009, 08:49:08 PM
She forgot to set the clock and now i get to miss church.  ;D Oh darn! 8)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: DGSquared on November 09, 2009, 02:28:02 AM
I had a dream about you.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on November 09, 2009, 11:16:21 AM
I've been waiting since last Wednesday for a new work contract ... >:(
first thought...

when are those bu**ers going to get their fingers out of their r sends?
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: emma112 on November 09, 2009, 12:09:34 PM
I am so nice and warm... Why do I have to get up, when I am so nice and warm...?
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: herron on November 09, 2009, 12:10:52 PM
Nice and warm here, too.  Oh, wait!  I'm in Florida with the grandkids!  ;)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: sanibel on November 10, 2009, 10:20:19 AM

Well.....for the first time in a while it wasn't Oh crap!

Sanibel
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: DGSquared on November 10, 2009, 01:26:09 PM
Another day, another chance to change the world!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: alienauthor on November 10, 2009, 07:09:01 PM
I hope today goes as well as yesterday!   8)



A dream about me??
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: alienauthor on November 12, 2009, 11:22:45 AM
I wonder if the new picture is up yet? 8)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: herron on November 12, 2009, 11:26:14 AM
Quiet this morning. Wonderful!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: DGSquared on November 12, 2009, 02:54:03 PM
I hope my the caption contest gets lots of entries and is a smashing success. ::) ;D ;) 8)

http://www.mywriterscircle.com/index.php?topic=24424.msg394145#new (http://www.mywriterscircle.com/index.php?topic=24424.msg394145#new)

Hope everyone supports the other contests too. ;D 8)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: alienauthor on November 13, 2009, 04:47:58 PM
More babysitting?  How the hell am I supposed to get my Nano done?  Still, he's cute, that one. 8)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: angelou on November 14, 2009, 11:27:52 AM
Hungry...but tired. Hungry, ... but tired.
*falls back onto pillows, sleeps for another half hour, wakes up*
Hungry, ... but tired.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on November 14, 2009, 03:48:08 PM
This is why I don't babysit.  :(
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: alienauthor on November 15, 2009, 04:31:15 PM
Do I smell hot buns?
Yum!


Mine was similar, but different.

Do I feel warm buns?  Yum!8) (snuggles next to the wifey)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: TaraLC on November 15, 2009, 04:32:48 PM
Crap! I slept wrong again, my neck is killing me!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: herron on November 15, 2009, 08:06:23 PM
Grandkid's giant birthday party  ... no wait, that was yesterday!  Peace and quiet today.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on November 15, 2009, 08:58:55 PM
I wish someone would answer that bloody phone......Ok I will............holy guacamole I'm laaaaaaaaate.   ??? ???
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: TaraLC on November 16, 2009, 08:10:40 AM
I hate having to get up to cut hubby's hair right out of bed. Why do I have to get up?
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: rokerman on November 16, 2009, 08:36:44 AM
My first day unemployed ...my first thought how today sure will be different to last monday
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: alienauthor on November 17, 2009, 02:57:09 PM
Did I write that much crap yesterday, editing's gonna be a challenge. 8)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: rokerman on November 19, 2009, 02:34:18 AM
more wind....more rain
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Vienna on November 19, 2009, 07:42:43 AM


I need a pee ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: TaraLC on November 19, 2009, 08:11:37 AM
I really need to change the alarm on my phone..I'm so not digging the crickets!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on November 19, 2009, 09:56:03 AM
No going to work today. Now to get myself working on my NaNo.

But, the grass needs cutting, the kitchen could stand some cleaning, there is laundry waiting to be tended to.

Me thinks they will still be waiting later, much later.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: herron on November 19, 2009, 11:06:24 AM
Last full day in Florida with the grandkids. sigh  :'(
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: alienauthor on November 19, 2009, 11:09:33 PM
Why am I in the bed alone?  ( she'd gone for breakfast) 8)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Vienna on November 20, 2009, 03:32:39 AM


ahhhhhhhh TGIF
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: herron on November 20, 2009, 10:13:21 AM
Have to go home and leave the grandkids.   :'(
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: TaraLC on November 20, 2009, 11:57:14 AM
"what's my first thought today?"
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: rokerman on November 21, 2009, 05:31:04 AM
i hope the tv recording worked
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Vienna on November 21, 2009, 06:09:35 AM


I hope sunderland lose ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Nordy on November 21, 2009, 06:36:06 AM
How many gins did I have? Water.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: TaraLC on November 21, 2009, 07:09:40 AM
Uggh... it's Saturday, it's 5:15 and I'm tired of everything in life evolving around hubby's schedule. Can you say "bubble"
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: DGSquared on November 21, 2009, 05:00:26 PM
I really miss my mom.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: alienauthor on November 21, 2009, 05:58:08 PM
Time to write, I've almost got it figured out. 8)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: rokerman on November 21, 2009, 11:31:17 PM
the wind sure is strong
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: undeadpetals on November 21, 2009, 11:42:13 PM
I am destined to be unmotivated sometimes throughout my life.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: herron on November 22, 2009, 08:55:44 PM
I really miss my mom.
And I really miss my Dad. He passed away July 7. He was my favorite critic.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: rokerman on November 23, 2009, 02:26:33 AM
monday without work sure is strange
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: DGSquared on November 23, 2009, 06:44:01 AM


If I stay here with my head under the pillow, will it all go away?
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Vienna on November 23, 2009, 07:03:10 AM


what a wonderful day  this really is! Despite the rain.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Spell Chick on November 23, 2009, 07:45:47 AM
I wonder if it will be fixed yet ... and it was .... ahhhh
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on November 23, 2009, 05:37:06 PM
Somebody really needs to put their clothes back on.  :o
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: rokerman on November 23, 2009, 11:29:28 PM
why is my back hurting so much
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: silverhearts7 on November 24, 2009, 04:39:09 PM
Man!  I forgot I have to take (my son) to school this morning... I could've slept in!  (I normally have to be at work long before they go to school)

Laura
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: alienauthor on November 25, 2009, 12:19:34 AM

If I stay here with my head under the pillow, will it all go away?


Makes me wonder why you want to lose your head. ???


My first thought; What the hell is that noise protruding from my wife?  Thankfully it was a snore. 8)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Spell Chick on November 25, 2009, 10:00:48 AM
No alarm today, I can sleep more. Yes. More. Sleep.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: pb on November 25, 2009, 12:23:59 PM
hmmm, wonder what happened today in history..?




i went to see the mousetrap by agatha christie when i lived in London. i will now give MWC an exclusive critique.

Shite.

You could see the ending from a mile away. And that's not coz i was in the cheap seats.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: alienauthor on November 25, 2009, 02:46:19 PM
Physical therapy day!  Woo hoo!  That was sarcasm all the way. 8)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: DGSquared on November 29, 2009, 05:04:09 AM

Must post that Caption Challenge Poll and I need entrants for the Flash Fiction Challenge (http://www.mywriterscircle.com/index.php?topic=2h). <--Click there. ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: herron on November 29, 2009, 11:13:50 AM
Was wondering if that Caption Challenge Poll had been posted yet?

 ;)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: ellie on November 29, 2009, 05:59:14 PM
I thought 'oh its Sunday'..so I turned over and went back to sleep..... :P
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: herron on November 30, 2009, 10:46:41 PM
Stopped raining ... put up Christmas lights outside.   :-\
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Vienna on December 01, 2009, 03:18:49 AM


it's bloody dark, what's the time?
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: sanibel on December 02, 2009, 02:24:14 PM


Mouth like the bottom of a bird cage, throbbing head, and I still haven't won the lottery.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: undeadpetals on December 08, 2009, 01:00:53 AM
I love sleeping soooo much! ???
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Spell Chick on December 08, 2009, 08:05:10 AM
Race, race, race ... still so many things to get done. I need to stop wasting time sleeping. Up! Up! get busy, the day is slipping away.


and how is that for just pitiful.  >:( >:(
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on December 08, 2009, 08:33:40 AM
Why did I wake so early this morning?
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on December 08, 2009, 04:16:26 PM
Its too early to walk.  :(

The more I walk, the less ass is following me so I know I can, I know I can......  :D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on December 09, 2009, 01:18:50 AM
Only 2 more early mornings and I'm on holiday.  ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Vienna on December 09, 2009, 03:23:52 AM

hmmmmm the muezzin is quiet this morning, ah yeah I'm back in vienna
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Azarafrouz on December 09, 2009, 07:12:39 AM
Coffee...please...

*OUCH

who put that shoe there...oh...its mine...coffee...please
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Spell Chick on December 09, 2009, 08:25:38 AM
Oh, my. I slept in. Wonderful. Now coffee and then the whole day stretches before me. Things to do, but no time constraints.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Genesis_Gurren on December 14, 2009, 10:06:27 AM
My bro is playing the only computer in the house. It is school holiday but nothing to do. So boring...
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Vienna on December 14, 2009, 10:08:41 AM
not long until christmas, better start thinking about getting presents...................
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on December 14, 2009, 03:23:41 PM
Up outa bed now, didn't even know I had slept.  ???
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on December 14, 2009, 04:40:50 PM
Hey, my ankle's moving again instead of being a solid lump of misery.  Didn't wake up in the night for a painkiller either.  Maybe we're on the upswing again.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Spell Chick on December 15, 2009, 07:10:04 AM
Might as well get up; I'm not sleeping any more.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: ellie on December 15, 2009, 05:11:20 PM
My first thought today was 'thank God its not raining'! ;D

It peed down all day yesterday here in the Linc Wolds....I didn't get a walk and that made me very fedup :(
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on December 16, 2009, 05:57:57 AM
If I put landmines along the access road it might make the contractors wait until daylight before driving a soddin' great backhoe past the side of my house.  The noise would still wake me, but it would be noise, not theirs ;-)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Vienna on December 16, 2009, 06:11:06 AM


bloody hell its as cold as a witch's tit today
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fleur on December 16, 2009, 09:19:09 AM
I'll have another 10 minutes: I can't face the cold yet.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Spell Chick on December 16, 2009, 09:57:38 AM
Oh look how light it is over there at the window. Oh look, over here at the clock. I slept in. On my day off, I slept in. Cherish the thought.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on December 16, 2009, 11:05:37 AM

bloody hell its as cold as a witch's tit today

Well, I can't speak for all witches, but some of them have a distinctly 'warm front' ;-) 
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Vienna on December 17, 2009, 04:03:38 AM
I must have met some evil witches then gyppo lad  ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: zelda75231 on December 17, 2009, 06:39:00 AM
still alive.
thank you lord for allowing me to wake up this morning.
 :'(
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Spell Chick on December 17, 2009, 07:13:41 AM
Ahh, actually feel refreshed rather than worn out ... nice way to start a day.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: ad.queen85 on December 17, 2009, 12:43:42 PM
my first thought was - i know that am going to get a great job soon !!


AD.Queen
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Spell Chick on December 18, 2009, 02:46:02 PM
I woke to the alarm this morning. That means I really slept as long as I could ... but it meant I was rudely awakened from my slumbers. Good and bad in everything, right?
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: MikeStoleMyNinjaHobo on December 18, 2009, 05:18:27 PM
my first thought was "two week weekend, baby!" winter break :)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Vienna on December 19, 2009, 05:54:31 AM


let it snow, let it snow, let it snowwwwwwww.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Jos on December 19, 2009, 09:54:26 AM
Use a scraper! Why do you have to keep your engine running for half an hour at seven 'o' bloody clock on a Saturday morning?  >:(
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Vienna on December 20, 2009, 03:52:16 AM


hmmm how deep is the snow today...........?
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: ellie on December 20, 2009, 04:31:36 PM
I thought, we must have had more snow overnight....,its about 8 inches deep here in the wolds Vienna....and very low temps /was minus 2 here this morning..so its icey as well :o
(Ive had orders not to venture out as I might slip over....but I do miss my walks :()
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Spell Chick on December 21, 2009, 07:33:42 AM
Relaxing weekend. Short work week.

Must get coffee.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: dhanks on December 21, 2009, 09:00:04 AM
What day is it?
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: ellie on December 21, 2009, 04:50:53 PM
My first thought was 'the snows still here'..well it would be as the temp was -4 this morning!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: herron on December 21, 2009, 09:58:18 PM
Had a funeral to go to ... miserable day no matter what the weather.  :-\
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Spell Chick on December 22, 2009, 07:47:33 AM
Three o'clock is too early to wake up
Go back to sleep you fool.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Writermom on December 22, 2009, 08:54:08 AM
My first thought when I woke up was, "Oh please no Bella! you had me up at 2:30, let me get a little more sleep, please."  (Bella's my daughter, who use to sleep through the night, key word, use to)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: ellie on December 22, 2009, 03:55:28 PM
Had a funeral to go to ... miserable day no matter what the weather.  :-\
[/quote

Sorry to hear that Herron.. :(

I looked out window when I got up..and still about 6 inches of snow & no sign of a thaw and thought 'no walk today'...which gives me the hump >:(
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: herron on December 22, 2009, 07:13:29 PM
Had a funeral to go to ... miserable day no matter what the weather.  :-\

Sorry to hear that Herron.. :(

I looked out window when I got up..and still about 6 inches of snow & no sign of a thaw and thought 'no walk today'...which gives me the hump >:(

A friend's Mom ... a former Mrs. America, too. Passed quickly and painlessly at 87. A good, long life ... but it's never a good time to say that final goodbye, and the holidays make it seem worse.

Just a dusting of snow ... again. Every day this week. Company coming Thursday. Lots to do.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: rokerman on December 23, 2009, 08:06:44 AM
Must get to the supermarket early to beat the crowds
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on December 23, 2009, 02:48:48 PM
Must get to the supermarket early to beat the crowds

How aggressive.   And how understandable ;-) What do you beat them with?  A stick?  A six foot length of sand-filled rubber hose?  Or something far more imaginative?

I wish I'd seen this earlier, the image would have cheered my whole day.

Gyppo
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Jos on December 23, 2009, 02:58:55 PM
Beat the crowds - tee hee. Can you come and beat the staff at Charles de Gaulle airport next for making my poor mother run around three terminals looking for a bus that was in the terminal she landed in?
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on December 23, 2009, 03:59:33 PM
Beat the crowds - tee hee. Can you come and beat the staff at Charles de Gaulle airport next for making my poor mother run around three terminals looking for a bus that was in the terminal she landed in?

Beat them with a clear plastic hose stuffed with Frogs Legs ;-)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: ellie on December 23, 2009, 04:38:55 PM
I thought this morning 'where does Herron live? :-\

Judging by the word 'Mom' hes an American?

Me? a Londoner ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: herron on December 23, 2009, 08:34:56 PM
I was your first thought? My goodness, I'm flattered!  ;)

Yes ... American. Does that count against me?  ::)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: isa on December 23, 2009, 09:00:07 PM
What on earth can I buy my Dad for christmas.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: rokerman on December 24, 2009, 12:14:16 AM
Weather still bad.....but at least I dont have to go out
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Jos on December 24, 2009, 01:55:14 AM
Must go and get some frogs legs.  ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Spell Chick on December 24, 2009, 06:37:54 AM
I get to play with the baby today.

Second thought ... still a bunch of work to do before we go.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Nordy on December 24, 2009, 08:01:53 AM
I hope the baby sleeps late
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: herron on December 24, 2009, 12:42:27 PM
Christmas tomorrow.
Merry Christmas, Everyone!  ;D :D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: A.J.B on December 24, 2009, 03:48:29 PM
No work today :)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: rokerman on December 24, 2009, 11:45:31 PM
Christmas past....mixed memories
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: herron on December 25, 2009, 09:27:14 AM
Christmas with the family!  ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: rokerman on December 26, 2009, 12:23:52 AM
One week on since it snowed and we still got it
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: zelda75231 on December 26, 2009, 12:49:14 AM
a lonely christmas day.
 :(
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: dhanks on December 26, 2009, 01:11:33 AM
It is 1am EST. First thought of the day......What do I have that will put me to sleep??
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: herron on December 26, 2009, 10:05:08 AM
Family still here, and it's raining.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Writermom on December 26, 2009, 10:56:18 AM
why did big foot have to keep me up so late last night....
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: isa on December 26, 2009, 03:10:16 PM
Porridge. 
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: rokerman on December 28, 2009, 01:37:51 AM
snow going at last
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: rokerman on December 29, 2009, 12:32:58 AM
cold outside..warm inside
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Vienna on December 29, 2009, 04:29:31 AM
what a glorious sunny winters day, isn't life absolutely wonderful................
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Mini on December 29, 2009, 11:41:19 AM
My first thought today was one of anger.

Who chooses to spend time with a child molester rather than his victim?



Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: ellie on December 29, 2009, 04:02:40 PM
I must get up as son is coming with grandchildren....and I did... eventually ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: herron on December 29, 2009, 08:07:27 PM
Did we take all the things my son is going to need when he visits his brothers in Florida?

(youngest still has pain issues from a severe auto accident in '02 ... he's visiting his brothers in early January, for the first time in years ... we took things down for him last November ... since he cannot carry a suitcase).
 :-\
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: herron on December 30, 2009, 01:33:44 PM
Gotta get those darn allergy shots!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: rokerman on December 31, 2009, 12:38:27 AM
Just about the end of 2009  - I can only hope 2010 is better
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Writermom on December 31, 2009, 10:44:29 AM
thank goodness this years almost over, it's been hell in a hand basket
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: herron on December 31, 2009, 01:02:48 PM
(sigh) Everything hurts. What makes me think 2010 is going to be any better?  ::)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Plain_Jane on December 31, 2009, 02:02:15 PM
I have sooooo much cleaning to do.

(Oddly enough, that's still my main thought, even though it's afternoon now.)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: isa on December 31, 2009, 04:16:30 PM
It's party time. ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: rokerman on January 01, 2010, 12:26:33 AM
Happy Snow Year
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Joe Mynhardt on January 01, 2010, 01:40:10 AM
This is going to be great year.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: DGSquared on January 01, 2010, 02:01:02 AM
*Singing* It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

Oh wait....

I'm so far behind. First thing - get to that challenge.  :o

Whew! Handled by the troops. ;) 8)


I love you guys! Thanks for being here another year! :-* :-* :-* :)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Spell Chick on January 01, 2010, 08:14:11 AM
Another year ... I wonder how I can mess this up.

Then I quickly edited it to something more cheerful, but really, the first thought was ...
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: herron on January 01, 2010, 02:10:12 PM
If the new year is supposed to be so happy, why does my head hurt so much?

Oh yeah, I remember now.  :P
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: rokerman on January 02, 2010, 01:12:26 AM
yet more snow
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: undeadpetals on January 02, 2010, 01:39:40 AM
Everybody is up, except me! >:(
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Spell Chick on January 02, 2010, 08:35:34 AM
It is too freaking [not actual word thought] early to get up. Go back to sleep.

**two hours later**

Ah, refreshing morning, I think I smell coffee brewing. Time to rise and shine.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: rokerman on January 03, 2010, 02:12:35 AM
Last day of the holidays for most
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: A.J.B on January 03, 2010, 10:31:04 AM
Thank god that was a dream :D

I had an awful dream where my playing the part of my friends wingman ended horrifically.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on January 03, 2010, 10:57:04 AM
My first thought today was literally a single word.  "Focus."  It took a little longer for my conscious brain to recognise the subconscious prompt in answer to a fellow member's problem.

I've just got back on the boards and discovered I may have helped to light a fire ;-)

Gyppo
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: rokerman on January 04, 2010, 01:00:19 AM
Cold !!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Spell Chick on January 04, 2010, 07:26:08 AM
It would be a lot easier to wake up in the morning if I actually slept during the night.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: dhanks on January 04, 2010, 11:17:50 AM
Gyppo, get out of my head!  :D

My first thought this morning was Focus. Then Target. Focus, Target. Target, Focus.

But, you know what? It worked. I'll present my ideas in the one of the other threads for feedback.

It is gonna be a great day!

D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: herron on January 04, 2010, 04:54:16 PM
Who is calling at this ungodly hour?
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: rokerman on January 05, 2010, 01:32:48 AM
and more snow
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: herron on January 05, 2010, 10:32:41 AM
 ;)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on January 05, 2010, 06:37:58 PM
"What a bizarre dream."

It involved a four year old boy driving a car whilst I was wedged onto the back and having to tell him how to stop the damned thing, an airship crewed by pirates, including one swarthy faced fellow with earrings nearly as big as dinner plates, and a pub inside an old warehouse on a Cornish industrial estate

Somehow we managed to get the car stopped before hitting the traffic at the bottom of the hill, then I drove to the warehouse/pub (which is quite funny seeing as I don't drive in real life).  Somehow my ex-wife materialised in the car at some point during the journey, and she was quite civilised and friendly.

At the warehouse the pirate airship was hovering just over the roof but nobody would listen to my warnings.  "We'll come an' check it out dreckly.  Soon as we've finished our beer."

The pirates wouldn't go away and were trying to kidnap children, so I clambered onto the roof of the warehouse and punctured the front end of their gas bag with a long pointed stick.  At this point the swarthy beggar with the monstrous earrings  started swinging along a rope underneath the airship, brandishing a flaming torch, shouting that he'd 'blow the whole bloody thing up' if I didn't stop puncturing it.

I told him to go ahead, because I knew it wasn't hydrogen inside the airship.  I poked it a few more times, hearing some satisfying hisses.  He sulked a bit, shouted at me in some foreign lingo, and then went back along his rope.  He, threw his torch away, reached back and swung the big wooden pusher propeller at the back of the airship and it slowly moved away, nose down, sounding like an old time open-exhaust racing car.   The propeller moved slowly, like one of those big slow ceiling fans.  No sooner had it vanished falteringly beyond the skyline than the drinkers came out, and called me a lying sod before going back in for more beer.

Then I woke up.

Gyppo

 
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: renaye on January 05, 2010, 11:28:19 PM
my first thought was "i need to bring home more money today." actually it's an everyday thought.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on January 06, 2010, 12:58:00 AM
At 5am.  'Shall I run downstairs shouting "Fire!"?  Or shall I be more civilised and wake up the fireman dossing down on our sofa with coffee and toast?"   
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: rokerman on January 06, 2010, 08:00:46 AM
how cold is it
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on January 06, 2010, 08:38:23 AM
I don't think I even had a first thought today. How bad is that?  ;D

Happens to me sometimes.  I'll sweat there are sometimes whole days when I don't think at all.  You can do a hell of a lot on conditioned reflexes ;-)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Vienna on January 06, 2010, 08:44:05 AM
it's a holiday here today, work starts again tomorrow yessssssssssssssssssssssss
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: herron on January 06, 2010, 08:21:42 PM
Drat! Two more allergy shots this morning.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: rokerman on January 07, 2010, 12:21:00 AM
its getting colder
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Vienna on January 07, 2010, 08:29:19 AM


ah well work again after the hols.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: cswillson on January 07, 2010, 03:43:15 PM
Oh, great, it's Thursday. The garbage truck and the recycle truck both run! Life doesn't get any more exciting than that!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: alienauthor on January 07, 2010, 03:55:48 PM
Great!  I'm trying to quit and my first thought of the morning is how terribly I'm craving a ciggy!  Bloody hell! 8)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: rokerman on January 08, 2010, 12:07:19 AM
yet more snow
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on January 08, 2010, 03:33:05 PM
How the bleeding hell did my duvet twist itself inside the cover so there was a thick band of double warm around my midsection, whilst my legs and shoulders has nothing but empty cover which totally failed to keep out the chill?

Too difficult to deal with that early in the day, so I just rolled myself into an unbelievably small ball - well, I found it unbelievable - and went back to sleep until the frozen extremities had thawed enough or alternatively chilled the warm bits to an even temperature [1] and then got up.

Gyppo

[1]  Boyle's first law of thermodynamics - simplified - suggests the latter course of events.  'Heat flows from the hottest to the coldest object until a state of equilibrium is reached.'   Which is why at 4am you may find your body is attempting to warm a now cold 'hot water bottle'.  Or a thin-blooded sleeping partner ;-)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: A.J.B on January 08, 2010, 06:22:45 PM
My first thought was that despite how uncomfortable I was, I would not get out of bed until 11 AM due to the fact that 'I just can'.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on January 08, 2010, 07:27:06 PM
I hate leg cramps.   :'( :'(
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: dhanks on January 08, 2010, 10:25:13 PM
What day is it?
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: rokerman on January 08, 2010, 11:41:11 PM
another day of snow
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on January 09, 2010, 07:01:00 AM
Why the hell am I so wide awake?  I've only been asleep for three hours and ten minutes.

Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: ellie on January 09, 2010, 11:13:13 AM
More snow! so I won't get a walk today :(
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: herron on January 09, 2010, 01:31:10 PM
Sunshine!  Finally!  Tired of the snow.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Nadine1 on January 09, 2010, 01:43:57 PM
My first thought occured several hours after waking up as my brain is unable to function after an activity like sleep.

The thought was 'Ow' I had walked into a door.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: rokerman on January 10, 2010, 12:11:36 AM
gale force winds now as well as snow
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: herron on January 10, 2010, 02:11:53 PM
Why get up?
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: ellie on January 10, 2010, 04:54:19 PM
Thought 'Its Sunday'......then I turned over ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Wistful on January 10, 2010, 05:05:05 PM
Has it snowed?
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on January 10, 2010, 06:15:34 PM
I crashed out for an hour or so this afternoon and my first thought on waking for the second time today was "What bloody day is it?"  For some reason I thought it was Wednesday, and it took several hours to shake off this conviction.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: rokerman on January 10, 2010, 11:13:50 PM
a thaw at last
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: herron on January 11, 2010, 12:24:02 AM
Why am I still up?  :-[
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on January 11, 2010, 06:23:35 AM
'That is so wrong.'

But I've no idea what.  Presumably the tag end of a dream.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: herron on January 11, 2010, 01:12:21 PM
More snow!  Argggh!   :o :-\
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on January 11, 2010, 02:16:47 PM
More heat! Argggh!  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: rokerman on January 13, 2010, 01:08:06 AM
why am I wide awake at 0430
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on January 13, 2010, 01:33:43 AM
Why the hell am I having all the symptoms of hayfever at 5-30 am on a freezing morning?

Well, that's the more articulate and polite translation of whatever truly crossed my mind as I was jerked awake by a series of sneezes which could set off car alarms ;-)

Gyppo
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: ma100 on January 13, 2010, 12:31:02 PM
Is it morning? It looks dark out to me. :(
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: rokerman on January 13, 2010, 11:23:52 PM
my bones ache
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on January 14, 2010, 06:47:12 AM
Why did I set the alarm?  Oh yes, I remember now.  Well that's another job rescheduled." ;-)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on November 07, 2010, 03:35:57 PM
Its morning here in Oz and we finally have our  Big Yellow Boy back, woo hoo.  :D :D :D

Damn, I bet I gotta work now, being Monday.  ::)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: herron on November 07, 2010, 06:40:24 PM
I hate daylight saving time.  :-\
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on November 08, 2010, 06:53:53 AM
My first thought today was 14 hours ago...
After a restless night of tossing and turning, pumping up pillows and a trip to the loo, it was time for a cigarette. So I opened the curtains, reached down for the window latch. As I pushed forward the cold wind hit my naked body ... my first thought consisted of two words, the first started with a 'f' 'hell' was the second.
It's the first time in years I have experienced a chill like that. Methinks 'tis time to move back to warmer climes before the winter really sets in!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: thatollie on November 08, 2010, 08:55:48 AM
zzzz... word count... mumble.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: herron on November 08, 2010, 09:42:28 AM
...had something to do with sex.... ::) ;)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on November 08, 2010, 05:01:37 PM
Rained all night again last night, another soggy humid day.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Tempered on November 08, 2010, 05:06:32 PM
lol herron, so did mine, but I don't think the guy I work with liked where I told him to go.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: 510bhan on November 08, 2010, 05:40:05 PM
What time are the bloody builders coming?
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on November 09, 2010, 09:45:45 AM
First thought this morning was a combination: Good night's sleep for a change and no place, no where I HAVE to go today.  ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: 510bhan on November 09, 2010, 09:47:49 AM
Oh - the dog's back in again then. [Banished overnight for a puddle accident]
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: herron on November 09, 2010, 10:31:21 AM
The sun can't be up yet!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Tempered on November 09, 2010, 11:11:57 AM
2 a.m. wtf!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on November 09, 2010, 06:06:58 PM
Housework.  ???
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: irallan on November 09, 2010, 06:41:52 PM
"           "
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: ulyssesme on November 09, 2010, 07:43:09 PM
My first thought today was "WTF??"
I found out my girlfriend's password for okcupid is "i_love_mike". My name is not Mike.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on November 09, 2010, 07:56:38 PM
Try the Welcome Board and introduce yourself mate.

http://www.mywriterscircle.com/index.php?board=1.0 (http://www.mywriterscircle.com/index.php?board=1.0)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Scripter on November 09, 2010, 11:39:37 PM
I must get up and work, the script won't write itself.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on November 10, 2010, 12:50:24 AM
Bloody flu jab.  Where's the tissues?
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on November 10, 2010, 08:59:20 AM
"the little lady who serves me breakfast in the restaurant leaves today, must bid her farewell".
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on November 10, 2010, 09:55:56 AM
Dog barking, waking me earlier than I wished.  :o
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Vienna on November 10, 2010, 09:57:17 AM
I hope the twat has brought the paper on time today  ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on November 10, 2010, 03:44:04 PM
Work again, I'll be the richest corpse in the cemetry.  ???
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on November 10, 2010, 04:56:04 PM
Work again, I'll be the richest corpse in the cemetry.  ???

As Gran used to say, with her Yorkshire accent,  "There's no pockets in a shroud, tha knows."
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: 510bhan on November 10, 2010, 05:06:49 PM
Must remember something...?
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Tempered on November 10, 2010, 05:11:02 PM
omg it wasn't about the builders, :( or was that what you were suppose to remember, Sio :P
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: 510bhan on November 10, 2010, 05:18:55 PM
I don't know whether to curse you or bless you Temp. Builders, hmph! Probably too late to remember now, I'll try my best for tomorrow, have to get 4x22mm elbow joints and a length of 15mm white pipe.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Tempered on November 10, 2010, 05:22:28 PM
stay off the drugs, Sio. All this talk of joints and pipes :P no wonder you forget things ;)

okay okay, my first thoughts, 'christ morning already. stupid cat, i'm shutting her down in the basement tomorrow.'
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: 510bhan on November 10, 2010, 05:28:51 PM
stay off the drugs, Sio. All this talk of joints and pipes :P no wonder you forget things ;)

 :D :D :D

I think a spliff and a hot sauna would be magical.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Tempered on November 10, 2010, 05:30:27 PM
lol well i have one :)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: 510bhan on November 10, 2010, 05:33:18 PM
Zap off into the night you evil tease. >:( >:( >:( >:(
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Tempered on November 10, 2010, 05:35:02 PM
lol I'll roll and have one for you. those colours you'll be seeing will be arriving via cloud 9 :)

btw I could have been talking about the Sauna :P see druggie ;)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: 510bhan on November 10, 2010, 05:39:46 PM
And what makes you presume it was not the sauna that I yearned for, considering all the talk about building and concreting etc, I imagine you have built your own.

It's damn cold here and with many of the doors still off and no central heating upstairs heat is something to dream about. ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Tempered on November 10, 2010, 05:41:19 PM
touche :)

i'll hand back this thread to first thoughts, but before I do, I hope they soon finish, being in the field I know its hard waiting and discouraging at time.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on November 11, 2010, 05:13:03 AM
I wonder how the new house is coming along .... my wife's building it!?!  ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: 510bhan on November 11, 2010, 07:50:31 AM
4x22mm elbow joints and a length of 15mm white pipe, 4x22mm elbow joints and a length of 15mm white pipe, 4x22mm elbow joints and a length of 15mm white pipe. [And no French, Gyppo!] :D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: WordBird on November 11, 2010, 08:10:22 AM
Wow, that was a weird dream!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Vienna on November 11, 2010, 08:13:02 AM
Bloody hell I'm starving..............
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on November 11, 2010, 06:51:20 PM
 :o :o :o

Holy crap, its ten to ten.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on November 12, 2010, 12:05:09 AM
POETS day .... get thro' this in one piece and the weekend is upon me ... then ... only 5 working days before I fly home ...
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Vienna on November 12, 2010, 03:29:43 AM
the weekend starts today and I can at last have 2 whole days writing, the missus is away at her parents, daughter is with her granny. Got a gig to go to  tomorrow night but apart from that.............hey ho let's go!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: herron on November 12, 2010, 01:36:11 PM
Nice dream ... didn't want to wake up.   ::) ;)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on November 12, 2010, 02:54:15 PM
groan.. Saturday morning and I wake at 6am??
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: SharonLeigh on November 12, 2010, 03:57:27 PM
Ouch...  (slept wrong, neck crincked)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on November 12, 2010, 08:29:57 PM
10:30 and I feel like I haven't slept a wink .. coffee
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: 510bhan on November 12, 2010, 11:24:38 PM
Not sure if I should be here...it's kind of morning but I ought to be going to bed seeing as it's 4.24am
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on November 15, 2010, 10:38:48 PM
3 more sleeps then I'm outta here!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on November 15, 2010, 10:39:51 PM
But I will miss you.  :'(
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on November 15, 2010, 10:47:00 PM
But I will miss you.  :'(

I will still be loggin in, just at different times  ;)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on November 15, 2010, 10:47:39 PM
 :D :D :D

Now I can smile.  ;)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on November 16, 2010, 09:59:53 AM
What day is it?

When I go to bed before midnight, say 10 pm,  and wake up again soon after I sometimes find myself really confused.  If I've been asleep it should be a new day.  Last night I woke up and went back to sleep so many times it feels as if it should be the middle of next week by now.  It feels like a Thursday, but which Thursday I have no idea.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on November 16, 2010, 10:15:52 AM
I might as well get up, not doing anything but changing positions and hoping (fruitlessly) to fall back to sleep.



Quote
It feels like a Thursday, but which Thursday I have no
idea.

But at least I know it's Tuesday.
 
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on November 16, 2010, 02:24:58 PM
But at least I know it's Tuesday.

So do I.  My computer tells me so.  But what if I ever start to doubt it?  What if the BIOS battery dies and it reverts to Ist January 1989 or whatever?  ;-)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: WordBird on November 16, 2010, 02:31:15 PM
This morning was my usual: What time is it? What day is it?

Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on November 16, 2010, 03:30:55 PM
I know its Wednesday, but thats where the knowledge stops.  :D

Couldn't sleep last night so I had a sleeping pill at 1.30am and the alarm went off at 5am.... groan
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on November 16, 2010, 08:09:58 PM
Today is definitely Wednesday.
Home Friday, how could I forget the countdown?
2
to go!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on November 17, 2010, 08:42:45 AM
"That's better."  I woke up smiling so maybe I'd been having a happy dream.  Yesterday was distinctly dark around the edges from the very beginning and thoroughly unco-ordinated, but today felt much better right from the start.  Haven't bumped into a single thing so far.

Haven't done anything particularly productive so far, but today - unlike yesterday -this isn't bothering me one bloody jot/iota/bit.  I have a feeling that Wednesday is gradually evolving into my semi-official 'Day Of Rest'.

Gyppo 
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on November 17, 2010, 08:54:05 AM
First thought? Guess that would have been when I looked at the clock that had the nerve to tell me it was 5:00 AM and the resulting thought was "Why an I awake?"

Tried to go back to sleep, failed, got up. Now on second cup of coffee and still don't feel either my body or mind is fully awake.  :(
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Strawberry on November 17, 2010, 11:38:01 AM
"Shut up!"  I thought this at my dog, who woke me up barking.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on November 17, 2010, 03:45:46 PM
Work before coffee should be outlawed.  ???
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: WordBird on November 17, 2010, 04:00:13 PM
Work before coffee should be outlawed.  ???

Work before coffee is outlawed in my town, Ma'am. (tip of the hat)

And for that matter, talking should be outlawed before coffee! My husband starts talking, I swear, before he opens his eyes. I'm thinking, "What in the hell can you possibly have to say at this hour?" >:D  ;D  >:D

When I'm nice and not in the doghouse, he wakes me up with a cup of coffee in hand.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on November 17, 2010, 05:42:32 PM
 ??? Coffee sounds good right now.
Despite having showered I am still in the land of limbo, semi awake and not wanting to do too much, even typing this is an effort.
Go T move yourself ... coffee... now!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on November 18, 2010, 07:09:35 PM
Doesn't anybody else think in the morning??  ;D

First thought came naturally ...

"Today's the day"

I'm off for a break of 2 weeks yipppeeeee! 
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: 510bhan on November 18, 2010, 07:13:10 PM
Doesn't anybody else think in the morning??  ;D
 

Not awake enough to be capable of thought mate! Takes me a couple of hours auto-pilot before I can 'think'.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: SharonLeigh on November 18, 2010, 10:33:37 PM
"Where`s all the covers??"  >:(
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: 510bhan on November 18, 2010, 10:34:53 PM
HI Sharon - like your new eyes.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: SharonLeigh on November 19, 2010, 03:24:46 AM
Hiya 510bhannie... thanks, I drew (painted) them myself with digital tools  :) It`s terribly fun.

First thought today? See above... I haven`t gone to sleep yet!   :P
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on November 19, 2010, 07:41:39 AM
At 5-30 am:  "I'm going to go out there into the fog and kill some bugger if I hear that damned pavement saw again before at least 7 am".

Shortly after that the electrical emergency repair crew threw their stuff, noisily, into the back of their van and drove away.  They must have been psychic ;-)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: WordBird on November 19, 2010, 08:39:38 AM
Is he gone?
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Raven's Quill on November 19, 2010, 01:48:05 PM
This morning: "Oh no! I'm going to be late! ... oh it's only 5:30, I guess I have another two hours."

I love mornings like that.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: herron on November 19, 2010, 03:58:56 PM
Going back home to the cold tonight.  :-[
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on November 19, 2010, 04:08:27 PM
Up for work and its Saturday, thats just wrong.  :'(
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on November 20, 2010, 10:26:55 AM
Nothing I 'have' to do today. Lovely!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Raven's Quill on November 20, 2010, 10:27:56 AM
I woke up this morning feeling satisfied about the dream I'd just had where I was kicking my ex.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on November 20, 2010, 10:31:48 AM
Didn't have a first thought, and probably not even a second, third or fourth.  Not too sure if I've even started thinking at all today as I seem to be doing most things just on instinct and habit.

Serves me right for reading until 5-30am ;-)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: SharonLeigh on November 20, 2010, 10:47:03 AM
"Mmm...mmnnnnnggnnmmmm..mm...."   *snuggle snuggle*
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on November 20, 2010, 05:57:03 PM
Bloody phone, its Sunday. grrrrrrrrr
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Tempered on November 23, 2010, 05:54:06 AM
It's still too dark.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on November 23, 2010, 06:02:44 AM
Little T, you have arisen. Its dark here too mate.  ::)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Tempered on November 23, 2010, 06:03:43 AM
omg omg ooo  myyyy gawdddddd, you my neighbour, lil glo. I can see your lights on. wasteful :P
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on November 23, 2010, 06:04:41 AM
 :o :o :o :o

Hope thats all you can see Little T, iz just bathed.  ::)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Tempered on November 23, 2010, 06:06:14 AM
let me just focus  :o
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on November 23, 2010, 06:12:10 AM
 :o :o :o ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on November 23, 2010, 08:24:50 AM
More tidying?  Not exactly convinced.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on November 23, 2010, 07:41:02 PM
At last the internet is available, but what the hell is happening in Korea, I go on leave for 2 weeks and they start fighting!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on November 23, 2010, 11:35:13 PM
 ;D ;D ;D

Best your not there for that mate.  ;)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on November 24, 2010, 05:03:16 PM
Outa bed and ready to take on the world!! After a suitable amount of coffee that is.  :D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on November 29, 2010, 01:47:16 AM
Seafood feasts and beer do not good companions make, where's the loo?
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on November 29, 2010, 01:53:43 AM
Woo hoo, my yellow is back.....again.  ::)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on November 29, 2010, 02:09:50 AM
hi ff ... good to 'see' you around too  :-*
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Vienna on November 29, 2010, 02:58:57 AM
when the alarm went at 6.00 am I thought "how deep is the bloody snow now"
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Tempered on November 29, 2010, 06:07:49 AM
please let it be past 4am....and it was :)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on November 29, 2010, 09:40:07 PM
There's a definite frigid feeling in the house
Methinks I need to come home earlier
from a boy's night out.  :(
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on November 30, 2010, 11:44:18 PM
Gotta got out again tomorrow  ;D

I have a birthday to celebrate!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on November 30, 2010, 11:46:49 PM
Yours my Red?
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on November 30, 2010, 11:53:22 PM
 ::)
YEP!!!!!

I will be officially 21 (+41 birthday parties)  ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on December 01, 2010, 03:02:42 AM
I hope you have a very very happy birthday my friend.  :-* :-*
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on December 02, 2010, 12:51:07 AM
Happy b/day to me, ... then ... WTF!!! ???
The house is full of brown human bodies scattered everywhere.

Apparently my Thai family 'invaded' after I had gone to bed ... news of the party was obviously leaked!

Phew, it's gonna be a long day.
 ;D >:( :( :o      8)

Then bugger me, I see red avatars everywhere .... WTF did you do ff ... everyone's now at it??  :-*
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on December 02, 2010, 12:52:54 AM
 ;D ;D ;D

Its a Big T for terrific kinda day than isn't is my sweet.  :-* :-* :-*

Happy Birthday T.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on December 02, 2010, 01:00:09 AM
:-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* Thanks Fly!  :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on December 02, 2010, 05:30:06 AM
Get up.  Take some pictures before it all melts.

Second thought.  It's 'still' snowing.

Third thought , as I stepped out into four inches or more of snow in my sandals, "Yes, my feet are cold, but what the hell."

Gyppo
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Tempered on December 02, 2010, 06:38:32 AM
screw it, might as well get up
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on December 02, 2010, 04:03:15 PM
I want to go back to bed.... ::)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Tempered on December 03, 2010, 06:39:18 AM
why do i bother even setting the alarm when I wake up before it always
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Timbo2 on December 03, 2010, 08:35:25 AM
'Is it Thursday or Friday?'    (Closely followed by:  'How come the wine's finished?')   :o
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Tempered on December 03, 2010, 08:56:00 AM
Good to see you commenting in the review section, Tim :) Good points raised.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Offeiriad on December 03, 2010, 09:15:02 AM
If I move now, all the toasty warmth will be gone.  :'(
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Tempered on December 04, 2010, 08:30:43 AM
lol southern

It's Saturday :)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on December 04, 2010, 08:51:38 AM
"Who the hell's taken a sledgehammer to my left elbow during the night?"

It's a lot better now, so I assume I was just 'laying funny' overnight.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on December 04, 2010, 10:00:25 AM
Is my lap top still there????
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: herron on December 04, 2010, 02:49:50 PM
Why is the room still spinning? 

then I remembered last night's holiday party   ::)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: WordBird on December 04, 2010, 04:47:04 PM
Why is the room still spinning? 

then I remembered last night's holiday party   ::)

Was Kid Rock there? I'm sure he asked about me......LOL.

Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: herron on December 04, 2010, 08:13:29 PM
Was Kid Rock there? I'm sure he asked about me......LOL.

He wasn't there, but your name did come up a lot.  ::) ;)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: WordBird on December 04, 2010, 11:10:18 PM
Really? Well I hope it was all good. :-[
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: herron on December 05, 2010, 12:01:13 AM
The good parts were good, and the bad parts were even better.  ::) ;)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: WordBird on December 05, 2010, 12:02:57 AM
 ;D ;D ;D

Hey, I'll take what I can get. LOL.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: herron on December 05, 2010, 12:04:47 AM
Those were some of the even better bad parts.  ;)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on December 05, 2010, 07:11:41 AM
Why are my eyes open when the clock says 4:30 am?
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on December 05, 2010, 05:11:50 PM
Still too tired for the morning.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: herron on December 05, 2010, 05:14:02 PM
FF's avatar has changed again!  ::)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on December 05, 2010, 09:35:41 PM
 ;D ;D ;D

So many outfits, such a short holiday period, what else can I say.  ;)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: herron on December 05, 2010, 09:46:30 PM
Lucky girl, with all those outfits.   ;D ;)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Grey Colson on December 06, 2010, 01:06:49 AM
I hope that was the dog  :o :-\
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on December 06, 2010, 05:06:31 AM
No fog.  No snow.  What the hell am I going to grumble about?

Gyppo
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Vienna on December 06, 2010, 05:18:43 AM
ah no temperature after three days of a mild flu.............
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on December 06, 2010, 06:02:03 AM
White wine at 30,000 ft ... still 4 hours flying left  :-\
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on December 06, 2010, 06:25:39 AM
Leaving home again I gather my Yellow.  ???
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on December 06, 2010, 06:29:21 AM
Now back in Korea ff ... damn it ... leave periods are just tooooo short.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on December 06, 2010, 06:30:04 AM
You stay safe there my Yellow  :-* :-*
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on December 06, 2010, 06:33:10 AM
I can duck with the best  ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Tempered on December 06, 2010, 07:56:35 AM
why can't some people just 'get it' without 'questioning it' is beyond me :)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: herron on December 06, 2010, 09:23:00 AM
D**N!  Snowed last night.  :P
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: CarrieSheppard on December 06, 2010, 11:05:11 AM
Why have I been awake most of the night and can only sleep 15 mins before the alarm goes off??!!!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on December 08, 2010, 12:55:08 AM
That's the first time I've seen snow in over 20 years!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on December 08, 2010, 01:17:14 AM
Woo hoo T.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on December 08, 2010, 01:37:52 AM
Hiya ff ...  :-*
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Themrose89 on December 08, 2010, 07:43:15 AM
I woke up to the static on the radio screaming a wake-up call composed of a pairing between Country music and Rap. I fell asleep listening to classic rock. First thought waking up to that? "Where the hell are my cigarettes".
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: kashiffarooq2003 on December 08, 2010, 10:01:18 AM
university  >:(
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on December 08, 2010, 10:15:47 AM
Coffee - I need coffee now!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on December 08, 2010, 11:50:05 PM
Let me sleep!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on December 09, 2010, 12:16:54 AM
Morning my Yellow, how was the night out or is that a silly question?
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on December 09, 2010, 12:41:14 AM
Silly is an understatement ff ... I was really pissed off when my third bottle of wine disappeared before I could finish it.
On reflection, it was probably the best thing  ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on December 09, 2010, 12:44:40 AM
Well there is no shake your head smiley so I have to use this one.  ::)   ;D ;D

We had ours last week and pretty much the same result my friend.  :D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on December 09, 2010, 12:48:39 AM
whoever invented the hangover has a lot to explain. ::)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on December 09, 2010, 12:49:19 AM
 ;D ;D ;D

Drink plenty of water and sleep at your desk, the only cures I know of mate.  ;)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on December 09, 2010, 12:55:05 AM
zzzzzzzz what? zzzzzzzz

 :-*
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on December 09, 2010, 08:11:01 PM
Work!!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on December 09, 2010, 08:57:35 PM
No, not yet, 06:00 is far too early to wake up!!  >:(
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Pocahontas on December 11, 2010, 01:13:18 PM
Iowa is under a blizzard warning until Sunday....YES!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on December 12, 2010, 06:16:42 AM
It's afternoon and I still haven't got up!

Had a great lie in.  ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on December 12, 2010, 06:20:36 AM
 :o :o :o ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on December 12, 2010, 06:26:50 AM
I looked under the covers Fly ... but you weren't there  ::) ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on December 12, 2010, 06:28:23 AM
 :P :P :P

Working my freckle off well into the early hours of this morning my Yellow. I am in fact, hunting down my bed now and jumping in.  :D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on December 12, 2010, 06:30:38 AM
Take care and sleep well  :-*
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: herron on December 12, 2010, 05:12:28 PM
Snowing. 5" already. Ugh!   :P :-\
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on December 12, 2010, 05:18:15 PM
28'C and climbing, the washing will dry.  :D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: herron on December 12, 2010, 05:20:44 PM
D**n!  It's -7C here.  :P
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Tomorrow on December 12, 2010, 09:47:13 PM
my feet hurt
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on December 12, 2010, 11:54:25 PM
Monday, Monday lyrically thinking!

Have to collar the boss, my leave application is still waiting to be signed off ...
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on December 12, 2010, 11:58:16 PM
 ;D ;D

My Monday is near done and dusted my Yellow, how good is that.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on December 13, 2010, 12:01:11 AM
It's 2 pm here ff ... my thoughts are put on hold until I get the chance to log in.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on December 13, 2010, 12:03:41 AM
Gee you right behind us now mate, 4pm here, almost knock off time thank goodness. I need a nana nap.  ::)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on December 13, 2010, 04:11:47 PM
Spammers!!  ???
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on December 14, 2010, 02:16:35 AM
Why do I need to stand on my head to see ff's avatar? Aussies!!!  ;D

Today I have officially spent a full month of my life on MWC. Took me about four years and four months to get here tho'. Geez the the time has flown by!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on December 14, 2010, 02:23:56 AM
 ;D ;D ;D

Glad you are back matey.  :-*

pssst T, helps me look up the fellas pants legs.  ::)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on December 14, 2010, 02:30:53 AM
;D ;D ;D

Glad you are back matey.  :-*

pssst T, helps me look up the fellas pants legs.  ::)

Someone should have told you before ... works better when they wear shorts  ::)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: undeadpetals on December 16, 2010, 08:03:55 PM
I really really miss this website!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on December 16, 2010, 09:52:42 PM
Bloody Hell ... snow!  ???
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Pocahontas on December 16, 2010, 11:46:44 PM
OMG---where is your Christmas spirit???   ::)

You should be singing:  let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.

This should be a 'poem wish' come true!   ;)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on December 17, 2010, 12:22:21 AM
OMG---where is your Christmas spirit???   ::)

You should be singing:  let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.

This should be a 'poem wish' come true!   ;)

Hi T .... you know me better than most!  :-* :-* ... the reality is still a shock  ::)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Vienna on December 17, 2010, 04:01:52 AM
By heck it must be bloody cold if the heating has come on already..............
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: herron on December 17, 2010, 10:02:38 AM
Already? It's been 9F (-16C) for three days!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Vienna on December 17, 2010, 10:13:25 AM
here too lad I meant so early in the morning. Woke me up when it fired up.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: herron on December 17, 2010, 10:17:19 AM
here too lad I meant so early in the morning. Woke me up when it fired up.
LOL!  ;D
I've taken to sleeping directly on top of the register. ::)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on December 17, 2010, 11:51:42 AM
Is it really Friday this time?


(2 weeks ago I woke thinking it was Sunday only to find out it was really Saturday. I've been a day ahead of the rest of Texas every since.  ::) )
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on December 17, 2010, 10:34:34 PM
Late nights and early mornings just don't mix.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Spell Chick on December 18, 2010, 05:29:53 AM
"Go back to sleep."

toss and turn

"Go back to sleep."

get up to go to bathroom

"Go back to sleep."

toss and turn

"Go back to sleep."

give up and get up
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: undeadpetals on December 18, 2010, 09:04:02 PM
Can I only really have one talent? *moans silently inbetween sleep/consciousness*
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on December 18, 2010, 10:48:43 PM
Late nights and early mornings just don't mix.

 ;D ;D ;D

Story of my life.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on December 20, 2010, 04:40:29 PM
So much cooking, so few days.  :D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: JewelsofJapan on December 20, 2010, 06:50:28 PM
I had a dream, but what was it and who was in it and saw my pooch twisting his head to one side making some grumbling sounds to indicate if I was ready?
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on December 29, 2010, 09:20:06 PM
Amazing ... no "First Thoughts" over the Christmas break ... Mine would have been 'pressies' ... but they would have been wasted.  :(

As for this morning ... grrrrr with the office shut, why do I have to go in there?
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on December 29, 2010, 09:23:25 PM
T, good to see you honey. ;D

I waited for my pressie but it didn't turn up............ ::)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on December 29, 2010, 11:02:32 PM
I gave it to the Oz Cricket Team ... they must have lost that as well  ;D  ::)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on December 29, 2010, 11:50:40 PM
Nasty, very nasty, and I expected more from you  ::)....well not really.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on December 30, 2010, 01:12:05 AM
I'll make it up to you Fly ... honest!

God, you look great in purple!       (First attempt any good?)  ;)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on December 30, 2010, 01:24:41 AM
Mmmm, well an attempt is an attempt I guess....

Wanna give it another try?  ::)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: longl on December 31, 2010, 02:42:23 PM
I woke up late. Sunlight had already reached the wall on the opposite side of my room. What a feeling to be unemployed hah.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on December 31, 2010, 05:14:30 PM
Welcome 2011, a new year all over again and no T?

Where are you Big Yellow?  ;D

(http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee62/ruytexas/HNYrmn.gif)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: thatollie on December 31, 2010, 11:39:51 PM
I have to wake up now, don't I?
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on January 01, 2011, 01:32:42 AM
Where  did that come from  ???
http://www.mywriterscircle.com/index.php?topic=31835.0 (http://www.mywriterscircle.com/index.php?topic=31835.0)

Happy New Year to all.

Hiya Fly! x


Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: thatollie on January 01, 2011, 01:38:44 AM
Hiya Fly! x
You forgot to say that she looks great in red.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on January 01, 2011, 01:50:52 AM
You forgot to say that she looks great in red.

Now I'm in trouble, I never noticed a colour change ... I'm off to check.

Damn, you're right ....

Hiya Fly, adorable in red ...        (think that will work ollie?)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: thatollie on January 01, 2011, 01:54:14 AM
Probably, you know that she only notices the compliments... and offers to buy her a drink.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on January 01, 2011, 02:20:23 AM
 ::) ::)

Ollie knows me well I am afraid.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: thatollie on January 01, 2011, 02:21:29 AM
Go to the bar, Bones will already have a drink waiting for you the second you get there.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on January 02, 2011, 02:56:14 PM
"urgh."
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: 510bhan on January 02, 2011, 09:46:30 PM
I don't know when today started and yesterday ended as I didn't go to be till midday. I think on wakening this afternoon it was something along the lines . . . I wonder what time it is?
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on January 03, 2011, 01:59:12 AM
why did I get up before the alarm went???  ???
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Frogg on January 03, 2011, 08:17:21 AM
"It really is most unladylike to harbour such murderous feeling towards my neighbours. Ah well, tea and toast will sort me out."
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: JewelsofJapan on January 03, 2011, 09:30:16 AM

Last night I was late before I could eventually close my eyes and dream myself asleep. I woke up dreaming I had found the perfect salutation, wait for it..... attaching legs to a cupboard that was almost sealing high. My first thought was therefore, cause.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: undeadpetals on January 05, 2011, 04:21:12 AM
I prefer to take naps than a long dose of sleep.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on January 05, 2011, 07:33:07 AM
grrrrrrr I'm not ready to go to Abu Dhabi!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on January 05, 2011, 08:34:42 AM
"Hey, that's a lovely bright star right outside my window."

Second thought:  "If I can see Venus, or whatever it is, that clearly then it's still dark."

Third thought:  "Not yet...zzzzzzzzzzzzz"
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on January 05, 2011, 10:37:03 AM
Why is that phone ringing at this time of the morning?
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Raven's Quill on January 05, 2011, 11:50:59 AM
Oh my gods I set my father on fire!! No, wait...dream. Okay, we're good.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on January 05, 2011, 04:20:52 PM
GOOD MORNING WORLD.  ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on January 06, 2011, 08:03:52 PM
Not so loud Fly ... you are in mourning .... remember.

ENGLAND WIN FIFTH TEST BY AN INNINGS AND 83 RUNS, AND WIN THE ASHES 3-1!

 ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on January 07, 2011, 12:44:32 AM
I have the power to delete your posts you know My Yellow. >:D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on January 08, 2011, 04:39:20 AM
I have the power to delete your posts you know My Yellow. >:D

You wouldn't dare Fly  ??? even as a Mod you're outnumbered  ;D

First thought .... hmmm forgotten what it was.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gregory B on January 08, 2011, 05:29:04 AM
Oi so many spammers today... Em, screen is way too high can't see the movie I'll just fix... OW! Stupid other laptop just dropped on my ingrown toenail. EVIL! I'm going back to bed.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: herron on January 08, 2011, 02:10:16 PM
Didn't have one ... got up too early.  ::)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on January 08, 2011, 08:33:45 PM
....... 12 hours straight, I feel great!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: 510bhan on January 09, 2011, 03:46:30 AM
Think I'm technically still in yesterday.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on January 09, 2011, 10:43:39 AM
First waking; I'm not ready yet.

Second waking; I give up, but need lots of coffee.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gregory B on January 10, 2011, 03:11:17 AM
Please brain... Let me sleep again. Must center self!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Vienna on January 10, 2011, 03:12:54 AM
aha so it's back to work after the break ............
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on January 10, 2011, 03:49:06 AM
Four cups of coffee in a day when I'm no longer used to it is - apparently - too much.  Awake all night and still 'buzzing.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on January 11, 2011, 06:27:30 AM
grrrrrr I hate Tuesday morning Progress Meetings ... 2 hours of a productive day wasted ...
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Vienna on January 11, 2011, 06:57:48 AM
Bloody hell who is that snoring in the other room? ah yeah It's my sister she arrived yesterday evening ................ ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Jax39 on January 12, 2011, 03:00:16 PM
What the......?  (hearing nursery rhymes belting out from my son's room, as he'd switched his stereo on  :D)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gregory B on January 12, 2011, 03:01:20 PM
Dang it I'm up late, gotta buy mom her birthday gift for tomorrow or I'm dead!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on January 13, 2011, 12:35:56 AM
why are you getting out of bed, it's only 5:30?  ???
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on January 13, 2011, 11:52:07 AM
Will I find that **** spammer is back at it again this morning?
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Vienna on January 14, 2011, 06:50:30 AM
Yes it really is Friday
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: 510bhan on January 14, 2011, 11:50:05 PM
I'm going to cook today! [And how will I serve today up? ;D]
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on January 15, 2011, 02:45:19 PM
groan..

I don't want to go to Sydney, its Sunday, the day of rest.  ???
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on January 15, 2011, 05:11:02 PM
why would I get up at 6:30 on a Sunday????
ahhhh

groan..

I don't want to go to Sydney, its Sunday, the day of rest.  ???

loud groans in the distance ... I wonder what she's really up to with that guy Sidney ???  ::)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: JewelsofJapan on January 22, 2011, 06:55:13 AM
I dreamt of a good plan to start my day and slowly awoken thinking of a nice cup of coffee but then remembered I  helped my son and his family move house and everything is still in boxes.   :)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: drab on April 09, 2011, 10:04:56 PM
The next time she asks for honesty, resist, and do what comes naturally!

That's why men lie and get to pass on their genes!
So don't blame us, it's all Darwins fault.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: JewelsofJapan on April 10, 2011, 07:15:49 AM
Most questions from a woman are leading. Thus to feel safe and answer without thought can be a  paradox. We either learn by it or get scalded. ;)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: JaskaranRajput on April 11, 2011, 07:30:30 PM
Today's the big test...!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: drab on April 11, 2011, 10:10:38 PM
'We either learn by it or get scalded'
JoJ,
Safety is knowing who your enemy is, and teaching her that they exist within herself.
She doesn't teach or scald. And she might not listen when I tweak the truth to appease the demons that tell her that her body must fit certain co-ordinates. But I'll continue to do what comes naturally and tell her (despite herself) that she IS beautiful.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: JewelsofJapan on April 12, 2011, 08:15:03 AM
You are so correct. It's because I think like you, I am scalded even more. Thus to say there is no answer in reason only in the individuals' heart that might just have some hate lurking in their back yard. We are complexed creatures. Unfortunately, It's that some vibes seems to have an aura that is negative towards sensitive people. Phew!  
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on April 12, 2011, 11:52:48 AM
My first thought this morning was "My knee still doesn't like me."
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: JewelsofJapan on April 12, 2011, 12:34:25 PM
My first thought today was to meet the warm spring sunshine enthusiastic about putting on my shorts but how did it start for your brothers winged friend?. ;)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on April 12, 2011, 01:27:19 PM
My first thought today was bicycles.  But seeing as they were on my mind when I went to sleep that's not too disturbing.  At 6am I was on a bicycle manufacturer's website, confirming that my memory was correct.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on April 12, 2011, 10:19:15 PM
My first thought today was to meet the warm spring sunshine enthusiastic about putting on my shorts but how did it start for your brothers winged friend?. ;)
The days when my brother had his winged friend are in the distant past. Thankfully, my brother isn't.  ;)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: JewelsofJapan on April 13, 2011, 07:01:10 AM
Aha it was the thought of holding and communicating with a large bird, surrounded by empty space. I have never done anything like that but can imagine it to be a real buzz. My first thought of the day was looking for the swallows that come and entertain us around this time of the year. ;)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: DGSquared on June 11, 2011, 07:49:39 PM
Wait! Dream! Come back...
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on June 12, 2011, 02:53:00 AM
Why is that bloody dog biting my leg? 

Not sure which triggered which, but I woke up from a dream about a dog sinking its fangs into my leg to find my right calf muscles all cramped up and hurting like hell.  It hurt no matter which way I tried to stretch it, but after several 'kicks' with the heel of my other foot the muscle knot suddenly gave up and released itself.  I've not had this happen for some time.

The dig bite dream is probably just Post-traumatic.

Gyppo
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: DGSquared on October 06, 2011, 11:25:32 PM
I woke up with a smile remembering how much fun I had last night with one of my besties. I'm looking forward to our class reunion next week.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on October 07, 2011, 08:49:10 AM
I seriously believe I didn't have any thoughts at all this morning.  It was just instinct until after midday.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: heidi52 on October 07, 2011, 09:40:43 AM
first thought on waking:  UGH, do I have to?

The bedroom was really cold and I was all warm and snuggly under the covers, and it wasn't even light out yet.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: DGSquared on October 07, 2011, 02:13:45 PM
... No! I don't want to get up yet. Need to have that heater checked out or we're going to have a hard time beating the morning chill. :-\ Darn dust spitter.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on October 07, 2011, 04:23:11 PM
Rain??  ???

Will someone book Noah, this is ridiculous.  ::)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: herron on October 08, 2011, 09:44:47 PM
Cat woke me up (he's a BIG cat, 25 pounds) before my alarm went off -- and it was set for 7 a.m.
My first thought?  Shoot the blinkin' cat!  ::) ;)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on October 08, 2011, 10:20:07 PM
If you need more target practice mate, Ma has two she will gladly ship over >:D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: thatollie on April 03, 2012, 12:25:45 PM
"I don't wanna go to work."

I went to work anyway.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Laura H on April 03, 2012, 01:14:34 PM
"Ten minutes until the alarm goes off.  Wonder if I can get back to sleep?"

I couldn't  >:(
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on April 03, 2012, 03:13:05 PM
Drats, might as well go make coffee since I can't make zzzz's.  ???
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on April 03, 2012, 06:09:44 PM
I believe it was something along the lines of 'Why am I wide awake at 1.45 am?'
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: herron on April 07, 2012, 02:45:29 PM
Mine was "Ouch! My head hurts!"  :-\
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Laura H on April 07, 2012, 05:12:18 PM
Mine was stupid cat!  >:(
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on April 07, 2012, 05:32:27 PM
 :o :o :o

Eeek the Easter egg hunt is on.  :P
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Mastafrank on April 07, 2012, 06:09:03 PM
I hate being single >:(
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: alienauthor on October 23, 2012, 10:31:43 PM
My eye!  Owwwww! 8)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: thatollie on October 23, 2012, 10:38:19 PM
"Go to bed, Ollie, just go to bed."

As you can see, I didn't.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on October 23, 2012, 11:31:13 PM
Who rings at 6am??  :o
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Recon One on October 24, 2012, 12:40:33 AM
'I have ankles!' Sounds weird but I've just come off a drug caed Felodopine which was causing excessive water retention on my ankles, fatigue and another couple of nasties.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: rez2036 on October 24, 2012, 08:25:56 AM
"Why the hell is it so cold?"  btw I never found out...
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: DistantSun on October 24, 2012, 10:30:44 AM
"What the heck was I just dreaming about?"

Couldn't remember, no matter how hard I tried  :P
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on October 24, 2012, 10:47:36 AM
What's that beeping sounds.

Oh, my cell phone needs feeding!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on October 24, 2012, 11:05:54 AM
Who stole the morning?

I didn't wake up until 2-40 pm ;-( 
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: thatollie on October 24, 2012, 08:30:37 PM
This movie is crazy.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on October 24, 2012, 08:33:24 PM
Feel the heat  ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Mastafrank on October 24, 2012, 08:50:10 PM
damn slept till noon again ::)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on October 25, 2012, 02:42:38 PM
Rats. My eyes are open so I guess I should get up.

Next thought: Why do I feel so dunderheaded?


(Decided it had to be the pain med. taken last night.)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on October 25, 2012, 04:31:59 PM
Is that chopper gunna land on this house??  :o
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: alienauthor on October 26, 2012, 05:54:31 PM
Why does that &^%#$@ call me this early every morning? 8)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: thatollie on October 26, 2012, 06:16:49 PM
?
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Vienna on October 27, 2012, 12:55:05 PM
Down at the in laws, it is saturday morning, it is 7.00 am and pissing it down, oh why did i offer to go andd muck out and feed the horses and feed the chickens today..........it is summat i always do when down here and once i am out i am fine, whatever the weather............but with the wind and the rain battering the windows.....well........
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: heidi52 on October 27, 2012, 02:03:42 PM
Toughen up Mary.  ;D ;D  That crap's gotta get done no matter what the weather. It will do you good.

I can say that because I do that every single day at 7 am.  ;)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Andrewf on October 27, 2012, 03:35:45 PM
"Time to change the duvet..."

Coz it was cold this morning and i could feel it through my thin summer weight duvet.  Also found it had snowed.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Mastafrank on October 27, 2012, 04:05:15 PM
Its raining...I'll sleep all day then ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on October 27, 2012, 06:39:42 PM
Was that the phone?  ???
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: herron on October 27, 2012, 07:09:08 PM
I thought I got to sleep in on Saturday!  :-\
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on October 27, 2012, 07:29:11 PM
But its Sunday Herron  :D :D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gayle on October 27, 2012, 08:18:05 PM
Not yet, Firefly. Here, I have 5 hours 43 minutes until Sunday. ;)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: DistantSun on October 27, 2012, 09:00:39 PM
Yep - still Saturday here too :D

I can't remember exactly what I said as I woke up, but it was a rant about the barometric pressure change giving me another migraine :(
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on October 28, 2012, 01:08:43 PM
"I'm not going to get much done today."

My first impression was spot on.  There's still a whole heap of much which hasn't be done, and no sign of that changing ;-)

 
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: heidi52 on October 28, 2012, 01:10:10 PM

I can't remember exactly what I said as I woke up, but it was a rant about the barometric pressure change giving me another migraine :(

I feel for you Sunny, I get those too.  >:(
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Vienna on October 28, 2012, 02:22:38 PM
Bloody hell it is snowing
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Mastafrank on October 28, 2012, 03:34:17 PM
I'll sleep  some more
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gayle on October 28, 2012, 04:06:56 PM
"I'm late for work! Shit! No. Wait. It's still a half an hour before I have to get up."

I hate it when I wake up like that.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on October 28, 2012, 06:09:04 PM
4am comes around really quick.  ???
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Laura H on October 28, 2012, 07:54:59 PM
Damn cat!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: heidi52 on October 29, 2012, 07:40:55 AM
Listen to that wind!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: DistantSun on October 29, 2012, 08:08:33 AM
Oh %$&*&% the garbage truck is coming early and I forgot to put the bin out the front  >:(
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: heidi52 on October 29, 2012, 08:40:30 AM
Did you have to run after them? That's always fun.  ::)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Mastafrank on October 29, 2012, 08:06:14 PM
getting $$ in two days ;D ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on October 29, 2012, 08:24:42 PM
4am comes around really quick.  :'(
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: DistantSun on October 29, 2012, 11:48:12 PM
Did you have to run after them? That's always fun.  ::)

No. It took me a few minutes to remember pickup is tomorrow :P Lots of construction going on around here, guess I misheard some other type of truck :P
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: mityte on October 30, 2012, 06:26:49 AM
one more day until NaNoWriMo!!!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Mastafrank on October 30, 2012, 11:00:25 AM
one more day until NaNoWriMo!!!
[move]AAaaaaaaaaRGH!!!!!!!!!!
[/move]

which bodywash should I use?
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on October 30, 2012, 11:49:50 AM
Not my first thought, but every time I see this thread come up I wonder about Big T.

Has anyone heard from him lately? I miss seeing him around.  :'(
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: thatollie on October 30, 2012, 12:29:20 PM
one more day until NaNoWriMo!!!

No, it can't be.

Not yet.

I still have stuff that needs doing.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on October 30, 2012, 02:47:23 PM
Not my first thought, but every time I see this thread come up I wonder about Big T.

Has anyone heard from him lately? I miss seeing him around.  :'(

We stayed in regular contact for years Alice but it has been a while since I heard from him.

I'm the same with this thread mate, miss our Big Yellow.  :(

I might go see if I have an email addy to flick him a text.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: DistantSun on October 30, 2012, 09:01:41 PM
Oh man, I sometimes miss the part of my life when I was allowed to sleep right through the night :P
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: heidi52 on October 31, 2012, 06:52:05 AM
More rain?  Enough already!  :P
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on October 31, 2012, 03:05:25 PM
Its 6am and I can see a heat haze.  ;D

First one for the year. Its still coolish for the hour but the day won't stay this way.

Alice, received an email back from big T, albeit a small one.  :D :D

Quote
Hi Linda or should I say ff? :o)),
Great to hear fom you.
Have never changed this email..so yes...I am here.
Currently working in Thailand.
Regards to you and the guys on MWC.
T

Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on October 31, 2012, 03:24:33 PM
Good to know he is still on this earth even if he's a long way away (as usual).  ;)

Maybe since you rattled his tree he'll pop in again.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on October 31, 2012, 03:37:33 PM
 :D :D :D

I will get the cattle prod out and see how I go achieving that mate.  ;)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on October 31, 2012, 03:51:19 PM
:D :D :D

I will get the cattle prod out and see how I go achieving that mate.  ;)

 ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: thatollie on October 31, 2012, 06:54:47 PM
Save some juice, I'm sure there's a long queue for people who want a go.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: alienauthor on October 31, 2012, 06:56:57 PM
Wow honey it's good to see you too! 8) 8) ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Frogg on November 07, 2012, 05:37:57 PM
I should probably get out of bed.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gayle on November 07, 2012, 06:50:08 PM
Wow honey it's good to see you too! 8) 8) ;D
:D
Your lovely lady was feeling a bit affectionate this morning, was she?
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on November 07, 2012, 07:59:46 PM
 ??? ???
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on November 08, 2012, 11:39:04 AM
It's warmer under the covers.  :o
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on November 08, 2012, 02:53:38 PM
Whats that smell?
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Mastafrank on November 08, 2012, 03:40:54 PM
Its sunny
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gayle on November 08, 2012, 06:34:48 PM
What were the details of that dream? I have to write it down before I forget.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on November 09, 2012, 11:37:12 AM
Is that the right time?
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: thatollie on November 09, 2012, 12:14:51 PM
Must write a lot today.

(and I have, 3,476 words so far today)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: herron on November 09, 2012, 02:59:28 PM
Damn! I should be writing!  :-[
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on November 10, 2012, 04:50:29 AM
Is it morning or evening?

(It was one of those times when you find yourself awake without any awareness of having been asleep.  When the mental clock doesn't kick in straight a way and for a few minutes everything is curiously timeless.  No half remembered dreams, no clues at all.)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: WordBird on November 10, 2012, 10:16:39 PM
Ahhh, a morning home alone.  :)


Explanation: I'm an introvert that requires alone time for my health and sanity. I am also a professor that requires me to work around students and faculty almost seven days each week. Hubby is now one year into disability, which means he is now home seven days per week just about all day, every day. This morning he had to be out of town early to meet someone. So when I woke up, it was literally the first day in a year that I awoke to an solitary house. It was a glorious morning! Much needed quiet time....alone. Thank You Mother Nature! I did not waste one second enjoying the peace.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on January 28, 2013, 06:16:57 AM
I slept in  :o :o

Ye Hah  :D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Spell Chick on January 28, 2013, 06:33:04 AM
I'm alive, sorta!
Just marginally better than the alternative.

I can breathe!
Just barely.

I have a dentist appointment this afternoon!
Shit. If they are going to charge me; I'm coming in and bringing them all my germs, too.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Vienna on January 28, 2013, 12:57:30 PM
Christ! It is snowing again!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on January 28, 2013, 05:38:31 PM
It's bloody quiet here on my own.  No 'other person' noises anywhere in the house.  No creaking of stairs or clicking of cups.  No rattle of the water pipes as a kettle gets filled.

(Mum was away overnight.)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on January 28, 2013, 05:57:28 PM
Crikey its time to get up and get ready for the end of the school holidays.  ???
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Mastafrank on January 28, 2013, 09:00:10 PM
stupid alarm clock stop wAking me every 5 minutes  >:(
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Spell Chick on January 28, 2013, 09:15:37 PM
Don't you have it set for every nine minutes?
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Spell Chick on January 29, 2013, 08:57:25 AM
I don't have to be awake until 5.15, why am I awake at 4?

I hate thoughts like that, but there you have it.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: DistantSun on January 29, 2013, 10:23:46 AM
Is it Saturday? Oh crap, its only Tuesday.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on January 29, 2013, 01:52:49 PM
Ratz, its 3am.

(and Wednesday Sunny)  ;)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Vienna on January 30, 2013, 10:23:10 AM
bugger me! It isn't snowing.....................it's bloody pissing it down!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Pale Writer on January 30, 2013, 10:47:42 AM
First thought of the day - no school. ice on walkway - must shovel/salt, drat.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: herron on January 30, 2013, 04:11:22 PM
Is today Wednesday or Thursday?

Second thought: Who the hell cares?  (there's a lot to be said for retirement)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: DistantSun on January 30, 2013, 04:21:57 PM
Ratz, its 3am.

(and Wednesday Sunny)  ;)

:P It was Tuesday where I physically exist anyway :P
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on January 30, 2013, 04:35:08 PM
Not the pager again  ???

 :D :D

Home is where the heart is ay mate.  ;)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: wayne g on January 30, 2013, 04:58:59 PM
Whoopee doo!! I've got two days off work.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Spell Chick on January 31, 2013, 08:33:57 AM
I wonder if the coffee is already made.
(It wasn't)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gayle on January 31, 2013, 09:05:22 AM
What a weird dream.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Mastafrank on January 31, 2013, 09:07:06 AM
If those damn junkies walk past my window again....
thinking about putting up a booby trap >:D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on January 31, 2013, 11:14:05 AM
3 am yay ..... not
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on February 05, 2013, 04:37:47 AM
Well my day is over but when it began, my thoughts were positive.

So not like me.  ::)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: StrangeMercy on February 05, 2013, 09:57:49 AM
its so early, do I have to get up to go uni
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on February 05, 2013, 10:59:34 AM
Damn, who's taken a sledgehammer to my left knee overnight?
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: DistantSun on February 05, 2013, 11:11:35 AM
What a weird dream.

Same here :D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: McWawa on February 05, 2013, 01:06:37 PM
That was a beautiful dream, and i' still happy now i'm awake.

( i write them down on a small note book, yet most often all except the last parts are forgotten before pen gets to paper.  It's as similar to arriving home from a holiday and suddenly only the last day, or the return journey, can be remembered, And yet the knowledge of the feelings of the whole event remain, if not the actual feelings sustain which is a bonus. Otherwise it's the "oh sh*t, it was all good dream and now i'm really here" feeling.)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on February 05, 2013, 05:19:47 PM
I slept all night!!  ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: herron on February 06, 2013, 09:03:55 AM
Sh*t, it's cold.  :-\
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: WordBird on February 06, 2013, 09:43:03 AM
Sh*t, it's cold.  :-\

Come to mama, SweetCheeks
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gayle on February 06, 2013, 10:18:25 AM
Come to mama, SweetCheeks
Was that your first thought today, or are you flirting with Herron again?
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: WordBird on February 06, 2013, 04:33:47 PM
Was that your first thought today, or are you flirting with Herron again?

Was that your first thought today?   :D

Of course I was flirting with our Herron.  :-*
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on February 06, 2013, 11:18:10 PM
 :D :D

The 'tauce strikes again.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Mastafrank on February 07, 2013, 02:03:18 PM
it's sunny
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: thatollie on February 07, 2013, 02:14:32 PM
Go to bed.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gayle on February 07, 2013, 05:01:23 PM
"Why am I awake?"

(My alarm hadn't gone off yet.)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on February 07, 2013, 07:10:08 PM
eeeeeeeeeeeeek I slept in!!  :o :o
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: thatollie on February 07, 2013, 07:17:40 PM
I was sorting the voluminous chaff from the scarce wheat of a job site, so my first thought went like this.

no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no
no

next page . . .
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: herron on February 07, 2013, 10:06:28 PM
already?
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Mastafrank on February 08, 2013, 12:57:19 AM
1 am its reading time
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on February 12, 2013, 06:32:50 AM
Is that the doorbell?  :o
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Vienna on February 12, 2013, 09:24:05 AM
oh bloody hell more snow
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: DistantSun on February 12, 2013, 11:31:36 AM
what day is it?
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on February 12, 2013, 01:51:29 PM
I didn't think I would fall back to sleep.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on February 13, 2013, 05:47:10 PM
I honestly don't think I had one.  I still haven't.  Today has been a day of instinct, not thought.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gayle on February 13, 2013, 06:25:56 PM
I know I must've had a first thought, but I don't remember it now.

I honestly don't think I had one.  I still haven't.  Today has been a day of instinct, not thought.
You had a thought, but then it went away? I get that all the time.  :D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on February 13, 2013, 06:47:54 PM
February and thought are not compatible ;-)

They have only one letter in common.  It just isn't enough for meaningful communication ;-)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on February 17, 2013, 02:42:15 PM
Its only 4am  ???
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on February 22, 2013, 04:12:28 PM
Its raining......still.  ??? ???
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on February 22, 2013, 05:16:03 PM
Why did I wake up at 4:30 am?
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on February 22, 2013, 06:18:00 PM
Will my leg hurt if I move it?

(Answer, yes.)

Solution go back to sleep for a while longer.

Same question on waking again.  Answer, this time, no.

Result!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Dawn on February 22, 2013, 06:21:18 PM
I'm blind, I'm blind - no my lens have slipped. ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: thatollie on February 22, 2013, 07:46:20 PM
What time is it?
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: DistantSun on February 22, 2013, 08:18:00 PM
What the hell was I just dreaming about?
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Mastafrank on February 23, 2013, 01:20:34 AM
Its after midnite....what should I read
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on February 23, 2013, 04:22:40 AM
Bleedin' hell, its cold outside my duvet.

(Surprising how quick you can get dressed sometimes.)

There are a few very fine flakes of snow on the breeze.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Spell Chick on February 23, 2013, 06:46:38 AM
Is it morning and time to wake up or is this another surprise visit from Anit-Mr. Sandman in the middle of the night.

[listen to pouring rain, look for slightly light filtering thru the edges of the blinds, glance finally at the turned around clock]

Morning, time for coffee.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gayle on February 23, 2013, 10:45:35 AM
Did I really just dream that I woke up in Japan?

Ever have a dream about waking up, and then you're disoriented when you do wake up. I had that dream last night except, in the dream, I was staying at a friend's house and that friend was living in Japan. She doesn't in real life. Go figure.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: DistantSun on February 23, 2013, 12:30:07 PM
Did I really just dream that I woke up in Japan?

Ever have a dream about waking up, and then you're disoriented when you do wake up. I had that dream last night except, in the dream, I was staying at a friend's house and that friend was living in Japan. She doesn't in real life. Go figure.

And it takes a few minutes to re-orientate yourself into the real world - absolutely, this happens quite often :D

Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on February 23, 2013, 03:16:33 PM
Here we go again!!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Spell Chick on February 24, 2013, 09:35:28 AM
What light thru yonder window breaks? It is the sunrise and you have slept the entire night through. Life will be good now that you are rested.


Or something like that.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: WordBird on February 24, 2013, 09:59:04 AM
Ah, Sunday. I don't have to get up and go anywhere today.  :)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on February 24, 2013, 01:06:39 PM
Its 4 am again, what is it about this time of the night that wakes me most days? Grrrrrrrr.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on February 27, 2013, 03:59:01 PM
That magic number again.  ???

At least I do have to get up I guess, the airport calls.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: herron on February 27, 2013, 10:09:53 PM
"Where am I?"   :-\
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Spell Chick on February 28, 2013, 08:53:00 AM
Rolling out of bed, "Damn, that hurts" as I lean on one very sore arm/shoulder/chest.

This is not a good enough excuse. You will go to the gym.

I did.

I rocked it in beast mode.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on February 28, 2013, 03:32:08 PM
Is that rain?

And it is. Drats, not what was needed today.

Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: herron on March 02, 2013, 03:08:25 PM
Again?
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on March 02, 2013, 03:10:11 PM
Its 5 am, better than 4 am I guess.  ::)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: thatollie on March 02, 2013, 09:53:55 PM
What was that guy's name?

He was completely insane.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Spell Chick on March 03, 2013, 06:30:12 AM
I feel rested, refreshed ... did I really sleep thru the night?
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on March 03, 2013, 10:27:42 AM
Is it really Sunday? Or do I still have my days mixed up?
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on March 03, 2013, 03:15:23 PM
Oh no, its a work day.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Vienna on March 04, 2013, 05:32:25 AM
ohhhhhhhhhh what a beautiful morning..........and now even better, sun shining and is spring really here? Could of course be freezing again in a day or two........oh and I am back at work after 8 months leave, 6.15 am better get my arse out of bed and  have breakfast and get our lads lunch on so that babysitter doesn't have to do it, and while I am at it I can do tonights dinner..........hmm a lot of first thoughts there eh? ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on March 06, 2013, 04:46:33 AM
arrrgghhh I slept in!!  :o :o
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: ma100 on March 06, 2013, 05:09:37 AM
I wish my housework would do itself. :(
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: McWawa on March 06, 2013, 05:15:32 AM
What ?
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on March 06, 2013, 06:16:44 AM
Nothing hurts.  Shall I move carefully and check this, or just lie still for a while longer and revel in the sensation?

I took the latter option for a few minutes until nature called, but even then the creaky joints weren't paticularly awkward.

A pleasant start to the day ;-)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Spell Chick on March 06, 2013, 07:21:29 AM
But soft, what light thru yonder window breaks?
I slept until morning. Hooray.


and like Gyp - nothing hurt!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on March 06, 2013, 07:24:35 PM
The alarm, groan.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: DistantSun on March 06, 2013, 08:18:18 PM
Who's the asshat driving the flippin' snow plow out there at 5.30?
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: bpalmerlee on March 06, 2013, 08:31:48 PM
I could sleep for 10 more minutes.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: thatollie on March 06, 2013, 08:40:44 PM
I should probably go do some work.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on March 08, 2013, 08:51:12 AM
I can't find the last thought thread cause this should be there.

Goodnight.  :D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Spell Chick on March 08, 2013, 10:33:21 AM
Not my first thought but something I've thought of off an on ... Anybody know what happened to the Big Yellow Guy? I don't see him here or on Facebook.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on March 08, 2013, 01:59:46 PM
I didn't have a first thought today.  I got up without thinking.  There's been a few thoughts since but I'm damned if I know which came first.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on March 08, 2013, 09:32:19 PM
Arrrrgh, not when I am sleeping in.  >:(
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Mastafrank on March 09, 2013, 03:06:14 AM
Another 4am call ???
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: bpalmerlee on March 09, 2013, 05:03:09 AM
This is funny... My phone says there's a new post on the "Your first thoughts today?" thread.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Spell Chick on March 09, 2013, 07:55:49 AM
You said you would so get your fat butt out of bed and do 40 burpees

Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on March 09, 2013, 08:38:45 AM
Did you?
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on March 09, 2013, 08:52:28 AM
Was that a weird dream or a silent film clip running in my head?


It felt like a film clip - as if someone had moved from groups from two to four of people talking (no sound) and filmed in black and white. Never experienced anything quite like that - left me rather puzzled as to what it was all about.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: nouran on March 10, 2013, 08:49:49 AM
"Thank God I rescued that baby from my evil uncle"
It was annoying nightmare  :D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on March 10, 2013, 04:44:22 PM
Another birthday today.  :D :D :D

My babies are all grown up.  ???
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: WordBird on March 12, 2013, 10:24:15 AM
What time is it?
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on March 12, 2013, 04:20:34 PM
 ??? ???

Another trip to the gaol.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Jo Bannister on March 14, 2013, 11:44:08 AM
Creaky hip - need to turn over - turning over may wake labrador - labrador will jump on bed and push well-chewed toy into left eye - could lie here very still - hip still creaky - shit, I'm awake now, might as well make breakfast
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Mastafrank on March 14, 2013, 02:49:02 PM
Fuck its cold >:(
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on March 14, 2013, 05:57:18 PM
Fuck its cold >:(

I didn't think a Pope would use such language . . . especially in public.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on March 14, 2013, 07:10:35 PM
Another babies birthday, I timed them well.  :D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Mastafrank on March 14, 2013, 07:34:34 PM
Another babies birthday, I timed them well.  :D

 ;D ;D ;D


I didn't think a Pope would use such language . . . especially in public.

Sex is holy ::) ;)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on March 16, 2013, 01:54:55 PM
Its 3am, nooooooo!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: WordBird on March 16, 2013, 06:31:56 PM
One picture says it all:
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on March 16, 2013, 07:45:26 PM
 :D :D :D :D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gayle on March 16, 2013, 08:38:13 PM
 :D

Wordbird, that's how I feel almost every morning which is why I post so rarely in here.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Mastafrank on March 17, 2013, 03:05:27 AM
I'll just read uust one more chapter ::)......3 hours later IT'S 3am  :o
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: WordBird on March 24, 2013, 10:23:37 AM
North American Straits Agreement? What is that? Straits? hmm. Must be North American Free Trade Agreement.


I swear, that was what I woke up thinking about. Must have been something I was dreaming about.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on March 24, 2013, 11:42:21 AM
Grrrrr 2.30 am, this is ridiculous  >:(
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on March 24, 2013, 11:54:42 AM
Why is there sunshine streaming through my window? It can't be morning yet!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on March 25, 2013, 09:47:51 AM
Six am . . . too early. Going to sleep longer.

7:02 am . . . can't get back to sleep. Coffee Time!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: DistantSun on March 25, 2013, 09:57:12 AM
Shhhh... you kids are being too loud, Mummy needs some more sleep!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Mastafrank on March 25, 2013, 02:58:45 PM
 ::) ::) ::)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on March 25, 2013, 03:02:48 PM
Who gets emails on their phone at 4.30am?  ???
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gayle on March 25, 2013, 03:06:40 PM
Uh, I don't want to be awake yet.

Who gets emails on their phone at 4.30am?  ???
Someone with friends in another time zone, perhaps?
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on March 25, 2013, 03:11:17 PM
 :D :D :D

I wish!! Stupid bloody survey, I am about to block them
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on April 02, 2013, 09:41:00 AM
It was hours ago and I have forgotten.  ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: journolady on April 02, 2013, 02:38:23 PM
Oh God, We have over slept. Now I will have to drop my Natasha to school.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: thatollie on April 02, 2013, 02:39:22 PM
It was just a dream. So, why did it hurt when I fell down?
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: LC1 on April 02, 2013, 03:14:54 PM
Why do I have to go to work
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: sugy on April 02, 2013, 03:34:23 PM
Can't I sleep a little longer?  :(
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Mastafrank on April 02, 2013, 08:34:15 PM
 >:( >:( fking cold
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on April 05, 2013, 07:09:37 AM
What day is it?  

It's been that kind of week, with things happening out of the usual sequence ;-)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on April 05, 2013, 04:28:02 PM
Whoopsy, I slept through it.  :-[
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Dawn on April 05, 2013, 04:31:00 PM
did I get any sleep :P
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: LC1 on April 06, 2013, 03:44:02 AM
It's Saturday!!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: sugy on April 06, 2013, 06:44:24 AM
Oh God!why do I have to wake up with such a fresh but gory dream?! ???
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: ma100 on April 06, 2013, 07:19:44 AM
Blimey, it's afternoon and I've just woke up. :o
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: WordBird on April 06, 2013, 09:45:34 AM
Ahhh, the weekend.  :)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gayle on April 06, 2013, 12:06:56 PM
I wonder what time it is. No, changed my mind; I don't care.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on April 06, 2013, 05:28:45 PM
Bloody dogs!!  >:(
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: J.B. Brown on April 06, 2013, 06:34:24 PM
I don't want to go to work :(
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Laura H on April 06, 2013, 07:40:59 PM
Bloody dogs!!  >:(

Zactley!  Don't they know that breakfast is served later on the weekend?
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Mastafrank on April 07, 2013, 01:10:19 AM
Yay!!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: caljamscott on April 09, 2013, 07:05:17 AM
My days and nights are melded now. It's hard to get first thoughts into my head. I suppose they're there; I'm just not aware of them.

Just living in a netted cloud now, still hoping to break out properly.

If I had a "first thought today" it would be, "why is the world still the way it is? Schlepping and drudging along the way it does? Can't somebody do something?" :-\
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on April 09, 2013, 12:23:07 PM
More gray skies?
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on April 09, 2013, 05:16:25 PM
Shut the blue dickens up!!

Some of us are still asleep at 6am!!  >:(
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: thatollie on April 13, 2013, 01:31:13 AM
WARNING: This first thought does not bode well for me.

This jobhunting thing kinda reminds me of doing nanowrimo.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on April 13, 2013, 01:48:51 AM
Only one more sleep.  :D :D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: 2par on April 13, 2013, 01:54:21 AM
what day is it?
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: J.B. Brown on April 13, 2013, 10:19:29 AM
It's sunny out!  ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on April 13, 2013, 10:44:40 AM
Despite everything, life is good.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: honiilove on April 13, 2013, 01:18:05 PM
I looked at the clock, which showed it to be 7:00 a.m..  I groaned at the time...must get to hair appointment by 8..phone rang...the stylist is sick..reschedule.  Went back to sleep.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on May 01, 2013, 10:18:54 AM
"5-30.  Thank the gods for that.  I'm allowed some more pills."

Elbow was so 'gouted up' the last few hours that even the weight of the duvet brushing against it hurt.  As for when I rolled over and banged it against the wall . . .

Much better now.  Just sore as opposed to feeling like a malignant force trying to chew my arm off.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on May 01, 2013, 03:47:35 PM
Still dark means its not daytime get  groan

Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: thatollie on May 01, 2013, 03:51:44 PM


uh . . . What day is it?
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: honiilove on May 02, 2013, 12:27:46 AM
What made me think I could be a writer?
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gayle on May 02, 2013, 12:32:25 AM
Could it be because your brain won't let you consider doing anything else?

That sums up why I write. Even when I don't put pen to paper, I'm still sorting out story ideas or possible characters in my head. Some times I wonder if one day, researchers will discover that there's some sort of chemical imbalance in the brain responsible for turning people into writers.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Rain on May 02, 2013, 12:44:27 AM
"Damn that bird outside is loud...too lazy to shut the window."
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on May 02, 2013, 04:51:40 AM
That sums up why I write. Even when I don't put pen to paper, I'm still sorting out story ideas or possible characters in my head. Some times I wonder if one day, researchers will discover that there's some sort of chemical imbalance in the brain responsible for turning people into writers.

Surely it's the other way around?  Some kind of natuiral safety device which stops the vast majority from being writers?  Imagine if the whole world was like this circle.  Well, you imagine it.  I'd rather not.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gayle on May 02, 2013, 10:17:54 AM
I need to write.

(It was like a primal instinct calling from the deepest recesses of my mind.)

Surely it's the other way around?  Some kind of natuiral safety device which stops the vast majority from being writers?  Imagine if the whole world was like this circle.  Well, you imagine it.  I'd rather not.

But that could be said for any profession, Gyp. I wouldn't want the world to have only people who thought like scientists or business people, clergy, or academics. Each mode of thought has value and serves a purpose in society, but a society composed of people who all think the same way would never advance, no matter which profession dominated the thinking.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on May 10, 2013, 01:33:02 AM
Yay, no kids this weekend!!  ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: J.B. Brown on May 11, 2013, 02:05:44 PM
I don't want to work on a Saturday.  :-\
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on May 11, 2013, 05:15:02 PM
Its Mothers Day, yay!!  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on May 12, 2013, 12:01:32 AM
Gotta get back on MWC,

... and I did! ;)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on May 12, 2013, 01:45:16 AM
T   ;D ;D

We miss you  :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: sugy on May 12, 2013, 05:31:30 AM
Gotta get back on MWC,

... and I did! ;)

Wonderful to see you here! Welcome Back! :)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: jkaram on May 12, 2013, 08:20:07 AM
it's too early to wake but not too early for my pencil
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gayle on May 12, 2013, 10:28:51 AM
F*uck! That alarm is loud!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on May 12, 2013, 12:25:35 PM
Is there really anything I have to get up for?
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: thatollie on May 12, 2013, 12:26:12 PM
Man, that was a great nap.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on May 12, 2013, 05:21:40 PM
6am call, not the best start to the day  ???
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: James Josiah on May 14, 2013, 04:15:26 PM
My first thought today was the same first thought I have every day. Is there a legitimate reason why I don't have to go to work today?
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Mastafrank on May 14, 2013, 04:27:22 PM
 Leafs blew a 4-1 lead to lose 5-4...I"m so happy ;D ;D ;D

(https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQQYNT2QqM1uVnc2nzhvd6T3e2ugrrU4_8BMIysxgrV8P80xDPu)

yes that was my 1st thought lol
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: 2par on May 14, 2013, 07:44:33 PM
it's 7:43 PM and I'm still waiting for it.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: sune on May 14, 2013, 08:09:11 PM
T   ;D ;D

We miss you  :-* :-* :-*

BIG T..Come on mate.. This thread belongs to YOU..! ;)
  :-* ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: J.B. Brown on May 15, 2013, 05:50:36 PM
To much to do today...
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: James Josiah on May 16, 2013, 02:22:47 AM

Who put the alarm on so loud?
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: sune on May 16, 2013, 05:04:31 AM
Where is the alarm..? ???
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: jkaram on May 16, 2013, 05:50:08 AM
 Yeah, still 3 more hors before work, have some time fo me  :)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Caitlin on May 16, 2013, 08:57:47 AM
What I have in the fridge to eat? Usually, I wake up extremely hungry.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on May 16, 2013, 04:33:57 PM
groan, its only 6am.... ???
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Mastafrank on May 16, 2013, 09:21:16 PM
3pm ??? Wow  ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Light on May 17, 2013, 12:37:29 AM
5 more minutes...
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: jkaram on May 17, 2013, 04:57:26 AM
It is only 3 am.
Really want to stay in bed,
but get up and pee instead.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: The Skald on May 17, 2013, 06:29:56 AM
My first thought was that The Big Bang Theory can't get any worse than it already is. Then I saw the season finale, and they proved me wrong... What the hell have they done to this series? It used to be awesome, and now I can barely watch a full episode of the fucking Big Amy Theory. I really, really hate that character...

*ahem* Well, the sun is out, at least. Oh, and it's our National Day, or whatever we call it. Our 4th July, if you want. Just a crappy version where people dress up, march in a parade and pretend to enjoy themselves. Sigh...
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on May 17, 2013, 04:58:40 PM
Work!!  ???
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on May 17, 2013, 08:08:20 PM
Is that 00.45 or 5-45 AM. ( Fumbles for glasses, buried amongst pillows after falling asleep reading, and looks again.  Yep, 45 minutes past midnight. Oh well, these things happen.) 
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on May 18, 2013, 05:26:00 PM
Who rang at 2am?  :o
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on May 18, 2013, 09:46:51 PM
Must call the fly before I go to sleep  ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Laura H on May 20, 2013, 07:08:25 PM
Must remember to pay Big T for that middle of the night call  ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: James Josiah on May 21, 2013, 02:19:16 AM

Where has my voice gone?  ???
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gayle on May 21, 2013, 12:05:56 PM
"Touch is undoubtedly a form of communication. We touch to comfort, express love, wordlessly signal a course of action, detain. But what do I really want to say about that form of communication? That it's undervalued? Misunderstood and callously ignored..."

As you can see, my brain hit the ground running today.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on May 21, 2013, 04:57:45 PM
Its still dark time  ???
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on May 23, 2013, 05:42:29 PM
Rain rain go away!! Go to England, they like it  :D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on May 23, 2013, 09:51:18 PM
Rain rain go away!! Go to England, they like it  :D

You know Ma is going to blame you if she gets rained in now!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on May 23, 2013, 09:52:18 PM
 :D :D

Uh huh mate
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on May 24, 2013, 12:50:28 AM
Friday, and I should be at work,
but I'm not,  ;D
T
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on May 24, 2013, 03:06:50 AM
Wagger  :D :D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: sune on May 24, 2013, 06:53:29 AM
Oh,  it's not Saturday yet..!!  :D

Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on May 25, 2013, 10:25:38 PM
Still dark? What time is it?
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gayle on May 25, 2013, 11:05:59 PM
"What? Oh, alarm clock."
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on May 26, 2013, 02:41:16 PM
Is this really Sunday? I thought it was yesterday, but it wasn't.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on May 26, 2013, 05:06:04 PM
Bloody barking dog, its gotta go!!   >:( >:(
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on May 26, 2013, 06:16:24 PM
Bloody barking dog, its gotta go!!   >:( >:(

Before you make him go . . . check to be sure if he's trying to warn you of a danger.  :o
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Mastafrank on May 31, 2013, 02:06:56 PM
was that thunder ???


Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on May 31, 2013, 05:09:10 PM
ROAD TRIP!!  :D :D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on June 05, 2013, 05:47:21 AM
Nine-thirty!  I must have been bloody knackered last night.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Pale Writer on June 05, 2013, 06:42:43 AM
I don't have to work today :)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on June 07, 2013, 11:11:39 PM
eight and a half hours in economy class ... Bangkok to Brisbane ... grrrrrr who needs a training course?

T
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on June 08, 2013, 12:06:30 AM
Hey T, you're on my turf  :o :o
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Mastafrank on June 08, 2013, 02:31:24 AM
 >:( wheres summer ???
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on June 08, 2013, 11:31:55 PM
Hey T, you're on my turf  :o :o

Am I allowed?  ;D

Arrive 15th.... course 17th to 20th.... 2 day Managers Forum 21 + 22... depart 23rd.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on June 09, 2013, 01:01:46 AM
 ;D ;D

Wish I was a day closer mate, Bissy is about 10 hours from us.

Nice place though but you will only see the inside of a classroom.  ???
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Mastafrank on June 09, 2013, 03:17:57 AM
Naw Im sure he'll play hooky :D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on June 11, 2013, 03:23:16 PM
Ouchy!! 
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Ajaxe on June 12, 2013, 04:28:23 PM
How come they haven't got up yet?
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on June 12, 2013, 04:45:29 PM
Why can't I ever sleep till daylight?  ???
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gayle on June 12, 2013, 08:02:17 PM
Why can't I ever sleep till daylight?  ???

Vampiric tendencies, Fly?  ;)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on June 12, 2013, 08:38:37 PM
 :D :D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on June 18, 2013, 05:03:29 AM
Is it hot, or am I ill?

It was the weather.  Rather hot and muggy first thing.  About 4 AM it was a bit nippy with all my windows open, so I tucked myself up in the duvet, and at 6 AM I woke up feeling like a boil-in-the-bag portion.  Horrible, but as soon as I untangled myself I felt fine again.

Gyppo
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on June 18, 2013, 05:08:23 AM
It's bloody cold here!
T
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on June 18, 2013, 06:56:32 AM
Huh!! You are in the warmish part of the country mate.  :D

Head to Darwin, that gives you back sweat.  ;)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Pale Writer on June 18, 2013, 07:34:21 AM
No work today :) 

(hey lil glo *waves*)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on June 18, 2013, 05:31:05 PM
Hey PW, haven't seen you much on here babe, been working heaps?

Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on June 20, 2013, 06:51:30 PM
I know where I would like to shove your motorbike sunshine.... >:( >:(
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on June 26, 2013, 07:32:10 PM
Three text messages at 7am?  :o
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on June 28, 2013, 10:41:48 AM
Am I the only one having first thoughts?  ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on June 28, 2013, 06:20:23 PM
My body wakes up in the morning. Unfortunately, the mind is generally too foggy to have a real, honest-to-goodness thought until much later in the day.  :-[
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Mastafrank on June 29, 2013, 03:51:29 AM
Aaaaargh stupid catchy jingle >:(
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on June 29, 2013, 05:13:51 AM
I am truly convinced I didn't have a first thought this morning.   In fact, I haven't had one even yet.  Sometimes I can run all day on pure instinct ;-)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gayle on June 29, 2013, 08:37:56 PM
Why do people only phone a wrong number before the sun comes up?

(I've had 3 wrong numbers the last 3 mornings and all of them have been before my alarm was due to go off! >:()
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on June 29, 2013, 08:42:52 PM
 :o :o

And on the weekend Gayle, bloody hell.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on June 30, 2013, 04:31:29 AM
I think I've just about thawed out.
T
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: UltraViolet on June 30, 2013, 10:37:12 AM
Why has no one entered the flash fiction yet?

http://mywriterscircle.com/index.php?topic=49015.0 (http://mywriterscircle.com/index.php?topic=49015.0)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gayle on June 30, 2013, 11:31:41 AM
Crap! Fog!

(I live a long distance from the ocean, and we rarely get fog here, but thanks to the floods in Southern Alberta, this morning I woke up to the first fog I've seen in about 3 years.)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Pale Writer on June 30, 2013, 01:24:42 PM
the ps3 is free!

(I'm a bit of a gamer at times)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on June 30, 2013, 05:55:21 PM
Is it still raining?

Looked out the window and its not clear but its not raining either.

Will take till next year to dry out. We won't get a bush fire season this year.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Mastafrank on July 01, 2013, 12:50:17 AM
Must save the rest for Canada day!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Ajaxe on July 01, 2013, 10:08:49 AM
Damn! They'll wake me up again.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on July 02, 2013, 02:58:00 AM
Oh no, off to Sydney.  ???
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on July 05, 2013, 05:01:48 PM
Its still dark time... :o
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on July 07, 2013, 05:26:06 AM
TGI Sunday!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on July 07, 2013, 05:54:14 AM
Hey T, how was the Aussie trip mate?  :D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on July 07, 2013, 08:09:20 AM
Hi Fly,
Went well, loved Brisbane, hated the cold weather tho'.
Time too short and fully occupied, didn't get much chance to look around.
Your beers' not bad :P
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on July 07, 2013, 08:38:36 AM
 :D :D

Which beer did you fancy the most, its a sign of what sorta Aussie you would make?  :P

You wouldn't like it further down south then mate, its freezing.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: thatollie on July 07, 2013, 11:48:14 AM
Ah, Sunday, how I've missed you.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on July 07, 2013, 11:57:39 AM
Growing older is not for cowards.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on July 07, 2013, 05:27:00 PM
Monday again and here come the hordes  :P
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: intercat on July 08, 2013, 08:08:41 AM
thought 1: omg glass of water yay
*drinks*
thought 2: aaaaand that's a dead fly in it
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: DistantSun on July 08, 2013, 01:48:46 PM
Oh geez... too early... go back to sleep you dummy!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on July 08, 2013, 03:40:52 PM
Bloody beeping smoke alarm. Hope he hears it and gets up to it so I don't have to......4am, chee
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on July 19, 2013, 10:03:56 AM
That dog has got to go. How do you trap a dog?
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: intercat on July 19, 2013, 10:17:44 AM
my first thought today:

"HRRRRRNNGHHHHISLKSDLKGHLKSHZJGLLzzzzz."
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on July 19, 2013, 10:15:20 PM
Yay, its Saturday  :D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on July 22, 2013, 03:36:00 AM
Thank goodness for local holidays... it's Monday and I get to play.
T
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on July 22, 2013, 04:08:44 AM
Ye haw, how long we got you for then babe?  ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Naomi Jade on July 22, 2013, 12:26:36 PM
How is it that such a little dog can take up so much of the bed?
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on July 22, 2013, 05:23:14 PM
I don't feel like work.  ???
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: herron on July 22, 2013, 07:07:24 PM
Again?
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gayle on July 22, 2013, 07:26:43 PM
Ugh! Too early!

(Gut response to hearing my alarm go off.)

I don't feel like work.  ???
Funny, you don't look like work either.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Neghe on July 22, 2013, 08:55:08 PM


Oh no...not again.

Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: intercat on July 22, 2013, 10:11:28 PM

Oh no...not again.



"I wonder if it will be friends with me?" :)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Neghe on July 23, 2013, 02:38:17 AM
"I wonder if it will be friends with me?" :)

42.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Mark H on July 26, 2013, 03:31:41 AM
Coffee. I wonder if it is possible to get more than 15 people to vote on a poetry challenge. Coffee. http://mywriterscircle.com/index.php?topic=49292.0
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: JewelAS53 on July 26, 2013, 07:22:34 AM
Sun's up - I'm late  :o
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Neghe on July 26, 2013, 01:01:38 PM


Crap...I didn't roll the bin out to the curb.




...Again!

Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Big T on August 01, 2013, 09:27:32 AM
Mass Toolbox Talk at 07:30 hrs hope the translator is on form my Thai is crap!
T
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: intercat on August 01, 2013, 02:05:31 PM
42.

I wasn't sure if you were referencing Hitchhiker's or no. :)

This morning, just: "Ow."  Possibly some expletives.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: LeonaIngram on August 01, 2013, 03:40:48 PM
Rather make it: That one thought which has been bothering you since this morning! (and will probably do so for the next few weeks)
Got to the office this morning and got a friendly reminded ... stating: Get a date for the company's year-end function ...
WHY?!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: intercat on August 01, 2013, 03:51:27 PM
Rather make it: That one thought which has been bothering you since this morning! (and will probably do so for the next few weeks)
Got to the office this morning and got a friendly reminded ... stating: Get a date for the company's year-end function ...
WHY?!

Hahaha that's hilarious and terrible!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on August 01, 2013, 05:25:39 PM
I slept soooooooooooooooooo well.  :D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Neghe on August 01, 2013, 05:44:01 PM

Thank God I remembered to roll the bin to the curb last-night so I don't have to run out all bleary-eyed and in my killer bunny slippers at 7:15 before the garbage truck passes.  (again).
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: DGSquared on November 27, 2013, 07:08:32 AM
Ah! Do not make any sudden movements.




Trying to get killer bunny slippers out of my head before I retire tonight.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on November 27, 2013, 07:38:30 AM
Yay, we have first thoughts again  ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on November 27, 2013, 08:28:27 AM
That was a funny dream.  (After checking around to make sure it really was a dream.)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on November 27, 2013, 09:39:47 AM
What is Rob doing up so early?

After laying there and unable to get back to sleep, second thought was, might as well get up and start the coffee.

Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gayle on November 27, 2013, 10:38:52 AM
Ah! Snow!

(We just got our first snowfall of the winter overnight.)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Neghe on November 27, 2013, 01:05:38 PM

How the hell can I feel this bad first thing in the morning without drinking the night before?
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: LC1 on December 01, 2013, 03:06:27 AM
Advent calendar time!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: thatollie on December 01, 2013, 03:13:06 AM
Advent calendar time!

Same here.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Neghe on December 01, 2013, 03:15:04 AM

"Oh no, not again."

Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on December 01, 2013, 05:16:15 AM
Can't  be morning.   It's not daylight yet.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Dawn on December 01, 2013, 07:20:37 AM
Where's the tissue - I've got a cold ( before the dirty minds start working over time  ;))
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Jeremiah on December 01, 2013, 08:40:27 AM
I'm gonna cancel my plans and stay in all day...
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: DistantSun on December 01, 2013, 01:05:14 PM
I'm grateful for being alive... not so much for the early wake-up time my kids chose  :P
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Neghe on December 01, 2013, 01:48:07 PM

What the hell is that godawful noise!

Oh...

(click).
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on December 01, 2013, 03:13:30 PM
If I don't open my eyes the little brats won't know I am awake.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on December 05, 2013, 02:22:13 PM
Bloody freezing!!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on December 08, 2013, 09:46:03 AM
First thought today was to wonder why one of my characters was sitting outside the kitchen door drinking tea and eating cake.

So I just stayed put and let the little mental film clip run its course, before getting up and capturing it at the keyboard.  Breakfast was delayed ;-)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: AvidWriter on December 08, 2013, 10:58:00 AM
"Ugh, I have to split wood."
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on December 08, 2013, 08:52:56 PM
I slept for 12 hours? Whos winning on the Last Post thread?  ::)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Neghe on December 08, 2013, 11:02:06 PM

Woke up at 4:30 am. Couldn't go back to sleep--came here thinking that'll put me to sleep...then proclaimed, "Well I'll be dammed."


 
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: JewelAS53 on December 09, 2013, 08:14:15 AM
Get out of bed, you have to get to work early, you're having lunch with your grandson. (He's 7mths his mum had to come along for the ride ;) )
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: herron on December 09, 2013, 07:44:43 PM
40,000 words short of my novel sequel.  :-[
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Neghe on December 09, 2013, 09:33:48 PM
Damn...I'm already in a daydream.

http://youtu.be/If7d4dHigYY
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on December 10, 2013, 12:21:06 PM
The sun is shinning!

After a long row of days without seeing the sun due to the dull gray overcast plus cold and some rain, it felt like a special treat to see the sun again. Even if it is still cold.  ;)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on December 10, 2013, 02:49:00 PM
I need to move!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: DGSquared on March 16, 2014, 03:05:43 PM
We need a new bed.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on March 16, 2014, 04:35:19 PM
I'm sure I just got into bed  ???
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: DistantSun on March 16, 2014, 09:14:52 PM
Oh good, it's Sunday!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: JewelAS53 on March 17, 2014, 01:44:02 AM
I'm not getting up early this morning.

So I didn't and went back to sleep for another 2.5 hrs. I'll pay for the decision later but it felt good at the time.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: ericthehalfabee on March 17, 2014, 03:52:43 AM
One week left at work! And God my knee hurts.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: DGSquared on March 17, 2014, 07:59:33 PM
Almost normal! Not quite - do not push yourself.


Sleep another hour.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on March 17, 2014, 11:31:06 PM
Woke before the alarm again  ???
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Neghe on March 18, 2014, 12:59:38 AM

Even without the ground shaking?
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: lelaa on March 18, 2014, 06:46:22 AM
I was like "why am I even waking up? its holiday!" :P
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on March 18, 2014, 07:30:37 AM
Today has to be better than yesterday.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: ericthehalfabee on March 18, 2014, 09:24:17 AM
One knee seems to be twice the size of the other one. Maybe I should see a doctor.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Mastafrank on March 18, 2014, 09:31:49 AM
Where is spring ???  :'(
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Neghe on March 19, 2014, 12:34:04 AM

"Oh no. Not again."


Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: kutacattack on March 19, 2014, 12:35:47 AM
First thought


World. Huddle. Sun.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: DGSquared on March 19, 2014, 04:50:37 PM
Damn phone!


I was dreaming that I was waiting for my mother to come out of the bathroom and I was having a conversation with my grandfather about traveling to Japan and how to make the best of my time. I was thoroughly enjoying the conversation and looking forward to talking to my mom when the phone rang and woke me.

 Both my mother and grandfather past away a few years ago so to dream of having a conversation with one of them is a real treat.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on March 20, 2014, 06:58:52 AM
Damn phone!!

We must have the same annoying early callers mate.  ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on March 20, 2014, 08:16:09 AM
Why do I keep waking up around 2:30 or 3:00 lately?
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Mastafrank on March 20, 2014, 10:33:30 AM
I have to pee ::)

I hate those dreams where you run around looking for a toilet, and when you do fond one you wake up cause you think you pissed yourself lol
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: thatollie on March 20, 2014, 11:57:23 AM
I may not remember exactly but I think it was "smmnism"
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Neghe on March 20, 2014, 07:38:02 PM
Why do I keep waking up around 2:30 or 3:00 lately?

Because, that is the best time to write.


 ;D
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: DGSquared on March 20, 2014, 08:00:01 PM
Yeah! Watercolor class today!

                          Oh crap! Overslept. Only thirty minutes to shower, brush teeth, do something with hair, dress, load supplies and go! So move already!!!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: ericthehalfabee on March 21, 2014, 07:51:04 AM
Last day in a job I've been at for nearly twelve years. Feeling quite emotional. Came in to bottle of champagne and box of chocs on my desk from one of my clients and almost cried like a girl. I'll miss it here but it's time to move on.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Laura H on March 21, 2014, 10:17:16 AM
Sounds like they will miss you, ebee. Onward and upward and enjoy the champagne  :)

My first thought today - Great morning for a run. And it was.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: DGSquared on March 21, 2014, 02:47:46 PM
I need to run. Laura, I'm inspired.



I should get up. Really, I should.

Then, I threw the covers over my head and tried to go back to sleep. I couldn't.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Neghe on March 21, 2014, 05:18:46 PM

If I wore diapers I wouldn't have to get up right now.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Mastafrank on March 23, 2014, 09:00:20 AM
Eggs n bacon
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Neghe on March 23, 2014, 03:30:15 PM

Ya know. 'Bout the only time I don't begrudge being woken up is from the the smell of bacon frying or coffee brewing. Both, would be   great. And if there's brownies in the oven as well then, I sure hope whoever's in the kitchen is female because they're going to get a kiss. 
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on March 23, 2014, 05:05:42 PM
I'm up!!   :o
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Gyppo on March 25, 2014, 05:10:13 PM
I'm still waiting for my first thought to arrive.  I seem to have managed nearly a whole day without conscious thought.  (Is this what being normal is like?
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: ericthehalfabee on March 25, 2014, 05:13:04 PM
Second day at my new job after 12 years in my last place (No, I wasn't a slave). Still feels so weird being the "new boy", not having a pile of work to do in my inbox. I've been reading the staff handbook and making tea all day! I don't think I've ever read a staff handbook in my life.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: JewelAS53 on March 26, 2014, 12:30:53 AM
Might as well stay up now.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Neghe on March 26, 2014, 12:39:55 AM

...I fell asleep listening to a MP3 audio book again.



Which means there's about 30 second between dreaming and waking that's fairly unusual if not down right bazaar. 
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: DGSquared on March 26, 2014, 03:11:56 AM
I overslept. So much for that webinar I wanted to watch.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: fire-fly on March 26, 2014, 04:16:56 AM
 :o :o :o

Holy crap, I'm gunna be late!!
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: ma100 on March 26, 2014, 04:38:02 AM
Why do I wake up hurting? :'(
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on March 26, 2014, 04:48:43 AM
Now that I don't have to worry about getting up and going to work, why can't I sleep the night through?
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Neghe on March 26, 2014, 06:52:54 PM
Now that I don't have to worry about getting up and going to work, why can't I sleep the night through?

Just write for a half hour or so.
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on March 27, 2014, 09:58:33 AM
Just write for a half hour or so.

Sometimes I do that Neghe. What I write doesn't always fit or make sense later, but at least I do something. And at other times I'll open the computer and check to see who else is up and about at that time. One of the great things about us having members all around the globe, there's almost always someone here to talk to.  ;)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: DGSquared on April 05, 2014, 09:46:30 AM
I wish I could sleep. I wish I could sleep.

(Waves to Alice.) :)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: Alice, a Country Gal on April 05, 2014, 10:12:17 AM
I did sleep . . . almost six hours. I'll take what I can get.

(waves back to Deb ~  ~  ~)
Title: Re: Your first thought today?
Post by: DGSquared on April 05, 2014, 03:11:39 PM
Why is he waking me? I just got to sleep. Oh, I see. It's 11:00 AM! I suppose I did manage almost 5 hours of sleep. The mirror will tell. I'm afraid to look because I don't feel like I slept that long. 8)


I did sleep . . . almost six hours. I'll take what I can get.

(waves back to Deb ~  ~  ~)
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