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Deep13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-18-10 11:33 AM
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Poll question: What gets you out of bed in the morning?
What motivates you at the start of every day?

You may infer an "other" option by posting it.

Poll result (26 votes)
The giant coil spring under the mattress that is released by my alarm clock. (0 votes, 0%)Vote
Thoughts of a loaf of bread, a bottle of wine and thou and thy hot friend in a kinky 3-way. (2 votes, 8%)Vote
Another glorious day of soul-crushing monotony. (10 votes, 38%)Vote
Being in the warm glow of my loving spouse and devoted children knowing that I reside in God's grace and love and doesn't it make you just want to puke? (2 votes, 8%)Vote
The prospect of learning something new. For instance, the human body requires 23 gallons of acid to dissolve completely. (4 votes, 15%)Vote
Desire to assure loved one that I'll never give you up, let you down, run around or desert you. (1 votes, 4%)Vote
Two words: gimp suit. (1 votes, 4%)Vote
Looking forward to smoking my own weight in skunk weed. (3 votes, 12%)Vote
Alligator wrestling. Yup, that's what I do. Wrestle alligators. (1 votes, 4%)Vote
The best part of waking up is Folger's in my cup. Well, that and Bourbon. (2 votes, 8%)Vote
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  - Coffee  LaurenG   Aug-18-10 11:38 AM   #1 
  - In my case, it's to turn off the C & W station that I have my radio tuned to.  Arkansas Granny   Aug-18-10 01:18 PM   #16 
  - hot tea - usually this one  Tuesday Afternoon   Aug-18-10 11:57 AM   #2 
  - The internet  XemaSab   Aug-18-10 12:06 PM   #3 
  - ...  Kali   Aug-18-10 01:02 PM   #14 
  - a three year old.  Maine-ah   Aug-18-10 12:21 PM   #4 
  - The Bed Mouse Patrol  mikeytherat   Aug-18-10 12:23 PM   #5 
  - LOL. Kitties! nt  Deep13   Aug-18-10 01:14 PM   #15 
  - my cat  charlie and algernon   Aug-18-10 12:24 PM   #6 
  - Ditto,  Gormy Cuss   Aug-18-10 10:46 PM   #29 
     - mine purrs loudly while licking my forehead or hand, whichever is closer  charlie and algernon   Aug-19-10 01:23 PM   #39 
  - My irritable bowel syndrome.  El Supremo   Aug-18-10 12:25 PM   #7 
  - 3 cats and a dog  ceile   Aug-18-10 12:35 PM   #8 
  - Hungry and persistent kitties  Arugula Latte   Aug-18-10 12:37 PM   #9 
  - My Bose  edbermac   Aug-18-10 12:42 PM   #10 
  - Will Be 50 in 4 Years and Scared Shitless  Yavin4   Aug-18-10 12:46 PM   #11 
  - touch of daylight + screeching macaw + cat+ bladder  Kali   Aug-18-10 12:51 PM   #12 
  - If you voted for number 2 or number 8....  The Midway Rebel   Aug-18-10 12:53 PM   #13 
  - Two things: my cats  meow2u3   Aug-18-10 03:35 PM   #17 
  - The cat horde  kedrys   Aug-18-10 04:00 PM   #18 
  - My bladder.  hippywife   Aug-18-10 07:57 PM   #19 
  - just don't hold what it used to doi it?  rurallib   Aug-18-10 08:27 PM   #24 
  - My breakfast bowl. eom  Roon   Aug-18-10 08:08 PM   #20 
  - Cats.  The Velveteen Ocelot   Aug-18-10 08:09 PM   #21 
  - Yup...4 of them...they take turns announcing the dawn of a new day for me...n/t  joeybee12   Aug-19-10 01:05 PM   #37 
  - monotony  ccharles000   Aug-18-10 08:18 PM   #22 
  - A heart attack  kwassa   Aug-18-10 08:24 PM   #23 
  - Hydraulic pressure.  hobbit709   Aug-18-10 08:39 PM   #25 
  - pretty sure it's nuclear explosions  pitohui   Aug-18-10 08:40 PM   #26 
  - my new old lady bike and a 12 mile trail  handmade34   Aug-18-10 10:12 PM   #27 
  - The cats. They wake me up. And insist I get up. And they don't  david13   Aug-18-10 10:17 PM   #28 
  - a mouse running up my leg every morning, oddly at the same time.  Joe Fields   Aug-18-10 11:22 PM   #30 
  - .  Deep13   Aug-19-10 09:08 AM   #31 
  - Three dogs who know when it is time to go out!  femmocrat   Aug-19-10 09:14 AM   #32 
  - The freakin' US Census Bureau....my partner works for them (at least until 8/27)  Rowdyboy   Aug-19-10 09:20 AM   #33 
  - The need to take a piss.  proteus_lives   Aug-19-10 09:46 AM   #34 
  - None of those -  LibertyLover   Aug-19-10 09:55 AM   #35 
  - Two cats  Seedersandleechers   Aug-19-10 12:56 PM   #36 
  - Gotta pee.  Lilith Velkor   Aug-19-10 01:17 PM   #38 
  - I figure those wrong notes aren't going to play themselves.  MilesColtrane   Aug-19-10 01:48 PM   #40 
  - At my age? I have to pee. Gets me up several times a night, too....nt  old mark   Aug-19-10 02:00 PM   #41 
 
LaurenG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-18-10 11:38 AM
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1. Coffee
Why else would anyone get up? ;)
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Arkansas Granny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-18-10 01:18 PM
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16. In my case, it's to turn off the C & W station that I have my radio tuned to.
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Tuesday Afternoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-18-10 11:57 AM
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2. hot tea - usually this one
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XemaSab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-18-10 12:06 PM
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3. The internet
:D
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Kali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-18-10 01:02 PM
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14. ...
:spray: :rofl: :patriot:
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Maine-ah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-18-10 12:21 PM
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4. a three year old.
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mikeytherat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-18-10 12:23 PM
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5. The Bed Mouse Patrol


Ever vigilant, especially just before mealtime, protecting the bed from the wily and elusive Bed Mice (my feet under the covers).

mikey_the_rat
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Deep13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-18-10 01:14 PM
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15. LOL. Kitties! nt
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charlie and algernon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-18-10 12:24 PM
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6. my cat
I'm afraid she'll lick my skin completely off if I don't get up in time to feed her.
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Gormy Cuss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-18-10 10:46 PM
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29. Ditto,
although my cat would just meow/whine louder and louder before really acting out if I don't feed him, spoiled rotten feline that he is.
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charlie and algernon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-19-10 01:23 PM
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39. mine purrs loudly while licking my forehead or hand, whichever is closer
It sucks, I moved last week and it's apparently messed up the cat's sleep cycle. Before I would actually wake up before her. Now, even though MY schedule hasn't changed, she's up and roaming earlier. She hasn't quite gotten used to the new surroundings, I don't think.
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El Supremo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-18-10 12:25 PM
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7. My irritable bowel syndrome.
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ceile Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-18-10 12:35 PM
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8. 3 cats and a dog
All wanting food and to go outside....
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Arugula Latte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-18-10 12:37 PM
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9. Hungry and persistent kitties
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edbermac Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-18-10 12:42 PM
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10. My Bose
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Yavin4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-18-10 12:46 PM
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11. Will Be 50 in 4 Years and Scared Shitless
That's what gets me up. Once you're 50, you're in the prime layoff years, and it's a mad scramble to retirement.

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Kali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-18-10 12:51 PM
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12. touch of daylight + screeching macaw + cat+ bladder
and then the need for caffeine fix
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The Midway Rebel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-18-10 12:53 PM
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13. If you voted for number 2 or number 8....
You are my kinda' people...PM me.

:P

'jes kiddin'

no really...



;-)
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meow2u3 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-18-10 03:35 PM
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17. Two things: my cats
I have to feed them in the morning; otherwise, I'd sleep till noon.
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kedrys Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-18-10 04:00 PM
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18. The cat horde
They work shifts, it's frightening. :rofl:
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hippywife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-18-10 07:57 PM
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19. My bladder.
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rurallib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-18-10 08:27 PM
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24. just don't hold what it used to doi it?
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Roon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-18-10 08:08 PM
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20. My breakfast bowl. eom
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The Velveteen Ocelot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-18-10 08:09 PM
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21. Cats.
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joeybee12 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-19-10 01:05 PM
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37. Yup...4 of them...they take turns announcing the dawn of a new day for me...n/t
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ccharles000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-18-10 08:18 PM
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22. monotony
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kwassa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-18-10 08:24 PM
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23. A heart attack
cardiac rehab means I have to work out, and the only time I can do it is 6 am,

before my three-year old wakes up!

So, I either run or hit the weights.
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hobbit709 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-18-10 08:39 PM
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25. Hydraulic pressure.
What keeps me up after that is Jamaica Blue Mountain.
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pitohui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-18-10 08:40 PM
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26. pretty sure it's nuclear explosions
Edited on Wed Aug-18-10 08:41 PM by pitohui
altho sometimes a conventional grenade will get me out of the sack, not always mind, but sometimes it will work...

in case you haven't figured it out, NOTHING gets me out of bed in the morning, i'm a strict "crack of noon" type person

these days if i get up by 1 PM i congrat myself and call it a beneficial side effect of jet lag
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handmade34 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-18-10 10:12 PM
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27. my new old lady bike and a 12 mile trail


:-)
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david13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-18-10 10:17 PM
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28. The cats. They wake me up. And insist I get up. And they don't
take no for an answer.
dc
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Joe Fields Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-18-10 11:22 PM
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30. a mouse running up my leg every morning, oddly at the same time.
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Deep13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-19-10 09:08 AM
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31. .
:kick:
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femmocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-19-10 09:14 AM
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32. Three dogs who know when it is time to go out!
Even if it is still dark! :groan:
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Rowdyboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-19-10 09:20 AM
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33. The freakin' US Census Bureau....my partner works for them (at least until 8/27)
Edited on Thu Aug-19-10 09:20 AM by Rowdyboy
and I get up to make his breakfast and lunch. Damn I'll be glad when 8/27 rolls around and he's once again "retired"!
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proteus_lives Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-19-10 09:46 AM
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34. The need to take a piss.
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LibertyLover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-19-10 09:55 AM
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35. None of those -
Either it's the greyhound bitch barking to go out, or the whippet clawing me to get up so he can jump in bed and snuggle in the nice warm spot I've just vacated by sitting up, or the 8 year old asking what she can have for breakfast or the husband complaining that he's got something to do that requires my help and I should have known about it because he's been thinking really, really hard about it for the last 10 or so minutes. But to be honest usually it's knowing that I am the sole bread winner for the family and if I don't get up and go to work we don't eat.
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Seedersandleechers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-19-10 12:56 PM
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36. Two cats
Who like to eat at 5:30 am every morning!
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Lilith Velkor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-19-10 01:17 PM
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38. Gotta pee.
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MilesColtrane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-19-10 01:48 PM
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40. I figure those wrong notes aren't going to play themselves.
So I get up yet again.
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old mark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-19-10 02:00 PM
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41. At my age? I have to pee. Gets me up several times a night, too....nt
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