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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.

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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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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