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Old 07-25-2019, 08:08 PM
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Originally Posted by jbgusa View Post
I personally do not recommend shaving in the shower using an electric razor.
My electric razor is wet/dry. It can be used in either environment though I shave at work.
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Old 07-26-2019, 06:07 AM
Location: SW Florida
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If I have to I can be out of the house from wake-up to in the car in 1 hour and that's pretty good for a woman who styles her hair, wears make-up and has breakfast.
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Old 07-30-2019, 10:52 AM
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About 2 hours. I have to make my smoothie and put it in the freezer and get my lunch together before I even start getting dressed. That takes about 20 minutes and then I start getting ready but I'm pausing to watch whatever is on tv for a few minutes at a time. If I stopped wasting time, it would probably take an hour and 15 minutes for me to be ready to go.
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Old 08-02-2019, 04:40 PM
Location: Boise
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-Alarm at 7:48, neglect it for way too long and browse my phone before jumping out of bed after an inadequate night's sleep
-Gel up the hair
-Get dressed
-Throw a half-assed wrap together along with some other random items into a bag for lunch
-Eat a nutrition-free half-assed breakfast
-Stare at the computer for a few minutes while eating, despite the fact that I will be on a computer for 8 more hours during the work day
-Get up from the desk at 8:30 to brush my teeth, throw shoes on
-Be out the door by 8:35, hop on the bike and be at work around 8:50

This morning I woke up at 5 after going to bed really early though. Kind of a game changer. Whatever, I'd still rather have more time at night.
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Old 08-02-2019, 05:40 PM
Location: San Antonio/Houston/Tricity
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Originally Posted by jbgusa View Post
The grave problem is to minimize the time between waking up and starting your day.
In short it's usually about an hour, give or take, from getting out of bed to putting the keys into the car's ignition.
It depends:

For the last few decades, I was not required to be at work at any particular time. I could make my own schedule and, being a night person, my workday seldom started before 10:30-11AM. So I ditched the alarm clock a long time ago. But there are still three scenarios of me getting ready to leave the house:

1. Regular day without a hassle - from waking up to leaving the house could take me up to 2 hrs. Leisure in bed - reading mail, news and C-D, time in the bathroom, light breakfast, no hurry driving to work. I will be at work when I arrive there... It could be at noon, or whatever.

2. I do have an appointment with a client - so I have to be on time. Not in a hurry but structured. From - get up, time in the bathroom, light breakfast (I am anal about that), leaving the house - 45 min. Driving across the town the shortest route (usually about 35-40 min), minding Waze recommendation.

3. My neighbor has a health crisis, calls me middle of the night when I am in bed and asleep - I am at her door in 5 min or less. Still somehow presentable and not in PJ when wheeling her to a hospital.
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Old 08-02-2019, 06:03 PM
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Originally Posted by elnina View Post
my workday seldom started before 10:30-11AM.

Seems there are two types of people: morning people (me) and not morning people. I'd rather come in two hours earlier than normal than stay one hour late. I used to take night school classes scheduled from 7-10 PM. This was murder. First day of each semester I'd ask the professor and students if they'd be willing to go 6-9 instead. Only once did this not work.

By 9PM there could be porn being shown and I wouldn't care....I'm tired.

Maybe all my ancestors were farmers.
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Old 08-04-2019, 06:13 AM
Location: New York Area
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Yesterday I made record time:
  1. Woke up at 6:59 a.m.;
  2. Dressed in my tennis clothes;
  3. Made a one-egg omelette of ham and onions;
  4. Keys in ignition to 8:00 a.m. tennis game at 7:29 a.m.
Granted my wife and two sons were away for the weekend so I could take my liberties in stamping around the house, and leaving the frying pan till later to wash.
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Old 08-06-2019, 08:01 PM
Location: a primitive state
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Being a morning person, it’s nice to enjoy the first part of the day without rushing around.

I usually wake up a couple of hours before time for work. The coffee’s already made. I bring a big mug back to bed, surf the web a bit, get up again, let the dogs out, get more coffee and eat breakfast. Then I straighten up the kitchen, get dressed, tell my husband my schedule, and head out the door.

It only takes me about 15 to 20 minutes to actually get ready to go. I shower after work so that’s not an issue.
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Old Yesterday, 09:17 AM
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I'm up about 5. I like a leisurely pace. I try to get the dogs to the dog park by 6:15. I'm 5 minutes from work. I'm at work by 7.
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Old Today, 12:31 AM
Location: SoCal & Mid-TN
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Ten minutes on a good day. Twenty, tops. I shower at night, already know what I'm going to wear, have my lunch, if taking it, ready to grab and go. I spread up the bed, feed the cat, give him fresh water, wash/brush/dress and I'm gone. I can't eat right when I get up - I have a little someting once I get to the office. I'm a night person - I sleep as long as possible. And I have a long commute.
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