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Poll: Waaaaaassup?

Is that how you spell “wassup?” I thought I’d take a stab at being cool.

In any case, here’s wasssup today:

  • 5:45 AM Heavy Day, Clean & Jerk workout, bending, and grippers
  • 7:00 AM Roar of triumph, workout is over
  • 7:15 AM buy gallon of whole milk to drink before noon
  • 7:30 AM Breakfast -wrestle Max into his clothes
  • 9:00 AM Shift starts at work
  • 9:15-6:00 PM Hilarity and unspeakable awesomeness erupt constantly
  • lunchtime – I chase down a sandwich in the wild and shake it in my teeth like a T-Rex.  Roar of triumph.
  • 6:30 PM Arrive home to family who is desperate and lost without me. Janette and Max have been stumbling around all day wailing for me to come home.
  • 7:00 PM Dinner
  • 7:15 PM Max’s bath
  • 8:00 PM Bedtime for Max
  • 8:15-10 PM: Ferocious bout of love that is 1,000 times hotter than a solar flare and lava sandwich (are you reading this Janette? It’s on!)
  • 10:01 PM Roar of triumph
  • 10:15 PM Strumming a guitar
  • 11:00 PM I awake screaming from a nightmare in which Celine Dion has a new album
  • 11:59 PM I finally fall asleep again after eating an entire bag of chocolate cinnamon bears

How about you? Waaaaaasssssup? Give me the highlights!


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  • Monica November 13, 2009, 3:36 am

    Sounds like you had a full day Josh! Sympathies about the nightmare about Celine Dion!

    Stumbled onto your blog at 10am this morning, proceeded to go through all the entries (it is now 7.30pm). Have been talking to husband non-stop about your blog and how inspiring it is. Am pretty sure he’s stopped listening. The rest of the day passed in a blur!

  • Chris Beardsley November 13, 2009, 4:25 am

    Do you really eat sandwiches?

    The rest I can believe 🙂

    • Josh Hanagarne November 13, 2009, 9:56 am

      Chris, nothing feels better after clean and jerks than three peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. That’s a fact.

  • Lisis November 13, 2009, 6:30 am

    Whenever I wake up: I check WSL, for my daily dose of awesomeness.

    When my hubby (aka: barista) wakes up, I have coffee.

    When my son (aka: the boss) wakes up, there’s really no telling what may happen for a while, until he gets settled into LEGOs, Fantastic Contraptions, or reading one of his Cat Warrior books.

    Throughout the day: a random assortment of meals (all of which I resent having to make and clean up after, since, in Costa Rica we had a wonderful goddess of a maid who did that and much more for $5 per day!).

    In between obligatory meals (because, apparently, these people will starve if I don’t feed them): a bit of what we brazenly call homeschooling, a bit of completely unprofessional blogging, and maybe a hike at a local trail (since the barista is an outdoor nut… and passive tyrant).

    Sprinkled throughout the day: just a tad of internal conflict over the fact that I “should” be smart enough to figure out how to make a living from home that combines my passions and my strengths… but haven’t yet. Decide it’s probably because I’m focused on helping my son by “homeschooling” and helping others by “blogging” at the moment. That seems to do the trick for a while.

    (I couldn’t give you the times because, I don’t wear a watch… I live in the NOW, baby!)

    • Josh Hanagarne November 13, 2009, 9:55 am

      Once I am not punching a clock, my watch goes into the trash and I’m putting a black piece of tape over the clock on my cell phone. Time is a man-made construct so that we can be punished for being late for work.

  • Joey | R. J. Spindle November 13, 2009, 7:03 am

    -0730 Get woken by an infomercial, because I’d fallen asleep with the television on.
    -0735 Savor the morning cigarette (I can hear y’all booing this, but it’s the best one of the day) while simultaneously choosing my playlist of tunes to ride the day out on.
    -0800 I take to the throne to write the next segment of the novel, planning to write over 10,000 words today.
    -1200 Lunch break; search the cabinets for sustenance.
    -1230 Pound out a blog.
    -1330 Resume writing the novel
    -1800 Back away from the keyboard and pick up a book, at which time I may be lost for an indeterminable amount of time.

    Plus a myriad of smaller tasks peppered in…jeez, I make myself sound busy at this writing business. I have the day off from the job today, hence the added writing time. Also, I love that you find time to roar. Excellent.

    • Josh Hanagarne November 13, 2009, 9:54 am

      Joey, I love infomercials. It’s my deep dark secret that my favorite show is the Fish Pen infomercial. That and Healing Light.

  • Beth L. Gainer November 13, 2009, 7:30 am

    Hopefully Celine Dion won’t invade your dreams anymore. LOL

    I teach at a university M-TH, and I’m off most Fridays, so here’s my schedule today, Friday the 13th YIKES!!

    I woke up and drink my happy juice (a cup of coffee).
    6:30am-7:15 a.m. Write in my journal (Julia Cameron morning pages).
    7:15-7:20 Read and responded to the WSL Wassup blog. More addictive than coffee.
    7:20-7:30: Berate myself for not getting to sleep earlier because I’m so damn tired.
    7:30: Baby awakens, and I wait on her hand and foot, still in my zombie state. Hopefully, she can entertain herself with banging pots and pans. She eats more than adults, so there will be lots of poopage going on.
    12:30-2:30: Baby sleeps?! I want to prance, but instead I plan to write another Calling the Shots blog. Operative word: “plan.”
    2:30-3:30: We need to watch Blue’s Clues really badly cuz mamma is really tired and can’t find the *%# remote control, which is more addictive than cocaine.
    3:30-4: Take a walk while friend watches baby.
    4-5: Another nap for my sweet darling? C’mon, do it for momma. I’ll try to nap as well.
    5-6: Crazy time. Feed both cats and go crazy keeping baby from eating their food, keeping cats from eating eachother’s food and from, well, eating each other.
    6-6:30: Baby and momma eat.
    6:30: Baby gets bath; momma needs a back transplant.
    7:00: More cuddling. Hopefully, she won’t bite me like she did last time.
    7:30: Baby off to sleep and momma can now have true nirvana.
    7:30-8:30: Read a novel.
    8:30: Go to sleep; I have graduation in the morning and have to be well-rested.

  • Chris November 13, 2009, 10:31 am

    This was an epic post. I’m going to start roaring with triumph after my workouts from now on.

  • Ayelet November 13, 2009, 10:35 am

    I love that you only had 15 minutes for dinner.

    7:23 am–unhappy to be awake, but wanted to edit a newsletter before…

    10:30–running around like crazy realizing that I only have half an hour to get up north to my German lesson.

    11:05–arrived to my lesson 5 minutes late (which the Germans HATE)

    12:51–bought some puffy paint pens. The packaging says they’ll blow up if you put the end product in the oven. Gosh, I sure hope not.

    13:07–meet the other accidental hausfrauen for a late lunch and chat

    16:45–finally get home from my late lunch and run around with my cat for a bit because he’s got that crazy sparkle in his eyes

    17:33–typing this out while waiting for the hubby to get home and getting to veg out in front of the first season of Heroes!

    So far that’s my day.

    • Josh Hanagarne November 13, 2009, 10:36 am

      Ayelet, I eat all day, every day, so dinner is not really a big deal.

  • Eric | Eden Journal November 13, 2009, 12:30 pm

    Such a great idea for a post, and a great way to engage your readers. I may borrow the idea at a later date.

    Here’s my day as best I can estimate.
    6:30 AM – Alarm goes off… hit the snooze, which is rare, but I went to bed later than usual.
    6:33 AM – My 3 year old daughter wakes up, so much for snoozing.
    6:33 – 7:00 – Food and drink for daughter, turn on tv to pbs, shower, shave, grab a glass of water and a granola bar, kiss daughter good bye and head to work.
    7:00-8:00 – Drive to work, long drive but it gives me time to ponder
    8:00-11:30 – Workin for the man, fixing computers, troublshooting issues, and generally keeping the behind the scenes operational
    11:30-12:00 – Lunch at Nature’s table; half a sandwich and a cup of soup. Delicious!
    12:00-3:00 – More work.
    1:20 – take a break and head over to that awesome worlds strongest librarian blog.
    3:00 – Off early since I got my 40 hours in. Hurray!
    3:00-4:00 Drive home and ponder some more. Think of creative ways to hype my blog and increase visitors.
    4:00-6:00 A non-stop play-fest with my daughter and her new kitten.
    6:00-7:00 Dinner – not sure what’s in store, possibly something fabulous my wife whipped up, or possibly she’ll decide it’s my night to forage for dinner.
    7:00-8:30 Fire up the new Netflix Instant View disk in my PS3. This thing is awesome, streaming movies right to my Playstation, and Netflix did such a great job with the menu system for it!
    8:30-10:30 Netflix movie with the wife. Some chick flick on bluray I believe.
    10:30-10:45 Get ready for bed
    10:45-11:15 A little late night chit chat with the wife.
    11:16 PM Fast asleep.

    • Josh Hanagarne November 13, 2009, 12:59 pm

      Eric, don’t borrow it, steal it!

      • Eric | Eden Journal November 13, 2009, 1:11 pm

        Good point, borrowing implies I’ll give it back when I’m done. I’m stealin’ it!

  • Al in Vancouver November 13, 2009, 1:02 pm

    Josh, are you doing the Gallon of Milk a Day (GOMAD) diet every day?


    • Josh Hanagarne November 13, 2009, 1:29 pm

      No, Al, nothing formal. I’m finding on RTK that after my heavy and medium days, I am so hungry that I can’t stop eating. A gallon of whole milk spread out over about 6 hours has helped me gain a little bit of weight and not feel so freaking wrecked and ravenous.

      • Al in Vancouver November 13, 2009, 1:37 pm

        Josh keep this up and you will be a giant! Tall and thick! But not thick in the head and that’s important.

  • Lori November 13, 2009, 1:58 pm

    After I got to, “…solar flare and lava sandwich,” I had to stop and figure out what you were talking about. Did you guys go rollerskating or something???

    My shtick:
    a) Wake up feeling dizzy and like a truck ran over me (effin’ MS!!).
    b) Try to talk myself out of eating ice cream for breakfast.
    c) Check your blog for inspiration and new music
    d) Write with reckless abandon
    e) Snack on vegetables
    f) Write more
    g) Give myself a bee sting (MS meds suck)
    h) Ride the wings of my husband to bed

    • Josh Hanagarne November 13, 2009, 2:39 pm

      Lori, if you have to ask, you’re not ready for the answer.

    • Lisis November 14, 2009, 7:37 am

      Lori, never (and I repeat: NEVER) talk yourself out of eating ice cream for breakfast, or lunch, or dinner, or whenever you have it in the house. Last night I had Ben & Jerry’s Cake Batter ice cream for dinner and I’m feeling like a million bucks today! One day I’m gonna meet Ben and Jerry and thank them for all the joy they brought into my life. 🙂

  • Cat November 13, 2009, 3:16 pm

    I like, “Wazup?!” “Z” is an sadly under-used letter. It has power which we rarely get to enjoy. Perhaps it’s rarity is it’s power? Oh well, I like “Z.”

    When I worked at a hotel with lots of immigrants from all over the world, one doorman from New York took great joy and pride in teaching everyone his favorite greeting, “Wazuu-uup?!” It was hilarious to walk into housekeeping and be greeted by Pakistani, Mexican, Ukrainian, African and Persian accents all exclaiming, “Wazuu-uup?!”

    Enjoyed your day. Almost more than my own. Clearly, I need to work on that. Thanks for the inspiration.

    • Josh Hanagarne November 13, 2009, 5:39 pm

      Cat, glad to hear it. You’ll be glad to know that I practice a joint mobility system called “Z” Health.

  • Laura Cococcia November 13, 2009, 5:10 pm

    All I can say is that Janette is a saint – 8:15 to 10 was the most hilarious part of this. I think I just work from 7a – 10p and then read your blog. Have a great weekend, Josh and thanks for always making me laugh 🙂

    • Josh Hanagarne November 13, 2009, 5:40 pm

      Laura, you’re right: Janette is a saint: but not from 8-10:15.

  • Karina November 13, 2009, 7:20 pm

    8:00 AM – make breakfast for the boyfriend because I’m a nice girlfriend.
    8:15 AM – wake him up with said breakfast, make myself breakfast
    8:40 AM – proceed to go to bed after having stayed up all night working, it’s quite a job reading blogs you know?
    4:00 PM – the boyfriend wakes me up because he’s lonely and bored out of his mind
    4:01 PM – I’m out of bed annoyed that I slept the whole day
    4:02 PM – I’m working again
    4:40 PM – I brush teeth, shower and stand by the bathroom door while Isis (my cat) goes nuts over my clean, damp feet
    5:10 PM – the boyfriend and I are out of door
    5:30 PM – we randomly meet a colleague of the boyfriend’s and we proceed to go to Entree and eat some Georgian style French pastries
    6:30 PM – we go towards the Concert Hall, to see the Rustavi Ensemble perform
    7:20 PM – true Georgian style, the show begins 20 minutes late
    7:21 – 10:00 PM – I’m first in awe, then amazed, then moved to tears, then giddy like a little school girl, then I’m holding on to my seat because my heart feels like it’s running a race while the the Rustavi Ensemble guys are twisting around in circles on their knees
    10:00 PM – boyfriend and I go back home
    10:20 – 5:17 AM – I work. And I comment.

    And thus, concludes my day.

    Chocolate cinnamon bears?

  • Daisy November 13, 2009, 7:56 pm

    chocolate cinnamon bears? Mm!!
    But seriously, the highlight of my workday was this: finishing the state testing sessions. My class will celebrate Monday with Stuffed Animal Day. Oh, the simple pleasures of fourth grade!

  • Mike T Nelson November 13, 2009, 9:06 pm

    Celine Dion is Beelzebub himself! yikes! That is a true nightmare and keep it to yourself.

    Day was busy, dropped Joide off at the airport super early as she was headed back home for her grandpas funeral (sad I could not make the trip), fell back asleep, phone consult with online client–yeah!!, Computer stuff, stared at dissertation, it stared back and the darn thing did not even attempt to write itself.

    Got some lifting of heavy stuff in, parents stopped by mid set, back to lifting, shower, more food (did ear during the day) more work stuff, got in a nice phone chat with Dr. Lowery–always learn a ton new, dinner, time to ring up Adam Glass to talk shop, then off to bed soon and maybe a micro brew.

    Rock on
    Mike T Nelson PhD(c)

  • Srinivas Rao November 13, 2009, 10:14 pm


    When I look at what my routine was today, I really love my life.

    6:30am-wake up, coffee, review top 10 goals
    7:15: daydream/visualize
    7:40-comment on some bogs
    8:00-12:00pm hit the beach and surf
    1:00pm: Visit the Alma Mater Pepperdine, and chatted with the international coordinator

    3:00 worked on the multi-author blog launch, and updated social networks

    5:00: meditation

    Off to get drunk

    • Josh Hanagarne November 14, 2009, 9:15 am

      yes, that’s an itinerary I can get with!

  • Stephanie Smith November 17, 2009, 7:26 am

    Up at 5am, shower, have 1st Dew of the day.
    Drive to pick up mom, takw her to Hospital for hear stents. Put up with her parents for 3 hours till she’s in recovery.
    They leave and then I sit in recovery with her while her nurse tells us she’s the queen and it’s all her way. (seriously!), at which point I point out that whebn I graduated from nursing school it was all about the patients.(smirk). Don’t think she liked that – dont’ care. That my mom in the bed!
    Finally got her to a room about 3pm. Went to the car – brought her jammies, electric throw and some juice.
    Made her comfy, then drove to her house, let the dog out scooped the cat boxes, gave them water.
    Drove to MY house, fed dogs, told hubby I love him, drove BACK to mom’s house – fell asleep exhausted on couch.
    Fri- back to hospital -trying to keep mom from jumping up and ripping out the IV because the doc hasn’t made rounds yet – try not to have palpitations. Finally have to say “mom- please calm down you are giving me a panic attack!”
    Luckily, doc comes in at 1:45 and by 2 pm I am taking her home.
    Then I have to go to work from 3-630pm. Did I mention that she also has to be packed and moved out of her home by Nov. 30????????
    Anyways -Sunday -thought I had a day to relax- Dad calls -asks me to take GrANDMA TO THE er -HE’S TOO DRUNK TO TAKE HER. I rush over there her BP is up and she’s dizzy -so we go to the ER and 4 hours later- the doctor stops the meds from before, gives her new prescriptions. I drive her home –
    11pm- she throws up outside front door (better than inside).
    I help get her to bed. Check her BP -it’s better. Then home to bed so I can get up at 430am and go back to work.
    Did I mention exhausted….? Well that’s how it goes…heaven help me if they all ever get sick at once!