Monday, February 14, 2011

Taking Suggestions for Routine-Breakers

Days 52 through 56

52: It was bed-time and I still hadn't broken a routine, so I slept nekkid. (I don't usually.) I don't like it, and didn't sleep well. Every time I changed position, some part of my body hit a cold section of sheet or brought in a fresh, chilly gust of air.

53: I am not a singer. Pretty much the only time I feel compelled to sing is when a birthday cake is brought out or during the chorus of Bohemian Rhapsody. Today I sang in the shower. I got through all the lyrics of Cat Steven's "Moonshadow" twice.

54: I haven't used nail polish since I was about 12 years old. Today I painted my toe-nails:

55: On my walk to the thrift stores, I stopped at Starbucks and bought coffee. This probably wouldn't be a routine-breaker for most people, but I don't think I've been out for coffee for over a year. Got a tall soy latte, and it was yummy.

56: I went all OCD and avoided stepping on lines all day. Talk about a way to suck all the joy out of a walk. When you have to pay attention to the ground, you can't really notice anything else.

I'm finding it more difficult to come up with routine-breakers. I've already used up all the easy ones, like switching hands, sitting in a different spot, etc. Anybody have any great ideas?


  1. Hahaha - you would pick the middle of the winter to try out sleeping naked! But hey, I bet you activated some brown fat! As for new routine breakers, how about a polar plunge? Maybe just a really cold shower?

  2. Aack, I think I'll wait for the weather to warm up somewhat before I take that suggestion! Speaking of is an extremely amusing link:

  3. You're doing it wrong. Nekkid sleeping requires an under-the-covers fart to warm up the sheets. Duh! Nice toes, BTW. Hopefully one of those fetish feet people isn't reading this. That would be creepy.

  4. You like that purple? I thought it would go well with my prominent veins.

    Someone would have to be really desperate to wade through all this other stuff to see one photo of my gnarly feet! Thank goodness for all the porn websites that provide much bigger thrills.