the perfect morning

Ask yourself: If you had to plan the perfect morning, how would you spoil yourself?

You never know when the little golden opportunity might present itself. And when it does, it’s good to know how to seize it best.

If I had a perfect morning, I’d spoil myself running around Sloan’s Lake, coffee, mowing/edging the yard, washing my car. Call me a domesticated dork.

These would be my tools & gear to get the job done right:

Keurig K Cups (Costco) make coffee quick & easy with little waste (other than the little cartridge, which Deep Ecologists wouldn’t like). When it comes to limited brain power in the morning, I don’t want to fumble with weak-sauce coffee filters. The assortments of coffee I usually get from Bed, Bath, and Beyond with a coupon.
wpid-perfect_morning_001-2011-05-25-11-47.jpg Asics Gel Kayano 15 fit my feet perfect! I purchased on Amazon Prime (recommend) for 50% due to a new model release. Sweet. wpid-perfect_morning_002-2011-05-25-11-47.jpg When it comes to lawn power tools, I dig my Grasshog trimmer/edger by Black & Decker, along with the hedge trimmer and blower. They all run on the same batteries, require no gasoline, and get the job done fast and clean.wpid-perfect_morning_003-2011-05-25-11-47.jpg
Yes, I double-cut my lawn to make it look like a baseball diamond. Sick of smelling like gasoline after lawnmowing, I’m opted for Earthwise’s 24 volt battery-powered lawn mower sold at Ace Hardware. Just a powerful as a normal one, it doesn’t pollute, has no cords, and runs for a month in between charges. It is two-years old and still runs like new.wpid-perfect_morning_004-2011-05-25-11-47.jpg
In between wax-on/wax-off sessions using Turtle’s Black Box on my black Jetta Sportwagon, I recommend ArmorAll from Costco to maintain a showroom shine.wpid-perfect_morning_005-2011-05-25-11-47.jpg
For accurate color correction when editing for proper skin tones and exposure, I recommend the Spyder3Pro Display Calibration Sytem from Datacolor.wpid-perfect_morning_006-2011-05-25-11-47.jpg
It’s been one of those mornings.

8 Responses to “the perfect morning”

  1. Chung Nguyen — May 26, 2011 @ 1:03 am (#)

    Wow, you’re a huge domesticated dork for sure. Lawn moving? Car washing??? CAR WAXING!?! Unheard of! (Mostly because most folks in San Francisco don’t have a lawn and/or garage and/or driveway to pursue any of these activities….)

  2. Willie Dalton — May 26, 2011 @ 2:02 am (#)

    This made me laugh! Great post my man, great post.

  3. Marnie Kern — May 26, 2011 @ 8:10 am (#)

    Awe, it’s great you seized the perfect morning. It’s the small things in life that make memories. And the perfect morning is a boost to the creative energy….which we love. Hope you have more, very soon.

  4. Scott Stebner — May 26, 2011 @ 8:20 am (#)

    Alright, I have to admit to something RJ. I pointed out to Alyssa that you double cut your lawn when we were there Sunday and how much healthier it is for grass as well. From one good cup of Joe to another, enjoy your day

  5. Marci Johnson — May 26, 2011 @ 9:17 am (#)

    LOL… this is great, RJ, you are a domestic nerd. 🙂

  6. Nicole Schmitz — May 26, 2011 @ 12:56 pm (#)

    What a creative idea for a post!!

  7. Rob Kern — May 26, 2011 @ 8:18 pm (#)

    Every morning is a beautiful morning! Remember what I used to say when rousing you and Sean out of bed to catch the Charles Wright Academy bus? “Rise and Shine! It’s another great day to excel!!”Go For It my SON! Love, DAD

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