The Art of Tetman Callis

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First things first

July 12th, 2011 · 7 Comments

“Never work before breakfast; if you have to work before breakfast, eat your breakfast first.” — Josh Billings

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7 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Lisa H Golden // Jul 12, 2011 at 7:06 pm

    I need to tattoo this to my arm. Rumor has it that I’m impossible when my blood sugar is low.

  • 2 Tetman Callis // Jul 12, 2011 at 7:13 pm

    What’s the first thing (not person) you see in the morning? Write it on a post-it and stick it there–bathroom mirror, fridge door, whatever. The tattoo thing, I dunno…

  • 3 Catherine // Jul 13, 2011 at 1:13 am

    I don’t mind starting the worst house chores before breakfast, but nought before a cup of green tea.
    Then later, coffee to fire up the brain. Wish I weren’t so dependent.

  • 4 Tetman Callis // Jul 13, 2011 at 4:16 am

    Green tea counts. A light breakfast. Very light. Water counts, too, I think. It’s my understanding that a drink of water was the way the Ancient Romans breakfasted, before the imperial decadence set in.

  • 5 Lisa H Golden // Jul 13, 2011 at 8:53 am

    Perhaps the tattoo is too much. I think I’ll go with the drink of water because that’s easy. It’s already there next to the bed.

  • 6 Paul Lamb // Jul 13, 2011 at 2:40 pm

    Gee, I always work before breakfast. Best time of the day!

  • 7 Tetman Callis // Jul 13, 2011 at 5:01 pm

    Agreed. Hit the ground running, do you?

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