Managing Editor, Media magazine
6:00-6:15 a.m. Wake up to WNYC-FM, the NPR affiliate in New York, on the alarm. Wish they would go back to playing "Morning Edition" at this hour, or the BBC, or anything besides "The Takeaway."
6:25-6:35 a.m. Read The Approval Matrix on the back page of New York magazine and find a new idea to rip off (NPR still on in the background).
7-7:30 a.m. Running on elliptical trainer at the gym. ABC-TV, CNN and ESPN are on the flat screens hanging from the ceiling, but not really paying attention to them, because I am listening to iPod ...
Freelance writer and author of this month's cover story
6:32 a.m. Get out of bed. Curse father for passing along inability-to-sleep-past-6:45-even-when-hungover genes.
6:33 a.m. Complete harrowing 13-step commute to work station. Flick computer open. Pull up separate Web browsers for personal and work email addresses, which are kept open all day and obsessively re-checked every 19 seconds.
6:36 a.m. Open browser No. 3 for general research and procrastinatory purposes. Start off by reading the headlines up and down my Yahoo home page, then flip over to my fantasy hoops league. Shake a frustrated fist at the Big Guy/Gal above for having felled Kevin ...