The first thing I do after I get up in the morning and kiss my son is grab my laptop and log onto the Internet. My first stop is work e-mail to check for any important overnight messages. Second stop, personal e-mail because my mom usually has at least one corny joke to forward to me every day. Third stop, Facebook because waking up to my friends' complaints about insomnia and the need for coffee always make me chuckle. Then I skim the various news sites before hitting weather.com to see if the day will call for a raincoat or sunglasses and traffic.com so I know how to navigate around any delays.
After I arrive at work and fire up the computer, I get right back online. I check e-mail, then I see what some of my favorite legal bloggers have to say and I read through several law firms' noteworthy "legal update" sections. And I pretty much keep wsj.com up all day in my browser.