Morning routine: I'm woken by my son around 6 a.m. We'll sit downstairs, and he'll drink milk. Then he wants to play, which goes on until 8 a.m.
Procrastination technique: By quarter to 9, I am upstairs in my study. Normally there are gobs of e-mails and fun stuff like that to delay the work. Then the phone might ring. By 11 a.m., I get down to my real work. Then I'll work with intensity until 12:30 p.m., when, in a state of exhaustion, I will retire for lunch.
The New York Times Magazine, September 17, 2006