INT. KITCHEN – DAY
It is morning in the Manning household. A dozen martini glasses are drying on a rack next to the sink. A young man sits at the table eating a bowl of Captain Crunch.
— [kitchen door flies open] —
OLIVIA MANNING: [humming cheerfully, then notices Eli] Oh! Good morning, Eli.
OLIVIA: I didn’t expect you to be awake so early. Where’s your friend?
ELI: Daniel? I’m not sure.
OLIVIA: You don’t know where he is?
ELI: I mean, he’s probably still asleep.
OLIVIA: In your room.
ELI: Uh, yeah. I guess. I thought I remembered him climbing out the window at like 3 a.m. And yelling that the early bird gets the worm and that he was gonna get him some delicious grubs. But that was just a dream, I guess.
OLIVIA: Eli, did you get up in the middle of the night and go into the guest room for some reason?
ELI: Huh? No, I don’t think so. I definitely don’t remember doing anything like that.
OLIVIA: Eli, do you remember anything about last night?
ELI: [ruminates while chewing] No, not really. I must have been really sleepy.
OLIVIA: Hmm. Well, that’s probably for the best. I have a nail appointment in twenty minutes so I won’t be around to see your little friend off. Please thank him for being such a wonderful guest.
OLIVIA: And Eli?
ELI: Yeah mom?
OLIVIA: Do me a favor and strip the sheets off your bed.
OLIVIA: And while you’re at it, do the same for the ones in the guest room.
ELI: Will do.
OLIVIA: You know what? Get the ones in my room too. Let’s, uh, let’s change all the sheets this morning. All the sheets in the whole house.
Today’s topic is “mornings”. No limit, just share songs that get you going first thing in the morning. I’ll get us started with the accompaniment from one of my favorite scenes in The Rules of Attraction, the song “Colours” by Donovan.