I'm afraid of Daniele mispronouncing my name. He handled it like a boss, I attribute it to my name being somewhat regional to him.
Anyway, I always like to scare myself by looking at my bank account and refrigerator when I first wake up. It seems shallow, especially if you subscribe to the non-materialist way of life. But, I like the Joey Diaz approach. Wake up every morning trying to figure out how I'm going to rub 2 nickles to make a dime.
You can beat the shit out of me, but if I can't eat otherwise, nothing else really matters.