Sunday, May 18, 2008

A Typical Day

The other day I was reading a post on Eric Orchard's blog about his typical day, and I couldn't help thinking about my own day, and so when I got to the end of the post, and saw that I was tagged, I thought what a fun surprise! But, sorry to say, my days are quite boring, and I don't have myself on a schedule for the illustrating stuff you see on this blog. I'm thinking I may have to fix that. Oh well, here's a typical weekday:

4:55 am - The alarm goes off. I hit snooze to turn the buzzer off. Also, my wakeup light turns on, and I have my thermostat set to make it hotter, so I'm forced to throw the covers off.

4:57 - The radio alarm turns on, and listen to the weather, etc for a little while, although lately all I hear is the rhythmic creaking of my neighbor's bed above my apartment. More incentive to get up, and leave I guess.

5:15 - give or take - Take a shower, and make myself presentable to the world. Make a protein fruit smoothie if I have time.

6:10 or so - Pack my lunch from whatever frozen meals I have prepared in the freezer. Grab my protein smoothie, if there is one, otherwise just grab a yogurt. Leave for work. It's so nice not to have to clean the ice and snow off the car anymore.

6:30 - Arrive at the office. I'll check my email and horoscope, and maybe a few blogs. Also, I have my breakfast smoothie, or the yogurt with cereal. Then I look at what projects I have. Right now I'm designing Christmas. So everyday is fa la la la la, and holly, holly, snowflake, snowflake. A few other projects also cross my desk.

midmorning - I start to get hungry. I might nibble some Trader Joe Multi-grain Pita Chips, and then a few Tollhouse chocolate chips. I would say I check my email again, but I've probably already checked it 5 times by now.

about 5 to 10 minutes before noon - I go to the cafeteria to heat up my lunch, unless I have a cold salad. Lunch is almost alway brought back to my desk to eat, and internet browse.

after lunch - Back to work.
2:00 - small break

3:15 pm - The benefit of starting so early pays off. It's time to go home!! :) Now here's the variable part of my day. I'll either:
a) Run some errands
b) Drive to the bike path for a 3 mile walk followed by relaxing outdoors
c) Go straight home, and do my Yoga Booty Ballet exercise video followed by a shower
d) Go straight home, and browse blogs, or draw, or work on other projects
I didn't do much of b and c over the winter, so I'm trying to get them back into the routine, so I have more energy. Yesterday, I did 16,585 steps, according to my pedometer, approxiamately 8.29 miles to make up for all the slacking. I'm feeling it today. Good pain though.

between 5:00 and 7:30 - I make myself some dinner. I'll usually have my favorite Discovery channel shows on, "Cash Cab" and "How's It Made".

7:00 - 10:00 - Watch tv and maybe draw, or visit blogs, or work on some procrastination project like making a necklace, or work on a freelance assignment. What I do in this block of time depends on how tired I am.

between 9:30 -11:00 - I often fall asleep on the couch with the lights and tv still on. This is an awful habit I'm still trying to break.

2:00 am - I awake to find that I'm still in the living room, and some horrible infomercial is on, and those messed up dreams I was just having are starting to make sense. I now try to go to bed, but end up not being able to fall asleep, and I toss and turn for hours, hopefully, eventually getting a little more sleep, before the alarm goes off, and I do it all over again.

Whoa, sorry this got to be so long. Probably way more then you ever wanted to know.

I will now tag-- Eric Smith, Andi Butler, David Sones, and Sheree Boyd


sheree said...

hey angela,

prepare to be bored! haha --- i can't wait to detail the boring minutaie of my life - heehee

i'm amazed how you can get up so early! wait till you hear when i get up! :)

love the illo!!!

Eric Orchard said...

Why is this so fascinating!
Maybe this is our reality TV?
Ha! I love How It's Made...
Thanks Angela.

roz said...

Really interesting!
Thanks for sharing.

sketched out said...

Hee hee, it was cute to find out about your typical day. I was tagged too, so be prepared for some riveting details of my day, heehee!

Angela said...


This was actually pretty fun to write, although I had to keep editing it down because it freaked me out to have a post so long. I felt like the blog police would come after me.:P
I was thinking it would be fun to write up an extraordinary day, but I have to have one first, so it could be awhile. :D

Eric, reality tv is a perfect comparison, and we didn't even need network approval, Ha!!

I can't wait to read more of these on everyone's blogs.

Pickledog said...

Thanks for tagging me Angela. I will get to posting my typical day soon, once they get back to typical that is. : P

Anonymous said...

hi angela!

i'm finally getting a breather to do this, how fun, thanks so much for tagging me!

a : )

Food and Drugs said...

I've readen your entire post which apart for being a good way to improve my english speaking level (it reminds me a lot some chapters of english's language learning books) has awaken my curiosity.
What would do in its normal life people of another corner of the world is a nice subject.
Obviously it is not Beckham's family daily routine ;) but, in the other hand, they would never admit to enjoy TV shows like How it's made?, one of my favourites as well.
Well this is a joke. Thanks for sharing. Here in Spain gettinp up at 5:00 a.m. is only for factory staff working in shifts, for the rest of us, only mentioning it could cause a strong feeling of dizziness followed by cold sweat, and running impulse.