A Day in the Life: April 2014
This post is another entry for Manda’s A Day in the Life linkup. Feel free to view my previous entries.
I’m doing A Day in the Life today instead of tomorrow. I have a fun 2 minutes and 40 seconds interview lined up for tomorrow. I have been posting those every two weeks and want to keep that on schedule, so this post is on a different day to the one scheduled by Manda.
At 4:59am I am awake for some reason, 31 minutes before my alarm. Initially I am concerned whether I have gotten enough sleep, because I recall sleeping a little later than usual. I check my phone to find a handful of snaps on Snapchat.
I open my email to check it, and unplug my phone from the wall charger. I roll over on my stomach and contemplate sleeping again, but instead I get out of bed and grab my camera and laptop. I take them to the kitchen, then make a tiny cup of cheap instant coffee. I feel like something a tad heavier than tea, but don’t quite want a bite to eat. Stomach cramps suck.
I pull out my removable retainer to brush my teeth. Lately I have been wearing my retainer because I have come to a sudden “I haven’t worn this thing for two months” realisation, and my teeth have indeed moved. I only contemplated a permanent retainer over the weekend because a couple of my workmates have them. I don’t know why I wasn’t given the option when I got my braces taken off eight years ago.
Anyway, now I have been wearing my retainer all the time except for when I eat. Slightly unpleasant, but I am hoping my teeth move back into their proper place. It’s just the bottom teeth anyway.
I spend a little too long finding the pantyhose I want to wear but eventually I settle on an old black pair with a wavy pattern. I wear a purple skirt my aunt made for me, a top with teddy bears, and some ankle boots I got from Japan. It isn’t quite winter yet, but our office is freezing cold!
I head out of the house after saying goodbye to Ricky, and walk to the bus stop. On the bus, the driver points out my bright yellow beaded bracelet — he has a beaded bracelet with wooden beads.
I get off the bus and catch a train. I don’t get a seat, so I have to stand.
I am a little early to the light rail stop, arriving at 7:25am. The light rail arrives soon enough, and I board. It seems to be moving faster than usual, with doors opening for not much longer than thirty seconds. Or maybe it’s just because not a lot of people are getting off or on?
Throughout the day, work is a blur. It’s only worth mentioning that it was extremely busy, and by the time I decided to really slack off, everyone downstairs was gone. It was about 7:00pm by then. I am used to people still being around, but I guess it depends on the day. All day I was dealing with issues with the one thing. I took a few minutes to go to our other office across the road and deal with some stuff, but otherwise, I don’t recall getting a proper break.
I ordered dinner close to 7pm, then when it was ready, Emi and I headed over to the other office. I only ate the “toppings” of my tom yum soup; I couldn’t help it — I wasn’t up for drinking the soup.
I recall hanging out there for an hour or two, discussing work and having a couple of drinks. For me it was literally two bottles of cider; certainly my drink of choice these days, but at the same time not something I want to have day after day. I mean, I don’t drink much to begin with, on the premise that I am hyperactive without even drinking.
A handful of us spent some time talking about music before we decided to go home. Walking to Town Hall station at about 10pm, James (you know, one day I gotta differentiate between all the Jameses I know; this one can be jpcs as he is often known) and Martin walked as well, and then I caught a train home. Once I got home I quietly drank as much water as I could to balance the drinks I had, and very quietly crawled into bed and wondered if I would get up at 5:30am the next morning.
Actually, not so quietly, since right now I am definitely getting a bit of a headache. Hmm. It’s a good night if you say it is, though! 😉