A Day in the Life: June 2015

A Day in the Life is a monthly linkup where bloggers document their daily life on a designated day each month to show what a typical day is like. To find out more, click here.

For something creative and unusual this month I’ve taken all photos on my phone and thrown the same fade filter on all of them. 😊

This morning I had to wake up early, so right now it feels like it has been a really long day. I woke up early because Brandon had to be at university early today. I woke up at 6am but didn’t really get up until half an hour later. I was wide awake, but it was just really cold… you know how it is when it’s cold. Extremely difficult to get out of bed.

I picked out some clothes after I washed my face and brushed my teeth. I went for a black and white stripy tee, and felt like wearing a skirt instead of jeans, so I put on pantyhose with long socks over them and wore a tube skirt.

Hairpins and hair “scroo”
Hairpins and hair “scroo”
Pearl statement earring – I don’t normally wear such chunky earrings
Pearl statement earring – I don’t normally wear such chunky earrings

I wore boots that went right up to the knee, packed my laptop, took my medicine and was ready to go. My dad drove Brandon and I to the train station. I spent the car ride doing up my hair – I had decided to put it in a loose, messy bun with a couple of hairpins and a hair “scroo”, something you twist into your hair that holds it together quite tightly.

I waited for Nick at the station for a little bit. I noticed that the shopping centre had free wifi – that’s new! I took the opportunity to try it out. It didn’t like my email address and said “Please use a personal email address”. I switched the hello@ to hi@ – and it worked. 😛

Free Wifi advertisement
Free Wifi advertisement

I had a bit of a snooze on the train on our way into the city. We had breakfast at Bona Fides cafe, where we have been once before. Nick and ordered the same thing we ordered last time – a Brazilian Breakfast and a Veggie Brekky, respectively. I don’t think mine was as good as last time, but it was sufficient. I ordered a soy chai but I think they just gave me a soy latte instead. I was a bit disappointed.

Soy latte
Soy latte
At Bona Fides cafe with Nick
At Bona Fides cafe with Nick
Veggie Brekky
Veggie Brekky

Nick walked me to work then we said our goodbyes and parted ways. It’s a good thing he’s still just around the corner. I joked that we could wave at each other from our buildings, but I’m not near any windows, and I’m not as high up any more.

Walking down George Street
Walking down George Street
Low angle shot of high rise buildings
Low angle shot of high rise buildings
Typical elevator selfie on my way to work
Typical elevator selfie on my way to work

There’s not much I can say about work and I don’t want to reveal too much either. I’m still getting used to the new place, but I’ve made friends with my colleagues already. I have had a bit of work to do already, and I’m making it happen, so I can’t complain. 🙂 I’m progressing, slowly, but I have to say that settling in is speedier than I expected.

My work MacBook Pro
My work MacBook Pro

I use a 13-inch MacBook Pro at work – a slightly older model than the one I personally own. I own the one from this year (I sold my Air to get this one). 😝 I am used to this keyboard and loving it. I mentioned to Nick that Apple keyboards are just my favourite, simply because they are easy to clean and just… simple.

Tea gets me through the day. Even though the heating in the office is really quite warm in comparison to my old one, I love a good cup of tea. I have been having some black rose tea as of late. I always drink from my Starbucks mug that Nick got me in New York. 😊

Black rose tea in Starbucks mug (with tong infuser)
Black rose tea in Starbucks mug (with tong infuser)

It was raining quite a bit today. Nick and I had brought packed lunches so we went to a nearby food court and ate there.

Mum made noodles in XO sauce for me to take for lunch
Mum made noodles in XO sauce for me to take for lunch

I wasn’t too busy the rest of the afternoon so that meant I could do my Opal transport card hack. I caught two different buses for just one stop each, which is cheaper than my train fare to go home, so it saves me money over the course of a week. The bus stops are within walking distance from my office, too.

I bought an Earl Grey milk tea while I waited for Nick to finish up work. I was feeling rather warm so I got an iced one. After we met up, we walked to the train station together.

Lots and lots of wet footprints, on my way to meet Nick
Lots and lots of wet footprints, on my way to meet Nick
Earl Grey milk tea from Chatime
Earl Grey milk tea from Chatime
Me and Nick on the train
Me and Nick on the train
Traffic on the drive home from the train station
Traffic on the drive home from the train station

After I said goodbye to Nick (waaah!), I got off the train as he continued home. My dad drove me home from the train station, and I came home to my silk blouse that I got from Popbasic’s Kickstarter, which I funded last year. It wasn’t as nice as I had imagined but I like the hair ties and bag that come with it. I’m sure the blouse will look better after a couple of washes and a bit of ironing.

A package for me!
A package for me!
My Popbasic “Strawberries and Cream” silk blouse arrived.
My Popbasic “Strawberries and Cream” silk blouse arrived.

My hair was still in a nice bun! I wasn’t that hungry so I just had a cup of tom yum soup for dinner. Absolutely loving that soup at the moment.

My hair is still in a loose bun
My hair is still in a loose bun
Tom yum soup in a mug
Tom yum soup in a mug

I helped Brandon out with our new printer, and also figured out how to photocopy something (I needed to photocopy a receipt). Brandon and I figured out how to print double-sided! We had our previous printer for a very, very long time so I think he is quite thrilled with the new one, which is a very nice laser printer. Our previous one was an inkjet, and the ink would dry quite frequently. We tried to print something wirelessly but we had to do some setting up, and we decided to leave it for another time.

I had a shower, after which I finally undid my bun and brushed my hair. After having my hair up in a bun, I like to have my hair loose and let it rest the next day or two. Most of the time, I have my hair loose.

Hairbrush, moisturiser and lip balm
Hairbrush, moisturiser and lip balm

I spent the rest of the night coding, cleaning up some of the code on my blog and poking around with Git. I found that someone had forked one of my gists and made improvements, so I merged their changes in. 😄

I spent a bit of time just browsing some online stores. It’s mid-year so there are so many sales. I had to keep dodging emails in my inbox and deleting them without looking. It’s very hard to resist!

I look forward to seeing all your June entries for A Day in the Life, I can’t wait to see them. 🤓

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I loved this – thank you for sharing your day with us. One of my favourite comms on livejournal is for something similar, pictures of peoples days… and it’s the little things that show we’re all the same. I’ll have to join in one of these days; it looks like it could be fun 🙂

Thanks Paula! I’m glad you liked my post. I think the idea of ‘A Day in the Life’ is one that is quite common, so I’m not surprised you’ve seen something similar on LJ.

It definitely is nice to see that while we imagine our days can be quite similar, we experience things like catching the train, eating lunch, using the computer – in quite different ways.

I look forward to seeing you participate some time in the future! 🙂

Glad to hear you’re settling in at your new workplace 🙂 It always takes a bit. I hope the people are nice!

I’ve got curly hair so putting my hair up in a messy bun just doesn’t work hahahaa. Your hair looks great 🙂

Your breakfast looked soooo yummy. I also love the shots of Sydney. I was there in February last year with a friend, we had a blast. (I couldn’t live there, though… commute time would be insane!). How long does it take you to get into the city?

Haha, thanks Jess!

I don’t go out for breakfast often, but there are some really, really nice-looking cafes in Surry Hills that I really want to try when I have a bit more time and am willing to spend a little more. I live far out west, so it takes me a good hour to commute. Most people I meet find it quite strange and are so used to living much closer to the city.

I thought you lived west – I dunno why, I just had a feeling. Maybe I knew this from ages ago 🙂 It takes me about 15 minutes to get from my house to the city (by car) and maybe 20 by bus, including traffic. I can’t even imagine living an hour out 😦 But I guess it’s what you’re used to!

My hair is still too short to put it up in a messy bun or any type of bun. I’m lucky I can even get it into a ponytail. It’s short, and there are some strands of hair that falls in the back, but it still looks good. I wish all girls could have the same hair styles and same length of hair.

I wish we could all magically change our hairdos! There are days I wonder what it would be like to have short hair for a day, then not have to wait for it to grow back. 😛 I once had a bob hairstyle that was longer at the front than the back, and it was almost impossible to tie up.

I really love the photos with this. 😄 I have to say that you and Nick are both very stylish. 😄

I just got a new printer, and the paper in the front, do both sides was kind of freaky. Somehow I did manage to connect it wirelessly. I have always had so much trouble in the past, but somehow, it just worked. Magic. 😆

That is a shame about the blouse. Hopefully it will look a bit better.

Thanks Kya! ♥️ And I think the filter makes the photos look more interesting, but I don’t want to overdo it and make them look unnatural. 😛

We had an old photocopier/scanner/printer/fax in one, and I think the new machine is pretty much the same, but so advanced! Too bad I don’t print anything often so I probably won’t get to experience a lot of the fun of printing double-sided. Haha.