A Day in the Life: May 2014
This post is another entry for Manda’s A Day in the Life linkup. Feel free to view my previous entries.
This morning I slept in – it’s a wonderful Sunday! I slept rather early last night but I think I needed the sleep. I think I finally woke up at about 9am, even though I had idiotically put my alarm on at 5:30am and it wasn’t even a work day. I make my bed, because it’s the first thing I do when I get out of bed, without fail.
I make myself breakfast. I don’t usually eat much for breakfast during the week, or I am so busy with work that I don’t have much more than tea until 11am, which is when I might have some muesli or cereal… but anyway, I treat myself with something nice on the weekends most of the time. I lightly fry two eggs – sunny side up because that’s my favourite – then prepare two slices of toast with a square of Swiss cheese on top, and a couple of slices of gravlax salmon. It’s a ginormous breakfast, but it looks great and I know it’ll taste great… I ate it before I had a chance to take a picture. :(
I ate a bit of seaweed that I got from Costco. I like these packets; they are larger than the ones I usually buy at Asian grocery stores. I have tea (Lipton’s Russian Earl Grey), and breakfast is done.
I spend most of the morning texting James, who is learning Japanese hiragana in preparation for his solo trip to Japan in November.
After taking a shower I spend some time looking for loose leaf tea online, but I don’t buy anything. I was also looking for some cute but practical tea infuser balls. I gave up because I couldn’t find something cute and affordable, and decided that I could buy any ordinary one and put a charm on the end of the chain if I want.
I took the time to be proud of some jewellery organising I did the night before…
I watched a few videos on YouTube, after Cookie told me about comedian Eddie Izzard. I cleaned my MacBook Air screen and keyboard. I looked in my nail polish drawer trying to pick a colour. James came over, while I was deciding between a glittery pink and an emerald green. Since he was hungry he cooked noodles. I bought a packet of egg noodles from Costco and they were really cheap, and taste nice. Bargain! We used those noodles again.
Also, no photos of food because it was too good and I had to eat it right away…
James said he wanted to try something he had heard about somewhere. I watched him cut a slot in a toilet paper roll, just big enough to fit my iPhone. Apparently, putting the phone in the slot of a toilet paper roll amplifies the sound. It didn’t seem to make a huge difference, but it made a little bit of a difference, so I continue to let my phone play music whilst sitting in the roll. :P
I painted my nails while we watched some Lego animation videos, and some reality television show videos because we were bored. I also found a notebook for James to practice his hiragana in. He did a really great job for someone who had learned in a weekend! Also, it was a cute notebook, but stapled really dodgy, so I was happy for him to use it as scrap. I bought it at a closing down sale anyway.
We spent the evening watching 500 Days of Summer. It is a movie I have been meaning to watch since I saw the trailer years ago, but only got around to watching it now. I enjoyed it; it is an unusual movie and quite funny in parts, and isn’t your typical romantic comedy. I also like that it isn’t exactly in chronological order.
Oh, and by then my nails were a nice shade of green. :D
I practiced some video recording on my camera while my family watched television. I might be video recording at a concert soon – they know my skills are not like that of a professional, but still want me on board and to give it a go.
Throughout the day I gave James a few tests to write some Japanese words or read sentences I had written. I also took the time to critique his strokes, haha. After James left, I spent most of the night catching up on The Fanlistings Network Message Board and doing my staffing duties. I recently got appointed as the staffer for the Songs: Bands/Groups N-Z category, so I am taking care of that category as well as Songs: Bands/Groups 0-M. It’s good to have both under my care!
I replied to a lot of emails I had forgotten about over the week. After a lot of tea I decided to post this, and get ready for bed. :3