So I thought it would be fun to do a "day in the life" blog entry, so the other day I hired a camera crew* to capture my exciting life for a day, to give you, the reader, who may not even know me in the "real world", a taste of the adventure that awaits me on a daily basis! So, pour yourself a cup of coffee and follow along!
*Rusty followed me around with my cheap-ass digital camera all day
First order of business was setting some limits... NO SHOWER PICS!!! My public is not interested in seeing that sort of thing...
After showering, I love to just putz around the house, drinking my coffee and hoping I can manage to leave on time (never happens). For some unknown reason, I get up around 6:15 and it take me 2 hours to get ready. Most mornings there is a 20 - 30 minute walk with Rusty, followed by 1/2 hour or so of checking e-mail, drinking coffee, maybe journaling or reading a bit...so how come I always end up cramming fixingmyhairputtingonmakeupgatheringfoodforthedaymakingthebedandfixingcoffeefortheroad into the last 10 minutes??
Every so often I squeeze in some knitting related time. This morning I blocked the washcloths I made for a good friends birthday present.
Finally, I am out the door and on my way. (after saying bye to Rusty and asking him to
watch the house while I am gone). Doesn't
he just break your heart???
Yes, I do realize that the car needs a good vacuuming. I admit it - I am lazy.
The ride through the city is never boring.
We like it when the lights are green.
And you would not *believe* the scary people I see walking out of Mike's Pub & Grub at 8 or so o'clock in the morning.
Even with all the construction going on, it only takes me less than 10 minutes to get on the highway from my house.
Some sights along the way, including a random pile of bricks:
Normally it is a good commute, and this morning was no exception.
E-Z Pass is one of those inventions you wish you had thought of and marketed. At first I missed my tokens and the great discount they afforded me...but now I have to say, it is worth paying the addition 6 cents a day to not have to stop, and to not have to open my windows when it is cold.
Let's listen to a few tunes while we get on the high way and cruise to Nashua...
Music listened to:
Working Class Hero - John Lennon
F-Me Pumps - Amy Winehouse Gold Dust Woman - Fleetwood Mac
Shadow on the Wall - Brandi Carlile
You Sent Me Flying - Amy Winehouse
nope,it's not a very long commute. plus, I probably checked the radio stations I have programmed a few times because for some reason that is what I have to do...
I think I am being followed!! (no, not really, but you have to admit it made this alot more interesting!!)
Rut-roh - this is the look I get on my face when another driver is being stupid. If you could read my mind, you would hear "what the f&$* was that?"
and then, before you know it, we are at my exit...
ready to start another day...here are some random pictures of work:
The office park we work in is pretty nice. Right
off the highway, which makes for a good commute. This is a shot of the back of the building. I started parking out back 2 summers ago after someone left their car running in the front parking lot. It started a fire and took out 4 other cars - had I been at work that day, my car would have been one of them. The downside to parking out back though is that the back door is where all the smokers congregate. Here is my favorite smoking ashtray...I hold my breath on the way in. Of course, if there is a group of smokers out there, they stand right on the path so you have to walk through their little cloud. Yuck.
This is the view approaching the lobby. It really is a nice building.
Here we are in the lab...to the left is the view from where I sit. I get to watch planes take off and helicopters buzz around since the airport is close by.
For lunch today I went out to the LYS to get a gift for Lora's birthday. I had a hard time parting with it, but after fondling it for a while made the right choice. I will go back and get another one for myself (like I need MORE sock yarn). I'll add a picture of it in later...
Went back to work - yes, I know, the afternoon is sadly lacking in pictures...Rusty had to have his afternoon nap. I don't remembering negotiating this when I hired him, but I guess you get what you pay for...
Wednesday nights are knittin' night at the Manchester Barnes and Noble. Jackie wanted to show me a book she recommended I read. The title of the book is "The Big Book of Breasts". I took a picture of it so I would remember which book it is when I have some extra cash....
After knittin' for a while, we moved over to Famous Dave's next door to celebrate Sarah and Lora's birthdays. It was kind of dark in there, but most of us are in the picture...
After Daves it was time to go home. Luckily I don't have far to drive...
When I got home I was pleased to see that the maid had stopped by and turned down the covers.