A Day in the Life
January 20, 2006
An unusual day, but take out the airport run and extra episode of EastEnders and it’s pretty normal…
00:00 Work on support emails and Feeder.
01:40 Stop working, start listening to podcasts and catch up on the Daily Politics, read my feeds, surf web, compulsively research Feeder features I’ll be working on soon.
05:00 Go to bed.
06:30 Go to sleep.
08:00 Alarm goes off. Hit snooze.
08:09 Hit snooze.
08:18 Hit snooze.
08:27 Get up and get ready to take friends to Bristol Airport.
08:45 Smoke first cigarette with cup of tea. Check email, feeds.
08:50 Make toast, more tea.
09:05 Another cigarette.
09:10 Put in contact lenses, brush teeth, rearrange hair
09:20 Leave for friends’ house.
09:30 Friends not there!
09:45 Friends turn up after dropping dog off with parents and having been stuck behind white van doing 25mph, yadda yadda.
09:50 Leave for airport.
11:00 Complain at length about lack of direct route from M4 motorway to Bristol Airport. You have to go through Bristol City itself, villages, barns, cows’ intestines, etc…
11:20 Sing praises of the Clifton Suspension Bridge, which seems to look more stunning every time I see it. They don’t make ’em like they used to. Discuss whether having a name like Isambard Kingdom Brunel made him do stuff to live up to it.
11:40 Arrive at airport, park, they get checked in.
12:00 Brunch with friends at airport, featuring the world’s most uninspiring panini and hottest, nastiest latte served by a young guy who, if he wasn’t gay, did a bloody good job of appearing to be. He was not the slightest bit interested in serving yours truly or anyone else for that matter.
12:20 Say goodbyes, leave airport after driving two miles around car park looking for Pay Station.
13:20 Arrive at Magor services for tea and a cigarette.
13:40 Leave Magor.
14:30 Arrive home. The Intel iMac hasn’t turned up. Not surprised but secretly disappointed.
14:35 Make tea, smoke cigarette, read and respond to support emails.
17:00 Early dinner (early start!)
17:20 Tea, cigarette, support emails.
18:25 Catch up on yesterday’s EastEnders.
19:00 Tea, cigarette, notice PodShow Developer Blog, check out podcast, write post about it for Reinvented Blog.
19:30 Post to blog. Edit, edit, edit. Join mailing list, etc.
20:00 Catch today’s EastEnders – will Rosie leave “Keef” for ex-husband Mike?
20:30 Tea, cigarette, notice two pingbacks on PodShow blog post, comment back.
21:00 Support emails.
11:15 Give up for the day. Start writing this blog post while listening to DSC #320.
11:55 Post this to Or Something blog.
11:59 Ponder how sad I am and how I never seem to get anything done these days!
Tomorrow I hope to fit in a shower or something!