“Woke up, fell out of bed, dragged a comb across my head. On my way downstairs I drank a cup, and looking up, I noticed I was late…” - The Beatles, A Day in the Life
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Every morning I wake up to two alarms, one on my phone, and one on my bedside table. I snooze at least twice, one on each, and then finally roll out of bed when my Chihuahua Paul starts nipping at my arms. As soon as I am up, Paul darts down the stairs, eagerly awaiting his meal of choice: Royal Canin Special 30 with shredded cheese.
While he dines I make coffee and eat my breakfast, this morning I had a bowl of Raisin Bran (imagine a picture of that now). After that, I hop in the shower and rush to get ready for work. I am. Always. Late. I arrive at my office building at roughly 9:30am, and head to the 15th floor.
I hate elevators. But, I have decided that if I had to get stuck in one, I’d like to get stuck in this one. It has a pretty nice view.
This is where I sit every day from about 9:30am-6:30pm. I am an attorney, and I practice oil and gas and real estate at Hoge and Gameros, LLP. I spend the majority of my time examining title and drafting title opinions. I absolutely love my job.
I take a lunch break everyday around 12:30pm, and head home for an hour to spend time with Paul.
Paul particularly enjoys his “patio time” at lunch. He barks at the passersby and works on his tan.
This was my lunch on Tuesday – Cucumbers, Green Onions, Tomatoes, Olive Tapenade, Pita Chips, and Tuna. We’ll call it “Mediterranean on a Budget.”
Every day on my lunch break, Paul and I watch Jeopardy or the Colbert Report from the night before. He prefers Colbert because he never remembers to answer in the form of a question.
After lunch it is back to the office where I enjoy my afternoon Diet Dr. Pepper or Diet Coke. I always choose the one that is more plentiful in the office fridge so that I don’t have to refill. Don’t tell. I spend my afternoons working away and listening to my iPod. I usually listen to my Tuesday playlist on Tuesday.
Around 6:30pm, I head home. My commute is only ten minutes, which is lovely. As soon as I get home, it is wine time, a Smith family tradition. Wine time usually precedes dinner, but can also accompany it. You only need two things, wine and time.
This evening, my dinner consisted of a turkey burger with green beans and tomatoes (I can’t get enough of them in August). I forgot to take a picture, so you will just have to imagine it like you did the Raisin Bran from this morning.
On weeknights, I usually spend my evenings watching tv, taking French lessons on livemocha.com, going out to/making dinner, doing chores, and relaxing. On this particular evening, I attended a board meeting for the Texas Youth Scholarship Organization, of which I am a board member.
TYSO was founded this spring by one of my best friends. Our mission is to raise scholarship funds for disadvantaged high school seniors in East Dallas through social events. Our main event, the DFW Back to School Pub Crawl, is scheduled for September 10th. We are very busy planning right now. It is going to be awesome. www.dfwbacktoschool.com
I will leave you with a picture from Wednesday, August 24th. I realize this is technically the next day in my life, but I also realize that I didn’t take a single picture of myself during the August 23rd day in my life.
We will call this, goodnight, from Sarah and Paul.