A brave new day

An ideal day for me:

8 a.m. - Stir awake. Realize how early it is and immediately go back to sleep.

9:30 a.m. - Officially wake-up. Work on laptop doing trivial things (facebook, email, read some online news, etc.)

10 a.m. - Shower, dress, make my bed.

11 a.m. - Brunch with a friend. There are few things in life that bring me the same joy as brunch, especially when it involves dishing.

12:30 p.m. - Errands. Inevitably there will be a stop by the dry cleaners, bank, grocery, drug store, florists and perhaps something completely superfluous. This is also the time when appointments (dental, medical, cosmetical) should be scheduled and attended.

3 p.m. - Lunch. Somewhere delightful. This time will be reserved for out-of-town visitors and business associates, or a chance for me to enjoy some time alone...in public.

4 p.m. - Work. A little freelance writing or design. Perhaps focus on a specific character in my new novel, really hash out their inner psyche.

4:30 p.m. - Stop working. Relax from the busy day I have had. Perhaps pick kids up from their after school program, or at least make sure the nanny has.

5 p.m. - Exercise. Make a couple rounds at the gym. Swim a few laps. Something low impact, just for toning purposes.

6 p.m. - Shower and dress for the evening. If dinner is to be at home - begin dinner.

The evening will, of course, be varied. Dinner reservations should never be made before 8 p.m., and the late movies are always less crowded. If the performance starts at 8 p.m., tapas or cocktails should be had previous - with dinner to follow.

11 p.m. - Read.

Sleep when reading allows.


Resuming my resume

I never really made one.
There was the version we had to turn in to get credit for so many of those classes that want to make sure we are ready for the real world...however, none of those ever really worked. I am not prepared, I am in the real world and I don't have a resume.

My desired field of employment requires a certain level of innate creativity in all aspects, but especially upon first impression. Whether it is true or not, we have been told over and over that our resumes are tremendously important to even get a foot in the door. They must rise above the rest - from the layout to the font selection, we should meticulously scrutinize over our lives on paper.

So, here i go. Time to pool the last 4-6 years of my life and place it on a stylishly understated yet outstandingly designed single sheet of paper.


A job

The lazy days of summer continue on without me. For the past 24 years, despite my employment status, I have considered summer to be an, often-overwhelming, bore. I love boredom. Every time I am in a situation and I think "I am bored," it brings me more joy than a Dasani in the desert.
This summer, however, I have hit the ground running. One thing leads to another (not the least of which is a job that could take the entire summer to figure out) and I might not see a break until I have built up vacation time with a Philadelphia employer.

I say this as a hopefully valid excuse for my writing hiatus. I understand it is not very couth to begin something and not finish, though in my case I don't think I will ever be finished.

And now, I have very official-sounding client calls to make.