Friday, April 18, 2008

A day in the life of Natalie..

Some of you might ask what I do everyday - well here you go. Honestly, I just typed out my whole day and I am bored with myself. It's quite long and rather boring. You can stop reading now if you want to. But, if it is late and you are trying to read something that will put you to sleep, read on. I would be surprised if you make it all the way through.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

7:23 - Alarm goes off. Hit Snooze.

7:30 - Alarm goes off again. I consider getting up to shower and wash my hair, but realize that I am not fooling anyone and hit snooze again.

7:37 - 8:22 - Alarm goes off. Get out of bed, shower (don't wash hair), drink a glass of orange juice, finish getting ready and head out the door.

8:22 - 8:35: Drive to work. Love that my office doesn't open until 8:30 and that most people don't roll in until 9. Traffic is much better at 8:30 in the morning.

8:35 - 8:45: Start up my computer, check emails and grab a notepad and head to a video shoot.

8:45 - 8:55: Drive to video shoot. Get lost because the place was in the ghetto and the address was hidden. Cussed only once.

9:00 - 9:50: Watch video shoot. This isn't an account that I am working on, but it was a good experience to meet the people that ran the studio and see how it runs. Make mental note to use them for upcoming voice recording that one my clients has.

9:50 - 10:00 - Drive back to work. As I pull into the parking lot I see 4 large groups of people standing outside. I think to myself "Did the fire alarm go off? Why are all these people standing outside?" I park and soon realize that all these people are smoking. Wow, guess smoke break is from 9:45 - 10:00. Make a mental note to not leave the building during that time ever again.

10:00 - 10:30 - Prep for client meeting (talk to graphic designer of project, collect necessary presentation materials), check and send a few client emails.

10:30 - 11:30 - Present wireframes (much like a blueprint) of clients website we are creating to client and discuss next steps for project.

11:30 - 11:57 - Recap previous client meeting and create a statement of work for another client. Look at my soup that I brought for lunch and become a little depressed.

11:58 - Get a text from my friend Brandie asking if I have lunch plans and if I want to meet somewhere.

11:58:05 - Text Brandie back and confirm lunch meeting place. Soup can wait for another day.

12:05 - 12:15 - Drive to meet Brandie at Subway. Cussed multiple times because it took me ten minutes to drive 7 blocks. Stupid downtown traffic.

12:15 - 12:30 - Wait in line at Subway. Get agitated that Subway couldn't staff more people through the lunch hour. At least I have Brandie there to chat with.

12:30 - 12:55 - Eat lunch, discuss life and secretly wish that I only worked part time. But, all is well in the world because Subway has Coke. (Side note: I used to hate Subway because they used to have Pepsi).

12:55 - 1:05: Drive back to work. Happy that I refilled my coke before I left Subway.

1:05 - 3:00 - Work on a variety of random projects. To be honest, I can't remember. This time was probably spent writing more statement of works (document that outlines a project, how much it costs and what we will do under that cost), talking to different graphic designers about projects they are working on for me and answering clients emails or phone calls. Thrilling, yes!

3:00 - 3:30 - Met with all account executives for our weekly account services meeting

3:30 - 4:00 - Have weekly call with client to discuss projects

4:00 - 5:00 - Listen to voice talents for upcoming recording we have for 10 videos we are making for one of my clients.

5:00 - 6:00 - Create timelines for upcoming projects and send them to clients.

6:00 - 7:00: Leave work, drive home, talk to my friend Alisa and wish her luck on her upcoming lay off. Eat dinner. Change clothes. Head out the door.

7:00 - 10:30: Go play bunko with my hair lady Tiffany and a group that she plays with. While there, realized that my life is completely different from almost every woman at this event. 1) I am not married 2) I do not have two children and 3)I am the only one that had to be up to go to work in the morning. Have fun nonetheless. Bunko is cool!

10:30 - 11:15: Arrive home and have a day de-brief session with Mackenzi. I haven't seen her all day and we have many things to discuss. Work, stupid boys, lack of children, bunko, who's dating know, the important things. Get ready for bed.

11:15 - 12:15: Watch Survivor and The Office. Can't go to bed without watching my favorite shows.

12:15 - 12:50: Check blogs, send some emails, read scriptures, pray and lights out.

You made it!!! Good for you! You get a gold star!


MandoRama said...

And I thought sitting through the last Democratic debate was painful. No, no, no, reading through THAT was painful. Kidding. Love ya N.

Kristine in a nutshell said...

There are people that work past 5pm?? I couldn't do it. Kudos to you. Oh and when you say "scriptures" you are talking about Us Weekly and People magazine, right? Come on Nat... you can't fool me.

MandoRama said...

Kristine: hahahaha! That was a great comment.

Diania said...

I know exactly what you were doing from 1p-3p, working on projects my ass. This is the surf the net time. I know... trust me.

Let the Good Times Roll! said...

I have a Bunko group I play with too - we actually have it tonight LOL! Totally a pointless talentless game, but fun nonetheless! Your job sounds pretty interesting.

Penel said...

It's great to see that you have taken up the mindless game of Bunko - a fabulous use of the college educated mind that your dad and I paid for. The job sounds great, glad you have it!

Dru said...

seriously i love your posts. i laughed hysterically reading these very well documented events of your day.......because i realized how similar us single girls are. isn't it funny that a good majority of our married friends envy our lives, and all we do is look at them and think "one day" :) what a crazy cycle it is.

alisa said...

i got a mention. i got a mention. this is the happiest day of my life. that and i don't have to work anymore and get paid for it!! lay-offs rock. well they rock when you were going to quit to go back to school anyway and now you get paid to quit!

so, your life is quite dull. i'm not going to lie to you.

also, i remember the happy day when we discovered subway now served coke. oh glorious coca cola classic, i heart you!

Tiff & Rand said...

Did you call me you "hair lady"? Ha! I was so glad you came to Bunko, it was a fun time...and by the way, I went to work in the morning! Ya whiner! Just teasing you, like you need anymore of that! You're life isn't THAT pathetic. Hey, at least your hair always looks awesome, right? Hehe.