Thursday, June 26, 2008


Everyone lives a routine. It's the habits that hold our world together.


5:00 - 6:00 a.m. Wake up at sunrise.

6:00 - 6:30 a.m. Get dressed (same clothes as yesterday), right shoe first, tie back the hair, grab a cap, put on glasses and go outside.

6:30 - 7:00 a.m. Strap on a helmet, gloves, backpack, walk up the alley to the street, judge the weather and the day, peddle to work.

7:00 - 7:30 a.m. Shower, brush teeth, shave, change clothes (professional look), and start the work day.

7:30 - 9:00 a.m. Check emails, get tea (green with jasmine, orange, and passionfruit), and iced water.

9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Work on clean up fileservers, backing up files, transferring files to online servers, troubleshooting, preflight, and other network stuff *

11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Get another cup of tea and water. Have a oats and honey crunch bar. Read the paper online.

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. * More of the same, yet always different

1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Lunch. Usually soup, crackers and water. Check emails and Internet.

2:00 - 4:00 p.m. * with a little more rush for deadlines.

4:00 - 4:15 p.m. Another cup of tea and water.

4:15 - 5:00 p.m. Finish up the day. Pack up the back pack.

5:00 - 5: 30 p.m. Back to the basement to change back into street clothes and pack lockers. One with clothes, one with shampoo, soap, socks, underwear, shaving materials, and hairbrush.

5:30 - 6:00 p.m. Ride home. (Tonight in 97 degree heat)

6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Change bikes. Drink a bottle of water. Change the helmet to a cap. Take off the backpack and gloves. Ride to the grocery store to buy animal products, cleaning products, crappy chicken, and some sort of libation.

7:00 - 11:00 p.m. "News Hour" and other PBS shows in Mansland. Eat crappy chicken. Play music (either recorded or live). Computer = financial and music.

11:00 p.m. - 5:00 a.m. Sleep (unless the project is so interesting, it could last all night)

So one day, shake it up. Get out of the routine.
Go a different route. Start with the left shoe. Don't watch television.

But these are the usual sequence for a set of activities that are unvarying or boring repetitive.

It just another life.

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