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Day in the Life

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8:10 a.m. – Wake to my cat’s tongue in all of its sand-papery, fish-smelling glory. Retaliate by treating her like a teddy bear.
9:00 a.m. – Alarm. Snooze.
9:24 a.m.- I finally get up.
9:30 a.m. – Shower, get dressed.
9:50 a.m. – Hop on my bike and ride into the wind to work at the Registrar’s Office.
10:00 a.m. – Start my filing and various other projects. Ooh, and someone made some yummy pumpkin bread!
10:40 a.m. – Run out of work except waiting for the phone and manning the desk. I catch up on some e-mails. One from my aunt who’s adopting a little boy with a few updates, but it’s still such a slow process.
12:00 p.m. – Bye, bye Registrar’s Office. Time for…Outtakes!?
12:10 p.m. – When I end up with a bagel again, I’m left wondering why I chose Lunch Brunch despite my ability to just go back to my apartment.
12:30 p.m. – Settle at the picnic table on Cleveland Beach to eat my lunch, people watch and maybe, maybe do some homework.
2:00 p.m. – Hop on my bike to Professor Rietz’s house for my religious studies seminar aptly—yet abstractly—titled Applying Religious Studies.
2:08 p.m. – Arrive just in time to help him make popcorn. We’re talking about films as religion today, how cute.
2:15 p.m. – Class.
4:05 p.m. – Back on the bike. Back to the Brande. Upon arrival, I feed the cat and wash some dishes. Feel like a grown up, sort of.
5:00 p.m. or so – I decide to go home to pick up a thicker jacket and visit with the family. I end up eating and chatting for a while, so I’m there longer than I anticipated.
7:20 p.m. – Back to the apartment. Need to get some homework done before…
8:00 p.m. – GOSSIP GIRL!
9:00 p.m. – Back to life and homework for my GWSS Theory class. It’s psychoanalytic feminism, so I’m digging it.
11:20 p.m. – I’m drifting to sleep despite a little more reading. My cat wakes from her nap, which had been fortunately placed on my cold feet. Exposed to the cold, I take this as my cue for bed.

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