rut or routine?

  • monday through friday
    • wake up between 6am and 7am
    • check email, weblogs, etc
    • go to gym (usually around 8am)
      • monday, wednesday, friday — set of twelve reps at most of the upper-body weight machines, 20-30 minutes on elliptical machine (cascades mode, level 12)
      • tuesday, thursday — 45 minutes on elliptical machine (cascades mode, level 15)
    • breakfast (granola and yogurt), shower, begin work
    • work (generally with a snack or two of an apple or orange)
    • lunch around 1pm (sometimes i run errands. monday-thursday i fix something at home, and on fridays i usually pick something up)
    • work (generally with another snack or two of apples, oranges, or celery with peanut butter)
    • dinner around 7pm (salad — lettuce, shredded carrots, roasted sunflower seeds, and ralphs poppyseed dressing)
    • watch television, dvds, or play world of warcraft
    • go to bed anytime between 10pm and midnight
  • saturday and sunday
    • wake up between 6am and 8am
    • breakfast (pancakes), shower
    • read email, weblogs, etc
    • get out (go to a movie, go take pictures, go shopping, etc)
    • eat a mid-day meal (when and what depends on whether i’m in or out — a frequent choice is to pick up a few empanadas at the grand central market)
    • read a book, screw around on the computer, etc.
    • dinner around 7pm (salad)
    • watch television, dvds, or play world of warcraft
    • go to bed anytime between 10pm and midnight

the weekdays are more consistent than the weekends. weekends depend on what movies are playing, whether i need to hit trader joe’s, what books and movies i have on hand, whether i feel like baking bread and making pizza, etc.

but i’d say about 90% of my days fit these basic templates.

today will be an exception, for example — unless i flake out and forget, i’m going to head up to amoeba music and catch dengue fever.


either way, there doesn't seem to be much room in your schedule for making out with me serendipity.

» celia (link) » september 16, 2005 12:14pm

i wouldn’t say that there is not much room in my routine for serendipity, but that there is little opportunity in my routine for serendipity. when most of my rut/routine involves being alone in my apartment or with earbuds jammed in my ears, that’s fairly unsurprising.

my life is the counterpoint to john lennon’s aphorism that “life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.” my life is what happens when you don’t make plans.

» jim (link) » september 16, 2005 1:03pm

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