Wednesday, December 12, 2007

12 of 12

So what is "12 of 12" you might ask? It is sort of a blog photo essay of your daily routine on the 12th of each month. The idea was created by Chad Darnell, an associate of My Cousin Bonnie (MCB).

I'm really proud of myself for doing this, because this time yesterday I didn't even know how to use my new digital camera. But I managed to take the pictures, upload them and post them, all in 1 day. That may not impress most people under 30, but it was big day for me.

So - welcome to my boring day.

7:50 a.m. - Today is trash day. Here is a lovely shot of my Love and Wealth areas (i.e. my one car garage and trash can.)

7:52 a.m. – Arriving at the office. Man, that was a Hell of a commute. If I hadn’t caught the light at the corner of Rainey and Virginia Ave, I’d have been here in 1 minute instead of 2.

8:10 a.m. – Once I get signed on and settled in, I try to read my emails. Among my big important messages of the morning – my daily horoscope. Here was today's:

A good day unfolds before you, expanding as far as your eye can see. Your day is full of tasks you can easily complete and coworkers who charm you. Envision moving up the ladder for even better views.

We'll see.

9:30 a.m. – This is my office mate MB (not to be confused with MCB). He was a little hesitant about having me take his picture for my blog. But once I explained the 12 of 12, and how my daily point of view of him is usually the back of his head anyway, he sort of got in to it. So, much like those reality shows on MTV, this shot was staged/recreated for the camera.

12:35 p.m. – Lunch with my some of my team at the new Quiznos. I had the Prime Rib & Peppercorn. MB ordered the Black Angus, but asked for the Black Agnes by mistake. It did not go unnoticed, or unridiculed.

12:55 p.m. – Pulling out of the parking lot of the restaurant, I noticed the Boyd Tire Man statue. He has been in this location for as long as I can recall. I think that he got a new paint job, cause he looked very shiny and new.

12:57 p.m. – Since we pass my neighborhood on the way back from lunch, I always like to drive by and grab my mail so that I don’t have to go out and get it when I get home in the evening. I think that when I took a picture of my open mailbox, my coworkers CG and HF were finally convinced that I was a lunatic.

4:11 p.m. – I always need a little caffeine boost near the end of the day, so I usually take a couple of minutes to run up to the 5th floor breakroom for some fresh ice and a Diet Coke. This breakroom is on the top floor of our building and has the best view of Delta headquarters and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Even though I’ve lived in the shadow of this airport my entire life, I am still amazed every time I see an airplane take off – especially the larger aircraft like a 777 or 747.

The hours between 5:30 and 6:30 pm are photo-free. I had water therapy on my knee at the pool this evening, but I wasn’t about to take my new camera into the gym. Also, there will be no photographic evidence of me in a swim suit.

6:47 p.m. - Home from the gym, and checking the front porch for any Christmas deliveries from Amazon. Woo hoo! Looks like I have one!

7:38 p.m. - Our office Christmas lunch is tomorrow, and we each have to bring an ornament as a gift. Here is mine. Thank you Pier One.

9:20 p.m. - Watching some TV while folding laundry. Weeee - will the fun and excitement of my life never end. (I think that is Sherri and Barbara on The View. )

10:15 p.m. - Laundry all folded and put away, and now I can relax for a little while. This is my new heating pad for my knee. My old one melted in the microwave last week (I used the Hell out of it the last 8 weeks since the surgery). Of course, they had to go and "improve" the one I had, and the new version I purchased isn't as good. Plus, it smells like tomato soup when it is hot.

11:27 p.m. - Looking over my nephew's Amazon wishlist to see if I've got him covered for the holiday. Still having a hard time with my niece though. She is about to turn 13, so that should explain it pretty well. I like this picture because in one fell swoop I managed to give a photo shout out to several friends and family via the photo board on my desk. See if you can find yourself.

BONUS PIC: The theme for the month is the word "Believe." That sort of made me think of church, especially this time of year. This particular church is the Christ Church in the city of Hapeville. I passed it around 1:00 p.m., on the way back from lunch. I believe that I'm gonna get married in that church one day. So I guess that the word ties in several ways.

So there you have it. My boring day.


Bonnie said...

Love love LOVE it!

I am so proud of MCJ and I loved seeing us hugging each other on your photo board. Awesome!


Laura said...

How cool! I loved getting a peek into your day! And as a bonus, I FINALLY got to see some of your house. I've only been asking to see pictures since you moved in. Anyway...your house looks so cute. I love it.

Maybe I will do this 12 of 12 thing next month. It seems fun. I will continue to spread the trend.

Susan said...

I could NOT have a heating pad that smelled like tomato soup! BLECH!!!! but I do join you in your love of Pier One!! I bought several ornaments to use as gift toppers this year!

Lipp said...

I bet the Boyd's Tire Man enjoys tomato soup, as do I.

Dogeared said...

Mmmm, noodle soup... [/Friends]

I love tomato soup smell, so can I have that heating pad? ;-)

Helen, 12 of 12er (Dogeared)

Ali said...

yay!!! I see our picture!!!

yes, I'm pathetic and sad that little things like that brighten my miserable day.

you just have that effect on people :)

Scooter said...

Thanks for sharing the photos. I love coming home to Amazon packages!

Steven R. Harbin aka coachhollywood67 said...

Thanks for sharing your day. If I figure out the technology I may do something similar.
PS - it occurs to me looking at your pics that you need a cat at your home. I know just the place to get one :)