My Typical 9-5 Day!


My typical week. I am always fascinated of how people use there time during the week. 5 out of 7 days is spent at work and it does determine what we do after we clock out. So, I’m going to see how far this goes and hope to get more people involved in seeing what a typical work-week day is for them. Here’s mine:

Typical Monday – Friday

4:25 a.m. – Wake up. Usually tired as shit, but realize I get more personal things done during this time, than any part of the day.

4:30 a.m. – Workout (Monday, Wednesday, Friday). Lately, this month and also next, I perform an intense ab-workout for about 20 minutes.

4:53 a.m. – Take a shit! Yep, I find the time in the morning to do the deed or deposit the food I had the day before (an apple enhances this process, EVERY SINGLE TIME!)

5:03 a.m. – Take a shower. This last 7-10 minutes, probably more if I really need to wake up.

5:15 a.m. – Write!!! I write for 45 minutes and I have to say it is the time I look forward to to let my guard down and be myself. I should do more of this during the day, I will though once I’m finish with this crazy goal of reading tons of books per month.

6:00 a.m. – Eat or upload. Depending on the day and mood I will drink a smoothie. But, regardless, I am uploading podcast and putting on my clothes for the day.

6:25 a.m. – Walk to the bus stop. It takes about 4 minutes walking, but 2 minutes running. I’m running most of the time, because I don’t want to leave the apartment not quite yet.

6:33 a.m. – Ride the bus. I usually see the same people. The ride is quick and I use that time to read a couple of pages of whatever book I’m reading. I do question some of the people who ride the bus, because they can easily walk, get some exercise, and save some money on bus fare. The stop they get on and the stop they get off is barely a mile if that, damn, they could ride a bike even, oh well, I’m not them.

6:45 a.m. – Walk to work. This takes about 5 minutes. I usually take the same route, but seldom take a different one to help with the sanity. I don’t say anything to the homeless man who is waking up and getting ready for his day, but he always seems to get up at the same time.

6:50 a.m. – Walk or ride. I usually ride the elevator up to the 15th floor, but on Monday’s and Friday’s I walk 30 flights of stairs, then go down to the 15th floor.

7:10 a.m. – Working. Start working and try to stay on task for most of the day. I do eat snacks, talk to co-worker, counting how many times the damn perfume lady sprays her shit during the day and constantly daydreaming and thinking about what I’m going to do for the rest of the day once I get off of work.

1:00 p.m. – Lunch. I take my lunch at this time, because during 12 everyone else is taking theirs and the office is quiet. I can get more things done, but often get the crazy look of why I’m not taking my lunch at 12, just like everyone else. I usually read, take a nap, eat lunch when I am absolutely hungry, or bum around the internet.

3:00 p.m. – Shit Pay! Shit Pay is simply when I take a shit while being on the clock. I take my time either reading blog post on my iphone, listening to podcast, thrilled I’m about the leave, or smiling because I’m getting paid while taking a shit.

4:00 p.m. – Go time! I time my departure perfectly to where the exiting through the elevator and walking gives me a couple of minutes waiting for the bus. I don’t know if it is the engineer in me to time everything, but I do.

4:05 p.m. – On the bus. I do the same thing as I did in the morning, sometimes I look at the people that come on the bus. They are usually the same people, but is still cool from time to time to see what their days are like by observing their body language. Although, there is this one guy that is ALWAYS counting his money to pay his bus fee. I don’t get his reasoning, but damn, have your shit together before you get on the bus. He also smells really bad, wears the same jacket, and sits right in front of me, regardless of where I sit on the bus. Other than that, he is cool.

4:30 p.m. – Home!!!!!! I swear it is like clockwork, I’m home and don’t know what to do with myself. I’m all giddy with excitement and ready for the rest of my day. For the most part, depending on the day: I read some more, spend time with my girlfriend, watch a limited amount of television, see friends (sometimes), ride my bike, and do some ‘just-for-the-hell-of-it’ writing, and continue to daydream of the time I will have when I am officially and for a long time not at work.

10:20 p.m. – Bed. I try to get 6 hours of sleep, I know I need more, but this will have to do for now.

3 responses to “My Typical 9-5 Day!”

  1. Some people can function just fine on 6 hours of sleep. It is impossible for me to catch 8 hrs during the week; I’m a bit of a night person. I usually get 6 or 7, but no matter how much I sleep, I’m drowsy if work is especially slow or boring.

  2. I wish I can get more. It is harder now that the sun stays out longer. Right now I average less and know it is going to catch up with me, because I don’t drink coffee anymore at work.

  3. Oke man this is classic! This is the best writing from you yet, it’s uniquely you just flat open and honest. I like that you’re actively observant of everything going on around you yet passive in all things work. This writing to me is not writing for the sake of writing but…more like art in how it was very descriptive and the context of you’re day played like a short movie. You should be proud of this post and save it for future use in any literary compilation you may or may not choose to produce. Keep up the good work and change the picture caption of this entry to something more picturesque like one of the parks downtown or something that truly evokes the feelings of this piece.

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