A Day in the Life of Jenn: Tuesday

Day 2 of my busy week. I stumble out of bed around 8am. 

Paul is up already in his usual spot. 

Ira is up and home. It's raining pretty hard so he isn't sure if he'll have work today since he works outside. 

I have a performance this afternoon in Seattle so I've done my hair in a 1940's style. We're doing a recreation of an old time radio show that first aired in 1936. 

Gathered my things for the day. 

Not sure which pair of heels I'll wear. Plus I need to show them to the costume lady later tonight at the theater/church so we can decide which ones I'll wear for "It's a Wonderful Life".

Make-up case, panty hose (beige and black) lunch, fake nails.

Uhhhh... slow driving today. It's raining hard and there's a lot of traffic so we're going under 30mph most of the way. 

Now it's a little better. 

I forgot! Today is Toby's last day so the whole office is going out to lunch. Toby is the furthest one in the back. The man in black is Armen, the owner of the company. He is sitting next to Travis and Greg. Across the table is Deepthi and Katrina. 

Oops! Bright flash. We're having Indian food and it's really yummy. 

Before going back to work I stop and get gas. $60.04.... 

My make-up kit. I won't need my lunch now that Ira packed for me. It will be my dinner later. 

Work work work.... 

I put some make-up on. Also false eyelashes. Cute!

3 buns in the back of my hair. So much hair gel. It's crunchy. 

View from my make-up mirror. It's about 3:45pm. I have to leave soon so I can make it to downtown Seattle by 4:30. I also glue on my fake nails. 

Traffic was miserable and it started raining HARD. Then I got lost. The GPS on my cell phone was working pretty well but I missed a turn. The part of Seattle I needed to go to was a bunch of 1 way streets so I had to figure 8 my way back up to the right street so I could get to the Ranier Club on time. I jumped out at Valet parking and someone parked my car for me and told me where to go. No pictures, I was in too much of a hurry. Also, a couple nails popped off and I need to glue them back on. 

I found the room where we are going to perform. The club is a beautiful old mansion built in 1904. We tested the microphones and did a quick rehearsal of our show. 

Fancy fancy!!! I had a free glass of wine. That helped my nerves. The room filled up with about 75 very rich looking people. All of the men were wearing jackets and the women were in heels and skirts or nice slacks. They were a pleasant crowd and we had a good show. 

Going to the bathroom wearing panty hose and cheap fake nails is a TERRIBLE combination. 

I got my car back from the Valet. It's after 6pm and I've gotta hurry. 

Now I had to get back to Redmond. I had rehearsal for "It's a Wonderful Life" at 7pm. I was going to be a few minutes late. 

Traffic was AWFUL. You can see the Space Needle in the distance. 

At least it's not raining. 

Trying to take a picture of my name tag. I should be driving. 

Trying to get a nice picture of Seattle at sunset. 

OK, put the camera away and drive!

Going over Lake Washington on 520 Floating bridge. The waves were huge and the wind was fierce. 

Made it to the rehearsal only 5 minutes late. My hair and make-up are already done. We're taking pictures tonight. 

Actors playing "George" and "Mary". 
After pictures we rehearse the show for a bit. 

You can't really read this. It's my car stereo/clock telling me it's 9:35pm. I spent way too much time in the car driving around today. 56 miles total. 

Time to take off all this make-up. I love Pond's cold cream. It's the best. 

I've taken my hair down, face is clean, jammies on. 

Sooooo tired. Time for bed!! 

A Day in the Life of Jenn: Monday

I decided to make a picture post all about how busy my days are. It's hard to say "I'm busy" without describing what it is I'm so busy doing. Here is a typical Monday for me.

Paul is already up warming his feet by the radiator. It's on a timer so it begins warming before we get up, turns off during the day and comes on again in the evening. 

Messy bedroom. Ira was up and left for work about an hour an a half before I got up. 

I sit on the couch here and sip coffee for a bit, trying to wake up. 

Big TV. After about an hour I am ready to get going for my long day. It's around 9am.

Today I don't wash my hair but I do brush my teeth and wash my face. 

Still a little sleepy but ready to go!

My food for the day. 

My scripts. I'll need these later tonight. Better pack them in my bag. The pink box of fake fingernails I won't need until tomorrow. 

Portable recording kit. If I have time, I'll do some audio recording later at the office where it's nice and quiet. 

Paul wants to go outside and chase the birds but it's time for me to leave!

Got my bag all packed. Breakfast/Lunch, scripts, cell phone, iPod, pencils, wallet, plus all the other nonsense I always carry like lotion, a mirror, eye drops, highlighters, a note pad, tissues, etc. 

There's my car, nice and wet. 

Goodbye house! See you in 12 hours. 

Driving to work only takes about 20 minutes if the traffic isn't too bad. 

There's Bellevue off in the distance. 

Getting closer. The rain isn't too bad. Just drizzly and chilly and DARK. It's almost 10am

Arrived at work! J Street Technology.

Since it's Monday I have to check the mailbox and pick up Saturday's mail. There are probably checks in the mail for me to deposit. 

Our office is upstairs. When you come into the front door, there is my desk. I am the receptionist. 

I get my computer turned on and ready to work. Time to check my emails and see what I need to do today. 

I turn on the phones so I can receive calls. The white thing is a check scanning device so I no longer have to go to the bank to deposit checks. I do it from my desk!

Oops, time for breakfast. It's 10:30 and I haven't eaten yet. Mango Passion-fruit cereal squares and some string cheese. 

Since it's Monday I look in my folder and pay bills that are due this week. 

I wish I had a window from my desk. The window by the front door just looks out onto the landing. Has it stopped raining? I never know. 

The rest of my desk. To the left is the conference room. There's a laptop that I'm in the middle of repairing.

Work work work... I also try to check my personal email and favorite news sites. 

Since it's Monday, it's my job to water all of the plants in the office. 

I wonder how these grow... there's not much light in here. 

A view from an empty private office. It's around noon. Still pretty dark. 

I keep working until about 1:30. Time for some lunch! I'm hungry. I am heating up a frozen bowl of Masaman Curry from Trader Joe's. 

Well, it's about 4:30 now. I've been working all day. I clock out and get to work on some recordings for my audiobook that I'm working on. 

I forgot  to bring an important adapter. Oh well. No recording today. I take about an hour to edit some files I previously recorded. I delete my mistakes and make them sound nice so I can send them to the company Audio Cinema Entertainment in Los Angeles. 

Time jump here. I left work and drove up to the church where we are rehearsing "It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play" I got there a little early, around 6pm. I spent that time sitting in my car and calling my mom. I like to talk to her at least once a week. I also ate the last of my snacks. 

It's 7pm. I have my script and I'm ready to rehearse. 

We are also trying on our costumes to see if they fit. The costume lady is ready to make any adjustments on clothes that don't fit right. 

Some actors and the director talking. It's 9pm and we've just finished rehearsing. We talk for another 10 minutes or so before leaving.

Still raining. "Hello House!" it's 9:45pm.

Ira is home. He is taking a pizza out of the oven so we can have a snack. I watch "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" and "The Colbert Report" before going to bed. I finally get to sleep around 11pm.