A day in the lifeBy Wade Kwon
6:45 a.m. â€” Alarm goes off.
7 â€” Alarm goes off again. I rise to check e-mail, surf Web.
7:25 â€” Stumble to bathroom. Groom myself in haze.
8:05 â€” Head to work, late again, cursing.
8:30 â€” Boot up computer. Check e-mail, surf Web.
8:45 â€” Pop open first Diet Coke (or any caffeinated diet beverage) of the day.
9 a.m.-2 p.m. â€” Work: Send 20 e-mails, shuffle papers, meetings, walk to various offices and cubicles, put out fires, update project lists, fret over what hasnâ€™t been done. Food is consumed, but in paltry amounts at desk.
2 â€” Smoke break with Mike. More Diet Coke. Sit outside and talk (softly) about co-workers, corporate ineptitude, general weirdness.
2:30-4:15 â€” Work, part 2. Each day is different. Most involves talking with colleagues via e-mail and face-to-face (not a big fan of the phone). Writing would be nice, but usually ends up being last minute.
4:15 â€” Head home. Errands if necessary, but usually not. Call friends.
4:45 â€” Fetch mail. Change into comfy clothes (often PJs).
5 â€” Write for my site. Answer more e-mails. Check MySpace page. Sometimes nap.
6 â€” Call friends.
7 â€” Cook dinner, or cereal. Or another Diet Coke. Or some combination of the three.
7:30 â€” TV time. Plus computer time.
10:45 â€” More writing time.
1 a.m. â€” Bedtime. Later if Iâ€™m still writing or reading.