I’ve had the pleasure of talking with a few people back in the States, and I seem to always be asked the same question. What exactly do you do all day? I figured that’s a great question to be answered, thus, here’s a step-by-step guide of my life.
4:40 am: My first alarm goes off. I tend to throw it at the wall with an exuberant force.
5:00: My second alarm goes off. I usually start the day off with a four letter word.
5:20: I eat a banana. I’m too tired to eat anything else.
6:10: First cup of coffee.
6:12: Second cup of coffee.
6:16: Third cup of coffee
6:30: Class starts, usually with another cup of coffee.
6:30 – 8:00: I “teach” English.
8:30: Huge glass of fresh squeezed orange juice from the streets.
9:00 – 10:00: I pretend to read the paper in Spanish.
10:00: Nap time.
11:00: Run at altitude, usually giving me a heart attack.
12:00: Eat absolutely delicious food, usually at a hole-in-the-wall cafe. Reverse the gains of exercise.
1:00: Juice break
1:30: Head to the office, aka, a French bakery to work, aka, play on facebook, write, read the news, possibly study Spanish.
2:13: Call Ana, a girl I have been seeing in an attempt to annoy her. I usually succeed.
3:00 More coffee
3:14: More juice
3:30: Nap time… again.
5:00: It’s 5 o’clock somewhere… crack open a cold beer.
5:15: Cook dinner, usually with someone.
6:00: Practice rapping in Spanish (expect a video soon). For example:
Donde esta la bibiloteca
Mi llamo T-bone
La arena discoteca!
7:00: Head out for a night on the town, usually for more juice, coffee, or a cerveza (Spanish for beer).
9:00: Begin to get angry that I have to get up in a few hours.
11:00: Go to bed upset because I’ll be up in less than six hours.
11:01: Angry feelings subside when I remember that I currently living in Bogotá, Colombia.
11:02: Smile overcomes my face.
11:09: Sleep begins.
11:11 Snoring begins.
11:14: Dreaming begins… usually me skipping through a field of dandelions singing
I guess I should add, sometimes, I actually do work more. But, I avoid it at all costs. Also, I do network with people quite a bit. But, that’s just not as fun to write about, eh?