I've just read a great blog-book (more and more of these around nowadays) called Queen of Sky - Diary of a Dysfunctional Flight Attendant, and I found it amazing that someone can actually make money from writing a blog. I know she's not the first, and she won't be the last, but it really shows how a news story (she was fired for posting photos of herself in company uniform) can boost readership and make celebrities out of regular Joannes.
I don't plan to be a celebrity, or get fired for that matter, but reading that book did make me want to make my own blog more interesting. I don't have a huge readership and obviously I hide rather a lot of things to protect myself from instances such as the above. Anyway, one of the Queen of Sky's good ideas was to post a 'day in the life' style entry, to explain to her readers how she passes her time. I know that a flight attendant's life is probably much more interesting than an English tutor's, but you never know, so here goes.
7am - telephone alarm clock goes off to a (now annoying) gentle ring tone
7.04am - force self out of bed and stare at gradually forming eye-bags in mirror
7.10am - shower to wake up - decide whether or not to wash hair (curly day / straight day decision time)
7.20am - do make-up trying to look sophisticated but businesslike (usually manage neither)
7.30am - eat bowl of Country Store / Country Crisp - or any sugary cereal masquerading as healthy muesli - and drink glass of red fruits fruit juice while checking Facebook.
7.59am - panic and run around flat packing phone, metro card, purse, keys, work badge and USB keys into handbag
8.02am - realise am wearing brown boots and have taken black bag. Unpack black handbag and repack into brown one
8.09am - steel self for metro horror hell. Fight with grown men for non-flip-down seats to avoid standing later
8.20am - find self inexplicably jammed into someone's armpit. Notch up fever of 39.5°C and begin dizzy spell.
8.40am - burst out of hellish metro onto street and make way to office (variable locations).
9am to 6.30pm - nose to grindstone
7pm - see 8.09am
8pm - partake in musical activity of the day (choir, band). Yawn and moan during other singer's rehearsal sections.
11pm - arrive home, cook measly bowl of spaghetti and eat with parmesan cheese while checking Facebook.
1am - spend twenty minutes panicking and worrying about what I didn't do during the day.
4am - wake up in a cold sweat and write down list of 5 things to do for next day, knock over glass of water onto new parquet floor.
So you can see that my life is full of interesting and enjoyable activities. Definitely time for a breath of fresh air now...!