Tuesday, February 21, 2012

A day in the life of Angie

Hey all! It's that time of week again, I have another day in the life! Today I have Angie , a gorgeous gal, who has chosen to share with us a day in her life.

If you would like to participate in a day in the life feature email me at pinkflipflops44 at gmail dot com!

Here is my day in the life of the most boring girl you will ever read about. I chose to do a day in the life of me on a normal work day.

A little background on me, I work full-time at a data storage company - I am not going to list the name of the company in fear of saying something bad about it and me getting fired. I am a product support engineer. I will break the job down for what I actually do because I still get confused as to what I actually do. Basically big companies like Merrill Lynch, Bank of America, Wachovia... etc. buy our big refrigerator like computer storage unit. They store all their important customer data on this system (examples: Bank of America stores information like when you take money out at an ATM or put money in, the information is in our storage system. Big hospitals store patient information or other things needed for when they are performing surgeries etc.). So basically what I do is if something breaks on one of the storage systems I dial into the unit and attempt to fix it remotely (remotely = not actually at the site of the system but via computer). It is a very high stress job because our customers (Bank of America, Wachovia... etc.) could be losing up to millions of dollars a minute and we are under a lot of pressure to get these things fixed. Sometimes the CEO's of the companies get involved and it can get pretty hot. It's really not my thing but right now it works because the money is good and it's a job.... can't really complain.

So here is a day in my life of being a computer geek. I was working Monday - Friday, 9-5 but recently switched to Monday - Friday, 10-6 so I will just estimate my day as if I were still working 9-5 because that is what I am used to.

5:45 a.m. - alarm clock goes off and I attempt to convince myself to wak
e up and go to the gym. It's typically a no go.

5:55, 6:05, 6:15, 6:25 - my husband continually hits the snooze button because neither one of us can get our butts out of bed. We are big snooze button people but I am going to go out on a limb and say that that's about to change. We have our first baby on the way! ;D

6:25-6:30-ish - I finally get my butt out of bed.

6:30 - 7-ish - I shower and lotion up and brush my teeth.

7-ish to about 8-ish - I continue to get ready. I blow dry my hair put on make-up and get dressed. I usually watch the Today show while I am putting on my make-up. Lately, my husband comes in while I am putting on my make-up and reads our "Pregnancy Day by Day" book to learn what is going on with our baby that day. We are geeks.

8:00 - I leave the house for my long 8 hour work day.

8:10 - I always stop for Dunkin Donuts coffee - in the winter I do a medium hot hazelnut cream and sugar and in the summer I do iced (same thing). Yum (I'm actually having one right now)! This is by far the most exciting part of my day - I look forward to it every day.

8:10 - 8:45-ish (depending on traffic) - I drive to work and listen to music and clear my head to get ready for my day. I actually hate going to work so usually if I listen to some feel good music I have a better day so this is what I do!

8:45 - 9:00 - I get to work and unpack all my stuff and get my breakfast ready. Usually yogurt with fruit and granola. Not that good but healthy.

9:00 - 11:30 - I work. Taking calls and dealing with customers.

Around 11:30 (depending of if I am stuck on a case with a customer or not) - I go down to the cafeteria and get my lunch and bring it back up to my desk. I get a lot of salads but sometimes I treat myself and I will get a tomato, basil, mozzarella on whole grain bread with a bag of light lays potato chips. Yes my diet sounds good up until this point but it usually goes downhill from here. We also don't get lunch breaks so we have to eat at our desks while we continue working - don't get me started on how mad this makes me. >:(

11:30 - 3:00 - continue working.

3:00/3:15 - I usually take a break and go down to the cafeteria and get water and a snack. Lately it's been a big ole brownie. Told ya that my diet takes a downward spiral as the day wears on.
3:15 - back at my desk and working.

4:30 - I usually wind down my cases, take a bathroom break and pack my stuff up to get ready to head home.

5:00pm - leaving the office for the day.

5:15 - finally get in my car because the walk from the building to the garage takes a good 15 minutes. Usually I am freeeeeeezing.
5:15 to about 6:00 (again depending on traffic) - I drive home and unwind from my day. Typically I will call my mom and my husband and talk about our days. After I am off the phone with them I listen to more music. Sometimes I do something illegal and check my Facebook - it is a really bad habit of mine. :-[

6:00 - Finally home!!! ;D

6:15ish - I usually shower again because I am a 2 showerskinda girl.

6:30ish - Make dinner.

7:00ish - Eat dinner!

7:30ish - clean up dinner.

8:00 / 8:15 - FINALLY settle down for the night. I usually sit on the couch and either get online or watch some of my favorite shows which as of recent include Bachelorette (yes, it's my guilty pleasure), Justified, American Idol, One Tree Hill, and more!

9:45ish - brush my teeth and get ready for bed.

10:00pm - bed-time.

Is that the most boring life you have ever read about? :P

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