A Day in the Life: January 2016

Starting my first Day in the Life on a Monday in January must be the worst idea ever. Its like, the dullest type of day one can imagine. I should’ve done this on Saturday or something, but it is what it is now. :P

Was a rather typical Monday here.

Got myself to work, answered emails, had a meeting, coded some. Markus was going to play board games with his friends tonight, so I’ve been having the evening to myself.

Imaginary Karin - office monitors

My workstation. :) I always have a large sketchpad on my desk so I can make notes and doodle.

My day in five words or less

Cold and sleepy.

Just before writing this, I was…

Browsing Facebook and chatting with my boyfriend on Messenger.

I ate ____ today

Cottage cheese with nuts and dried fruit + carrot juice for lunch. Love carrot juice!

Imaginary Karin - cotted cheese and carrot juice

TIL (Today I Learned)

That Tera has a terrible launcher.

I wanted to try the game for one reason: the Popori race. Who wouldn’t want to play as a fat little woodland critter!? But alas, the Tera launcher refuse to cooperate with my computer, and judging by the numerous forum posts it’s a common issue.

Eventually I gave up. If I want to play fluffy little animals there’s always Wildstar, and at least that game actually downloads properly.

At 12:34pm today, I was…

…having my lunch break. Strolled through the mall and did some window shopping before buying lunch.

One thing I could have done better today

Had some phone calls to make that I never got to.
I meant to, but between the extensive Tera troubleshooting, the animals poking me for attention, and me just being my usual procrastinating self I didn’t remember until it was too late in the evening.

I have phone anxiety and tend to wait ’til last minute with phone calls. Or, as I did today, suppress until I forget it altogether.

I will start tomorrow by…

Getting up earlier so I have more time to get ready. I always snooze too long on Mondays, but Tuesdays tend to go better.

When will civilization move away from starting the workday at 8 o’clock? -.- It’s just cruel. I wish I was more of a morning person…

The weather

-18°C (-0,4°F) in the middle of the day, even colder in the morning and the evening. Slightly windy and only light snowfall.

(Yes, I’m including the weather. Yes, that means I’m turning into my father. Shut up.)

Imaginary Karin - park fountain


  1. 20 January 2016

    I’m so guilty of snoozing at the beginning of the week. I try to be better about it and by the time Friday rolls around I have the hang of it only to go back to old habits on the weekend. It’s a vicious cycle, haha!

    Glad to see you’re participating in this! Because of you I started doing the Favorite Things linkup as well.

    • 26 January 2016

      It’s the same for me, by Friday I’ve found the sleep rhythm, but then the weekend comes and it gets all screwed up again. The snooze button is my arch nemesis, haha!

  2. 21 January 2016

    Ugh. I’m jealous of the snow.One of the many, many, many drawbacks to living in Florida.

  3. 23 January 2016

    I wish I could snooze and sleep all I want, but everyday except Sat and Sunday, I have morning classes. Bummer, honestly. I WANT the snows! :D

  4. 23 January 2016

    I loved reading this post. :D

    What a pain that the game would not work. It’s annoying when you are looking forward to trying something and it won’t work. :(

    Whoa, that is so cold. :O

  5. 23 January 2016

    haha, my Mondays are super dull too. I just go to work and usually nothing special happens then either. You have a very neat looking work space! Mine is always a clutter :(

    I feel you like the phone anxiety thing, and I do the same thing of putting it off. I love it when things have a text or web option instead.

    Wow, the weather is very cold where you are! That’s a pretty photo of the snow covered fountain though :)

    • 26 January 2016

      Oh, I definitely cleaned my desk up a before taking the photo. Trust me, my workspace is nowhere near “neat” most days ;)

  6. 28 January 2016

    The weather is a good thing to add! :D I might include that for February, as the weather is always an awesome conversation starter. And I love the photo you took, I wish I got that kind of weather here. The dark tones are amazing.

    I like your desk setup! I have the thunderbolt display at work too, but I plug it into my work MacBook. I have a lined notebook and every day I start a fresh page, and usually end up with some embarrassing scribbles. I used to doodle drawings a lot, but recently I just find that I write the same words over and over (like my name, or my blog name, hahaha).

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