2.20.2008

the dailies: kati from finestationery.com



YAYYYY--- another good daily! Kati from FineStationary.com (which is one of my FAVE go-to's for a quick correspondence fix) has kindly given us a tour of her day, but beware--- this gal is a scheduling FIEND!



6:30 AM
My alarm goes off and my cat, Bobby, is already sniffing my face and screaming for attention. I feed the cats, shower, check email and the weather, stumble into some clothes and rush out the door by 7:30.



8:00 AM
I arrive at FineStationery.com where I've worked for almost 2 years now. I check email, check the blog & respond to or un-screen comments, read my top 10 favourite blogs and start working through emails. I bring up my to-do list on gootodo.com. What I like about having a virtual list is that I can access it anywhere. Today I'm following up on a few sample requests from the press, updating some of our stationer applications and working on a few other projects. Somewhere between now and 10 AM I enjoy a diet coke, coffee and bagel.



12:00 PM
Time for a walk break. Before I leave, I coerce Misty into taking my photo. I return with soda. I have a caffeine problem.



1:30 PM
I try to make the most of my lunches and get out of the office for a bit. There are stores and museums nearby. I hit up a thrift store which is a total bust. The antiques shop up the road; however, shows promise. I talk briefly with one of the owners about mid-century modern pieces and he remarks that they have some in storage. We make plans to meet in March when the weather warms up. I buy an old typesetters case to hang in my home office.



2:30 PM
Back to work. I have just enough time to grab a grilled cheese from the office cafeteria. My to-do list still looks as big as when I started the day.



6:00 PM
My cats Bobby and Mamacita greet me at the door. I catch up on my emails, read my friends' blogs and scope out my personal to-do list. Thank goodness for the long weekend.

8:00 PM
I edit the photos from today, work on some banners, modify some etsy listings and update my personal blog. Apparently this is when normal people eat or have already eaten so I head into the kitchen to prepare dinner. Tonight we are sampling tofu peanut satay. While I'm waiting for the tofu to press, I copy a few recipes (eggplant cannoli, Japanese marinade) into my cookbook and sort my recycling and clothing donations to drop off over the weekend. Kenny comes home around 9 and we eat dinner shortly thereafter. Turns out neither of us like peanut satay.

11:00 PM
Some seams had started to split on a vintage dress of mine so I patch those up and finish cutting out the neck for a shirt I sewed last week. Around 11:30 it is time for bed.

3 comments:

Kati said...

It's surreal seeing this! Thank you SO much for inviting me - it was a blast!

design for mankind. said...

And it was an ABSOLUTE pleasure to have you, dear!

ksklein said...

what a nice idea: the dailies!
great. thanks for sharing this.

welcome.

because beauty lies in the details of design. in the pencil shavings, in the blueberry waffles. the vintage dress, framed portrait, old postcard.

design is inevitable. celebrated. design for mankind.

2.20.2008

the dailies: kati from finestationery.com



YAYYYY--- another good daily! Kati from FineStationary.com (which is one of my FAVE go-to's for a quick correspondence fix) has kindly given us a tour of her day, but beware--- this gal is a scheduling FIEND!



6:30 AM
My alarm goes off and my cat, Bobby, is already sniffing my face and screaming for attention. I feed the cats, shower, check email and the weather, stumble into some clothes and rush out the door by 7:30.



8:00 AM
I arrive at FineStationery.com where I've worked for almost 2 years now. I check email, check the blog & respond to or un-screen comments, read my top 10 favourite blogs and start working through emails. I bring up my to-do list on gootodo.com. What I like about having a virtual list is that I can access it anywhere. Today I'm following up on a few sample requests from the press, updating some of our stationer applications and working on a few other projects. Somewhere between now and 10 AM I enjoy a diet coke, coffee and bagel.



12:00 PM
Time for a walk break. Before I leave, I coerce Misty into taking my photo. I return with soda. I have a caffeine problem.



1:30 PM
I try to make the most of my lunches and get out of the office for a bit. There are stores and museums nearby. I hit up a thrift store which is a total bust. The antiques shop up the road; however, shows promise. I talk briefly with one of the owners about mid-century modern pieces and he remarks that they have some in storage. We make plans to meet in March when the weather warms up. I buy an old typesetters case to hang in my home office.



2:30 PM
Back to work. I have just enough time to grab a grilled cheese from the office cafeteria. My to-do list still looks as big as when I started the day.



6:00 PM
My cats Bobby and Mamacita greet me at the door. I catch up on my emails, read my friends' blogs and scope out my personal to-do list. Thank goodness for the long weekend.

8:00 PM
I edit the photos from today, work on some banners, modify some etsy listings and update my personal blog. Apparently this is when normal people eat or have already eaten so I head into the kitchen to prepare dinner. Tonight we are sampling tofu peanut satay. While I'm waiting for the tofu to press, I copy a few recipes (eggplant cannoli, Japanese marinade) into my cookbook and sort my recycling and clothing donations to drop off over the weekend. Kenny comes home around 9 and we eat dinner shortly thereafter. Turns out neither of us like peanut satay.

11:00 PM
Some seams had started to split on a vintage dress of mine so I patch those up and finish cutting out the neck for a shirt I sewed last week. Around 11:30 it is time for bed.

3 comments:

Kati said...

It's surreal seeing this! Thank you SO much for inviting me - it was a blast!

design for mankind. said...

And it was an ABSOLUTE pleasure to have you, dear!

ksklein said...

what a nice idea: the dailies!
great. thanks for sharing this.