7/15/08

What is my ideal day...you ask?

My dear friend and incredible actress Kathryn Kirkpatrick has asked me what my ideal day is. Having once been my roommate she may be surprised that it has changed very little in the last 14 years! But she asked so....
Hmmm, my ideal day would start with me writing before 3pm! But when I am not on a self imposed rigid deadline as I was with my novel this is not the case. When I was in the thick of writing Navel Gazing, I had a rule that I had to be at my desk by 11:00am and I generally wrote through lunch and stopped for a late dinner.But despite the time shift, the blocks of activity remain the same. I like to rise and shine after 8 hours of sleep, and have a big coffee at my desk while I review my favorite websites: LA Times, NYTimes,People, Perez, Facebook, Toronto Star, Daily Candy, Media Bistro, UCLA, and Caroline Leavitts blog. All the while I am doing this Mabel naps on my lap raises my body temperature a good ten degrees by doing so. Then Jeff takes her for her lazy morning walk, and then we go for our own walk for an hour, talk, plan our day, look at all the beautiful houses and then end it in Larchmont Village. Once there, I am usually unable to resist a toasted banana nut bagel with non-fat cream cheese and an iced coffee. Then we stroll home, I roll around on the floor with Mabel for a while, feed her, then shower, put on real clothes, ( I am forcing myself not to live in sweats!) and hit my desk. I stay at my desk through lunch and only break for Mabel's visit with the mailman, her visit with our neighbors mutt Sophie and her love of a good sunbeam. She has me trained! Everyday around 3pm , I check in with my mom in Toronto and then it's back to all things writing...this includes procrastinating, snacking, surfing the web, checking in with other writers. I work until 7:00pm and then Jeff and I take a long evening walk with Mabel and then have a late dinner. Ideal would include a dinner out with a nice glass of wine on a patio, a frozen yogurt dessert and a great episode of television like Californication, Weeds, The Wire, or a movie. Then it's time for the three of us to pile into bed, Jeff with a paperback, me with a cookbook or magazine, and Mabel with the Whole Dog Digest.

5 comments:

rveaton2002 said...

hey gina, great to read you - sounds like a wonderful, langorous (outside of the writing which is hell) day

did you tell us how the lobster was?

Sorell Says... said...

Hey Robert!
Great to hear from you :)
The lobster will be had this weekend...it is my carrot after a long day of workshopping ;)

Kathryn said...

come on! That dog does not read!?

Sorell Says... said...

What can I say? She skims the articles...but loves the pictures.

ETP said...

Wait a minute. You put on "real clothes" AFTER being out walking with hubbie? Doesn't HE deserve to be seen with you in "real clothes"? I mean, C'MON! What's going on here? Helllllooooo! Do I have to come down there and sort this out?

 
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