Funny how full a day can be. I have a good friend (ahem, ann) who is also on sabbatical right now and she has given me sage advice as to fill a day when you're a lady of leisure (LoL): you should have two things scheduled. Here's how my day went...
First off, I recommend sleeping late, til about 10. Followed by a bit of television watching, Martha Stewart's sorta awkard chat show works. Hop on-line for a bit of instant messaging with peeps in the States, then get some exercise, like a short run to North Bondi. But be careful of *over-heating.* Oh and don't forget the clothes on the line and the other load of laundry that's going. Then, coffee (finally) and an ill-fated quesadilla in a non-stick pan. Last night's dishes too (Joeley made pesto pasta, very impressive considering her post-Derby condition -- Makybe Diva won, fyi). Then a call about volunteering in New South Wales, followed by prep time to leave the house. When one doesn't work, prep time really is quite a production, like two hours of I'm not exactly sure what.
Then a bus-ride to the city and a stroll to Haydn's office for actual work. Tour book writing, to be exact. Followed by a delicious Turkish Pide, like the little pitzas at Moustache on Bedford St. Spicy with lamb meat, lemon juice squeezed over it and a coca-cola. I find that I consume quite a bit of caffeine here, love having a coke at some point in the afternoon or with dinner.
And nighttime activities are slated. We're going to see The Mess Hall and Wolfmother at the Metro tonight. A girl can never really get enough indie rock, I suppose.
Oh and reply to further questions about transportation. Cars aren't a big vanity thing, most people drive small, economical cars because gas (petrol) is expensive. Get ready: a litre of gas is $1.18 right now. 1 gallon = 3.785 litres. However, I have seen more Porshe's in Bondi than I think I ever saw in the West Village. But, let's not talk about the Hummers and Range Rovers that cruise the streets in the WV.
Ok, that wraps it up.