Wednesday, May 28, 2008

May 28, 2008

This day was really sloooow and uneventful. It's too bad, because there is only one May 28, 2008 in my lifetime (and for everyone else on the Gregorian calendar). Just so I remember this day forever, here's what happened today. 

7:30 a.m. - woke up. Opened laptop. Read Philippine Star and Financial Times on line. Checked Gmail.

9:00 a.m. - left for work on the shuttle bus. Ate breakfast at Deli-O at the Jardine House basement (smoked salmon, egg whites, croissant and mushrooms). Bought grande Cafe Latte at Starbucks. Fought for space on elevator to 31st floor.

9:45 a.m. - saw grammatical error on facility agreement draft sent to big brother boss ("BBB") last night. Corrected grammatical error, ran comparison program and e-mailed it to BBB. BBB arrives, opens e-mail and asks, "Why did you send me two drafts?"

10:00 a.m. - e-mailed Indonesian lawyers about Indonesian condition precedent documents. 

10:05 a.m. - answered personal e-mails. Read "Jezebel" and "Gawker".

10:54 a.m. - started this blog entry.

11:00 a.m. - read warrant term sheet for share-backed financing project. Listened to short lecture by BBB on why "Tranche B" is preferred term for syndicated loan over "Facility B". Read "Perez Hilton".

12:00 p.m. - e-mails to New York law firm to follow-up Slavenbourg registration of Gibraltar note assignment. Googled "Slavenbourg registration".

12:10 p.m. - BBB closes our office door and talked to his potential future employer on the phone.

12:30 p.m. - lunch with JQ at Grappa's. Had lobster bisque and scallops, sun-dried tomatoes and arugula salad. Fun talking with JQ about her on-going wedding preparations (she's Buddhist and getting married to a Catholic, in a Catholic cathedral. Chinese style reception).

2:00 p.m. - read LMA practice notes.

3:30 p.m. - took a break from reading practice notes. Browsed profiles on Facebook. Went back to reading practice notes.

4:30 p.m. - ate grapes.

5:00 p.m. - BBB tells me to start reviewing real estate financing documents for a project "that is highly likely to go nowhere". (Sub-text: Absolutely no rush for you to read these.) Read "The Economist" on-line. 

6:28 p.m. - received e-mail from client inquiring about documents for a deal that ended 6 months ago. Answered client with basic placeholder response, "I'll check our files and I'll revert to you tomorrow." (Sub-text: You could have e-mailed earlier when I was looking for stuff to do)

6:30 p.m. - shut down computer, walked to IFC, bought toiletries, had glasses fixed, bought groceries.

7:00 p.m. - in line at ATM and saw J. who asked how I was doing. Told her to read my blog tomorrow (Hi J.!)

7:30 p.m. - rode shuttle bus home. Talked to L. on the phone, who said he won't make it to dinner.

8:00 p.m. - grilled 2 small lamb chops, made mediterranean salad, toasted pita bread. 

8:30 p.m. - ate while watching Anthony Bourdain (he was in Charleston)

9:30 p.m. - watched "Shopaholics" on BBC. Read new e-mails on blackberry (Tomorrow won't be as boring as today. Yay!)

10:30 p.m. - L. is home! (His day was obviously not as uneventful as mine)

It's 11:00 p.m., and as usual, I'll read the New York Times, Slate and Salon until midnight. I'll read my novel (Guerillas by V.S. Naipaul) until 2:00 a.m. Then I'll go to sleep.

And so goes another day in the life.

1 comment:

Vandana said...

if nothing else the food can be said to be the highlight of the day :)