I stole this idea from Stephany (who adapted it from another blog friend) because it was a fun way to write a recap “day in the life”-style, which I haven’t done in a while.
Time I woke up: 6:00 a.m. Tuesdays are my run days and I usually get out for a 4-5 mile run around 6:30 am.
First thing I did upon waking: I turned off my alarm and got dressed for my run. I usually put everything out the night before so I don’t have to make any “decisions” in the morning and can just go. This is key to a successful workout routine in my opinion. Don’t even give your brain the chance to talk you out of it on a technicality (like clothing).
Today’s weather: Hot AF. 100F.
An out-of-the-ordinary thing that happened today: My project-lead and I had really productive work meeting with some colleagues from the East Coast, who are doing the same type of remote sensing work (change detection from SfM (structure-from-motion) aerial photography and LiDAR (light-detection-and-ranging) laser scan data) that we do. (Let me know if you want me to elaborate on what I do all day in a separate post – ha!)
Sometimes people in the science community can be a bit stand-offish, but these guys were super-responsive and very excited to exchange experiences and insights on our workflows and it’s been just so exhilarating to talk about our project with them.
Last thing I read (not on the Internet): A postcard from my nephew (he’s 11). (It says “when do we see each other again?)
Last thing I read (on the Internet): A remote sensing article.
Last website I visited: Google Maps (for work). Have I mentioned that I LOVE looking at maps?
Last show I watched: Schitt’s Creek. We’re almost finished with the series and need to look for a new series to watch. Any recommendations? Must be light-hearted and funny.
Last thing I said: “Enjoy your walk” (when Jon left for his afternoon walk).
Last thing I ate: oat crunch with strawberries.
What I was doing an hour ago: I was working on a dataset in Excel.
What I will be doing an hour from now: I’ll be making dinner. It’s German potato salad and kielbasa sausage tonight.
Current whereabouts of other members of the household: Jon is on his daily walk.
One thing I crossed off my to-do list today: I was evaluating a dataset that we received last week and had to write a summary for my co-workers about my findings of completeness, inconsistencies, questionable entries, and such.
It’s a bit tedious to write this all down, but I’ve gotten into the habit of keeping very detailed notes (in a searchable word document), so that I can always go back to tasks that I’ve done in the past and understand what I was working on and what kind of problems I ran into. You wouldn’t believe how valuable this kind of thing is when someone comes at you with a question for a project that you worked on 3 years ago (yes, that happened).
What was the last thing you ate and what out-of-the-ordinary thing happened to you this week?