A Day In the Life of Chrisbookarama

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When Trish announced her idea of Day in the Life for bloggers, I was intrigued but cautious. Does anyone want to read about my daily schedule? Get up, go to work, come home, talk/argue with my kid, go to gym, eat, and sleep. Repeat. Then I read about this interesting photography project by Jason Travis called Persona in Portraits and Pictures of Their Essential Everyday Items on PetaPixel and was inspired.

The project began back in November 2007 when Travis decided to get to know his friends better. He wanted his camera to capture not just what people see when they look at his friends, but what they don’t — the things carried around constantly but normally tucked away from view.

What a fantastic way to get to know people better!

I’m going to tweak Trish’s idea and the photographer’s (check out more photos on his blog) to make my Day in the Life all about my Essential Everyday Items. Here’s something I realized: I have way fewer essential items than I thought I had. These are the possessions that I use on a daily basis during the winter and on a work day. I carry some in my purse, have them on my desk, or use them when at home.

Essential Items

Also these, but I wasn’t putting them on my kitchen table.

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So, what do you think my day is like from these photos? What do these items say about me?

35 comments:

  1. Audio books, walking, reading ... sounds great.

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  2. So, so clever. Love it. Well, let's see - makeup wearing (not much), hydrating, caffeinating (maybe), moisturizing, fitness pursuing reader/listener. How's that? LOL

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  3. Fun! Moisturizing, hydrating, reading, exercising. On the go!

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  4. I love your twist on Trish's idea! Now I really feel the urge to moisturize...

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    1. I need to moisturize in this weather. My skin is so bad during the cold season.

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  5. Is it weird that I smiled when I saw I have the same moisturizing? I would have to say that your day is MUCH more active than mine for sure and that you are always prepared!

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    1. Moisturizer Buddies! I try to be prepared for anything.

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  6. I'd say you are very active and fairly well hydrated! I love your coffee cup!

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  7. Two phones? A phone and an ipod? I can't tell! I always have my headphones on me, podcast podcast podcast!

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    1. Phone and ipod. My phone doesn't have much storage so I need my ipod for music and podcasts. I'm looking for a new phone with bigger storage right now so I only need to carry one.

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    2. I had the same thought as Lisa! Very relieved to hear you don't have two phones!!

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  8. I love your staples! Perfect stuff for an active life!

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  9. Such a creative approach to this link-up! I like all your workout stuff :)

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  10. What is it with the two phones? Is one for work?

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    1. One phone, one ipod. My phone only has a small amount of storage so my music is on the ipod. Shopping for a new phone right now. Top of my list is more storage space.

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  11. What a great idea! Your photo reminded me that I need to find my headphones. After that I thought how prepared for the cold you are. :-)

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    1. Got to be prepared for the cold right now or my hands and ears would fall off!

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  12. Cold but sunny, you like to moisturize before and after the run you take while listening to your audiobook. Then dehydrate and while reading your book. Make a few calls on TWO phones? While waiting for the girl in the carpool lane.

    Close? :) Fun take on today's post! I might have to tuck this idea away.

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    1. Er, sure. :) lol! Call on one phone while listening to my ipod. But always hydrating!

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  13. My sneakers are slacking... They did at this time last year, too... COME ON SPRING!

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  14. Great twist! I did wonder why you had two phones.

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  15. This looks like a lot of what I carry around each day (minus the hat -- I hate wearing them even when it's super cold in the winter). I have good music storage on my phone, but I'm thinking of getting an iPod anyway -- it'd be nice to be able to get away from social media, email, etc. when I'm out walking.

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  16. It looks like you're on the go and staying warm.

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  17. I love how you took a picture of the essentials you need for a day. I wonder what mine would look like? Much like yours minus the hat and mittens... I had to laugh because chap-stick and ear buds are determinately a daily must!

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  18. This is awesome! I spy many of the same essentials in my purse/on my desk, including the multiple versions of lip gloss and chapstick. I accidentally took my hair clip out of my purse one day and keep forgetting to put it back in. I miss it every single day too. It's a bit like forgetting to wear a watch or a ring you wear every day. You don't realize how much you miss it unless it's gone.

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  19. Ooh two phones and a tablet? Someone is always plugged in;)

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