Todays supposed ‘day off’ ended at 4am. We were woken up around then by Imogen crying at the door, scared because of the thunder storm we were having. We let her in and onto the bed where she cuddled up to me for a while. Just as I was falling asleep my phone goes off twice so I check it and end up replying to two emails from Richard in LA. It turns out something is needed by Wednesday in the lead up to the bands first official music video release. I make a note of it and go back to sleep.
We get up slowly, I tell Soph I need to work at some point today but that I just need a few hours. We plan to go for a picnic but as we get ready for that the heavens open and the rain pours along with more storms. I make some iced strawberry and raspberry tea and store it in the fridge for later. Its really humid in the flat so we decide to go to Asda and grab some goodies to take back home and watch a film with. We stop off at McDonalds on the way back first, picking up a smoothie for me and a sprite for the lady. We get in, make a picnic and watch Dan In Real Life, which Soph cries at, and I giggle away at the funny bits.
That done, we are both pretty tired and go lay down with the fan on. Two hours later we wake up, both feeling a little groggy. I go to my office to fire up the edit suite whilst Soph grabs her iPad. It’s baking inside today, seems like there’s no air, and I feel lethargic. I need a kick to get going, so suggest i’ll drive by McDonalds and pick up some iced coffees for us both, Soph agrees its a good plan. Then I suggest an alternative, we both go to Starbucks for a few hours, I can work and Soph can study/do some of her online assessment from her colour courses last week. Its air conditioned, has coffee and feels like we’re having a day off together a little more than me being closed away in the office. Soph agrees this is an even better plan.
We get to my second home, settle in, grab some fraps and both work away. I get a load of stuff done, and just as I say to Soph i’m done, I get a call from Joe saying the label want something specific in this video I’m sending today, something which I haven’t even been told about, yet I thought I was done. I think Joe gets from my tone that i’m a little annoyed, its not his fault, I just wish people would get briefs clearer, but anyway, luckily I sort of covered what they want by adding in extra footage, so a little tweak and its there. Richard tries calling me, but for some reason the call isn’t connecting so we pack up and head home from Starbucks.
We get home around 7pm, I setup back in the office and compress the video to be uploaded. While it does that we decide what to eat and both decide on pizza hut. I drive to the hut, but as I pull in the car park we both look at each other and know its not what we want, Soph suggests TGI’s so I head there. On the way, she then suggests a big tasty from McDonalds, as it means we can grab it and eat at home while we watch The Event. Once we get there, we are told Big Tasty’s are off the menu, as are the cheese bites we both wanted to try, as a new promotion starts tomorrow. I get pissed and ask why they are still advertising it on their menu if they are “off the menu”? and they tell me they’re changing it tomorrow, we order some other stuff, and head home to eat and watch a couple episodes of The Event on the flix.
Mid way through the second episode Richard calls, this time we connect and chat about upcoming videos, what’s next, plans for next week and the video i’ve been asked for today. I tell him i’m mailing the link to everyone now, and we say our goodbyes. That call prompts me to call Joe and ask him about the video i’ve edited today and the next video to go live. By the time i’m off the phone its 1115pm and Soph suggests we don’t watch the rest of the episode as she’s tired and wants to lay down. She heads to bed while I send out some more emails before hitting the hay around 1130pm.