Andrea Disaster, 25, is a fan of the Sunday Routines column in the New York Times. Even though she's not a media mogul or a Broadway star or hell, even a New Yorker, she wanted to share with you her Sunday routine, if nothing else to give her the opportunity to write in third person for a few sentences. She is an obituary writer, living on the East End of Pittsburgh with her beloved coffee pot.
Wake Up... Eventually
I get up on Sundays around the same time I do most mornings, between 9 and 10. I've been trying to wake up earlier, but it's not sticking. I get a lot of slack from people for sleeping so late, but they would too if they started work at 12:30 p.m. and stayed up until 2 a.m., so suck on it, suckers.
The Most Important Meal of the Week
Brunch! I'm a huge fan of brunch. Since life insists on being so crazy, it's the one meal where I get to see to most of my friends. I have spurts where I'll go to brunch every week for months, and then my bank account catches up with me and I have to take a break. Summer is the best time for brunch. Dining al fresco + pancakes = perfect people watching.
Sunday In the Park With A Book
After brunch is usually reading and strolling time. I like to read outside as much as possible since Pittsburgh is cold and snowy more than it sunny (so it feels). I also take pictures, observe people, and jot down notes when something strikes me. I don't think I could ever share this time with someone else; I'm not an introvert, but it's very much a 'me' activity.
Or, Family First
Every other week or so, I try to visit my family, who live about an hour and a half south of the city. Think corn fields, cows, and dirt roads. My parents have chickens that like to run up to you and peck at your toes, so I have to be careful if I'm wearing flip flops. There's usually a big meal at my grandmother's house with card games at the kitchen table. I also do a load or two of laundry while I'm there. Thanks, Mom and Dad.
The Young Nights
If I'm not too tired, I often go out on Sundays to a karaoke night at a local bar with a couple of my friends. I'm not much of a singer- in fact, I'm horrible, so I don't sing at all- but I go for the free drinks and laughter. I try not to be tired (or broke) too often. Even if I have to work the next morning, it's when most people are going to lunch, so I might as well have fun while I'm still young.