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The Media Diaries


Abigail Aronofsky
23, copy editor at Penthouse.

7:30–8:30 a.m. “Morning Edition” (NPR) at home.
9–9:20 AM New York on subway.
9:25 AP and USA Today headlines on a screen in office elevator.
9:40–9:55 E-mail accounts (Gmail, work, NYU e-mail, Hotmail), Gawker.
1:20–4:30 p.m. Gawker, TMZ, “Rush & Molloy” online,, Facebook, Google, Nysun .com.
5:30–6 iPod on subway: “London Bridge,” by Fergie; “Save Room,” by John Legend; “Steady, As She Goes,” by the Raconteurs; “Ain’t No Other Man,” by Christina Aguilera; “Plástico,” by Willie Colón & Rubén Blades.
7–8 iPod at gym: Ministry of Sounds Session, by Max Graham.
9:10–9:25 Gmail, AccuWeather .com at home.
10:45–11:30 Grey’s Anatomy on laptop (purchased on iTunes).

7:45–8:30 a.m. “Morning Edition.”
8:45–9:15 The Obscene Bird of Night, by José Donoso, on subway.
9:20 Elevator-screen headlines.
9:45–10:15 E-mail accounts, Gawker,
10:20 Nexis.
12:45–1 p.m., Deadspin.
1:50–2:15, Eater, and
5:45–6:15 The Obscene Bird of Night on subway.
9–10 Gmail,, Gawker.

7:45–8:45 a.m. “Morning Edition.”
9–9:30 AM New York on subway.
9:35 Elevator-screen headlines.
9:55–11:30 E-mail accounts, Gawker,, Nytimes .com,, UrbanDictionary .com.
3:10–4 p.m. Websites for “Rush & Molloy,” “Page Six,” NY1, CNN,
4:40–4:45 MSNBC .com.
8:30–midnight America’s Next Top Model, One Tree Hill, CW11 News at Ten, and Sex and the City at hospital ER while waiting with a sick friend. Not shows I’d normally watch!

8–8:50 p.m. “Morning Edition.”
10–10:15 E-mail accounts.
10:50–11:15 Gawker,,,
Noon–12:05 p.m.
12:30–1 Google,, Wikipedia,, Nexis.
2:20–2:50 p.m.,
4 Placed bid on eBay for a handbag.
7:45–8:15 “Celebrity Drama” and music on Hot 97 on gym stereo.
8:30–10 The Office and Grey’s Anatomy (ABC) at friend’s apartment.

7:50–9 a.m. “Morning Edition.”
9:20–9:50 Metro NY on subway; Sergio Mendes’s Timeless on iPod.
10:30–10:50 E-mail accounts, checked eBay auction.
12:50–1:15 p.m. IMDb, Wikipedia.
3:15 eBay (bought the handbag).
4–5:30, Wikipedia, UrbanDictionary .com, and Nexis.
6:50–7:50 iPod at gym: “Stars Are Blind,” by Paris Hilton; “Morris Brown,” by Outkast; “Quimbara,” by Celia Cruz & Johnny Pacheco; “Me & U,” by Cassie; “Déjà Vu,” by Beyoncé; “Promiscuous,” by Nelly Furtado featuring Timbaland; “Corazón Bandolero,” by Yerba Buena.
9–10 Checked e-mail accounts, Gawker,,, and personal MySpace page.
Midnight–12:25 a.m. The Office on laptop (purchased on iTunes).

9:30–10 a.m. “Weekend Edition.”
2–2:30 p.m. Us Weekly.
3–3:30 Allure (it was left at Laundromat). 4–4:30 E-mail.
5–5:30 Blender.

11 a.m.–noon E-mail accounts,,
10–10:30 p.m. Gmail,

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