Will you be at work – repairing cars, patrolling local streets, preparing meals, selling supplies, landscaping yards, entering data into computers?
Will you be at home – cleaning out the garage, mowing the lawn, relaxing on the couch, playing in the pool, doing never-ending loads of laundry, reading in the hammock, painting the fence out back?
Will you be on the road – en route to a concert, a family reunion, a mother-daughter shopping trip or father-son camping/ffishing adventure, a doctor’s appointment, a rendezvous with a long-lost friend?
Will you be with family – firing up the barbecue for a Friday-night supper, at the park feeding the ducks, on a hike to a backcountry lake, curled up in front of the flat screen with popcorn and a new release, taking the dogs for a walk along the canal?
Whatever you’re doing, wherever you’re doing it and whomever you’re doing it with, we’d like to hear about it.
Tomorrow, Friday, July 12, 2013, is the day Inyo County residents have been asked to prepare for in anticipation of The Inyo Register’s first annual “A Day in the Life” publication.
Essentially, residents are asked to carry out their normal daily routines tomorrow, and then submit photos and a write-up of their day for publication in “A Day in the Life.”
According to Register Publisher Dion Agee, “It doesn’t matter what you’re doing on July 12, 2013 – your day can be as exciting as climbing Mt. Whitney for your first time or as seemingly mundane as going on a walk around the neighborhood. A day is special because it is yours, and our experiences are a reflection of who we are.”
Agee explained that taken together, readers’ submissions will create a colorful portrait of life and living in Inyo County on one particular day in history – something worth saving and looking back on for years to come.
Writing about a single day, or moments in a day, also gives residents an opportunity to briefly reflect on what mattered to them – which interactions brought smiles to their faces; who brightened their day; what they looked forward to the most when they woke up that morning.
“Certainly a byproduct of ‘A Day in the Life’ will be getting to know each other a little better,” Agee said. “Each reader vignette will offer a glimpse into their world – albeit for a day, or part of that day – that we might not otherwise have been able to enjoy. Neighbors might realize they have more in common than they thought. Bosses might gain a better understanding of what their employees do and vice versa.
“It’s very exciting,” he continued. “This is a first for The Inyo Register, and we really hope residents take the time to help us tell the story of what everyone was doing in Inyo County on July 12, 2013; the story of who we are.”
• Go about your previously scheduled life tomorrow, July 12 – but take the time to capture a few moments with your camera.
• Sometime between July 13 and July 19, write about what you did that day, or something memorable that happened that day. Keep your story to no more than 500 words.
• Between July 13 and 5 p.m. on Friday, July 19, send your story and photographs to The Inyo Register, by mail to 1180 N. Main St., Ste. 108, Bishop, CA 93514, or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Readers’ submissions will be compiled into a keepsake edition and published as “A Day in the Life of Inyo County,” on Saturday, Aug. 3.
More details, and an example of a “Day in the Life” write-up, can be found below.