I saw the What’s Your Story Morning Glory in the assignment bank, and decided that it would add a bit of humanity to Donnie Rawlen’s persona. He has to wake up every morning, just like everyone else, and I thought about my morning routine as inspiration, obviously. Here he is, waking up, grabbing a cup of joe, and starting off a piece of toast to break his fast.
I had him add a couple of ice cubes to his black coffee, his favorite drink as noted in his introduction. since he’s a writer and doesn’t have time to wait for his coffee to cool.
This is seemingly pointless to describe the process of my work, but I’ll do it anyways. I laid down in bed and covered myself in my comforter, then turned on my audio recorder to start. Then I pulled off the covers and grabbed my glasses off of my bedside table. Then I walked to my kitchen, grabbed a mug out of the cupboard, and put it under my Keurig. I opened the lid of the machine, put a cup of morning brew in, and pressed the brew button. While the coffee was being made, I walked across the room to my toaster, (which I had to plug in since there was something else taking up the outlet), took a slice of bread out of its bag, and started the toaster up. While that was starting, I walked back to my nearly-filled mug, picked it up, walked over to the freezer, and procured the finest of ice cubes to add to the steaming hot brew. Then, I took a sip, which I used as the final sound, since it would signify that Donnie was no longer in that dreary “I want to go back to sleep” mode.
I put the too-long clip into Audacity and removed the sounds of button pressing, and uploaded it to SoundCloud.
This assignment was worth 2 stars.