What is your process?

Hello Lens,

First off, I'm new to the DSLR world. I have been reading and shooting like crazy to try and make my way up this STEEP learning curve. I'm curious, what is your process?

A lot of posts ask about equipment, but I would like to know HOW you shoot. Where do you like to go? How many shots do you like to take (are you a shoot lots and pick later type or a "try to make every shot great" type)? Do you make an effort to go out and shoot or are you more casual and snap when you inspiration hits you? What do you use and when do you actually sit down to do post processing?

Take us through a day in the life of your photography process!