Daily Entry: September 2nd, 2018

Sun Sep 02 19:48:00 UTC 2018
  • Sleep questions DONE
  • Weight DONE
  • Tickler
    • Physical DONE
    • Wunderlist DONE
  • Inbox
    • Physical DONE
    • Wunderlist DONE
    • Email DONE
  • Calendar DONE
  • Actions
    • Trello SKIPPED
    • Wunderlist SKIPPED
  • Calorie Plan DONE
  • Fill timeblock DONE
  • Slack DONE
  • Review last year NOT UNTIL THE 4TH
  • Review last month DONE
  • Review last week DONE
  • Review yesterday DONE
Sun Sep 02 19:48:23 UTC 2018

Morning sleep questions:

  • Do you remember your dream?
    • No
  • What time did you get into bed last night?
    • 2130
  • What time did you turn everything off and try to fall asleep?
    • 2300
  • How long did it take you to fall asleep?
    • 5 minutes
  • Did you wake up during the night? How often? How long were you awake total?
    • 0630: 5 minutes
  • What time was your final awakening this morning?
    • 1000
  • What time did you get out of bed?
    • 1000
  • Did anything unusual happen yesterday that might have affected your sleep? (illness, disturbances, emotional stress, etc.)
    • Really tired yesterday
  • What is the total amount of time you slept last night in hours and minutes? (best estimate)
    • 10 hours 55 minutes
  • Did you take any medication that might have affected your sleep? What? When?
    • No

Evening sleep questions:

  • Did you nap today? How many times? When? How long?
    • 1440: 20 minutes
  • Did you consume any medicine that you do not take on a daily basis? What? How much? When?
    • No
  • Did you have any caffeinated or alcoholic beverages today? What? How much? When?
    • @1600 61 mg caffeine (black tea)
  • Please rate your average sleepiness today on a scale of 1 - 10. (1 = wide awake, 10 = very sleepy)
    • 3
  • What time did you start blocking blue light?
    • 2100
Sun Sep 02 19:49:50 UTC 2018


  • @1000: 208.6 lbs
Sun Sep 02 19:54:12 UTC 2018

Breakfast @1100:

  • Falafel and fries: 600
  • Mango: 300 (900)
  • Apple: 100 (1000)

Protein @1300:

  • Soy protein: 110 (1110)
  • Banana: 100 (1210)
  • Strawberries: 100 (1310)

Dinner? @1530:

  • Banana pancakes: 600 (1910)
  • Peanut butter: 200 (2110)
  • Almonds: 100 (2210)
  • Maple syrup: 200 (2410)

Snack @1600:

  • Chocolate: 100 (2510)
Sun Sep 02 19:55:25 UTC 2018
Time (PDT) Intention Revision 1 Revision 2
0000 SLEEP
0030 SLEEP
0100 SLEEP
0130 SLEEP
0200 SLEEP
0230 SLEEP
0300 SLEEP
0330 SLEEP
0400 SLEEP
0430 SLEEP
0500 SLEEP
0530 SLEEP
0600 SLEEP
0630 SLEEP
0700 SLEEP
0730 SLEEP
0800 SLEEP
0830 SLEEP
0900 SLEEP
0930 SLEEP
1000 TV: YouTube
1030 TV: YouTube
1100 TV: YouTube
1130 TV: YouTube
1200 Browsing
1230 Pomodoro: Planning
1300 Grocery shopping
1330 Lunch
1400 NAP TV: YouTube
1430 Pomodoro: Weekly Review NAP
1500 Pomodoro: Weekly Review TV: YouTube
1530 Gaming Cooking/Eating
1600 Gaming Hanging out
1630 Gaming Pomodoro: Weekly Review
1700 Gaming Pomodoro: Weekly Review Pomodoro: Vanguard
1730 Gaming Pomodoro: Vanguard
1800 Gaming Pomodoro: Weekly Review Pomdooro: Personal Capital
1830 Gaming Pomodoro: Weekly Review
1900 Pomodoro Pomodoro: Weekly Review
1930 Pomodoro Pomodoro: Weekly Review
2000 Time with Wife Pomodoro: Weekly Review
2030 Time with Wife
2100 Pomodoro: End of day review
2130 Winding down
2200 SLEEP
2230 SLEEP
2300 SLEEP
2330 SLEEP
Sun Sep 02 20:08:08 UTC 2018

"If work is feeling really hard, start a pomodoro." I'm really out of it right now, but I'm managing to do this planning pomodoro. From here, I'll try to stick to the plan. Meaning I just want to do two weekly review pomodoros and then a bunch of gaming.

Sun Sep 02 23:34:33 UTC 2018

Weekly/monthly review time!

  • Last weekly review DONE
  • Review spending on YNAB DONE
  • Previous Calendar Dates DONE
  • Upcoming Calendar DONE
  • Review Various Online Lists
    • Amazon wishlist SKIPPED
    • Library SKIPPED
    • Spark File SKIPPED
  • Someday/Maybe
    • Email (transfer to wunderlist) PROCESSED 11/66
  • Read the week's diary posts DONE
  • Review "Projects" (and Larger Outcome) Lists DONE
  • Review "Next Actions" Lists
    • Email DONE
  • Review "Waiting" Lists
    • Email DONE
  • Empty Your Head DONE
  • Be creative and courageous DONE
Sun Sep 02 23:40:06 UTC 2018

Spending for August.

QUAKECON! $2,160.74
Shared Expense $1,854.62
Just for Fun $1,065.33
Food $642.70
Debt Payments $350.00
Medical $227.64
Transportation $127.82
Tools - Rosse $79.73
Tools - Rory $79.00
Quality of Life Goal $74.87
All Other Categories $17.56
Income vs Expenses Amount
INCOME $8040.80
NET GAIN $1360.79

So... spent a lot of my income this month. Though, of note I'm not counting 401k contributions (maxing it out) as part of my income, nor am I paying attention to interest on what I already have in my index fund.

Oh, also, I'm just going to go ahead and be open about income and stuff now. $137k is my current salary. Plus get about $4k per year in a lunch stipend (but that will go away if my company ever starts catering lunch in the Seattle office).

My current savings break down thusly:

Accounts Amount
RINCON ESOP $42,400.00
BETTERMENT $13,753.39
NET WORTH $157,453.58
Mon Sep 03 00:38:15 UTC 2018

And... I just realized all of my vanguard IRA was in the settlement fund. Aka, where the money is before you've invested it into something. Thus for the past bit of time it's been making basically nothing (it makes some minimum amount of dividends, it seems).

I've just done a transfer of $50k into a target 2055 retirement fund. And next week I'll do something with the rest. I'm still figuring it out.

I've also move $9k from my bank account into a personal account. Another $6k will follow by the end of the month. That'll be my "computer replacement" fund. The hope being I only take money out once it's made enough to pay for a new computer (so a $3000 computer every 5 years or so).

Because buying a computer is never a necessity, I suppose it can be a high risk stock setup.


I have no idea what I'm doing.

Mon Sep 03 01:30:08 UTC 2018

I have signed up for a personal capital account. It has free financial tools and then tries to convince you to invest with them. I'll use their tools for help getting started and from there... I'll figure stuff out?

Mon Sep 03 01:33:36 UTC 2018

Back to weekly review.

It feels like my dream recalling is improving? Does just asking the question about my dream help me remember my dream? Cursory googling suggests yes, it does. Though I could do better.

I wonder if recalling dreams increases the chances of lucid dreams. I mean, on one hand, it'd have to, as perhaps I'm forgetting my lucid dreams.

I'll keep a notebook downstairs for better dream recollection purposes. I don't use my notebooks anymore lately, anyways, as I haven't been doodling and like writing via computers more. Even my little notebook isn't used for capture, as I've been using Wunderlist on my phone instead.

On August 30th, I mentioned hackathon-esque goals for this weekend. It instead became "clean up various tasks I've built up across the months". Which is also good. I also hope to finally:

  • Update my driver's license
  • Get a new passport
  • Gain my Canadian documentation

Over the course of this month. Tuesday I'll try to get a new driver's license. And then each week start the process for the other things.

Mon Sep 03 03:04:32 UTC 2018

Empty my head:

Well, I've kinda just did that with various action processing through emails, wunderlist, trello, and inbox. I've done a decent amount of things I've been meaning to do this weekend but consistently putting off. And it feels real good.

I still have a large list of things, mind you, but even that large list has been reorganized into edible chunks. Which hopefully means I can keep it at a maintainable level.

I devoted a lot of pomodoros to my weekly review today. It may be wise to do such a thing once a month until things are truly in a maintainable state. Or, rather, until all the things are in my system and there are tools in place for me to process things when it is properly appropriate.

Which is a long ways away, to be sure. I have projects not captured and messy state to organize. Both in the digital world and the physical one. My desk has a huge mess in the corner of things left over from building my computer that needs to be filed or trashed.

Due to all the processing pomodoros I've done this weekend, I've managed to outpace my personal pomodoro-count from last week. That's real good! It's also real good considering I was super exhausted both yesterday and today except for when here at my computer doing pomodoros.

Though some of my energy today may be due to the black tea I had at 1600.

Anyways, a pomodoro just ended and I've done enough pomodoros for one weekly review.

Mon Sep 03 04:05:02 UTC 2018

End of day review.

  • Sleep questions DONE
  • Weight SKIPPED
  • Tickler
    • Physical DONE
    • Wunderlist DONE
  • Inbox
    • Physical DONE
    • Wunderlist DONE
    • Email DONE
  • Calendar DONE
  • Actions
    • Trello SKIPPED
    • Wunderlist SKIPPED
  • Calorie Plan DONE
  • Fill timeblock DONE
  • Slack DONE
  • Review last year NOT UNTIL THE 4TH
  • Review last month DONE THIS MORNING
  • Review last week DONE THIS MORNING
  • Review yesterday DONE THIS MORNING
  • Review the Day
    • What have you been doing at work? SKIPPED
    • How's climbing going? SKIPPED
    • How're personal projects going? SKIPPED
    • Are there any insights you had today that are worth writing down? SKIPPED
    • What have you been reading? DONE
    • What have you been listening to? N/A
    • What have you been watching? DONE
Mon Sep 03 04:38:36 UTC 2018

No real need to do the normal review the day stuff, as a lot of it was captured in the weekly review.