Spark File

Manga

  • JoJo's Bizarre Adventure

Manga I've decided to read when they finish (or the author dies):

  • One Piece
  • Berserk

Comics

  • The Unbelievable Gwenpool (this comic has finished)

Politics

Home Ownership

  • Seattle pays for tree planting on property

Magic: The Gathering

  • Phoenix Comics and Games Store in Seattle

Food

Cooking

  • Texas Caviar vegan

Restaurants

  • The Owlery (all vegan restaurant in Bloomington, IN)

Game Development

Game Ideas

  • Bartending Wizard RPG

People

  • EPX Club

Talks

  • Internal Tools Talk (coming to GDC vault in May 2018)
    • Done by LBP team
  • Experimental gameplay workshop at GDC
    • Lookup time-travel FPS

Game Development Events

  • Nordic Game Jam
  • A MAZE Gaming Conference

Reading

Halloween

Costumes

  • Hat-party, college senior me
  • Robot suit

Charity

Climbing

Daily Entry: April 4th, 2018

Wed Apr 04 16:35:40 UTC 2018

Morning sleep questions:

  • What time did you get into bed last night?
    • 2330
  • What time did you turn everything off and try to fall asleep?
    • 2330
  • How long did it take you to fall asleep?
    • 10 minutes
  • Did you wake up during the night? How often? How long were you awake total?
    • Yes. Twice. 20 minutes.
  • What time was your final awakening this morning?
    • 0750
  • What time did you get out of bed?
    • 0750
  • Did anything unusual happen yesterday that might have affected your sleep? (illness, disturbances, emotional stress, etc.)
    • Rearranged bedroom
  • What is the total amount of time you slept last night in hours and minutes? (best estimate)
    • 7 hours 50 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?
    • Two attempts. Unsure if first was successful. 1330 for 30 minutes. 1515 for 30 minuts.
  • 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?
    • 100 mg caffeine at 0930 (Teas' peach ginger black tea)
  • Please rate your average sleepiness today on a scale of 1 - 10. (1 = wide awake, 10 = very sleepy)
    • 4
Wed Apr 04 16:36:51 UTC 2018

Food tracking:

Calorie goal for day: 3000

Morning foods (@0930) Banana: 100 Carrots and hummus: 170 (270) Clementine: 35 (305) Teas' peach ginger black tea: 80 (385)

Lunch-time foods (@1200) (Goal: 500) 575 Black-bean chips: 170 (555) Avocado: 300 (855) Apple: 105 (960)

Dinner-time foods (@0700) (Goal: 2115) (Goal: 2040) Dates: 140 (1100) Cereal: 500 (1600) Fries: 400 (2000) Pad Thai: 1000 (3000)

I'm fudging numbers here, but not to meet the goal, just estimating what feels right. That it met the goal made me say, "Oh, hey, neat." I'm very satisfied now, food-wise, and should be done eating for the day.

Wed Apr 04 16:50:06 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 Morning routine
0830 Walk to work
0900 Walk to work and Morning snack
0930 PLANNING
1000 Organization
1030 Query-API tests
1100 Query-API tests OpsLead Stuff
1130 Query-API tests OpsLead Stuff
1200 Lunch
1230 Lunch
1300 Query-API tests Distracted meandering
1330 Query-API tests NAP attempt
1400 Query-API tests smoke test failures and POST-MORTEM
1430 Query-API tests
1500 Social buffer NAP attempt
1530 NAP buffer Researching diary
1600 NAP buffer Query-API tests
1630 End of day review
1700 Walk home
1730 Walk home
1800 Cooking
1830 Eating
1900 Gaming: Overwatch
1930 Gaming: Overwatch
2000 Gaming: Overwatch
2030 Action Items
2100 End of day routine
2130 TV: YouTube Meeting Kirsten Zirngibl
2200 TV: YouTube Meeting Kirsten Zirngibl
2230 SLEEP TV: YouTube
2300 SLEEP Attempting SLEEP
2330 SLEEP
Wed Apr 04 16:50:13 UTC 2018

Today, I am trying to plan my calories like I timeblock my day. I'd like to eat at specific times of day, and eat a certain amount. I like heavy-loading one meal a day, so my goal is light snacks with some protein during other meal times (as my doctor recommended).

Like my timeblock, this plan is dynamic and flexible to change.

Wed Apr 04 16:52:39 UTC 2018

I'm really excited about my sleep, Stephan. Though, I must be careful not to be too confident in its stability. This has happened several times before and each time I eventually fell back into my drift.

Though, this time feels different, because the other times I tried to maintain a schedule I drifted into, whereas this time I actually had the experience of my sleep schedule fixing itself. The main takeway being that it's actually possible. I'm not broken. Well, not always broken (again, it may not stay stable).

Thu Apr 05 03:26:24 UTC 2018

Today's action item: clear out capture notebook. Got lots of stuff in here. I'm thinking I can put these things into a spark file. Also, I can create a spark file.

I bought a sunrise alarm clock (should be here tomorrow). I'm maintaining the naps that occurred naturally in Indiana. I've installed f.lux on all my devices. I'm planning to get those blue-light-blocker glasses (or maybe a sleep mask).

I'm doing this to replicate as many of the variables I noticed whilst in Indiana. I napped in Indiana (first time I've really did normal less-than-an-hour naps). I slept in a place where the sunrise was unavoidable. I was always aware of the sun set (pretty common in Seattle, though). I used my electronic devices significantly less (thus seeing less blue light).

There are other things I'm almost certainly missing, but I'll start with these and see if I can stablize my schedule and maybe even trick it into falling asleep even earlier. My favorite time to wake up is 0400, after all (though that may be unrealistic for a variety of reasons).

Wed Apr 04 17:11:31 UTC 2018

Went ahead and bought both a sleep mask and blue-light-blocker glasses.

Now it is time to organize my email, checklists, goals, etc.

Wed Apr 04 17:28:49 UTC 2018

Only had time to organize email today (had a lot of personal email to sift through). I organized work email and work goals yesterday, though, so I'm mostly organized. Got to sift through personal goals and actions tomorrow, though, maybe.

I'm finding this strong desire to go to a time-wasting site. It's like a muscle-memory habit. Right now I have them all in my "Premium Sites", except YouTube.

Adding YouTube.

Okay, now it's proper deep-work time at my job. I'm on-call this week, so normally that means no doing "real" work. However, my assigned task was testing infrastructure, which falls in line on stuff to do during down-time on-call.

Wed Apr 04 17:35:57 UTC 2018

Setup phone to charge and play music. Now it's time to work on work, so switching to private diary.

Wed Apr 04 17:37:21 UTC 2018

Doing some neck stretches.

Wed Apr 04 17:39:15 UTC 2018

Taking off watch.

Wed Apr 04 17:44:54 UTC 2018

Bathroom break.

Wed Apr 04 17:47:06 UTC 2018

I have noticed a habit of mine a couple years ago. Once I eliminate most distractions, there are several "good habits" I take advantage of for further distractions. One specific example is drinking water. I will drink a lot of water after removing browsing, snacking, and sweet drinks. Usually I just allowed this, but it leads to a lot of wasted time, both sipping water and going to the bathroom.

So, I'll allow a refill of my glass every hour. That's plenty of water throughout the day, without it being a distraction I abuse.

Wed Apr 04 18:21:16 UTC 2018

Had some alerts to deal with. Well, have. I'm blocked on what to do with the priority item, though.

Wed Apr 04 18:34:19 UTC 2018

Moar water!

Wed Apr 04 18:53:44 UTC 2018

I'm feeling extremely mentally fatigued. Good timing, I think. Time for lunch break.

Updating timeblock.

Wed Apr 04 19:21:46 UTC 2018

Woah. Those black bean chips and that avocado basically hit my quota for "lunch". Good to know.

Wed Apr 04 19:27:12 UTC 2018

Scheduling doctor appointments. Calling sleep doctor first. Scheduling appointment and asking for ENT recommendation.

Doctor Yang was ENT recommendation. (206) 215-1770. I think that number is fine to have on public diary, probably public.

Left a message. They'll call back "within 24-hours".

Wed Apr 04 19:40:31 UTC 2018

Did a five-minute twitter scroll.

Wed Apr 04 20:09:37 UTC 2018

Hung out with peers during lunch, ate an apple.

Wed Apr 04 20:12:52 UTC 2018

Back to work.

Wed Apr 04 20:22:55 UTC 2018

Distracted myself with various tasks I've been putting off. I think I may try taking a nap. It's a bit early, so we'll see if I succeed.

Wed Apr 04 21:27:07 UTC 2018

Don't think I napped, but I do feel a bit rested. I stopped at 1400 PDT and have been doing POST-MORTEM OpsLead stuff.

I think I'll try napping again at 1500 PDT.

Wed Apr 04 22:42:11 UTC 2018

Might not nap today. Though maybe I did and it was super light earlier? Not sure. Resting on the couch might've been enough rest to stop another attempt. Or I just tried too early today (yesterday I napped at 1600). I thought I'd need to do it earlier as I woke up a bit earlier. I also mentally tired myself out much sooner.

Tomorrow I'll try at 1600 as per normal, I think.

Wed Apr 04 22:48:39 UTC 2018

Going to actually look at my logs and get a feel for when I nap relative to shen I wake-up.

Wed Apr 04 22:51:59 UTC 2018

Looking at it, my good naps are about 8 hours separated from waking up. Meaning about now would actualy be the time to nap. I'll keep that in mind tomorrow and regardless of fatigue try to nap at the 8-hour wake mark.

Also, this marks the first time I can think of wherein I looked at my pattern of behavior via my timeblock towards some sort of future plan. Woo!

Wed Apr 04 23:03:29 UTC 2018

Read some FiveThirtyEight before getting back to work.

Thu Apr 05 00:00:27 UTC 2018

Time to head home.

Thu Apr 05 02:05:11 UTC 2018

Doing a surprisingly good job keeping to schedule. Time for some Overwatch.

Thu Apr 05 05:24:43 UTC 2018

Met a wicked sweet artist named Kirsten Zirngibl. She's done various MTG art. Bought a matt off her before she brings that swag to sell at the Magic tournament happening this week in Seattle.

Daily Entry: April 3rd, 2018

Tue Apr 03 17:34:00 UTC 2018

Going to add calories to these posts. After doing taxes this weekend, I think I'll devote some time to creating a log area of my site, and then only put thinking in this diary.

Tue Apr 03 17:35:05 UTC 2018

Food tracking:

Banana: 100 Carrots and hummus: 19 + 150 = 169 (269) Teas' peach ginger black tea: 80 (349) Cereal: 300 (649) Cookies: 170 (819) Apple chips: 60 (879) Seaweed: 20 (899) Bagel and avocado: 300 (1199) Popcorn: 130 (1329) Cliff Builder's Bar: 270 (1599) Oatmeal banana smoothie: 600 (2199) Dates: 140 (2339) Fig bars: 110 (2449) Sandwich and fries: 800 (3249)

Tue Apr 03 17:39:27 UTC 2018

Morning sleep questions:

  • What time did you get into bed last night?
    • 2330
  • What time did you turn everything off and try to fall asleep?
    • 2330
  • How long did it take you to fall asleep?
    • 10 minutes
  • Did you wake up during the night? How often? How long were you awake total?
    • Yes. Once. 20 minutes.
  • What time was your final awakening this morning?
    • 0800
  • What time did you get out of bed?
    • 0830
  • Did anything unusual happen yesterday that might have affected your sleep? (illness, disturbances, emotional stress, etc.)
    • PagerDuty right when I was getting ready for sleep
  • What is the total amount of time you slept last night in hours and minutes? (best estimate)
    • 8 hours
  • 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?
    • Yes. Once. 1600. 25 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?
    • 100 mg caffeine at 1000 (Teas' peach ginger black tea)
  • Please rate your average sleepiness today on a scale of 1 - 10. (1 = wide awake, 10 = very sleepy)
    • 2
Tue Apr 03 18:01:48 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 Momentary wake-up
0630 SLEEP
0700 SLEEP
0730 SLEEP
0800 Laying in bed
0830 Morning routine
0900 Walk to work
0930 Walk to work
1000 Starting work routine
1030 PLANNING
1100 OpsLead Exploration
1130 OpsLead Exploration
1200 Lunch
1230 Lunch
1300 OpsLead Exploration
1330 OpsLead Exploration
1400 OpsLead Exploration TV: YouTube
1430 SST Planning Weekly
1500 Walk home
1530 Walk home
1600 NAP
1630 PagerDuty work Cooking prep
1700 IGDA Meeting Reading
1730 IGDA Meeting Rearrange bedroom
1800 Cooking? Yes
1830 Cooking? Tickler
1900 Walk to Livio's
1930 Steven Universe
2000 Steven Universe
2030 Walk home Steven Universe
2100 End of day routine Cooking
2130 TV: YouTube Cooking and Expensify
2200 TV: YouTube and Cooking and End of Day Routine
2230 SLEEP Shower
2300 SLEEP TV: YouTube
2330 SLEEP
Tue Apr 03 21:32:52 UTC 2018

My YouTube watching today is: Charlottesville: the True Alt-Right.

Wed Apr 04 00:16:21 UTC 2018

Reading: Replace Your To-Do List With Interstitial Journaling To Increase Productivity.

Interestingly enough, I've already basically decided to do this. Though, I don't put everything here. I put some stuff in my .plan file on my work computer. Keep work stuff at work (and also avoid making things public that I'm not allowed to make public).

Wed Apr 04 00:30:22 UTC 2018

Finished reading that article just in time for some room mate communication.

I think now's the time to go grocery shopping at the local bulk foods store.

Wed Apr 04 00:51:40 UTC 2018

Rearranged bedroom instead. Now going to make a banana oatmeal snack and make plans to head to friend's house.

Wed Apr 04 02:06:04 UTC 2018

Ate banana oatmeal and some dates. Did tickler items for day. Leaving to friend's house now.

Wed Apr 04 03:27:11 UTC 2018

Watching Steven Universe.

Wed Apr 04 04:56:00 UTC 2018

Cooking fries. Expensed my SF trip. Watching The History of Sci Fi - H.G. Wells - Extra Sci Fi - #2.

Wed Apr 04 06:06:52 UTC 2018

Watching some Fitzyhere (Overwatch streamer).

Wed Apr 04 06:16:35 UTC 2018

This is where I would jot down some thoughts. But I'm tired. Also, I did little mini things throughout the day. I'd like to be more consistent about that in future. Lots of changes to usual today. Exciting.

Now sleep.

Daily Entry: April 2nd, 2018

Mon Apr 02 17:12:56 UTC 2018

Morning sleep questions:

  • What time did you get into bed last night?
    • 2430
  • What time did you turn everything off and try to fall asleep?
    • 2430
  • How long did it take you to fall asleep?
    • 10 minutes
  • Did you wake up during the night? How often? How long were you awake total?
    • Yes. A couple time. 20 minutes.
  • What time was your final awakening this morning?
    • 0800
  • What time did you get out of bed?
    • 0830
  • Did anything unusual happen yesterday that might have affected your sleep? (illness, disturbances, emotional stress, etc.)
    • Back home after 17 days away. Have developed a cough
  • What is the total amount of time you slept last night in hours and minutes? (best estimate)
    • 7 hours
  • Did you take any medication that might have affected your sleep? What? When?
    • No
Mon Apr 02 17:23:54 UTC 2018
Time (PDT) Intention Revision 1 Revision 2
0000 BACKLOG
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 Laying in bed
0830 Morning routine
0900 Walk to work
0930 Snack
1000 PLANNING
1030 Organization
1100 Walk to lunch
1130 Walk to lunch
1200 Lunch
1230 Lunch
1300 Walk to work
1330 Walk to work
1400 Seattle Prodeng Standup
1430 OpsLead Transition
1500 1:1 with Alex
1530 NAP buffer Reviewing Wavefront
1600 NAP buffer NAP
1630 OpsLead Learning
1700 Walk home Ping pong
1730 Walk home
1800 Grocery planning Walk home
1830 Grocery shopping
1900 Grocery shopping
1930 Cooking: Something Easy
2000 Eating
2030 Gaming: Overwatch
2100 Gaming: Overwatch
2130 End of day routine
2200 TV: YouTube PagerDuty
2230 TV: YouTube PagerDuty
2300 SLEEP PagerDuty
2330 SLEEP
Mon Apr 02 17:28:00 UTC 2018

New tag in today's post: "thinking". I'm trying to have something to say in every daily entry now. Add a proper human touch. Get a dialog going with my past/future selves, Stephan.

Though doing so just reminds me of someone who told me all these daily questions and timeblocks create a lot of visual noise for anyone who just reads these parts. I'll probably reinstate goals and goal-tracking in the day-to-day (because I really like doing that). Splitting this diary into a log with all the templated stuff and, well, an actual diary may be one of those goals.

One of the first goals, however, will be the recreation of checklists for morning and evening routines and attempts at making those checklists a proper habit.

Tue Apr 03 04:59:33 UTC 2018

Did my end of day routine ad-hoc today. Lots of stuff to organize before I can make a concrete checklist that is containable within a half-hour. I "caught up" on my tickler today. Which is to say I took the last month and a half of ignored tickler and put it in my inbox, and then I divided up the items by priority over the next few days (or threw items I can ignore into next month). I know that if I'm regular about tickler, I can maintain a healthy inbox of things to do. So I'm hoping to catch up slowly, but also tackle priority things first.

And by priority, I mean taxes. This is the longest I've waited to do taxes since I've done them. (ETA: Meaning this is the longest I've waited to do taxes in my history of doing taxes.)

Tue Apr 03 17:19:55 UTC 2018

Evening sleep questions:

  • Did you nap today? How many times? When? How long?
    • Yes. Nap from 1600 to 1630
  • 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?
    • 100 mg caffeine at 1000 (Teas' peach ginger black tea, 500 mL).
  • Please rate your average sleepiness today on a scale of 1 - 10. (1 = wide awake, 10 = very sleepy)
    • 2

Daily Entry: April 1st, 2018

Mon Apr 02 07:16:53 UTC 2018

Morning sleep questions:

  • What time did you get into bed last night?
    • 2400 EDT
  • What time did you turn everything off and try to fall asleep?
    • 2400 EDT
  • How long did it take you to fall asleep?
    • 10 minutes
  • Did you wake up during the night? How often? How long were you awake total?
    • No, not really
  • What time was your final awakening this morning?
    • 0900 EDT
  • What time did you get out of bed?
    • 0930 EDT
  • Did anything unusual happen yesterday that might have affected your sleep? (illness, disturbances, emotional stress, etc.)
    • Easter Sunday, kids looking for eggs near me
  • What is the total amount of time you slept last night in hours and minutes? (best estimate)
    • 9 hours
  • Did you take any medication that might have affected your sleep? What? When?
    • No
Mon Apr 02 07:18:03 UTC 2018

Evening sleep questions:

  • Did you nap today? How many times? When? How long?
    • Yes. Once. 2030 CDT. 30 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?
    • Yes. Caffeine through 1600 EDT.
  • Please rate your average sleepiness today on a scale of 1 - 10. (1 = wide awake, 10 = very sleepy)
    • 3
Mon Apr 02 07:18:41 UTC 2018
Time (EDT) 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 Laying in chair
0930 Hanging out
1000 Hanging out
1030 Hanging out
1100 Hanging out
1130 Hanging out
1200 Hanging out
1230 Hanging out
1300 Hanging out
1330 Hanging out
1400 Hanging out
1430 Hanging out
1500 Hanging out
1530 Hanging out
1600 Travel to airport
1630 TSA
1700 At airport
1730 At airport
1800 Boarding
1830 Fly to Chicago ORD
Time (CDT) Intention Revision 1 Revision 2
1800 Layover in Chicago
1830 Layover in Chicago
1900 Boarding
1930 Fly to Seattle
2000 Fly to Seattle
2030 Fly to Seattle
2100 Fly to Seattle
2130 Fly to Seattle
2200 Fly to Seattle
2230 Fly to Seattle
2300 Fly to Seattle
2330 Fly to Seattle
Time (PDT) Intention Revision 1 Revision 2
2200 Fly to Seattle
2230 Landing
2300 Travel home
2330 Travel home
0000 BACKLOG
0030 SLEEP
Mon Apr 02 07:21:39 UTC 2018

Back in Seattle. Been 17 days since I was home, Stephan. Quite an adventure, though. Whilst on the plane I watched some YouTube vidoes I had downloaded via youtube-dl. A neat little tool that I feel 100% right using considering YouTube Red has download as a feature on mobile but I want to watch it on a laptop with a bigger screen (oh, also, trying out YouTube Red).

Once I ran out of downloaded content, I continued to listen to Why We Sleep on the audiobook I have on download from the library. The paper version is on hold for me at the library, as well. I'm considering trying out listening whilst reading.

In any case, I'm up way later than my current clock thinks I should be. And I want to try my best to maintain this schedule that I naturally fell into in Indiana. So time to sleep.

Daily Entry: March 31st, 2018

Sat Mar 31 22:10:13 UTC 2018

Morning sleep questions:

  • What time did you get into bed last night?
    • 0130
  • What time did you turn everything off and try to fall asleep?
    • 0130
  • How long did it take you to fall asleep?
    • 10 minutes
  • Did you wake up during the night? How often? How long were you awake total?
    • No
  • What time was your final awakening this morning?
    • 0900
  • What time did you get out of bed?
    • 0900
  • Did anything unusual happen yesterday that might have affected your sleep? (illness, disturbances, emotional stress, etc.)
    • Weird beds and still a bit sick
  • What is the total amount of time you slept last night in hours and minutes? (best estimate)
    • 7 hours 20 minutes
  • Did you take any medication that might have affected your sleep? What? When?
    • No
Sat Mar 31 22:12:34 UTC 2018

Evening sleep questions:

  • Did you nap today? How many times? When? How long?
    • Yes. Once. 1730. 30 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?
    • Yes. Caffeine right before napping. Around 1630.
  • Please rate your average sleepiness today on a scale of 1 - 10. (1 = wide awake, 10 = very sleepy)
    • 2
Sat Mar 31 22:12:39 UTC 2018
Time (PDT) Intention Revision 1 Revision 2
0000 BACKLOG
0030 Computer
0100 Computer
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 Hanging out
0930 Hanging out
1000 Hanging out
1030 Hanging out
1100 Hanging out
1130 Hanging out
1200 Hanging out
1230 Hanging out
1300 Hanging out
1330 Hanging out
1400 Hanging out
1430 Hanging out
1500 Hanging out
1530 Hanging out
1600 Short escape
1630 Short escape
1700 Hanging out
1730 NAP
1800 BACKLOG PLANNING
1830 Hanging out
1900 Hanging out
1930 Hanging out
2000 Hanging out
2030 Hanging out
2100 Hanging out
2130 Hanging out
2200 Hanging out
2230 Hanging out
2300 Computer
2330 Computer
Sat Mar 31 22:15:36 UTC 2018

I love napping.

Oh, I had a surreal dream last night. I dreamt that vacation was over and I flew home. But then for some reason I was working in San Francisco. I flew home again and went to bed, and then woke up in SF again. I was extremely confused and let everyone know that somehow I woke up in SF even though I flew back to Seattle.

Daily Entry: March 30th, 2018

Sat Mar 31 04:11:04 UTC 2018

Morning sleep questions:

  • What time did you get into bed last night?
    • 0130
  • What time did you turn everything off and try to fall asleep? *0130
  • How long did it take you to fall asleep?
    • 15 minutes.
  • Did you wake up during the night? How often? How long were you awake total?
    • No
  • What time was your final awakening this morning?
    • 0930
  • What time did you get out of bed?
    • 0930
  • Did anything unusual happen yesterday that might have affected your sleep? (illness, disturbances, emotional stress, etc.)
    • Lots of commotion as I've been sleeping in the living room
  • What is the total amount of time you slept last night in hours and minutes? (best estimate)
    • 7 hours
  • Did you take any medication that might have affected your sleep? What? When?
    • No
Sat Mar 31 04:12:20 UTC 2018

Evening sleep questions:

  • Did you nap today? How many times? When? How long?
    • Yes. Around 1800. 3 hours.
  • 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?
    • Yes. Large latte from Starbucks between 1300 and 1600.
  • Please rate your average sleepiness today on a scale of 1 - 10. (1 = wide awake, 10 = very sleepy)
    • 3
Sat Mar 31 04:12:51 UTC 2018
Time (EDT) Intention Revision 1 Revision 2
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 Waking up
1000 Breakfast
1030 Hanging out
1100 Hanging out
1130 Hanging out
1200 Travel to rock climbing
1230 Travel to rock climbing
1300 Rock climbing
1330 Rock climbing
1400 Rock climbing
1430 Rock climbing
1500 Travel home
1530 Travel home
1600 Hanging out
1630 Hanging out
1700 Cutting down trees
1730 Cutting down trees
1800 NAP
1830 NAP
1900 NAP
1930 NAP
2000 NAP
2030 NAP
2100 Movie: Pirates 5
2130 Movie: Pirates 5
2200 Movie: Godfather Part 2
2230 Movie: Godfather Part 2
2300 Movie: Godfather Part 2
2330 Movie: Godfather Part 2
0000 BACKLOG
0030 Computer
0100 Computer
Sat Mar 31 04:15:05 UTC 2018

I have been slowly drifting backwards here in sleep without using melatonin. This is not something I am used to. What's different? Social interaction density? Lots of family around and it is quite tiring. Maybe the naps? That's not something I ever tried to make a habit before. I'm trying to think what the logistics will be when I start working again.

There's plenty of places to sleep at the office. It'll probably be fine. I've noticed while I'm here that I sleep less at night when I nap. I'll probably be sleeping extra tonight despite my nap, however, as I did a ton of exercise between the rock climbing and the helping with the cutting down of trees.

We'll see.

Daily Entry: March 29th, 2018

Fri Mar 30 05:18:23 UTC 2018

Morning sleep questions:

  • What time did you get into bed last night?
    • 0200
  • What time did you turn everything off and try to fall asleep?
    • 0200
  • How long did it take you to fall asleep?
    • 10 minutes
  • Did you wake up during the night? How often? How long were you awake total?
    • Yes. Once. 20 mninutes
  • What time was your final awakening this morning?
    • 0930
  • 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.)
    • Have a light cold
  • What is the total amount of time you slept last night in hours and minutes? (best estimate)
    • 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Did you take any medication that might have affected your sleep? What? When?
    • No
Wed Mar 28 04:56:21 UTC 2018
Time (EDT) Intention Revision 1 Revision 2
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 Laying in bed
1000 Hanging out
1030 Hanging out
1100 Hanging out
1130 Hanging out
1200 Hanging out
1230 Hanging out
1300 Hanging out
1330 Hanging out
1400 Hanging out
1430 Hanging out
1500 Hanging out
1530 Hanging out
1600 Hanging out
1630 Hanging out
1700 Hanging out
1730 Hanging out
1800 Hanging out
1830 Hanging out
1900 Hanging out
1930 Hanging out
2000 Hanging out
2030 Hanging out
2100 Hanging out
2130 Hanging out
2200 Hanging out
2230 Hanging out
2300 Computer
2330 Computer
0000 Computer
0030 Computer
0100 BACKLOG
0130 SLEEP
0200 SLEEP
0230 SLEEP
Wed Mar 28 04:56:11 UTC 2018

Evening sleep questions:

  • Did you nap today? How many times? When? How long?
    • No... not really. Woke up and went back to sleep, kinda.
  • 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?
    • Yes. Coffee when I woke up and I went to Quills around 1500 and got an alchemist coffee. (Delicious)
  • Please rate your average sleepiness today on a scale of 1 - 10. (1 = wide awake, 10 = very sleepy)
    • 2
Fri Mar 30 05:26:24 UTC 2018

Didn't track time great today so purely hanging out in timeblock, basically.

Went grocery shopping with my awesome uncle at some point between waking up and 1430.

Went to Quills and then Sinking Ship between 1430 and 1730. Sinking Ship is a cool place with half vegan options, half normal options. I ordered a bunch of vegan foods, but... I may have accidentally gotten normal braughts (the meat kind). Tasted pretty normal... but I got them before and they tasted that way. But I feel like about a year ago when I got them they were green....

In any case, if I made a mistake, it's okay. Massive reduction is almost as good as 100% reduction, and I know I don't care about meat. If anything, my suspicions were because it wasn't super tasty. Won't get vegan braughts next time.

Then I played Euchre with family between 1800 and 2200. We taught my nine-year-old nephew how to play and he had wicked sweet beginner's luck (and thus I won cause he was on my team).

In the background today were three terrible Easter-based movies. Super terrible. Glad I wasn't paying attention.

Daily Entry: March 28th, 2018

Thu Mar 29 03:04:07 UTC 2018

Morning sleep questions:

  • What time did you get into bed last night?
    • 0300
  • What time did you turn everything off and try to fall asleep?
    • 0300
  • How long did it take you to fall asleep?
    • 10 minutes
  • Did you wake up during the night? How often? How long were you awake total?
    • Yes. Once. 20 minutes.
  • What time was your final awakening this morning?
    • 0900
  • What time did you get out of bed?
    • 0930
  • Did anything unusual happen yesterday that might have affected your sleep? (illness, disturbances, emotional stress, etc.)
    • Still visiting aunt. Still a bit sick.
  • What is the total amount of time you slept last night in hours and minutes? (best estimate)
    • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Did you take any medication that might have affected your sleep? What? When?
    • No
Thu Mar 29 03:05:32 UTC 2018
Time (EDT) Intention Revision 1 Revision 2
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 Laying in bed
0930 Cooking waffles
1000 Cooking waffles
1030 Cooking waffles
1100 NAP
1130 NAP
1200 Hanging out
1230 Hanging out
1300 Hanging out
1330 Hanging out
1400 Hanging out
1430 Hanging out
1500 Hanging out
1530 Hanging out
1600 Hanging out
1630 Hanging out
1700 Hanging out
1730 Hanging out
1800 Hanging out
1830 Hanging out
1900 Hanging out
1930 Hanging out
2000 Hanging out
2030 Hanging out
2100 Hanging out
2130 Hanging out
2200 NAP
2230 NAP
2300 BACKLOG PLANNING
2330 Computer
0000 Computer
0030 Computer
0100 Computer
0130 Computer
0200 SLEEP
0230 SLEEP
Thu Mar 29 03:07:01 UTC 2018

Evening sleep questions:

  • Did you nap today? How many times? When? How long?
    • Yes. Twice. 1100 and 2200. 1 hour each.
  • 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?
    • Yes. Coffee right after first nap.
  • Please rate your average sleepiness today on a scale of 1 - 10. (1 = wide awake, 10 = very sleepy)
    • 2

Daily Entry: March 27th, 2018

Wed Mar 28 04:50:10 UTC 2018

Morning sleep questions:

  • What time did you get into bed last night?
    • 0300
  • What time did you turn everything off and try to fall asleep?
    • 0300
  • How long did it take you to fall asleep?
    • 10 minutes
  • Did you wake up during the night? How often? How long were you awake total?
    • Yes. Once. 20 mninutes
  • What time was your final awakening this morning?
    • 1130
  • What time did you get out of bed?
    • 1130
  • Did anything unusual happen yesterday that might have affected your sleep? (illness, disturbances, emotional stress, etc.)
    • Have a light cold
  • What is the total amount of time you slept last night in hours and minutes? (best estimate)
    • 8 hours
  • Did you take any medication that might have affected your sleep? What? When?
    • Yes. Melatonin around 0200.
Wed Mar 28 04:56:21 UTC 2018
Time (EDT) Intention Revision 1 Revision 2
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 SLEEP
1030 SLEEP
1100 SLEEP
1130 SLEEP
1200 Hanging out
1230 Hanging out
1300 Hanging out
1330 Hanging out
1400 Hanging out
1430 Hanging out
1500 Hanging out
1530 Hanging out
1600 Hanging out
1630 Grocery shopping
1700 Grocery shopping
1730 Grocery shopping
1800 Grocery shopping
1830 Hanging out
1900 Hanging out
1930 Hanging out
2000 Hanging out
2030 Hanging out
2100 Hanging out
2130 Hanging out
2200 NAP
2230 NAP
2300 NAP
2330 NAP
0000 Laying in chair
0030 BACKLOG PLANNING
0100 Computer
0130 Computer
0200 Computer SLEEP
0230 Computer SLEEP
Wed Mar 28 04:56:11 UTC 2018

Evening sleep questions:

  • Did you nap today? How many times? When? How long?
    • Yes. 2200. About 2 hours.
  • 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?
    • Yes. Coffee when I woke up and some diet coke a bit later.
  • Please rate your average sleepiness today on a scale of 1 - 10. (1 = wide awake, 10 = very sleepy)
    • 2
Wed Mar 28 04:56:41 UTC 2018

Having gotten sick I have definitely decided no work. Every once in a while I think about it and get a bit anxious because things should be done and instead I did a lot of work where it didn't need to be done.

But that happens and is fine.

Or rather, that happened, I can't change that it happened, and I will work to improve myself so it doesn't happen again.

Having a lot of fun hanging with the family. There was a snow storm the whole day after I arrived. My brother arrived during it. The next day the snow was perfect for snowmen so my brother made a snow E.T., I made two snow bunnies (for Easter, of course), and my sister made a very professional-looking, short snowman.

There's been lots of food shopping since I arrived. The fridge is full now so we'll probably not do more tomorrow. Probably.

I have been napping, and I have been loving it. It also seems to be making my sleep schedule more consistent? More data needed there. If so, then I can maybe be on this schedule in Seattle, as it'd be 0000-0800, with an 1-2 hour nap between 1700 and 1900. I had a late, long nap today, so I'll know whether or not that'll hurt my sleep consistency tomorrow. Falling asleep later may be fine, but waking up later would not.

I have totally not gone with the caffeine removal. In all honesty, it's probably unnecessary. Sweet coffee drinks from starbucks are also one of my vices right now.