Daily Entry: January 18th, 2020

Timeblock

Time (PST) Plan Reality
0000 SLEEP
0030 SLEEP
0100 SLEEP
0130 SLEEP
0200 SLEEP
0230 SLEEP
0300 SLEEP
0330 SLEEP
0400 SLEEP
0430 Waking up SLEEP
0500 Coffee and ... Waking up
0530 Pomodoro: Planning Coffee and Pomodoro: Planning
0600 Pomodoro: Organization
0630 Stretching
0700 Pomodoro: Side-projects
0730 Pomodoro: Side-projects
0800 Wife's day
0830 Wife's day
0900 Wife's day
0930 Wife's day
1000 Wife's day
1030 Wife's day
1100 Wife's day
1130 Wife's day
1200 Wife's day
1230 Japanese studying
1300 NAP
1330 Post-nap coffee
1400 Wife's day
1430 Wife's day
1500 Wife's day
1530 Wife's day
1600 Wife's day
1630 Wife's day
1700 Wife's day
1730 Wife's day
1800 Wife's day
1830 Wife's day
1900 Hanging out
1930 Hanging out
2000 Hanging out
2030 Winding down
2100 SLEEP
2130 SLEEP
2200 SLEEP
2230 SLEEP
2300 SLEEP
2330 SLEEP

Thinking

Finally went to sleep before my ideal bedtime last night. Ended up waking up slightly late at 0515 or so. But that's pretty good overall. I went two days on less sleep than ideal, and my self-control yesterday was really low. In comparison, I'm starting off this morning pretty well.

I want to try having a stretching habit at home in the mornings. After my plan and some organization, that's what I'll do.

Daily Entry: January 17th, 2020

Timeblock

Time (PST) Plan Reality
0000 SLEEP
0030 SLEEP
0100 SLEEP
0130 SLEEP
0200 SLEEP
0230 SLEEP
0300 SLEEP
0330 SLEEP
0400 SLEEP
0430 Waking up
0500 Coffee and TV: YouTube
0530 Pomodoro: Planning TV: YouTube
0600 Pomodoro: Planning Browsing
0630 Pomodoro: Organization Wake up wife
0700 Play with kitten
0730 Aimless meandering
0800 Pomodoro: Planning
0830 Pomodoro: Organization
0900 Walk to work Organization
0930 Stretching Walk to work
1000 Start of work routine
1030 Friday lunch walk
1100 VeggieGrill
1130 VeggieGrill
1200 Lunch and learn
1230 Lunch and learn
1300 NAP Taxes
1330 Post-nap coffee Taxes
1400 Pomodoro: Data Classification JIRA NAP
1430 Pomodoro: Data Classification JIRA Taxes
1500 Buffer Return item to Amazon
1530 Pomodoro: Weekly Review Return item to Amazon
1600 Pomodoro: Weekly Review Walk home
1630 Buffer Walk home
1700 Walk home Hanging out
1730 Buffer Hanging out
1800 Music with wife Hanging out
1830 Pomodoro: Side projects Hanging out
1900 Hanging out
1930 Hanging out Winding down
2000 Hanging out SLEEP
2030 Winding down SLEEP
2100 SLEEP
2130 SLEEP
2200 SLEEP
2230 SLEEP
2300 SLEEP
2330 SLEEP

Thinking

Fell asleep later than I should last night... again, but woke up at right time... again. Meaning I'm probably sleep deprived. I'll try and fall asleep at the right time tonight.

Twitter....

Fighting a losing battle against going to Twitter. Really need to rewrite the political triggers to go somewhere else.... YouTube is also becoming a bit problematic.

On Whether to Start a Blog

There's an item in my digital tickler that I created recently that I've been throwing into the future. "One blog post a month? A week?"

I think I'm the kind of person who'd like to build a blogging capability. Like, one worthy of an audience. I think it'd be good to harness my Twitter triggers and make it blogging bait. Better to write out my thinking on political happenings than to read the opinions of others and stew.

Daily Entry: January 16th, 2020

Timeblock

Time (PST) Plan Reality
0000 SLEEP
0030 SLEEP
0100 SLEEP
0130 SLEEP
0200 SLEEP
0230 SLEEP
0300 SLEEP
0330 SLEEP
0400 SLEEP
0430 Waking up
0500 Coffee and training cat
0530 Pomodoro: Planning TV: YouTube
0600 Pomodoro: Planning
0630 Pomodoro: Organization
0700 Wake up wife
0730 Getting ready
0800 Walk to work
0830 Buffer Stretching
0900 Stretching Start of work routine
0930 Start of work routine Pomodoro: Lexicon Export Bugfix
1000 Buffer Body composition test scheduling
1030 Pomodoro: Lexicon Export Bugfix
1100 Pomodoro: Lexicon Export Bugfix Pomodoro: Thinking
1130 Buffer Pomodoro: Lexicon Export Bugfix
1200 Lunch
1230 NAP
1300 Post-nap coffee
1330 Meeting: Data Management Standup
1400 Buffer Cleaning desk
1430 Pomodoro: 1/1 Prep Ping pong
1500 Meeting: 1/1 with Alex
1530 Buffer Ping pong
1600 Pomodoro: Lexicon Export Bugfix Browsing: Internet
1630 Buffer Browsing: Internet
1700 Happy hour goodbye for Noj
1730 Happy hour goodbye for Noj
1800 Walk home Happy hour goodbye for Noj
1830 Buffer Happy hour goodbye for Noj
1900 Hanging out Happy hour goodbye for Noj
1930 Hanging out Happy hour goodbye for Noj
2000 Hanging out Walk home
2030 Winding down Studying Japanese
2100 SLEEP Studying Japanese
2130 SLEEP Winding down
2200 SLEEP
2230 SLEEP
2300 SLEEP
2330 SLEEP

Thinking

I didn't like the spanish deck I downloaded from Anki. I might want to try building a deck over time with Rosse. Might want to dive in on Saturday with "spanish only". We'll see.

I found a 10k sentence deck that may be good. I'll try adding it.

Had a solid morning of organization today.

Downtime Work Thinking

Waiting for logs to load. And typically this is an excellent excuse to do some aimless meandering. But there are other things I could do with this time. I could do my 1/1 prep early, for instance. Which I think I'll do.

Daily Entry: January 15th, 2020

Timeblock

Time (PST) Plan Reality
0000 SLEEP
0030 SLEEP
0100 SLEEP
0130 SLEEP
0200 SLEEP
0230 SLEEP
0300 SLEEP
0330 SLEEP
0400 SLEEP
0430 Waking up SLEEP
0500 Coffee and ... SLEEP
0530 Pomodoro: Planning SLEEP
0600 Pomodoro: Planning Waking up
0630 Pomodoro: Organization Playing with/training kitten
0700 TV: YouTube
0730 Organization
0800 Organization
0830 Organization
0900 Getting ready
0930 Walk to work
1000 Meeting: All Hands
1030 Meeting: All Hands
1100 Organization
1130 Organization
1200 Podcast: Mad Fientist
1230 Japanese studying Lunch
1300 NAP
1330 Post-nap coffee
1400 Pomodoro: Planning
1430 Pomodoro: Lexicon Export explore
1500 Pomodoro: Lexicon Export explore
1530 Buffer Ping pong
1600 Walk home Ping pong
1630 Buffer Deploying
1700 Shower/stretching Walk home
1730 Music with wife Reading/chatting
1800 Pomodoro: Side-projects Music with wife
1830 Buffer Pomodoro: Side-projects
1900 Hanging out
1930 Hanging out
2000 Hanging out
2030 Winding down
2100 SLEEP
2130 SLEEP
2200 SLEEP
2230 SLEEP
2300 SLEEP
2330 SLEEP

Thinking

Another day of needing to "practice flexibility". I may want to go straight to my office in the morning and plan the day before going downstairs and being distracted by cat.

Later that Day

Today ended up being pretty good! I'm a bit late starting music with wife (waiting for her to get out of shower), but the buffer should handle that. And I'm doing some stretches right now.

Okay, now music time.

Daily Entry: January 14th, 2020

Timeblock

Time (PST) Plan Reality
0000 SLEEP
0030 SLEEP
0100 SLEEP
0130 SLEEP
0200 SLEEP
0230 SLEEP
0300 SLEEP
0330 SLEEP
0400 SLEEP
0430 Waking up SLEEP
0500 Coffee and ... SLEEP
0530 Pomodoro: Planning SLEEP
0600 Pomodoro: Planning TV: YouTube
0630 Pomodoro: Organization Coffee and Scone
0700 TV: YouTube
0730 TV: YouTube
0800 Organization
0830 Organization
0900 UPS Shipping charges why?
0930 UPS Shipping charges why?
1000 Pomodoro: Planning
1030 Pomodoro: Lexicon Export Bug Exploration Pomodoro: Organization
1100 Pomodoro: Lexicon Export Bug Exploration Pomodoro: Organization
1130 Meeting: Classification quick sync Aimless meandering
1200 Lunch
1230 Japanese studying Lunch
1300 NAP
1330 Post-nap coffee
1400 Pomodoro: Lexicon Export Bug Exploration UPS Shipping charges exploration
1430 Pomodoro: Lexicon Export Bug Exploration UPS Shipping charges exploration
1500 Pomodoro: Lexicon Export Bug Exploration Cancel credit-card
1530 Pomodoro: Lexicon Export Bug Exploration Aimless meandering
1600 Buffer Aimless meandering
1630 Buffer Aimless meandering
1700 Pomodoro: Side-projects Walk it off
1730 Pomodoro: Side-projects Walk it off
1800 Music with wife Dinner
1830 Buffer Hanging out
1900 Hanging out
1930 Hanging out
2000 Hanging out
2030 Winding down
2100 SLEEP
2130 SLEEP
2200 SLEEP
2230 SLEEP
2300 SLEEP
2330 SLEEP

Thinking

Another late start today. Was going to start a bit sooner, but then random UPS charges ate up more of my morning. I'm glad I check my charges everyday. YNAB may yet pay for itself again this year (though the amount it saved me last year pays for it for a long, long while, anyways).

Daily Entry: January 13th, 2020

Timeblock

Time (PST) Plan Reality
0000 SLEEP
0030 SLEEP
0100 SLEEP
0130 SLEEP
0200 SLEEP
0230 SLEEP
0300 SLEEP
0330 SLEEP
0400 SLEEP
0430 Waking up SLEEP
0500 Coffee and ... Play with kitten
0530 Pomodoro: Planning Play with kitten
0600 Pomodoro: Planning TV: YouTube
0630 Pomodoro: Organization TV: YouTube
0700 TV: YouTube
0730 TV: YouTube
0800 TV: YouTube
0830 TV: YouTube
0900 Organization
0930 Breakfast
1000 Pomodoro: Data Classification PR
1030 Pomodoro: Data Classification PR
1100 Pomodoro: Data Classification PR
1130 Meeting: EPD Data Management Sync
1200 Lunch
1230 Japanese studying NAP
1300 NAP Post-nap coffee
1330 Post-nap coffee Hanging out
1400 Pomodoro: Planning (Late)
1430 Pomodoro: Data Classification PR
1500 Pomodoro: Data Classification PR
1530 Pomodoro: Data Classification PR Therapist appointment
1600 Buffer Therapist appointment
1630 Buffer Walk to Burger king
1700 Pomodoro: Side-projects Order burger king
1730 Pomodoro: Side-projects Walk home
1800 Music with wife Eating
1830 Buffer Hanging out
1900 Hanging out
1930 Hanging out
2000 Hanging out
2030 Winding down
2100 SLEEP
2130 SLEEP
2200 SLEEP
2230 SLEEP
2300 SLEEP
2330 SLEEP

Thinking

"Practice flexibility". Was really tired this morning and am off to a late start. Not going to do proper planning and will jump into task.

Daily Entry: January 12th, 2020

Missing Days

Was just bad about making a log the last two days. Friday I had trouble focusing (probably related to not doing the planning pomodoro), and yesterday was more-or-less a productive chore day.

Timeblock

Time (PST) Plan Reality
0000 SLEEP
0030 SLEEP
0100 SLEEP
0130 SLEEP
0200 SLEEP
0230 SLEEP
0300 SLEEP
0330 SLEEP
0400 SLEEP
0430 Waking up
0500 Coffee and TV: Bob's Burgers
0530 Pomodoro: Planning TV: YouTube
0600 Pomodoro: Planning
0630 Pomodoro: Side-projects Pomodoro: Organization
0700 Pomodoro: Side-projects Pomodoro: Organization
0730 Pomodoro: Organization Getting ready
0800 Buffer Grocery shopping
0830 Buffer Grocery shopping
0900 Grocery shopping Hanging out
0930 Grocery shopping Hanging out
1000 Buffer Cooking
1030 Buffer Cooking
1100 Cooking NAP
1130 Cooking Cooking
1200 Lunch Cooking
1230 Japanese studying Cooking
1300 NAP Cooking
1330 Post-nap coffee Cooking
1400 Cooking Break
1430 Cooking Break
1500 Cooking Organization
1530 Cooking Organization
1600 Buffer Pomodoro: Side-projects
1630 Buffer Pomodoro: Side-projects
1700 Call with friend
1730 Call with friend
1800 Buffer Hanging out
1830 Buffer Walk
1900 Hanging out
1930 Hanging out
2000 Hanging out
2030 Winding down
2100 SLEEP
2130 SLEEP
2200 SLEEP
2230 SLEEP
2300 SLEEP
2330 SLEEP

Thinking

I've updated my cronometer calorie plan. Change the setting from "lose 2 pounds a week" to "maintain weight". The 1000-calorie daily deficit was so unreachable for current me that I would blow past it and then suddenly be at a 1000-calorie surplus. Yesterday was the first day of "maintain weight" setting, and I managed a 500 calorie deficit.

The new goal is to have the calorie rules at a setting such that I don't have "negative" calories "remaining". Need to transition to a stable relationship with food. 1000-calorie deficits always meant cheating on weekends. Now the goal is no cheating at all, and very slow, gradual weight-loss (if any).

I'm also trying to be better about counting the calories before ingesting the food, as I'd been a bit too backlog happy (which hurts accuracy as I often don't weigh backlogged food).

End of day note: Today didn't go according to plan as far as the time-of-action goes, but overall I managed to do the things I planned to do, so it's close enough. Cooking ended up happening in the morning, and side-project pomodoros happened right before call with friend.

Daily Entry: January 9th, 2020

Timeblock

Time (PST) Plan Reality
0000 SLEEP
0030 SLEEP
0100 SLEEP
0130 SLEEP
0200 SLEEP
0230 SLEEP
0300 SLEEP
0330 SLEEP
0400 SLEEP
0430 Waking up SLEEP
0500 Coffee and ... SLEEP
0530 Pomodoro: Planning SLEEP
0600 Pomodoro: Planning SLEEP
0630 Pomodoro: Organization SLEEP
0700 SLEEP
0730 SLEEP
0800 Getting ready
0830 Debugging computer problems
0900 Walk to work
0930 Start of work routine
1000 Browsing: Internet
1030 Pomodoro: Planning
1100 Pomodoro: Data Classification PR
1130 Pomodoro: Data Classification PR
1200 Lunch
1230 NAP
1300 Post-nap coffee
1330 Meeting: Data Management standup
1400 Buffer 1:1 with Noj
1430 Pomodoro: Organization 1:1 with Noj
1500 Pomodoro: Organization Chatting
1530 Buffer Organization
1600 Walk home Organization
1630 Buffer Organization
1700 Shower/stretching Hanging with Evan
1730 Pomodoro: Side-projects Walk home
1800 Music with wife Winding down
1830 Buffer Winding down
1900 Cooking Winding down
1930 Cooking Winding down
2000 Hanging out
2030 Winding down
2100 SLEEP
2130 SLEEP
2200 SLEEP
2230 SLEEP
2300 SLEEP
2330 SLEEP

Thinking

Going to sleep at the right time, but still sleeping extra. Guessing I'm still fighting something. Very distractable lately, got to work on that.

Remember, no twitter. Twitter is not good.

Though I need to find some sort of alternative means of political information, I think.

Want to get a PR out today at work, I think is the goal. Let's switch to the work document.

Daily Entry: January 8th, 2020

Timeblock

Time (PST) Plan Reality
0000 SLEEP
0030 SLEEP
0100 SLEEP
0130 SLEEP
0200 SLEEP
0230 SLEEP
0300 SLEEP
0330 SLEEP
0400 SLEEP
0430 Waking up
0500 Coffee and ... SLEEP
0530 Pomodoro: Planning SLEEP
0600 Pomodoro: Planning SLEEP
0630 Pomodoro: Organization SLEEP
0700 SLEEP
0730 SLEEP
0800 SLEEP
0830 Meeting prep
0900 Debrief
0930 Getting ready
1000 Walk to work
1030 Start of work routine
1100 Pomodoro: Planning
1130 Meeting: Data Classification Sync
1200 Lunch
1230 Japanese studying
1300 NAP
1330 Post-nap coffee
1400 Pomodoro: Organization Ping pong
1430 Pomodoro: Organization Aimless meandering
1500 Pomodoro: Data Classification Aimless meandering
1530 Pomodoro: Data Classification Pomodoro: Organization
1600 Buffer Grocery shopping
1630 Buffer Walk home
1700 Happy hour with Evan Hanging out
1730 Buffer TV: Steven Universe Future
1800 Walk home Call with friend
1830 Shower/stretching Messing with computer
1900 Call with friend Hanging out
1930 Buffer Hanging out
2000 Hanging out
2030 Winding down
2100 SLEEP
2130 SLEEP
2200 SLEEP
2230 SLEEP
2300 SLEEP
2330 SLEEP

Thinking

Was sick the past few days. Focused on rest. Feeling pretty good today. Will try to be back at my sleep schedule tomorrow. We'll see, though.

I'd like to build momentum along all the lines ASAP.

Let's look at my work document.

Daily Entry: January 4th, 2020

Timeblock

Time (PST) Plan Reality
0000 SLEEP
0030 SLEEP
0100 SLEEP
0130 SLEEP
0200 SLEEP
0230 SLEEP
0300 SLEEP
0330 SLEEP
0400 SLEEP
0430 Waking up SLEEP
0500 Coffee and ... SLEEP
0530 Pomodoro: Planning SLEEP
0600 Pomodoro: Planning SLEEP
0630 Pomodoro: Organization SLEEP
0700 Hanging out
0730 Hanging out
0800 Hanging out
0830 Hanging out
0900 Hanging out
0930 Organizing room
1000 Timeblock
1030 Organization
1100 Organization
1130 Organization
1200 Lunch
1230 Japanese studying
1300 NAP
1330 Post-nap coffee
1400 Grocery shopping
1430 Grocery shopping
1500 Grocery shopping
1530 Buffer Cooking
1600 Pomodoro: Side-projects Cooking
1630 Pomodoro: Side-projects Organization
1700 Buffer Organization
1730 Buffer Organization
1800 Music with wife Organization
1830 Cooking Hanging out
1900 Cooking Hanging out
1930 Hanging out
2000 Hanging out
2030 Winding down
2100 SLEEP
2130 SLEEP
2200 SLEEP
2230 SLEEP
2300 SLEEP
2330 SLEEP

Reflection

Okay, so the last time I had a log was December 21st.

Let's go over what happened as it pops into my brain (aka not in chronological order).

We landed in Chicago to drive from there to Pittsboro (close to Indianapolis). We went to the Chicago Diner (a mostly-vegan restaurant) both on the way out of Chicago and on the way in.

On arrival to aunt's, we unloaded and then went shopping for Christmas cooking plans. We made tamales for Christmas. Went to Quill's coffee at least once. Got Arcane coffee coldbrew at least once.

Played a bit of Spyro remastered. Don't think it's for me. Finished the DLC for Celeste, what a great game. Played a "Five Crowns" game which was basically gin rummy.

Watched a bit of:

  • Witcher (episodes 1-3)
  • Rick and Morty (season 4 episodes 1-5)
  • Star vs the Forces of Evil (season 4 episodes 1-4)

Watched a movie called "Somewhere in Time" with Christopher Reeve. I love time-travel movies so I ruminated on the time-travel rules a little bit.

Learned the birthdays of all the people I visited with. It's in Anki and I've been getting them right whenever they show up. So that's fun.

Managed to keep my weight stable while at my aunt's. I was 206.6 when I left, and I was 206.6 when I came back. This morning I was 206.4. It's time to take losing weight seriously again... soon. Maybe tomorrow, already off to a bad start today, but at least "bad" for me is staying even.

I actually studied Japanese everyday I was on vacation. The only bad day I had was... yesterday, I think, which was a weird not normal day but not vacation day. Also, I have kitten now and that's causing a lot of disruption. But still, I'm caught up on backlog of Japanese that built up from my lack of study during Thanksgiving, and am adding 10 new cards a day now. Which I think I'll stick to, even though it'd be great to finish quicker, I'm okay with adding the last new card sometime in June. There's no need to rush my Japanese.

Though, also, I want to add Spanish soon. Will add Spanish cards and have a Spanish only day with the wife (she's fluent).

...

And I just had a discussion with her about it. We'll try out Saturdays for it.

We may also try context sensitive Spanish only. Like, say, the kitchen and cooking? We'll play with it.

...

Anyways, another thing that went well is that I planned to do a walk everyday while in Indiana, and I successfully went on a walk most days. There was maybe one day I didn't hit the 10K steps goal, I think. Though, Indiana is pretty flat so I did way less hills than in Seattle. But still, it was probably why I managed to keep my weight stable.

Something that went basically the same as during Thanksgiving was stretching. Stretching was something I was good at maintaining at first, but then slowly stopped doing it over time.

Upon getting back from Indiana, the next day my sister gave the wife and I a ride to a shelter and we adopted her ESA kitten, Yoda.

Yoda was responsible for the complete lack of productivity that I planned for up until today. She destroyed my sleep quality the last few days, and I was still playing catch-up this morning.

Sleep in Indiana, however, went really well. Basically, went to sleep at 2400 each night, which was 2100 in Seattle time, so I kept my go-to-sleep schedule. Slept in every day, though, as I was fighting getting sick the whole trip, but in a non-miserable way. Aka, never got explicitly sick, but could feel it trying to worm its way in.

Otherwise, I spent a lot of quality time with my aunt, uncle, cousins, cousin's kids, and cats. Not really anything else worth noting. We made too much food and baked too many treats, but such is the holiday way.

Let's bring our focus back to the present.

Need to organize my email.

Need to go thru my wunderlist.