Sleep Is My Enemy

Most people complain that they do not get enough sleep. I’m complaining that I get too much. As I finally settled down at 9:30pm to read about iPhone development I quickly became so tired that I couldn’t make it past 10:00pm. Dangen!

Also included in last night’s sleep was a bizarre dream including a conversation containing a nattily-attired man and woman; I only wish I could remember the gist of the conversation.

My Plans Were Almost Upended
Yesterday I declared that “all” I was going to do was leave work, make a stop for gas and food, and head straight home. During the day I received an email from a friend who was in town for one day and having a happy-hour meetup at Brewhouse in Little Five Points.

I considered going to the happy-hour meetup, I really did. That consideration ended when I didn’t leave the office until about 6:00pm, still needing to make my two stops. With traffic moving at a snail’s pace I nixed the idea of getting food, stopping for gas out of necessity, and then heading home where I whipped up a grilled cheese sandwich, turned the Braves game on the radio, and did some computer maintenance. How exciting!

btw – Unleash your inner four-year old by making yourself a grilled cheese sandwich sometime soon. You’ve probably forgotten how much you love them.

fwiw – I’m taking another shot at a “night at home” tonight.

ITP Flickr Pic
Nashville has become a “hockey town.”
Nashville Is Now Hockey Town
This statue in Riverside park has been updated to include a semi-permanent visor and hockey stick.

I Think I’m Breaking Away From Twitter Social Media
A while ago I stopped updating and checking Facebook.

Last week I started ignoring Twitter because I realize that it was taking up too much of my time, had become a platform for people to brag about things they are doing (or more like will be doing), had become a platform on which I whined constantly (and that’s the purpose of this blog!), and will soon be another platform which will be inundated with advertisement.

So far, so good. We’ll see how long I go.

What Would You Like To See In An Electronic Photography Book?
If I ever get my iPhone/iPad chops in order I’m considering making an application which shows photos — think “coffee table book using a different delivery method.” I realize that many people have no interest in purchasing photography books, but there is a niche market that I’d like to try and satisfy.

If you find yourself in that niche, what features would thrill you to the point of buying an eBook of photography?

Stats & Goals
Daily
Current Mood – okay I guess
Current Music – listening to the “Net@Night” podcast
Website Of The DaySalt & Fat, what could be a better combination? Actually, it is a really interesting food/cooking blog.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Morning Weigh-In – checking again starting May 1
Pages Of 1001 Paintings You Must See Before You Die Read – 52

Monthly
Foot Mileage – 0 miles, Wheel Mileage – 0 miles
Pushups – 0, Situps – 0
Consecutive Days Of Bed-Making (Longest Streak) – 3 (11*)
Vegetarian Days – 0, Carnivorous Days – 21
Marta Rides – 0

April Goals
– Not to get sick for the entire month
– Not get fired from my job
– Ride my bicycle no fewer than 100 miles
– Get the Sharpened Stone, LLC moving…

2010 Goals
– Reduce my weight to 185 pounds (starting weight was 198 pounds)
– Completely read the book 1001 Paintings You Must See Before You Die
РEarn at least $150 through photography sales in order to cover the cost for the renewal of the Jalape̱o Beach SmugMug account.
– Save $500 for the sole purpose of donating to charitable organizations of my choice
– Attend at least one professional photography workshop
– Enter no fewer than three photographic competitions / gallery showings
– Get the Black Sheep stats out of Excel and online
– Ride in no fewer than two 50 mile or 50K bike rides
– Complete my Taco Mac Passport requirement of 125 beers

The Unmeasurable
– Continue backing up all data, including the off-site storage
– Become a proficient programmer in PHP and CSS
– Do not create a solution for something which is not a problem

Cheers,
Paulie [eatl/ga]

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10 Responses to Sleep Is My Enemy

  1. wdpowers says:

    Paulie, Still looking for that window!

  2. Thanks for the update, Willy.

    Hey ladies — Little Willy does windows. 😉

  3. Martha says:

    I stayed home last night as well. I made a quick stop at Kroger for some salad fixings and went straight home, even skipped yoga. I was in bed by 9:00 and didn’t hear the phone ring when Jerry called at 9:04? I’ve been more tired than usual this week for some reason.

    I love grilled cheese…the only problem is to make it, you need to buy an entire loaf of bread and a package of cheese slices…then I have this stuff in my house for the next 6 months. At least the dogs get some nice cheese treats. I’ve ordered them at George’s a couple of times but they just aren’t right.

  4. Barb says:

    Traffic wasn’t that bad for me last night, I actually left Marietta at 5pm & got to Dunwoody in 20 minutes. Met some friends at a wine bar called D’Vine, (cute little place, and they sell the wine to take home, or you can drink it there, and shockingly, I bought 2 bottles to take home). I thought it would be an early evening, but ended up going back to the friend’s house that was nearby, didn’t get home until after 10pm.

    Here’s my question about your sleepiness, what time do you get up most mornings? Going to sleep at 10pm isn’t that crazy if you are getting up at before 6am. I know most people don’t get 8 hours of sleep, but I function much better with 8 hours.

  5. Now that the weather has warmed some I’m getting out of bed around 5:30am. When it was colder the alarm would go off and I’d dismiss it and fall asleep under the warm covers.

    My family has a history of not sleeping much. I used to be able to get by nicely on five hours, but now I can’t seem to do so.

  6. Steve says:

    Who is the statue? The visor and hockey stick look quite natural, so I’m guessing Gordy Howe 🙂 Why he would have a Nashville connection, I don’t know…

    -FP

  7. Martha says:

    Oh, don’t forget tomato soup, can’t have grilled cheese without it, it just wouldn’t be right.

    I really need my 7 to 8 hours sleep each night, though it seems like I rarely get it. Jerry has a friend from out of town visiting tonight, so I get two nights in a row of the bed to myself (if you don’t count Nibbles and Logan). I’m looking forward to it!

  8. Barb says:

    oh Martha – how could you let cheese slices stay in your house for six months? they are great snacks 😉

  9. RanLiCoop says:

    You’d be surprised how many grilled cheese sandwiches you eat when you have a picky eater for a child…

  10. Martha says:

    Thankfully, neither of my kids (Nibbles and Jerry) are picky eaters.

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