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What can you do?

Got a commitment tomorrow you cant afford to miss? People counting on you to come through?

Get some sleep!!

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Not much more to say on that subject.

Maybe have a drink, but not too many. More than 1 or 2 and sleep quality really suffers. If you want to be fully-functional for whatever you are doing tomorrow don’t try to sleep on a bender. It sucks to show up to a presentation that you’ve been preparing for for weeks with puffy bloodshot eyes. Not a good impression.

Watch a little TV to chill out. No news. That’ll stress you out more and ruin your sleep too.

Eat something.There’s no point in sleeping hungry. On the flip-side, take it easy on the late-night beans and boiled cabbage if you’re running an early morning 5K, just to be safe.

Ultimately, if you have a routine, assuming it involves a decent amount of sleep (unlike mine), keep with it. Screwing with your routine tonight will add stress to tomorrow.

I have to get up early (for me) tomorrow. Green tea and a little UFC tonight to relax. May sound like an odd combination, but it works for me. In a few minutes I’ll attempt to follow my own advice.

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Wish You Were Here

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We’re just two lost souls swimming in a fish bowl, year after year… – Pink Floyd

I just spent a few days diving in Key Largo. I was a late addition to the group. When I was asked if I would possibly want to go…ABSOLUTELY! It took about 10 minutes after I came home to realize I didn’t miss listening to the boys play Guitar Hero. I woke up this morning and I DID miss the Keys. There’s something about waking up able to walk 100 feet and fall in the ocean. It’s a kind of withdrawal I go through.

Why do I volunteer to chaperone long field trips, sometimes for kids that I know, but aren’t mine? Why did a motorcycle ride from Orlando to Seattle and back sound like a good idea? Why spend 2 weeks wandering around Central America for no better reason than “Why not?” What’s the alternative? Stay home. Go to work. Grow old with no stories to tell. A wise man told me on one of my excursions…

You can sit around and let your arteries harden, or you can go DO something.

…Like swim with sharks.

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So go do something, if for no better reason than you’ll have better stories to tell your grand-kids.

Rock on.

Pardon the Introduction

What am I doing here?

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I realized that I haven’t done an intro post for this blog. I have an about page, but not the official “First post” that I’ve been told every blog should have. So…Hi!

Everyone eventually has to think about why we’re here. No, not Why We’re Here, but why we’re blogging. My journey started a few months ago. I was prompted to start a blog on a new service line at work. You can check that one out here. I also started a personal blog at the same time (that would be this one) essentially to practice. I’ve found that I gravitate to this one more often than my more technical one. Not sure if that is good or not. (more…)