7/3/07 - Today is a good day for an update

I'll start with the moving process. I went to rent a storage unit for my equipment, only to find out that my trailer is to big to fit in a 10x20 locker. The trailer is about 8'6" and the door is only about 8'. This means I'm probably going to have to buy an enclosed trailer which does not make me very happy. Also, I'm still trying to find a place in North Little Rock as a storage place and I'm having trouble deciding how large of a space to get. The guy I spoke with yesterday said a 10x15 would hold 3.5 rooms of stuff, but after seeing the 10x20 today, I don't see how our stuff will fit in that, much less one 5 feet smaller. I'm going to make one more call today and see what they say, but I'm probably going to try to get the bigger one, because a little extra space never hurt anyone.

So last week, I had almost convinced myself to become a vegetarian on a trial basis to see how it effected me. I didn't make it through the night. I think I had a turkey sandwich for dinner. When I mentioned it to Cristi, she told me it wasn't a good idea because of the lack of protein you get and I agree with her. Therefore, I don't think I'll ever be a vegetarian.

I had also talked myself into trying to get into a polyphasic sleep schedule. I would link you to some articles, but I just don't feel like it now. Steve Pavlina (I think that's right) did an experiment and blogged about it for quite a while and it sounded awesome. Basically, instead of sleeping for 6-10 hours (depending on who you are) every night, you sleep for about 30 minutes every 4 hours. That means that during 24 hour period, you are actually only sleeping for about 3 hours. It has something to do with your body moving into REM sleep much more rapid and therefore not requiring as much total sleep. But having an extra four hours every day would be pretty cool. I know I'm always complaining that there is not enogh time in the day and this sounded awesome. The downside is that your schedule has to be pretty strict in that every 3-6 hours you HAVE to take a 30 minute nap. The guy said that if he went for more than 6 hours, he was non-functional. Another downside is that for the first week, while your body is adapting, you feel like a zombie. With my job(s), a zombie state of mind just doesn't work. Programming requires lots of thinking and cutting grass...well, you don't want to fall asleep and run over small children with fast moving, razor sharp blades. At some point in the future, I will probably try this out, but for now, I'll stick with the 7-8 hours of sleep I get each night.


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