March 27, 2011

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-03-27

Filed under: General — mmrobins @ 4:00 am
  • Geneveve has started playing peekaboo on her own. She hold a blanket up in front of her face, then lowers it and laughs hysterically. #
  • @MatthewWickline quite the exodus. The rentrak vs Powell's thread on the perl list can't help either #
March 20, 2011

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-03-20

Filed under: General — mmrobins @ 4:00 am
  • Geneveve has started banging her head against the headboard in bed to deal with teething pain at night. She smiles while doing it #
March 13, 2011

The Urban Iditarod

Filed under: General — mmrobins @ 8:27 pm

It was a good weekend to get dressed up in funny costumes and drunkenly pull a shopping cart around Portland. That’s what I did this weekend anyway by participating in the Portland Urban Iditarod. Some friends of mine did most of the work of getting the shopping cart and planning costumes.

We were greek gods. I wore my lion costume top which gave me big muscles to go with my gold, Playboy brand sheet. Our shopping cart wasn’t even close to as ornate as other people’s, but it was a nice, fluffy white cloud that we randomly attached a teradactyl and tinkerbell to. At the last minute I went to the dollar store and got some swords that made bubbles, which was probably most others’ favorite part of our getup.

The creativity of some of the other participants was amazing! The tea party cart had clever signs, the my little ponies were awfully cute, I saw the Oregon trail cart tip over a few times and reminded me of my attempts to ford the river in the game, there were way to many Mario brothers carts, there were a few carts with fire including devils and oil rigs, the WWF cart put on one hell of a show at the stops… The list really goes on and on for impressive weirdness.

At each of the stops was a chance to socialize with the other participants and, of course, drink. It was especially odd and fun to be at a dance club around noon with sunlight streaming in on a tables full of german barmaids, 1800′s settlers, ninja turtles, superheros and Kill Bill characters dancing on tables to techno and pop.

Kim met me at the end of the race to see the costumes. I guess it’s not much of a race. It’s definitely something that I can’t imagine in most US cities, but it’s great to see Portland staying weird.

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-03-13

Filed under: General — mmrobins @ 4:00 am
  • Geneveve's first fever, probably tooth related. Thank goodness for 24 hour pharmacies and ibuprofen. She's back to sleep #
  • Not even 7 months and Geneveve is pulling herself to standing. Pillows in the bed don't work as a barrier anymore. #
  • I just saw Batman pee on himself #
  • Mario just lost his mustache riding a pornstar #
  • I just put bacon up for crowd surfing #
March 11, 2011

How am I Sleeping?

Filed under: General — mmrobins @ 9:14 pm

I’ve been playing with the Zeo sleep device. I’ve always been fascinated with brain wave monitoring, so when I saw the price had come down so far I finally got one of these. Looks like I’m about average for my age, which I think is pretty darned good considering Geneveve sleeps in bed with us.

Measurement This Week
Last Week
Men 30–39
Avg Min Max Avg Min Max Avg Low High
ZQ 75 61 82 81 64 90 77 65 89
Total Sleep 6h 50m 5h 25m 7h 33m 7h 7m 5h 34m 8h 1m 6h 54m 5h 59m 7h 48m
Light Sleep 3h 25m 2h 48m 3h 58m 3h 37m 2h 28m 4h 27m 3h 51m 3h 9m 4h 32m
Deep Sleep 0h 57m 0h 40m 1h 12m 1h 4m 0h 58m 1h 11m 0h 59m 0h 18m 1h 41m
REM Sleep 2h 29m 1h 18m 2h 58m 2h 26m 2h 5m 2h 49m 2h 3m 1h 29m 2h 37m
Wake Time 0h 53m 0h 8m 2h 16m 0h 24m 0h 3m 1h 9m 0h 17m 0h 0m 0h 37m
Times Woken 4 1 5 4 2 7 3 1 5
Bed Time 11:34 PM 10:26 PM 1:10 AM 11:29 PM 9:59 PM 2:10 AM 12:00 AM 10:40 PM 1:20 AM
Rise Time 8:07 AM 6:50 AM 9:45 AM 7:37 AM 7:05 AM 8:30 AM 7:30 AM 6:08 AM 8:52 AM
Time to Z 0h 41m 0h 19m 1h 19m 0h 28m 0h 9m 0h 52m 0h 16m 0h 0m 0h 58m

It’s a bit annoying that you have to manually upload your data from the alarm clock device to a website to get decent graphs, but the sleep data visualizations are pretty good.

From Sleep Graphs