Days 11-15: Being a Tourist in My Own Life

February 12, 2019

Note: I’m chronicling my experiment to get up at 5(ish) every weekday until the end of February. Today is a snow day. No school. They called it last night. No one getting up at 6 or 6:10 or 6:20. But I got up at 5:10 anyway. Actually, it’s more accurate to say that I became…

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Day 10: Changing the Past

February 11, 2019

Note: I’m running an experiment to get up at 5-ish every weekday during February. I started this post last Thursday, on February 7, but I didn’t have a chance to finish it until today, February 11. I’m here. I’ve let you know that. Is that all I have to do? Can I go back to bed now? Smell ya…

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Day 9: Fail

February 6, 2019

Note: I am documenting my plan to get up at 5(ish) every weekday during February. Yesterday was an office day for me. After the 90-minute drive home, I trudged in the door and did a shot. As I did, I thought to myself what my dad always used to say: “It’s 5 o’clock somewhere.” Actually,…

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An open laptop on top of a beautifully styled raw wood desk, with hands holding a coffee cup near it, and the word DREAM spelled out in weird wood block cutouts on the table. Why are they there? Who was wooden cutout letters on their work desk? In any case, I enjoy the bullshit nature of this tableau.

Days 7-8

February 5, 2019

Readers: I’m currently documenting my experiment to get up every weekday at 5-ish until the end of February. I’m here. I’m up. I was also here yesterday—Monday, the day after staying up a bit late after the Snoozer Bowl. I had a blog post started but it was really random stuff and I never quite…

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Day 4 of My Wakeup-Early Experiment, or Helping the Magic Along

February 1, 2019

Note to readers: In case you haven’t read the last few posts, I’m running an experiment in which I get up at 5(ish) every weekday until the end of February. I’m here. I was exhausted all day yesterday and dragging ass until around 3:30 when I finally just gave in and and took a 30-minute…

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My New Experiment: Days 2-3, or The Zen of Weight Watchers

January 31, 2019

So I didn’t get up at 5 yesterday. I know, I said “no excuses.” But I had to prioritize sleep. You’ll see why. My son has been mangled by asthma complications for more than a week. Two trips to the asthma specialist within five days … so many medications … and a cough that will…

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