Yawn! (Reprise)

Over six years ago, I made a blog post entitled “Yawn!”. I had mused about how I tended to be yawny on Sunday nights, especially at my parents’ place, and put some of the blame on the cold temperatures in their house.

Well, this morning, I was quite yawny despite getting more than enough sleep for a weeknight (I think it was about 8.5 hours!)

I know that yesterday I was yawning a bit after returning from Levi’s wedding weekend, but part of that was likely the doldrums of leaving family, compounded with the dreary skies that enveloped Eau Claire that day.

But given that I got sufficient sleep (or perhaps more than sufficient sleep) over the weekend, the yawning this morning seemed unexplained.

And now it’s 16:47 and I’m yawning. Perhaps I shouldn’t have written this post due to the self-fulfilling prophecy! :p



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Lincoln: 16 days

Arizona: 37 days

Florida: 49 days

[O.C.T.O.B.E.R. VIII-31] Thrifty Nickel

During most years, I have dressed up in some unusual way for Halloween, even after the “Trick or Treat” years passed me by. In 2013, for example, I became the “Runge Kutter” by showing scissors cutting ladder rungs on one side, and the code for the 4th-order Runge Kutta method on the other side.

I have used the T-tunic and referee outfits several times.

But today, the idea was “Thrifty Nickel.”

The shirt is more of a frock that I found at the synagogue’s thrift sale, where I got it in a fit of silliness. And what better day to wear it than Halloween? The answer is Purim.

But the pants were not from a thrift sale… but were at more than a 75% mark-down at Sam’s Club versus the list price.


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Levi & Sasha: 9 days

Florida: 60 days

[O.C.T.O.B.E.R. VIII-30] Walk on left

The direction of preference in the USA always seems to be the right.

Is it because of the word itself? I mean, consider the following:

  • Vehicles drive on the right side of the road in most cases.
  • I feel like people take “right” to have a more positive connotation than “left” (the words themselves. I refuse to put values on the political spectrum in this post).
  • The home team is often listed on the right when a game is called by the names of the opponents.
  • Walk Right, Stand Left on some moving walkways.

Oh, about walk on left! For some reason, when I walk my bike, I always walk with my bike on the right, i.e. I am on the left. But last night, I walked with my bike on my left, and it felt really weird.

Is that a result of me being right-handed? Or just a commonality with the body’s preference for orientation with respect to a walked bike?


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Levi & Sasha: 11 days

Florida: 62 days

[O.C.T.O.B.E.R. VIII-28] #TBT: May 1, 2011

OK, so I realize that #TBT is for Throwback Thursday, but it could just as easily be Throwback Tuesday. Not QUITE the same alliteration, but close enough!

Given the post from yesterday, I figure that I might as well give my #TBT post about one of the days of that weekend. Alas, there is no photo record… Continue reading

[O.C.T.O.B.E.R. VIII-28] For what? No, for whom!

Several years ago, I wrote about “whom you are with” as I was reflecting on some weekends of loneliness in Menomonie. Evidently I’m also going to post something about May 1, 2011… maybe I’ll do that tomorrow!

Yeah, that sounds like a good idea.

But what about today?

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