Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Sleep schedules

"My circadian rhythms are set for late nights," writes mysillyvalley.

After years of experimentation, I have figured out that I'm most productive between 4 AM and noon. Because I have few interruptions before 6, the hours between 4 and 6 AM are super productive for me, if I'm awake. When I was in college, I used to try to get access to those hours "the hard way," by staying up late. Now that I'm a grown up person and somebody's Dad, I get up early in the morning. These days, it's not unusual for me to wake up around 4 and stay up.

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Babies know they're kids

This probably comes as no surprise to most parents but it's news to me. I'm discovering that John Haley (our four-month old) knows he's a child. The other day when we were in the doctor's office, he kept looking over at a two year old, obviously aware that he had something in common with the other small person. Also, I've noticed that he likes children's music! I didn't think he really cared about music one way or the other but it turns out he really enjoys the one album of kids' standards that we have.

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Clear air

The air was remarkably clear yesterday morning as I was bicycling to work. Although I would have loved to have documented it somehow, I don't know how to take good pictures in midday lighting. Even if I did, would the clarity show up in a photograph?

I should put "learn to take good pictures" in my 43things!