Mi veturas al la kunveno de la Esperanta grupo per buso, kaj hodiaŭ mi povas vidi plenan lunon. Ĝi supreniras malantaŭ la buso haltejo.
Dum mi atendas la aliajn membrojn de la grupo, mi trinkas bieron “U of IPA.”
Do, ekde la komenco de la grupa kunveno, estas plene malhela. Sed mi havas bieron. Do ĉio estas en ordo.
Already well past sunset, as I head to Esperanto, but not yet full dark.
Mi trinkas bieron “Cloud Inversion” dum mi atendas la aliajn membrojn de mia Esperanta grupo.
Yesterday was Jackie’s birthday, and she and Ashley came to my Esperanto meeting. Jackie and I had beers (the Hazy U of IPA), but poor Ashley had to make due with water. (And some of Tony’s potato chips.) #dogsofmastodon
T-ĉemizo sur griz-barbita fortulo: “Stranga esti sama aĝo kiel maljunuloj.”
One of the first things my Oura ring helped me figure out when I got it 4 years ago, was that if I eat a meal in the 4 hours before bedtime it interferes with my sleep. The effect was dramatic enough that Jackie and I switched to eating just two meals a day: breakfast an hour or two after we get up, and then our main meal of the day around 2:00 PM. Since that change, I’ve slept much better.
Sometimes though… life intervenes. Yesterday was one of those days. My local Esperanto group had its annual Zamenfest, and I brought pizza and cookies to the meeting, and ate a lot of both. (In fact, I not only ate several of the ginger sparkles I bought, I also ate some green star-shaped sugar cookies and some peanut butter cookies brought by other members of the group. It was a real cookie fest, as well as a Zamenfest.)
Unsurprisingly, I saw a repeat of the various issues that showed up 4 years ago, as can be seeing from looking at my Readiness metrics from my Oura ring:
The “Recovery index” basically means that my heart rate remained elevated until shortly before I woke up. That’s on top of the fact that it only got down to 53, which is rather high for me. My body temperature was 1.1℉ above baseline, which is probably just that my body was very active digesting food, rather than being a fever due to an infection or something.
A single day of this is no problem. Today I’ll eat on my usual schedule, and I expect I’ll sleep very well tonight. But I thought it was an interesting example of the sort of thing that the Oura ring is good at alerting the user to.
I didn’t get a picture of yesterday’s cookies, but here’s some from a prior year’s batch:
Alia esperantisto jam alvenis, sed dum li mendas bieron, mi povas afiŝi foton de la mia.
Mi trinkis bieron Wookie Snacks Black Rye IPA dum mi atendis la esperantistoj.