3 strikes, 2 little sleep, 1 ancient aliens meme

Whatever. It’s Friday.

3 strikes

The lowest price isn’t necessarily the best deal. Except when it’s a small, local company, they’re 20% cheaper, AND offer a lifetime warranty (versus the competition’s 1-year offer). EXCEPT when it takes three separate trips out because they had the wrong part the first trip, they were missing required supplies the second, and did a sloppy job the third.

2 little sleep

Waking up at 5AM. I made it 11 days in a row. By choice.

But I read an article suggesting showing up to work on less than five hours’ sleep was no different from showing up drunk, so when my alarm went off at this morning, less than five hours after I went to bed, I decided to sleep in until 6AM. It helped.

1 ancient aliens meme

Jeremy and Phil have been helping me test #nlgs18 this week. Jeremy’s finally in, but Phil still isn’t.

Which I don’t understand, considering I set them both up the same. Or did I?

Confirming players can get in is pretty important, so this will be figured out quickly.

Jeremy suspects it was aliens. He’s not saying it’s aliens (but it’s probably aliens.)

#nlgs18: Getting up at 5AM *every* day.

A look back at small success.

A couple months back, I realized I’m a morning person.

Just kidding. Morning has its charms, for sure, but there is little pleasantry in being awake when your body would rather not be. Ideally, we could all just go to bed and wake up when we felt like it.

I realized it makes more sense for me to get up early to work on GBXM than to workout. It’s easy to get online. It’s not easy to get up and do something you don’t want to do.

And if GBXM takes off, I’ll be able to plan exercise wherever it works for me. Not having to commute, alone, would put nearly two hours back in my day. And it would truly be MY day for once.

In any case, the urgency of getting #nlgs18 launched on schedule has proven beneficial.

Monday and Tuesday were rough. P work up with bad dreams or such just before five both days.

Wednesday was the first day my alarm woke me. It also wakes V. Who is fine with it when I actually get up.

Thursday, Friday, and Saturday? I just woke up between 4:50 and 4:58AM, dismissed the alarm, and got to work.

Sunday too. So I went an entire week getting up at 5AM—even on the weekend, when I could have slept in. I run out of steam a lot earlier in the evening than I did last week, and I’ve been staying up later (often to 11PM) recording podcasts, but I’m easily getting an extra day out of the week just for GBXM stuff—a full eight hours of effort.


  • email signup form: done (enough)
  • landing page: done (enough)
  • announce & get some players: done (enough)

Small success. Now to turn it into a big one. It’s time to purchase a Learning Management System, connect it to my forum, and start building activities. (And, put on my Marketer hat to get the word out.)

There’s a simple signup form and no-bs explanation of #nlgs18 here, by the way: