This Ephemeral Year

inaugural 2010 edition

Do you remember what happened yesterday?

Two days ago?
Last week?
Last month?

In the 21st century, days drift away — lost in time; momentous but not memorable. New technology and navel-gazing social media help us catalog more of our lives than ever before, but our senses are flooded with everything, all at once.

Finding meaningful things in the static is challenging even for the most disciplined.

In 2010, I decided to stop forgetting. I recorded simple little things, (almost) every day.


Averages

0 is bad. 10 is good.


Activity

Produced

Consumed

Feelings

Daily moods. Drag a time period to zoom.

Frequently Noted

cleaning

6

cranky

6

fun

6

house

6

sleep

6

birthday

7

party

8

car

9

family

9

new

9

morning

9

night

10

work

14

meetings

16

baby

16

day

40


Highs and Lows

Best Days

  • Mar 20Cleveland (8)
  • Mar 21Zoo, Cemetary (8)
  • Apr 10Spring day (8)
  • Apr 26Sleep Fix (8)
  • May 8Baby Sleep Experiment (8)
  • May 24Launch Day! (8)
  • Jun 18Doddontos (8)
  • Jun 19Ow, my Ph! (9)
  • Jun 24Broken Car, Baby Calls and Softball (8)
  • Jul 17Melted Heart Dad Day (10)
  • Jul 18More ana! Three-person Euchre. (8)
  • Aug 15CU day two. Courier. Drums. Swinging. (8)
  • Sep 2Unabashed kid awesomeness (8)
  • Nov 12Superfun baby day. MacDos, Meijer, kitties. (8)
  • Dec 10Early day, new discoveries, elation. (8)
  • Dec 24Kopchokotastic Christmas Eve. Hugs, feels snowy. (8)

Worst Days

  • Apr 24Cranky Bastard (2)
  • May 1Worst Night Ever (2)
  • May 11Insane sump fiasco, cranked (2)
  • Jun 13Bad Birthday (2)
  • Aug 29Cranky fighting. Luigi. Mazda. Flat tire. (1)
  • Sep 26Road trip home. Ill. Won a bouncy ball. (1)
  • Sep 27Sick. *Quil. Work. Bleh. (0)
  • Sep 28Marginally alive. Medicated. (2)
  • Oct 5Lost day. (2)
  • Oct 24Madeline day. Garden store. Kitties. Good friends. (2)
  • Nov 9Rode a bike. Meeting. Quigley's, work pileup. (2)
  • Nov 16Ill. Drupal implementation. Lonely night. (2)
  • Nov 17Sicktastic. Presentation day. Medified. (2)
  • Nov 18Home sick. New doctor. (2)
  • Dec 13Disagreements. No sick day. Ordering stuff. (2)

Most Sleep

  • Apr 10Spring day (9)
  • Apr 11Playday (8)
  • Apr 26Sleep Fix (8)
  • Jun 6Kites and Infected Ears (8)
  • Jun 22Bad News; Got Sleep (8)
  • Jul 17Melted Heart Dad Day (8)
  • Aug 28Battles. Toilet. Loaner car. (8)
  • Oct 1Downtown breakfast, books, Papa and Babs. (8)
  • Oct 2Sleep in, chores day, Clarks dinner. (10)
  • Oct 3Family day, mariachi, Hi Betty. (8)

Least Sleep

  • Mar 22West Side Market (1)
  • Apr 13Tough Night (1)
  • Apr 14Rockadoodle Kisses (1)
  • Apr 28Sleep Deprived (1)
  • May 1Worst Night Ever (1)
  • May 11Insane sump fiasco, cranked (1)
  • Jun 12June Saturday Sauna (1)
  • Sep 30Work. A lot of work. (0)
  • Dec 12No sleep. Feels snowy! (1)