From Minor League Baseball to… Minor League Hockey: Part 3

If working in sports has taught me only one thing about routines, it’s that you can throw the previous ones you’ve had out the window. (It’s a good thing I’m not my all-time favorite player, Nomar Garciaparra.)

During the season, Minor League sports require a time commitment similar to stockbrokers. I’m not saying it’s as hard or pressure-packed as working on Wall Street, but that doesn’t mean it can’t still be very draining.

Ironically enough, I wasn’t very drained last night. (Maybe that’s because I woke up at 11 am yesterday from being too tired the day before.) I couldn’t fall asleep until after 2 am, and I don’t think it’s because the College Football Gods wanted me to see Boise State lose. Although my exact actions from last night won’t form a new routine, I’ve noticed a pattern myself in how I function after P-Bruins games: I do all sorts of random crap that I enjoy instead of sleeping.

When I was leaving the Dunk after the Providence-Worcester match-up, I was dead tired. I didn’t sleep during my drive home, but I was wide awake by the time I got back to Winchester.

By now, you’re probably saying, “Nick, I couldn’t care less about your sleeping habits. Please don’t let this carry into your tweets with stuff like, ‘@perezhilton: I just had waffles 4 breakfast. Best yum-yums ever!!!'” Don’t worry. I won’t resort to that, and I promise I have a point.

I got home from the game and wanted something to do, so still being in the work-all-day mode from baseball season (which I may never get out of), I did some Facebook posting and tweeting on the Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year accounts. About an hour later, I was onto reading some social media and tech news on Mashable & Tech Crunch, then it was time for the actually fun stuff: finance.

What??? So math isn’t really my thing, but I’ve been using an online course library called Nixty lately for some practical reading and learning. I want to learn more about the economy and money in general, so I watched a few videos that a teacher on the site had posted.

By the time I was fed up with learning about compound interest, it was time to catch the last overtime drive of the Boise State-Nevada game on ESPN3. If I had any idea how good a game it was, I would have forgotten about learning, especially since it was 1 am at that time.

If this rant really is supposed to have a purpose, it’s that I’ve had plenty of late nights spent thinking and doing things that might help me in life, even if they’re less important than sleeping. Sleeping is for the days you can afford to wake up late. Oh yeah. And that the internet is awesome, but is half the reason I swear I have insomnia.

Do you have any weird habits, especially ones that involve staying up late? Share them if you’d like (so I don’t feel like the only moron here).

Did you miss the other parts of “From Minor League Baseball to… Minor League Hockey?” Read them here:

Part 1

Part 2

Part 4

Part 5

Part 6

Part 7

Part 8

Part 9

Part 10

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