I went to bed the other night thinking I was a fairly cool guy. Then I fell asleep and had I dream that I had written a blog post (Strike One) in which I made a reference to the number of casualties at the first battle of Bull Run (or maybe it was Antietam). This provoked a series of comments telling me that I was unbelievably ignorant and had gotten my facts wrong, so I went to Wikipedia (Strike Two) to check my information. This series of events was apparently engrossing enough that I overslept and was late for work.
Of course, then I went to Wikipedia and read up on the two Civil War battles in question and am now writing a blog post about the first blog post which only existed in my imagination (Strike Three).