Daily Survey #1

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Goal: Blog more.

Strategy: Daily survey.

Begin.

Coffees consumed: 2

Gluten-filled items consumed: 0

Dumbest thing I did today: Got in the shower with my glasses on.

Interesting thing I found on the internet (via recommendation from a reliable source): Managing Nerds.

Interesting thing I found not on the internet (via September 7, 2015 issue of The New Yorker in doctor’s waiting room):

tick-talk

Scariest thing I did today: Flu shot (I hate needles).

Something I learned today: Apparently, you can not add Salesforce business processes to change sets via the normal “Add” button. You have to click “View/Add Dependencies” and find/add them from that page.

Did anyone ask when I was going to have kids, get married or move in w/boyfriend today? Yes.

Assembly of the day:

salesforce-assembly

Something I accomplished: Read almost an entire book when I got home from work.

Song of the day: I Thought The Future Would Be Cooler, YACHT

That is all.

How I’m Going to Save Time Doing Laundry for the Rest of My Life

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lost socks

I bought 15 pairs of these, nine pairs of these, and six pairs of these (in black), and I’m never ever wasting a moment of my life matching up socks again.

Inevitably, my supply of socks will run low again at some point, and when that happens, I plan to replace all of them at once. And that just means I’m going to save money on all the socks I don’t buy when I run into Target “really quick” for cat litter or gluten-free macaroni and cheese.

Want to steal my idea? Here are some decent options for similar no-show, athletic, and boot socks:

If not, you probably need this.

There would be nothing more obvious, more tangible, than the present moment. And yet it eludes us completely. All the sadness in life lies in that fact.

Milan Kundera (quoted by Jess Walter in Beautiful Ruins)

Resolution Update

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I’m backdating this because it’s two weeks late, but maybe I’ll look at it later and just think I wrote it on the right day. Except for the fact that I’m admitting to backdating it. But I don’t care. 🙂

Six months down, six to go.

Work & Professional Development
PMP Certification – PMP application submitted, January 23. Approved, January 29. (Now I just have to take the test.)
ITIL Certification
Force.com Developer Certification
Security+ Certification
Have everyone on my team get a Salesforce certification
Attend Dreamforce
Find a better system to manage projects – TaskRay installed in Salesforce org, April 2.
Have someone in my company create a real quote for actual products in our Salesforce org and send it to a customer (as in, launch “Phase 2” of our Salesforce project)
Present something at a conference
Start a Salesforce user group (either locally or one for my company’s suppliers) – Started a group on the Salesforce website, February 28.
Apply to grad school

Improve Social Life
Host a dinner party
Host a brunch – Hosted a brunch at my house, July 4. Hosted a brunch at John’s house, July 5.
Host a poker night
Host a wine tasting
Host at least three visitors in my guest room – Stephen in town, March 21-26 and April 3. Kerri and Leah, May 23-26. Parents in town, July 10-12.
Host a crab party
Make some actual NYE plans
Go to more events and less bars
Watch less TV
Invite people out that I don’t normally spend time with
Make more friends who are girls
Play poker in real life with human beings (as opposed to on my phone with other people’s avatars) – Joined a poker league, February 6! Now I can play poker with real human beings once every three weeks. 🙂

For My Well-Being
Complete this 30-day yoga challenge
Mentor a child through The Up Center
Volunteer for something
Feel confident about my appearance in a swimsuit by February 10 – Pretty much accomplished. I bought a bunch of one-pieces and tankinis, and I ended up wearing my bikinis anyway. Then I got so sick, I lost like six pounds, so that counts, right?
Have a vegetarian week
Run in a race
Try a juice diet
Post a series of gluten-free recipes
Get contacts or prescription sunglasses
Figure out why my eyes are so red and puffy and sensitive all the time/fix it
Ride my bike at sunrise as many times as possible when it’s warm enough
Cut my hair or stop using it as an excuse not to exercise (as in, “It takes so long to blow dry…”)
Write a really nice post about Mele when I’m ready

Travel
Visit Aunt Kim & Uncle Franky in Pennsylvania
Spend a whole week in New Jersey
Visit Nicole in Texas
Visit my brother in Jacksonville and take a road trip down the coast of Florida to Key West
Taste wine at some vineyards
See Mayan ruins – Saw the Tulum Ruins, February 15.
Put feet in Mediterranean Sea – Put feet in Mediterranean Sea, April 14.
Take photos of a lighthouse
Shop at the Lilly Pulitzer Warehouse Sale
Go back to Hawaii
Go back to Las Vegas
Go on at least three cool weekend trips – Took a weekend trip to NJ, May 8-10. (Is that cool?)

New Things to Do
Take pictures of pelicans with my telephoto lens
Learn how to use new sewing machine
Sew myself a dress
Learn to play the ukulele (at least one song)
Shoot a gun
Roast my own coffee
Create a book of my Instagram photos and send it to my grandparents
Find a creative way to keep area around coffee grinder clean
Paint something cool with watercolors
Make some kind of homemade liqueur (maybe this one?)
Take a dance class

Stuff I’ve Been Putting Off
Go through pictures from Hawaii/write a post about trip
Back up all data and sell old computer
Get vintage Lilly Pulitzer dress hemmed/altered in time for Tulum trip – Technically accomplished because I had this dress altered, and I picked it up February 8. But the lady kind of messed it up, so now I need to take it back.
Finish barstools – Barstools complete, January 1.
Post a “how to” about editing photos on an iPhone
Find a way to display some of my Instagram photos in my house
Frame all of my new Cassidy prints and the pelican print I bought last year – Framed two Cassidy prints and the pelican print, July 15.
Start a new business – Started a new business, July 1.
Post in this blog more

The Usual
Go horseback riding
Go ice skating
Go surfing
Attend a few good concerts – Hullabahoos @ The Sandler Center, January 9. Reel Big Fish/Less Than Jake @ The Norva, January 31. Zac Brown Band @ the Amphitheater, June 5.
See a few good plays – Salome @ Harrison Opera House, February 3. Legally Blonde, The Musical @ The Sandler Center, April 18.
Read at least 10 good books – Villa Incognito by Tom Robbins, Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed, A Little Princess by Francis Hodgson Burnett, The Mystery of the Crimson Ghost by Phyllis A. Whitney (you can purchase this classic gem for $.01 on Amazon…), And One For All by Theresa Nelson (end phase of reading favorite books from age 13), Shark Dialogues by Kiana Davenport, The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins, Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter, The Overnight Socialite by Bridie Clark
Make a new resolution every month:
January: Stop fiddling with my resolutions in Evernote, and put them on my blog where they belong – Posted, January 18.
February: (Nicole said this counts, so I’m posting it.) Pay off my car – Paid off, February 21.
March: Plan trip to Spain, and grow more trees than Jeff – FAIL. Never planned trip to Spain. Just did a bunch of stuff when we got there. Growing more trees than Jeff was a pretty stupid resolution.
April: Fail.
May: Fail.
June: Uh…I don’t even know. I’ll be happy if I write another blog post before July. – Aha! Accomplished!
July: Convince my landlord to fix the broken gutter/piece of my roof at my house