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Daily Survey #1

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Goal: Blog more.

Strategy: Daily survey.


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):


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:


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.

“The cloud is about breaking down walls between people and information. Not building a new set of islands in the sky.”

John Case, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Office Division

Happy Halloween

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I didn’t dress up for Halloween this year, but I did facilitate a costume contest at work by setting up an intranet page where people could vote online, which is more up my alley these days than dressing up anyway. (Halloween was more exciting in my 20s.) My lack of celebration today consisted of not wearing black and orange, not switching on the battery-operated fake candles in my pirate-themed craft pumpkins I carved in 2009, not handing out any candy since no one goes trick-or-treating at any of the places I have ever lived since moving to Virginia Beach, and increasing my pumpkin production to 51.6 per second in Cookie Clickers

I also managed to squeeze in getting my first ever flu shot (you know I hate shots), and I found out my parents are ditching me for Christmas to go to my brother’s ship’s homecoming in Florida. Then I went horseback riding in my work clothes because I was too lazy to change.

I stopped by Target on my way home to pick up some feline supplies because J is taking care of the kitties while I go to a wedding in Pennsylvania this weekend. Do you know how many people go to Target on Halloween? About six. Do you know what goes on at Target on Halloween? They put out holiday items. That seems premature to me, but whatever. I guess that’s why I don’t run a Target for a living.

Christmas Wrapping” is already stuck in my head, so bring on the rest of the holidays. I’m ready.

P.S. I should be packing for my trip to PA, but since I’m determined to celebrate Halloween in some way, I am watching Vampire Diaries on my DVR. I probably shouldn’t admit that on the internet. Oops.

Words Per Minute

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People often comment on the sheer celerity with which I type, so today, I decided to challenge myself with an online typing test to see just how quick of a typist I really am. In the process, I received some surprisingly decent unsolicited party planning advice. This website is better than a fortune cookie. I’m not sure how you’re supposed to get an accurate score if your typing is interrupted by laughing out loud at your desk, but it was a much-needed little break from the proposals I was working on all day.

P.S. I type 99 WPM. =)