stuff on my desk

The worst that can happen is you get four shots of espresso…

1. Saturday I got up early and went to work. I got there by 9am. The Starbucks was closed. I am sure there were a million open but I didn’t want to go to a different one. I got a Dunkin Donuts Latte. I then worked until about 4. The best thing about the day was that at least some friends from ticketing were working so I could go bother them a bit. And Ron brought me a Pez dispenser! From the “biblical story” Kung Fu Panda. My desk is beginning to look like his.

Stuff on my desk

2. Saturday night I came home from work and sat at my computer and worked until about 1am. I am really being too anal and nitpicky and spending way too much time on things no one else cares about. But I guess that is what I am paid to do.

3. I have determined that the only way to work from home is to have a movie playing that you have already seen and kind of like but not love. If there is no movie, it is too quiet. If it is a really good movie you pay too much attention. If there is nothing good on you will flip stations uncontrollably for hours. If it is porn you really can’t concentrate on work at all.

4. I probably should keep my external hard drive somewhere where I won’t constantly drop it.

5. I went in to Starbucks to get some caffeine to keep me working. I ordered a grande espresso truffle. Dude at the counter after making it says “I don’t remember if I put an coffee in this. He then gave me two more shots and said “The worst that can happen is you get four shots of espresso.” I am very very buzzed right now. Good thing I will need to be up all night working. Because I am definitely not sleeping any time soon.

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  • Walter
    January 25, 2009at11:27 pm

    I watched most of 24 while working from home. You don’t really need to pay that much attention to it. If you hit an action scene you rewind a couple minutes and focus on it.
    Not like like that helps. I know you already marathoned through it.
    Ambient and classical music works too ya know.

  • val
    January 26, 2009at12:06 am

    now that i have seen the 24s 24s could work. But I often had to watch episodes of new ones twice because i would forget to pay attention. Good for working I guess.
    I worked best to My Girl the other night.
    I hear classical music all day at actual work 🙂 I think it just makes me antsy.
    I can’t consentrate on anything if music with words is on because i only like music if i can sing along.
    In conclusion, I need noise and a slight amount of distractin to work well.

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