I just realized, thanks to my happy sidebar, that I went about 45 minutes with my office in silence.
This is not the way I work. I almost always have to have music. When your brain works as mine does—it needs to multi-task—something like background music is a near-necessity.
I’ve been slaving away on an Excel spreadsheet that deals with our investigation of … yesterday’s frustrations—which really aren’t new, but the reactions are—and I realized, when I came up for air, that it was stone silent in my office.
This reminds me of the conversation that I had with Jeff, Rick, and Kat the other night. Jeff and Rick are primarily coder-types at work, and they don’t see how I multi-task and get anything done. Most of the time, my job doesn’t require 100% of my CPU cycles … but I guess that making this Excel sheet did there for a bit.
I need to run =COUNTA(A8:A130) and see if I still have a brain…