Thursday, September 11, 2014


I've been a little busy.

What's new?

Here is a list of things that have happened since I last updated my blog:

- I accidentally sat on some people on the bus
- I killed a giant spider by trapping it in a cup and then flushing it down the toilet
- Someone tried to get me to join a cult.  I declined.
- I watched TWO movies
- I ate deep fried french toast.  Again.
- I have been trained on how to make songs for a new app
- I am now dabbling in QA
- I went to my first happy hour at my newer workplace.
- I FINALLY had a blue drink.
- Found my spine
- Ate a lot of ice cream
- Facetimed for the first time
- Housed a visitor
- Moved offices - kind of

Other things happened, but those are the main points.

Or at least the ones I'm willing to speak about publicly.

Otherwise, I'd have to kill all who read this.  So.  Like 2 people.

Sunday, August 24, 2014



What IS ContentCon?

We have a content team at my workplace, and we basically create all of the content for the apps that our company makes.  Most of us are all around Northern California, but we also have a New Yorker and a fellow from Japan.  This week, we all came in and gathered together for the first time.


Having been on all types of teams before, from awesome and supportive to distrustful and sabotaging, I appreciate the fact that I love my content team so much.  They are the smart, nice, funny, silly, awesome people I had hoped to find.

Wednesday was basically us working together all day, having dinner (did I have a burger that had chili and a hot dog on it?  Yes, yes I did.  NAILED IT).  I then hung out with the NYer and Japaner who were staying together.

At around 11pm, I conquered a first.

I went to a club.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Cello Love - ZZ Ward's Last Love Song

Because I liked this song so much and it got stuck in my head for so long, I thought I'd do a cello arrangement.

However, there were some problems due to the fact that my PC laptop isn't exactly a laptop anymore.  Since the top isn't completely attached to the lap part anymore, I had to plug the display into my tv in order to edit.  Any little jiggle meant the picture would cut out.

Because of this, I thought I'd use my Mac to do the sound editing part.  The only "problem" is that it sounds a lot different on my Mac than my PC, so when I exported the sound file and sent it to my PC, it was very very different.



Because of this, I had to play with my sound a few times and export it a few times.  Eventually I just gave up, though.



Also, editing the video on my tv was surprisingly difficult!

It's time for a new PC laptop, really.  I will buy one in the next few weeks, I suspect.

My Mac is my laptop for work, and I'd like to keep them separated.  Also, after two months of working on a Mac I have to tell ya....I don't get the hype.  I mean, it's better at some things than my PC, but not enough to justify the price difference between the two (even though I didn't actually pay for the Mac).  Even if they were the same price, however, I'd choose a PC for non-work related things.


Off topic.

Here's the vid:


You guys....ZZ Ward favorited my tweet and responded to it :)


Friday, August 8, 2014

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Workaholic = Boring Naoko

I have old lady tendencies to begin with, but constantly working has made me even more boring than normal.



Today I got proposed to.

By a stranger.

While walking to Safeway.

Friday, July 25, 2014


My day started with me waking up without hitting my snooze button.  WHAT?!  Yeah.  That happened.

I was excited, thinking I'd get a slightly earlier start to my day.  I was early enough to take the good bus (the one that doesn't have people who yell at nobody or hit themselves or smell particularly badly).  5 minutes, here it comes.  3 minutes!  1 minute!  Arriving!  20 minutes?  Wait, what??!!


My bus didn't come.

When I looked up to see where my non-good bus, I knew I was too slow to catch it and then it was another long wait for THAT one.

Instead, I waited for the good bus for 20 minutes.  I also decided then would be a good time to download Uber because I have a coupon (I know people...or one guy).  But it was taking forEVER to download and by the time my bus came 20 minutes later it still hadn't downloaded.

I got to the office 30 minutes later than normal rather than my planned 15 minutes earlier.  <<< petulant sulk >>>  Fortunately, startups tend not to have set start and end times, so nobody really cares except me.

After a few hours of work, we took a break to sing Happy Birthday and have....FOUR different kinds of cake!  You know how, when you get a group of people to sing Happy Birthday, it always sounds terrible?

Not at:
1.) A music teacher staff meeting
2.) A music startup company

It was pretty awesome to hear a group that large sing that well.

Did I eat a giant slice of cake for lunch?


I then packed up my stuff and went to job #2.

It was hot.

Not FRESNO hot, but definitely San Francisco hot.  By the time I got to my next job, I was a hot mess.  Literally.  At least I carry around a folding fan for such occasions.

After our meeting, we went upstairs for a party/happy hour.

On my way home, while waiting for the bus, there was a parade of bicyclists.  I got waved at, seeing as how I was the only person on the street waiting for the bus, and there were no other people around.  I saw two naked guys wearing top hats.  Does it count as "naked" if you're wearing a jaunty hat?  All I could think was, 1.) I feel like that must be uncomfortable and 2.) I wouldn't want to be the bicyclist behind these guys.

Good motivation to be at the front of the pack.

I also ran into a friend on the bus on my way home.

I had intentions of exercising, but have decided that it is too hot and I ate and drank too much to exercise.

Ah, San Francisco.  Your days are so odd.  :)

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Things just got musical

My freshman year of college, I was submerged into my Music Theory class.

I lived with two sorority girls (don't know how THAT happened), one of whom was nice and the other was...less so.

I have a vivid memory of sitting at my desk, doing my music theory homework, and quietly humming to myself.  That's the thing about music theory homework: you need to sing a little bit and probably don't realize you're doing it.  (This made finals and midterms especially comical.)

All of a sudden, she yelled, "CAN YOU STOP THAT?!"

I had no idea what she was talking about.


"Oh.  Sorry, I was doing my music homework.  I didn't realize I was singing."

<<< insert sad face here >>>