1. Sometimes it’s best if there are layers of sound. It prevents me from spacing out too much. Today, the jazz radio station is in French, which makes the commercials much easier to bear. But I put my headphones on over this because I’m going to listen to Neon Indian and Broken Social Scene.
2. I buy a cup of black coffee and pay for a refill in advance. It gives me something to look forward to, that promise of a second cup.
3. This morning I set my Microsoft Word spelling and grammar preferences so that I can see my readability statistics. I thoroughly enjoy monitoring my Flesch Reading Ease and my Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level.