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Do you ever have those days where you sit down to log into a program you are in literally every day at work and suddenly your brain shimmies sideways and you can't remember your password?

You know the visual cue you based it on, you know what it is, but just can't remember what number/capital substitutions you used?

You realize that you're over-thinking this, and do other things for a while: have another cup of coffee, check in on your flist, walk away from your desk to change the scenery.

Then you sit back down to log in and are still so brain twisted that the basic muscle memory of typing this password for SIX MONTHS won't kick in.

You try more distraction.  You know there are only so many options because you know the basic idea so you try to roll through all of them, but you're a person and not a program and that is slow and annoying and dammit I should know my own password!

Finally you email the admin and ask them to reset for you, feeling like an incredible idiot, but needing to get some work done.

Welcome to my morning.  I suppose I should have been changing this password anyway, but dude!  I seriously still cannot remember what it is and despite the fact that it's no longer the password to anything this is going to drive me nuts.

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All. The. Time.

And today when I tried to punch in my entry code to go into my office after going to the Fed Ex box, I totally blanked. I punch this code in sometimes 10-15 times a day, depending on if I have meetings on another floor or if I go to lunch... But the more I thought about it, the less numbers I could come up with. I had to knock and have a co-worker let me in!

Not just you! :-)

I am incredibly heartened by the fact that it's not just me. And you hit it exactly, the more you think about it, the less chance you have of remembering.

I've been working on changing all the passwords in the wake of the heartbleed thing so that may have been a piece of the issue, but grrr.

And hey, long time no see!

My problem is usually more so that the programs I work with at work are, for the most part, programs I program. So if for some reason I forget my password, I can reset it. But then the next day, I find myself remembering the one I had ostensibly forgot and not what I'd just reset it to.

I sat down in the office today (I had worked from home on Thursday) and realized at least one piece of what I had entirely wrong last week, but whatever that password was my brain seems to have erased it entirely.

Heh, it figures right? The brain is a twisty thing.

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