I thought the beautiful weather would cheer me up today, but I’m just feeling kind of blah, kind of yuck. So, in hopes of making myself feel better I’m going to use a very basic template for my blog post today and hopefully turn it into something interesting to read. A little challenge on this Thursday evening, if you will.
Remember early in the Facebook days when everyone was doing those “top five things” lists? Top five albums from the 90s, top five actors they want to make-out with, top five things I can reach from where I sit? Well, I’m going to tell you a little story about my home office and five things in it that I absolutely love.
1) Move posters: There are several hanging in my house, but there are two in my office that I’m a huge fan of (both the posters and the movies themselves): You Can Count on Me and Requiem For a Dream. Two very different movies, sure, but both lovely and beautifully sad. Both were given to me by Swoosh (my brother) as we saw both of these movies together in the theatre and I instantly loved them both. He’s a good man, that brother of mine.
2) The yellow chair: The chair is now dubbed the “mad men” chair as it is from that era. This chair sat in the basement of my grandma’s house for years and oh how I pined for it. It came to live in my office last year and has finally given up its basementy smell. I love that my cats tend to sleep on it during the day while I’m working.
3) The drafting desk: I’ve always had huge, wooden, clunky office desks made for desktop computers. I knew the second I got a laptop that I was going to streamline. Now I have a drafting table that I use as a desk that I can also use when I’m sketching or crafting in general which happens way less than I would like. It’s nice to know that I’ve got the space available, though.
4) The bed: If you know me, you know I’m a bad sleeper, and the bed comes in handy when the guy is sleeping and I’m up late working on something because I can’t sleep. I doubly love the bed because it’s a twin with just enough room for me and it’s dressed in the same bed clothes I had during my college dorm days. They’re definitely immature but worth the sacrifice for a daily bit of nostalgia.
5) The bulletin boards: Again very immature but I could care less. I cover these with different things depending on my mood to inspire me, to make me laugh, or to make me feel thoughtful. It’s nice to look up when I’m working and see things I love: a bumper sticker that says, “Impeach Bush”; a Penny Arcade comic; tickets to an upcoming concert; a picture of two roads diverged in a yellow wood.
There are many other things I love about this room of my own, but I’ll leave you with five. I’m off to do some work.