When darling blogger Dapper Kid tagged me to share where I blog, and the things around me while I do so, I knew that I could not risk an allergy to cabbage, so I would have to complete this task.
It is so delayed, and the pictures are not of the best quality because I am still awaiting the arrival of my new Nikon! Also, my computer completely crashed and is in the shop, so I am using my roommate's computer (which is why there is no picture of my computer in this - and as an excuse for my blogging delay).
1. Once you are tagged, post a picture of where you blog.
2. Feel free to tell us a little about your space, or explain certain items in more detail. Or not.
3. Link back Daddy Likey's original post.
4. Tag five other bloggers to show their blog spots.
5. If you are tagged and do not participate, you will become allergic to cabbage.
While I am at home, I am rarely in my bedroom, unless I am sleeping. I enjoy being downstairs with my family, so I usually do my blogging in the midst of all the chaos going on downstairs - the dog is barking too loudly, my dad came home from work and just surprised my mom saying that we'll be having clients over in forty minutes for dinner - something is always going on. I usually find myself sitting on the floor, propped up against the couch and wrapped in my favorite warm blanket, while I tune out everything else going on and blog about whatever I am currently interested in. My house has a very open floor plan - there are no walls between the kitchen, family room and dining room, so my mom is always up asking me what I'm blogging about today, or sitting with me catching up on whatever Perez has to say (she has also seen quite a few of your blogs and thinks I have some very talented blogging friends!).
This is where I usually am camped out. I prop myself up with one of my mom's zebra pillows (which I had originally thought were tacky but they are now growing on me).
This blanket is constantly wrapped around my body, for the softness and because my house is usually an Arctic temperature (I blame all the windows).
I am perpetually hungry. I don't know if it is out of boredom, or what, but whenever I blog, I am always munching on something, or especially drinking something (I prefer La Croix seltzer in lime or a delicious Pellegrino). Luckily, my parents have a mini fridge stocked with just drinks, so I don't have to walk that whole extra twenty feet to the big fridge. That would be much too much of a hassle ;)
Once I get back to school, it becomes a whole different situation, especially because now instead of having a whole house to roam through and find a good and comfortable spot for blogging, I am confined to a room the size of a closet which I share with someone else (let me tell you, it is a struggle making the closet space work!). My roommate and I have made the best of it - we bunk our beds to allow space for a couch, and we try to keep things relatively neat and organized (she is much more organized and neat than I am though, though she is inspiring me to get better!).
I can never find myself sitting at a desk doing work - I crave comfort when I'm doing things and the thought of sitting in a chair with my long legs confined to a small space gives me the chills (I know, dramatic much?!). My desk has become more of an extra surface for me to put all my crap - scattered with things that I usually am grabbing at the last minute when I run out the door late for class, or work, or to pick up a friend. I really do try and clean it...but things just accumulate so much that I give up. I consider it an organized mess :) I think it's quite obvious that this poor desk has never been studied on, wouldn't you say?
Being at school definitely does not change the fact that I am always hungry. I try to eat healthy - my mom is BIG into organic, Whole Foods and Trader Joe's, so I justify all my snacking to myself :) My school favorites are raw sunflower seeds, Trader Joe's white pomegranate tea, and Annie's organic mac and cheese. Yum!
As I lay sprawled on the lovely carpet (which is a stunning mix of orange, green, tan and off white), behind me is a huge bulletin board. This once very bland beige board is now covered with an array of things - articles from magazines that A or I thought were especially funny or cute, parking tickets and court summons (whoops), both of our calendars (mine is Tim Walker's), jewelry, notes that we write each other, and my favorite thing - our quotes. She and I say so many stupid/funny things so often that we decided to write them all down. This started out as just one mass quote paper (written in all different color Sharpies, so it's at least pretty to look at) and then stemmed to our stupid quotes, where we write down the dumb things that each other has said. For example, when A thought that a komodo dragon was someone who dressed up in a costume and put on a show, that immediately went up on the stupid quote wall. It sounds very immature of us as I'm writing this, but that's okay.
My side of the jewelry wall, basically for all my oversized necklaces. The rest are crammed in a jewelry box somewhere, and I do wish I could remember where I put them...
I'm ashamed that I don't have more books here at school, but quite honestly, my love for reading is squashed by the amount of reading I have to do for all my classes. So I do the best I can :) (I do think that I've been reading In Cold Blood for the past three months though).
Since A and I are both elementary education majors, we have to do a considerable amount of artwork for our classes. So I now present to you, the museum of A and A.
I do hope that wasn't terribly boring for you all.
The fantastic people that I would like to tag are:
Amy at My Pointe of View.
Jocelyn at Pieces of Jocelyn.
Molly at Ashcan Rantings.
Amy at AmyNicola-ox.
Eddie at The Maverick Life.
Carrie at Couture Carrie.
Lindsay at La Belle Vie.
Elizabeth at Unbeweavable.
Nicole at Loquaciousness.
Enjoy darlings. And make the most out of your last day of the weekend!
Listening to: The Doberman - Kasabian.