Listening: Far Gone and Out by Jesus and Mary Chain.
Reading (perhaps quality): Guernica: The Biography of a Twentieth-Century Icon by Gijs van Hensbergen
Reading (definitely pulp): Nothing.
January 16, 2006
Have barely started packing and am feeling way nostalgic about my current-soon-to-be-former apartment. Its been over 3 and a half years here, I bought all my furniture with this space in mind, etc etc etc. And I know that I'll be able to make things work in the next place too. But still, a few of my favorite line-sights of the place (before I have to take it apart):
I had my desk in the dining room when
I first moved in, then moved it out for a couple of years, then just
moved it back in and wonder why I ever had it any other way. I love
being able to see the seasons out the window, though the occasional
bird or squirrel on the air conditioner window unit or sill outside
is a little freaky.
So yup, was able to move down from
three to two bookcases. Would like to bring all three with me but I
just don't think there's a way. So the third one that I bought years
and years ago from a friend of a friend, then gave to D
when I moved to California, then she gave back to me when I moved back,
well it looks like it'll finally be passing out of our collective ownership(s).
In the meantime, Anna likes it as a place
Think I should be able to fit the turquoise
naugahyde bench in somewhere in the new place. Well I'll have to because
there's no way I'm getting rid of it. The table can fold to being half
the size its at now which I think will be necessary. As for the lights,
I'll have to see what I can rig up. And the idea of leaving the fabulous
carpets (the new place has wall-to-wall) makes me way sad.
Finally found a good place for the cake plate/pedestal/occasionally-a-vase thing I got years ago. Some of the stones on it are falling off - though I mean to keep gluing them on (and actually own a glue gun) it never seems to happen.
This shot is yet another great shot
of the not-to-be-kept carpets. Actually asked a friend of mine if she
wanted to have them and she said no. She has a completely different
design aesthetic so I wasn't surprised and was actually a bit relieved.
Would have been sad to see them in someone else's house, I think.
My television is old and
wood-paneled. Carmen has mentioned about 18
million times that if I wanted a new one I would get one and she's right
- this one works fine and I like the look of it. Most everything else
in the place looks old and the look of the tv fits in perfectly. Atop
it I have some candles (all well protected), and those are the remaining
two bookcases next to it.
Its things like this that are my favorite. I love how the squares in the carpet echo the (but don't match) the squares in the flooring. Then the chair with straight lines and some slight curves almost blends with the floor before it links itself back with the carpet.
Wow, I really have been hitting too
many museum exhibit catalogs lately.
This is all to the left of the chair.
I have the photos in front of the right window because I usually open
up the left and don't need them blowing off the sill. The blinds are
horrid but I like how their horizontal lines abut against the vertical
ones of the radiator (equally horrid but very good at keeping the place
warm). Have had the couch for a few years now and love it - the microfiber
is soft and the color pretty-even-for-a-taupe.
So that's enough procrastination/nostalgia for one day - time to really really start packing. Wish me luck?
Doing (life and related tasks): Enjoying the day off...
Doing (crafty stuff): Actually packing that stuff up.
Wanting: This all to be done already.
Anticipating: Some coffee in a little bit.
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