Lantern Festival

Lantern Festival
Nighttime, Lantern Festival.

Saturday, December 31, 2011

My Little Office.

I just moved to my little studio apartment in New York City, 'The City', in capitals, to New Yorkers. I was speaking to somebody in the south of New Jersey about my non-need of a car since moving to the city, and he asked, 'Which city?'.  Which goes to show, you don't take for granted you're the center of the world.

And here's my little office, all 10' x 8' of it, by eyeball measurement. It's the loft, which you ascend to via an antique black cast iron winding staircase that I'm rather fond of, so I polish it now and then. I haven't started speaking to it yet.

 My computer takes pride of place on the 3' x 2 1/2' computer table in the  corner between the top of the staircase and the wall. The printer is behind it on a shelf  which is part of the table. Below the table  proper is a small sliding shelf for my note book, and below that, a tiny shelf  for  'Most Important Mail'.  Isn't it neat, how computer tables are designed? There's even a footrest.  My daughter got it on sale from Ikea for $12. Used to be over $40. I love bargains
I have one of those little plastic round  rotating things with  lots of compartments, for pens, scissors, glasses, keys etc. I'm all set for my second career.
By choice, this is also my bedroom, so the rest of the apartment downstairs, with its beautiful polished wood floor, can be kept in visitor-condition.  My bed is a wonderful Posturepedic single mattress and box-spring on the floor. Talk about a great night's rest!  I get it all right. My lights go out when my light goes out. Zzzzzz.

I digress. This little office is where I'll make my living writing, something I've wanted to do all those years I was a nurse. The grey matter is a little rusty, lazy and reluctant, but I'm polishing it bit by bit. I've taken on Internet Affiliate Marketing, and I'll keep you posted how I'm doing as time goes by.

I have great faith in my little office.

note to: 'the beach house...'

Actually, the last post was a 'comment' to Alan Kerlik's ' the beach house, build it and they will come', not meant as my own post at all. It just happened that way and I'm not tech-savvy enough to correct it. Anyhow, hope you enjoyed reading it. I sure enjoyed writing it!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

The Beach House: Build it and they will come

The Beach House: Build it and they will come
Mark, I love little frog ponds. I wanted to build one when I lived upstate New York, but there was no water feature nearby and I didn't have the muscles to dig enough of a hole.
I ended up digging raised beds for veggies instead and never saw a frog anywhere, just lots of slugs. Do frogs eat slugs?
Anyway, have you had any lady frogs and tadpoles yet? We captured frog eggs when we were in second grade in Malaysia and raised them till they could hop away. They provided a lot of entertainment to us kids. We didn't know TV then.
Please continue writing about your frog pond.