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Working Away from Home 
12th-Nov-2008 05:59 pm
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Home Working Setup
Originally uploaded by innerbrat
This here is the set up I have in Bing's kitchen, while she and her flatmates are at work, so I can get on with PhD work.

Yes, I do really like the format of Flikr-powered blog posts. I'm a visual person, dammit, and I like the pictures.

On Friday morning, before the wedding, I was woken up by a horrible, loud, objectional talk-radio sound, and I was confused and a little angry. Was Drakhen watching TV offensively loud early in the morning? Were the boys downstairs being inconsiderately loud neighbours?

Then as I woke up a little more I realised it was the loud radio of Bing's flatmate I had been warned about and that meant I WAS WAKING UP NEXT TO BING and I rolled over and there were snuggles and allwas right with the world. The end.

I don't know if I'm just good at changing environments, or whether it's that Bing and her flatmates are just so awesome, but I'm really digging how much I feel at home here. I'm helping to cook and trying to not be a parasitic guest (though I'm notoriously bad at noticing when I'm being lazy and unhelpful >_>)

Anyway, I'll have beenhere for a week as of tomorrow, and it's simultaneously good that I can be relaxed about it and depressing that that's already a significant chunk of my month gone.I'm going with good, because it's been a packed week.

The wedding took up three days - Friday through Sunday, I worked on Monday and today, and yesterday Bing and I went to the Boston Museum of Science to see a talk by Rocker Bing for Veterans Day and to meet all of Bing's cute fluffy (and beautiful scaly) colleagues in the Live Animal Centre.

For the record, I do and did wear a poppy on both Sunday and yesterday. I may not have observed a two minutes silence, but I think awareness and remembrance are important things to carry with you. At the wedding itself I wore a white poppy, the meaning of which only I knew over here, but I have a large silk RBL poppy for Sunday brunch.

And tomorrow I get to spend the day with Ana! I now have a cell phone, by the way, the number available on request. However, do me a favour and don't call me onit outside of emergencies - the US system charges one to receive calls. What's that about?
Opinions 
12th-Nov-2008 06:27 pm (UTC)
I love your mouse. XD
12th-Nov-2008 06:31 pm (UTC)
My kiddie sized ladybird? Me too! It's RILLY COMFY.

I would like to see more mouses designed for smaller hands. If only the idea of 'computer equipment for women' wouldn't inundate the market with icky pink shit.
12th-Nov-2008 07:36 pm (UTC)
I should warn you that the SailPunk mouse will be a large wooden box with two hand cranks that move the pointer around.
12th-Nov-2008 07:40 pm (UTC)
Assuming it's not a real mouse, I think the sailpunk mouse should be all wood and rope.
12th-Nov-2008 07:48 pm (UTC)
Oh yes it certainly is. Just that rather than physically moving a little box with the cursor in it (as it were), you have a big box and the cursor moves around within the whole thing through a system of cogs pulleys and strings...
12th-Nov-2008 08:34 pm (UTC)
Then as I woke up a little more I realised it was the loud radio of Bing's flatmate I had been warned about and that meant I WAS WAKING UP NEXT TO BING and I rolled over and there were snuggles and allwas right with the world. The end.

Eeeeee!
13th-Nov-2008 02:41 am (UTC)
Joy of Cooking! Yay! That's always out in our kitchen, too. I made English Muffins from it last week. First time. It's fun out here to see what things I used to be able to buy back home I can reproduce here.
13th-Nov-2008 08:52 am (UTC)
Snuggles are good. Aaand so are animals. Scaly snuggles are even better.
13th-Nov-2008 08:53 am (UTC)
The 'mericans CHARGE to RECEIVE phone calls?

... the fuck?
13th-Nov-2008 03:51 pm (UTC)
Bing:
"It's called capitalism, Weaves. You'll find out about it when your government giveyou your internet back."
13th-Nov-2008 08:18 pm (UTC)
ZING!

*cries quietly into tissue, etc*
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