June 12, 2006

Working at home.

Ah, summer.

Working at home.

Working at home.

31 comments:

Dave said...

And no doubt you're wearing shorts, right?

katiebakes said...

does this mean you decided not to move?

Ann Althouse said...

Dave: I'm not even wearing short sleeves. It's cool here today.

Katie: My house is on the market.

AJ Lynch said...

Katie beat me to it. So I will ask if the view from the condo is as relazing and wooded?

And if you are wearing shorts, show us some leg dammit.

Ann Althouse said...

AJ: There are many legs in those pictures.

MadisonMan said...
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MadisonMan said...

Dave: I'm not even wearing short sleeves. It's cool here today.

Even I'm wearing long pants today. The bike ride into work at 5:30 this morning was brisk.

John Jenkins said...

Thank God the courthouse doesn't open until 0900.

Bissage said...

Might I humbly suggest you invite a few delightful, charming and entertaining guests?

Really, they're not like lizards, at all. Not much, anyway.

word verfification: lmpne. As in lmpnee, lmpnee, lmpnee. It's their special song. Just for you.

Dave said...

5:30? In the morning? On a bike?

Wow, you're a dedicated worker.

Mr. Magoo said...

AJ: Ann's not going to show any leg! She mercilessly made fun of that man in shorts, so don't expect her to provide the grounds for similar treatment.

Ya gotta wonder, though, why the woman so obsessed with tits?

I have a theory.

Ann Althouse said...

Re birds. There are plenty of them. Cardinals are nesting somewhere here. I see them all the time. They don't need my help finding food though. There's food everywhere.

I have chipmunks this year for the first time. I don't know what it was that suddenly made my yard appealing to them. Did the neighbor's cat die, maybe?

Bissage said...

Ann: Cardinals are cool. They are well-behaved and the Lady Cardinals are even prettier than the Boy Cardinals, IMHO.

Regarding your neighbor's ex-cat: Better sell your place, quick, before these dirty little bastards realize your place is unguarded.

P.S. In real life they're much uglier than the picture and they are garden pests.

Ann Althouse said...

Hmmm.... well, rabbits are more noticeable this year too.

Ricardo said...

Your second picture makes a wonderfully soft "greenish" desktop background on my laptop. Replacing the previously "reddish" overview picture of the Brady museum in Cuernavaca. So thanks. The green is very relaxing.

Dave said...

Is the computer stand as unsturdy as it looks?

It looks really cool and modern but also wobbly.

Perhaps I'm wrong...

Ann Althouse said...

Dave: No, it's very cleverly designed. The upright post is at an angle. The base will fit under an armchair -- it slides easily. The height is easy to adjust, and the top can be set at an angle. It's a pretty cherry wood too. From the Levenger catalog. Not outdoor furniture at all.

Ann Althouse said...

If you want one, buy it here.

Wickedpinto said...

Sweet digs babe.

Jennifer said...

Ah, Levenger. One of those catalogs where I want one or two of EVERYTHING.

I can see why you sometimes need to escape to a cafe to get down to business. I could get distracted and daydreamy pretty quickly on that beautiful deck.

Ann Althouse said...

Yeah, at one point I was just staring at a chipmunk for a long time. Later, I was whistling at a bird...

Dave said...

Thanks Ann. Will have to look into that. Could be useful.

Ruth Anne Adams said...

Just think: in about 100 years, Sippican can redesign that table.

Maxine Weiss said...

If Sippican were the designer, you can bet there'd be armrests on that chair!

Right?

Peace, Maxine

Maxine Weiss said...

That table needs a pitcher of lemonade, or sun tea.

Do the floorboards rattle and make noise?

Peace, Maxine

Tibore said...

"Yeah, at one point I was just staring at a chipmunk for a long time. Later, I was whistling at a bird..."

Heh... that's my problem too, when I work outside: I get distracted by the wildlife.

Problem is, when inside, I get distracted by 1) The wildlife outside, and 2) The internet. And number 2's a real biggie, since I work in computing support and am therefore in front of a computer all day. :)

All in all, being distracted by the wildlife with the laptop on the picnic table outside is far more enjoyable than being distracted by the internet on the workstation indoors.

SippicanCottage said...

It's a lovely scene, but barren. What you need is a sack back or comb back windsor chair, with a travished saddle seat for comfort. The arms splay wide to keep from interfering with your typing. When you lean forward, you can hook your heels on the stretchers - good for your back, and the motility keeps you from getting buttsore.

The little writing table has a tooled leather top for writing, but you can't work at it comfortably because of its proportions. A Hepplewhite tapered leg stand or card table would be better. Tiger maple with holly inlay would be fine. A green baize covered pull out flat drawer would be better to write at than the leather top.

The Shakers made tripod candle stands that did the work of the little typing table. Super light. The tripod configuration allows you to avoid knocking your shins on the legs. Two little drawers hanging under for you pencils and pens if you like; sometimes adapted with a slanted lidded lap desk on top of the tripod -- easy to set up and write at or type. They used them to sew at too. Elegant, with no more decoration than the "modern" thing.

Mahogany deck. Pierced saracenic patterned balustrade. Gin and tonic. Take the rest of the day off, and amuse yourself poisoning the squirrels.

Ann Althouse said...

The chair is one of these. I find it very comfortable, though I'd prefer it to have shorter legs. I need a footstool with it (and I'm average height for a woman). I like that it doesn't have arms, because I usually sit in cross-legged and need room for my legs.

But that description of furniture is very interesting! It sounds lovely. The little table is something that was my parents', one of three nesting tables.

knoxgirl said...

Wht I need is for Sippican to design a line of furniture for Target!

anon1L said...

What we really want to know Prof. is with all that beautiful scenery to distract you... when are we going to get our exam grades?

Ann Althouse said...

Sorry, IL. I'm almost done. Tomorrow (plus processing).